milmonTumbl

this is the tumblr page of milmon harrison, a web design student at the art institute of california in sacramento. i started it as a chronicle of my journey through the web design & interactive media program.
qbnscholar:

Ominous: Downtown. San Francisco, 06-01-13.

I love this.

qbnscholar:

Ominous: Downtown. San Francisco, 06-01-13.

I love this.

School project I’m working on right now. Got a lot more to do in the next two weeks before submitting it, but I like the general direction it’s headed.

School project I’m working on right now. Got a lot more to do in the next two weeks before submitting it, but I like the general direction it’s headed.

nprfreshair:

Judith Shulevitz on how she reconciles her faith in science with her religious faith:



What we’re discovering is that we’re enormously malleable. We’re really responsive to our environment in a physical sense, but also in a psychological sense, in the sense that stress is one of the really big forces in epigenetic changes. So the malleability of the human body seems to me an argument for creating a better community, a better society, and that’s what I love about religion: is that it’s a place where you can turn for ideas about the good society. I recognize — as many people go around arguing — that religion can be used as a force for bad — but it can also be used as a source of ideas that drive us to the greater good. So I turn to science to tell us how to live and I turn to religion to tell us how to live and I follow neither of them slavishly.




Image by Electric Arc via Flickr Commons

nprfreshair:

Judith Shulevitz on how she reconciles her faith in science with her religious faith:

What we’re discovering is that we’re enormously malleable. We’re really responsive to our environment in a physical sense, but also in a psychological sense, in the sense that stress is one of the really big forces in epigenetic changes. So the malleability of the human body seems to me an argument for creating a better community, a better society, and that’s what I love about religion: is that it’s a place where you can turn for ideas about the good society. I recognize — as many people go around arguing — that religion can be used as a force for bad — but it can also be used as a source of ideas that drive us to the greater good. So I turn to science to tell us how to live and I turn to religion to tell us how to live and I follow neither of them slavishly.

Image by Electric Arc via Flickr Commons

I wanted very much to learn to draw, for a reason that I kept to myself: I wanted to convey an emotion I have about the beauty of the world. It’s difficult to describe because it’s an emotion. It’s analogous to the feeling one has in religion that has to do with a god that controls everything in the universe: there’s a generality aspect that you feel when you think about how things that appear so different and behave so differently are all run ‘behind the scenes’ by the same organization, the same physical laws. It’s an appreciation of the mathematical beauty of nature, of how she works inside; a realization that the phenomena we see result from the complexity of the inner workings between atoms; a feeling of how dramatic and wonderful it is. It’s a feeling of awe — of scientific awe — which I felt could be communicated through a drawing to someone who had also had that emotion. I could remind him, for a moment, of this feeling about the glories of the universe.

Richard Feynman on his art (via explore-blog)

If you worship money and things — if they are where you tap real meaning in life — then you will never have enough. Never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your own body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly, and when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally plant you. On one level, we all know this stuff already — it’s been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, bromides, epigrams, parables: the skeleton of every great story. The trick is keeping the truth up-front in daily consciousness. Worship power — you will feel weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to keep the fear at bay. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart — you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out.

David Foster Wallace (via explore-blog)

Design Layout: Another Great Class Completed!

These are the pieces I submitted for my final projects in Design Layout this week. Without a doubt my favorite class this quarter. I worked REALLY hard but learned a tremendous amount in a short, intense period of time. 

Really had a great instructor, Dawn Pedersen, at the Art Institute of California - Sacramento.

Design Layout Project These are the first versions of the responsive design adaptations to the restaurant site from the past two weeks. I can already see things I want to change, but it’s nice to be able to see them side-by- side. Stay tuned for final versions in a few days.

Final version, restaurant site mockup

I really enjoyed and learned a lot doing this assignment. What a great experience!
Final version, restaurant site mockup

I really enjoyed and learned a lot doing this assignment. What a great experience!