Sunday, June 27, 2004

Edward Tufte

It's funny, I sat down to blog... and then I noticed that I didn't really know what I was going to blog about. I decided to look through on of the class handouts, and I stumbled upon the "Major Players in the Field". For whatever reason, I decided that Edward Tufte would be the major player that I would learn about. I went to his official site, and what I found was suprising. The tabs on the web site started off pretty standard looking... home, books, courses... later I found fine art and sculpture listed. I coudn't believe it... *prints* of this man's work were selling for $200 each. Japanese Weather Map and Music Score with Dance Notation were among the titles listed. It was becoming clear to me that this man is quite the celebrety. I looked through the colleection of books, and they sounded fascinating... then I saw a tab on the web page titled "courses" so I clicked on it. Turns out Mr. Tufte teaches classes (and they're half price for students). I'm really thinking about going. On top of having a chance to learn from such an icon, it'd be really nice to get out of town for something actually cool.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

I promise to be better this time...

Okay, so I was really bad about blogging last quarter, but this time I promise to be better about it. Plus, I have more time in general this time of year so I *really* have no excuse. Anyway, today we played baseball and I didn't suck as bad as I thought I would... I actually hit the ball each time I was up to bat. It was nice to refresh my memory on some of the basic rules (especially considering our current project).

I got really excited about the music video that we saw in class. Instead of doing the easy thing and asking Jon for the name of the artist and the song... I did about a million google searches for ANY combination of the words: information, architecture, music, video, and MTV. The good news is... eventually I found it. If anyone wants it, it's called "Remind Me" and the name of the artist(s) is Royksopp <--- and yes, that *is* the way it's spelled. The problem is, all of the links to it were dead, so I finally just had to download LimeWire and download it (possibly) legally.

I'm sure I'll have more "in depth" comments later in the quarter. I'm going to bed... good night!