monday, november 17, 2008
This quarter I have a bunch of classes and activities but I also wanted to contribute a little to the campus newspaper, The Daily Nexus, by writing a silly web column for its associated blog. I’ve stored thousands of bookmarks in my Delicious account, and this series of blog posts is an attempt to coagulate some of my favorite bookmarks into text-blobs presentable to a general audience.
Here’s what I’ve written so far, about once a week:
- Creativity with bugs, sometimes by force — an introduction to me and the world of insect art.
- Where the rainbow gets complicated — “aspects of color vision that I think are cool.”
- A few reworkings of bits of metal and plastic — “a few ways that people have misused computer hardware for the purposes of entertainment.”
- There’s more to paper than little cranes — complex origami, animation, papercraft, etc.
- Scans of old things people have tried to forget — weird old ephemera as entertaining history lessons.
- Movie-watching for slightly obsessive people — details including easter eggs, typography, and greebles.