Monthly Archives: October 2011
The World Wide Web (around the turn of the 21st century) was flooded by a torrent of petty designs sometimes called web 2.0. This ideology promotes radical freedom on the surface of the web, but that freedom, ironically is more for machines, than people. Nevertheless, it is sometimes referred to as “open culture”.
Consider these points even if you feel fine using the tools you are using…emphasizing the crowd means de-emphasizing individual humans reverting to bad mob-like behaviour…it becomes a culture of reaction without action…the deep meaning of personhood is being reduced by illusions of bits.
Info obtained from the novel I’m reading titled You Are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier
Nov 1- Dec 17, 2011
An exhibition of drawings and cartoons by artist Dusan Petricic
(published previously in the Toronto Star under the title “Dusan’s World”)
Campbell House Museum
160 Queen St W (at University Ave near Osgoode subway station.)
Info obtained from http://www.akimbo.ca
When it comes to self-sabotage procrastination is king. In a world dictated increasingly by the economics of attention, we have to be careful where we invest ourselves. There are only so many minutes in a day, in a lifetime…self deception is the handmaiden of procrastination…deep down we know little white lies, vague intentions, not removing distractions are excuses…it’s essential to stop the self deception.
Info obtained from Psychology Today issue Stop Self-Sabotage article ‘The Enemy Within’ by Edward A. Selby
Women wearing glamorous makeup may seem less appealing over time. (R)esearchers showed men and women images of models with different amounts of makeup…women with heavier cosmetics rated higher in attractiveness, likability, trustworthiness, and competence.
But given unlimited viewing time , the trust and likability advantages disappeared, suggesting that cosmetics impact reflexive and reflective judgments differently.
Info obtained from Psychology Today issue Stop Self-Sabotage article ‘The Makeup Paradox’ by Sarah Stanley
For more info go to: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/artist/1091130
Whistler bristled at the idea that art had to tell a story or provide a moral. Paintings he felt should stand alone as an arrangement of colours and lines, just as a symphony stands alone as this idea would be known as Aestheticism.
Info obtained from Mental Floss issue Cured! New Cures For Everything, article A Portrait Of The Artist’s Mother Elizabeth Lunday