It occurred to me that I associate certain music with the interface through which I played it. I suppose this shouldn’t come as a surprise (something akin to muscle memory), but I wonder if other people ever experience this?
The following entries were written in the Art and Media category:
The International Semantic Web Conference is currently taking place here in Athens, Georgia, and it’s been really great so far.
Earlier this month I spent a few days in Maine visiting friends and enjoying the scenery. Unfortunately, the foliage couldn’t seem to make up its mind, and the trees were mostly either green or brown.
It’s been around for a few days now, and I’ve got mixed feelings about Flickr’s new geo-tagging support. On one hand, they’ve done more for the cause of spatial photo annotations in the last few days than anyone has ever done before. On the other hand, the data still ends up being controlled by Flickr, and the simple coordinate approach to geo-tagging means that you can’t attach any other interesting data off of locations.
This most recent trip to California is coming to a close, but it’s been a great trip. I spent four days in San Diego with my parents, three siblings, two brothers-in-law, four nephews and two nieces. We had a great time visiting the San Diego Wild Animal Park and Sea World, paddle boating around and watching fireworks across Mission Bay, and attending a Luau.
There are very few things I wouldn’t have considered doing to be able to attend the Long Now seminar from last month with Will Wright and Brian Eno.
Photos from the barbecue in LA are now online.
The other night Matt kept pestering me to grab my camera and get some shots of the approaching storm. I’m sure glad he did because I got about 3 shots off from the balcony before it started pouring rain and this one captured the lightning very well.
For a long time, I’ve tried to consider what the best way to present my photos on this website is. Here’s some background on what I’ve done in the past, what I’m doing now, and a solicitation for thoughts on how to move forward.
Went to a talk by Christo and Jeanne-Claude on Friday night at Wheaton where they discussed their current work, Over the River: Project for the Arkansas River
So I’m back from Japan. I have been for about a week, actually. It took a while to get caught up on sleep, though. I haven’t had time to publish all the photos yet, but I’ve put some highlights in a (Flickr) Japan Set. Expect more soon.
Last week, Kat and I spent a few days of spring break in Vermont, doing all the Vermont things we could think of. Also, I leave tomorrow for two weeks visiting Kabir in Japan.
I’ve just made public a feature on this website I’ve been playing with for several months. After discussion privacy issues at ISWC with Libby and Bijan, I added support on the photo pages for marking individual photos as private. The idea here is that if you’re in a photo, you have the option of taking it offline.
Happy Squiderific Holidays!
Sad to see John Spencer go. He was a fantastic actor. The future of the West Wing doesn’t look good without him. NBC news just had a bit about his death while showing clips from Leo’s heart attack in West Wing. That seems in very bad taste to me.
Last Saturday we had a great early Thanksgiving in Providence before everyone left town to be with their families, and this week I’ve spent the actual Thanksgiving holiday with family in DC. Photos are now online.
I’m finally back from Ireland (and England) and ISWC. There are pictures online from the conference and my weekend in London.
Pictures from the Keene Pumpkin Festival are now online.
I’m drooling over the announcement of Aperture. The demo videos (and quite frankly everything I’ve read about it) make Aperture look like a near-perfect post processing application for photos. It’s clear that Apple took all the serious issues photographers deal with when working in digital, and thought long and hard about how to solve them. From the stacking of rapid-fire shots, to the backup vaults, the pervasive metadata support to the beautiful user interface, Aperture looks like a winner.
Oh my god, I’m finally finished with The Baroque Cycle.
You can now “Gift” any iTMS album or song to someone. It doesn’t look like you can do this with full iMixes yet, and iMixes are still always public, but I like where things are headed. We’re getting close to being able to send people full mix tapes via iTunes.
If you could recommend any one book to me, what would it be? Would the answer depend on me (would it be a different answer for a different person)?
I’d like to take this opportunity to warn any of you who might have missed the premiere of ABC’s new Commander in Chief last night to avoid this show at all costs. It was offensively bad. On so very many levels.
