Saturday, September 24, 2011

You're Invited!

Here is your Invite to my Reddit Birthday:

To join the party add these usernames to your Skype account and join a free one to video chat!
redditbirthday1, redditbirthday2, redditbirthday3, redditbirthday4, redditbirthday5, redditbirthday6, redditbirthday7

Special Features

Reddit Birthday USTREAM:
This feature allows the guest to view the whole party from a webcam set up to view the room from the artists point of view. You may log on to chat on one of the many computers or just watch on ustream or both!

Reddit Birthday Synchtube:
This feature allows those at home to sync to the music that is being played at the party. The music is a compilation of memes and viral videos on Youtube. Syncing music allows for the party experience to reach the guests at home.

A Special Thanks
Joseph Mulvanerty is a technology specialist serving the media
and entertainment industries. He is also a musician who has been
performing with the Irish-rock band Black 47 for over ten years.
Joseph currently resides in the Bronx where he is active in the
aviation and amateur radio communities.

Thank you to Joseph Mulvanerty of One and One Productions for
allowing me to use your facilities to make this party possible.

Valve approved Companion Cube Cake

This is the Companion Cube cake I made for my Reddit Birthday Party this Tuesday!  Click on the image below for instructions on how you can make your own!

P.S. Only 3 more days until my Reddit Birthday!  Stream it live HERE and stream the party playlist HERE!  See you on the internets!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Thank you so much to everyone who supported and donated to my project! I am so grateful to be able to create my work and be the proud owner of a 3d printer. When I receive the money at the end of September I will be streaming the building of the 3d printer and the printing of the work. You can follow my progress on my USTREAM CHANNEL The Kickstarter is not over until September so there is still time and need for donation. Any money over my $3000 goal will go toward paying the people that are making this happen (my 3d designer and computer programmers) a little more money. They have been so generous helping me and I would like to be able to sweeten the deal for them!

Live Video streaming by Ustream

A big thanks to the people who have already donated:

And a big thanks to those who donated their time:
Jimmy Zelinskie
Travis Choma
Robin Grearson
Angry Designer
Francisco Hui
Mary Huang
Jeffrey Pena
Katarína Hybenová
Noah Becker
Katinka Simonse
and everyone in r/technology and r/favors and r/nyc

Reddit Birthday Meme Inspired Party Supplies

Just picked up a few party supplies for my Reddit Bday.  The theme is leaning toward My Little Pony inspired by the upcoming new season to premier on Saturday September 17th at 9AM.  There are a few Pokemon and Spongebobs thrown into the mix for good measure.  Next week I have a date with Baked Ideas, a bakery I where I used to work.  I will be creating a Portal inspired Companion Cube Cake for my IRL guests and volunteers to enjoy.  I hope you all have your calendars marked for the first ever virtual internet birthday party!  Party favor will be provided for both IRL and virtual guests!  Don't miss it!

Ashley's Reddit Birthday
September 27th
via skype

skype id TBA
Streamed live on USTREAM

Monday, August 15, 2011

Roman Opalka

well well doesnt this look familiar...Roman Opalka
From his wiki article:
In 1965, in his studio in Warsaw, Opałka began painting a process of counting – from one to infinity. Starting in the top left-hand corner of the canvas and finishing in the bottom right-hand corner, the tiny numbers were painted in horizontal rows. Each new canvas, which the artist called a 'detail', took up counting where the last left off. Each 'detail' is the same size (196 x 135 cm), the dimension of his studio door in Warsaw. All details have the same title, "1965 / 1 – ∞"; the concept had no end, and the artist pledged his life to its execution: 'All my work is a single thing, the description from number one to infinity. A single thing, a single life.'

I found his work today while casually flipping through an old conceptual art book while on the phone.  I immediately ended the conversation when i saw his work.  It looks so much like my hexadecimal paintings its eerie.  Upon my discovery I quickly looked up his wiki only to find that he passed on only a week ago.  chills.

^ My hexadecimal painting with Opalka painting and detail in book ^

"The Starry Night" and detail, hexadecimal on canvas, 2011

Goodnight Sweet Prince
Roman Opalka
August 27, 1931 – August 6, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

You got Windows in my Mac!

Now I can run windows programs on my Mac!  Hooray!  No program is safe now!