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Nude descending a staircase

24th March, 2011

This pivotal futurist painting by Marcel Duchamp has been major influence on me since I was a teen. My appreciation has not waned.


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“The world is a wonderfully weird place, consensual reality is significantly flawed, no institution can be trusted, certainty is a mirage, security a delusion, and the tyranny of the dull mind forever threatens – but our lives are not as limited as we think they are, all things are possible, laughter is holier than piety, freedom is sweeter than fame, and in the end it’s love and love alone that really matters” Tom Robbins

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Sometimes called florigraphy, this was a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. Read on…

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One of my favorite sculptures, originally produced in 1913, it is considered one of the landmark works of the Futurist movement and yet I have never been able to understand why sculptor Umberto Boccioni would destroy the elegance of the overall form by giving the piece breeze blocks for feet.

hel yeah

Little idea I had for all you type geeks out there. Want one, drop me an email.

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This pivotal futurist painting by Marcel Duchamp has been major influence on me since I was a teen. My appreciation has not waned.

spider_ant

Size is no match for venom. Watch the video. Read on…

moon_foot

I had to elevate this from a mere retweet to a post as it resonates so strongly at the moment…
“@moskovich: Your mobile phone has more computing power than all of NASA in 1969. NASA put a man on the moon. We put a bird into pigs.”

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Brilliant concept and project by my friend Sam. Read on…

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The girls at the factory have just finished my new business cards – laser-etched on hand carved bamboo. Fresh.

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SILENCING demonstrates the tight coupling of motion and object appearance. Simply by changing the retinotopic coordinates—moving the object or the eyes—it is possible to silence awareness of visual change, causing objects that had once been obviously dynamic to suddenly appear static. Read on…

stuart_brand

I would be interested to know if he’d adapt this speech now, in the light of Japan’s disaster. Read on…

design_thinking

Good article on how we could look to design thinking as a new approach to education. Read on…