scrapbooks, sketchbooks, thought catchers

While drinking coffee a thought interrupted a quite glorious sip. I have an idea I want to scribble it down. Should I pull out my sketchbook and add a little drawing or should I use skitch to capture the image on my laptop and post it to my thought blog, my art blog. or tumblr.

I find that I have an array of scrapbooks, sketchbooks, and idea catchers. I am confused by he possibilities and categorization. What happens when I find an image, a phrase? I will capture it’s bits, bytes, and pixels and toss them into the cloud. It will be filed there like Andy’s cardboard boxes of stuff. Will I be able to find it later?

Or will I print it out and tape it into my current moleskin diary. Will I scribble on it?

Where will it live?

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modern culture news sources rebound : twitter

Twitter _ Caroline (Vixy)_ earthquake.png

I’ve been a bit obsessed with technology and modern culture recently. Maybe immersed in it is more accurate. This morning I had my first real paper cup and a string communication moment in a technological space. Twitter is like a shout down a long hallway. Today I heard this call from far away. earthquake. It was like listening in the old CB [citizen band radio] days and catching something of interest in the chatter. Finding the signal through the noise.

I was watching all the tweets come in. Folks talking about their houses shaking, calling their parents, brothers, sisters. Checking in from all geographic locations. It’s an immersion into the collective. It is really an absence of oneness. There is a feeling of being just a small part of the universe.

Then when the chatter had moved on to other subjects and the most recent rise of chatter called a halt to everything – the system had been overwhelmed – I had the chance to stop, step back and look at the beauty of this interface with those known and unknown. The extension of my social sphere. I could look and see the beauty of the message as designed and displayed in the flatness of my screen. In my social browser, Flock.

It’s been an extraordinary day.

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Home to Roost

Home to Roost

The chickens
are circling and
blotting out the
day. The sun is
bright, but the
chickens are in
the way. Yes,
the sky is dark
with chickens,
dense with them.
They turn and
then they turn
again. These
are the chickens
you let loose
one at a time
and small—
various breeds.
Now they have
come home
to roost—all
the same kind
at the same speed.

-kay ryan

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ray and charles eames get stamped

I was wondering around the blogspace I hate the word blog xx sphere just doesn’t sit with me, and found a post about the new postal stamps honoring the work of Ray and Charles Eames.

It’s a wonderful little collection of their work the furniture, the textiles. It’s always easy to show the objects and appreciate them for the experience they bring to our environment. But, we can’t take a picture of the the thought process, the experiences, the research, the experimenting that  brings us to these things. We can only enjoy the product of these processes and know that the process must have been wonderful because the chair we sit in is such a joy to all of our senses.

I want to buy hundreds of the stamps and stick them on postcards and letters to everyone I know.

I want to do a special mailing just so I can put these stamps up in the corner of the envelope, sending beauty on a postal adventure — past the machine eyes that sort and direct. Maybe I should send one of each stamp to myself too.

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I could live here.

Ok. I just linked to this photo from my bud Chris’ blog think:lab. This is my idea of where I could spend lots of time in the dark working on ideas. Don’t need much space just a little capsule. I was thinking about an Airstream but now with the price of gas my dreams of traveling with my little trailer are dwindling. Maybe when they make some cars that get the same mpg as cars in the 80’s did again.

(Sorry this isn’t the original photo for this post. It makes me sad but the flickr owner deleted their account. I might have a screen grab somewhere.)

This was the one I was thinking of — the Safari.

They have a bit in common.

Airstream, Inc  heavybubble traveling HQ

I was going to add a photo but my beta versions of Flock and Skitch aren’t playing well together right now.

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houston we have a problem.

What is this indent all about? If you scroll down a few posts you’ll see that all of a sudden my posts become a tinee tiny column wide.

This happens as some wacky result of technocrati tags and the posted by Flock tagline.
Usually I remove the tags and it works. Not this time.

I unpublished the post and the indent still happens.
I removed the flock credit line – indent still happens.
I removed the tags – indent still happens.

I cut out all the text.
Put it in a text document and saved it as text; hoping to zap any gremlins.
No soap.


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How do I feel today? inquisitive.

Maeda’s SIMPLICITY: Haiku Remixed

Found this at one of John Maeda’s sites. It’s how I feel on most days. How to slow your mind to feel at one with what your body can really do is a constant challenge. To embrace rest. Real rest.

This is really how I feel today.

With our two new entrepreneurial projects going, Art Center Canvas and heavybubble I just want to work on them all the time.

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art center canvas [tm] software module

Working on IA for another module for Art Center Canvas [tm] a browser based software application for arts and cultural institutions. The main community model is in beta. We’re just getting ready to launch a small site to show what the application does. The application uses opensource components. It really rocks and we can’t wait to show off what it can do.

Raven CSI and Tom McCobb are developing the application and asked us to come onboard, we’ve said yes. It will be great to produce an application that will be a product. It will enable art centers to improve their business practices and efficiency. That means more art less management.

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