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my sword and shield

I sometimes think about “small problems” (everyday things I think can be resolved with a little bit of extra effort for less effort in the long run); and yesterday’s discussion with Pjcherri was about the lack of pockets on female outfits for smartphones, and ways to get around it. Although people might say that putting the phone in a purse will suffice, a purse is actually not appropriate for all situations, and most people are unwilling to put their phones down, even for a little while.

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Next time, I will actually look up what the item is before I tell people my solution was (in a joking, call-caps manner) “SMARTPHONE GARTER BELTS,” when I actually meant was thigh holsters and garters, or variation on the thunderwear for phones. Overall, with the new BlackBerry 10 out, smartphones are going to be a part of our lives now, we might as well make room for it. It’s slightly uncomfortable to watch friends and co-workers put their phones in strange places…or perhaps my definition of “strange” is stricter.

But the overall idea is that I was thinking that the phone aound be safer closer to the body. But that would mean that I’m enforcing the idea that women have some reason to have their phone nearby? @_@

Team Willet 2~ I played for the first time, and I’ll hopefully get better so I can be more useful in team battles. Art by S. Lannigan.
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Thanks to everyone that helped with the semiotics of “casual” attire.

love & execution// strange frames

“One can think of user experience design (UX) of digital products as consisting of three overlapping concerns: form, behaviour, and content. Interaction design is focused on the design of behaviour, but is also concerned with how that behaviour relates to form and content. […]industrial and graphic design are concerned with the form of products and services, but also must ensure that their form supports use, which requires attention to behaviour and content.”

-Alan Cooper, About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design

The orange bear overlooks us all~
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I’ve been busy catching up with projects and Jobmine, but here’s a few photos from the Canadian Undergraduate Press conference NASH75.

Name tag: aesthetically pleasing, but little consideration for its original purpose.
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Talk by an editor for World’s Best News Design Volume 33.
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Brian Stelter of the New York Times speaking about the “wildfire” in journalism. 
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Food is better in good company. We got to see DK-san again!
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Probably the best speaker in terms of being enthralling – he filled the room with his talk on long-form journalism. This is the first time I have ever heard the term “story-boner” used in regards journalism. 
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Thanks to Wilfrid Laurier’s The Cord for the ride home.
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Apparently it’s called “My Forged Wedding,” and the catch is that that prologue is free, but each route costs $3.99, and to get to the ending (after 15 or so chapters), it’s another $3.99. In a way, you pay for as many guys as you like, but if you’re a completionist…well.

And an exercise in stubbornness continues into week four-
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sleepless nights in the city

Some old posts of work I had neglected earlier.

Photos taken of Nuit Blanche Toronto (September 29, 2012), and originally published in the October 5, 2012 issue of Imprint.

Interactive installation by UW Architecture students. 
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Shelley Miller’s “Throw-Up”
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Yves Caizergues’ “Green Invaders”
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Michael Alstad’s “Liquid Cohesion”
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I’ve also posted this to my fine arts blog, White Wind Musings, in addition to my entire third year fine arts documentation. Check it out when you have time. ^_^

And it turns out the Christmas presents I had agonized over aren’t going to be here until next year…super-early birthday gifts, perhaps? ><"

Maybe it's just me, but the people that complain about others that post too much about themselves- is it because you yourself have nothing worthy of being posted about, or an odd sense of envy that another person has happiness?

It is that season after all, where you can't quite walk around a mall or a public place without feeling envy about the people around you.

Anyways. Time to sleep.