Category Archives: Representing

Verka Serduchka – Dancing Lasha Tumbai (Ukraine) 2007 Eurovision (2nd Place Winner)

Years ago when I first heard that Apple was developing a tablet I had dreams of drawing directly on the screen. I already had a Wacom Cintiq but it was a monster: the screen was dim and the cables and boxes coming out the thing made it cumbersome and ugly.

Too bad Apple didn’t share my dream. I already had a Macbook Air, so why exactly would I need a tablet too?

Now there is Paper, the best reason I’ve seen to actually buy an iPad.

New York to Los Angeles in 45 minutes.
Washington DC to Beijing in 2 hours.
350mph local, up to 4000mph international.

More info at: http://et3.com/

I finally found a script to do this. If you design in Adobe Illustrator, here’s a must-have add-on. Major time-saver. Works in CS6.

From Matther Ericson, ericson.net

link: Export Illustrator Layers and/or Artboards as PNGs and PDFs | Matthew Ericson – ericson.net.

“Gas stations aren’t pretty, especially the stark, utilitarian ones that sit just off the highway with their filthy bathrooms and broken vending machines. But a handful of stops along an Amsterdam roadway got a glowing renovation. Literally.”

Gas Stations Transformed into Gorgeous Glowing Zombies.

Actipedia is a user-generated collection of the best projects that combine the political with the artistic, from revolutionary ice cream trucks to anti-McDonald’s computer games.

McDonald's Game

link: http://actipedia.org/

1 | An Archive Of Activist Art, For Protests With A Little Culture | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation.

Seattle Food Forest

Forget meadows. The city’s new park will be filled with edible plants, and everything from pears to herbs will be free for the taking.

Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more. All will be available for public plucking to anyone who wanders into the city’s first food forest.

via It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest.

A few years ago, Veronika Scott, now 23, set up a coat manufacturing business in a graffiti-covered building in an old Irish manufacturing neighborhood of Detroit. She had a few sewing machines and a drive to help the homeless.She wanted to make a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag, originally intended just for Detroit’s homeless. But when she presented it at Aspen Fashion Week a year ago, some in the audience asked where they could get their own coats.

via Sleeping Bag Coat for the Homeless Finds Fans in the Fashion World | PBS NewsHour.