Nov 032015
RE: Sketch of The Analytical Engine. Babbage. Lovelace.

Sketch of Invented by Charles Babbage By L. F. MENABREA of Turin, Officer of the Military Engineers from the Bibliothèque Universelle de Genève, October, 1842, No. 82 With notes upon the Memoir by the Translator ADA AUGUSTA, COUNTESS OF LOVELACE Those labours which belong to the various branches of the mathematical sciences, although on first consideration […]

 November 3, 2015  information
Sep 112015

April 1919 “The ultimate goal of all art is the building! The ornamentation of the building was once the main purpose of the visual arts, and they were considered indispensable parts of the great building. Today, they exist in complacent isolation, from which they can only be salvaged by the purposeful and cooperative endeavours of […]

 September 11, 2015  information, quotes
Jul 022015

The Physical World 45 The universe is infinite because it has not been produced by a creator. The causes of what now exists had no beginning. 46 There is an infinite number of worlds of different sizes: some are larger than ours, some have no sun or moon, others have suns or moons that are […]

 July 2, 2015  information, quotes
May 232015
RE: Aboriginal legends reveal ancient secrets to science

Aboriginal legends reveal ancient secrets to science By Myles GoughSydney 19 May 2015 From the section Australia Many indigenous cultures attribute meteoritic events to the power of sky beings Scientists are beginning to tap into a wellspring of knowledge buried in the ancient stories of Australia’s Aboriginal peoples. But the loss of indigenous languages could mean […]

 May 23, 2015  information
Apr 202015

PUBLIC RELEASE: 17-APR-2015 Telling the time of day by color Research by scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that the colour of light has a major impact on how the brain clock measures time of day and on how the animals’ physiology and behavior adjust accordingly. The study, for the first time, provides […]

 April 20, 2015  information
Nov 062014

We Call It Brown. They Call It ‘Weekend in the Country.’ By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE CHICAGO — If you heard the words “Tempest,” “Turbulence” and “Tornado Watch,” you might head for the basement — fast. Paint manufacturers want you to head for the living room. In a redoubled effort to capture consumers’ attention in this […]

 November 6, 2014  information
Nov 062014

SPINOSAD TRAP Here are excerpts from the researchers’ description of their bait and traps, from their paper, “Efficacy of toxic sugar baits against adult cistern-dwelling Anopheles claviger”: “The bait solution used to treat the experimental site consisted of 85 percent juice of overripe to rotting nectarines, 5 percent volume-to-volume wine, 15 percent weight-to-volume brown sugar, […]

 November 6, 2014  information
Oct 292014

So a guy walks into a bar one day and he can’t believe his eyes. There, in the corner, there’s this one-foot-tall man, in a little tuxedo, playing a tiny grand piano. So the guy asks the bartender, “Where’d he come from?” And the bartender’s, like, “There’s a genie in the men’s room who grants […]

 October 29, 2014  information
Oct 252014

Maya nut (Brosimum alicastrum) Known as Capomo, Breadnut or Ramon nut, amongst many others, the Maya Nut – a relative of the fig family, is rich in fibre, protein, vitamins A, E, C and B, and minerals, including calcium, potassium, folate, iron and zinc. Nutritionally comparable to amaranth, quinoa and soyabean, it is not surprising […]

 October 25, 2014  information
Oct 192014
RE: Chemical and Biological Weapons: Possession and Programs Past and Present

Chikungunya cases development in Western Hemisphere from 2013 Biological weapon Chikungunya was one of more than a dozen agents researched as potential biological weapons.[91]   This chart summarizes data available from open sources. Precise assessment of a state’s capabilities is difficult because most weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs were, and/or are, secret and […]

 October 19, 2014  information
Oct 102014
RE: BBC, 'Air' plastic and mushroom cushions

‘Air’ plastic and mushroom cushions – Dell packages the future By Fiona Graham Technology of business reporter, BBC News These mushrooms might be related to the cushions surrounding your brand new server “It’s bio-magic,” says Dell’s head of packaging, Oliver Campbell, with a big smile. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of […]

