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The DC Colonist is in a Scripts Howard wire report
|| 9/15/2006 || 12:05 am || Comments Off on The DC Colonist is in a Scripts Howard wire report || ||

I wish the Washington Post would have used the picture of me shaking Fenty’s hand…

Nikolas R. Schiller, co-chair of the D.C. Statehood Green Party, dressed as a colonist – complete with purple coat, ruffled blouse and three-cornered hat – to demonstrate how “D.C. residents are essentially colonists.”

Schiller said he considered H.R. 5388 “inherently flawed” because it did not grant representation in the Senate. “It would make residents of D.C. one-third of a citizen,” he said, “and I’d rather be 100 percent.”

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Meet SloMo the Statehood Snail
|| 6/11/2006 || 10:44 am || Comments Off on Meet SloMo the Statehood Snail || ||

I am really happy with how this turned out. I took the DC outline and placed it over the Photoshop preset shape of a snail. The shelless snail now carries the weight of city so great they won’t let it be a state. I added my synthetic signature of ®’s as the Statehood Snails’ eyes. I’ve printed up about 15 these little buggers. When I put them up I want to use some chalk to show the snail’s trail up to the location (lampost) it stopped at. This will add a cute dimension to SloMo’s style.

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U Street: The Corridor Is Cool Again
|| 4/14/2006 || 9:45 am || Comments Off on U Street: The Corridor Is Cool Again || ||

If the New York Times says it’s cool, I guess my neighborhood really is.

Printed today in the New York Times:

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I won a Young Artists Program Award!
|| 1/29/2006 || 1:17 pm || 1 Comment Rendered || ||

In October I submitted a proposal to the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities for $2470 to print out & frame 8 maps that represent one location in the 8 Wards of DC. Today I received the official word from the DCCAH that my proposal was accepted!!

Here is the link to the grantee listing [pdf]

more info here:
https://dcarts.dc.gov

Read about my way home from the DCCAH office after dropping of the proposal back in October 2005



NewOrLincoln
|| 1/28/2006 || 1:15 pm || 1 Comment Rendered || ||

: rendered at 18,000 X 12,000 :
NewOrLincoln by Nikolas Schiller

This is one of my first maps which has it’s source imagery made beyond the scope of a normal tessellation. Back in December I was preparing the source imagery for Lincoln Memorial Quilt, I decided to try something completely new in photoshop. I used the 45 degree rotated imagery of the Lincoln Memorial as a frame around circular cutout of the first derivative of the Superdome Quilt. I liked this tile (I think I am going to use the word tile from now on) so much that I actually saved the tile as something I was going to print out as is, but now I have a derivative tiling that I will definitely print out.

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Home Quilt #4
|| 1/20/2006 || 3:12 pm || Comments Off on Home Quilt #4 || ||

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The final version of the series. I’d love to see the series placed side by side.

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Home Quilt #3
|| 1/19/2006 || 11:30 am || Comments Off on Home Quilt #3 || ||

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I made a third iteration of the area around my home in Washington, DC. This time I choose an Octagon Quilt Projection.

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Home Quilt #2
|| 1/18/2006 || 2:15 pm || Comments Off on Home Quilt #2 || ||

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I made an Octagon Quilt Projection map of the aera around my home in Washington, DC.

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Home Quilt
|| 1/17/2006 || 11:47 am || 1 Comment Rendered || ||

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This quilt projection map features the area around my home in Washington, DC.

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Meridian Hill Park Quilt – 1st Derivative #2
|| 1/16/2006 || 2:15 pm || Comments Off on Meridian Hill Park Quilt – 1st Derivative #2 || ||

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This map is the final iteration of the series. It shows the most fractalized version of the geography yet. However, I could still make another version. Regardless, these are quite stunning!

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