04 July 2020

https://www.citylab.com/design/2020/05/map-history-data-literacy-propaganda-exhibit-bending-lines/612157/

https://interestingengineering.com/why-is-the-hexagon-everywhere-all-about-this-seemingly-common-shape

https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/schrodingers-semester-lets-clear-the-uncertainty-for-fall-2020/

https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2017/01/politics/trump-inauguration-gigapixel/

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/facial-recognition-t-shirt-block

(Documentary) https://przekroj.pl/en/culture/there-is-no-one-truth-dariusz-kuzma

https://thecorrespondent.com/466/the-neoliberal-era-is-ending-what-comes-next/61655148676-a00ee89a

(Animation softwares). https://help.stopmotionstudio.com/help/stopmotion

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-france-latour-inte/stop-french-philosopher-latour-urges-no-return-to-pre-lockdown-normal

https://7news.com.au/news/north-america/george-floyd-protests-police-cars-set-alight-as-protests-rage-on-across-america-c-1070083

“I am for an art that grows up not knowing it is art at all, I am for an artist who vanishes.” - Claes Oldenburg
“Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around.”  - Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom (1982). Via
“For neither good nor evil can last for ever; and so it follows that as evil has lasted a long time, good must now be close at hand.” - Don Quixote
“What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves.” -  Albert Camus, The Plague
"Never settle for less, don't ever think it's too late, and never, ever, ever compromise a dream." - The Universe

26 June 2020

(Hex Grid) https://phys.org/news/2018-02-scientists-chiral-phonons-d-semiconductor.amp

https://www.blocksidewalk.ca/_sidewalkblocked_now_wha

https://helix.northwestern.edu/article/thalidomide-tragedy-lessons-drug-safety-and-regulation

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

https://www.minnpost.com/community-voices/2020/04/on-761-days-anne-frank-and-the-circle-of-responsibility/

(Scientific Publications) https://www.academia.edu/search?q=Early+and+Medieval+Islamic+Art+and+Architecture

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3143635.Sengcan

(Book) The Art Spirit by Robert Henri

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/mcgill-courses-to-be-online-in-september/

(Video) Absolute Basics of Garageband

"The future is already here - it's just not very evenly distributed." -  William Gibson
“Opportunities are like sunrises; if you wait too long, you miss them.” - William Arthur Ward
"A joke is often the hole through which the truth whistles.” - Japanese proverb 
"The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” - Anais Nin
"Thinking' is immeasurably more valuable when used to imagine what you want — the end result — than to figure out how you're going to get it." - The Universe

16 June 2020

https://theconversation.com/sidewalk-labs-smart-city-plans-for-toronto-are-dead-whats-next-138175

https://www.academia.edu/42750595/Why_Sisyphus_comes_to_mind_in_my_daily_struggles_against_coronavirus

https://mathcraft.wonderhowto.com/news/7-templates-for-slide-together-geometric-paper-constructions-0130593/

(Book) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/05/04/the-man-who-thought-too-fast

https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2020/04/28/colleges-and-universities-quietly-preparing-to-take-all-classes-online-this-fall-amid-covid-19.html

https://www.academia.edu/search?q=Early+and+Medieval+Islamic+Art+and+Architecture

https://www.newframe.com/beneath-conspiracy-theories-the-class-war/

https://www.artistsasactivists.com/edition05-08-20

https://forum.academica.ca/forum/early-steps-towards-autumn-2020

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2020/04/tensegrity-lego-jk-brickworks/?mc_cid=c0de502171&mc_eid=b0e5485889

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." - Mark Twain
"Any fact becomes important when it's connected to another." -  Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum
"A lot can happen in 14 days… dreams form, insights gather, transformation emerges, routines begin, relationships ignite." - TU
“'Non-linear' is not a hypothesis but the lack of a hypothesis." - Ralph Showalter
“Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one.” - Voltaire

06 June 2020

Muqarnas

https://adammclane.com/2020/02/these-divided-states-of-america/

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2020/04/09/Get-To-Know-Ancient-Stoics/

https://spectrejournal.com/the-only-way-out-of-the-crisis-is-to-fight-for-open-borders

https://www.litcharts.com/lit/the-myth-of-sisyphus/3-an-absurd-reasoning-philosophical-suicide

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337892595_A_Classical_Geometric_Relationship_That_Reveals_The_Golden_Link_in_Nature

