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Ikayzo Cover for UH Pacific New Media

Pele Rising: The cover art depicts a digital incarnation of the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightening and volcanoes. The Hawaiian word for computer is lolo uila, which literally means "brain lightning".

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Comment by Daniel Leuck on February 13, 2011 at 2:12pm

Lolo means brain. Lōlō means crazy. That is why its important to dot your ʻokinas and cross your kahakōs :-) If we miss one our friends at UH are quick to correct us. English speakers aren't used to worrying about how long a vowel is held. I screw this up in Japanese all the time. For example, oji is uncle but ojī (ojii) is grandfather.

Comment by Cameron Souza on February 13, 2011 at 1:55pm
Doesn't lolo mean crazy?
Comment by Gus Higuera on January 5, 2010 at 2:19pm
Cover is now on the PNM website
Comment by Daniel Leuck on December 30, 2009 at 3:42pm
Hi Susan - We are very happy to hear that! I look forward to seeing it in print.
Comment by Susan Horowitz on December 30, 2009 at 3:26pm
Dan - We've received lots of great comments on the cover!
Comment by Konstantin A Lukin on December 10, 2009 at 1:45pm
Yes.. would be great to see more skilled female professionals.. possibly with international background?

Great work, Dan!
Comment by Daniel Leuck on December 7, 2009 at 5:29pm
Susan & Mark - Thank you for the opportunity!
Comment by Susan Horowitz on December 7, 2009 at 2:00pm
The cover looks great Dan!
thanks for taking the time to work on it!
Comment by Calin West on December 6, 2009 at 10:15am
I definitely saw her as emerging from the volcano.
Comment by Daniel Leuck on December 6, 2009 at 6:07am
Mahalo guys! I had fun working on it.

It was really interesting hearing people's reaction to the imagery sans the title. Most of my friends outside of Hawaii interpreted the cover as depicting a woman bearing a heavy burden, while the majority of my friends from Hawaii interpreted it as a woman of power rising out of the mountain.


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