 October 10, 2014  information, Uncategorized
Sep 302014

“Eastmancolor was based on the German Agfacolor process developed in 1936. Similar to the Technicolor monopack that sandwiched three color film separations in a single roll, Agfacolor was a crown jewel in Nazi Propaganda Machine. After the end of World War II the patents were released and the process was adopted all over the world, […]

 September 30, 2014  information
Sep 262014
RE: Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas

Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas July 25, 2011 In this visualization, we see the tipping point where minority opinion (shown in red) quickly becomes majority opinion. Over time, the minority opinion grows. Once the minority opinion reached 10 percent of the population, the network quickly changes as the minority […]

 September 26, 2014  information
Jul 282014
RE: Possibly the oldest mask in the world.

This stone mask from the pre-ceramic neolithic period dates to 7000 BCE and is probably the oldest mask in the world (Musée Bible et Terre Sainte)

 July 28, 2014  information, Pictures
Jul 282014

He thought he saw an Elephant That practised on a fife: He looked again, and found it was A letter from his wife. ‘At length I realize,’ he said, ‘The bitterness of Life!’ He thought he saw a Buffalo Upon the chimney-piece: He looked again, and found it was His Sister’s Husband’s Niece. ‘Unless you […]

 July 28, 2014  artist, information
Jul 152014
Max Lamb: 046. Solids of Revolution

Solids of Revolution Concrete and Felt Stools Solids of Revolution are two collections of stools in concrete and wool felt formed using rotational cutting processes. Two inherently disparate materials unified by property and by process. Hard, heavy concrete becomes lightweight and malleable. Soft, supple wool becomes rigid and strong. The convergence of two polar opposites […]

 July 15, 2014  artist, information
Jul 152014
Re: Max Lamb, 031. Pewter Stool

Pewter Stool Dimensions: 400w x 400d x 400h Material: Pewter (92% Tin, 6% Antimony, 2% Copper) Process: Sand casting is one of the earliest forms of casting due to its simplicity and low-tech materials required. Sand casting produces metal components with a rough sand-like texture, often with a crude degree of accuracy, and therefore requires […]

 July 15, 2014  artist, information
Jun 232014
RE: makgeolli

The first step is to acquire a lot of rice. The main ingredient by far, there is a special variety of rice that produces the best makgeolli, but in a pinch a long grain rice you can buy at the grocery store should get the job done. When we brewed our makgeolli the exact proportions […]

 June 23, 2014  information
Jun 232014

DOCUMENTATION – THE COLLECTOR’SRESPONSIBILITY Elmer A. Guerri  Terre Haute, Indiana I will carefully catalog my collection. I will number each specimen and write all I know about it Ð who first found it, when, where and all other details I can find on it. If necessary I will write many letters to obtain this information. […]

 June 23, 2014  information
Jun 232014

 “The Kunstkammer was regarded as a microcosm or theater of the world, and a memory theater. The Kunstkammer conveyed symbolically the patron’s control of the world through its indoor, microscopic reproduction.” -Francesaco Fiorani, reviewing Bredecamp 1995 in Renaissance Quarterly 51.1 (Spring 1998:268-270) p 268. “The Kunstkabinett itself was a form of propaganda” –Peter Thomas

 June 23, 2014  information
Jun 232014
RE: Dan Graham interview (BOMB)

Dan Graham by Mike Metz Dan Graham, Double Triangular Pavilion for Hamburg, 1989, triangular pavilion with triangular roof rotated 45 degrees. All photos courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery. The telecommunications explosion which threatens to maintain an open connection between every human being on the earth, coupled with global outbursts of secessionism with its companion desire for […]

 June 23, 2014  information
Jun 222014

SOH… Sine: sin(θ) = Opposite / Hypotenuse …CAH… Cosine: cos(θ) = Adjacent / Hypotenuse …TOA Tangent: tan(θ) = Opposite / Adjacent   sin (x) = 0.5 x = sin-1 (0.5) -or- x = arcsin (0.5)   To calculate the changing angles on a triangle as you incline it. Get the measurement of lengths and angles. Imagine looking down at a triangle. When […]

