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Nice Saturday
It’s still 2020 and everything is terrible and none of my family is here but I managed to have a relaxing day. It was rainy this morning so I listened to music while I finished a book and started a new one. Then I watched a beautiful film. And six weeks of flower farming in […]
Comet NEOWISE
I’ve been trying to get decent picture of Comet NEOWISE but it’s too light-polluted here downtown. You need binoculars to even see it at all and it’s not as bright as it is in either of these long exposure photos.
Pre-pandemic
I just got a magic keyboard for my iPad and wanted to give LumaFusion a good try. It’s pretty capable and the keyboard made things better. I’d really love some better audio editing tools though. All in all I had a fun afternoon looking back at clips from the last few years. Clips: Double Dare […]
Critiquing Design
This is me about 25 years ago, dancing with a yoga ball. I was part of a theater company where I first learned Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process. We used this extensively—it was an integral part of our company dynamic. We used it to develop company work, we used it in our education programs and […]
My Favorite Albums of the Decade
When I get Home – Solange St. Vincent – St. Vincent Pure Comedy – Father John Misty Blackstar – David Bowie The Idler Wheel… – Fiona Apple Let England Shake – PJ Harvey Be The Cowboy – Mitski Tell Me How You Really Feel – Courtney Barnett Lux Prima – Karen O & Danger Mouse […]
I’m making a game this weekend
Amy and I were chatting about the importance of making time for art the other day. So I decided that I’m going to spend the weekend prototyping this game that’s been floating around in my head for months. Ok, here we go. Starting now 👇 48 hours later… I originally thought I’d be able to […]
Prototyping Firefox With CSS Grid
Prototyping with HTML and CSS grid is really helpful for understanding flexibility models. I was able to understand how my design works in a way that was completely different than doing it in a static design program. Links: This video on YouTube Creating Flexibility Models with CSS Grid – Layout Land Why isn’t this CSS […]
Chicago
We visited Dylan in Chicago this week. Here’s another auto-panorama – this time shot from a boat on the Chicago River.
How I design Firefox with GoodNotes 5
I’m always making notes and sketching on my iPad and people often ask me what app I’m using. So I thought I’d make a video of how I use GoodNotes 5 in my design practice. Links: This video on YouTube GoodNotes Templates: blank, storyboard, crazy 8s, iPhone X Transcript: Hi, I’m Michael Verdi, and I’m […]
Auto-Panorama
I’ve been playing with making panoramas from moving vehicles (“auto” panoramas get it) – using the motion of the vehicle to make the image rather than rotating my phone. The results are often really distorted. Occasionally, the effect is subtle. I really like these from a bus ride through Vancouver.