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minimal easter
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A visit from the minimalist easter rabbit. aesthetic outburst

Pataphysical Time Travel
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The good doctors at Pataphysical Studios gathered at Dr. Rindbrain and Dr. Judy’s home on a rainy Saturday to contemplate the passage of time and make art about it.

We celebrated Dr. Skidz’ 70th birthday in style, with small gifts ranging from an illuminated tie to an antique telephone, hearty spirits, a nice chocolate cake and stock in the Mind Shaft Society.

We then discussed our first sketches and models for the Time Machine — and sketched out more ideas about our next pataphysical invention.

We enjoyed this opportunity to cheer our old friend and design our upcoming time travel experience together.

Fire in the hole!

View more ‘Pataphysical photos: www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157623637793277

View our Time Machine slides:
docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Y-0SCKxvIOaM8wnz6h9TRl1Ek…

View more Time Machine photos:
www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157659761749014

Learn more about Pataphysical Studios: pataphysics.us/

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Laguna de Flamenco
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Orca Task Force at Swinomish
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August 28, 2018

Great welcoming action to bolster today’s Orca Task for meeting at the Swinimosh Nation near Anacortes! Two giant banners, our giant salmon and orca inflatables and orca clad activists from across the region greeted attendees.

Mumblings after the meeting are that the public is speaking eloquently, but the leaders aren’t saying much that impresses. By design, 40 stakeholder groups will never acheive consensus and their non-binding recommendations have the potential to merely camoflage a lack of actual leadership by the people with the power – but not necessarily the inclination toward making tough, decisive choices. Most important amongst such leaders is Governor Jay Inslee.

Gov. Inslee spoke these prophetic words, "As go the Orca, so go We."
It sems that in his heart he knows it is time for bold action. It is time that he get comfortable with the idea that that leadership must start with him.

The obvious, most impactful decision he can make is to remove the Lower Snake River dams. They don’t pencil out. The power is more replacable than ever despite BPA protestations. The barge transport can be replaced with rail through the purchase and restoration of service on the Camas Prairie Railroad. Irrigation and other issues are solvable. What is truly irreplacable are the orca and the chinook salmon they depend upon.

The Orca task force is not a solution, but it is a gift, in that it provides the public and advocacy organizations an organizing opportunity to build upon the clarion call to action made by orca mother Tahlequah and her pod.

Tahlequah did her part. It is time that we do ours. "When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow." So, let’s keep escalating our calls for bold and urgent action, so that Governor Inslee and other leaders understand that successful implementation of dam removal is an existential requirement for them to remain politically relevant – now – and to future generations.

Forward Together!

Bill Moyer
reporting back from Swinomish Land

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09 Walt Disney Hall – Stairs (E)
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Walt Disney Concert Hall, 1999-2003
Frank O Gehry
111 S Grand Avenue
__________

The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, California is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center. Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, 1st and 2nd Streets, it seats 2,265 people and serves (among other purposes) as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Lillian Disney made an initial gift in 1987 to build a world-class performance venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles and a tribute to Walt Disney’s devotion to the arts. The Frank Gehry-designed building opened on October 23 2003. While the architecture (as with other Gehry works) evoked polarized opinions, the acoustics of the concert hall (designed by Yasuhisa Toyota) were widely praised in contrast to its predecessor, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney_Concert_Hall
__________

Architecture Style.

Much of Gehry’s work falls within the style of Deconstructivism. Decontructivism, also known as DeCon Architecture, is often referred to as post-structuralist in nature for its ability to go beyond current modalities of structural definition. In architecture, its application tends to depart from modernism in its inherent criticism of culturally inherited givens such as societal goals and functional necessity. Because of this, unlike early modernist structures, DeCon structures are not required to reflect specific social or universal ideas, such as speed or universality of form, and they do not reflect a belief that form follows function. Gehry’s own Santa Monica residence is a commonly cited example of deconstructivist architecture, as it was so drastically divorced from its original context, and, in such a manner, as to subvert its original spatial intention.

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gehry

Pataphysical Time
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We spent another magnificent afternoon at Pataphysical Studios this Saturday, making art together … and playing at the edges of time.

