Sunday, September 24, 2006

Movie Recommendation (Or How to Occupy Your Time As You Procrastonate)

Film is a captivating and inspiring medium when done well. I watched two great examples this weekend and thought I would spread the word.

1) The first was small indie film called "Hard Candy". This film is a truly unique film which I guarantee is different from any film you have ever seen. The movie starts normally enough and transcends into an intriguing dialogue between the two characters who remain the only characters for the majority of the film. Smart and snappy dialogue is paired with beautiful images. Worthwhile checking out.

2) The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a very interesting and captivating documentary on the fore-mentioned Johnston. This film is a very unique look at the creative process and the role of madness. Throughout his career Johnston has made amazing steps towards fame and seemingly simultaneously sabotaged his success. Very good film, highly recommended.

Photo by: Sanand Om

Saturday, September 23, 2006

my world almost ended today!

My life was not in danger, nor were there guns but rather by blog list folder was deleted. I find it amazing how dependent on technology we are today. A collection of blogs almost ruined my day! Luckily i have my history from the past week and will be sorting through this to find all my favourite ones.

Go check out day 4 of the Day by Day project that i will be posting later today!

{EDIT: On sunday I discovered I had actually just moved the folder into another folder my mistake.}

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Day by Day Project

I have just started my project for Think Tank on daily activities. the assignment is to document something once a day for the duration of the semester. My project is photographing places that I have never been to in Toronto. So everyday I will be going to somewhere new and outside my daily routine and uploading the image to a blog. Let me know where you think I should go.

This was a sight that I came across today. Totally bizarre.

OCAD is Thinking in a Tank

Photo Thanks to Lollie-Pop

The third cycle of classes for this semester is just beginning and in our Think Tank Class with Lewis Nicholson we are just getting into gear. The class is aimed at promoting social issues using the power of design. Currently we are brainstorming ways of promoting sustainable practices.

We have determined that OCAD isn't living up to its mandate of being a school for "Design & Humanity" and will be using the school as a test case for documenting how small changes can have a big impact.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Even Ted gets it!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ready, Set.....

Pulse at The Big Bop

consider this the beginning for real. I have completed the first week of school and I'm really pumped about thesis. Although I am definitely second guessing myself, I am continuing on.

I have narrowed down my thesis topic to Music and more specifically to solving the music piracy problem that was enabled by digital technologies. Right now I'm trying to figure out what it is am am solving. The problem is that I really want to re-design the music distribution system, however the whole point of thesis is not to know the outcome. I'm worried that by abstracting the problem and solving that that I won't be solving any real problem. We'll see! Any suggestions?

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Media is You

Renetto asks, who is watching youtube?