My old compadres at Daemon are looking for a new producer. Is this you? You can read the job posting for the official description but perhaps I can talk about what the role meant for me (and yes, cat herder was officially in my job description at the time which might give you a little insight into the minds of this crew).
So today I hear that HP, faced with mounting competition and a more focussed business strategy are bowing out of consumer electronics. Obviously the competition is too fierce and their efforts not enough. While their electronics generate the most revenue they reap the least profit. I must admit that between an iPad and a netbook I may choose the former, but I am so glad I have the latter for now.
I put my juvenile interviewing skills to use by asking my friend and UX pro Dori Miller why she is planning to swim a double crossing of the English Channel. Thats right, Dori plans to swim to France and then back again and all for a good cause. Check out her answers to such probing questions as “Is peeing while you swim and getting that warm feeling the best thing that will happen to you on your epic challenge?” on her blog: Over the Bounding Main: Eriettas Top Ten Questions about Channel Swimming.
I made some page size graphics that show each Blurb book size on an A3 page to help me plan some book designs.
“The work apparently originates from Gursky being struck by the pictorial quality of the back-of-seat display as it showed the wide expanse of water that he was flying 35,000ft above (with the Horn of Africa to the far left of the screen, a tip of Australia to the right).”
Courtesy of http://twitter.com/henaredegan/status/13388324999 is this link from http://twitter.com/thesc to a mosaic of the main party leaders in the UK election made with their own leaflets. Check out the artwork and the zoom control: http://zoom.thestraightchoice.org/index.html
I saw artist Penny Byrne on ABC TV’s Artscape program this week. In the same week I saw a tribute to her work in a shop window, or it it just a dolls head on porcelain animal coincidence? Somehow I doubt the artist is moonlighting as a window dresser. I guess imitation is a form of flattery.
I just listened to episode one of The Flickerman on Radio National. It is the story of Cornelius Zane-Grey’s search for his missing girlfriend Lucinda. Someone is posting photos of her on Flickr!
I picked up a copy of MX today, (sophisticated reading I know) and noticed this advertisement by State Rail. It warns that anti social behaviour will attract an on the spot fine. I thought Aggressive Guy was pretty close to a persona in marketing. Not a very fleshed out persona I’ll admit, but I think we have all come across someone like this. Bogans, you have been warned!