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Saint Olaf New Media R&D
Dittmann Center, Saint Olaf College
New Media Art Foundation
Interests: art, design, new media, cultural studies, fine arts, sculpture, virtual reality, modern art, media studies, art education, virtual puppetry, snow art
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Nearly three years ago I was at Nirlep, an Indian restaurant in West Ashley, SC with my family whom were in town for my sister's wedding. My mom was going on about some particular kind of naan she'd had once, but she didn't think it was actually naan. Was it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at The Very Hungry Ole
Chicken Jardaloo is one of my favorite Indian dishes, but I've only seen it at Kurry Kabab in Northfield, where its called vardalu. Darn consonant shifts! I tried searching for a recipe and didn't come up with anything, so I was estatic when my friend Katie ji had one in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at The Very Hungry Ole
This January I studied in Vienna. I took a class called the Language and Culture of Vienna which was an excuse to do little work for a month while getting to see a whole lot of art museums, world class concerts, and a couple operas. It was also a chance... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at The Very Hungry Ole
Andrew Nussbaum and the Esperantos formed last fall so that those known as Ostrich, Tumnus, Scurves, Pez, and Dan Bakken and I could meet once a week to play music. Mostly, though, it gives us an excuse to email each other YouTube music videos and argue about which songs we're going to cover. Sadly, most of the emails do nothing but echo in the cavernous space of the internet (I periodically work up the gumption to suggest a new David Bowie song, but each floats quietly into the ether like another lost spaceman). Through the months, though, we've managed to... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at No Parents! Cookies for Breakfast!
Have you ever noticed how much more interesting the internet becomes when you have a larger-than-normal amount of other stuff you should be doing? The Russians have. I'm no expert in Russian language, but a source close to the NPCFB assures me that the word "BpeMЯ" definitely means "stuff you should be doing" and the long one on the y-axis translates to the equivalent of "desire to watch youtube videos involving shirtless men with mullets playing the saxaphone in public places." I'd recommend that one, if you haven't seen it. That said, as finals approach and a twelve page paper... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2011 at No Parents! Cookies for Breakfast!
I haven't had much time for blogging this semester and I'm not really sure that this is the best way to start up again. So, sorry if I scare you away dearest readership! Ahem. So grapefruit are pretty delicious. I admit, I only recently overcame my prejudice of this often... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at The Very Hungry Ole
Little known but true fact: Cadbury eggs are actually the formative, protoplasmic stage of all Easter candy (and all good things in the world). This morning I knew I had to have one (four). I biked all around town to find one (four) and, though beset by some minor chain-coming-off problems, I finally made it to Wallgreens and back. At a buck-fifty for two, they come in at exactly half a cent per calorie, which isn't too bad if you think about it. Back at my room, I ate an egg and worked on a t-shirt design for an intramural... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at No Parents! Cookies for Breakfast!
Hey everybody!! ^_^ While I was originally planning on blogging about a couple of my favorite tokusatsus (which I'm sure you all love hearing about @_@), class this morning has me putting that on hold. But, before I get into a huge tangent about what we talked about in class... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2011 at Phantasmagoria
In December, I wrote a post titled something like "The Kind of Wednesday You Don't Get Around to Processing Until Friday." I could have called this one "The Kind of January you Don't Get Around to Processing Until March." The obvious trend here is that my next blog post will be written in December 2012 (right before the world and ancient Mayan calendar end) and will cover basically the next two years. So be on your toes for that one. Some people start a blog specifically to share their experiences in another country, but study-travel was a really hard thing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2011 at No Parents! Cookies for Breakfast!
Hey everyone! Did you see all that snow we got this morning? O_O That was crazy! Granted, it'll be nice not to see all that mud and "snirt," but I'd still like spring to come soon (even though I know February's not over for another week and Minnesota winters normally... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at Phantasmagoria
Sorry for the extremely long hiatus! I'm enrolled in another new media class and once again have access to the blog. I cooked a lot over the summer thinking I'd be able to post on it, so I'll take a look through my photos and see what's worth posting. And... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2011 at The Very Hungry Ole
Hey again everyone! By popular demand (mainly the requests of my fellow classmates from the Bahamas interim trip), I'm posting more of the underwater photos I took while in San Salvador. ^_^ They did turn out really well, and I'm pretty sure you're all getting a little tired of hearing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at Phantasmagoria
Hey everyone! Man, I forgot how cold it is here. I'm dealing with it, but I'm happy that spring is on the way. So, as you probably inferred from the title, I am once again talking about tokusatsu shows. And not just any tokusatsu show, but the longest running tokusatsu... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2011 at Phantasmagoria
Hey everyone! Hope none of you froze to death during January. I kept hearing about all the snow-- and in places I'd never expected to get so much snow! I picked a good time to go abroad. For those of you wondering about what happened to my big project from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at Phantasmagoria
Just a quick post to say that I probably won't be blogging very much in the next month--this afternoon I'm flying to Morocco, where I'll be studying until the end of January. I don't know how much time I'll be spending on the internet, which is okay with me. Also, you're invited (to St. Olaf, not Morrocco--though I'm sure they'd love to have you too): See you in February! Anders Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at No Parents! Cookies for Breakfast!
