Patanjali Quote, and an interesting game

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some
extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds;
your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands
in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great
and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents
become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater
person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
Patanjali, 3rd Century BC

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Patanjali Quote, and an interesting game

On Avatar

I don’t think I’ve commented much on films on this site, which is odd, because I see very many.  I’d lived in New York City for a time, and when there managed see very many foreign and obscure films, and never kicked that habit.  Having a strong connection to Poland that has a real tradition of intellectually challenging film-making, certainly didn’t hurt.

Since all film reviews seem to want to distill any review into a “star” rating, placed right at the start of the review, am going to refuse to do that.

In any case, seeing the broad attention given Avatar throughout the world press, and having seen the film, I can’t resist commenting.

First, a quote:

“If a work has surreptitiously taken you to another world, previously unknown to you, what more can you ask?” — Wassily Kandinsky

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On Avatar

A mashup: a growing plant, a computer, a scanner, a printer…

An art project, consisting of: a growing plant, a scanner and a printer:

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One thing I don’t like about it is how much paper it wastes–which leads to a thought experiment–how could you do green this project? Not just a surface greening, by say recycling the paper, but in a more basic way?

Somehow using a camera obscura….?

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A mashup: a growing plant, a computer, a scanner, a printer…