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Judee Sill - The Kiss - 15.12.2020
Bob Harris introduces Judee Sill on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973 singing this sublime song. She has sadly long since passed away. Her Wikipedia entry makes surprising reading and belies her modest appearance and the purity of this composition.
An internal dialogue - 11.12.2020
i frown on your big german car
with its teutonic logos, the best ones by far
bristling with tech both clever and cunning
parked by the school with its engine still running ...
hold up! you frown all you like
but you went into town in your car not your bike
an unfashionable marque but still uses fuel
you holier than thou hypocritical fool ...
Fuji Velvia - 10.12.2020
I came across these photos today, taken in 2005. They were shot on Fuji Velvia slide film, which even today can give digital cameras a run for their money.
Spherical panorama - 09.12.2020
Paul Heaston makes wonderful spherical panoramas of his sketches. His blog explains his technique. (Just in case you don't realise: drag the image to see the panorama). There are more of his images on Kuula.
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Debe live at Bozar - 07.12.2020
Sadly Ali Toure is no longer with us but he and Toumani Diabete made wonderful music together.
Swirled series - 03.12.2020
Make an animation starting with a chess board and finishing with a chess board in a maximum of 180 frames. That was the brief on a twitter thread recently. There were some very clever entries.
Craig S. Kaplan collected and assembled all the submissions into the video shown here (a huge amount of work, read his article if you're interested). His website is a good place to view - you can change the speed of the animations and the quality of the display is better.
Processing patterns - 02.12.2020
I first got a computer back in the early 1980s - a Sinclair Spectrum. You either copied programs from magazines by typing them in on the little rubber keyboard, or loaded saved programs from a cassette tape. After doing both of these for a few weeks, I started to read the manual and slowly learned a little programming in Sinclair Basic.
This was the first thing I made which ran successfully. Just drawing a line which followed a sort of square spiral and relying on a drawing function which only turns on a pixel if the original pixel is blank. It's fascinating watching simple rules produce complex outcomes. It was one of the first things I tried to reproduce when I discovered the processing language.
Play with the code here.
Afyonkarahisar - 26.09.2014
Llangollen church - 02.05.2019
Hitomezashi stitching - 01.12.2020
Hitomezashi stitching - wow! It's a variant of the Japenese sashiko embroidery technique which produces inticate patterns. According to Wikipedia: "Coming into existence in the Edo period (1615-1868), sashiko embroidery was first applied to clothing out of a practical need, and would have been used to strengthen the homespun clothes of olden times."
Annie Perkin's (@anniek_p) twitter posts explain that the stitches can be decided in many ways: at random, using your favourite numbers in binary, whatever you please. They can be symmetric or not. Whichever you prefer. Colouring in the areas between the stitches makes for interesting patterns. Have a go yourself with my app what I made (not so good for mobile use):