Heres another Creators Project video: An interview with Casey Reas, the co-creator of the Processing Programming language along side Ben Fry. This video is a quick interview and shows some of his work.
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This video simultaneously inspires me beyond anything else I’ve seen and makes me want to give up. This video is a peek into Benjamin Aranda and Chris Laschs’ studio, ideology and process regarding their generative approach to design using geometry, fractal structures and crystalline structures as a base for real world objects.
hey Guys, before the holidays I put up an image of a 303 flask that I made on facebook and it was very well received – so I decided to do a run of these for all the old school gear heads I’m friends with. These will be a limited run and once they are gone who knows if or when Ill do another run.
About the Flask – This is a stainless steel flask that is powder coated with glossy black paint, the sandblasting etches away the black and gives a very nice high contrast scratch resistant etch. The design won’t fade smudge or wear over time unless you are a complete rager and drag it along the floor of the club as you are getting dragged to the curb by the bouncers.
The cost is $25 (includes shipping in the US) The artwork was meticulously redrawn in illustrator and I sandblast them myself in the shop. I can ship internationally but the total cost is $30 to most places. If you would like quantity of these please contact me.
Feel free to ask my any questions you have either here or on facebook
For the 4th time, I was honored to be invited back to the annual Photosynthesis festival held on the northwest tip of the Olympic Penninsula on the epicly beautiful Makah tribe land. This is the downtempo set I did in the H’art center on sunday night. I used this as a chance to play some of the weirder eclectic sound-scape / sound-design glitchy IDM tunes that have been collecting dust in my folders.
Be sure to check out the uptempo set I also did this year.
Also: My uptempo set from 2011
I was honored to be invited back to the 5th annual Photosynthesis festival held on the northwest tip of the Olympic Penninsula on the epicly beautiful Makah tribe land on Neah Bay.This event is special for many reasons but I think what does it the most for me is the cultural cross pollination with the Native Makah tribe who have lived and fished on the land for many thousands of years. The tidal flats north of Neah Bay lend their own form of magic to the timeless feeling I experience when visiting.
This year I was asked to do two sets – One upbeat set on the main stage and a downtempo chillout set in the H’art dome. this, of course, is the uptempo set which is comprised mostly of special edits of my favorite songs to squeeze as much goodness as possible into an hour set. The genres go all over the place to the degree that I hesitate to list them in case someone confuses this mix for the confused rambling of a eclectic madman.
With Special thanks To Mark Hall for handling the recording of this and a shout out to the Photosynthesis crew for all their hard work creating such a special event.
Also: My uptempo set from 2011
Ok, you got me. I’ve been absolutely terrible about staying on top of the blog postings. File this post under “better late than never”.
This is a little photo journal of our trip to Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast. It’s a beautiful gem on the Oregon coast because its one of the few places where it wasn’t covered by lava flow. This means that a large shelf of sandstone from the ancient ocean floor has been pushed up above the water where the elements slowly carve and shape it. This means you get to climb and explore amongst the result of millions of years of the energies of wind and water against sandstone. It’s one of those places that really makes me realize how immense a span of time a million years is.
I went on this little adventure with my friend Chad (Bogmon) and my best friend Alisha and Pro-tip: get past where everyone else goes and get amongst it. Afterwards several hours of playing the sun you can always opt for a well earned meal of Fish & chips with the Kiwanda Cream ale from Pelican Brewery. Damn good beer. Damn good fish and chips.
When asked by the good folks at Chilluminati if I wanted to play once again at the Karmaklysm event in Wisconsin this summer Alisha and I deciced to make it into a roadtrip to see Priest Lake – Idaho, Glacier National Park, the Grasslands, and Minneapolis along the long drive from Portland to Wisconsin. I was excited to give the newest addition to my kit a field test, this being the jawdropping 70-200mm f2.8 II. We had previously tried to book a 7 day backcountry hike, but it fills up fast and the hikes are awarded by lottery. We settled for a staying two nights. We camped at flattop mountain two nights. In the day in between hiking in and hiking out we hiked up to 50 mountain which was amazing – all in all it was a quality 27 mile hike. from which my legs are still sore. After Glacier we drove all day until we could go no further and caught the National Grasslands in North Dakota in the early morning. By the evening we ended up in Minneapolis and enjoy dinner and drinks with our friend Mellissa. We spent the next two days at the event with our homie Chad (Bogmon for those in the know). Not a whole lot to say about the cannonball run on the way back other than we tried to barrel through it as fast as possible. If you like any of the photos I recommend checking them out large to see the incredible detail the new lens captures (the wide angles of course are with the 10-22mm)
Awe-inspiring early morning storm front in North Dakota
Alisha spinning in the Grasslands
Alisha took this one =)
Moutain range from across the valley.
My first bokeh test. So smooth I want to eat it.
Priest Lake Sunset Bokeh test 2
Montana Field at days end.
Meeting of mountains
Fractal Mountain side lit by sparse cloudbreaks.
View from Flattop Mountain
50 Mountain. This meadow fills me with a special feeling. =)
More Glacier majesticness. New word!
U-shaped Glacial Valley
The business end of the storm.
This was a special set which was part of a larger special weekend (see the photoblog for photographic evidence). This set occurred between Dj Cam and Tipper on the main stage Saturday night. I spent quite a long time preparing for this set, cutting tons of special edits of songs I like but drag on too long, slicing and dicing bits into songs I like. The recording has a mic which was posted on one of the beams – throughout the recording you’ll hear cheering and crowd noise – mostly in a good way. This is also responsible for a slightly less than pristine audio quality. Oh well cant win em all. =) Rest assured the real audio sounds much crisper and kickass on a soundsystem.
oh… and it starts abruptly and ends abruptly. again… not my department. I would like to thank Mark Hall who I assume handled the recording of the sets and getting them all online.
Garrett who was running sound, shot some videos during this set so you can peep it. I think the audio is quite loud so you might wanna check your volume first. =)
I work for a company called Astral Buoyancy, they make really nice lifevests for insane kayakers who throw themselves off 200 foot waterfalls in large pieces of plastic. Every year we goto this really large event called Outdoor Sport retailer. I spent some time going around snapping photos (with permission of course) of my favorite booths there and also got some photos of products I had my artistic input in
Columbia Sportswears Future Lounge
Oh man… futuristic logos
North Faces Set up.
Northface interactive display
Keens set up. I shoulda stuck around for happy hour.
Ospreys super function layout
Sorry I forgot which booth this awesome was attached to
The Bad Kidz throwing down
How many drunk kayakers can you fit in a van? 12.
An embossed folder I designed
A life vest I designed art for. more here
A limited edition carbon fiber helmet with the same art. This will be given away at some point in the future.
Crazy storm out of nowhere. Utah always puts the fear of god in me.
Some awesome graff spotted on the streets.
Future retro compostion
Inside the scale model of the Mormon temple theres this crazy pool on the back of oxen. What happens in there? Soaking?
Full picture of the inside of the mormon temple
Yonton of Astral and Jeff from American Whitewater raffling off the window painting.