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

20 September 2018

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model (Mobius-Strip)


(Residency) http://www.artayatana.com/microscopy.html


(Festival) https://workofwind.ca/

(Art Tech Jam)  http://changeup.io

(Animations) https://twitter.com/TilingBot



(Definition) "Trope" : used for describing commonly recurring literary and rhetorical devices, motifs or clichés in creative works

"Q: How do pirates know that they are pirates? A: They think, therefore they ARRRR!!!!!" - ?
"Don't fight forces. Use them!" - Bucky Fuller
"There is no such thing as art - there are only artists." - E. Gombrich, author of  'The story of Art'
"Most of the time when people think the present could have been different than it is, it's because they think the past was different than it was. Happily, the future can still be anything..." - TU
"There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you." - Zora Neale Hurston

14 September 2018


An Introduction to Topology: https://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~v1ranick/surgery/zeeman.pdf

(IAEA) http://www.science-of-aesthetics.org/


(VMC subway station art)  https://www.codaworx.com/project/atmospheric-lens-toronto-york-spadina-subway-extension






“Those who really have something to say, they never talk about it." - Albert Camus, Notebooks III (1951-1959)
“If you're at least visualizing enough to wonder whether or not you're doing it right, you're doing it right (and you're way, way ahead of the game).” - The Universe
“Most rebels throughout history do not succeed. But you don’t succeed without them, and the situation truly is hopeless if we do nothing. If we resist we have hope, however marginal and impossible that hope may seem. If we don’t resist, you can’t use the word hope.” - Via
“Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight. You’ve got to kick at the darkness ‘til it bleeds daylight.” - Bruce Cockburn
“If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.” - Stephen King

08 September 2018

(Video) Rosanna's Brain Run




(Video) PhotoShop cut background

(Infinite Collage) http://www.gadzooxtian.com/infinity/


(Sculpture Garden) http://nuvomagazine.com/art/follow-that-thought-drake-devonshire

(Banksy publicist) http://thatprthing.com/


"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.” - Benjamin Franklin
“In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” - Bertrand Russell
“Having a dream is more important than having it come true." - The Universe
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” - Edgar Degas
"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you." - Oscar Wilde

30 August 2018








International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA) is an organization of researchers who use scientific methods to investigate aesthetic experience and aesthetic behavior in a wide variety of domains, including encounters with beauty, visual art, music, literature, film, theater, philosophy, and museum behavior.

(Conflict) http://www.alumni.westernu.ca/benefits/career/masterclass/


“If I had my life to live over again, I would make it a rule to read some poetry, listen to some music, and see some painting or drawing at least once a week.” - Charles Darwin
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.” - Anaïs Nin
"Better than 'Hamilton', probably, I haven't seen it." - Anonymous
“I want to know more of who and what I really am; I want to express my true nature of love, joy, creativity, abundance, compassion, self-giving and generosity; and this same good, which I desire for myself, I also desire for all others.” - Rev. Dr. Michael B. Beckwith
"Well, next time someone treats you differently than you expected, at least you'll know you've been sending out mixed signals. Hey, could be worse. Like, if you didn't know." - The Universe

18 August 2018


(Montreal) https://phi-centre.com/en/

(Constructive Confrontation) https://www.beyondintractability.org/e-initiative-landing  Via Boulding

(Film Frame Stacking0 http://www.xavibou.com/index.php/project/ornitographies/




(Collage artist) http://www.waltermacielgallery.com/tgratkowski.html

(Digital Fabrication Zone) https://dfz.ryerson.ca/affiliate-membership-application/


"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country." - Anais Nin
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." - Thomas Merton
"The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.” - Arthur Schopenhauer
"There are absolutely no worldly circumstances, under which you can't or shouldn't be making the very best of things." - The Universe
"The road to war is well paved, the road to peace is a wilderness.” - Paul Harris

10 August 2018






(How To) https://www.worbla.com/?p=8020. ... laser cut it





“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” -Audre Lord
“In painting one must search rather for suggestion than for description, as is done in music.” - Paul Gauguin
“Because dwelling from, not upon, the space you want to inherit is the fastest way to change absolutely everything.” - TU
“Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "continue", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "potential", "proposed" and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur.
“Do not fail to draw something every day, for no matter how little it is, it will be well worth while, and it will do you a world of good.” - Cennino Cennini, 1370-1440

31 July 2018



Interactive interface; http://integratedinformationtheory.org/calculate.html

(Video) How To Change The Perspective of ANYTHING in Photoshop


(Definition) "Game Theory" - the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers; a branch of study that investigates how individuals interact with each other and how they make decisions in a specific setting. Via

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"Artistic autonomy, framed as a form of insurgency, came to be identified by a military term, the avant-garde, or its derivative, the vanguard.” - Martha Rosler
"Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage." - Brené Brown
"Buy the ticket, take the ride.” - Hunter S. Thompson  
"A week ago it was the mountains I thought the most wonderful, and today it’s the plains. I guess it’s the feeling of bigness in both that carries me away.” - Georgia O’Keeffe
"Even while some things can't be undone, you can ALWAYS start anew.” - TU

21 July 2018




(Definition) https://thesaurus.plus/related/rugosity/wrinkle

Turning tricks into research; http://smc.neuralcorrelate.com/files/publications/macknik_martinez-conde_nrn08.pdf

(Petersen mentions) Burke Brown
Ask Yourself

(Major Mackenzie & Keele) Vaughan 3D printing shop; http://www.pineapplesystems.ca/

Gateway signage; https://nowtoronto.com/culture/art-and-design/scarborough-city-name-sign/

Face recognition; https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-malls-1.4760964


"I believe in deeply ordered chaos.” - Francis Bacon
“Here men from the planet Earth first set foot on the moon–July 1969 A.D–We came in peace for all mankind.” - plague left on the surface of the moon
"Your work has begun. You know exactly what you're doing. And you know exactly what to do." - TU
“Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned, and the last fish has been caught will we finally realize we cannot eat money.” - Cree Proverb
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” - C.G. Jung

13 July 2018




(3D viewer) https://enscape3d.com/knowledgebase/panorama-cardboard/


(Projection.Mapping)  https://www.derivative.ca/099/Downloads/Default.asp

'Long Exposure Festival' by http://littledada.ca/  (met at Maker Festival)


(Definition) 'Trompe-l'œil' :  art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.

900 homepage linked by http://maastricht.iklancespleng.co/visual-essay-example/

"Suppose that instead of shutting out the realities of others as absurd or dangerous or heretical or stupid, I was willing to explore and learn about those realities." - C.Rogers
"Have you also ever wanted something so badly that all your wishing, hoping, and praying kept you from seeing that you had it all along?" - The Universe
"I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side." - Steven Wright
"I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart." - Vincent Van Gogh
"When you are holding an Air Guitar, you can't be holding a gun." - Ancient Air Guitar Proverb

05 July 2018




Live word clouds; menti.com

Panel discussion participants: Blockchain in the Art World – Digital Art Moderator: Jason Bailey, artnome.com Masha McConaghy, BigchainDB/Ocean Protocol Matt Hall, Cryptopunks John Zettler, The R.A.R.E. Network Yehudit Mam, DADA.nyc


(Definition) "aikido" ; Way of combining forces, is formed of three kanji:
  •  – ai – joining, unifying, combining, fitting
  •  – ki – spirit, energy, mood, morale
  •  –  – way, path



"Don’t Behave. Be Brave.” - Artists
"When things take longer than you thought they would, it's just a gentle reminder that you have more time than you thought, and that there's a journey to enjoy." - The Universe
"We believe that peace is not just signed papers, but rather a contract between generations for the building of a more promising and less threatening future.” - King Hussein bin Talal
"Such is the strength of art, rough things to shape.” - James Howell
"I bought some powdered water. But I don't know what to add.” - Steven Wright

29 June 2018



Casa Josman satelliteimage




(Collage show) https://www.thepaintingcenter.org/juxtaposition   (Catalogue JuxtaPositions.pdf) 


(Uncle Rocco puppet) videos


"I don't have to agree with you to like you or respect you." - Anthony Bourdain
"Finding the words is another step in learning to see." - Robin Wall Kimmere, botanist and Native American storyteller
"Pleasure may be found by absorbing ourselves in questions of pure geometry." - Albert Einstein
"I would rather have questions that cant be answered than answers that can't be questioned." - Richard Feynman
"Sometimes you just have to dive right in." - Kitten

12 June 2018





Artist who did SK hole residency


(Definition) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orientability :



Digital Ceilings https://laqfoil.com/custom-print/

"Every day, you write. You don’t know how the work will go. You don’t know if you’ll succeed. You may never know. We all understand this. We all know that there is a certain kind of danger you can’t evade, no matter what kind of house you live in.” - Via
"Consciousness is a much smaller part of our mental life than we are conscious of, because we cannot be conscious of what we are not conscious of.” - Julian Jaynes
"Imagination, like certain wild animals, will not breed in captivity." - George Orwell
"Never let a fool kiss you or a kiss fool you.” - Unknown
"Sometimes having more fun and being happier comes from looking for each in crazy, new places; instead of waiting for them to come from where you've found them before or where others are now finding them (philosophically taking yourself to places few have dared to go)." - The Universe

09 June 2018



(Video) Art/Sci  Merging Methodologies



https://www.audacityteam.org/.  https://www.audacityteam.org/download/mac/



(Definition) Pedro; '...a friend who only comes once in a great while and that the ladies sometimes will love to be with...'


