I dyed my hair bright red last month to fulfill a very belated teenage dream. I’ve always wanted to remake Eternal Sunshine film stills, and my absurdly talented friend Celia helped me make them a reality this past weekend. The shots came out so well! My heart-stoppingly handsome partner Ian helped a bit, too.
One of my earlier sketches inspired Roopa and I to build a narrative about a hot dog to use for our After Effects animation project. It’s a tofu hot dog of course, because she’s a lifelong vegetarian and I’m a “I, like, only eat meat sometimes”-ivore.*
*I don’t actually talk like that.
The story is about a dejected-looking hot dog walking in the rain, who slips and falls into a black hole. Insanity (pictures of characters from Star Trek TNG eating hot dogs) ensues. Storyboards, sneak preview imagery & inspiration below.
We have an Applications class assignment to ride the M5 bus line from where it begins in Washington Heights, to where it ends in South Ferry. The point of the exercise is to get the hell off the ITP floor and visit some other neighborhoods in glorious New York. But, I didn’t follow the assignment.
Instead, I took the B46 bus in Brooklyn from Williamsburg to Marine Park so I could pick up images of the lower abdominal CT scan I received at Marine Park Radiology in late August. And on the way, I wondered how many people on the bus also had received an appendectomy like I did in late September. So I counted the number of people who entered and exited the bus at each stop.
My count totaled 289 people, including myself and the driver, who traveled on the bus between the Lorimer stop and the King’s Plaza stop. Of those 289 people, 20 of them will need an appendectomy; according to a few studies I found that claimed 7% of U.S. citizens develop appendicitis. This USA Today article published last year claims appendicits can be cured by antibiotics, which I absolutely do not believe. But that conversation is for another time.
This map is made up of screenshots from Google Street View. The circles’ diameter (in pixels) is 10 times the amount of passengers who moved on or off the bus at any given stop, represented by the number in the center of the circle. The center of the circle marks the location of each stop. I think that about covers it.