Elusive Guido Mating Ritual Caught On Tape

April 2, 2010

Sam Harris at TED

March 24, 2010

a great point of view on moral and ethical standards

For the math and biology geeks

March 23, 2010

Reposted from boingboing

“In “Nature by Numbers,” filmmaker Cristobal Vila presents a series of animations illustrating various mathematic principles, beginning with a breathtaking animation of the Fibonacci sequence. Then it moves on to the Golden and Angle Ratios, the Delaunay Triangulation and Voronoi Tessellations. This would be math-class gold, and it’s awfully sweet even if math class is years behind you.”

The seed

March 18, 2010

I’ve stopped showing and posting images of my work for the past couple of months while i work on a new exhibit (no gallery home for it yet). I think  it will be another 8 months until i’m done. During this time i will take studio visits from friends, critics, or curious people. If your interested in stopping by email me and i’ll provide an address and beer(s).  In the meantime i plan to post a road map for the the ideas which will be presented in the new body of work. Hints the title of the blog, The Companion. I’ve been meaning to post this video of Richard Feynman which is a good starting point to enter the new body of work. Continue the discussion as it applies to your field of study, hobby, or personal intellectual endeavors. You can never have to much Feynman in your life.

Eureka machine can discover laws of nature

March 15, 2010

The machine, which took only a few hours to come up with Newton’s laws of motion, marks a turning point in the way science is done

a must look and read. Video link is attached


Glorious dawn

March 15, 2010

So there was a time about a year ago when i watched this video everyday for a month straight. My last post with Feynman reminded me i should post it. enjoy over and over. A glorious dawn awaits.

Inconceivable nature of nature

March 15, 2010

Then theres Feynman playing bongos

Drunk History vol. 2

February 22, 2010

Derek Waters gets people drunk on film then asks them to tell a story from history. He then gets actors to act out the story. Simple and hilarious. Check out all the drunk history videos.

Campbell Soup’s Labels Redesigned Using Neuromarketing

February 19, 2010

Campbell Soup’s Labels Redesigned Using Neuromarketing

Discussion with Kuba Glazek. Creative thinking from a scientific perspective

February 19, 2010

Heres is a portion of  an ongoing online discussion I’ve been having with cognitive scientist Kuba Glazek about what the art-making process possibly looks like from a scientific perspective.

Can you introduce yourself and  tell me a little bit about your field of study ?

My name is Kuba Glazek. I am a 4th-year Ph.D. student in the Graduate Program in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Temple University. Generally speaking, I am interested in exploring the cognitive and neural underpinnings of creative thinking. To clarify, the working definition of creativity involves novelty and appropriateness to a domain, which may be art, science, food, etc. There are definitions of creative people, creative thinking, and creative products.

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