06 March 2018


Smart City Challenges; http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cities-villes-eng.html









"It's got everything to do with being yourself, trusting the magic, following your heart, dreaming big, and having fun." - The Universe
"Don’t give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door." - Paulo Coelho
"Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager." - Susan Sontag
"All promise outruns performance." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary." - Cecil Beaton, photographer, (14 January 1904 – 18 January 1980)

28 February 2018




(Video) Sacred Geometry Taught in a Donald Duck Cartoon

Arduino/ Particle Challenges


(Definition) "stigmergy";a small change by a group member causes other members to behave differently, leading to a new pattern of behavior. Ex; when an ant finds a food source, it marks the path with pheromones. This attracts other ants to that path, leads them to the food source, and prompts them to mark the same path with more pheromones. Over time, the most efficient route will become the superhighway, as the faster and easier a path is, the more ants will reach the food and the more pheromones will be on the path. Thus, it looks as if a more intelligent being chose the best path, but it emerged from the tiny, simple changes made by individuals.



(PMD Kitchener, ON) http://web.photomediadecor.com/

"I'm just an individual who doesn't feel that I need to have somebody qualify my work in any particular way. I'm working for me." - David Bowie
"What is often lacking is not creativity...but putting ideas to work." - Theodore Levitt
"Where focus goes energy flows." - Tony Robbins
"We think we are thinking when mostly we are merely rearranging our prejudices." - William James
"It is not so much where my motivation comes from but rather how it manages to survive." - Louise Bourgeois, iconic artist born 1911

20 February 2018







(Conference) https://litsciarts.org/slsa18/

(Images) Ron's Crew



"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." - The Buddha
"I gave everything to the sun, everything except my shadow." - Guillaume Apollinaire
"It all matters. That someone turns out the lamp, picks up the windblown wrapper, says hello to the invalid, pays at the unattended lot, listens to the repeated tale, folds the abandoned laundry, plays the game fairly, tells the story honestly, acknowledges help, gives credit, says good night, resists temptation, wipes the counter, waits at the yellow, makes the bed, tips the maid, remembers the illness, congratulates the victor, accepts the consequences, takes a stand, steps up, offers a hand, goes first, goes last, chooses the small portion, teaches the child, tends to the dying, comforts the grieving, removes the splinter, wipes the tear, directs the lost, touches the lonely, is the whole thing. What is most beautiful is least acknowledged. What is worth dying for is barely noticed." - Laura McBride, We Are Called to Rise (via awelltraveledwoman)
"Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it." - Ray Kurzweil
"To be an artist is not a matter of making paintings or objects at all. What we are really dealing with is our state of consciousness and the shape of our perceptions." - Robert Irwin, American artist

12 February 2018




Free water refill points rolled out to cut waste





(Definition) 'Effective Complexity'; attempts to measure the amount of non-random information in a system (my SmART Maps?)


"Don't be afraid to go where you've never gone and do what you've never done, because both are necessary to have what you've never had and be who you've never been.” - The Universe
"It is mental slavery to cling to things that have stopped serving its purpose in your life." - Chinonye J. Chidolue; Nigerian inspirational writer, philosopher, actress, filmmaker, lecturer, and poet
"The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind." - Marcus Garvey; Jamaican publisher, journalist, activist
“Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment." - Alan Watts
"All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them." -Sermon on the Mount

06 February 2018





(McLuhan Centre) http://www.chi.utoronto.ca/monday-night-seminars-winter-line/


QR code generator

(Definition) 'ob·tuse əbˈt(y)o͞os, obtuse 1. annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand. "he wondered if the doctor was being deliberately obtuse" synonyms: stupid, slow-witted, slow, dull-witted, unintelligent, ignorant, simpleminded, witless; More insensitive, imperceptive, uncomprehending; informaldim, dimwitted, dense, dumb, slow on the uptake, halfwitted, brain-dead, moronic, cretinous, thick, dopey, lamebrained, dumb-ass, dead from the neck up, boneheaded, chowderheaded "he frustrated his teachers by pretending to be obtuse" antonyms: clever, astute difficult to understand. "some of the lyrics are a bit obtuse" 2. (of an angle) more than 90° and less than 180°. not sharp-pointed or sharp-edged; blunt.


http://www.resonatingfilms.com/index.htm (likes HexRing structure)

"It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings."- Wendell Berry
"Borders are imaginary lines, like rainbows and horizons; they recede as we approach them." - Unknown
"Truth always rests with the minority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion." - Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (wrote in his diary in 1846 as he contemplated the individual vs. the crowd and why we conform)
"Legacy is not what you leave for people, but what you leave in people." - Unknown
"Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds, until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing." -  Walt Whitman

31 January 2018




(Cardboard tube architect) http://www.shigerubanarchitects.com/works.html




(Definition) 'emaki': composed of sheets of paper or silk joined horizontally and rolled around a dowel, handscrolls are unfurled one segment at a time, in sections about two feet long Via



"An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that something is already so." - Shakti Gawain
"Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone... If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love
you very much." -  Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems
"The path to enlightenment is not a path at all, it's actually a metaphor for the time it takes for you to allow yourself to be happy with who you already are, where you already are, and what you already have... no matter what." - The Universe
"We are seizing the opportunities that come our way, though some do have to be chased down with determination." - Bowhays, 2017
"We accept the love we think we deserve." - Stephen Chbosky

18 January 2018











"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say" - Will Durant
"Contrary to what would seem like logical thinking, putting up your defenses actually inspires others to put up their offenses." - The Universe
"The function of the artist is to disturb. His duty is to arouse the sleeper, to shake the complacent pillars of the world. He reminds the world of its dark ancestry, and shows the world its present and points the way to its new birth. He is at once the product and preceptor of his times." - Norman Bethune
"In the midst of winter I found there was, within me, an invincible summer." - Albert Camus
"If you never did, you should! These things are fun, and fun is good." - Dr. Seuss