I just finished playing Firewatch.  The story is good, well voice acted, and beautiful. It only takes about 3 or 4 hours to play it through.

There’s an extra money spinner that’s a bit silly that goes with the game – at a point early on you pick up a disposable camera with only a few of the snaps used up. You can take shots as you hike around the country side, and later have them printed for real. I really like the real world/game world bleed through.

They’re like some weird alternative life holiday snaps from when I was a park ranger for a summer.

Here’s mine.  As with real life, I wish I’d taken more.

Snail art



“Dyed snail excremental that have been altered by a diet of colored paper. The snails are fed a strict regime of colored cellulose paper and because they cannot assimilate the paper’s pigments, their bodies reject the color of the ingested paper creating colored excitements. Applications include floor tiles and can be used for packaging.” (at Material ConneXion)

Tina Lugo


Tina Lugo for “Devolution.”

Intense paintings by Tina Lugo for her part in the 4 person group show “Devolution” currently on display at FIFTY24SF in San Francisco, California which is present by Upper Playground.  These works of art are painted on glass which gives them an entirely new feeling when viewed in person (aka go see them!).  The show also includes work by Lauren YS, Smithe and Benjamin Constantine.