Category Archives: Pre-UrHo

Hyperlinks for iTunes

Here’s something simple: why doesn’t iTunes link to the web? While writing yesterday’s post I really wanted to find the webpage from which I downloaded the Malcolm Gladwell talk that inspired the idea so that I could link to it. … Continue reading

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Why Learning Art Leads to Bad Art

Anyone who’s ever taken or taught an art class knows that art education is at best more complicated than other kinds of organized learning. James Elkins, a brilliant art historian and professor of visual theory at the Art Institute of … Continue reading

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Borenstein’s Law

Around the time of my birthday in February, my dad came up and visited me in Portland. We had a great couple of days doing things in the city and spending time together. We don’t always get along famously, but … Continue reading

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Batman Begins, Again: The State of the Blockbuster

I went to see Batman Begins yesterday with Cary and Will in the midst of a long day — right between helping Chris, Lindsay, and Amy move into their new house, and a long shift closing the shop. After the … Continue reading

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Widget You Like to Know Where I Find the Time

Now, I know that this post completes a five-fecta of navel and semi-navel gazing posts about myself and projects I’m involved with, and I’ll be returning to the pretentious and emotionless pseudo-essays you’ve grown to love shortly, but I had … Continue reading

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Disjecta In Progress

Today, I realized that there’ve been a bunch of really exciting things happening for Disjecta that I hadn’t mentioned on here and so thought I would do a little survey of recent advancements. If you haven’t heard of it before, … Continue reading

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Some Self-News

Something exciting happened to me yesterday: the good people over at UrbhanHonking invited me to move IDFDZ over there. UrHo is a blog ring that includes some of the most creative people in Portland so it is an honor to … Continue reading

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PDXPop Now! Votin’ and Promotin’

So, today is a very exciting day in the PDXPop-o-Verse. The online voting to help determine which bands will play the festival goes live. Click on over there, select your favorite bands, and we’ll try and get them to play … Continue reading

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PDXPOP Now! 2005 Compilaiton Tracklist Announced!

After much waiting, ear bleeding, hair pulling, and paperworking, the 2005 PDXPOP Now! compilation has finally gone off to the duplicator and printer. As with any process like this, there was a lot of great music that didn’t make it … Continue reading

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The Films of PES

There are two particularly powerful aspects of the best miniature-based animation: a kind of revelatory hyper-real perspective that comes from the relative size of the lens to the objects being represented (using a normal camera on miniature skyscrapers can give … Continue reading

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