OMG—I am going to graduate.

Check in– Yesterday was a good day. The software for the “Grinder” is working. Will be drawing Friday and producing the last drawing piece for my Thesis Show.

Still got to get to IKEA to find the enclosure. The enclosure I really want to have finished by 11•22.\r\n\r\nHanded off my thesis to Piotr so now all three of my committee members have it. The Learning Center is doing a final read. My committee will meet on December 12th at 12:30p.m. I will graduate on the 16th. Whoa!

I chose to put Michael’s and my photo up because I need to acknowledge how important this man is to me. I’m the blonde and Mike is the handsome man in from of me.


Busy next couple of days… I got the software running for the Grinder piece. I will need two computers but I think it will work out just fine. Today I need to finish my citations and get the furniture for the installation. Perhaps I will be able to work on it later today and tomorrow. I think I will be able to do some drawing outside Friday–looks like it will be a nice day.
Nothing profound but logging in.

Graphic Design for the Non Designer’

I began working on a course to follow-up the postcard course, which I taught online for Minneapolis College of Art and Design. This course will be five weeks. I will be teaching design principles and elements. I will be looking for course material in the next fews weeks.

Out the Back Window

This photo was taken in 2004. A bit dark, I know, a bit depressing but I had to pause when I saw it. My life will be changes quite significantly in the next few weeks.

Today I have been doing catch up on putting myself online. I found Flock, a new browser. Wow! I can’t believe the additional features it offers. Check it out. I’ve been playing with it all day. I think it has introduced me to a whole new way of thinking about how to network.

Flock – New Media, New Relevance

[…] when writing for a global audience with a variety of perspectives, being “relevant” is more important than being “authoritative”, and will better encourage a global dialogue. And in order to be “relevant”, writing must not implicitly subordinate cultures that are foreign to its own intellectual tradition. This is not a matter of ethics or morals; it is a matter of being relevant to today’s world. 

Dyske Suematsu 2004

I’ve been playing with Flock and have made incredible discoveries. New to me…  Technorati, Last. FM, and Each of these interconnected groups of people with similar interests–these sites go a long way in creating virtual communities and with it comes for me a new way to check in and reevaluate.

The last few weeks I have been reading and writing about Kara Walker, Bill Viola and James Turrell. What I discovered about their work is that each of them work hard to reveal the fallibility of our perceptions. Each of these artist work to reveal alternate or realities to the viewer. That is the relevance of their work–they let the light in.’

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