Archive | February 2013

Someone send me to SXSW Pleeeaaassseeeeee…

Ok so it’s a long shot but worth asking right??? Take me to Texas!

“Scheduled March 8-12, the 2013 SXSW® Interactive Festival will feature five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, the SXSW Trade Show and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new digital works, video games and innovative ideas the international community has to offer. – See more at: http://sxsw.com/interactive#sthash.cHoBMYZ3.dpuf

The music event has grown from 700 registrants in 1987 to over 16,000 registrants. As Austin has grown and diversified, film companies and high-tech companies have played a major role in the Austin and the Texas economies. In 1994, SXSW added a film and interactive component to accommodate these growth industries. SXSW Film and SXSW Interactive events together attract approximately 32,000 registrants to Austin every March.

SXSW’s original goal was to create an event that would act as a tool for creative people and the companies they work with to develop their careers, to bring together people from a wide area to meet and share ideas. That continues to be the goal today whether it is music, film or the internet. And Austin continues to be the perfect location.

Sounds like a brilliant platform for getting together and getting it done!!! Maybe next year folks!

INSPIRATION comes from Mike Friton… Origami strikes again!

Lovely little video about innovation and manipulation… 3D form/flat/mixing it up! LOVE!

Mike Friton is a freelance shoemaker, weaver, paper sculptor and innovator with over 30 years of experience at Nike. His innovations are responsible for many elements of athletic footwear that people wear today. Each of his crafts informs one another and he is constantly exploring the fringes of his field. Mike’s work is a great example of how non-traditional methods of exploring one’s craft can lead to unique end results.

If you have any questions or inquiries about Mike and his work, he can be reached at mikefriton@yahoo.com. or (971) 219-6552.

IF AT FIRST YOU DON”T SUCCEED…

image-3Day one and nothing works, understanding levels seem to decrease and then you feel disheartened! BUT!!!!… Day two shows that we didn’t waste our time on day one at all and all of a sudden with a persistent Dr Chromic (DJCAD) and the Fabulous King Dougie (DJCAD) we finally got to grips with the Arduino UNO and some simple sketches… I may just learn to love this stuff!Image

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