 June 22, 2014  information
Jun 222014

Welcome to the fascinating world of non-Newtonian fluids! They get their name from the fact that they do not fit Newton’s laws of how true liquids behave (specifically, in how they react to shearing forces). Quicksand, many pastes and glues, gelatin, and ketchup are all non-Newtonian fluids. There are two main types of non-Newtonian fluids,rheopectic and thixotropic. […]

 June 22, 2014  information
Jun 222014
Re: Navigational Chart (Rebbilib) [Met Museum

Navigational Chart (Rebbilib), 19th–early 20th century Marshallese people, Marshall Islands Coconut midrib, fiber; H. 43 1/4 in. (109.9 cm) The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of the Estate of Kay Sage Tanguy, 1963 (1978.412.826) SEE COMPLETE RECORD . In the Marshall Islands, navigation was, and remains, an essential skill on which the lives of the navigators […]

 June 22, 2014  information
Jun 202014

Let’s start with a quick overview of resumes, since they are more familiar to most American writers than CVs. A typical resume is a general and concise introduction of your experiences and skills as they relate to a particular career or position that you are aiming to acquire. As such, a resume may have to […]

 June 20, 2014  information
Jun 132014
RE: Newton's colors

A Half-Alphabet of Color by Isaac Newton, and What the Colors “Naked” and “Dead” Are (1659) JF Science Books   Post 1880 All material quoted below is from the magnificent The Newton Project website, which contains transcriptions of Newton’s writing in science, alchemy and religion, and also contains much correspondence.  There isn’t quite a complete alphabet here, but […]

 June 13, 2014  information
Jun 122014
RE: light-electro-lecture

What are atoms made of? Atoms composed of 3 basic building blocks: protons (positive electrical charge) neutrons (no charge) electrons (negative electrical charge) Structure? Nucleus in center of atom “cloud” of electrons orbit the nucleus Sizes? Nucleus = 1/10,000th size of atom Masses? Mass of proton = 2000 mass of electron Charge on atom? Usually […]

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Feb 032014

—– Natural Pest Control Suggestions, Resources and Books ©1997, 2009 Melissa Kaplan When you have children or pets, finding safe ways to get rid of natural pests becomes increasingly important. When one has enclosed or free-roaming reptiles, it becomes even more important to find ways to get rid of the unwanted beasties who congregate in […]

 February 3, 2014  information
Jan 232014

Social Security Terence Winch No one is safe. The streets are unsafe. Even in the safety zones, it’s not safe. Even safe sex is not safe. Even things you lock up in a safe are not safe. Never deposit anything in a safe-deposit box, because it won’t be safe there. Nobody is safe at home […]

 January 23, 2014  information
Dec 312013

If blue, red, and yellow are primary colors, why do color TVs use blue, red, and green? July 26, 1991 Dear Cecil: As kids we were taught in art class that the primary colors were red, blue, and yellow. By mixing these primary colors, we were told, we could come up with any color of […]

 December 31, 2013  information
Dec 122013

During all the demonstrations Cheetham offered during the workshop and the evening program, he drew his model on a toned canvas with a thin mixture of the darkest-dark color. “To start, I toned the canvas by painting the surface with a thin earth color (a combination of olive green, alizarin crimson, and Indian yellow) based […]

 December 12, 2013  all, artist, information
Nov 132013

Optical Illusions: Your Brain Is Way Ahead of You AUG 23, 2013 09:30 AM ET // BY NIC HALVERSON   Optical illusions may seem like nothing more than visual trickery. But they are actually a result of our brains trying to predict the future. When light hits our retina, it takes about one-tenth of a second for our […]

 November 13, 2013  information
Nov 122013

Evolution Is Steered by Competing Females NOV 12, 2013 12:30 PM ET // BY ANNALEE NEWITZ, IO9 One of the classic images from evolutionary theory is of two males smashing each other up to compete for the chance to fertilize a female. Scientists have spent over a century studying this kind of male competition, but new discoveries reveal […]

