University Career Services First Destinations Report 2013
I wake up early. I get my camera, tripod, raincoat. I go to the Rotunda. Dawn, drizzle, sidelight coming over the mountain. Wonderful luck.
Our second year doing the Destinations Report for University Career Services.
SEAS Infographics Mock-ups
I’m hoping when the Berlin Wall Exhibit goes away we can claim this site for Civil and Environmental Engineering. They do a lot of work in sustainability and it would be ideal to repurpose this shelter for that purpose.
This comp is a quick study for the work of Simona Babiceanu. She researches traffic flow, especially traffic congestion during holiday seasons. I’d like to see this reflect real time traffic patterns in Virginia.
Â This comp illustrates how the data of an environmental researcher might be presented. CEE has several researchers working with algae, water runoff, and carbon sequestration. This image and the one below show several inputs and outcomes, in a dynamical system, with data overlaid on location video feeds.
Organumunagro Firma Installed
Organumunagro Firma is in place at the Ix Art Paddock. Compound curves are incredibly difficult to manage by yourself, let me tell you. I assembled this on the front porch during the hottest days of the year and making wood conform to one’sÂ will isÂ difficult.
I am so in love with this shape. I keep drawing variations in my notebook, two lobes, three lobes, five, six, eight. Regular symmetry, irregularity, perspective, elevations, up-pointing, down, on a stem, floating in air.
My next task is to install the music making functions.Â Organumunagro Firma will sample ambient sounds during the day and play them back in a generative composition at night. I’ll keep you posted. I have to learn some more programming and electronics to implement it.
Floating in Air…I am making a night-floating, illuminated version for the “Let There Be Light” show at Piedmont Virginia Community College in December. It will hover over you, shining pure joy down on your head. Enjoy it, you deserve it.
Sandra Savine E-newsletter
We publish dozens of e-newsletters a year. This is for Sandra Savine who reaches hundreds of clients with a click.
I’ve started adding some dimension to my work. I’m currently working on a sculpture to go into the new Ix Art Park.
You’re making me so MAD! You’re a bunch of Cinder Blocks!
Talk to Strangers
Why are you using the same stock old photography? The same WordPress/Drupal/Joomla templates? Your company looks just like everyone else’s. Is that how you differentiate yourself?
In the natural world (of which you are a part), mimicry is used as a disguise, like a frog blending into the undergrowth. You’re that sad kid sitting against the wall at the playground, leaning against the cinderblocks, trying to look like cinderblocks. The same sad kid 10 years later trying to disappear into the back of the gym at the dance. The same kid hoping he/she looks sufficiently like the other kids that the teacher won’t call on him/her. Maybe you look like a desk!
Good news, no one cares anymore!
You’re shy and you want your company to look like the other companies. We no longer accept this as reasonable, grow up. We fully support you. Be styling, brave, full of fury! Be surprisingly different. We all know what a brand is, but if we all have the same brand, we can’t tell our horses apart.
This admonishment is especially targeted at those of you in supposedly conservative fields, biotech/pharma, software, financial. That means it is doubly important for you to look different. If your logo has anything that looks swooshy, we should talk right away.