Monday, June 20, 2005

Public Art: Cambridge River Festival



Cambridge is pretty cool. We met this guy at the Cambridge River festival. He's a high school art teacher at Cambridge Rindge & Latin, and working artist.
-serra

9 comments:

laura laughlin said...

Cambridge IS cool!It was a great day and it's fun to see my artwork(chalkdrawing on left) posted on your blog! Thanks for your interest.
Also,thanks for covering the Pride Parade-I was there,too("Crowd Control").
I like your graphics-do you have any graphics suggestions for a novice "web pager"?
I think you've found a regular visitor in me.
-L

dskippy said...

Laura,

I'm glad you like it. Your chalk art was really impressive. I think that face you gave me when I told I was a programmer really made the video for me. Priceless. Not quite sure what was going through your head. I was probably wearing my "I'm definitely not a computer programmer" t-shirt again. I hope you keep coming back as we post more.

-mike

p.s. You're going to have to wait for Serra to post regarding those graphics tips. I'm sure she's got plenty.

dskippy said...

Hey Laura, thanks for checking out the movie, and posting a comment! I agree with mike, the cut from him saying he's a programmer and you looking really skeptical to him saying "i dont know if any of this is going to turn out" cracks me up every time i see it, and I edited the movie so I've seen it quite a few times! Thank you for being so open and friendly with us! As for graphic design tips, maybe we can talk over e-mail?

laura said...

Thanks for responding!
UGh!After I checked your video,I was laughing every 20minutes or so for the rest of the afternoon.
At that moment in your video I was thinking "hm.that's what my dad did for 20-odd years(now he's an analyst)-and I know my dad...I wonder how this guy applies programming to the Arts?Is he going to understand anything I say next in regards to my work?"

Well,it may be because I'm trying to respond from a library computer but, I can't link to your"email" button, and I don't feel like putting my email out for anyone to read...suggestions?

dskippy said...

Laura,

Hmm, how do I apply programming to the Arts? That's a good question. I think there's lots of neat ways to fuse programming and art. There are many techno-geek tricks that can be quite impressive as well. code is language so the usual rules apply. As for me: what do I do? I don't really know. Stay tuned and we'll see.

-mike
p.s. To get Serra via email for some graphics discussion try her at serragwen.spamisbad@earthlink.net but remove the .spamisbad part. It's just in there so spam bots don't find the right address ;)

Jay Dedman said...

"are you an artist?"
"no, im a programmer."
haha
funny thing is that the programmers(developers) i know are some of the most creative people i know.
it is art.

dskippy said...

it totally is. I think that can be hard to grasp as a classic "artist" who hasn't been exposed to programmers much. I'm glad we are opening people's perception and starting some dialogue here!

dskippy said...

I agree.

-mike

dskippy said...

wow, its funny that two people are talking from one username. I suppose we should always sign off as a result, huh? I do like the fact that headsoff is apprently having an internal dialogue here...
-Serra