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Idea Coincidentally, I had been thinking about maps for a while when it came time to think about fleshing out an idea for this project.  So, the idea really started with a picture of a map in my head.  That naturally led to the idea of ‘place poems’.  Basically, could…

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4-axis rd. 2

I’m thinking of making a lamp – and with the 4-axis, now I have the opportunity to make a custom base for it.  I had a piece of 1/2″ thick walnut that would make a great testing ground.  Ideally after getting the part just the way I want it, I’d…

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AOAC Final Concept

Rationale and concept I’ll be working with Dalit on a final app – and we’ve decided to take a critical look at how mobile technology inserts itself into our lives by making a satirical ‘conversation helper’ app.  It’s based on the assumption that as computers get better at decoding what…

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4 Axis Mill Skill Builder

I really had no idea what to make.  For whatever reason I felt stumped this week.  So I made a really simple letter ‘J’ using the 4-axis mill. I cut a piece of scrap plywood to size and used an 1/8″ flat bit.  The setup was smooth.  I added some…

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Can technology feed us?

Once wholly faithful in the ability of technology to solve all of what ails our society, today I’ve become more cynical, more skeptical.  If my teeth fall out because I didn’t take good enough care of them?  Technology can fix that.  If we spill oil in the ocean?  Let’s just…

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The Legislator

Poking around the NYTimes API, I noticed they had information on recently introduced bills to congress.  Personally, I think it’s hilarious and amazing that legitimate bills being brought to congress consist of things like A bill to establish the composition known as America the Beautiful as the national anthem side…

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Reading Reactions – Week 9

Considering the future is an interesting task.  How does one propose a solution for a problem that doesn’t yet exist?  Assumptions must be made, and those assumptions extrapolated to their logical end.  At which point, along this journey of thought, we are forced to momentarily stop thinking about the now,…

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