New photos are now online from the Cnation mini-reunion at Sunset and the Housewarming at our new place in Providence.
I’m back at the airport. Again. Back to LA for a week. I’ve got lots of work to do while there, and lots of other things to take care of, but I promise, I’m going to start posting more often.
All the Wheaton crew was back together this weekend, meeting in Freedom, Maine for Greg and Laura’s wedding. The weather was pretty damp and cold, but the rain mostly held off for the wedding, the reception was under a large tent nicely erected atop several birch trees, and a great bonfire warmed everyone up later on in the night.
Thanks to Gary for the heads up, we caught Kasey Chambers at the Celebrate Brooklyn festival last night, and it was amazing. I’m so glad I made the trip, because Kasey put on an excellent show.
I’m glad the shuttle is back.
The D&D game raging in my living room has just entered it’s thirteenth hour.
OK. Everyday since getting back, I’ve promised myself that I’d post an update. And sure enough, every day I’d not do it. But today is different. Today is the day that I get back into the habit of posting. I swear.
We’ve been hanging out in the French Quarter and enjoying the night-life of New Orleans. We leave tomorrow heading back to Providence, but New Orleans has been tons of fun.
Well, I finally got around to seeing Naqoyqatsi last night. It’s a stunning collection of video and audio depicting our technology, culture, and violence (in many senses).
Because I’m a total sucker for these memes, a list of languages used in my music collection (via Kottke).
Another day, another meme: Total size of my music library, last CD I bought, currently playing, and five songs that mean a lot to me.
Wheaton’s Graduation was yesterday. It was great, as always, to see so many old friends and to watch the seniors graduate. So congratulations to the class of 2005. Thanks for being such amazing people, and here’s hoping you stay in touch.
Matt came down to visit this weekend, together with Simon, we found ourselves at a Wheaton party where seniors and the underclassmen that are staying for graduation are all enjoying the week before commencement and the beginning of summer.
Nikon is fucking up big time on this RAW debacle. The refuse to engage the community of their users, and it’s utterly frustrating. Engadget’s recent interview with Steve Heiner, head of Nikon’s DSLR group, had an obnoxious cut-in by Nikon public relations trying to avoid saying anything at all about the RAW issue, or Adobe’s DNG format.
I’ve put up pictures from the WCCS Station Dinner at Paragon last night, with a few additional shots of the flowers that are springing up all over Providence.
Dara, Anna and Heath drove down from Bangor today, and Simon and I joined them for the Jimmy Eat World concert.
I’ve been doing terribly at updating this month. Really quite awful. So here’s a recap of the month.
Simon, Kat and I went to see the Dropkick Murphys show at Lupo’s the other night. It was a great show, and Kat helped me put my spikes up (it’s been so long!).
My Death Valley photos are now online.
It would seem that my need to meticulously record things has replaced my 2004 list of beer with a new 2005 list of the books I’ve read. Here’s a list of books I’ve read since the beginning of January.
With a working computer back in my life, I’ve been cleaning up some code, and making some changes to the website.
Simon and I just got back from four hours at Lupos where we saw George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.
Walked down to Izzy’s in the rain last night, and enjoyed the assorted 2am crowd.
Photos from our Christmas Eve dinner and church service are online.
Here’s a photo of Logan from the plane while we were waiting to be de-iced.
The silence was getting to me, so here’s a photo from Wheaton’s Luminaria.
Optimizing the image search continues. It’s much faster now than a few days ago (again), but still slow for interactive use. Here’s a screenshot, though, to tide you over.
I had intended to write a short bit about why you wouldn’t be able to browse pictures on this site by location for a long time, but two days of solid hacking on an good-enough solution using RDQL has gotten me so much closer than I would have thought possible just a few days ago.
The pictures are now available to be browsed by year and month.
I can’t believe Kasey Chambers played in Boston last week, and New York this evening, and I didn’t know about it.