 November 12, 2013  information
Nov 012013
RE: Brian Eno Interview

Q. & A. | Brian Eno on the Best Use of a Television, Why Art Students Make Good Pop Stars and the Meaning of ‘Visual Music’ CULTURE By JESSE ASHLOCK NOVEMBER 1, 2013, 9:00 AM Comment Most know Brian Eno as the multifarious musician who was a founding member of the glam band Roxy Music; produced seminal albums by […]

 November 1, 2013  artist, information
Oct 172013

  repost: Propaganda – Goebbels’ Principles   Joseph Goebbels Dr. Joseph Goebbels, beside being an intriguing character, was the Propaganda Minister for Hitler’s Third Reich. He was recognized as a master of propaganda as his work was studied after WWII. Goebbels did not survive to enjoy the recognition; he and his wife committed suicide on […]

 October 17, 2013  information
Oct 052013

More About Pueblo Pottery Pueblo Pottery is hand made with clay that is taken from the foothills near their pueblo. After the clay is gathered it is weathered outside for one month before being used. It is then cleaned and refined by hand, soaked and strained through a fine screen to remove any roots, sand […]

 October 5, 2013  information, materials
Jul 262013

BBC Home > BBC News > US & Canada Menu Halliburton ‘destroyed’ Gulf of Mexico spill evidence 06 December 11 06:23 GMT Oil giant BP has accused oilfields services firm Halliburton of destroying damaging evidence relating to last year’s oil well blast in the Gulf of Mexico in which 11 people were killed. At a […]

 July 26, 2013  information
Jul 212013

xposted in Strange Food: Today on Conch-L: Subject: Eating Slugs Reply-To: Conchologists of America List Dear Brian and Tom, In the late 1970s and early 1980s I ate slugs. As far as I know, none of the land slugs are poisonous. However, the digestive gland (which occupies about the posterior third) of at least some […]

 July 21, 2013  information
Jul 162013

Hate housework? Can’t find a reliable cleaner? Try a slug. Stephanie Pain, New Scientist Magazine, July 2000 It wasn’t just the pink-and-grey colour scheme. Or even the loose tiles. The thing that Martyn Robinson hated most about his bathroom was the mould. Dark spots speckled the grout and a fuzzy, grey film clung to the shower […]

 July 16, 2013  information
Jul 162013

The Art Institutes: Legitimate Photo Schools or Accessories to Fraud? AUGUST 30, 2011 Save | E-mail | Print | Most Popular | RSS by David Walker A lawsuit against the nation’s second largest operator of for-profit colleges has cast a spotlight on the company’s recruitment practices and ethics, including those of a chain called The Art Institutes, which offers degree programs in photography […]

 July 16, 2013  information
Jul 162013
repost: Why This Photograph is Worth $578,500

Why This Photograph is Worth $578,500 David Cohen de Lara · Mar 20, 2012 Last week, a collection of 36 prints by William Eggleston was sold for $5.9 million at auction.  The top ten list of most expensive photographs ever sold doesn’t contain a single work worth less than a cool million. Just a few months ago, Andreas […]

 July 16, 2013  information
Jun 212013

tank of water. You can use Pine Sol cleaning solution. white light turn red as particles scatter blue light <iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

 June 21, 2013  information
May 222013

restoration of Boulle surfaces. The primary physical problem is that wood and metal move in opposite directions during environmental changes. Heat causes metal to expand and lack of humidity causes wood to shrink. Cold causes metal to shrink and excess humidity causes wood to expand. Therefore, the decorative surface is at risk of lifting during […]

 May 22, 2013  all, information
May 222013
Negative Externality

Negative Externality A negative externality occurs when an individual or firm making a decision does not have to pay the full cost of the decision. If a good has a negative externality, then the cost to society is greater than the cost consumer is paying for it. Since consumers make a decision based on where […]

 May 22, 2013  all, information
May 152013

1. Beetles The most commonly eaten beetles are the long-horned, june, dung, and rhinoceros varieties. These are munched by people living in the Amazon basin, parts of Africa, and other heavily forested regions, both tropical and temperate, as diverse species are easily found in trees, fallen logs, and on the forest floor. (Native Americans, I’ve […]

