I'm always relieved when they drive by and don't slow. This building's prone to trouble.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
"Let your level show. Let the world know that despite having years of investment in your art form, you're still a beginner who doesn't know it all. Rather than hide your thought process, let your questions be present in your work. You are a fundamentally more interesting artist if people get to see what it is that you're struggling with, rather than just your final answers. Show your work." - Sven
Monday, November 28, 2005
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Please view the full-scale images as well - Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4
Until today, I scanned these stubs against Heather's primary notebook, closed. It's coarse grey bookcloth posed some moiring problems, but they didn't necessitate its replacement. Instead, one of my more recent finds, the 8863 with the single block-serif, was just too large to allow for a proper border. In its place, expect to see this black construction paper (upstate in origin), whose fibers seem to change hue from import to import.
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
"Today, we use abstractions truly built on (and still actually running on, remember) the formerly 'high-level' abstractions of past eras. This is what's known as Progress..." - John Siracusa
Friday, November 18, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
"...NYC is not just a place that people go to get famous, it is also a place where people go to disappear completely." - TRUE
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Through the error inherent in this distributed conversation, a new class of Leonids has been created. And as much as I wish the scientific community had recognized via nomenclature, the visual similarity between phosphenes and mass meteor showers, they have not. The image above is falsely identified, as well as falsely attributed. I neither coined nor shot them.
Images from Space Weather
Clipped from Alun
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
I never knew much about one of my favorite photos. What caused the colors, this halo?
The mystery and speculation were pleasurable, I'll admit, but only for a while. Searches for an explanation were useless, as I lacked the vocabulary necessary to divine a description of the rings I found so pretty. The quick syntax I submitted is hilarious in hindsight: "airplane rainbow circle", "ring plane spectrum", "corona clouds shadow".
Thanks to the connective magic of Flickr, the word Glory is now of my employ. In a comment posted 4 weeks ago, but unread until today, Permaculture gave me the lead I was looking for; a link to Atmospheric Optics, from which I nicked the above images and solid understanding of what I witnessed from that plexi porthole.
Image 1: Philip Laven
Image 2: Franz Kerschbaum
Image 3: Jonathan Lansey
Image 4: Nik Szymanek
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Union Square L platform, Brooklyn-bound side, aligned with the last car.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
"What I am doing in this process is basically what any curator does. Starting from my own subjective views of the world, I try to organize, to give meaning, to make sense out of the cultural production I'm interested in. I include them in my discourse, using them to pass a message. The choices I make have a purpose, they are not random, and consequences can arise from them. The practice of curating remains the same, only the context changes." - Luís Silva
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Thursday, November 03, 2005
I daydream often, in satellite scale, of the city succumbing to repeating waves of pressure. Not the gales of the silver screen, and not the walls that may mushroom from sliding rock (so often implicated in such stories). But bass, rolling in like a storm.
Might my fantasy be prophecy? Two recent news items, bright on my radar, could indicate so.
Eminent Technology TRW 17 - The most powerful subwoofer in the world
Palestinians Hit By Sonic Boom Air Raids - Agencies say they cause trauma and miscarriages