A bush, of sorts.
Made using Cinder
On my team we use GitHub for our ticket tracking system as well as our version control. I’m also a heavy user of OmniFocus for to-do management across all areas of my life. Given that combination, it’s probably not surprising to hear that I very often find myself making an OmniFocus task from a GitHub ticket.
So I wrote up a quick little AppleScript to do the job for me. It makes a new OmniFocus inbox entry from a GitHub ticket you are viewing in Safari.
Once again, I’m using FastScripts to kick off the script while viewing a ticket page in Safari. An item (with a link to the original ticket) shows up in my OmniFocus inbox. From there I can then convert it into a project and organize it however I see fit.
This script performs a pretty simple task, but running it several times a day the savings add up.
The good gentlemen over at New American Public Art have produced an excellent maker tutorial based on our Listener project.
If a tutorial isn’t your thing, you can also just check out this great video of people screaming.
Listener is an interactive light installation that responds to the ambient and intentional sounds around it, transforming static space into a dynamic public place. You can see it for the next couple months on the Fort Point Channel Harborwalk between Congress Street and Northern Avenue. It’s outside of the Boston Children’s Museum, right next to the giant milk bottle.
Check out this quick video showing Listener in action:
You can also check out photos of our construction process over on the NAPA blog.
In this interesting TEDx video, Boston Cyberarts’ George Fifield discusses video screens at the Boston Convention Center and the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion. He links these to a broader trend in art on public screens worldwide and what this all means for the future of public art.
“This is the new public art. Not bronze statues of dead white guys or static plop art, but dynamic media art that reflects the city and the time we live in, and give the energy of the city back to us.”
Excerpt from WGBH’s Greater Boston.
I shot some documentation of my Building Boston video, currently playing on the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center marquee screens as part of the Art on the Marquee series.
These screens are so funky and multi-faceted that it’s interesting trying to capture them on video. If you are in the area, come down and see it in person–it’s definitely an experience.
Update: Moved the code into a gist. (2013-07-05)
I was shocked to realize that Apple’s Numbers app doesn’t properly handle it if you try to paste CSV data in. It seems like such a simple oversight.
Luckily, a little searching online turned up an AppleScript script by Koenig Yvan. I made some tweaks and ended up with this:
As I did with my View Artist on AllMusic script, I use FastScripts to setup a keyboard shortcut like ⌘⇧V in Numbers.
Now we’re living the dream.
Beautiful sculpture here from Charles Sowers. It’s like a diagram from one of my old science text books come to life in a hypnotically dynamic way.
I’m delighted to be a part of second round of Art on the Marquee screening on the incredible marquee screens at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. I’ll have some documentation of the piece soon, but in the meantime there have been several mentions in the media since our opening this past Wednesday:
If you’re in the area you can find a presentation schedule on the Art on the Marquee website.