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Farewell Maeda-Big-Wrath

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Once upon a time there was a place called the PLW where many wonderful things had their home, like a large HP printer called MAEDA-BIG-WRATH.

Adhered to the principle of temperamental programming, MAEDA-BIG-WRATH did not work like she was supposed to. She often required users to perform complicated rituals, mostly to summon the goodwill of the ethernet faeries.

MAEDA-BIG-WRATH lived in a big closet where she remained mostly ignored, except for the ocassional times when a poster was needed to promote something. Always printing information, hardly printing things of beauty. She loved it when she didn’t had to print any date, name, diagram or description.

When I met MAEDA-BIG-WRATH I didn’t notice her loneliness at first. Then it took some time for her to follow my call when I finally approached her. If I had known we were meant for each other I would have made her heads dance across the length of the glossy paper rolls every week, turning their mechanical four color motion into an endless stream of high heels, flowers, buildings, cocktails, robots, trucks, guns and bikinis. But now I am gone, and life will never be what it was when I could talk to MAEDA-BIG-WRATH in the privacy of that closet.

PLW: The end

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Like lost humans in the planet of the apes, Kyle and I were the only ones left to witness the end of the PLW.

PLW Good Time

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Two years ago John took us to Home Depot. We bought supplies to create the PLWall, and had lunch at the Good Time Emporium: hot-dogs, fluorescent lemonades and sweet-n-sour gummy worms.

Tonight we added a farewell visit to the Good Time Emporium in the PLW countdown to-do list.

My PLW days are coming to an end.

São Paulo

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

I visited São Paulo two weeks ago with Muntadas and MIT VAP class 4367. The purpose of the trip was to use the city of São Paulo as a case study to review contemporary notions of public space and the role of public art with a group of artists, urbanists and anthropologists living in São Paulo.

It has been of extreme emotional importance for me to have a taste of Latin America before entering the last few weeks of thesis crunching, experiencing life in a city that feels a lot like Mexico City, my home.

The picture shows a view of São Paulo from the top terrace of the edificio Italia. The Copan buliding by Oscar Niemeyer, the largest apartment building in the world, is partially featured in the right side of the picture. Um, the other right side I mean.

Mirrors

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Some of them love me, some of them hate me.

e15 and oGFx in the Leopard dock

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Today I made new icons for e15 and oGFx.

e15_icons.jpg

Your Vision

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

You think things are the way you think they are.