As a follow-up to the last post, about the thoughtless use of technology, here’s a TV series in UK about the World’s Squarest Teenagers. I can’t believe, being Mennonite/Amish is cool, now, at least in England:
“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
Nice set of quotes, touching on issues of aesthetics of computer programs:
More on aesthetics, of chess problems:
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.
First, a quote:
“If a work has surreptitiously taken you to another world, previously unknown to you, what more can you ask?” — Wassily Kandinsky
An art project, consisting of: a growing plant, a scanner and a printer:
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….?