“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 upon us at the end of the millennium is rather simplistic.”
—Stelarc (Australian performance artist)
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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 our product design team member Eric Sillies, and their very cool 3D printer, I came up with a product and solution to recycle the old, outdated phones into media centers.
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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 of local start-up connection, was amazing. I got a hot tip from a co-worker at LPK about the event, and my gross urge for participation in creative competitive events led me to sign up immediately. I’ve been to hackathons Read more [...]
"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 good grasp on the technicalities of your medium/tool/softeware/etc will not only determine how polished your final design looks, but also how quickly you can execute it. Fabric design has always called for a general knowledge with a Read more [...]
I have an awesome job that sometimes sends me to really interesting things, and I had a chance to grab a couple of tickets to the local TedXUCincinnati event at the University of Cincinnati.
TED talks has basically replaced what Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul used to do for me.
I was super late to the event because it's Saturday and in honor of attending a college event I slept in like I too was in college, but I was able to get there in time to see five of the ten speakers- Sean Connell, Read more [...]
It’s SPRING! And what better way to celebrate than by putting together your own floral fabric pattern? I know florals are so tired, but hear me out and maybe we can put a spin on an old classic together.
First of all you gotta find your medium.
That’s artistic media for all those who didn’t almost throw themselves out of a window over paint chips in art school.
For this particular example I used a big piece of white paper and a black sharpie. If you don’t have that you Read more [...]