The Big Think

August 21, 2009

Quoth

Filed under: Quoth — jasony @ 4:03 pm

Pamper a man with pathos and he feels pathetic. Challenge him with obstacles and opportunity, and he rises up to find dignity.

Scott Ott

Move Along

Filed under: Mad Science,Maker — jasony @ 2:42 pm

Just posting this here for my future reference. How to etch aluminum.

Transitory

Filed under: Maker — jasony @ 2:13 pm

via neatorama

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who creates sand drawings in front of audiences. Here she is performing on Ukraine’s Got Talent:

Here, she recounts Germany conquering Ukraine in the second world war. She brings calm, then conflict. A couple on a bench become a woman’s face; a peaceful walkway becomes a conflagration; a weeping widow morphs into an obelisk for an unknown soldier. Simonova looks like some vengeful Old Testament deity as she destroys then recreates her scenes – with deft strokes, sprinkles and sweeps she keeps the narrative going. She moves the judges to tears as she subtitles the final scene “you are always near”.

Beautiful.

Care Package

Filed under: Friends — jasony @ 11:15 am

Holy cow! I just received a massive care package from a friend in the mail (you know who you are). Wowee- Talk about the mother load! Thanks a ton.

Just wanted to put it up here publicly to let everyone know that said party is teh awesome.

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