Miraculous City, a site-specific piano and video projection performance takes place at the Illuminus Festival tomorrow night in Boston’s South End. It’s been a great experience collaborating on this with Elizabeth Schumann, Dan Pecci, and Karen Stein. Elizabeth has even written a brand new composition for the piece. I can’t wait to see the piano and video come together in the stunning old power station building.
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.
I recently worked with my friends Dan Sternof Beyer, Kawandeep Virdee, and Bevan Weissman of New American Public Art (NAPA), and Karen Stein Shanley of goodgood on a public art piece called Listener.
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:
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.”