summary of a day in texas when it snows: SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN
Does it snow in Texas?!
oh dude yes it gets cold as balls here i live in north texas though, dallas fort worth area. usually only snows once or twice, but it sleets and ices over a lot from december through march-ish
and unlike other places, we simply do not have the equipment necessary to make the roads safe, so yep, we shut down EVERYTHING.
Just to add my two cents…
A 1/2 inch of snow, and a 1/2 inch of ice are VERY different. Ice is heavy (bringing down tree limbs, esp ones with leaves still on them), and ice is invisible (esp on the road). This is what causes the power outages, the property damage, and the accidents. Ice does not mess around. People get hurt and everyone has to sit in the cold darkness for long periods of time.
I have been through too many of these, and I am sick of people calling it trivial. Humor is fine (I am loving the Dallas Observer’s live blog of the storm, btw), but please, since it is happening, take it reasonably seriously and use common sense.
Thank you. That is all.
So a few things have popped up in media/social media recently that seem to create an interesting dialog about “social impact design.” It has actually encouraged me to reflect a little about what the role of the designer/artist is, and what the feasible impacts and implications are of the work we do.
So, here are three pieces on homelessness, graphic design, and art: