It does, you know. You just have to get it hot enough.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A comparison of two task lists separated by one week

Monday, 4 May 2009:

  • finish final project for Interactive Technology and Live Performance
  • prepare presentation for end-of-Masters presentation
  • prepare 18″x24″ presentation board for drawing class
  • remove installed “Art That Learns” project from Children’s museum
  • prepare for final “Art That Learns” crit
  • attend crits, give presentations, etc.

Monday, 11 May 2009:

  • Start catching up on 3 year backlog of comic books
  • FInally watch Farscape’s last season
  • Ride bicycle someplace and back
  • Get brake fluid for ’81 R80G/S, order engine gasket rebuild kit
  • Order 30# of live crawfish for post-graduation boil-n-bbq.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

CHI ’09

Heading out to CHI ’09 soon, stop by the Carnegie Mellon tables and say “hi” should you get a chance.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

A place for one-line posts

I hate writing and reading blog posts that are just “hey, I found a thing!”. Write 100-200 words about why I should look at it, and maybe I will check it out. But if I’m reading your blog, I want to see completed, coherent thoughts, not follow a tiny url to a picture of a lolcat that you thought was particularly amusing for less than 5 seconds.

Twitter, however, seems to be the perfect place for those one-liners that people feel free to ignore if they’re busy.

You can follow my “look at it if you’re bored” stream at allartburns.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Come visit us at Frostburn 2009!

Frostburn is a “regional burn”, where local Burning Man types get together for a Burning Man style event. Frostburn is one of the few, if only, regional burns where survival is as much of an issue as it is in Black Rock City. Last year, temperatures were in the teens to the 20s and keeping warm was as important as keeping hydrated is on the playa.

We’ll be there again this year, with another Iced Tea event featuring the newly resurrected Colordome.

Join us, won’t you? I promise it will be more fun than being stuck in a lift line in some random crappy sky resort.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

one semester down, one more to go

I gave my end-of-semester talk on Tuesday. It could have gone better — I didn’t understand how to present a literature review and got nailed for that, my bad for not finding out the mechanics in advance . Overall I was happy with my presentation and the feedback, not terribly happy with the results of my research (which will go up in web form very soon).

The short of it is I’d picked an output for haptic feedback that for me was really problematic outside of research/experiment conditions. I read a lot of papers saying, “I did this and it worked” but none of them mentioned the negative problems/cases for this type of output. Ok, great, so you’ve shown how to use a fubar to relate concrete data, but you fail to mention that the fubar weighs a ton, sucks power like a mofo, and is not the cheapest toy in the store.

This week I’ll re-do my literature review and make a website for my project then post links here…

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