Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I would like to congratulate my dear friend Dylan C. Lathrop, on a job well done. A sweet idea is becoming a really sweet project.

I have been excited about what Dylan has been working on since he pitched it to me months and months ago. So it is with great pleasure and great pride that I re-post this information about his senior project. Great work buddy, I'll see you in a couple days.

From Dylan's blog, an image of The Revival Network.

From his blog:

I'm officially launching The Revival Network, the website dedicated to a new way of thinking about the hometown newspaper! Essentially, this is a hub for those interested in having a new interaction with the newspaper. It stems from a case study that I have been carrying out for the past semester, wherein I purchased ad space in my hometown newspaper, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, and inserted a new publication, The Citizen—Cheyenne. This new publication is an experiment in citizen journalism, but done with an attention to quality not just in content, but in design.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

In Seventeen Days

The above represents senior project form-making experiments. There are six woven patterns, 3 in-tact & 3 that are distorted.

"...The Text's plurality does not depend on the ambiguity of its contents, but rather on what could be called the stereographic plurality of the signifiers that weave it (etymologically the text is a cloth; textus, from which text derives, means "woven").
­— Roland Barthes From Work to Text

I have been keeping this notion in my mind throughout this project, because of the endlessly fascinating implications presented by such a comparison. It seems so natural (IMHO) to think of text (in the broadest, 'signifier' sense of the word) as a woven fabric, a shelter, comforting, widely applicable/useful.

My focus in this project has been the "customizations" that occur when we manipulate our language to represent our unique ideas and emotions. The two groups of patterns (within the six circles— symmetrical & consistent paired with the distorted & seemingly more organic) reflect or represent these illusive concepts of communication. I feel that their correlation and interrelation resembles the sound waves created when an instrument is tuned, fading in and out of sync, mimicking one another, blatantly related but just as recognizably unique.

*Please note that the screen does not accurately portray the patters when scaled down.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Nü Animated Gif

Been wanting to make this for a long time.
I realize postings been rare, it will continue to be rare.