Archive for 2011

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 2011

This week I am headed to Seattle for the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Annual Meeting. The conference is in Seattle this year, so I took the opportunity to submit a presentation.
Here is the description of my accepted presentation:
Mascot Identity: The Symbolic Consumption of University Athletics Brands
Ian Cavalier, Oregon State University
This study explores the relationship [...]

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WebVisions 2011 in review: Part one

On Wednesday through Friday, May 25-27, I am attending the WebVisions 2011 conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Below is a quick overview of the workshop I attended on Wednesday, with links.
(Also see my reviews from WebVisions 2010, WebVisions 2009, WebVisions 2008 and WebVisions 2007.)

HTML5 & CSS3 in Practice Workshop – Daniel Davis, [...]

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WebVisions 2011 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of WebVisions 2011 in review: Part one.

On Wednesday through Friday, May 25-27, I attended the WebVisions 2011 conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Below is a quick overview of all sessions I attended on Thursday, with links. Many of the slides from these sessions and others are available at [...]

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WebVisions 2011 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of WebVisions 2011 in review: Part two.

On Wednesday through Friday, May 25-27, I attended the WebVisions 2011 conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Below is a quick overview of all sessions I attended on Friday, with links. Many of the slides from these sessions and others are available at [...]

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HOW Design 2011 in review: Part one

I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Below are my notes from the workshop and opening session I attended on Friday.
9:00 am-12:00 pm – Morning Pre-Conference Workshop – Vector Basic Training – Von Glitschka
Whether you’re a student or a veteran, it’s well worth it for every designer to spend some [...]

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HOW Design 2011 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2011 in review: Part one.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Saturday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 3. Galumphing, Goats on Roofs and Other Revelations to Spark Inspiration – Sam Harrison
You come to the HOW [...]

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HOW Design 2011 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2011 in review: Part two.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Sunday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 20. Where Ideas Come from and Where They Go – Stephen Doyle
While designing brands for Barnes & Noble, [...]

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HOW Design 2011 in review: Part four

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2011 in review: Part three.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Monday.
9:45 am-11:00 am – 36. All Your Creativity Questions Answered – Deborah Morrison, Heather Lins, Chris Chapman & Chris Elkerton
You’ve seen how [...]

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Oregon tennis tournaments: Summer 2011

Summer tennis tournament season is here again and I’ve been trying to figure out which weekends I will be on the courts. Most of my information comes from OregonTennis.com. I always try to play four or five tennis tournaments in the Mid-Willamette Valley over the summer.
Community tennis tournaments
Here are the tournaments I plan to [...]

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Mascot Mashup 8-bit art project

Today marks the release of the 200th image I’ve created for my 8-bit art project Mascot Mashup. Every day I post a new famous character that I’ve translated into pixel art.
No. 200 happens to be Johnny Cash (because he died on this day in 2003). Even though I attempt to tie my daily characters into [...]

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Glitch in the Grid by the Leiser Brothers

In 2007, I received a DVD screener of the film Imagination by the Leiser Brothers and posted this review.
A few weeks ago, I received a DVD screener of their latest film, Glitch in the Grid. I recently posted my 15-word review to Filmometer.com, but I want to expand on my thoughts here.
Glitch in the [...]

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Blackboard 9.1 y u no run faster?

It’s Friday. (Yesterday was Thursday. And tomorrow is Saturday. And Sunday comes afterwards.) (You’re welcome.)
Maybe, just maybe, I’ll start using this blog more regularly again since I have become thoroughly disenchanted with the social networking landscape. I used to really enjoy Twitter and Flickr (and tolerate Facebook, etc.), but joining Google+ in June overwhelmed me [...]

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Magical books I read in October 2011

If I look back and think about the most memorable, inspiring pieces of literature I consumed last month, four books clearly come to mind. Each one explores parallel realities (or supernatural realms) and the magical creatures and animals that inhabit these universes. Naturally, three of the books were written for children.

The first two are out-of-print [...]

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A war on Saturn’s return?

About two weeks ago, my girlfriend was playing with a Saturn return calculator and contemplating the impact of celestial bodies, specifically Saturn, on her life. A Saturnian year takes roughly 30 Earth years. In astrology, the Saturn return is an alleged phenomenon that influences a person’s life development at around 29-year intervals.
A magic realism tangent
Because [...]

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