Draft Thesis Proposal: Customization
If we make our buildings, and there after, they make us, what of our things? I want to study how customization of things contributes to the self-actualization of a person. I want to create a platform or framework for customizing our things that facilitates a greater connection between people, things, and the way those things communicate to the world about the story of their owner. I believe...
Answering Frank's Questions: Customization
Our Thesis Development advisor, Frank Chimero, gave us a few questions to frame our thesis explorations. Blocked as I’ve been, I couldn’t bring myself to delve into them until last night. These are my answers are they relate to customization. Defining an Idea What is it? I think what I’m trying to do is determine how we imbue products with personality and put pieces of ourselves...
Shake it out.
I’ve had a hell of time re-adjusting to school and (re)starting the thesis process. I’ve felt adrift, out of my element. I’m already psyching myself out. The hardest part for me is always starting… The following is a bit of stream of consciousness that I wrote about thesis topics, and trying to get started: Topic generation I want to study customization, and how people use...
New Facebook Timeline Is All About Discovery And... →
This is getting me both freaked out and totally psyched about the possibilities.
PythonWise: On The Importance Of Playing →
Closing the book on a saga that began last January: All of my web products are now housed with companies that are NOT owned by a women-hating, endangered animal poaching CEO. My sincere thanks to all the kind customer service guys that helped me out, and my sincere curses to all the people who decided to make it so difficult for me to extricate myself from that company in the first case. ...
Reset the countdown clock.
svaixdmfa: Thesis just started. Or restarted. Whichever. On a related note: I’m going to puke.
Tatooine-like planet discovered! →
This is the biggest thing to hit nerdom since … well, since the mega-rocket unveiling a few days ago. Via Jody.
Get a closer look
I can’t stop laughing. OMG. animalsbeingdicks: “You don’t see the fish? Right there…just a little closer
Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time |... →
10: A lifespan is about one billion heartbeats. This means all creatures may experience the same perception of how long their life is. Which fits neatly into how I’d like to think about the universe.
The “designers should code” bullshit and a not so... →
Some excellent thoughts on a topic I constantly struggle with.