13 November 2018




(Definition) ‘Ikigai’ https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/12/health/ikigai-longevity-happiness-living-to-100-wisdom-project/index.html




Table of Contents; http://action.ae911truth.org/blastContent.jsp?killorg=True&loggedOut=True



“Every master knows that the material teaches the artist.” - Ilya Ehrenberg
"Laughing made us invincible. Not like those who always win, but like those who don't give up.” - Frida Kahlo
"People will do anything for those who encourage their dreams, justify their failures, allay their fears, confirm their suspicions, and help them throw rocks at their enemies.” - Blair Warren,
“The most interesting painting is one that expresses more of what one thinks than of what one sees.” - Rothko
“One's ability to succeed is always proportional to one's willingness to fail.” - The Universe

06 November 2018

Gun Map

InfoViz: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/04/technology/jobs-not-mobs.html


(Video) Tensegrity unit with continuous membrane

(Documentary) Water Memory (Luc Montagnier)


Strange account of why Google Earth stopped photographing one spot in Nevada

YouTube 400+ Tom Waits tracks

(Futurama) “I’ll build my own ...


"I don’t care that they stole my idea … I care that they don’t have any of their own.” - Nikola Tesla
"The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity.” - Mae Jemison
"How you feel is more important than anything else. And this is something you get to choose, moment by moment." - The Universe
"In rehearsals it worked every time ..." - Banksy
"The trouble is, we’ve been taught what to see, and how to render what we see.” - Pablo Picasso

27 October 2018

Cyber Threat Map; shows the attempted attacks on cyber systems (and where they are coming from) https://threatmap.fortiguard.com/


EasyZoom is a public service for people who want to host and share high-resolution images. It supports both casual file formats (jpg, tif, png, pdf, psd)


(Mould Making) http://www.sculpturesupply.com/detail.phpid=799205&sf=searchtext&vl=alginate

Ripley's aquarium embraces art to shine a light on plastic bottle pollution; https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ripleys-aquarium-plastic-bottle-pollution-art-1.4877416

(Family Wall)   https://www.milesnadal.com/philanthropy/yad-vashem/


(YouTube) The Cramps Best Songs


“Bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.” - T.S. Eliot
“Walking is a mode of making the world as well as being in it.” - Rebecca Solnit’s book about the history of walking, Wanderlust
“Conflict may be defined as a situation of competition in which the parties are aware of the incompatibility of potential future positions, and in which each party wishes to occupy a position that is incompatible with the wishes of the other.” - Kenneth E. Boulding
“Whatever you think someone else is thinking, they're probably not. But they are receiving signals about what you think they're thinking... and these signals could change what they’re thinking.” - The Universe
“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement.” - W. Pollard

19 October 2018



(Video) Buckminster Fuller


Mean of means http://mfviz.com/central-limit/

Worbla;  http://www.sculpturesupply.com/list.php?sf=category&vl=Cosplay+Supplies


(Video) Digital Art: a poetic vision



"A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities." - Herman Melville
"Leaves are fallin’ all around
It’s time I was on my way
Thanks to you I’m much obliged
For such a pleasant stay…" - Led Zeppelin
“It is almost certain that most of what I make will not resonate with most people, but over time I will gain an audience who trusts me to, at the very least, be interesting.”- the professional creator
"You have to systematically create confusion. It sets creativity free." - Dali
"Just because most people are looking for what they think they don't have, doesn't mean they don't have it." - The Universe

13 October 2018


(Vernon) Self-Directed Residencies for Artists and Writers


Requirements for a Productive Artistic Life

(Videos) Shakil Akrim Khan tessellated square Kufic calligraphy

(Toronto Tool Library) http://steamlabs.ca/2018/10/steamlabs-innovation-evolution/#QA



(Mould making)  http://www.observationsblog.com/sciencetechnologyexperiments/reusable-molding-material-homemade


“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci
“Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune, Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms, Strong and content I travel the open road.” - Walt Whitman (from Song of the Open Road)
“Don't ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they are crazy enough.” -   #JustDoIt
“... the Philistine not only ignores all conditions of life which are not his own, but also demands that the rest of mankind should fashion its mode of existence after his own.” - Goethe
“Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again.” - Ray Bradbury

04 October 2018





(To understand something about the people who love the Great Lakes); http://davedempseybooks.com/intro-to-lake-nation/

Symbol Sourcebook: http://ssoih.com/henrydreyfuss/index.html


(Layered transparencies) http://davidspriggs.art/artwork/


Square Magstripe Reader Troubleshooting: https://squareup.com/help/ca/en/article/5203

"Every artist dips his brush into his own soul, and paints his own nature into his picture." - Henry Ward Beecher
"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.” - Oscar Wilde
“The idea is more important than the object.” - Damien Hirst
"The trick to being happy is learning to experience it even though you don't yet have all you want." - The Universe
"I wanted to create a map that would confuse unless you had all the skills to decode it." - Via

26 September 2018

(Mapping) https://visionscarto.net/en


Symbol versions of QR Code range from Version 1 to  40   http://www.qrcode.com/en/about/

(Hobo sign lookup) http://ssoih.com/signdb.html






Raccoon memorial 

"In the actions of all men, and especially of princes, when there is no judge to refer to, consider the results." - Niccolo Machiavelli
"Next time you go to work, the mall, or a labyrinth, you glide, slide, and twirl a bit? Wink, smile, and wave? Dip, bend, and high-five? Strut, saunter, and beam?" - The Universe
"Q: How do ye turn a pirate furious? A: Take away the ‘p’." -
"It's not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open." - Martha Graham, dancer
"You better lose yourself in the music, the moment You own it, you better never let it go You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime." - Eminem