 May 15, 2013  all, information
May 142013
Navigational Chart (Rebbilib)

Made from the sticklike midribs of coconut palm fronds, these objects were memory aids, created for personal use or to instruct novices, and the significance of each was known only to its maker. The charts were exclusively used on land, prior to a voyage. To carry one at sea would put a navigator’s skill in […]

 May 14, 2013  all, information, visuals
May 142013

Utricularia, commonly and collectively called the bladderworts, is a genus of carnivorous plants consisting of approximately 233 species (precise counts differ based on classification opinions; one recent publication lists 215 species).[1] They occur in fresh water and wet soil as terrestrial or aquatic species across every continent except Antarctica. Utricularia are cultivated for their flowers, which are often compared with those of snapdragons and orchids, especially […]

 May 14, 2013  all, information
May 042013
Pink Tower. Montessori sensorial materials.

Montessori sensorial materials are materials used in the Montessori classroom to help a child develop and refine his or her five senses. Use of these materials constitutes the next level of difficulty after those of practical life. Like many other materials in the Montessori classroom, sensorial materials have what is called “control of error”, meaning that the child […]

 May 4, 2013  all, information


Mar 312013

By tradition, Noh actors and musicians only rehearse together once, a few days before the actual performance. Generally, each actor, musician, and chorus member practises his or her fundamental movements, songs, and dances independently, under the tutelage of a senior member of the school. Thus, the mood of a given performance is not set by […]

 March 31, 2013  all, information
Mar 302013
Probabilistic Interpretation of Data

Probabilistic Interpretation of Data By Guthrie Miller Preview Price: $27.00 Ships in 3-5 business days This book is a physicists approach to interpretation of data using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). The concepts are derived from first principles using a style of mathematics that quickly elucidates the basic ideas, sometimes with the aid of examples. Probabilistic data […]

 March 30, 2013  all, information, work
Mar 272013

1. To paint an oil plein-air study of a sunset, you have to premix the colors before the moment arrives, anticipating the effect you want to capture. You’ll probably need variations of background blue sky, clouds in shadow, and illuminated cloud colors. 2. When colors reach their peak, the light on your palette will be […]

 March 27, 2013  all, information
Mar 272013 - studio lighting

Studio Lighting Whatever your studio situation, it helps to work under a good volume of color-balanced light, and there are many ways to set it up. Regular incandescent lights peak the orange and red wavelengths, and tends to be weak on blue. That’s why red colors in your picture look so good—and blue colors look […]

 March 27, 2013  all, information
Mar 252013

A Point of View: Chess and 18th Century artificial intelligence An 18th Century automaton that could beat human chess opponents seemingly marked the arrival of artificial intelligence. But what turned out to be an elaborate hoax had its own sense of genius, says Adam Gopnik. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the Turk. That […]

 March 25, 2013  all, information
Mar 182013

BRAIN TRANSPLANT A peaceful, quiet world, the salamander’s –unless you happen to be a dainty little daphnia or a cockeyed mosquito larva whiplashing to the surface for a gulp of air. Or even worse, the crimson thread of a tubifex worm. For it is the destiny of the salamander to detect, pursue, and devour all […]

 March 18, 2013  all, information
Mar 182013

The Lyndon Johnson tapes: Richard Nixon’s ‘treason’ By David Taylor Archive On 4 Declassified tapes of President Lyndon Johnson’s telephone calls provide a fresh insight into his world. Among the revelations – he planned a dramatic entry into the 1968 Democratic Convention to re-join the presidential race. And he caught Richard Nixon sabotaging the Vietnam […]

 March 18, 2013  all, information
Mar 182013

Shireen Strooker is standing motionless in the middle of a large field, surrounded by 600 people. The gorgeous landscape under the mist of powerful Mount Rainier in the upper northwest of the United States is invisible to her. Shireen is blindfolded, as are all the others in the field. That morning they all made a […]

 March 18, 2013  all, information
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 March 11, 2013  all, information, visuals
Feb 112013
Brush cleaner

