Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek – Multimedia Feature – NYTimes.com

Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek – Multimedia Feature – NYTimes.com


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December 27, 2012

alt.chi at CHI’13, CFP

What is alt.chi? alt.chi formed with the CHI program committee’s recognition that sometimes innovative and insightful work goes unrecognized through the standard process of review. Particularly where methodologically far afield, or critical of accepted practices, promising contributions may be systematically overlooked. Therefore, as part of a commitment to bring forth the year’s best work on human computer interaction, the program committee provides a procedural intervention in the conventional selection process: alt.chi.

Message from the alt.chi Chairs
alt.chi 2013 proudly continues the tradition of bringing substantive, thought-provoking, original work to CHI through an alternative approach. alt.chi is appropriate for submissions that prove difficult to assess through mainstream procedures, whether for reasons of methodology or content. Forum discussion allows dialogue about the potential significance of a submission, and Juried selection insures that high standards for excellence are maintained.

alt.chi hosts some of the most audacious and insightful presentations at the conference. This is the avant-garde of CHI. Therefore, we invite the submission of bold, compelling, critical, and innovative works that challenge or re-imagine human computer interaction research and design. alt.chi 2013 is methodologically inclusive and accepts reports, analyses, designs, and systematic inquiries – whether quantitative, qualitative, or both. Especially encouraged are works that speak to the conference theme of “changing perspectives” through explorations of areas currently outside the center of the field. alt.chi 2013 is an opportunity to re-shape the conversation by introducing a vibrant intellectual community to a new way of doing work. We invite you to change the game.

Daniela Rosner, UC Berkeley (soon University of Washington)
Amanda Williams, Wyld Collective, Ltd
alt.chi@chi2013.acm.org


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December 27, 2012

alt.chi at CHI’13, CFP

What is alt.chi? alt.chi formed with the CHI program committee’s recognition that sometimes innovative and insightful work goes unrecognized through the standard process of review. Particularly where methodologically far afield, or critical of accepted practices, promising contributions may be systematically overlooked. Therefore, as part of a commitment to bring forth the year’s best work on human computer interaction, the program committee provides a procedural intervention in the conventional selection process: alt.chi.

Message from the alt.chi Chairs
alt.chi 2013 proudly continues the tradition of bringing substantive, thought-provoking, original work to CHI through an alternative approach. alt.chi is appropriate for submissions that prove difficult to assess through mainstream procedures, whether for reasons of methodology or content. Forum discussion allows dialogue about the potential significance of a submission, and Juried selection insures that high standards for excellence are maintained.

alt.chi hosts some of the most audacious and insightful presentations at the conference. This is the avant-garde of CHI. Therefore, we invite the submission of bold, compelling, critical, and innovative works that challenge or re-imagine human computer interaction research and design. alt.chi 2013 is methodologically inclusive and accepts reports, analyses, designs, and systematic inquiries – whether quantitative, qualitative, or both. Especially encouraged are works that speak to the conference theme of “changing perspectives” through explorations of areas currently outside the center of the field. alt.chi 2013 is an opportunity to re-shape the conversation by introducing a vibrant intellectual community to a new way of doing work. We invite you to change the game.

Daniela Rosner, UC Berkeley (soon University of Washington)
Amanda Williams, Wyld Collective, Ltd
alt.chi@chi2013.acm.org


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December 27, 2012

prostheticknowledge:

All Lovely Stuff – DRAWING MACHINE 

London design brand creates cheap creative drawing machine with simple materials – video demonstration below:

A do-it-yourself way to make art! An oak cotton reel, peg, felt tip pen, rubber band and a small bit of wax is all that’s required to create this drawing machine that will inspire the Picasso in anyone. All materials are included in this self-assembly kit.

Obviously too late for Christmas, but more info to buy one can be found here


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December 24, 2012

“Tournedo Gorge” by Kathi Inman Berens

“Tournedo Gorge” by Kathi Inman Berens


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December 24, 2012

“Tournedo Gorge” by Kathi Inman Berens

“Tournedo Gorge” by Kathi Inman Berens


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December 24, 2012

20 Tech Trends for 2013 | Blog | design mind

20 Tech Trends for 2013 | Blog | design mind


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December 24, 2012

20 Tech Trends for 2013 | Blog | design mind

20 Tech Trends for 2013 | Blog | design mind


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December 24, 2012

rosalarian:

kynelly:

rosalarian:

Covered in duct tape, making a dressmaker dummy of my body. Fun times! #sewing

what do you apply after the duct-tape? or do you have a tutorial for this method somewhere because dress dummies are expensive as SHIT but boy do i need one

I can’t find the tutorial I followed, but essentially you:

  1. wear an old t-shirt you don’t want anymore. Form fitting is best. Make sure it’s long enough to go down to your hips. For the neck, make like a dickie out of plastic wrap.
  2. get a friend (you can’t do this alone very well) to wrap the shirt/plastic wrap in duct tape. Small strips work best, rather than trying to do one long continuous strip. The small strips will better contour to your body. Try to go with your body’s curves.
  3. Get your friend to cut down the back of your duct tape shirt. You should be able to take the whole thing off.
  4. Carefully re-tape where you cut it. Tape inside and out, lots of strips. Reinforce that sucker.
  5. Take an old pillow, take out the stuffing, and stuff it in there. I made a sort of duct tape web at the bottom to keep the stuffing from falling out. I used one and a half standard pillows, which was less than I thought I’d use.

And then you essentially have a copy of your torso for sewing, narcissistic snuggling, and carpool lane driving.


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December 24, 2012

A Chicano kid grows up with walls of many kinds around him. When somebody is born into that situation there are several things he can do. He can ignore the walls, and sink into apathy. Or he can become violent and try to blow up the walls. But there is a third way, a way that people have used for centuries. And that is to perform a kind of ritual magic to neutralize the force of the walls by decorating them with signs, symbols, and art. Chicano street writers choose this third way.

Gusmano Cesaretti, Street Writers: A Guided Tour of Chicano Graffiti, 1975 (via zeram)

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December 24, 2012