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a smile A place of thought, thinking and observation. Not always about art...

07 Feb 2017   Ok, so Ive had a long break! just uploaded 2 new digital film clips to film/digital film section. click here Recent time I have been exploring new ideas and music and collecting resources. All being well this will lead into new creative avenues. New hope etc  
       
04 June 2014   I did it! - New site live 2.40pm 4 june 2014 - probably have to tinker with it but that took quite an effort, and about 1000 cups of T.  
       
04 June 2014   The use of the word progress is interesting. Progress to me means treading more lightly and peacefully everywhere...are humans good at this...  
       
03 June 2014   Considering some of my below thoughts regarding land fill sites, I often do not bother buying new things. Yet, today, I bought something new and it broke in 20 mins. Thus returned to the shop. On further consideration i feel my philosophy is even more justified. When buying old, you are often rewarded with better quality components...and how much of that stuff is getting trashed because its 'old'. Not everything old is better but so much manufactured stuff does now wear out more quickly and individuals are ill skilled to repair, or have the inclination to repair things., Thus keeping you in the 'shop and spend' cycle and mindset.

How does any of this relate to art? well, its related to a social philosophy of 'things' and the human relationship to objects.
A sense of value...
 
       
02 June 2014  

I was thinking about this Blog. and I was thinking about the things I am going to write about.

The things that really matter to me ! well some of them.
My personal philosophy on stuff of importance

here is a list:

[1] waste and minimization of it
[2] the skills to reuse, recycle, find and utilize.
[3] Not buying new stuff.
[4] Mending and fixing stuff.
[5] And how, creative thinking is about the skill of seeing the use in stuff, ie 'waste' and how valuable this is. I mean, do we want to fill landfill sites with stuff that can be used by someone. Well we destroy good stuff everyday. People are so wasteful. Take a trip to your local civic amenity site and see peoples lack of imagination at work!

[6] This list is growing

 
       
01 June 2014   I lied about the new launch date as below. Website building can be tedious! and...slow...but I like slow don't I..!?  
       
13 May 2014   Well, I suppose a lot of peoples blogs don't get updated! But just to prove that wrong, I am returning here today to write an update. Thus to explain why the blog did not get updated for over 1 year ! ahhhhh...life!
 
       
11 Feb 2013  

A very interesting perspective on the 'modern' mind and the quest for "peace of mind"....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qhd07

The Philosophy of the Mind

In this special edition of Something Understood, Tibet's exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, considers what we now know about the nature of the mind and how an understanding of the mind is important in everyday life.

He quotes from the teachings of Buddha and the work of the 11th century poet Milarepa, as well as the words of a Tibetan Prayer by Nagarjuna.

The quest for peace of mind is one of the great challenges of our day. Many of us find it easier to achieve than others, but what do the teachings of those cultures who try to embrace the mind's power have to say about our modern dilemma?

John McCarthy applies the Dalai Lama's thoughts to the western experience with additional readings from the American philosopher Daniel Dennett and the work of the ground-breaking neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran.

The programme was recorded in the town of Leh in the Ladakh region of India.

 
       
22 Dec 2012  

The past is always the past.
The now is often the focus.
A Hyper Now.
Everything at your fingertips.
Even the past.

Through collections of digital images, sounds, emails, and texts. Never before has the past been so present.
But really our thoughts and energy about creating the future is whats truly in our hands.
We need it to be in our hands. We might feel like it isn't or that it isn't something we can control or shape.

But the future is what we need to shape.

The future for all not the just a self indulgent individual future.

We are part of that and our part in shaping this is vital.
We cant leave the shaping of the future to other entities proclaiming some power, or asserting their power over us.

We are the future.

Perhaps this focus on the Hyper moment, the importance of 'now', is a distraction from the need to be actively involved
in creating the future. One option is self indulgent, the other option is manifesting a collective empowerment for a
collective future and better world.

We need the intelligence of this vision and need to own that responsibility.


 
       
15 Dec 2012  

Will Self

"Digital Past"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p7hf3
Friday 14 December 2012

Will Self reflects on the effect of digital technology on his perception of the passage of time.
"Perhaps the reason I feel quite so liberated from the present while more and more attached,
not to the individually recalled 'good old days', but to a collectively attested and ever-present past,
is because the hard drive of my computer is overloaded with digital images of the places I've been
and the people I've met, all of them time-coded.. ?


 
       
8 Dec 2012   Just catching light, as you do!

 
       
28 Nov 2012   The French eat them, gardeners prefer to kill them. A special kind of perfection though!
 
       
25 Nov 2012  

Edmund de Waal - writer and ceramicist
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/979f5235
Above is a link to BBC's desert Islands discs with Edmund
This was an interesting programme about ceramics and the creation of artifacts
and the importance of the sense of touch. It discussed in part, how touch, itself and the
importance of the aesthetic sense of touch is rarely noticed or discussed.

 
       
15 Nov 2012   Ever been inside a tree?
 
       
2 NOV 2012   Stop the Badger Cull and sign the petition
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38257
 
       
31 OCT 2012   Really nice sculpture at Waterloo park in Norwich. But can you find it?...
its worth looking for, a very nice piece of art hiding away
 
     
       
30 OCT 2012   Here goes, first blogette in the Blog! - A successful spend nothing day. So yes, spent nothing!
Had a photography walk, photos to be included in the ArtActions area of this website.
Amazing autumnal colours, inspired a poem called 'Quiet'.
 
     

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