iPad Drawings of Texas Hearings

I recently tagged along with my father as he conducted various bits of business. I took my iPad and occupied myself by sketching the scenes. Here’s a view from the waiting area at the property tax assessment office: And this one’s a hearing room at the Texas state capitol: Read more

iPad Drawings: Indie Writers Death Match Poster

Updated Sept. 1: I finished up a few more drawings and arranged them as a poster for Broken Pencil magazine’s “Indie Writers Death Match 4.” Here’s a pic of the final product posted at the Spider House coffee shop in Austin: (Original post follows.) Read more

Website for Artist Flavio Trevisan

I’m happy to announce a new website for Toronto-based artist Flavio Trevisan. Flavio makes sculptures, mostly, based on maps. The site is a pretty straight-forward WordPress implementation. Check it out! Read more

jQuery Extract Headings for Tab Controls

Hi there. I posted previously about making jQuery tabs, but this week I found myself wanting take that code a bit further. In the old version, the “controls” were written out in a ul above the slides. It got the job done, but wasn’t ideal from a progressive-enhancement point of view (non-JS don’t really have much need for them, so they really shouldn’t be there for those users). Read more

Half Empty #1 and #2 now online

As I mentioned previously, I’ve been migrating the Half Empty archive into a WordPress implementation. I am happy to announce that all material from the paper magazines Half Empty #1 and Half Empty #2 is now online! Half Empty #1, published in 2003, includes a roundtable discussion on Art In Retail with views from Jeremy Bailey and Sebastien Agneessens; a fashion story illustrated by Jon Burgerman; interviews with television producer Jen Podemski, typographer Pablo Medina and artists Kinya Hanada and Ilan Katin; plus lots of original art. Read more

King Tut Membership microsite for the
Art Gallery of Ontario

The AGO had a lot riding on King Tut in 2010. The museum reopened to great fanfare the year before, but the recession hit hard and revenue targets were proving hard to hit. A 1979 Tut exhibition had sparked “Tutmania” throughout Canada and brought more than 750,000 visitors to the AGO; the museum hoped the sequel would prove a comparable blockbuster. Read more

ModX Snippet for a simple jQuery Flickr fade-in/out slideshow

Hello! I posted previously about a simple jQuery slideshow I created for accessing sets on Flickr. To use it at work, where we’re running ModX CMS, I turned it into an easily-reusable “snippet.” You can see it in action here. Here’s what you do: Call jQuery in the head of your template. Read more

New website for OPSEU Local 535

As an employee of the Art Gallery of Ontario, I am a member of OPSEU Local 535. I got involved this year as part of the communication committee, designing the Local’s newsletter and, recently, website. Check it out! Read more

In-Gallery Kiosk for Artist Midi Onodera

The Archive and Everyday Life Conference, held May 6–8, 2010 at McMaster University, examined how fields of archive intersect with everyday life. The conference program includes panel discussions, screenings, and visual art. Midi Onodera’s year-long 2009 video project A Movie A Week was on view in the accompanying group exhibition held at Hamilton Artists Inc. Read more

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