lost messages

March 25, 2004 at 12:41 AM

Category: Personal

So I'm going through my projects from this year's Design class... And since I hated every single one of them, I was curious to see if there was anything that I didn't want to purge completely off my web server and erase forever out of my life.

Lo and behold, some people had actually responded to my "new media poem" (the quotes are very much needed) and I found some damn funny shit in my database. Among one of them:

"i could slip in the shower, breaking my neck. thereby lying paralyzed and slowly dying of dehydration in my own shower."

Thank you.

That totally made my week.

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re-design time

March 24, 2004 at 11:12 PM

Category: Site News

Busy..... Doing stuff..... Keep yourself entertained with this.

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Activity and Energy

March 09, 2004 at 05:20 PM

Category: Literature & Writing

An excerpt from an essay I'm writing, giving background to the inspiration for a proposal for (maybe) my 4th year project:


I was thousands of feet above the ground on an evening flight to Toronto. The cabin was quiet with most of my fellow passengers dozing in their seats as we cut through the dark sky. The interior lights were dim allowing me to peer out the tiny airplane window as I looked for signs of civilization in the darkness below.

I noted how the presence of farmers, rural homeowners and lonely truck drivers were precisely pinpointed in the speckles of lights that were far and few in between; glowing clusters indicated small towns. I wondered about all the people who must be getting ready for bed at this very moment, or perhaps they were cuddled in front of their televisions. Although I could not see actual people from this height, the electricity that flowed through the space they occupied marked their existence.

Hours passed by and finally an announcement was made to indicate that we would be approaching Toronto shortly. I will always remember the breathtaking moment of watching the clusters of lights getting bigger and closer together until finally the entire horizon exploded with illumination.

A mass of moving car headlights snaked between grids of streetlamps. Brightness emitted from the pores of all the stores and restaurants open late and from the rows upon rows of homes. At that moment, I felt that I could see the entire city from my seat in the air as if it were laid out in front of me like a map of energy.

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Sympatico Music Store announcement

March 05, 2004 at 09:22 PM

Category: Internet & Technology

Remember those days of bandwidth caps from ISPs? Okay, so not like they're still not worried about mp3 leechers but now they've decided to just run with it -- and most importantly, make some money out of it.

Bell just recently announced that they're going to open a Sympatico Music Store with the Canadian puretracks.com as the backbone.

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Toronto Star article.

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graphical programming do-hickeys

March 02, 2004 at 11:42 PM

Category: Art & Design, Internet & Technology, Personal

Here are some graphical programming environments that you can use for realtime manipulation or triggering of video, audio, etc. which are dandy tools for making installations or for VJ (video jockey) visuals. (Did I explain that right? I think so.)

Pure Data.

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