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Monday, March 19, 2007
twittering me life away
so this is the social network software of the season. so the 'buzz' said at sxsw.
twitter was really chunky the day I signed up. so bad that I almost gave up on them.seems to be working now, so you can continue to track boring life or if you want to be a 'friend'(this ain't myspace so actually be one if you ping me, please) go to:
Posted by Thomas Asmuth at 6:58 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2007
what the hell was i thinking?!
i decided to take a class in flash it has been painfullllll.
oh well here's my first project:
I used the metaphor of orbital systems to exploit a visual dynamic about the slippery relational nature of language. The project takes the input in the second pane and transforms each word (and some punctuation) in individual bodies, sizes the body and then applies simple orbital behavior to the body...
the applied size, orbits, etc are never the same twice. the dynamics are relational and complex such as that of language itself.
wtf?? just check it out:
a video of the project where I pasted in the first two stanzas of Guy Debord's Separation Perfected, Society of Spectacle (yes this is how I experienced the text the first dozen times I read it).
Thursday, March 01, 2007
The 2007 Fang Quai Trophy
Our chairperson, Joel, has asked me to create the 2007 award trophy. The award is given to CADRE students in recognition of achievent or effort above and beyond in the service of the department.
The award is a cube in reference to prim architecture in data systems and typically the inntgrates code and abstraction. I have been racking my brain and I would like to do something with light. The rough idea is to program a PIC to flash a LED to render the message for the award.
Posted by Thomas Asmuth at 2:07 PM