Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Sometimes the love of cephalopods really brings people together! Zack was looking for a squid to use in a client-side interface, and ended up becoming a patron to boot. These little guys are anthropomorphic representations of programming concepts I won’t try to explain – he says it much better than me what they’re useful for:
When working on a problem, sometimes you stumble onto a solution that you don’t quite have the words or theory to adequately describe.
I asked Amy to help me document four primitives that I found useful in composing small units of code across time and space.
And now the primitives live on my desk in a framed illustration and I don’t have to worry about forgetting them or which notebook they were documented in.
Curiously, I like looking at her illustrations, whereas, as a harsh self-critic, I don’t enjoy reading my own technical work.
I liked the outcome so much that I immediately engaged her to draw up my next design, at a much earlier stage in the process.
I would definitely recommend Amy to anyone involved in creative technical work, and I hope others would be open to the incorporation of art into technology.
Symbolic abstraction doesn’t have to be limited to the greek alphabet.
-Zack Galler, Mathlords
Continuations, 7″x5″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper.
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