Cheap brush cleaner that can be easily purchased at a hardware store. I used a small portion of the package and it was plenty strong. Worked on both oil and acrylic but affects the hairs of most natural hair brushes too much. Even with a short 30 min soaking in per-used solution the brushes became […]

 February 11, 2013  all, information
Jan 312013

Reasoning that hair spray is water-based plastic (because it can be washed out with water after it has dried), Jack decided to try it as a mold release on his vent mold. He misted on the first couple of coats and then applied a heavier coat. Using the hair spray as a back up mold […]

 January 31, 2013  all, information
Jan 312013
Thinning expoxy

A question frequently posed to our technical staff is “can I thin WEST SYSTEM epoxy so it will flow or penetrate better?” The answer to that question is “yes, but not without consequences.” Many of the advantages of thinning epoxy are offset by disadvantages in other areas of epoxy performance. Thinning epoxy means lowering its […]

 January 31, 2013  all, information
Jan 312013

Cleaning tools used for applying epoxy often involves solvents that have strong odors and are flammable. A WEST SYSTEM® user suggested an alternative that does not have these problems: a solution of citrus-based hand cleaner and water. This solution will remove uncured epoxy from tools and can remove epoxy that has started to gel if […]

 January 31, 2013  all, information
Jan 302013

1. Contrast The idea behind contrast is to avoid elements on the page that are merely similar. If the elements (type, color, size, line thickness, shape, space, etc.) are not the same, then make them very different. Contrast is often the most important visual attraction on a page. Can you see the difference between your […]

 January 30, 2013  all, information
Jan 202013

If paper is allowed to soak too long it can become fragile and is easily damaged. If not soaked long enough, it will resist stretching, may not be evenly “opened” to pigment and might not flatten smoothly. An average of 30 to 45 minutes usually works best for mid-weight papers. Really heavy papers may require […]

 January 20, 2013  all, information
Jan 202013

THESE ARE THE COLORS OF VISUAL COMPLEMENTARY PAIRS 1. Hansa Yellow Light PY3 (cool) & French Ultramarine PB29 rs Or Holbein’s Ultramarine Deep PB29 2. Winsor Lemon PY175 (warm lemon) & Cobalt Blue Deep PB73 Winsor & Newton 3. Hansa (Transparent) Yellow PY150 & Winsor Blue red shade PB15 4. Hansa or Winsor Yellow Deep […]

 January 20, 2013  all, information
Jan 202013

The goals is to find the simplest (fewest colors) palette that balances the largest saturated hue gamut and are good mixing complements (grays), as well as the best visual compliments. 10 tubes.  Titanium white $5.79. Mars black $5.79. —- pthalo green ys PG38–quinacridone rose PV19$12.99 pthalo blue gs PB15:3$5.79-cad red PR108$16.99 Utramarine violet bs PV15$6.79–yellow […]

 January 20, 2013  all, information
Jan 202013

Carbide bits have a spade shaped point, and are made to withstand the friction of drilling in glass. (Please note that multiple sites on the net recommend round-head diamond bits for holes up to 1/2″, and hollow-core diamond bits above 1/2″. Diamond bits will drill many holes with one bit and rarely cause breakage if […]

 January 20, 2013  all, information
Dec 242012 Transcript: Kathleen T. McFarland talks with Gen. David H. Petraeus Published: December 3 On April 16, 2011, Fox News contributor Kathleen T. McFarland met with Gen. David H. Petraeus, who was then head of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Below is an edited transcript of a portion of the conversation in which […]

 December 24, 2012  all, information
Dec 142012

Many of the gang’s leaders, known as “Top Gangsters,” were friends in middle school in 2003, a circle that grew to a current membership of about 250, ranging in age from 15 to 22, officials said. [currently 2012] Two subsets of the gang — 730 Krookz and RGz — have members as young as 12 […]

 December 14, 2012  all, information
Nov 302012

Although cartographers did claim that fantastic beasts (including large serpents) existed in remote corners of the world and depicted such as decoration on their maps, only one known surviving map, the Lenox Globe, in the collection of the New York Public Library,[1] actually says “Here be dragons” (using the Latin form “HIC SVNT DRACONES”).[2] However, ancient Roman and Medieval cartographers did […]

