General University


Had a project design review yesterday in which I had to give a short presentation about what I have been up to this term. I think I covered just about everything that was required and it seemed to go quite well. Much to my relief no one asked any horrible questions!!

In a sudden spurt of efficiency I managed to get my Christmas shopping finished today which is in sharp contrast to previous years when it has usually been a fairly last-minute affair. I wanted to get it all finished sooner rather than later this time round because I will be working non-stop when I go home up until Christmas-eve so wont have any time to do it then. I can heave a sigh of relief!

Contrary to my rather negative comments about my Canon PowerShot A80 last week Dan Washburn, an American journalist based in Shanghai, has a glowing review of it on his site along with a load of other cool (and not-so-cool) gadgets. Definitely worth a read.


On a slightly different note I came across this incredibly wacky Flickr group called ‘The squared circle Pool‘ which basically contains a huge collection of square photos of circular objects, self described as “a morphtastic slideshow extravaganza” which indeed it is! You can see for yourself here.

I’ll leave you today with a taster of things to come next week if I get the time. You could possibly think of it as somewhat of a visual exploration into the hyper-accelerated enslavement of the modern world (pretty heavy stuff I know!):



Look familiar to anyone? Think 1983 & Jean Baudrillard.


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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