Two much needed and appreciated additions to the MYG team

Kpop BLASTING

I am alone today. No intern Aimee. Do you know what this means?????

8 solid work hours of KPOP blasting through the studio.

I love MYG.

A very secretive part of my life that is tucked very deep and far away from my loved ones is my passionate love for kpop. Years before Psy came horse stomping his way onto the scene, I have been compiling youtube videos and memorizing some SICK dance moves. I decided to dance out one of my favorite kpop videos Dal Shabet – Have Don’t Have Electro Swing Mix. For those who are interested, I have a playlist of songs I like. Consider it an intro to kpop. K-Pop taking over my life

This week’s inspiration

I’m sure you guys have been on Pintrest before. Maybe you were looking at some wooden spoons dipped in neon lacquer or illustrations of a dog eating a bear, or DIY tutorials teaching you how to make your hair look like a tree house, etc. I’m sure you have also come across INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES! YES! In experimental type treatments so you will definitely remember to Live! Laugh! Love! Never forget.

We have decided to add to that vast online collection. Maybe someone will pin these, too, and we will glow inside knowing that we have changed someone’s outlook on life forever.

Things we love

Sometimes the things we make don’t get any love. Even from everyone except one person in the office. Well, I love you sausage monkey! I LOVE YOUUUU!

Hey this is fun!

Super fun on OPPOSITE DAY. They say when you get pooped on by a Pigeon that you will have good luck, but will I? Maybe I should play the lottery. I’m sure there are bound to be other people playing who have also been pooped on. Maybe it is the size of the poop that counts? This one was small. What small luck will I encounter? Lucky that Deanna was there to wipe my head. Thanks Deanna! I AM SO LUCKY.

Data Visualization. Cool S***.

So, while attending an AIGA lecture last month entitled Data Visualization: Methods and Madness I listened to Kate Carmody, the first speaker of the evening, promote Talk to Me, an upcoming exhibition she’s curating at the MoMA. Kate’s presentation explored how people interact with objects, during which she referenced probably the best thing I’ve ever seen…multi-hued poo.

Maybe I love this because it’s a socially inappropriate blog topic. Okay but, it’s also an amazing idea. Designers Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and James King, in collaboration with Cambridge University’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGem) team, created a low-cost diagnostic kit that employs a pigment-producing strain of E.coli whose colorful secretions can be seen by the human eye.

iGem developed the bacteria, but it was Alexandra and James who took this technology and helped the team find useful, human-centric applications for the little guys. Here’s the concept. You ingest E.chromi bacteria in the form of a capsule or delicious yogurt and subsequently they populate within your digestive tract, mingling with your internal flora. If all is healthy, they’ll secrete a pigment that turns your turd blue. If the bacteria encounter a chemical change caused by disease, they’ll produce other colors indicative of that abnormality. Ideally the bacteria could be personalized to mark for diseases based on an individual’s genetic susceptibility. Does your family have a history of colon cancer? You’d be able to test for that in your home!

Visualize this. Affordable, comfortable self-diagnostics replacing current, often invasive and/or expensive technologies. It’s an incredible application that, although presently lacking implemental logistics, would change the dynamic of many health care systems. Let’s make this real, folks. I want my very own scatalog.