Got A Library Card? Watch Some A24 Indie Movies ON THE HOUSE!

From the ashes of FilmStruck, the much-beloved streaming service for artsy & indie films that’ll close-up shop at the end of the month, comes the upcoming streaming service, Kanopy, which is partnering with the highly-decorated indie film house, A24, to allow SEVENTY-TWO of its movies available to stream for free. Yes, SEVENTY-TWO films; that DOES include the likes of Lady Bird, Room, Moonlight, Amy & … Continue reading Got A Library Card? Watch Some A24 Indie Movies ON THE HOUSE!

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Wristbands Translating Sign Language Into Speech WOULD Be Awesome…

Wristbands That Translate Sign Language Into Speech Would Be Awesome…but alas, this project is entirely fictional. A team of advertising students at the  Berghs School of Communication in Sweden submitted this concept video titled “Google Gesture” to Future Lions in Cannes.  The concept behind “Google Gesture” is to create an ingenious way to translate signing into spoken word: electronic wristbands that measure the wearer’s muscle activity, recognizing sign language symbols and speaking them through an Android device. It could quite literally give signers a voice. Continue reading “Wristbands Translating Sign Language Into Speech WOULD Be Awesome…”

The PractitioNERD: Versatile Blogger Award Winner! YAY!

The 2012 WordPress Versatile Blogger Award

Retro Video Gaming just nominated The PractitioNERD  for the WordPress Versatile Blogger Award! I’m very flattered and very thankful for the awesome and friendly WordPress community, particularly the Retro Video Gaming blog. I raise my drink, tip my cap, and say THANK YOU very much! 🙂  Continue reading “The PractitioNERD: Versatile Blogger Award Winner! YAY!”

Frank Gehry’s Residence, 2012 AIA 25-Year Award Winner; Can You See The House?

I hope you can see it; it should be the easiest Where’s Waldo puzzle you’ve ever come across (remember Waldo kids?). The American Institute of Architects (remember them) conducted an interview with famed architect Frank Gehry — the recipient of the 2012 25-Year Award and architect of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial project — to talk about his unorthodox residence in Santa Monica that has hugely impacted and influenced architectural practice and theory in the last 30+ years.  Plus, there’s a story that the Homeowner’s Association forced Gehry to put a chain link fence on the property, so he did; by incorporating it INTO the house itself.  Now that’s what we, on the internet, call “pwnage.”  Check out more about the house (and a video; ooh-la-la) after the break.

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Daily Top 5 of the AIA 2012 National Convention (Day 1/3)

DAY 1

Annually around this time of year, the American Institute of Architects convenes for its National Convention and Design Exposition.  This year, the convention takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., where the theme this year is “Design Connects”.  Now that day one of 2012 AIA National Convention is complete, I wish to provide a few briefs about the stories made today at the show.  As with CES 2012, I will be doing this for the rest of this convention, so now, here are my favorite stories from day one of the 2012 AIA National Convention.

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