Thursday, January 27, 2011

This Land Internship- Spring 2010

Presentation on Implementing Permaculture in Africa

This Land, a new non-profit in Cincinnati is a mixture of "Communiversity", post industrial design group, and sustainable awareness organization.

This Spring I will be helping to manage a new community garden, manning the blog, doing drpahic design for other area non profits, helping facilitate weekend re-skilling courses(bio diesel, candle making, wool dyeing to name a few), and documenting the Spring permaculture course with Om Valley Permaculture and Tree Yo. I have a hard time imagining a co-op more fitted for my interests and personality. Doing something meaningful and getting paid for it? Yes!

I will be living in Northside Cincinnati, wile networking and aiding organizations like Imago Eco Village, and The Village Green. Northside seems in cultural renascence. New businesses are opening and the farmers market is more popular than ever. Many great things are to come form this community and Cincinnati in general.

My new workspace a bike ride from Hamilton Ave. overlooking our great city.

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Better World By Design

Wow, the conference was invigorating! I now feel secure that I will be able to have a meaningful carrear. I am refueled and ready to create something great! < John Maedia's Picutre of me!

Mt group also won the Core 77 One Hour Design Challenge for out "epiphany log" concept which would help accelerate the design process and act as a resource for cross the pollination and syntheses of ideas. Ill post more on that in a bit.

Find something you love an do it!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Project Update!

Wow, this quarter is flying by!

Augmented Tactile Interface, with a touch of... touch?

Im going to wait to finish my storyboard before attempting to explain my final direction. As a teaser, it's uses include way-finding, contextual awareness, text reading, and orientation via vibrational signatures.

Silicone idderations of different internal wire structures for my final model.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Great Saturday

Cincinnati Street Car Blog

Our studio are on the front of the Cincinnati Street Car Blog!
Awesome to see the Urban Transportation Studio getting some press!

Out this morning with Jince and Ben conducting interviews at Findlay Market, researching the mobility and lifestyles of market goers. Some great insightful conversations were created, most memorably a fellow from Covington who owned a new truck and liked to drive it... a lot (600 miles per week). After hearing about the truck we were surprised to find that he thought the street car was an awesome idea, and would be willing to take it to work every morning. We also found that a large number of the people interviewed were considering buying bicycles. (yes!) The times are ripe for change.

After the market we biked down to New Port and had a relaxing afternoon by the river!

Good Saturday!

Friday, July 16, 2010

All Aboard!

After having witnessed the great work from last quarter working at Livewell Collaborative, Im pleased to see this quarters transportation studio spreading the message!

On the 4th of July we hit the streets of Northside to promote discussion of Cincinati's public transit future.

Northside Parade from Cincinnati Transforum on Vimeo.

This quarter's Urban Transportation Studio is the third multidisciplinary studio in a three quarter sequence, aimed deliver the message if the previous two quarters studios, a unique undertaking by Livewell Collaborative. I was lucky enough to help facilitate and participate in last quarter's studio wile co-oping at Livewell.

Thanks to Matt Choto, my good friend and co-worker, for editing the video I shot above! (dont mind my squaky voice)

In the morning I will head out with a couple members of this quarters studio to conduct public interviews to post in the studio website .