Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Today you are You, 
that is truer than true. 
There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
-- Dr. Seuss

Art Heist: Grab Free Art and Go!

Friday, November 25, 2011

In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Svetlana Zakharova and Andre Merkuriev of the Mariinsky performing the pas de deux from In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated. Choreographed by Forsythe.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fanfare for the Common Man

Woody Herman-soprano sax
Frank Tiberi-cowbell
Dick Mitchell-flute, tenor sax
Bob Belden-tenor sax
Gary Smulyan-bari sax
Joe Rodriguez, Tim Burke, Bill Stapleton, Jim Powell, Bill Byrne-trumpets
Birch Johnson, Nelson Hind, Larry Shunk-trombones
Dave LaLama-electric piano
Dave Laroca-electric bass
Bobby Leonard-drums

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

True Humanity at its finest

"When this man with autism started having trouble singing the national anthem, something happened that could bring you to tears. What an amazing display of human..." 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Georges Melies - Le Voyage dans la Lune 1902


this is an amazing fictional book about G Melies
a must read!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Do they make them like this anymore?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

by Moncler

It is SO excellent! All the new ways creative people are coming up with to do the shows during fashion week. See the video on Trendland!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


THEO JANSEN Netherlands 
Studies physics at Delft University of Technology

I can best explain how the leg works using a model I once made from a sheet of plywood. I often take this model to lectures to demonstrate the leg's action. In the middle of each beach animal is a kind of spine, more specifically a crankshaft. The remarkable thing about this spine is that it can rotate. In the model, my hand turns the crank of the crankshaft. This rotation is converted by 11 small rods into a walking movement drawn by a small pencil at the end of the leg. Let's call this pencil the toe.
Ideally, the pencil describes a kind of triangle with rounded corners and a horizontal base. Whenever the toe is on this base, it touches the ground and carries the animal. It describes a horizontal line, or rather the entire animal does, since the toe is carrying the animal. The same holds for a wheel; the axle also describes a horizontal straight line. The beach animal doesn't lurch. When the toe reaches the end of the base (at right), the leg is lifted whereupon it rapidly describes the other two sides of the triangle. During that time the animal is supported by the other legs which at this stage are on the ground. [The above curve is the ideal walking curve; a flat base with rounded corners] [Bijschrift?#] The curve this produces is dependent on the ratio between the lengths of the 11 small rods. Another ratio gives an entirely different curve, a figure 8 for example. Of course, I had no idea beforehand which ratio between the lengths I needed for the ideal walking movement. Which is why I developed a computer model to find this out for me.
But even for the computer the number of possible ratios between 11 rods was immense. Suppose every rod can have 10 different lengths, then there are 10,000,000,000,000 possible curves. If the computer were to go through all these possibilities systematically, it would be kept busy for 100,000 years. I didn't have this much time, which is why I opted for the evolutionary method.
Eleven holy numbers
Fifteen hundred legs with rods of random length were generated in the computer. It then assessed which of these approached the ideal walking curve. Out of the 1500, the computer selected the best 100. These were awarded the privilege of reproduction. Their rods were copied and combined into 1500 new legs. These 1500 new legs exhibited similarities with their parent legs and once again were assessed on their resemblance to the ideal curve. This process went through many generations during which the computer was on for weeks, months even, day and night. It finally resulted in eleven numbers denoting the ideal lengths of the required rods. The ultimate outcome of all this was the leg of Animaris Currens Vulgaris. This was the first beach animal to walk. And yet now and then Vulgaris was dead set against the idea of walking. A new computer evolution produced the legs of the generations that followed.
These, then, are the holy numbers: a = 38, b = 41.5, c = 39.3, d = 40.1, e = 55.8, f = 39.4, g = 36.7, h = 65.7, i = 49, j = 50, k = 61.9, l=7.8, m=15 . It is thanks to these numbers that the animals walk the way they do.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Angel Espionage

Angel Espionage


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

"We think we're way ahead here," he confides. "We need this little remote place to be observant about the medium." David Hockney on the iPad