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/


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

12 January 2018









(Definition) ‘Flow’; is a state of being that incorporates whatever is happening in an improvisational way rather than being stuck to a script. Via


"The seed of your next art work lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece." - David Bayles and Ted Orland
"Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it." - Jasper Johns
"A fragment is not a fraction but a whole piece." - Lyn Hejinian, My Life
"The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order." - Henry Miller
"When I begin a large installation, I never know from moment to moment how it’s going to work out; or if it will."- Libby Hague

04 January 2018











"Do not believe any idea that was not born in the open air and of free movement; in which the muscles do not also revel." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape." - Bell Hooks
"No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist." - Dali
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson
"Nowadays everything happens at once and our souls are conveniently electronic [omniattentive]." - John Cage