August 24, 2007
Just got back from the Janice Dickinson Modeling experience. Wowsers. Here's my documentation. The segment doesn't air until December. More later.
August 21, 2007
I'll be in LA this morning (right now I'm in NYC) to shoot a segment for the reality TV show, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. Janice wants to turn her agency green. I'm there to help, and to get het into the solar bikini. I'll be back in NYC tonight, god willing. More to come.
August 07, 2007
SIGGRAPH unravel 2007
It's the SIGGRAPH UnRavel festival 2007 in sunny San Diego California! I just wish I was actually there. I'm doing some really artsy shit in Chicago, but thanks to some last minute favors from great friends, it looks like everything is working out alright for the solar bikini during this two-day event. A nice spread this morning on the BBC's website including othe ITPers Jenny Chowdhury and Joo Youn Paek. I can't wait to roll out the iDrink!
July 09, 2007
Oh boy. The Solar Bikini was covered today by the national news personality Kurt the Cyberguy on the CW11 in NYC, KTLA in LA, and WGN in Chicago. The solar bikini has gotten press before, but none of this magnitude. A fairly good first showing for the first person who has actually put the thing on. Thanks to Preston Noon for being my doppelgänger and the bikini's "handler" while I was away in Chicago. All in all a decent summer so far for the bikini. I may have to take Preston's advice though on the PayPal account for SolarCoterie. I'm flat broke with hundreds of dollars worth of solar bikini on my hands.
I believe the proper quote to end on would be, "you don't really need an iPod, because we all have music inside our head."
September 16, 2006
sustainable energy::open proposal
An open proposal to the Sustainable Enegy class & the whole of ITP:
I was thinking-on-paper (as opposed to thinking out loud) after our first Sustainability class, and thought that I'd post the result, get your thoughts, start a dialogue, generate ideas.
This is in re: the possibility of individual projects of the members of the class as subsets (sub-projects) of a larger scale project involving the whole class and it's unique position (talent / resources / specificity of the course topic).
Sitting in the first sustainability class on Thursday, I was prepared to be non-plussed regarding what were about to discuss. It's a shitty thing, but I'll admit that I only signed up for the class because it was a two-credit class that I happened to signup for before it closed.
As the class got underway, and as we started to circle the room, talking about what our backgrounds in the subject were, what our passions in the subject were, etc., I was surprised to find that I actually had something to say, and more so the feeling that actually welled up within my angsty teenage-ey thoughts on the subject.
It became apparant to me at that moment that this was a special course being taught here, and moreso that we as the participants in the class were in a position to do something special. Other courses offered this semester may approach a specific topic, and the resulting work and projects are bound to stretch the limits of that subject and that form in very disparate ways. Other classes tend to output a range of product, from art-piece to big-game to social-networker. This course "Sustainable Practices," seems to be about one thing. Change. And, change, for the betterment of all.
The more people that want something to change, the more likely that change is to occur.
What I am about to suggest then, may negate individual projects, being worked on by individual people, that have been dreamed up in individual minds.
I believe that we have a unique opportunity to use and pool the resources of our class as a whole to affect change on a large scale within our immediate environment.
What could happen if we, the whole class, worked on the same project:
Getting ITP, or a section of ITP "off the grid."
It is an enormous undertaking, and one which I believe would necessitate the participation of the majority of those enrolled in the class. The scale of the project would also have the benefit of a broad spectrum of topics and techniques to be covered. In other words, the project is broad enough to include many of the topics that may otherwise be covered as parts of individual projects. From the negotiations with Administration to the research of the tech to make it happen, the project would need to be broken down into sub-projects with committees assigned to each. In this way, individuals can work on specific things coinciding with their specific interests in taking the course in the first place. These smaller projects would be in service of the "whole." I also think, we would need a "director" of sorts to manage the project, simply for the reason of scale. As the instructor of the course, I think Tom would make a good candidate.
Is this at all feasible, to work on a class project that spans the semester, and involves the entire class?
I would appreciate any thoughts you may have. At all.
Posted by andrew schneider at 07:46 PM
September 10, 2006
sustainable practices week.01
I look forward to learning as much as I can from my fellow class-mates in a subect I know little about, and gaining the resources neccessary to educate myself further on the broad topic of sustainable practices.
Specific things I am interested in tend toward the technological side of the spectrum. I hope to research and experiment with solar technology, among other things. Of course, I say that. But I really know nothing about it.
Design as a sustainable practice also interests me. How small changes in an environ or work flow can drastically modify the way in which people live and work.
I also hope to propose a very-large scale and evolving project that may surpass the scope of the semester, and could possibly be an ongoing project at ITP.
more to come...
Posted by andrew schneider at 08:44 PM