Our visitors this week were Jim Neidhardt (now Dr. Neidhardt) and his lovely wife Denise (Dr. Now?), longtime friends of Drs. Rindbrain, Skidz and the Queen of the Desert. Jim showed us the ‘hypno-disks’ he is working on to create experiences like this surreal Duchamp film, Anemic Cinema: youtu.be/AsnhBUp7xxM?t=24s

We had a great conversation and I knew they were like-minded folks when Dr. Neidhardt and I both exclaimed at the same time the same exact phrase: “Life IS Change!”. Jim is interested in contributing to our madcap art adventure, so stay tuned. Learn more about his work at: neidhardtstudio.com/

Throughout the day, we brainstormed more ideas for our new Time Machine, while working on sundry maker art projects:
• Dr. Rindbrain and Canard put the finishing touches on their music box
• Drs. Figurine and Heatshrink prepared to assemble a theremin together
• Dr. Fabio drew a first sketch of what a time controller might look like
• Dr. Igor and Heatshrink both gave Dr. Figurine nice gifts for her birthday
• Dr. Tout de Suite considered lighting up her goggles, chose to paint instead
• Dr. Zboon discussed time travel and made a birthday card for his friend Ernesto
• Dr. Canard created a colorful zen map, inviting other doctors to art it up
• Dr. Rindbrain added more rainbow-colored lights to the Time Machine framework

It was great to stretch out to the edges of time and back again in the company of my friends.

Fire in the hole!

View more ‘Pataphysical photos: www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157623637793277

Watch ‘Pataphysical videos: vimeo.com/album/3051039

Learn more about Pataphysical Studios: pataphysics.us/

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City of the Future: Second Class at Tam High
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Our after-school students at Tam High are building a City of the Future together, using arts and electronics to make a model of what our world may be like in 100 years.

In our second class, they designed the city they envision for this project and took turns discussing their ideas with each other. In their post-apocalyptic scenario, the rich are separated from the poor, who mine the sea floor and are oppressed by a government run by machines.

They also picked characters and objects for their city — some of which will be laser cut and printed in 3D. Next, they learned to solder stick figures out of copper wire, then made light circuits with LEDs and batteries. Finally, they added these lights to their futuristic homes, which they continued to decorate with gift wrapping paper, art supplies and everyday objects.

We have a great group of eight middle school students, ages 12 to 14, in this after-school class. Through this course, students will develop a range of skills, from creative expression to science and engineering (STEAM). And they will learn to create their own interactive art with simple electronics, in a playful way that makes learning more fun.

View more photos of our Maker Art course at Tam High:
www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157666710348841

Preview their City of the Future in our class slides:
bit.ly/city-of-the-future-slides-tam-high-1

Learn more about our City of the Future course: fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/23/city-of-the-future/

Here is the course schedule for the Tam High students:
bit.ly/city-of-future-schedule-tam-high-1

Learn more about our Maker Art courses:
fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/14/teaching-maker-art/

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City of the Future: Second Class at Tam High
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Our after-school students at Tam High are building a City of the Future together, using arts and electronics to make a model of what our world may be like in 100 years.

In our second class, they designed the city they envision for this project and took turns discussing their ideas with each other. In their post-apocalyptic scenario, the rich are separated from the poor, who mine the sea floor and are oppressed by a government run by machines.

They also picked characters and objects for their city — some of which will be laser cut and printed in 3D. Next, they learned to solder stick figures out of copper wire, then made light circuits with LEDs and batteries. Finally, they added these lights to their futuristic homes, which they continued to decorate with gift wrapping paper, art supplies and everyday objects.

We have a great group of eight middle school students, ages 12 to 14, in this after-school class. Through this course, students will develop a range of skills, from creative expression to science and engineering (STEAM). And they will learn to create their own interactive art with simple electronics, in a playful way that makes learning more fun.

View more photos of our Maker Art course at Tam High:
www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157666710348841

Preview their City of the Future in our class slides:
bit.ly/city-of-the-future-slides-tam-high-1

Learn more about our City of the Future course: fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/23/city-of-the-future/

Here is the course schedule for the Tam High students:
bit.ly/city-of-future-schedule-tam-high-1

Learn more about our Maker Art courses:
fabriceflorin.com/2016/02/14/teaching-maker-art/

Pataphysical Time
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Image by fabola
We spent another magnificent afternoon at Pataphysical Studios this Saturday, making art together … and playing at the edges of time.

