ds106: Visual Assignment 35 – Apartment building 106

Visual assignment 35 brief

Let’s celebrate our 106ness- create a graphic, find a a photo, manipulate an exiting image to somehow represent the number 106. It could be literal (like a sign that has 106 on it, example below), to say, something using CVI (roman digits), maybe something with 106 items in it….

The EpCoP Case: Week 4 in review

A Storify review of Week 4 of the EpCop Case written by Detective Ryan Peterovski.

The #EpCoP agents have yet to discover the clue from RPL! http://t.co/p5JSXwt
August 22, 2011
Uh oh. The location of a clue from RPL has been anonymously trolled on Canvas http://t.co/CRfTj0d A subtle, yet sophisticated troll. 🙂
August 23, 2011
The clue from RPL remains undiscovered. I still have a feeling that the #EpCop Case will lead me to another country…
August 24, 2011
I received a tip from another agent working on the EpCoP Case.
@penpln Yes Agent Bentley. I read your report. Solid work. There’s something at that location that will reveal further information…
August 24, 2011
NEWS FLASH* The clue from RPL was found by Special-agent @adam_lemmo! Agents, stand by for results & further updates on the #EpCoP Case!
August 24, 2011
The clue from RPL has been found! http://t.co/9EY9Wvw Standby #EpCoP agents!
August 24, 2011
The clue has been decrypted — A message from RPL to Detective Peterovski http://t.co/uCzYF5p #EpCoP
August 24, 2011
Detective Peterovski departs for South Korea http://t.co/Bv58wvy #EpCop
August 25, 2011
The next time I speak to you I’ll be in Busan, South Korea.Regards,Detective Peterovski

Pixel art lawn mowing previsualisation: paper or pixel

It’s still winter here in Melbourne, Australia. That means the wet weather can make it pretty difficult for me to get out and mow some backyard lawn art on the weekend. With that in mind, I’ve been using Google SketchUp 8 to previsualise new lawn art designs for my backyard lawn.

This lawn art design is based on Jason (@draggin) Toal’s ds106 skull pixel-art. I used the Geo-location > Add location feature to import the satellite image of my backyard into Google SketchUp 8. I then used the Rectangle and Push/Pull tools to create each ‘pixel’ that makes up the skull.

I’ve uploaded a version of the DS106 skull pixel-art lawn design without photo textures to Google’s 3D Warehouse. The 3D Warehouse is a repository of 3D models that have the potential to be used in the 3D Buildings layer on Google Earth. I’ll need to complete the  photo textures for the DS106 skull pixel-art lawn model before it has a chance to be reviewed against the Google Earth acceptance criteria.  In the meantime, you can download the model and place it in your backyard or a patch grassy land in your area.

A screen capture of the 30cm x 30cm DS106 skull pixel-art lawn design.
A screen capture of a magnified view of the 30cm x 30cm DS106 skull pixel-art lawn design.
The DS106 skull pixel-art lawn design SketchUp’d and uploaded to the 3D Warehouse!

Detective Peterovski departs for Busan, South Korea

So, it’s settled. The recently discovered clue from Richard Paddy Lawrence (RPL) has forced Detective Peterovski to make a choice. If he’s happy to retire after 30 years of service without solving his last case, he can stay at home. If he wants to catch his arch enemy RPL, he must leave his hometown for the distant shores of Busan, South Korea.

Here, Detective Peterovski gives his last report from the EpCoP Case headquarters before he boards his flight. Good luck detective, we hope you catch your man.

Follow Detective Peterovski’s EpCoP Case as it unfolds in Busan, South Korea via the Location of the last known sighting of Richard Paddy Lawrence (RPL) map and his Tweets and blog posts.

The clue has been decrypted – A message from RPL to Detective Peterovski

The clue that was stashed around suburban Melbourne by Detective Peterovski’s arch-enemy Richard Paddy Lawrence (RPL)  has finally been decrypted by the team at the EPCop Agency. The team has processed the data and it turns out that it’s a personal message from RPL to Detective Peterovski. A message that tuants Detective Peterovski. A message that challenges Detective Peterovski to track down down RPL at all costs. A challenge that may force Detective Peterovski to take the EpCoP Case to the other side of the world. Is Detective Peterovski prepared to take that final step?

The clue from RPL has been found!

*NEWS FLASH* After four days of steady-sleuthing and a solid investigation throughout downtown Melbourne, the mysterious clue from (RPL) has been found! Standby for the results from the analysis of the clue and further information about the EpCop Case. A big thank you to Special-agent Adam Lemmo for his hard work!

A breakdown of how the clue was discovered by Special-agent Adam Lemmo
The QR code that informed the location of the clue from RPL. USB stick with data not seen in photograph. Photograph courtesy of Special-agent Adam Lemmo.