Learning how to code Tumblr themes at the General Assembly + Tumblr + WeWork code-a-thon today in NYC. Fun fun!
Unfortunately I didn’t bring my laptop by accident, so coding on my iPad. Lesson one: Dash does not like iPads :(
I made it all the way through the lessons with sheer determination.
Google has officially announced their self-driving car. While it may look like an adult version of the Little Tykes car, this auto-automobile has a lot of long reaching questions. If we don’t have to worry about driving then problems of drunk drivers, long commutes, and texting may not be an issue anymore.
As the luxury or not having to drive comes about we also have the issue of professional drivers being unemployed. Could apps such as Hailo (a taxi hailing app) be created to interact with the car? Could going on a cross country trip suddenly become as easy as using Seamless to order takeout? It will be interesting to see how the government and auto insurance companies handle this new technology.
I, personally, am a little nervous about any motor vehicle with no steering wheel or brakes, but the possibilities are exciting.
With eye-popping graphics, visceral action and an online community, video games should have killed tabletop games, but in fact the opposite is true.
Board games for the win! I really do think that after all this online gaming people are beginning to search for more face-to-face time and board games are a great way to interact. With kick starter funding the smaller games market, we are getting to see more innovation and exciting endeavors.
“Don’t hang out with people who don’t love you. Don’t try to impress people who aren’t worth it. Don’t try to win people over who aren’t worth it. Focus on yourself, and focus on the people who are really awesome and who love you. Don’t hang out with people who make you feel like shit. Don’t spend your energy on them. There is so much pressure to be part of the right thing: well, you should create the right thing. If you don’t see it, create it. If you don’t see what you want, be the change you want to see.”—Beth Ditto (via floranymph)
We’ve gotten some very pretty images from Rockstar’s latest hit game. Some have been taken by self-appointed combat photographers and shutterbugs, who spend little eternities waiting to isolate a perfect moment. Happens all the time, right? But a Canadian artist is doing something different in Los Santos. He takes a picture of—that’s of, not in—GTA V and then rigs up a real-world shoot that makes it look like an actual person is snapping that picture. It’s a bit of a head trip.
This is really quite fascinating. The breakdown of the the game from entertainment to art medium and the statement of fact that photographs are not reality is one that I can really sink my teeth into. I have not as of yet played GTA 5 but the growing number of stories of photographers using it as a playground and experimental lab for creation excites me.
I am curious to know how you guys feel about these ideas on photography and the art to be found in the video-game. Is photography reality? Is Benoit Paillé’s work thought provoking to you?
So I made soda bread last night from a recipe I found online. It got too toasted on the outside and not cooked on the inside and didn’t taste too much like soda bread. My Irish side wept. Is there anyone out there that has a really good soda bread recipe?