Quiet structure

“Quiet structure is achieved when you de–emphasize the structural elements; the containing boxes, structural lines, bullets, structural color elements, etc… and bring a rhythmical consistency to the layout. The result is that the content becomes more conspicuous and the overall…

Some thoughts

Avoid expansive systemization: a balance of flexibility and efficiency are key to nimble and healthy survival. Do not believe in the truth: just see it, and accept it. The answer is: there is no answer. Everything is debatable and every…

End of an era

Joi Ito has stopped moblogging. For now anyways. Just now, I switched both the “top strip moblog” on the homepage and the “most recent picture” widget that appears on the archives, to no longer display entries from Joi’s moblog setup,…

Esthetic urban decay by design

The view above is common in Tokyo: rough, old and weathered giant stone block walls. Images of ninja scrambling along them… er I digress. Walking back to Shibuya from Harajuku a few weeks back, I noticed this wall: Obviously, some…

Alternate use

Not jogging, but a leisurely evening with friends visiting an exhibit and ChinaTown in Yokohama. (Train rides of course not account in distances.) Note: The iPod frequently “paused” the “workout”–sensing prolonged periods of immobility–hence it’s shortness. The trip lasted from…

Brainloop

Brainloop is an interactive performance platform that utilizes a Brain Computer Interface (BCI) system which allows a subject to operate devices merely by imagining specific motor commands. These mentally visualized commands may be seen as the rehearsal of a motor…

Running man?

Part of the premise of the movie “Running Man” is how the main character gets framed as a murdering police officer by manipulating video evidence. Now, Photoshopping images and AfterEffects-ing video is already possible but it’s still a huge pain…