Saturday, September 10, 2011

Artfully Visualizing our Humanity: Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data -- and at times vast numbers of people -- and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the "Wilderness Downtown" video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists

One of my favorites from 
"How do you stage an international art show with work from 100 different artists?
If you're Shea Hembrey, you invent all of the artists and artwork yourself
 from large-scale outdoor installations to tiny paintings drawn with a single-haired brush.
Watch this funny, mind-bending talk to see the explosion of creativity and diversity of skills
a single artist is capable of."
Shea does go on a bit at the beginning - but once he gets into showing the work,
my the time do fly!

Shiloh blogs for real!

Have a gander at my new pal Shiloh's blog Context.
I think that you'll be glad that you did.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Visionary Acts through Passion and Innovation

Amit Sood at TED 2011 talks about the evolution and features of The Google Art Project, a work of generosity and vision that provides unprecedented and global access to great museums and works of art from around the world.

I have already spent hours poking about the site.
The collections are, of course, staggering.
The experience of exploration is both miraculous and magical.

Through projects like this one and OLPC, a child in sub-Saharan Africa can be moved to tears by the brush stokes of Van Gogh, then look up to his own starry, starry night and begin to change the world.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Sagan Series: 

Three simply breathtaking videos from NASA featuring the voice and words of Carl Sagan

The Frontier is Everywhere
Life Looks for Life 
A Reassuring Fable

Monday, April 25, 2011

Virtual Choir - Eric Whitacre at TED

See this compelling and remarkable talk by the Eric Witacre, the "Rockstar" of modern classical choral composition.

Sounds like an impossible contradiction, huh?
Well, 'taint

The passion and vision that he brings to this project is simply jaw dropping.

If you are as intrigued as I was, then visit the Virtual Choir site for full length performances, background and upcoming projects.

Also, why aren't you registered for Ted Talks yet?
Didn't I raise you right?

Rabbit Returns

It has been quite some time since my last blogging experience.

I plan for this page to be a record of those things that make me laugh & wonder or rage & wail.

Arts, politics, comedy and observations on the human condition; opinions on all are highly subjective and of course deeply personal.

These are my views. Clever Rabbit says "So, what's it to ya?"