It is totally snowing.
There are now 8642 photos, at least partially annotated, on this site.
The photos from the Beer Festival are online.
I’ve been putting tons of work into the photo annotation code, and am about ready to tackle the trip photos. To test the code, I’ve been adding lots of new pictures, and going back and annotating lots of old pictures.
We ended up at the South Portland Library fall book sale, and loaded up a bag. Between the book sales at South Portland and the local Providence Library, I’ve just acquired a stack of books two feet high.
Fall color is everywhere. Herewith, photos from the last week.
I ended up watching “I, Robot” last night. What a bizarre mish-mash of culture.
New idea: audio installation with a grid of speakers controlled by cellular automata.
Eno says, “Note to the artist: when the medium fails conspicuously, and especially if it fails in new ways, the listener believes something is happening beyond its limits.”
I’ve begun the long, arduous process of sorting, selecting, annotating, and publishing the roadtrip and Ireland photos.
I’m reading The Clock of the Long Now, and it’s great. I’m reminded of a story from KSR’s The Years of Rice and Salt.
ComicCon is in San Diego right now, and Rich and I hung out walking around the booths.
The camera I mentioned earlier is my new Nikon D70. It’s awesome, and I’ve put up a new photo album of shots of surfers and kitesurfers at sunset in Malibu.
It’s Photo Friday again. This week’s subject is “Mother,” and I’ve got the perfect photo.
Today’s wordPhoto is “Boat.”
You can now search for photos on this site by place name, latitude/longitude pairs, and Wordnet terms.
Almost all the photos in the pictures section now have individual pages describing who appears in the picture, the date and location at which the picture was taken, and the camera used to take the picture.
Gorecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a sorrowful day.
A photograph of a door in the Garage, Cambridge, submitted to wordPhoto for “Graffiti.”
Photo Friday, a couple days late: Black and White.
William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition is fantastic.
I want the iTunes Music Store to become friendly to mix-tapes. Except without the tapes.
An entry for Word Photo’s “Night” topic, too late for submission, ends up on my site instead.
Photo Friday: Self-Portrait.
Four photos from the past week.
Thanks to Mike, who alerted me two hours ahead of time, I had a great time at MIT this evening at a talk by Fred Gallagher, creator of MegaTokyo.
I’d like to take a moment to mention how awesome Tulsa Drone is.
My pictures from Austin are online.
I was completely making it up when I said I had embedded RDF in ID3 before.
I’ve had some success with embedding RDF in ID3, but I’ve still got a long ways to go before I’ve got a workable system.
I’m having problems embedding RDF in ID3 tags.
Amitai Etzioni criticizes The Fog of War, and I’d like to hear more in-depth reasons.
The Getty’s Thesaurus of Geographic Names is fascinating.
Photo Friday is here with “Glamour.” And here’s Ben, strutting his stuff.
My Alaska photos are now online.
Until I can get a full photo album online from my recent trip to Alaska, here’s one of the best shots I took of Turnagain Arm, south of Anchorage.
Photo Friday, “Man”: My brother, Glen, wearing my sister’s scarf and hat. Christmas, 2003….
This week’s Photo Friday theme is “Motion.” Here’s a shot of the red line in Manhattan, taken on the night before New Year’s Eve.
Wow. Fog of War was very good. Errol Morris did a fantastic job of combining interview footage with Robert McNamara, stock footage of America, World War Two, and Vietnam, and a stirring Philip Glass soundtrack.
I want to use the new Mars QTVR as a panning desktop background.
Trips Pictures are flooding back onto this website. Also, there are some pictures up from Shuli’s Birthday in 2002.
I just saw Tron at the Nuart’s midnight movie with Gary and Lauren. It was even better on a big screen than the dozens of times I’ve seen it on a television or computer. There was a huge turnout, and…
It’s photo friday again: Woman.
A photograph of the Nalgene rainbow on a wall at REI.
