After looking into platonic solids earlier in my project, I began to look at other forms of polyhedra in order to form 3D structures relevant to my ideas. This above image displays Wenzel Jamnitzer’s few of many explorations of solid forms known as polyhedra, which are based on the five platonic solids. Polyhedra are beautiful 3-D geometrical figures that have fascinated philosophers, mathematicians and artists for millennia. Seeing as I have been working with very simple forms throughout the project, I thought it beneficial to explore more complex 3D shapes. From left to right are variations of the icosahedron and the dodecahedron each progression more complex than the last, as iterations have been added with more geometric components. I would like to visually explore some regular polyhedrons and perhaps build some sculpture ideas based on them.
The deal makes sense on many fronts. First, industry-specific apps will lock down Apple’s iOS market share in the enterprise. Apple’s iOS market share vs. Android in the enterprise is the inverse of the consumer space. IBM gets to package iOS apps, embed its analytics tools, and then use its services and channel to sprinkle the apps into corporations.
And here’s another win-win: Apple gets a key enterprise partner without having to exclusively build and market to corporations. IBM gets Apple’s cool factor. In other words, consumerization will only go so far for Apple’s enterprise ambitions. Apple CEO Tim Cook gets the enterprise and is an IBM alum.
This build was originally inspired by the Lego X-Pod sets. While trying to find a use for the pod itself, I realized that it was very close to a deep petri dish. I used a planetary gear system to allow both coarse and fine adjustment of the objective “lens”. A little more tinkering and I connected the focus to a magnifying glass and fiber optic light in the eyepiece, so adjusting the focus knobs would actually bring the writing on a Lego stud in and out of focus.
Outside of an actual apology, the Canadian ‘sorry’ is a totem of niceness, with a sly undertone of superiority. It also subtly asserts that we are not American
“It’s clear from even a quick inspection that there are national differences in the use of “sorry” and other words, but exactly what’s going on is harder to tell,” said Edwin Battistella, a linguist at Southern Oregon University whose new book, Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology, describes the linguistic, philosophical and anthropological differences between saying “I’m sorry” and truly apologizing.
I’ve been struggling a bit lately with wanting to ask certain people for their advice or help and being reluctant to ask because I don’t want to be a bother.
Tonight I had a thought though…. I asked myself, How do I feel when people ask me for help or advice?
Others asking me for help ALWAYS makes me feel fantastic, even if I am not available to help at that time, the fact that someone would value my knowledge and abilities enough to ask is really gratifying. So at worst, even if it is inconvenient, the worst is that I have to decline because I either don’t have the answer, or am not available.
So I’m going to ask.
I also had a conversation tonight with someone very dear to me. They have probably a busier life than I do right now, if that is even possible. We talked about trying to get together this summer… this is what I told her…
My wish for you is to include in your summer schedule what makes you relaxed and happy.
So to anyone I might ask for help… only accept what you can do while remaining relaxed and happy and know I value your knowledge and time. That is my wish for everyone I come into contact with.
"To realize its full potential, the Internet, as a medium and infrastructure (cables, etc.), has to be redefined, legislated, and maintained as a public domain where freedom of speech operates fully. Access to the Internet should be guaranteed globally in the same way as education, healthcare, food, and housing are guaranteed now in some countries."