 November 30, 2012  all, information
Nov 262012
Dynamic symmetry

Dynamic symmetry is a proportioning system and natural design methodology described in Hambidge’s books. The system uses dynamic rectangles, including root rectangles based on ratios such as √2, √3, √5, the golden ratio (φ = 1.618…), its square root (√φ = 1.272…), and its square (φ2 = 2.618….), and the silver ratio ().[4][5] From the study of phyllotaxis and the related Fibonacci sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, […]

 November 26, 2012  all, information
Nov 252012

“The business of art lies just in this, — to make that understood and felt which, in the form of an argument, might be incomprehensible and inaccessible.” ― Leo Tolstoy, What is Art? We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place […]

 November 25, 2012  all, information
Oct 092012

; Food: FruitFlies: D. Melanogaster Fruit Flies size: 1/16″ reproduction time: 14 days D. Hydei Fruit Flies size: 1/8″ reproduction time: 28 days ; Other options: Rice flour beetles Meal worms Vinegar eels (Nematode)

 October 9, 2012  all, information
Oct 092012

Culture is cultivation, but it is not an isolated act; it is, by definition, part of a cyclical ongoing process, passed from generation to generation.  The Art of Fermentation Sandor Ellix Katz p6. Tibicos Tibicos are found around the world, with no two cultures being exactly the same. Typical tibicos have a mix of Lactobacillus, […]

 October 9, 2012  all, information
Sep 302012

  Tardigrades have been known to withstand the following extremes while in this state: Temperature – tardigrades can survive being heated for a few minutes to 151 °C (424 K),[21] or being chilled for days at -200 °C (73 K),[21] or for a few minutes at -272 °C (~1 degree above absolute zero).[22] Pressure – they can withstand the extremely low pressure of a vacuum and […]

 September 30, 2012  all, information, visuals
Sep 282012

“In  setting  the  pay  of  their  CEO,  boards  invariably  reference  the  pay  of  the  executives   at  other  enterprises  in  similar  industries  and  of  similar  size  and  complexity.    For  this,   compensation  consultants  are  retained  to  construct  a  “peer  group”  of  such  companies  and   survey  the  pay  practices  which  are  prevalent.    Then, […]

 September 28, 2012  all, information
Sep 212012

tell a story to those that want to hear it. tell a story (create a story) that allows others to tell it for you.   1.who are you upsetting? not changing stauts quo 2.who are you connecting? The reasonsing 3.who are you leading? not mechanics and who. leaders: 1.challenge status quo 2. build a culture […]

 September 21, 2012  all, information
Sep 202012   Nomenclature of Color, JP 16 Bibliography for Article Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol. 06.02, 2003, ASTM International, pp.475-484 Boker, S. “The Representation of Color Metrics and Mappings in Perceptual Color Space”, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Dec. 2006, CIE, International Commission On Illumination, Dec. 2006, Apple, Color Management Overview, Developer Connection, 2005, Dec. […]

 September 20, 2012  all, information, materials
Sep 112012

The Deafness Before the Storm By KURT EICHENWALD IT was perhaps the most famous presidential briefing in history. On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. That morning’s “presidential daily brief” — the top-secret document prepared by […]

 September 11, 2012  all, information
Sep 072012
Eratosthenes' measurement of the Earth's circumference

Third century BC ( ca. 276 – ca. 195 B.C.) By measuring the shadow cast by the pointer of a sundial in the town of Syene (modern day Aswan) and Alexandria during the summer solstice. (when the sun was directly overhead and cast no shadow). Thanks to Rotal surveyors, he knew the town was about […]

 September 7, 2012  all, information
Sep 062012

Nothing ignites controversy like having one of the world’s richest women tell her fellow Australians that they need to cut labor costs in order to compete with Africans who are “willing to work for less than $2 a day.” Georgina “Gina” Rinehart, who the BBC says earns about $600 a second from the mining company she inherited, says in a […]

