Evan Emory

Earlier this semester, we read an article in the NY Times about Evan Emory, who edited a video to make it appear that elementary school children were listening to him sing a song with graphic sexual lyrics.

He’s now been convicted of a felony and, among other things, is barred from getting closer than 500ft from where children gather.

While I understand that he did truly stupid thing, this punishment seems extremely excessive. Other opinions?

In class, over the past couple of weeks, we’ve talked about the ethics and privacy issues of showing people in photographs and the various workarounds that people have come up with.

Yesterday, I was reminded about something that I saw on the Cooper website. I can’t find the detail that I was looking for, but this is similar (http://www.cooper.com/#approach:scenarios).

It looks like they take a photograph (with the person in it), and then draw over the person.  I believe that one of the reasons that they do it to make the image more generic for prototyping purposes, but I think it’s a great way to show a person within an environment without making that person identifiable.

Of course, this technique depends on your drawing skills, but I wanted to put it out there as an option.

3 shot story

Oops. Totally forgot to post this last week, sorry!

These were my Valentine day cupcakes. I used Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix; the red dye stained my fingers after I licked the bowl. Homemade cream cheese frosting. Red sprinkles and paper hearts to complete.



I’m Kate, another second year master’s student at the I School. My background is in cartography, but these days I’m more interested in user research.

I know how to take a photo with a point-and-shoot, but that’s about it. And while I have some experience with video editing, it’s been self-taught and limited to making clips and simple edits.

I’ll need to document my final project (I’m working with Youth Radio in Oakland), and I would like it to look better than what I’ve done in the past! I’m looking forward to learning about new ways to communicate my work.

contact me at kate at ischool dot berkeley dot edu