Our visitors this week were Jim Neidhardt (now Dr. Neidhardt) and his lovely wife Denise (Dr. Now?), longtime friends of Drs. Rindbrain, Skidz and the Queen of the Desert. Jim showed us the ‘hypno-disks’ he is working on to create experiences like this surreal Duchamp film, Anemic Cinema: youtu.be/AsnhBUp7xxM?t=24s

We had a great conversation and I knew they were like-minded folks when Dr. Neidhardt and I both exclaimed at the same time the same exact phrase: “Life IS Change!”. Jim is interested in contributing to our madcap art adventure, so stay tuned. Learn more about his work at: neidhardtstudio.com/

Throughout the day, we brainstormed more ideas for our new Time Machine, while working on sundry maker art projects:
• Dr. Rindbrain and Canard put the finishing touches on their music box
• Drs. Figurine and Heatshrink prepared to assemble a theremin together
• Dr. Fabio drew a first sketch of what a time controller might look like
• Dr. Igor and Heatshrink both gave Dr. Figurine nice gifts for her birthday
• Dr. Tout de Suite considered lighting up her goggles, chose to paint instead
• Dr. Zboon discussed time travel and made a birthday card for his friend Ernesto
• Dr. Canard created a colorful zen map, inviting other doctors to art it up
• Dr. Rindbrain added more rainbow-colored lights to the Time Machine framework

It was great to stretch out to the edges of time and back again in the company of my friends.

Fire in the hole!

View more ‘Pataphysical photos: www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157623637793277

Watch ‘Pataphysical videos: vimeo.com/album/3051039

Learn more about Pataphysical Studios: pataphysics.us/

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Pataphysical Time
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We spent another magnificent afternoon at Pataphysical Studios this Saturday, making art together … and playing at the edges of time.

Our visitors this week were Jim Neidhardt (now Dr. Neidhardt) and his lovely wife Denise (Dr. Now?), longtime friends of Drs. Rindbrain, Skidz and the Queen of the Desert. Jim showed us the ‘hypno-disks’ he is working on to create experiences like this surreal Duchamp film, Anemic Cinema: youtu.be/AsnhBUp7xxM?t=24s

We had a great conversation and I knew they were like-minded folks when Dr. Neidhardt and I both exclaimed at the same time the same exact phrase: “Life IS Change!”. Jim is interested in contributing to our madcap art adventure, so stay tuned. Learn more about his work at: neidhardtstudio.com/

Throughout the day, we brainstormed more ideas for our new Time Machine, while working on sundry maker art projects:
• Dr. Rindbrain and Canard put the finishing touches on their music box
• Drs. Figurine and Heatshrink prepared to assemble a theremin together
• Dr. Fabio drew a first sketch of what a time controller might look like
• Dr. Igor and Heatshrink both gave Dr. Figurine nice gifts for her birthday
• Dr. Tout de Suite considered lighting up her goggles, chose to paint instead
• Dr. Zboon discussed time travel and made a birthday card for his friend Ernesto
• Dr. Canard created a colorful zen map, inviting other doctors to art it up
• Dr. Rindbrain added more rainbow-colored lights to the Time Machine framework

It was great to stretch out to the edges of time and back again in the company of my friends.

Fire in the hole!

View more ‘Pataphysical photos: www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157623637793277

Watch ‘Pataphysical videos: vimeo.com/album/3051039

Learn more about Pataphysical Studios: pataphysics.us/

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Denver – Civic Center: Civic Center Park – Bronco Buster – In Honor of Christopher Columbus
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Christopher Columbus, Discoverer of America, designed by sculptor William F. Joseph, was dedicated in the promenade of Denver Civic Park on June 24, 1970. The 15-foot bronze and stainless steel sculpture, a gift of Mr. And Mrs. Alfred Adamo, depicts a full-length figure, with four faces, arms and legs facing the four points of the compass, enclosed within a sphere of intersecting circles.

Denver Civic Center Park, located at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Broadway and bound by Bannock Street, Lincoln Street, Colfax Avenue and 14th Avenue, officially opened in 1919. The park originated with mayor Robert W. Speer’s City Beautiful civic improvement campaign. Speer hired Charles Mulford Robinson to develop plans for the area, which were defeated in a 1907 election. Speer remained determined to proceed but was stalled when replaced as mayor in 1912. The new mayor brought in Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, whose ideas included an informal grove of trees on the eastern edge of the park, and a lighted concert area. When Speer was reelected in 1917, he brought in Chicago planner and architect Edward H. Bennett, who combined all the previous plans, and added the Greek amphitheater, the Colonnade and the seal pond.

