Against the Infinite
Portland, Oregon-based artist AJ Fosik creates amazing wooden sculptures that come to life through vibrant colours. The artist uses a radiant spectrum of colours for each of his pieces, exaggerating their animated nature. As a result, the sculptural works have a whimsical appeal that, upon closer inspection, leads one to question the presence of violent tools and symbols of death (skulls). Ultimately, Fosik’s work explores themes of mortality, idolatry, and the duality of humanity between the physical and symbolic self.
Clumsy Ninja is one of my favorite games of the year. The Natural Motion folks are wizards.
Icycle: On Thin Ice is bizarre and wonderful.
I’m back in upstate NY for Thanksgiving, so I figured it would be cool to stop by my old high school to give a few talks. All in all, it was a pretty awesome experience. My favorite part was hearing about which apps and services were being used.
Here’s what the kidz told me:
Facebook is spammy, full of drama and includes too many adults. One kid told me a story about his grandma finding out that he unfriended her.
Most people are on Snapchat, but nearly everyone seemed uncomfortable talking about it with me. It was almost as if they didn’t want the old dude in the room (me) figuring out about it. I was tempted to let them all know that I’ve been snapping for months and there’s nothing they can do about it.
People had no idea that Instagram is owned by Facebook.
Nobody seemed bothered by the new Instagram ads.
Only one person I met was on Tumblr. He said that he didn’t even have an active page of his own and was on there just to follow cool stuff.
Nearly everyone was on Twitter, with most joining sometime in the last year.
Me and @babsdraws checking out some of @tinysnails wonderful art for a new geography game. So excited. (at MindSnacks HQ v2)
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