Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

work in progress. it will not look like it does now when i finish.

artists today seem to be encouraged to work in series. rather than the way i work which i suppose i could "legitimize" by describing it as "non-linear". or maybe not.

i am currently amused or amazed by the almost concret reification of some of the memes weaving thru the cultural air streams: they're everywhere.

the coming singularity catastrophe or return to the pre manifest, the questionable morph of facts into blips winking on and off, the check box powerpoint redefinition of "human experience", the unexpressed but totally dominant notion of "brand" as signifier of meaning and value, the reduction and displacement of individual human personality by the talking point, cause and effect displaced by proximity and so forth.

something wore out. escapement escaped.

this is new, folks, if i may still use that word.

theme parks of the mind await your entrence. you have nothing to lose but your self, but then what else is new?

Friday, August 27, 2010

this mornign in the backyard. still on my clean up summer long project. whatever stuff not moved out by the end of august.

Friday, August 20, 2010

i'm so tired i can hardly type. it's almost 8 pm. i'm crashing earlier each nite, something to do w/ the sun, metabolism, and the longest most tropical dog days ever.

otherwise i'm fine as a frog's hair.

getting up earlier too. the best hours of my day: cool morning mist, gray and moody, sun not yet up.

fresh from dreams: roaring shifting crowds and structures, some attempt at getting somewhere drowned by collapsing mixed up events and intentions. on and on, around and around, no end in sight.

please return star sirius from whatever erratic cycle that has you in your grip.

the butterflies have been dancing for nine weeks now i think.

expression throttled in the wind. constricted language. vaporized public domain. dottle everywhere.

frog's hair.

Monday, August 16, 2010

visited tucker and a few of his old peace corps crowd yesterday. pleasant comfortable folks loaded with slides from india and nepal, from then and now. hope to visit again.

 got me to thinking what i was doing back then and fished out this photo of a visit back to the places i was roaming during that time. above is a photo from a recent visit to mount analogue where i spent part of a wasted youth

Friday, August 13, 2010

foto taken one hour ago here at entropy arms. i'd really like to sleep tonight.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

i HDR'd this image while updating windows on other machine. (they are machines). that meant i had plenty of time.

continuing  to slim down stuff. yard full of tools, boxes, clothes etc (yesterday).  a milestone of sorts in the past day or so. when i found my camera charger awhile back while engaged in house emptying, i immediately took out battery and put in spare to charge it. worked out fine. except i simultaneously lost the non-spare sony battery, which holds a lot more charge.  yesterday i found it: it was carefully stashed under dobro instruction book i haven't used much.

so as of now there is nothing that i know of that is lost.

not bad for an addle-pated old man with a few short circuits.

Monday, August 9, 2010

mmmm... nice try but but redo is in order.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tell Google: Don't be evil.

Tell Google: Don't be evil.:

"This deal would change all of that by allowing Google and Verizon to pick what websites you can see over others. It would undermine the open Internet upon which hundreds of millions of people rely."

Friday, August 6, 2010

Book review: You Are Not a Gadget, by Jaron Lanier - washingtonpost.com

i'm about 2/3 through this book. it is a must-read in my opinion.

Frontal Cortex | Wired Science | Wired.com: "But once highly safe and effective cognitive enhancers are developed – as they almost surely will be – the question will arise whether they should be added to the water, like fluoride, or our cereals, like folate."

Facebook, YouTube, Skype, ‘Mad Men’ Style: "Because it’s Friday; Brazilian ad agency Moma has created the above ’60s style ads for web services Facebook, YouTube and Skype. Part of the “Everything Ages Fast” campaign for Maximidia Seminars, the ads are visually stunning and the copy is eerily evocative (“Skype, The fabulous voice system able to put your family together”). Or maybe that’s just the quirky Portuguese to English translation?

In any case, I can’t wait to see what they cobble together for Twitter (“Twitter, sing like a bird with magical updating!”) . More Internet meets vintage below."

Google falling prey to search-engine tricks John Dvorak's Second Opinion - MarketWatch

Google falling prey to search-engine tricks John Dvorak's Second Opinion - MarketWatch: "BERKELEY, Calif. (MarketWatch) -- From its inception, I thought Google was a winner of a company and a great stock. But I did not anticipate its leadership in search would wane due to Web sites gaming the system and driving Google traffic away.

Their chicanery is called SEO for 'software-engine optimization.' Right now, the tricks and techniques are targeting Google -- and they're working."

Thursday, August 5, 2010

took this shot yesterday using raw format. one of the myriad of tnew developments i'm playing around with. today will be in the low 90's maybe and not cool tonight so i'm spending the day locked in my AC module and beleive i'll take it easy. this week i've been sorting thru old painting, drawings, photos etc. and am starting to see some progress. goal is to be left w/ 2 slim portfolios of prints and a painting or two.

grabbed you are not a gadget from the library, without any idea of what it was. turns out to be well worth reading. the review linked below is probably pretty typical, but the observations on self expression and greativity in a "locked down" culture alone are worth the admission price.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

wave of the future? i like it.

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