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Mountain Lion Safety. Check out the detail on the top-right human.
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No longer
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Mushrooms and Mold

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light book - cut vellum 8 x 8 x 1/2 inches
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Bathroom Tiles
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Tired Spiral
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Monk
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Skateboarding shot at 120 frame per second using a Red camera.

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Domed
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Knitted Dome
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Working Class Hero (Found exploring the TumblrSphere.)
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Canadian Tories Continue to Cut Federal Arts Funding

Contributions cut this week by the conservative government:

Federal programs canceled this week by the conservative government:

  • The ProMart program, an artists’ travel support fund. ($4.7 million)
  • The Trade Routes program that supports film and music exports. ($9 million)
  • The Stabilization Project and Capacity Building program, which provides financial and administrative support to art groups.

[source]

Tories cut funding for artists touring abroad. — CBC:

Ideology played a role in decision, spokesperson acknowledges.

Want a ‘culture of innovation’? Fund our artists. — Globe and Mail:

First we have Bill C-10, the bid to deny tax credits to what the Heritage Minister calls “indecent material.” Meanwhile, other art forms have been told they are insufficiently “mainstream” and their funding has been cut through the cancellation of Trade Routes and PromArt.

‘Left-wing’ writer denies applying for travel grant — Globe and Mail:

The cuts to arts programs hit on a favourite theme of the Tories - cutting spending that appears wasteful and elitist - to gain political advantage in some target markets.

2008-08-17 14:24:36

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Face Swapping: Automatically Replacing Faces in Photographs
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Found searching Blogonia for “propositional calculus”:

“A translation of lecture notes from a course on Logic delivered by Alain Badiou in 1980 - 81. It is rather short and deals specifically with Gödel and his theorem of incompleteness.”

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“Solar panels heat the water, and a wind turbine on the roof generates electricity. Rainwater is collected in a 3,000-gallon cistern, then filtered, treated and pumped through the house for cleaning purposes.”
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Choose.
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The building on the left is the Winnipeg Clinic. My parents would bring me here to visit our pediatrician.

I remember elevator buttons that weren’t actually buttons but some sort of 1940s high-tech touch sensor. (Or is this actually a memory from The Bay?)

Sitting in the waiting room I would stare out from below one of those beautifully curved awnings, fascinated by the mirrored surface of the building across the street. I searched the grid for a pattern to explain the positions of the different coloured windows.

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superimpose
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Bridges 2008 - Leeuwarden, NL

Annual conference on mathematical connections in Art, Music, and Science celebrating the 110th Birth Year of M.C. Escher in his Birthplace.

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Kite-Domino Tiling.
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Fan Out
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Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Capitalism and Schizophrenia is a two-volume theoretical work by the French authors Deleuze and Guattari. Its two volumes, published eight years apart, are Anti-Œdipus and A Thousand Plateaus.

Translators note from A Thousand Plateaus:

“This is a book that speaks of many things, of ticks and quilts and fuzzy sub- sets and noology and political economy. It is difficult to know how to approach it. What do you do with a book that dedicates an entire chapter to music and animal behavior—and then claims that it isn’t a chapter?”

Read them in PDF:

via wood s lot via Continental Philosophy.

2008-08-06 13:31:28

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A paragraph by paragraph diagrammatic interpretation of the first two chapters of A Thousand Plateaus, by artist Marc Ngui.
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The Large Hadron Collider, a 27 kilometer long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland and France, is nearly set to begin its first particle beam tests.