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Image from page 471 of “Things worth doing and how to do them” (1906)
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Identifier: thingsworthdoing00bear
Title: Things worth doing and how to do them
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Beard, Lina Beard, Adelia B. (Adelia Belle), 1857-1920, joint author
Subjects: Amusements Games
Publisher: New York, Scribner’s
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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Text Appearing Before Image:
ow and black. Curtains mayalso be made of denim, crash, burlap and a number of othermaterials. The simplest way to 428 Things for Home, Gift Days, and Fairs Make Your Stencil if you have no especial ideas of your own to carry out, will beto select a graceful embroidery pattern or one intended for decora-tive painting and adapt it to your use. With a little practice thisbecomes quite easy. The principal things to remember are thata good stencil design should be simple, bold and conventional;the unbroken lines must not be too long nor the spaces to* be cutout too narrow, between the cut-out parts there must be spacewide enough to hold firmly. It is also necessary to break thelines once in a while with little bridges. Suppose we take the pattern (Fig. 633). To make it into A Design for Stencilling we must cut off connections and separate it into many parts, atthe same time keeping the effect of the long curves. Beginningwith the flower we will separate the petals and calyx (A, Fig. 633,.

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Fig. 633.—Design for outline embroidery. and A, Fig. 634), and widen the stem (B, Fig. 633, and B, Fig.634). Instead of continuing the curve we will break it at C andD, with two little bridges. This divides the stem into three parts,and, to give variety and interest to an otherwise monotonousline, we will widen the first and second parts of the stem at the Stencil Painting and Stencils 429 lower ends, curving the wide end inward and rounding the endof the next section to give the idea of its fitting the joint. Thesuggestion of the various parts fitting together in stencil design-ing is the means of carrying the eye over necessary bridges orintervening spaces and conveying the impression of continuouslines. The third section of the stem, where it disappears underthe flower in Fig. 633, we will bring to a point in Fig. 634 toindicate its vanishing behind the flower. The buds which fill Fig. 634.—This is adapted from an outline embroidery design. in the curve of this stem in Fig. 633

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15 Walt Disney Concert Hall – View to Roof Top Garden (E)
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Walt Disney Concert Hall, 1999-2003
Frank O Gehry
111 S Grand Avenue
__________

The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, California is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center. Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, 1st and 2nd Streets, it seats 2,265 people and serves (among other purposes) as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Lillian Disney made an initial gift in 1987 to build a world-class performance venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles and a tribute to Walt Disney’s devotion to the arts. The Frank Gehry-designed building opened on October 23 2003. While the architecture (as with other Gehry works) evoked polarized opinions, the acoustics of the concert hall (designed by Yasuhisa Toyota) were widely praised in contrast to its predecessor, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney_Concert_Hall
__________

Architecture Style.

Much of Gehry’s work falls within the style of Deconstructivism. Decontructivism, also known as DeCon Architecture, is often referred to as post-structuralist in nature for its ability to go beyond current modalities of structural definition. In architecture, its application tends to depart from modernism in its inherent criticism of culturally inherited givens such as societal goals and functional necessity. Because of this, unlike early modernist structures, DeCon structures are not required to reflect specific social or universal ideas, such as speed or universality of form, and they do not reflect a belief that form follows function. Gehry’s own Santa Monica residence is a commonly cited example of deconstructivist architecture, as it was so drastically divorced from its original context, and, in such a manner, as to subvert its original spatial intention.

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gehry

valentine day 9
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20 handmade valentines in 20 days…day 9 of the giveaway. Read more at Aesthetic Outburst.

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12 Walt Disney Concert Hall – View from Dorothy Chandler Pavillion to San Gabriel Mountains (E)
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Walt Disney Concert Hall, 1999-2003
Frank O Gehry
111 S Grand Avenue
__________

The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, California is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center. Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, 1st and 2nd Streets, it seats 2,265 people and serves (among other purposes) as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Lillian Disney made an initial gift in 1987 to build a world-class performance venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles and a tribute to Walt Disney’s devotion to the arts. The Frank Gehry-designed building opened on October 23 2003. While the architecture (as with other Gehry works) evoked polarized opinions, the acoustics of the concert hall (designed by Yasuhisa Toyota) were widely praised in contrast to its predecessor, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney_Concert_Hall
__________

Architecture Style.

Much of Gehry’s work falls within the style of Deconstructivism. Decontructivism, also known as DeCon Architecture, is often referred to as post-structuralist in nature for its ability to go beyond current modalities of structural definition. In architecture, its application tends to depart from modernism in its inherent criticism of culturally inherited givens such as societal goals and functional necessity. Because of this, unlike early modernist structures, DeCon structures are not required to reflect specific social or universal ideas, such as speed or universality of form, and they do not reflect a belief that form follows function. Gehry’s own Santa Monica residence is a commonly cited example of deconstructivist architecture, as it was so drastically divorced from its original context, and, in such a manner, as to subvert its original spatial intention.

Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gehry

Haiku flower pot
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An old pond
a frog jumps in
the sound of water
………………………………… Matsuo Basho
Manual decorated flower pot. 100% weather resistant for outdoor use. Colors are poermanent.
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