construction – 20060830 – Spiral Stairs!!! – 105-0555 – downstairs – Misfit – floaty butt

construction – 20060830 – Spiral Stairs!!! – 105-0555 – downstairs – Misfit – floaty butt
Virginia Network
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Our newly-installed spiral stairs are finally up! No railing yet, but that doesn’t deter the cat from trying out his new playground. He must think all this time everybody has been putting all this here for him

during the addition.

Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

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DC Metro Spiral (Draft)

DC Metro Spiral (Draft)
Virginia Software
Image by thisisbossi
I misread an advertisement on a bus shelter in Trondheim… it was just a bunch of product-related icons sorted on a few spiraling lines, but at first glance I thought it was a transit map… it gave me an idea.

I immediately made my way back to my hostel & sketched it out in the only software I had handy at the moment — Microsoft Paint. I refined it a couple weeks later, once I got home: (2nd draft)

SEE ALSO:
1st draft
2nd draft
3rd draft

DC Metro Spiral (Names)

DC Metro Spiral (Names)
Virginia Software
Image by thisisbossi
Take that, geospatial relationships.

I misread an advertisement on a bus shelter in Trondheim…it was just a bunch of product-related icons sorted on a few spiraling lines, but at first glance I thought it was a transit map… it gave me an idea. I immediately made my way back to my hostel & sketched it out in the only software I had handy at the moment — Microsoft Paint (1st draft)

Behold: DC Metro … in a spiral. It includes the Farragut pairing but passes over a couple more complex details such as the Yellow Line running to Greenbelt, Blue Line using the Yellow Line Bridge, and I made a number of names a touch more concise. This should be the final version barring any major glaring errors, though I might add in those two omissions… no reason I can’t other than a preference to get some sleep instead of keep working on this.

CREDIT:
Designed in Adobe Illustrator CS5 … a program I know not with which I do

SEE ALSO:
1st draft
2nd draft
3rd draft

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2011 07 20 – Linked in Bernie Wagenblast’s daily Transportation Communications Newsletter

2011 07 19 – Featured on Human Transit !

2011 07 19 – Featured on Greater Greater Washington !

2011 07 19 – Used on Prince of Petworth

2011 07 14 – 2nd draft made the evening links on DCist !

2011 07 14 – 2nd draft retweeted by perkinsms

2011 07 14 – 2nd draft retweeted by wmataplusside

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I’ve loved the response to this, though one thing that’s been really interesting has been the multitude of interpretations — largely around what constitutes a "map". My two cents: a map is something you can use to get from point A to point B… it doesn’t have to be efficient, so long as all the information is there. It doesn’t even have to be geographical: it could be a mapped out strategy for any variety of things. But in the geographic sense: this map has all that you need to navigate the system. My opinion is that it’s a map… it’s just not a good one. 🙂

199705 – Virginia Tech – video experiment highlights – 04 – spiral OH feedback, Mindwarp.exe

199705 – Virginia Tech – video experiment highlights – 04 – spiral OH feedback, Mindwarp.exe
Virginia Software
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Mindwarp.exe is damn cool. You stare at it for awhile, look away, and then everything spirals out of control.

This is an excerpt from a 17 minute video of "video experiments" I recorded in 1997, originally posted on YouTube in 2006 at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=33hku3SXeDg

Six 1.5 minute highlights have been individually posted on my blog here:
clintjcl.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/journal-video-lighters-…
(This is one of them)

video experiments.
Mindwarp, TV, video feedback.
OH. psychedelic. spiral.

Blacksburg, Virginia.

May, 1997.

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