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Posted by BMadmin on Thursday Sep 13, 2007 Under Uncategorized

Here is my 4th Year Production Blog

Now I’m going to bed.

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Posted by BMadmin on Monday Mar 24, 2008 Under Uncategorized

‘Slip inside now, watch me fall and watch me flow
‘Cause we are changing structure
So kill the light and watch me glow’


Well once again I managed to pull it off at the last second, literally! I finished up around noonish, got over to the school and did a bunch of repairs on stuff that had broken or come loose. Once I got it up and running people really responded well to it!

My crit went a lot better than I imagined, so I am very relieved for that! I did some touring out in public and no-one even even gave me much notice other than the occasional look and stare! I have a few corrections and fixes to do in preparation for the big show on Thursday!

What a day! Once again I was late to the show, doing some last minute fixes and trying to get my show cards printed. So I showed up late, but everything was working well and I had a steady stream of curiosity seekers and people wanting to show their friends and folks. Kent managed to come out to the show and got some pictures and got to see how everything worked, he seemed very impressed with how it all turned out so I am glad he came out!

The afterparty however kind of went bust after the liquor permit got revoked, everyone split up all over, so I went around to a few different places. Got some great reactions though!


Today was alright, I had some big problems with some really crappy battery clips, I did some short talks to school tours and mostly just hung out and took a bit of documentation footage. I also participated in a few things going on through the day like The Darcys Recording some tracks for a new song (I think) and taking part in a lecture by Georg Janick, a philosophy professor in Boston over Second Life. I actually called the professor through my project and spoke to his very confused wife, who I mistook for his office assistant. I grabbed some fresh few components for tomorrow’s show, I have a few people coming so I want everything to be a nice and perfect!


Today went very nicely! All my circuits were working fine, the speakers were being a little fussy and some of the Cool Neon has a pinch or something in it, but otherwise it was a smooth day! I had a pretty steady stream of demos an stuff through the day, I got to talk to Wes’ Mom from the Darcys among all sort of other family and friends!

My folks came in to town to see the show and I had some friends swing by to check it out and everyone really enjoyed the show! I have been wearing my project out at night going drinking and stuff and I have gotten a lot of good interest from people on the street as well! Now it’s time to get some rest, edit through my documentation and get that ready to submit and send it around with thank yous to everyone who helped make this project possible


I am really cutting it close once again! Even when you plan to be done weeks in advance, you still find yourself scrambling the night before!

So I sent out a few invites/notices and reminders, I am trying to wrap up all the wiring and everything that I need to take care of. I finally got to see the jacket tonight and am I ever excited! Adrienne has done an spectacular job, I am so glad I managed to get her on board for this project!

I’ll post some pictures later, for now I have another long sleepless night ahead of me.

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STÆTIM – Post Show

Posted by BMadmin on Sunday Mar 30, 2008 Under Uncategorized

Right up till the last minuteCall me Watch me glow BackviewFixing somethingdemo 3demo 1 demo 2

Thank You!

I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who has been involved in my project and who has helped me along the way:

  • Kent Burles, of course who has been a dedicated part of this project from the start and has pulled through for me a number of times!
  • Adrienne Baker, for sticking with the project and coming through with a fantastic jacket!
  • My Thesis Advisors, Lila, Kathleen, Dave and Mark
  • Ira Nayman, for helping me get started
  • James Fung and Raymond Lo from U of T, introducing me to Glogger and Steve Mann’s work
  • Hans Jarne and Ed Hutchinson from Ericsson and Sony-Ericsson for getting me the phones!
  • Josh at Cool Neon for helping me figure out what supplies I needed and fixing the small shipping error
  • Scott Clifford for designing my show cards
  • Tok for taking some great documentation video and photos, getting my show cards printed and helping me get to the show!

Thank you to all my friends and family who have been there to support me through the course of the project and of course my classmates who really pulled out all the stops and helped to put together an amazing show!

Now that the show is over I have been very inspired and encouraged by the work that has been done. I think that maybe yes, I could go forward making interesting gadgets and such as art and could be successful. Right now I am just getting all my ideas out and written down so that when I have some more time I can maybe get to it!

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A Few Updates

Posted by BMadmin on Monday Apr 21, 2008 Under Uncategorized

I had to fix a few things due to the recent update of WordPress, the good news is those using IE and Safari should be able to see a noticeable change for the better!

I’ve uploaded some partial documentation and am working on an interactive dvd that will contain more documentation and footage. I’ve finished out all my school exams and stuff and am just trying to get my life somewhat organized again.

I plan on working on the jacket soon, fixing up some wiring and working out some bugs. I will also have some news about events I am planning on attending in the near future as well as pictures from recent events as they come in!

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Maker Faire – San Mateo California

Posted by BMadmin on Friday May 2, 2008 Under Uncategorized

Here I am in California attending the Maker Faire with the crew from iGargogyle.com

So far things have gone pretty well, my original flight got cancelled due to bad weather, but I got bumped to a direct flight to San Francisco. I got through customs alright, I had to go through a secondary inspection, explain my project and explain why the estimated value was so much.

It’s about 8:30 local time here so I am going to go grab some food and wait for the iGargoyle crew to arrive from L.A.

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