Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Home – Find Car Wallpapers, Car Desktops and Car Pictures at FastWallpapers.com Jun 7 2007

New FastWallpapers.com logo

Bruce and I just finished getting the template finished for the new FastWallpapers.com site.

Porsche CGT wheel picture that Bruce took

Check it out: Home – Find Car Wallpapers, Car Desktops and Car Pictures at FastWallpapers.com

Beautiful video of women morphing from one painting to another Jun 3 2007

Very beautiful:

YouTube – Women In Art

(Found it on the Kottke feed on RSS2.com)

My contribution to the retirement gift for Glen and Judy Felch May 17 2007

I had the pleasure of being a student under both Glen and Judy Felch at Principia College during my Studio Art BA program (1994-1998). As part of their retirement, the Art department is organizing a gift, whereby students and alumni are being invited to contribute a 4″ square piece of artwork that will be mounted on a square block. This is my piece, which shows the pen, notebook and computer that has led to my career as a designer.

In 1996 Judy Felch gave me a piece of advice that has stuck with me ever since. She said, “You should do something with computers and your art.” At the time, all I could imagine was doing something maybe with video games, or Macromedia Director CD-ROMs. The Web was still in its infancy. Shortly after receiving this advice, I typed this into Yahoo’s search box (this was pre-Google): “HTML tutorial”. I read through one the first night, then the next night went through another and actually built my first web page. I trace my subsequent career as a web and user interface designer directly to that excellent advice.

When I first decided to be an art major, I didn’t think that there was anything that I would be able to use my degree for to make any money. I decided to do what I enjoyed the most, however, and I’m happy to say that by embracing not only analog but also digital art I’ve been blessed with a very satisfying and financially rewarding career.

I am very grateful to the Felches, and wish them all the very best as they retire and focus on their own fine-art careers. They are both outstanding teachers, and I am very proud to call them friends.

Finished uploading pictures from my trip to China (859 in total) May 15 2007

Here are some of my favorite pictures from my April 2007 trip to visit my good friend Damon and his family in China. They live in Guangzhou in Guangdong province. I arrived in Hong Kong, then traveled on to Guangzhou. We took a quick day trip to Macau, then a week-long vacation trip to visit Wulingyuan National Park in Hunan province (the first National Park ever created in China). After we got back to Guangzhou it was soon time for me to begin my return trip back to St. Louis, Missouri, USA, by way of Hong Kong to Seoul, Korea to Chicago and then finally back to St. Louis.

Click picture for title and description. None of these pictures were photoshopped or retouched in any way. The night ones were particularly fun to take with long exposures.

Walking along the Pearl River in Guangzhou, China at night - Can you spot Damon?

Arrived at Damon's apartment in Guangzhou Reading one of Kristin's books to Jackson

Going out to a nightclub in Guangzhou, China Little gangster Jackson

Intricately carved ivory puzzle ball at the Chen Family Temple -- Could you carve this?

Kids playing with their tops in the streets and back alleys near the Chen Family Temple in Guangzhou, China

Exploring the streets and back alleys near the Chen Family Temple in Guangzhou, China Exploring Macau - Damon on top of a small building

Exploring Macau - Damon posing with the giant glass structure - funny... :)

Exploring Macau - Neat light reflections on polished cobblestones

Exploring Macau - View of the city at night Taking the 12-hour sleeper train from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie in Hunan province, China

Exploring Macau - Timed exposure at night with neat light

Exploring Wulingyuan National Park in Hunan, China Ginseng roots on a bed of moss

Businessman riding on the shoulders of porters through the park in China

Exploring Wulingyuan National Park in Hunan, China Hanging out in Old Town

Nightime long-exposure pictures from Old Town - 15 second exposure

Small truck loaded up with cargo Hong Kong at night - city skyline across the harbor - taken from the Star Ferry ramp

Hong Kong at night - looking up at a very well lit building

Back home in St. Louis

Click here to view the entire album of pictures from my trip to China | Slideshow

Rocky Anderson Obliterates Sean Hannity at University of Utah Impeachment Debate – Google Video May 6 2007

Sean Hannity is a royal douchbag - watch him get p0wned by Rocky Anderson in this video

Rocky Anderson Obliterates Sean Hannity at University of Utah Impeachment Debate – Google Video

YouTube – Cool telephone wire cutting machine robot mounted on a truck Mar 27 2007

Some video I took of a cool machine mounted on the back of a truck that was hauling 3″ thick old telephone copper wire bundle cable out of the ground and chopping it up into 4′ segments to be hauled away. They were then going to lay fiber optic cable in the hole where they pulled the copper out of.

YouTube – Cool telephone wire cutting machine robot mounted on a truck

Taken on my Treo 700p. Love it… 🙂

Check out the Barak Obama “1984” YouTube ad Mar 22 2007

An excellently done mashup of the famous Apple 1984 ad featuring Hillary as Big Brother and Barak as the revolution.

YouTube – Vote Different

St. Louis Art Museum pictures and video Mar 4 2007

Panorama view of sitting in the St. Louis Art Museum
Download full-size panorama (4370 x 972 px)

I made this video with my new camera (Canon SD800-IS) tonight at the St. Louis Art Museum. There was a show called “Art in Bloom” going on and we went with Kathy for dinner and to see a jazz singer.

And here are some of the pictures I took:

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See more of my pictures from the museum here.

And the Great Kitchen Remodel Project of 2006-2007 continues Feb 27 2007

We were happy to get our new camera from UPS today, a Canon SD800-IS. So far I’m really pleased with this. It has image stabilization (which lets you take mostly vibration-free pictures) and a 28mm wide-angle lens on it which means that you can take a picture of an entire room with it. It’s nice to have a real camera again instead of always using the one on my cameraphone (Treo 700p). I’m looking forward to doing more interesting and high-quality photography with this 7.1 megapixel tiny wizard of a camera.

Close up of the waterjet cut granite and glass

We were also glad today when Eric brought the sample of granite and glass back from the water jet cutters. It looks awesome. And also looks like it will be an extremely difficult job to do right, but one that will be really really striking once it is all finished and installed.

Closeup mirror picture of our new Canon SD800-IS camera Eric showing off the kitchen progress so far Close up of the waterjet cut granite and glass Demonstrating the wide-angle capability of our new camera

See more pictures from the kitchen project: Kitchen Remodel Project – a photoset on Flickr

Quite excellent commentary by Ze Frank on waves Feb 11 2007

Excellent commentary by the ever awesome Ze Frank on the topic of “Waves”. You have to watch the video to get it. Are you a surfer or a floater or a castle builder? 🙂

Check it out: the show with zefrank



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