It’s photo friday. This week’s theme is “Structure,” and I’ve got two shots of my uncle’s new house in Buellton.
I went to sleep with three Godspeed albums in the playlist and woke with a start two hours later certain I was dying.
I saw Lost in Translation again this week.
My Life Without Me is another excellent movie.
This lovely stencil showed up recently behind the In-N-Out in Westwood.
Once upon a time, all the music industry complained about with the Internet was lyrics sites!
Lauren, Mike, Gary and I went to see Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt’s The Animation Show at the Laemmle Regent Showcase on La Brea this evening.
Johnny Cash died just minutes ago.
On Friday, Gary, Lauren and I drove down to meet Rich at San Diego’s Street Scene.
The Secret Life of Cowboys does indeed have a stunning cover, and even sounds like an interesting book. Worth checking out, perhaps.
Wonko points us to a Yahoo! News story about Johnny Depp being the current choice to play Willy Wonka in Tim Burton’s remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Brad Sucks is going off the DIY deep end with an amazingly cool offer: A CD of his music, hand burned and shipped anywhere in the world for five bucks.
KCRW played ECC’s Rocked by Rape on Pop Secret last night.
Love him or hate him, there’s mounting criticism of Michael Moore and his work on Bowling for Columbine and Stupid White Men.
Kasey Chambers’ new album, Barricades & Brickwalls has the most wonderful Hank Williams-esque twang in track number five, A Little Bit Lonesome.
So the Final Cut thing didn’t happen after all.
Is anybody else noticing that KCRW is using the soundtrack from The Hours as the background music during station identification and commentary on the war coverage?
What book is in your purse/backpack? Walking by Henry David Thoreau. What book is on your bedside table? Writings on an Ethical Life by Peter Singer.
So I’ve fallen into the job of helping the LAFCO guys with their webpage.
LAFCO sounds promising (despite having an all-but-empty website at the moment).
I’ve put new pictures (from film!) online.
The Kronos Quartet will grace our studios in live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
A gem found while organizing the offices of WCCS: The hand written lyrics sheet to the Donut Patrol song My Name is Jonas: My name is Jonas I’m ruining the school. I don’t care what you think This is how…
“Father Christmas, give us some money. We got no time for your silly toys. We’ll beat you up if you don’t hand if over. We want your bread, so don’t make us annoyed. Give all the toys to the…
The My So-Called Life (Complete Series) on DVD is finally available (after spending an eternity in rental-only hell … just like Hackers). Tasty….
Jen and Kate played at the Den tonight after discovering that they had shown up on campus on the same day. Seeing them play again was wonderful, despite keeping me from working on the-thesis-that-won’t-wrap-itself-up. I asked them to play Not…
“I still haven’t found a girlfriend, Though i’ve tried a lot. So, can you help me please, It’s tougher than i thought. “The odds are pretty good, but the goods are pretty odd. Though at this point, I’ll take…
Abandoned Places has wonderful pictures of abondoned buildings: factories, houses, and warehouses….
Architecture Week has a neat piece on 84 Arthur Road, an element of drama to an otherwise sleepy suburb of southwest London.: “Wimbledon-based Terry Pawson Architects had to work on a very restrictive site, only 15 feet (4.6 meters) wide,…
This is far too weird. ABC News is reporting in Language ‘no barrier’ for Gibson’s flick - in Latin: “Mel Gibson is set to direct a movie about Christ’s last 12 hours played out entirely in two ancient tongues -…
We treked into Boston last night to see Hayao Miyazaki’s latest offering, Spirited Away.
Here’s an AP story about “Tumbling Woman”, a statue in Rockefeller Center which was abruptly draped in cloth and surrounded by a curtain wall today. The statue depicts a woman with flailing arms and legs, and is meant to be…
Nikki S. Lee, a “Korean-born conceptual artist unfolds a multiplicity of lives and identities documented through the lens of her point-and-shoot camera” (via metafilter)….