i generally find brooks incredibly boring, and an milquetoast enabler of the crazies on the right, but today he was right on:
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…
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.
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
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…
this just goes to show how the news is put forth is more important than what is going on…but pretty funny video!