17-02-27 Computer Simulation (Are We One?)

I have been reading a lot about this concept over the past six months. The most recent was just today in the New Yorker. Don’t worry, I am not going to write a 10 page essay explaining the theory. Here is the link to the New Yorker article speaking about it.

I have been walking around NYC a lot and came across an art work that brought the concept to mind. It certainly looks like a classic sci-fi image of our programmers…

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1-1-17 – No Beginning; No Ending;

“No Matter/Try Again/Fail Again/Fail Better”

Samuel Beckett

“Failures and disappointments make time go by so fast that you fail to notice your real life, and the past when I was so free seems to belong to someone else, not myself.”

Anton Chekhov

via Francine Prose (Mister Monkey)

Robert S Johnson’s “List of Favorite Quotations”

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Cate Blanchett in “Situationism”…Video #2 of Manifesto at The Park Avenue Armory

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“Maybe you’ll get a replacement
There’s plenty like me to be found”

Bernie Taupin – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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11:34pm 12/31/16…24 minutes until we randomly pretend life will change somehow.

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99 years of war
left no room for victors.
There are no more war ministers
nor any jet fighters.
Today I’m making my rounds
see the world lying in ruins.
I found a balloon,
think of you and let it fly (away).

Nena

9-29-13 Weekly Photo Challenge – Saturated (What the heck are those Daddy?, edition)

The Weekly Challenge is Saturated.

The Hudson River Greenway bike path which, oddly, runs along The Hudson has to take a detour from 135th Street to 145th Street because of the giant sewage treatment plant that Riverbank State Park is built on. While wandering down the path this summer I came upon a graveyard of outdated, nay ancient technology.

I stopped to admire it and take some shots.

As I shot many people were going by and paying no attention.

Then an eight or nine-year old girl and her dad walked by.

She stopped dead in her tracks.

“What the heck are those Daddy?”

Boro Walk

Some other views of saturated:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Nature’s Walk Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturation | Say It With A Camera

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | A Mixed Bag

Weekly Photo Challenge – Colorful Relaxation | Canoe Communications

Saturated {Photo Challenge} | Clicky Chick Creates

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Photo & Tour

Weekly photo challenge: saturated | Jean’s Photography Blog

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | nancy merrill photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Getting the Picture

Weekly photo challenge: Saturated | Flickr Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Rois

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated | Today, on Earth

From the Darkness of Psychosis | Broken Light: A Photography Collective

5-30-13 Fight The Technology

“A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy”

Joseph Campbell

I am reputed to be pretty good with technology and able to operate new (to me) software quickly. Maybe so…

I have been spending the evening looking at/working with/cursing out various book publishing sites. Blurb, Adorama, A&I,  to name three. These sites are supposed to make your life easier?

If they say so…

Anyway a few of the pictures I worked on earlier today. My apologies for any recent repeats but as I close in on finalizing this work, the field of choices narrows.