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This past spring I spent several days observing art classes at the School of Arts and Technology at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Lincoln Center. MLK Jr. used to be just one school, but a few years back it was closed because it was considered a "failing school" by the New York Dept. of Ed (many students were failing, the school had a low graduation rate and there was also a shooting that occurred). The NYDoE then re-opened the school with 5 sub-schools located inside (schools are separated by floor levels). One of these schools, the School of Arts and Technology, is where I decided t...
I just came across a website that caught my attention. The website is for the creative ad agency Mother. Mother's main office is in London (Shoreditch, actually; it's slightly east of London and is an "up & coming artsy community") and the agency is considered one of the hottest creative agencies in the UK. Because of their success, they opened an office in NYC in 2003 (I believe). One of my friends from undergrad recently started working at their NYC office and I was curious about the agency, so I googled their website. The NYC branch has no website,...
I know there has been lots of discussion about social networking sites like Facebook or MySpace, mainly because of privacy reasons, however, an article in the New York Times today highlights another feature of sites like this; the ability for high school seniors that already know where they will be attending in the fall to meet with students in their class online before they meet in person at orientation (read the article here). In the article, a high school senior is highlighted. The senior, Monique Y...
As I was reading PerezHilton today (I'm a tabloid junkie...), I saw this, which Gary introduced about a month ago in his blog here: The future of online television You won't find videos of laughing babies, choreographed wedding routines, or epic karaoke performances on Joost. Unlike YouTube, this new online video site is not a hub for user-generated content, but rather a potential revolution in the way people watch network television. Formerly known by the code name The Venice Project, Joost is being la...
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This site was create by the music genome project. Basically, you type in the name of a song or an artist you like and the program generates music that is similar to that song/artist. It's great for music geeks as well as those that just love to procrastinate. Be warned though, the site is addictive!
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I first came across this website in college. It was shown to me by a professor in my Digital Design class right before we started working in Flash. It is the thesis project of Graphic Design MFA student Maria Claudia Cortes. She graduated a couple of years ago from Rochester Institute of Technology and now works for Kodak. Check it's a great tool for learning about color as well as the potential of flash.