“Nice to meet you, I am Marije.”
“Likewise. Sorry, what is your name?”
“It’s a Dutch name, impossible to pronounce in English without some practice. You can call me Mariah.”
When creating a web product, you have to think about quite some things. This includes content, functionality, (information) design, user experience and, of course, technology.
“I am so hungry” proclaims a pitiful man loudly. Truffaldino’s situation does not look good: not a job, no money and in dear need of food. Luckily, fortune is on his sight. In one day he becomes the servant of not one but two travelers, who happen to be lovers that were separated due to circumstances. The travelers are now both in the same city, sleeping in the same hotel and sharing the same servant. This is unknown to the two travelers and Truffaldino’s tries to keep the situation covered which results in dangerous, and often hilarious situations were he is almost unmasked. Eventually, by interference of several other characters, Truffaldino’s situation is exposed, the lovers meet, get married and Truffaldino receives his well-deserved meal.
I don’t send physical post often, am more inclined to write an email but fun to make.
Done in processing & photoshop, the code for the card letters can be found here.
I had the class ‘Media History’ two years ago. It is not a difficult course, you only have to read a lot. Afterwards you received a multiple choice test with some very detailed questions. One of the things you needed to know when everything regarding new media was invented. I made a list and then thought it would be cool to make it visual. First started with a timeline, a little like the evolution of programming languages from o’Reilly. But, as you can see in the picture below, it was quite unclear.
Thus, I made it more simple by making these cards per invention, with some details and an image.
The visualization is not very exciting, but useful. The classmates I send it to were happy. And I had played around so much with all the cards, images and things, that the facts were kind of ingrained in my brain. A win – win situation.
The pdf can be found here. Be aware, this is only a selection (most in Dutch), there are more things that led to media.
Just ran into this image again and was thinking how cool it is. So incredibly simple but oh so beautiful. It is a project called Balloon Chain made by Robert Bose and Michael Cha, this picture was taking at Burning Man.
“I have to understand the world, you see.”
Richard P. Feynman in Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman Read more…
Today I have been exactly one year and one day on Facebook. An online environment which I have actively resisted for years, to the annoyance of many of my friend, “I invited everyone through Facebook but for only you I have to write an email,” or, “are you a hipster or something? No? Well I think it’s a hipster attitude.”
Peer pressure can be a terrible thing.
Afgelopen vrijdag, 3 februari 2012, organiseerde het CBS, Bas Broekhuizen en Eugene Tjoa voor de eerst de seminar
“Datavisualisatie in Beweging”. De dag was gevuld met een vijftal sprekers die ieder drie kwartier kregen om hun verhaal te vertellen. De achtergronden van de sprekers waren divers: zowel de academische als de journalistieke als de professionele kant waren vertegenwoordigt. Hieronder volgt een korte samenvatting van de vijf sprekers.
A friend introduced me to xkcd with this picture two years ago. But even though I have since that time seen a lot of work of Randall Munroe, I consider this my favorite.