New Polymaker coming.

New Polymaker coming.

I wasn’t highly fond of any of the branding templates I could find online, so I made my own!
Feel free to download and use etc etc.
the .psd file is available upon request for anyone looking to become a photoshop jedi - just comment on this post or email me (see website).

I wasn’t highly fond of any of the branding templates I could find online, so I made my own!

Feel free to download and use etc etc.

the .psd file is available upon request for anyone looking to become a photoshop jedi - just comment on this post or email me (see website).

A thing I made on top of all the math that I made it with. #design #math #grasshopper

A thing I made on top of all the math that I made it with. #design #math #grasshopper

Just finished painting a painting for Clint McCollam!
I can make art, too

Just finished painting a painting for Clint McCollam!

I can make art, too

Trying to convince someone that Gotham Rounded and Roboto go nicely together. 

Trying to convince someone that Gotham Rounded and Roboto go nicely together. 

Remix of propeller’s logo for sf design week. Modeled with grasshopper

Remix of propeller’s logo for sf design week. Modeled with grasshopper

Philip K. Dick on the first story he sold

In 1951, when I sold my first story, I had no idea that such fundamental issues could be pursued in the science fiction field. I began to pursue them unconsciously. My first story had to do with a dog who imagined that the garbagemen who came every Friday morning were stealing valuable food which the family had carefully stored away in a safe metal container. Every day, members of the family carried out paper sacks of nice ripe food, stuffed them into the metal container, shut the lid tightly—and when the container was full, these dreadful-looking creatures came and stole everything but the can.

Finally, in the story, the dog begins to imagine that someday the garbagemen will eat the people in the house, as well as stealing their food. Of course, the dog is wrong about this. We all know that garbagemen do not eat people. But the dog’s extrapolation was in a sense logical—given the facts at his disposal. The story was about a real dog, and I used to watch him and try to get inside his head and imagine how he saw the world. Certainly, I decided, that dog sees the world quite differently than I do, or any humans do. And then I began to think, Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world, a world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. And that led me wonder, If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn’t we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic? Maybe, it’s as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can’t explain his to us, and we can’t explain ours to him. The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too diffrently, there occurs a breakdown of communication… and there is the real illness.

No context #RISD #finals

No context #RISD #finals

Sputniko Splashes Down at RISD

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Could a machine that enables men to experience menstruation end war? Can humans learn empathy via a robot that allows them to converse with crows? Could young girls be inspired to study astrophysics by a moon rover that leaves behind feminine footprints in the dust?

These are some of the…

The “student question” mentioned at the end of this article was my question! Amazing talk by a super-smart person.

Just sold this live edge walnut bench I made. Drop me a line at rmather@risd.edu if you would like to buy the next one. The wood comes from the barn of my granddad’s brother-in-law. 

Just sold this live edge walnut bench I made. Drop me a line at rmather@risd.edu if you would like to buy the next one. The wood comes from the barn of my granddad’s brother-in-law.