Saturday, May 19, 2018

Real knowledge is to know...

Here's a video of a live performance by Sonar and David Torn. I'm loving their album Vortex.

You can stream 144 hours of Blue Note recordings including Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

Decorate your house with wallpaper inspired by Brian Eno.

The Kimono Project aims to create 196 unique kimonos representing all the participating countries in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Morris Louis, Blue Veil, 1958. Image from morrislouis.org, his online catalogue raisonne. 
Sam Francis' catalogue raisonne is now online too.

Constellations is a game where you change the shape of a line. A big part of the game is figuring out the rules.

White paintings are more than just a white canvas. Need art be an imitation of reality or can it exist on its own merits?

The city of Fort Worth recommends that families maintain an emergency kit with 72-hours worth of supplies. Yet one of those supplies is 7-days worth of medicine.

It's snowing on comet 67/P Chuyurmov-Gerasimenko according to the Rosetta spacecraft. Must see video.
Science discovered a new blue pigment - YInMn Blue.

I encourage my friends in NYC to see the exhibit on the Submarine Growler and the Cold War.

Never before published photos of the Mt. St. Helens eruption.

Science still doesn't know why time is the only one of the 4 basic dimensions in which we can't move backwards. Even the 2nd law of thermodynamics doesn't explain this.

Yes, I am OCD enough that this list of 37 house cleaning tips was interesting, especially the one about dryer sheets and baseboards.

Speaking of cleaning, here's a project that plans to clean up half of the great Pacific garbage patch in 5 years.

Can you tell the difference between Dante's Inferno and Disney World?

Funny t-shirt. Not certain I'd wear it to the airport though.

I leave you with this WebGL Lathe Workshop so you can whittle away the rest of the day.

...the extent of one's ignorance. ~Confucius

1 comment:

Francis Shivone said...

A couple weeks ago a friend sent me an article from Bloomberg magazine on the next billion dollar color, YlnMn blue. Fascinating article on many levels. For old guys like me who spent their life around ink and reflective color articles like this don't come around often enough.