This is the initial part of a sketchnote that I did this past Sunday in Greensboro, NC at the Idiot Box comedy club. Was an interesting night, though it took a bit long for the crowd to warm up. Still, it was an opportunity to get out and sketch some. Doing this during short comedy sketches is a bit of a challenge, but I think that by the end of the night that I got the hang of grabbing both the comic and their box of laughs.
Stay tuned for more sketchontes. You can view my gallery of past sketchnotes here.
Even when the picture of a rising sun is rested
I’m only a few minutes away from the press
French processes bean me with pressure sometimes unbearable
And I’m left under the water hoping the tide turns back Continue reading “Poem: A Sun’s Reality Press” →
Was just (Saturday afternoon) sitting here (a coffeeshop) doing another set of drawings on my iPad and my mind went again to the thought of getting rid of my iPad, and reinvesting in the idea of my mobile as the computing center of things. My mobile, a stylus to "write on the air," and then a canvas being anything…
Continue reading “A Mobile, A Stylus, A Canvas Reinvented” →
In the past days, I’ve gotten the same question twice: what are some of the best iPad apps? Now, many years back when I used to do scores of software reviews for PDAs and mobile phones, this would be something that I could “somewhat” easily answer (given the aims the person wanted to use a device for, the capabilities of a device, and any budget constraints). I’m less inclined to try scores and scores of apps on my iPad, and therefore my usage of it doesn’t really lend itself to answering the question of what’s the best app for it. I can say though, if you were to take the perspective that the iPad is a blank canvas, then you can evolve into a kind of use that does make sense, and keeps you in the right perspectives of computing and life.
Continue reading “Evolving with an iPad (Apps and Usage)” →
Been a while since writing (here). Not that there’s not been anything to write about, but I’m not exactly sure how to write about what goes on in this head without rehasing the same stuff over and over. And really, who wants to read that?
Continue reading “A Whimper in the Noise” →
So. Following the utopicomp (sorry, there it is) ideal of calm computing we’re gonna have to be subtle with this if we’re going anywhere with it, right? Less is more work. We should consider the potential issue of uncanny valley as applied to behaviour and may choose to sidestep it entirely. We could draw inspiration from things like Apple’s design of the sleep light on the Macbook Pro which is so obviously designed to pulsate at the same rate as its breathing would be (if it had lungs) whilst it’s asleep. It’s just enough that it gives the machine a feeling of sentience but what would happen if that speed was ever so slightly increased or decreased based on certain conditions? Would it give the impression that something is wrong? I reckon it might not immediately, but once you get to know the device and its personality you’d be used to its normal behaviour and then really notice when it starts behaving differently. Being a bit offish with you maybe. I’m pretty sure people already do this with computers when their operating system starts to get a bit sluggish or glitchy – I know I do – but maybe we could play with that a bit.
Continue reading “Computing That Invokes Emotions of It’s Own, Relates to Ours” →
Another week, and another edition of the Carnival of the Mobilists. This week, it’s being hosted over at Stephen and Allison Hoober’s blog. Another nice suite of articles this week, and actually a bit more variety than in previous weeks. Have only cracked the surface personally since I’m in the midst of work for MMM, but it’s certainly nice to know that I have some reading for later this week for when things slow down. You don’t have to wait though. Get on over and enjoy this week’s best in mobile blogging.
Late last week this photo of recent Nokia mobile devices was posted on Twitter. The person titled it “a year of evolution from Nokia” and instigated that there might be something forthcoming as there is a bit of a evolution that does seem to be happening in these devices being placed as they are. There can be an evolution here, but it might not be what could be easily assumed, let’s look at this in a bit more detail and see what mobile evolutions are there to uncover.
Continue reading “Mobile Evolutions in a Nokia Photograph” →
I know how much I propigate around the web; and given my service provider; that’s a ton of information to have about a bro that I physically, and in many respects legally, can’t do anything about.
There’s another option isn’t there?
This past week, I’ve attended a few meetings where I could sit back and take notes. In one of these meetings, before I sat down a person asked if I would be drawing my notes (sketchnotes) as I did previously. He enjoyed watching me draw them, and was one of a few persons on Twitter/Meetup who benefited by my posting of those notes. I did draw my notes then, and in a few days took a bigger step of puting myself out there as an artist who creates a visual note (sketchnote) for meetings, workshops, or even conferences.
Continue reading “Let Me Be Your Visual Note-Taker for Meetings/Workshops/Conferences” →
Smart glasses + an efficient, clipable-to-your-clothing computer + savy voice/gesture control interface + integration with all parts of your life that matters + decent price for the core (computer + 1 accessory) = wearable computing > mobile.
The only question I now have is when. Because the parts are certainly there to pull this off.
The other day on Twitter, I mentioned that I’m in need of a shift. Well, not in need as much as I’ve made a few personal decisions that means that I need to shift how I go about much of life. Its probably best stated this way (was said on Twitter/LinkedIn):
Continue reading “Shift: A Thought Towards Tools” →