Author: gngha

10.7.2019

My therapist would say I’m now able to cope better most of the time, however, this still stands… (although, I feel like this might be too much, he would disagree and say I can handle more than I think… maybe). 6.29.2019 My doctor says work hours should be limited to 5-6 hrs/day for the first 6-8 mths. He recommends starting with a 4-day work week and going from there. Travel should be reasonable. Transatlantic flights (+ longer) should be limited to once every 4 wks. I should be given final say on all scheduling/ travel commitments, and the flexibility to virtually attend meetings instead.  I should have flexible work hours and the ability to work remotely. Working in-house should be limited to 2-3 days/ week. Meeting durations should be limited to 2.5 hrs/ day.  The workload should be agreed upon in advance, with clearly defined roles and reporting lines that are appropriate to the current situation.  My doctor is willing to provide a medical letter outlining the above.  Advertisements

the iacx73545 dossier – cohesion

current prototype (documentation) uoft tutorial submission This project has taken awhile to come together… but it’s finally showing signs of being something potentially cohesive (at least to me!). The current draft is a submission for the final course in a creative writing certificate, where I will hopefully further develop the poetry & prose, characterization and storyworld. The prototype helps with envisioning/ designing the interaction flow. This is the 2nd variation of the interaction design… the first was an interaction design that manifested in a Twine prototype. It wasn’t pretty, but without going through the process, I wouldn’t have landed on a dossier structure. The aesthetics are placeholder. Ideally, I’d like to have an aesthetic approach that dovetails with a fine art graphic novel… as potential storyline extensions are likely to develop in that direction. The aesthetic reference will likely be in the direction of “Kabuki: Metamorphosis” (David Mack), or “The Wrenchies” (Farel Dalrymple) as a very distant second.

#WhenLeftToOurOwnDevices

Corrections from prev. version posted: Donegan was an associate editor with the New Republic and her departure from the organization was unrelated to the Shitty Media Men List. We should not mourn the end of the creative lives of the men being outed as predators: we should contemplate the creative contributions we never had, will never know, because their creators were crushed or shut out. The losses due to misogyny and racism have been normalised forever. The task has been to de-normalise them and break the silence they impose. To make a society where everyone’s story gets told. Rebecca Solnit By examining the mobilization of the #MeToo movement to-date and the technology tools women now have at their disposal, I will show how, in the face of increasingly transparent hegemony (corporate, political, judicial) oppressing women, there is a likelihood/ greater probability that women will begin to take control into their own hands to bring about much needed institutional change. By posting the words #MeToo on social media in the fall of 2017, women all over …

infographics

A little less than a year ago, I deactivated my Facebook account and put restrictions in place to eliminate the ‘junk’ appearing in all my newsfeeds — to allow me to focus on the content I prefer. I also wanted to reduce the time I spent on social media and its propensity to distract me. To enhance my ability to focus, I now limit my social media to just two devices and I’m developing a habit of not looking at social media when working on my macbook pro or iMac. This doesn’t always work, as I usually have my iPhone or iPad next to me when I’m working, but they at least contain my social media usage stats in two devices. For this infographic, I analyzed my social media usage to determine how successful I’ve been in achieving the above. The data used to arrive at the infographic is based on two things: 1/ stats provided on the ‘Screen Time’ feature recently added to Apple devices and 2/ a tally of how I prioritized the …

assholes + string puppets

Assholes & string puppets tells of the journey of 3 siblings settling their mother’s estate as co-executors and beneficiaries, while dealing with skeletons in the closet and the coercive demands of one co-executor. It just happens to be my story. WAKING UP My brother wants to paint the entire house himself. Wade told me today, he’s starting this weekend. How it will raise the value of the house when we sell it. He’s unconcerned that there’s still two-thirds of the house to be emptied, expensive furniture we’ll have estate liquidators remove anyway. I suggest we hold off on painting until we have more stuff donated or thrown out, but he says I’m being stupid. ¨Let’s try to handle one room at a time. Not only do I live here, but I also work from home.¨ I sent Wade a long message on Messenger ‘cause he isn’t reading his emails. How we need to gain agreement from Emile before making changes to Mom’s estate; how putting the entire house in chaos while we’re decluttering and making repairs …

philip beesley architects

Image Credit: Philip Beesley/ ROM Updated 12.16.2018 / I developed a concept for a global outreach program for the “Philip Beesley: Transforming Spaces” exhibit. View here. ______________________ I recently volunteered to work in Philip Beesley’s studio for a handful of days (for creative practice hours), helping with fabrication for an installation that was commissioned for an upcoming tour beginning in Vienna in October. The evening of my first day, I was invited to “Le Metabolism: Transforming Design on Film,”an artist talk at the Royal Ontario Museum — including a screening of the film “Le Metabolism” about the making of the ROM Dome Dress; access to the 2 exhibits “Philip Beesley: Transforming Space” and “Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion”; and a private reception. The ROM commissioned Dome Dress was the focus of the documentary and artist talk, and became the hinge between the two exhibits. Four (of their ten) shared designs are on display in van Herpen’s adjacent exhibit. A Dutch designer known for “her otherworldly dresses, and shoes that defy the laws of physics, [van …

text reflection – hito steyerl

“The poor image has been uploaded, downloaded, shared, reformatted, and reedited. It transforms quality into accessibility, exhibition value into cult value, films into clips, contemplation into distraction. [..] The contemporary hierarchy of images, however, is not only based on sharpness, but also and primarily on resolution.” Hito Steyerl Demons is an experimental film/ music video collaboration with a sound designer/ composer based in Belgium and a singer/ songwriter in Italy. The narrative concept focuses on mental illness ~ we drew inspiration from the Miss Havisham character (‘Great Expectations’) imagining her in her younger years; imagining how her story might be different if she suffered from mental illness. The concept was developed and shot in 2014/15, and while we spent the better part of 2015/16 editing the footage together, life got in the way of the project getting off the ground. Two of us had deaths in the family, which necessitated putting the project on hold for extended periods. The marketing never fully came together. The launch was again postponed until 2019, as it was intended …