“Always see work as play and play as important, and soon you won’t know the difference between them." - The Universe
"Tombstones are the one sculpture we all get, the one that replaces us, regardless if we relate to art or not."- Urs Fischer
“If everything doesn't go as planned in this life, I guess it's like I want it in another life.” -
“A map is able to connect with somebody in a different way than a text will or a photo will,” notes the magazine’s director of cartography Martin Gamache. Maps “engage with a different part of our psyche or our brain.”
"Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile." - Mark Twain

01 June 2018




Tensegrity calculations;  http://www.angelfire.com/ma4/bob_wb/tenseg.pdf

How to make an Icosahedron


(Plasma cutting) https://steelappeal.com/

(Definition) 'Holodomor' (Ukrainian); to kill by starvation, also known as the Terror-Famine and Famine-Genocid  Via

(Definition) ‘thrawn’: (people) obstinate, intractable, etc. Thrawn is frequently used with reference to stubbornness and absolute conviction.


"Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things." - Edgar Degas
"The next frontiers of scientific discovery will be pioneered by those who can transcend the traditional boundaries of science.” - Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google
"Great big, innovative, world changing ideas are plentiful; people who take tiny little baby steps toward them are rare." - The Universe
"Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible." - M. C. Escher
"Conversation in real life is full of half-finished sentences and overlapping talk. Why shouldn't painting be too?" - Edgar Degas

21 May 2018






"I had to fight my way through the not-enough, not-me, not-this, not-here and not-now." - Andrea Balt
"Collage is an inexhaustible source of serendipities." - Silvia Cuello, Spanish artist
"Sometimes one of the most helpful things you can do for another is to let them learn stuff for themselves, at their own pace (it's also one of the most helpful things you can do for yourself)." - The Universe
"Plan your path; work your plan; knowing your path has signals for you too." - Sara Genn
"You have to be a little scared of what you’re doing. Otherwise, you just paint the same masterpiece a little worse." - Alex Katz

18 May 2018






(Definition)’Broto’ is a word from Portuguese for sprout – as in a seedling emerging from a seed, full of potential and life.





"But when we really delve into the reasons for why we can’t let something go, there are only two: an attachment to the past or a fear for the future." - Marie Kondo, 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up'
"Insisting on details always limits you." - The Universe
"If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.” (Michelangelo
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." - Voltaire
"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped." - Tony Robbins, American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach

15 May 2018




Relationship between copy and original, authorship, piracy, and reuse; https://anthology.rhizome.org/versions

(Definition) ‘rugosity’; Wrinkled; corrugated. Via http://www.dailydemocrat.com/business/20180426/in-urban-planning-new-uc-davis-study-recommends-looking-to-the-edges-not-the-core
‘... cities should work more like coral reefs — supporting a diversity of niches and uses for sustained vigor and resilience. In ecology and medical sciences, the term for a physical form with such topographic complexity is rugosity.’

(Soundscape Artist)  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobra_(Zorn)

(Plastic sheet Dance- Tiana)

Facebook profile frame:



smART VIDEO https://youtu.be/YJ6LhDaVUtA

"You must always be open to your luck. You cannot force it, but you can recognize it." - Henry Moore
"If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve." - Jello Biafra
"I bet you could do something for someone today, who'd remember it for the rest of their life
) in a good way)." - The Universe
"There are some good things to be said about walking. Not many, but some. Walking takes longer, for example, than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed." - Edward Abee
"There are no facts, only interpretations." - Friedrich Nietzsche

12 May 2018


Jonathon Keats (American artist and philosopher) whose bold experiments raise serious questions and put into practice his conviction that the world needs more "curious amateurs," willing to explore publicly whatever intrigues them, in defiance of a culture that increasingly forecloses on wonder and silos knowledge into narrowly defined areas of expertise.

