The Treehouse + The Cave


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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Self Portrait

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Camera Beam

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Lost Time

Lost Time

Blogger's time is six minutes ahead of mine.

By that I mean--in a brand new post the default timestamp at the bottom says 9:06 and my menubar says 9:00--my menubar is synced to tick.usno.navy.mil, and network latency isn't an issue--syncing with time.apple.com no different. This didn't use to be the case.

Side note: When you type time.apple.com into a browser it times out. Why isn't there something there? Why the fuck doesn't Apple have a nice clean page with just a big, elegant, ajax-rendered clock (synced with their servers of course) running 24/7? Make that an alarm clock. Something pretty much just like this (or this), only Ivefied. Wouldn't that be nice (I mean generous)?

 420 Clocks

Side note: I love that both articles about online clocks I've read lately (Gizmodo, Gizmodo) feature a screencap displaying the time 4:20. I love how often you see it snuck into print (read the ads close on Sundays) or TV (The Simpsons especially). Lost in Translation opens on a clock reading it.

Anonymous Tom Churm thought:

Hi Andy,

Thanks a lot for mentioning my Online Alarm Clock website at http://onlineclock.net.

It's always a big help, once I've made a website, when someone mentions it or links to it in their blog.

Thanks again - and cool blog here !
Tom Churm
Developer Guy
http://onlineclock.net

September 28, 2006 at 3:31 AM - Comment Permalink  

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Quotations

"Little girl: You always make things up! You made this game up, you made the rules up, you even made me up!" - Overheard in New York

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Pixel Buzz

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Monday, September 25, 2006

All the Respect I Need

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Happy to see my scam spreading--couldn't be happier with the hands.

Blogger Andy thought:

...couldn't help but ride the black and blue.

September 25, 2006 at 11:57 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger TRUE thought:

it looks sweet against the slate.

September 27, 2006 at 10:07 AM - Comment Permalink  

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House or Hall of Mirrors

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Here, here, here, then here. Find the use of "of mirrors" very interesting.

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Akira Model

Akira Blast

I first saw it at twelve or thirteen, sitting on a friend's living room floor behind a pizza soaked box (the first time I had had peppers on pizza). Ever since and often, I use this model--a violently expanding spherical absence--to describe ideas of a wide sort. On anxious days I employ it too, to level blocks behind me in step with a beat.

Anonymous Tim thought:

Remind me to scan in the non-colored version of this print. It's in the manga version of Akira and is a lot more attractive.

September 25, 2006 at 7:54 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Eldert Post

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Did You Mean CoverFlow?

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Grab Hold

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None of the classicism of the first, could be Heather and I. Like that they cling to empty signifiers, could be anything.

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Pixel Buzz

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Blogger Ian W. thought:

The flicker effect on some of these when I scroll the page on my MacBook's LCD is fun, and reminds me of the flourescent flickers you've been capturing recently. Was it your intention to draw a comparison between the two?

September 23, 2006 at 3:49 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

Ian, entirely.

I'm actually quite a believer in Gysin's theory that flickering light (or in my iterations, optically buzzing fields) can be useful in acheiving transformative states. I think these effects are related to my Phosphenes work as well.

I've found that even better than straight-up scrolling, is dragging around your browser window. At least with my refresh rate, and my Mac LCD, the strobing is much more pronounced. I've been working on animated versions which will emerge later--they replicate an effect similar to that which the Fandango clip has even in this static version.

A.

September 23, 2006 at 4:05 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger heather thought:

holy shit. dragging the window around makes them do more than twitter--they actually *change color*. esp the b+w ones, which look purplegreenblue. the pleasure of it is kind of like the magic of that castle that colorizes itself:

http://www.johnsadowski.com/big_spanish_castle.php

September 24, 2006 at 3:25 PM - Comment Permalink  

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Pixel Buzz

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MAKE WORK

Yeah, even though I say "on my knuckles, MAKE WORK".

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