Learning From the Virus

https://www.galeriemagazine.com/julie-mehretu/

The Cramps 'she said'

http://greenloc.ca/greenloc-hoarding/construction-hoarding-toronto/

"Distant water will not quench a nearby fire." - ?
"She is already thinking and behaving in ways that will eventually gain broad political and cultural acceptance, but that are currently deemed unacceptable." - Via
"To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work." - Mary Oliver
"To have a great idea, have a lot of them." - N.Tesla
"The need to criticize belies a longing for recognition, appreciation, and validation. None of which, however, can be obtained through criticism." - The Universe

28 May 2020

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/10/columbus-map-discovery-secrets-new-world/

(Book) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Poetics_of_Space (by French philosopher Gaston Bachelard)

(Podcast) https://theconversation.com/how-dangerous-are-conspiracy-theories-listen-to-part-five-of-our-expert-guide-136070

https://gizmodo.com/samsung-redesigned-its-tv-boxes-to-be-easily-converted-1842918344

(Documentary) "The Hero's Journey" (Joseph Campbell)  YouTube

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20191125-turkeys-ancient-tradition-of-paying-it-forward

https://thewalrus.ca/americas-next-civil-war/

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/15/neoliberalism-ideology-problem-george-monbiot

https://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2020/04/13/boston-university-is-first-to-announce-it-may-postpone-its-fall-term-until-january-2021

http://www.gazaincontext.com/film.html

"It is time to forsake our age and its adolescent furies.” - Camus, The Rebel
"What we take for the reality outside of ourselves can be understood as a story we're telling ourselves about who we are and how the world works." - Charles Eisenstein
"I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” -  Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Stretch yourself, scoff at the odds, get the ball rolling so that the magic can then come alive and sweep you off your feet with its infinite grace and glory." - TU
“When the storm starts talking, no ocean can sleep!” - Mehmet Murat

19 May 2020

(Film) The Hero's Journey: A Biographical Portrait

https://qz.com/1835237/amsterdam-adopted-a-new-economic-model-for-life-after-covid-19/

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pg7n7y/it-was-like-a-cult-leaving-the-world-of-online-conspiracy-theories

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinknudson/2017/06/26/there-are-only-15-pentagonal-tilings-probably

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/10/heres-how-body-gains-immunity-coronavirus

Algorithmic Accountabilit:y https://boingboing.net/2019/12/04/fundamental-critique.html

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200406-why-smart-people-believe-coronavirus-myths?ocid=ww.social.link.facebook

https://www.iwm.at/closedbutacitve/corona-focus/albena-azmanova-our-neoliberal-war-on-the-pandemic/

Ontario’s Triage COVID-19 Protocol

https://areomagazine.com/2020/04/01/a-time-for-heroes/

"There are moments in our lives, moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual - become clairvoyant. We reach then into reality. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom." - Robert Henri (The Art Spirit p.45)
"Look and you will find it; what is unsought will go undetected." - Sophocles
"You have to go there. You have to choose your stage. You have to do your dance. Putting yourself in place, to any degree that you can, even if it scares you, even when it's 'hard',  even if it's just your big toe." - TU
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." - Audrey Hepburn
"We live on an island of knowledge surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.” - John A. Wheeler (quoted in John Horgan’s “The New Challenges,” Scientific American, 1992)


09 May 2020

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/ai-weiwei-expanding-on-covid-19-18-march-2020

https://datagraver.com/case/tracking-the-worldwide-covid-19-pandemic

Video (Pandemic Exponential Growth)

https://thequarantimes.wordpress.com/2020/03/19/herd-immunity-is-epidemiological-neoliberalism/

(Populism) http://nautil.us/issue/83/intelligence/the-man-who-saw-the-pandemic-coming?utm_source=pocket-newtab

https://www.sportsbettingdime.com/news/odds-favor-2020-olympics-canceled-italy-us-china-france-spain-

https://mcgill.ca/oss/article/health-history/drugs-need-be-properly-tested-being-put-use

Dana carver teenage bullshit https://youtu.be/tN-LJ7w5pwQ. Last few seconds

Health care system could be total collapse

(SMorris)  https://imgflip.com/meme/162372564/Domino-Effect

“Everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure.” - Alexis de Tocqueville (wrote of Americans in 1830)
"If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between 'for' and 'against' is the mind's worst disease;” - Jianzhi Sengcan
"In moments of existential crisis, time has a tendency to collapse, whole chains of events that may usually require years and decades too unfold, suddenly happen overnight.” - Farid Moslehi
“Sometimes when you look back at the trail you've tread, it's actually hard to believe you were as scared or confused or uncertain as you were, yet still you rocked it. You're on fire." - The Universe
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” - Georgia O’Keeffe