 September 6, 2012  all, information
Sep 042012
State of the Nation

State of the Nation 2012 # of millions of people population us [Google August 2012] 312 eligible voters in 2010 [] 236 turn-out (from 2008. highest it’s been since 1968) [] 57% projected actual voters (voter high multiplied by eligible voters in 2010) 134 actual voters 2010 90 2012 party affiliation [] republican 35% democrat […]

 September 4, 2012  all, information
Jul 202012

Plato seeks to explain the difference between clear intellectual vision and the confused vision of sense-perception by an analogy from the sense of sight. Sight, he says, differs from the other senses, since it requires not only the eye and the object, hut also light. We see clearly objects on which the sun shines: in […]

 July 20, 2012  all, information, quotes
Jul 202012

“The void is a not-being, and no part of what is is a not-being; for what is in the strict sense of the term is an absolute plenum. This plenum, however, is not one; on the contrary, it is a many infinite in number and invisible owing to the minuteness of their bulk. The many […]

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Jun 272012
$ of Big Cities


 June 27, 2012  all, information, visuals
Jun 212012

Universe started -13,750,000,000 years ago Earth formed -4,500,000,000 years ago Abiogenesis (first life) -4,000,000,000 years ago Horseshoe crab -400,000,000 years ago Dinosaurs -200,000,000 years ago Homo Habilis -2,000,000 years ago Modern humans in africa -200,000 years ago Behavioral modernity -50,000 years ago Oldest art (aboriginal) -28,000 years ago Jesus died -2,000 years ago my parents […]

 June 21, 2012  all, information
Jun 212012

Universe started -13,750,000,000 years ago Earth formed -4,500,000,000 years ago Abiogenesis (first life) -4,000,000,000 years ago Horseshoe crab -400,000,000 years ago Dinosaurs -200,000,000 years ago Homo Habilis -2,000,000 years ago Modern humans in africa -200,000 years ago Behavioral modernity -50,000 years ago Oldest art (aboriginal) -28,000 years ago Jesus died -2,000 years ago my parents […]

 June 21, 2012  all, information
Jun 162012

On Fear Our positive capability. by Mary Ruefle I suppose, as a poet, among my fears can be counted the deep-seated uneasiness that one day it will be revealed that I consecrated my life to an imbecility. Part of what I mean—what I think I mean—by “imbecility” is something intrinsically unnecessary and superfluous and thereby […]

 June 16, 2012  all, information
Jun 152012

A collection of found advice: -A thin brushed line of water helps the paper to fray rather than tear evenly -Back in printmaking school I was taught to tear the paper against a fresh cut piece of glass. Sometimes the glass is under the paper, and you push down, other times the glass is on […]

 June 15, 2012  all, information
Jun 152012

Scientists Wednesday unveiled the first catalog of the bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that populate every nook and cranny of the human body. Researchers hope the advance marks an important step towards understanding how microbes help make humans human. The human body contains about 100 trillion cells, but only maybe one in 10 of those […]

 June 15, 2012  all, information
Jun 062012

G.H. Hardy’s definition of beauty: Unexpectedness, inevitability, and economy– and also depth, or how fundamental it is. “Each of these three elements of beauty–depth, efficiency, and definitiveness–appears consistently in the more formal and systematic accounts of the beautiful that philosophers and artists have provided for centuries. Some, from Plato to Martin Heidegger, emphasize the way […]

 June 6, 2012  all, information, quotes
Jun 052012
The farthest view of home

Pale Blue Dot “If the earth was generated, then, it must have been formed in this way, and so clearly its generation was spherical; and if it is ungenerated and has remained so always, its character must be that which the initial generation, if it had occurred, would have given it. But the spherical shape, […]

 June 5, 2012  all, information, visuals
Jun 052012

I constantly forget which comes first, width or height. The reason why is that the standard in the graphics world, and the internet, is Width then Height but in the Art World it’s norm is Height then Width. “According to FACTS, the organization of Fine Art Care and Treatment Standards International Standards Guide for Taking, Recording, […]

 June 5, 2012  all, information