Like water for the desert, New Media for New Mexico

Archive for March, 2011

against path dependence- it’s time to bushwack!

i generally find brooks incredibly boring, and an milquetoast enabler of the crazies on the right, but today he was right on:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/opinion/29brooks.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&ref=davidbrooks&adxnnlx=1301508125-mpUh9itm4Mit/7Q7sB0u4A

path dependence is why  we are stuck (right now) using internal combustion engines instead of (sustainable)electric- we have invested 100 years in building the infrastructure and innovation that surrounds our hotrod obsessed culture.
all the engineers, plutocrats, etc invested in this do not want to change , it means new degrees and new companies to replace exxonmobilGMfiatBP…

another example is photoshop- all of the cave people who have been using pshop since v.1 need their hot keys/obscure selection strategies to keep working, but there are newer and perhaps more logical ways of doing things, say in the interface of apples aperture, or adobe’s light room- but the behemoth of photoshop keeps expanding, crushing forward and blocking alternate paths…


Billy Shannon video is online

by elizabeth allen

“best in show” winner at WNMU student art show- playing now in mccray art gallery:

“Billy Shannon,” written and performed by Jonny Mahaffey, is a music video produced by local artists in Silver City, New Mexico. Shot in downtown Silver City and the stunning surrounding natural landscape in the high desert. Starring Teresa Dahl-Bredine. Directed by Elizabeth (BJ) Allen. Created in the iDEAlab, WNMU.


title design through the ages


awesome sci-fi painting

by catsano:

©catsano

catsano

using cinema 4-d and a background from NASA(check this link! 100M+ raw files of stars, planets, etc direct from the spacecraft)


new buttons vid

A short stop motion I did for my iDEA animation class at WNMU. I also keyed out the background to add the nice blue background.

by jarrod johnson


no york city

an exploration through the fabric of the City, circa 1983 by rick liss, man those towers were huge!

the magic of the flaneur, sniffing over/under thru the city to find…


the media is the message

this just goes to show how the news is put forth is more important than what is going on…but pretty funny video!