[George Watson Beach's "useful improvements in submarines" patent drawing]
This is a brief note that speaks to the fact that this blog has fallen into a state of neglect. I won't apologize for this neglect because that would be a cliché. The reason for my extended radio silence is the usual mix of client work and teaching obligations but I also have some larger projects in development that have required sustained attention – one of which is an 'unidentified publishing object' that will be launching next spring. Here is some other stuff I've been up to:
- This summer I took part in Tim Maly & Emily Horne's independent design studio Border Town. I worked with Jordan Hale and Cyrus Irani to produce Microfiction, a photo and text-based narrative exploring geopolitics and migration that was exhibited at the Detroit Design festival in September. Microfiction is archived here.
- The most recent issue of Vague Terrain explores the broader implications of 'ambient' culture. I contributed an extended interview with Michelle Teran, a Canadian artist (currently based in Bergen) whose work explores experience and perception in urban environments.
- I launched a new course on information visualization within the CCIT program. My students are just starting to hone in on their final project topics and I'm optimistic about their direction. You can download the syllabus here – I mined my entire library (and DEVONthink database) for that reading list.
Ok, that is it for the moment – Down periscope!