Meet Boston Dynamics’ new robotic packmule, BigDog. This four-legged walker, funded by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)—yes, the folks that invented the interweb—walks up/down hills, in snow, over cinderblocks and reacts to being kicked. For some reason, I feel bad for it when it’s struggling to stay up on ice. In any sense, it’s a lot more nimble than Floyd*. Read more
Broadway Video Senior Designer, Katherine Burke, approached my company (era//404) to develop the ActionScript 3 interface for NBC Universal‘s 5-Year Anniversary project, entitled “Milestones.” The site, designed by Ms. Burke, is hosted on NBCUni.com and linked from NBC.com, NBCUni.com and UniversalStudios.com. The interface provides a timeline for users to chart NBC Universal’s major achievements over the past five years.
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Well, another year and I’ve got another sketchbook to show for it. I don’t know if you got a chance to see the previous sketchbook 1, sketchbook 2, or the illustrations I did for the global investment project, or the illustrations I created to accompany my short story, “The Change“, or the tarot cards that we created for Tina’s birthday. If you didn’t, have a look. Anyway, enjoy these sketches too. The photos didn’t come out so well so I might try again when I have more time. Read more
A friend of mine, who used to intern for Mike Perry at his studio in Brooklyn, told me of the upcoming release of this book. I’m not really too much of a fan of his illustration or typography, myself, (I much prefer Jessica Hirsche‘s work) but know that a few other [d]online readers mentioned that they were.
Katherine sent this link, which I thought was funny/interesting enough to repost on [d]online. I was a late admirer of J. R. R. Tolkien. In 4th or 5th grade, Mike Fishbein read The Hobbitt. All I knew was that he could draw a much better dragon than I could (probably still can). So my 9-year-old mind figured that it must have to do with some secrets he’d gleaned from the Tolkien book. Not understanding most of the words or messages in The Hobbitt, I gave up after three pages.
Ok, here I am, smugly proud of myself for the math involved with Musikal Chairs (most of which was written by Zeh, Paul and Mike), and then I come across I ♥ Sketch, a magnificent application that blows my work out of the water (yet again).
I don’t really understand most of the views/terms in the tutorial, but assume they have a lot to do with architectural renderings. Either way, this program (and the modeler in the tutorial) make me feel significantly less intelligent than I thought I was. Enjoy.
Well, another year and I’ve got another sketchbook to show for it. I don’t know if you got a chance to see the previous sketchbook, or the illustrations I did for the global investment project, or the illustrations I created to accompany my short story, “The Change“, or the tarot cards that we created for Tina’s birthday. If you didn’t, have a look. Anyway, enjoy these sketches too. Your comments and feedback are always welcome/appreciated. Read more