Archives: 2015

2015 List of “Best of” Lists

Source: The Year in Fungi – The New Yorker Five mycological highlights from 2015, including banana killers, rainmakers, and the zombie cure. Source: Top 25 News Photos of 2015 – The Atlantic The past year has been a series of tumultuous news stories, from the massive migration crisis and the war and terror those migrants

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2015-10-13 Recently Read

Down the Rabbit Hole The rise, and rise, of literary annotation Press Rewind by Brendan Fitzgerald What one journalist learned by vicariously sitting in on David Carr’s master class—with only his teacher’s reputation, extant syllabus, and students’ recollections to guide the way. Press Play David Carr’s journalism syllabus – “Making and distributing content in the

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Dream Journal Illustrated: Construction Cat and Warehouse Mice

I’m starting a new service where I illustrate people’s dreams from last night. From my friend: Crazy dream about construction, beer and a cat. Woke up sneezing and now I have a bloody nose. In the dream these children were playing with mice they found. A hole in the wall went to a warehouse next

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Dream Journal Illustrated: British Library’s Gutenberg Press

I’m starting a new service where I illustrate people’s dreams from last night. From my friend: The British Library let me run off a bunch of flyers on their Gutenberg printing press. I don’t think they have a Gutenberg press. And whatever I playing with wasn’t a Gutenberg. but. Yes, I dream in moveable type.

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Dream Journal Illustrated: Astronaut at Japanese Mall, with Bear

I’m starting a new service where I illustrate people’s dreams from last night. From my friend: Last night’s dream: I was an astronaut and was in Japan (which looked like a futuristic Glendale Mall). I bought a training manual and a sandwich, but hadn’t learned yen-to-dollars yet, so I paid $60 USD for the two.

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This is why I no longer read anything from DC Comics

This is a scene from the brand-new video game Batman Arkham Knight, in which Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), after she has been injured and is in a wheelchair, is held captive under the control of the Joker, and is made to kill herself in front of Batman. The scene is “Fake” in that she’s “not really

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2015-05-27 Recently Read

Wikipedia: Mudra A mudra is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some mudras involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers. A mudrā is a spiritual gesture and an energetic seal of authenticity employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions. The classical sources for

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2015-03-15 Recently Read

Cool stuff I’ve read recently. Andrew Keir: Split ink Fountain Printing ypically when printing, a single colour only is used in each ink fountain (pictures to follow), and while gradients can be printed using modern process colour printing – the standard mix of cyan, magenta, yellow and black found in your average home/office printer –

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2015-02-19 Recently Read

The New Yorker: R U There? “A new counseling service harnesses the power of the text message.” David Carr, New York Times: “Calling Out Bill Cosby’s Media Enablers, Including Myself” “What took so long is that those in the know kept it mostly to themselves. No one wanted to disturb the Natural Order of Things,

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2015-02-09 Recently Read

Subtraction: Color Grading Movies How digital color manipulation of a movie can drastically change the tone and meaning of the subject. The Morning News: The Books A long and fun essay on the subject of a couple combining their library after having lived together for sometime. One of the things Stephanie and I have never

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2015-01-29 Recently Read

Grantland: How ‘Selma’ Got Smeared As a member of more than one marginalized group of people, I can attest that these sorts of conversations with allies happen all the time wherein the needs of the marginalized group end up being subservient to the plans of their allies, who have more power and are able to

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Werner Herzog: Develop your own voice

Via Jason Kottke: 24 pieces of life advice from Werner Herzog Paul Cronin’s book of conversations with filmmaker Werner Herzog is called Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed. On the back cover of the book, Herzog offers a list of advice for filmmakers that doubles as general purpose life advice. 1. Always take

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Recently Read: Preserving Artist Mary Nohl’s Home

Via Hyperallergic: A Single Woman Is a Witch: Battling to Save the Art Environment of Mary Nohl Over a period of 50 years, the artist Mary Nohl transformed her yard as well as the interior and exterior of her cottage (that you can see here) into an environment that stands in conversation with the surrounding

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Myers-Briggs Personality Test Result

I don’t remember getting this test result in the past, but I’d have to search my Facebook timeline for the last time I took it to see. Who knows how long that test page will be around, so I’m copying the whole INFP results here: INFP PERSONALITY INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for

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Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art available for download

The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler art galleries put more than 40,000 works of art online that are downloadable for non-commercial artistic purposes. With a new year, the Freer|Sackler launches a new initiative: Open F|S. We’ve digitized our entire collection and today, we’re making it available to the public. That’s thousands of works now ready for you to

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Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Rulins

Song writer Woody Guthrie’s new years resolutions as written in his journal for the year 1942. #19 is my particular favorite. Transcript NEW YEAR’S RULIN’S WORK MORE AND BETTER WORK BY A SCHEDULE WASH TEETH IF ANY SHAVE TAKE BATH EAT GOOD – FRUIT – VEGETABLES – MILK DRINK VERY SCANT IF ANY WRITE A

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New Year’s Resolutions – 2015

My theme for 2015 will be “Simplicity.” My goal to shed clutter in all areas – streamlining, simplifying, focusing on the important and finding a state of zen. Some things I hope I can accomplish: Be more active – painting, cleaning, organizing and discarding are activities that will help. Finish writing and figure out how

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