Screenshots: “A series of drawings from an isometric perspective, in the style of a computer game.” Definitely one of the most interesting projects I’ve seen in a while. Funnily enough, I made my way here by following a link from a news blurb written by Justin Hall on Mindjack. But as I was looking through them I was also loading up harrumph in another window… and of course Heather’s linked to the site as well.
Community computing centers
are an interesting way to bring technology, libraries, modern communications and the like to areas with insufficient infrastructures to support home or even business connections, like in Africa. Lots of people are working on them in that context. It seems that people find it an interesting idea in the US too: Cyber Centers Burn Up Atlanta [in Wired News].
The digital divide does exist, it’s just not as simple a matter as most nay-sayers propose. It’s a cultural and political issue, mixed intricately with questions of pedagogical theory, infrastructure development (and hence market issues in the development of major capital projects), among other things.
Which reminds me….
I have to get back to work on the website for Zeke’s Gallery, a little commercial gallery that a friend of mine started just over a year ago. He specializes in first solo exhibitions, which is great cause he displays work by artists who are just starting to make their way in the world – at least as artists who make their living doing art work. Of course, it goes without saying that I’m basically doing the site for free, as is my pattern. As I used to have on an old personal site (and on my CV), “I do websites for worthwhile projects, usually for free.” [Consider this entry here a little self-prodding, self-motivation.]
Listening to the show
has prompted me to update my “about” page again. I have some more to say there – and now’s the time. Or soon, anyhow. I think it’s going to rain all weekend. Boo, but good for this site (and my other side projects).
Not much today
cause I’ve been wildly busy. Work is always more interesting (ahem), and my side projects are building up.