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Kevin Roche
16 April 2015 @ 02:45 pm
I'm featured on the IBM Research blog today.


And, because someone asked, the no-stripes hair in one photo is from just before Costume College 2007 so I'd bleached it preparatory to doing Vanamonde from Girl Genius.
Kevin Roche
26 February 2015 @ 12:40 pm
Tomorrow I'm honored to be a panelist on Talking to the Future, an all-day event at the Computer History Museum.

We'll be talking to 100 high school students about what got us started in technology and science, putting on our own little maker fair for the kids (and yes, ThinBot will be represented, somehow*) and then each of us doing breakout sessions with 20 of the students.

Apparently my mohawk gave their art department some difficulties when posterizing my headshot.

So it (the mohawk) will obviously have to be up in one form or another tomorrow.

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Kevin Roche
11 February 2015 @ 10:41 am

It is Hugo nomination season again, and while my fanzine YIPE was still on hiatus last year and hence is not eligible, I did write for another zine which is eminently eligible.

The Virtual Costumer, the quarterly online zine of the Silicon Web Costumers' Guild, has been in publication since 2003.
As the current SiWeb CG President, I have a regular column in the VC. I'm also a not-infrequent contributor of more substantive articles.

The Virtual Costumer is ably edited by Phil and Kathe Gust, and their hard work and eminently good taste are evident throughout.

Kevin Roche
17 October 2014 @ 11:57 am
Just got word that my Power Suit won the award in Full Ensemble for Most Innovative Design in the PIQF Wearable Art Competition.

(PIQF a is the Pacific International Quilt Festival. This was a juried and judged competition -- juried to have a piece accepted, then judged on site)
Kevin Roche
05 October 2014 @ 05:17 pm
I did finish the 10k, and in 58:39, which met my goal of completing in under an hour.!

And yes, the medal has a beer bottle opener built in.
Kevin Roche
Remember that silly project for Punk Rock Bowling? I liked the basic effect, but not the implementation.
The chasing LED strips were too fragile to last long, and the lighting effects were limited.

I set out to build a replacement set of light panels that were fully programmable.

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Current Mood: Pleased
Current Music: Blast Off to Glory, Media Rights Productions
Kevin Roche
09 July 2014 @ 12:47 pm
This is a project I created with a LilyPad Arduino USB board (e-textile sewable circuitry) as a demo for the Intro to Costume Electronics and Illumination panel at Loncon 3. It's also appropriate for the current PenWAG art-to-wear challenge: "All Tied Up"

Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Kevin Roche
19 May 2014 @ 11:15 pm
I've been invited to exhibit Tiki Dalek at the London Worldcon in August.

If I can get him there.

Andy and I can cover our own expenses, but it may cost as much as one of our tickets to ship him there and back.

So I started a crowdfunding campaign for him via gofundme.com

Kevin Roche
30 April 2014 @ 06:28 pm

Ah, the best laid schemes...
We dined betwixt earth and sky
enfolded by clouds.
No overlord's view informs
the next sandbox city plan.