For the second year in a row I'm an editor for the Quarry, St. Olaf's writing and art magazine. If you go to St. Olaf, you should totally send something in to us! We'd love to put it in a lovely book! Since we can't really submit anything, the editorial staff has to devote all of our creative energy into posters and such. Heidi, Ben, and I set up and took the picture, and I photoshopped it a little bit and made it into a poster. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2010 at No Parents! Cookies for Breakfast!
One of the things about being a cross-country runner is that you end up treating most stressful situations like cross-country races. Instead of actually studying for an exam, you find yourself asking whether or not you're properly hydrated. Stuff like that. So, given that our band is, effectively, one sixth of the St. Olaf cross country team, it's a natural that we'd all be in various states of running freak-out before the first inaugural concert of Andrew Nussbaum and the Esperantos (ANTE). Adrian was entwined in the classic deffer-your-race-angst into stress about your footwear complex (PJ ended up graciously lending... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2010 at No Parents! Cookies for Breakfast!
Hey again everybody! So, first thing's first. I have gotten more work done on the base suit and, if I can figure out how to get the zipper in, I can get it finished before the weekend and spend the weekend working on the armor. Either way, this part of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at Phantasmagoria
Hey everyone! ^_^ Doesn't finals week feel so stressful? >_< Today's reading day, so I'm trying to put in a lot of effort on the project, mainly because it's due in about 4 days. Still, I am super excited, especially because three major things have been accomplished: The helmet is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at Phantasmagoria
I've seen a lot happen at the cross-country team dinner table over the last few years. Songs have been started, salt spilled, discussions discussed, majors declared (loudly, for the benefit of the rest of the people in the caf). Much of what happens never leaves Stav Hall. Which is probably good. But some things make it out. Last year a few of us decided to form a hand-clap-percussion ambient-spoken-word band called Andrew Nussbaum and the Esperantos. It took us a year, but we finally did it! In its current form, ANTE does not in fact incorporate spoken-word-ambience. Nor does it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2010 at No Parents! Cookies for Breakfast!
Hey everyone! So, I'm gonna leave off on the Tokusatsu rant until the next post (I think you guys probably need a break from that, and I admit I may be a bit too obsessed). With that, I would like to talk about my current project, particularly because a couple... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2010 at Phantasmagoria
Hey everyone! Okay, this is gonna be a pretty long post, but I'm fairly excited. And for good reason. Remember a couple posts back when I mentioned that I was making a tokusatsu costume for my final project? Well, I've got a few updates, and they're all good news. First,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at Phantasmagoria
Hey everybody!! ^_^ So, like I promised you on Monday, I'm gonna go a little more in depth about the Tokusastu genre, which I just briefly touched on in the last post. As I mentioned, Tokusatsu is a Japanese word that, literally translated into English, means "special filming." According to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at Phantasmagoria
Hey everybody!! ^_^ Yeah, I haven't posted in a while. I've been SUPER busy this semester, despite the fact that I don't have as bad a course load as some of my friends. Of course, I'm not gonna be able to post for a while: I'm headed to the Bahamas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Phantasmagoria
Cross country is over. We wrapped up our season at Regionals this weekend and came home to ten inches of fresh snow. This, of course, means that the second annual Dr. (Steve) Krouse Memorial 2K Christmas Race (DKM2KCR) is right around the corner. The indoor track exhibition won't really be a memorial until Steve, our trainer, teammate, and go-to guy for dog-bite wounds graduates this year, but we call it that anyway. If the tradition continues, it could someday rival the Mark Skildum Memorial 3K Junior Varsity Steeplechase Classic (MSM3KJVSCR) of even the Great Karhu Shoe Race. Actually, it will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at No Parents! Cookies for Breakfast!