(Indigenous artists)  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Belmore (brother https://michaelbelmore.com/ )


The Majestic Plastic Bag - A Mockumentary

(WaterWheels) https://www.murciaturistica.es/es/ruta_de_las_norias/

(Spanish Cane reeds) : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundo_donax  Via; http://www.hiss-reet.de/screens/reed-panel/screen-wall/?L=1




“X never ever marks the spot . ‘Indiana Jones’
“‘Genius’ is: 1% inspiration, 29% perspiration, 5% improvisation, 8% aspiration, 7% contemplation, 15% exploration, 13% daily frustration, 11% imitation, 10.9% desperation, and 0.1% pure elation.” - Grant Snider
“I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side.” - Stephen Wright
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan
“Little is more impressive, inspirational, or sexy, than watching someone in the throes of action, driven by purpose, oblivious to all but their aim.“ - TU

04 May 2018



(VR 3D painting) https://www.tiltbrush.com/

(Book) http://www.simonandschuster.ca/books/The-Map-of-Salt-and-Stars/Jennifer-Zeynab-Joukhadar/9781982100766




(Hip Flexors) http://healingthroughmovement.com/order-23/?utm_expid=41201035-27.w2RiBw4xTPOstfdHIcjhzA.1&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com

(Running the Bulls)  http://www.barrerasfloriste.com/


"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." - Maya Angelou
"I'm addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matter.” - Stephen Wright
"What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands; your own." - Mark Victor Hansen; American inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer
"Bad weather always looks worse through a window." - Tom Lehrer
"One of the greatest paradoxes of your physical senses, is that your eyes actually show you what you believe, not what you see." - The Universe

18 April 2018




(Graphene) https://suhub.co/2JdnKff







"I’m a peripheral visionary. I can see into the future, just way off to the side.” - Stephen Wright
"It may well be wondered what kind of operation this will be, to produce the concept of something we cannot imagine." - Frederic Jameson, ‘Cognitive Mapping’
"Never aim for your goal directly, always move in angles." - Sam Ovens
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." - George Bernard Shaw
"Blaze your own trail. The other ones are already too crowded." - gapingvoid

12 April 2018


Islamic Geometric Design Patterns (in DXF format)

Laser-cutting photographs;  https://www.ryanvanderhout.com/

(eWaste) https://www.fastcodesign.com/90165365/smartphones-are-wrecking-the-planet-faster-than-anyone-expected



Shambala Art Magazing


Web graphics optimization options


"A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that is unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull it rather than push it." - Wittgenstein
"I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark." - Aldous Huxley
"There's always more than one right answer, path, possibility, nuance, or flavor - so insist upon none." - TU
"Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time." - Steven Wright
“In the course of creative endeavors, artists and scientists join fragments of knowledge into a new unity of understanding.” - Vera John-Steiner, psycholinguist

06 April 2018




(Projections) https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/atelier-des-lumieres-1264601#.WtSsUk7IDX4.facebook


(Blog) https://mailchi.mp/digital-science/



BlockChain ETF:  https://evolveetfs.com/product/link/


"... if people would just start by saying 'it's fun,' when it seems hard; 'I'm happy,' when they seem sad; and 'I know,' when it seems they don't... they'd finally discover that it really is, they really are, and they always have." - The Universe
"An artist observes, selects, guesses, and synthesizes." - Anton Chekhov
"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe
"Be curious about all fields; the future belongs to those who can connect creativity to technology." - Walter Isaacson, Writer

30 March 2018






(Definition)"Emergence": occurs when 'the whole is greater than the sum of the parts,' meaning the whole has properties its parts do not have. These properties come about because of interactions among the parts.





"Without challenge adventure is impossible." - The Universe
"Do I dare Disturb the universe? In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.” - T.S. Eliot
"Dilige et quod vis fac: Love and do what you will." - Saint Augustine
"I didn’t fail, I just did 10,000 experiments.” - Thomas Edison
"The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think." - Aristotle

22 March 2018








XRP charts


(davendar); http://www.thescaleupproject.com/

"When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience." - Elizabeth Gilbert, ‘Eat, Pray, Love’
"... those times when you doubt yourself and say ‘what if?’, stop the landslide by saying ‘so what’.” - D’Andrea Bowie
"Life is not what you see, but what you've projected. It's not what you've felt, but what you've decided. It's not what you've experienced, but how you've remembered it. It's not what you've forged, but what you've allowed. And it's not who's appeared, but who you've summoned." - The Universe
"Art has this long history, predating even language, of expressing nonverbal information.” - Betty Edwards
"What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.” - W.H. Davies, “Leisure”, 1911 poem

14 March 2018





https://www.facebook.com/fairchildtv/ for salon coverage



http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/miami-pedestrian-bridge collapse



"Nobody sees a flower -- really -- it is so small it takes time -- we haven't time -- and to see takes times, like to have a friend takes time." - Georgia O'Keefe
"It is about finding one's purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one's self." - Coretta Scott King
"I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again." - Eric Roth
"The hardest journey is from the head to the heart." - James Dumont, Ojbwe elder
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton; American novelist, short story writer, and designer

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/


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(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