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Chronicling Inspiration

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"It’s not where you take things from-- it’s where you take them to."
~ Jean-Luc Godard

“What you give, you give to yourself. What you do not give, you lose.”
~ Alexander Jordorwosky

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DOH MOMENTS : Photo blog of captured time.

DOH ARCHIVES : A treasury chest of events and thoughts.

Six Months of Tonal Vibrations of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Expressed in Crystal

“Nature shows us a beauty that exceeds our imagination,” says Tokujin Yoshioka

As part of the Japanese designer’s large-scale one-man show at MOT in Tokyo, Yoshioka has installed a work he calls a painting.The piece is actually 6-months’ worth of crystal that have been growing, layer by layer, inside a glass tank. 

Part architectural intervention and part optical illusion, Lucid Stead is a recently unveiled installation by artist Phillip K Smith III in Joshua Tree, California. The artist modified an existing 70-year-old homesteader shack by introducing mirrors to create the illusion of transparency, as the structure now takes on the lighting characteristics of anything around it. LED lighting and other custom electronic components were further installed within the building’s interior to illuminate from the interior at night. Smith says of the installation,

“Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert. When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change.”

Phillip K Smith III: Lucid Stead (Joshua Tree, California 2013) from royale projects on Vimeo.

(Source: thisiscolossal.com)

Seriously, this is hugely inspiration right at that perfect moment— Katie Mac and I have been collaborating and talking about something to this effect. She has been brainstorming and executing awesome costume / style ideas for my stillness music video. And I will pay homage to visual inspiration - right here - you’ll see its influence later. Ryan Burke  thank you!

New York-based photographer Ryan Burke often spends three to eight hours creating elaborate looks for himself before hitting the underground party scene, using everything from face paint to false eyelashes and feathers.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2513315/Ryan-Burkes-self-portrait-series-reveals-photographers-elaborate-party-looks.html#ixzz2lirkXUWn 
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Photographers Thomas Zakowski and Tom Gill captured these frozen over lighthouses at the St. Joseph North Pier on the coast of Lake Michigan.

The pair of century-old lighthouses, which stand 10.5 and 17.4 metres tall, are connected by a catwalk that leads to some impressive ice sculptures when battered by winter waves. Known for their spectacular icicles, the lighthouses have become an unlikely winter destination for tourists. 

(Source: cottagelife.com)

Emergent Behavior: New Swarms of Hovering Objects Photographed in Place by Thomas Jackson

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Claire Evans Blogs For Science

Claire Evans of the band/business/belief system YACHT writes a column ‘Universe’ for scienceblogs.com — where she examines the intersections between art, science, technology, culture, and all the lunatic fringes in between    http://scienceblogs.com/universe/

She’s doing her multidisciplinary thaang - accomplishing singing, writing, art making with an array of interests, without seeming scattered. And you know how I love that science + art intersection! Claire Evans does what I want to be doing. I have to work harder, then maybe we can be contemporaries, maybe even friends.  
This interview was also insightful.

Paper I wrote on Wuthering Heights in 2006

Then like a tender child whose hand did just enfold

Safe in its eager grasp a bird it wept to hold

When peirced with one wild glance from the troubled hazle eye

It gushes into tears and lets its treasure fly

Thus ruth and selfish love together striving tore

The heart all newly taught to pity and adore;

If I should break the chain I felt my bird would go

Yet I must break the chain or seal the prisoner’s woe. 

-Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights contains two halves concerning two generations respectively. The first half contains a dysfunctional love story between Heathcliff and Catherine which compels the reader and sets the stage for the younger generation. The second half concerns the shadows of the primary passionate characters that dominated the first half. Fascinating as their dramatic love story is, Catherine and Heathcliff are flat, unchanging characters. They are not fit for their surroundings, and they either cannot or refuse to adjust to the realities of their situations. The only characters who display the capacity for genuine change are the little Catherine and the younger Hareton. Both nature and nurture play key roles in the development of this second generation. In this little world among and between Wuthering Heights and The Grange, a small but significant evolution occurs. Cathy and Hareton make the proverbial adaptation to their surroundings to gain some of life’s slightest pleasures. In little Cathy and Hareton we see progress. If the story of Wuthering Heights and the Grange, told by Nelly, listened to by Lockwood, represents society as a whole, a small slice of society (in this case little Catherine and Hareton) represents a small amount of possible change, a brand of social Darwinism. To show this micro-evolution, Brontë gives us the roots, the heritage, the biological factors along with the social factors dictate the behavior of the characters in the first half. Then the author proves how, despite all these factors, little Cathy and Hareton could still invoke the power of forgiveness, allow for change, and acclimate to their harsh surroundings. Little Catherine and Hareton, though less compelling characters than Catherine and Heathcliff, become more fit for their surroundings than their predecessors.

The novel repeatedly refers to the importance of biology, both in the handing-down-of-traits as well as the departure from family traits. 

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Movement (for which in a petty way logic is taken), the so-called search for truth and beauty, is for us the effect of a breakdown of the attention. But movement must not be confused with what we attach to it but, for the rescuing of the intelligence, must always be considered aimless, without progress.
William Carlos Williams

want to live here (GEODESIC DOME)

It’s a frameless geodesic dome designed to be easy to fabricate and build.

The idea is based on Buckminster Fuller’s Self-strutted geodesic plydome.

let’s build it : http://rigsomelight.com/2013/09/09/frameless-geodesic-dome.html

In college my favorite paper I ever wrote was on   Donald Barthelme


“She is a tall dark beauty…”
Snow White by Donald Barthelme. Published by Atheneum in 1967.
Jacket Design by Lawrence Ratzkin

In college my favorite paper I ever wrote was on   Donald Barthelme


“She is a tall dark beauty…”

Snow White by Donald Barthelme. Published by Atheneum in 1967.

Jacket Design by Lawrence Ratzkin

(Source: artofthedj, via 50watts)

Abandonded Yugoslavia-Era Monuments Look As If They Were Taken From The Future Past


What is a memorial when it no longer memorializes anything?  

How the light gets out : Consciousness is the ‘hard problem’, the mystery that confounds science and philosophy. Has a new theory cracked it?

To attribute awareness to oneself, to have that computational ability, is the first step towards attributing it to others. That, in turn, leads to a remarkable evolutionary transition to social intelligence. We live embedded in a matrix of perceived consciousness. Most people experience a world crowded with other minds, constantly thinking and feeling and choosing. We intuit what might be going on inside those other minds. This allows us to work together: it gives us our culture and meaning, and makes us successful as a species. We are not, despite certain appearances, trapped alone inside our own heads.


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