The Ocean and Machine Learning

I saw Orca whales for the first time over Labor Day Weekend and I haven’t been the same since. This google blog post about analyzing audio data with machine learning to sort out whale calls is really something.

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— for the world is movement, and you cannot be stationary in your attitude toward something that is moving. Bresson ‘Decisive Moment‘

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Art happens in the Ohio river valley. My boyfriend Phil and I are both from Cincinnati and return home every Thanksgiving for our annual feeding. This year we got luxurious and wanted to dedicate this week to art. Since I’m an adult now, I booked a few nights at the 21c Museum Hotel, and we also visited the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Contemporary Arts Center.

Art in Cincinnati

“We have become creatures that construct tools, artefacts and machines. We’ve always been augmented by our instruments, our technologies. Technology is what constructs our humanity; the trajectory of technology is what has propelled human developments. I’ve never seen the body as purely biological, so to consider technology as a kind of alien other that happens […]

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How to turn an old iPhone into a media center.

I just wrapped up a small side project at work where I wanted to explore how to give an old phone new life. LPK is generous enough to provide phones to all of us, but I wondered what happened to the old ones when we go through the inevitable annual iPhone update. With a help from…

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How To Tile Print Your Large Artwork in Illustrator

Sometimes we have artwork we need to print and review that’s just too big to show on a normal tabloid sized paper. In a pinch, it’s also way cheaper to first tile-print something for review from a normal printer, and then get your fancy large-bed print later.

How To Create a Surface Design Motif with Adobe Capture

I’m a really big Adobe CC nerd and I’ve been doing a lot of work lately digitizing motifs for pattern and surface design, and discovered a super quick way of translating IRL sketches into quick cleanable vector art for Illustrator. If you’re curious, a creator o…

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How to Create a Simple Pattern in Illustrator for a Spoonflower Test Swatch

There are tons of ways to create swatches and print fabric, but this tutorial is going to use the super-easy online service Spoonflower in combination with Adobe Illustrator. Spoonflower is a great and simple way to create an easy test swatch.

Cincinnati’s First ArtsWave Hackathon: A Survivor’s Story

The energy summoned to build something like the Tidal Art X Hackathon was worth every cease and desist letter they received for unauthorized use of Jay Z’s logo. The event, a collaboration between Cincinnati’s ArtsWave organization and Cintrifuse, an entrepreneurial engine …

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Adobe vs Kaledo vs Ned Graphics vs Etc. : The Great Technical Debate & Showdown in Textile Software

“If you want to do the job correctly, you have to have the right tools,” was a mantra of my grandfather, who was a jewelry designer and gemologist for close to 50 years of his life. I’ve always taken this to heart in my own design practice, as I 100% believe a g…

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