11. information is beautiful

11. information is beautiful

Since for the next section of our class we’re putting an emphasis on inforgraphics, I figured it was as good a time as any to mention one of my favorite sites for the past few years: Information Is Beautiful They mayke, yeah, beautiful inforgraphics that combine being informative with being visual appealing and easy to … Continue reading

10. demons/luck

10. demons/luck

Today started with an earthquake and ended with a headache. Today’s short-lived outing went to Shimokitazawa, to see the annual tengu-matsuri for the second year in a row. My shots from last year were nicer than the ones I’m left with this year, but I blame the headache! In fact the last photo in last year’s … Continue reading

9. stranger (ds106 #1.2)

9. stranger (ds106 #1.2)

It’s been a week since I posted my first photo for the Stranger Portraits assignment. (At this rate, I’m sure it will actually take me another five weeks to finish ><) Anywho, as a refresher, here’s the assignment description: Take a portrait of a total stranger each day for 7 days. Try to capture their image in … Continue reading

8. minimal again (ds106 #3)

8. minimal again (ds106 #3)

Despite the great amount of time it took, I really enjoyed doing the past ds106 I did – the Minimalist Travel Poster for Yubaba’s bathhouse in Spirited Away. So I decided to do another similar assignment! These Are for the Minimalist TV/Movie Poster assignment. I found this assignment a bit by chance while googling for … Continue reading

7. snowkyo

7. snowkyo

There’s really no point to this post other than go OMG LOOK SNOW! I got out of class at 8PM yesterday, scurried over the train station without an umbrella (pssh, I have a scarf.) Thirty minutes later I got out at my station, and it had started to snow. It amuses me that the Japanese … Continue reading

6. minimal (ds106 #2)

6. minimal (ds106 #2)

Since I haven’t really been able to keep up with the Stranger Portraits assignment like I wanted to, I felt I should take the time to at least make a submission for one of the other assignments in stead. This is one that I had my eye in early one while browsing the ds106 database: … Continue reading

5. photographer goes rawr

5. photographer goes rawr

I was late for class today, but still arrived in time to hear the professor’s talk about plagiarism and crediting your sources. Still a little scattered from rushing to school and having numerous elbows jabbed into the side of my ribs and lungs on the Namboku line, I didn’t comment when one student asked about … Continue reading

4. stranger (ds106 #1.1)

4. stranger (ds106 #1.1)

So yesterday morning I was trying to do my first ds106 assignment and I realized there was one fundamental flaw to my attempt to do the “Return to the Scene of the Crime” assignment: the photo I had brought with me (because it’s one of the few printed photos I have) was shot with my … Continue reading

3. mjau

3. mjau

I sometimes wish I were a cat. Actually, no, I very rarely do – but ‘sometimes’ sounds better for an opening than ‘I might have once or twice when I was really stressed have wished that I was a cat.’ Anyway. Cats. The internet has a bizarre fascination with cats, which I know of only … Continue reading

2. louder

2. louder

We were supposed to write something proper on our thoughts about the internet. I think. And I didn’t, hah. Let’s be honest, I take the internet for granted, as a given. My dad jokes that I go through withdrawals whenever I’m without internet for more than a few hours. (Let me just point out that capitalizing … Continue reading