Archive for May, 2010

California City

The best thing about California City, California, is the following line, given uncorroborated and without any intended irony, from the city’s Wikipedia page: “Temperatures range from about 33° F (1° C) to about 118° F (48° C).” Balmy Santa Monica, this ain’t. Of course if those figures sound a mite implausible, you may be relieved […]

Design for the Dark Side at SXSW 2010

The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals, held in Austin, Texas, offer a unique convergence of original music, independent films and emerging technologies. Every year there is opportunity to attend workshops and debates where new ideas are considered and deliberated. This year saw a conference panel discussing, Design for the Dark Side. Chart […]