Saturday, May 29, 2010

More With the Roller Derby

KimPending Doom, jamming for the Taco Kickers:

Backgrounds are cruel, illustrator is beautiful.
Based on a photo by Nicolas Charest, at the Taco Kicker's vs. Eves of Destruction bout in Victoria, CA.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Metrix Create: Space, Maker Faire, And Other Places with People

I made chalk! Specifically, yellow chalk swirled with red at Metrix Create: Space in Capitol Hill. I don't have a photo of said chalk, which is probably for the best, because the yellow came out a bit.. vomit-y. Metrix, on the other hand, does not remind me of bloody vomit at all. If you are in Seattle, you should check it out; I am pretty enamored of it. They even sold me conductive thread!

Here is a picture of someone else's chalk looking really awesome as someone adds another drop of food coloring. I have no idea why the dye spreads out like this, but it looks beautiful and fractal-y.

Next up in my list of gathering places for interesting people making interesting things is the Bay Area Maker Faire, which is happening this weekend.

I am excited.

And I lied, there are no other places with people in this post. Just Metrix and Maker Faire. But they are wonderful enough to make up for it.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Random Sketch: Jammer

I am going to pretend that the scene after this one is of scoring points rather than getting hit.

And also I am lousy at backgrounds.
Sketched off a photo taken by Don Osborn Photography at the Eves of Destruction vs. Taco Kickers bout.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


If things (and by things I mean links on this blog) are acting oddly (and by oddly I mean not working), it's probably because I have a domain now!

This will be really exciting when it starts working.

When it does, you can find me at... drumroll...

My own domain! It's almost like I'm famous! Now all I need is a wikipedia entry.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Reverse Steampunk

I am convinced that this is the innovation that will make me rich and famous: Reverse Steampunk. It's genius.

Instead of re-contextualizing modern technology in a Victorian context, Reverse Steampunk re-contextualizes Victorian technology in a modern context.

Imagine the possibilities:
  • A typewriter designed to look like a computer
  • A cellphone that actually only does morse code
  • A horse drawn carriage disguised as a car
  • An iPod that functions as a music box
  • An iPad frame holding a notebook
  • A ballpoint pen that has to be dipped in an ink well
I am going to go gut my laptop now. I suggest you do the same. The possibilities are endless, and endlessly awesome.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Negative Bases

I am too busy right now for any really exciting revelations, so instead I will post a visualization of binary, negabinary, trinary, and negatrinary. For binary, black=1 and white=0, while in trinary black=2, grey=1, and white=0.

I love how the order of the digits reverses in the second column of the trinary systems.
Now I am going to go back to being way busy.