In the process of going through old work files, I discovered this little gem that I had worked on and abandoned last November (it functions, but has a weird error occasionally that kept my perfectionist self from ever sharing it online).

During down time at work, I was handed a Javascript book and told I could bill my time learning the language towards ‘reading and research’. As 8 hours of reading coding manuals is not my ideal way to spend a day, I used some of my time building this widget:

I learned during my first year of college that I have a neurological condition called synaesthesia, specifically grapheme → color synesthesia. Since then I have had to try to explain it to people many times. This widget is my attempt to communicate to people what I see in a more tangible and digestible form.

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Its been a while since I’ve posted anything online, be it a blog post, tweet, or fb status update (god forbid I get back into that…), but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been keeping myself busy! Between moving, crazy amounts of new projects at work, exploring a brand new neighborhood, and taking advantage of the recent glut of ‘Groupon’ knockoffs to take some interesting classes (guess who can salsa dance now!) I’ve had more than my share of blog photo worthy experiences but I have been too social-media burnt-out to share.

I’d like to keep this blogging thing up for a while though, and so I’d like to share a little bit about my work life here at Wagg Ed…
So this is my view from my desk at work.

You can’t tell from the photo, but I basically work in a windowless box in the center of the building. There are two doors on either side of the room, effectively rendering it a hallway, or ‘shortcut to the bathroom’. My coworker, Sara Huntley, and I created the inspiration wall you see  in front of my desk. It ain’t no window, but its a hell of a conversation starter!

The wall has become a collection of silly pictures

Out of context magazine headlines

And ancient Chinese wisdom.

But even more impressive is the giant fucking red wall that has been creeping up behind me.

That bad boy is constructed entirely of small rectangles of girly magazine cutouts…

At the rate we are going, we figure it will probably be done by the time our office remodel starts and that particular wall is demolished. In the meantime though, it has kept us from going insane during intermittent down-times in our windowless fortress.

Over the past couple weeks I’ve been learning how to edit using Adobe Premiere. It’s been a goal of mine for a while, considering that I both own a copy of Premiere and know the basics of editing software via my experience using Final Cut Pro in school.

My inspiration for this project came from a video project I had done previously for a class in which we took old public domain footage and remixed it to a track to create an original music video. More specifically, I was inspired by a video called ‘Jealousy‘ that I found in the Prelinger archives on the site www.archive.org which became the basis for this project.

My music video is hosted on Vimeo, click the image below to watch!

A while back I stumbled on a blog post on Apartment Therapy showcasing the work of Chris Waind. Since then I’ve been amassing a collection of photos to create my own butterfly art. Hopefully this will get me through these last few weeks of winter… here’s hoping for an early spring!