“We are as gods and might as well get good at it. So far, remotely done power and glory—as via government, big business, formal education, church—has succeeded to the point where gross defects obscure actual gains. In response to this dilemma and to these gains a realm of intimate, personal power is developing—power of the individual to conduct his own education, find his own inspiration, shape his own environment, and share his adventure with whoever is interested. Tools that aid this process are sought and promoted by the WHOLE EARTH CATALOG.” – Stewart Brand + Co.

none

Another fantastic trip to Andes Sprouts Society.
Another great video courtesy of my brother from another mother, @kizel. (phi kai phi! lol.)
I particularly enjoy the juxtaposition of high and low tech every time I’m fortunate enough to be invited upstate.’
Julie, Alex, Mark and I played around with Conway’s Game of Life fireside.

The Game of Life on a Monome from Mark Kizelshteyn on Vimeo.

It’s kinda like spinning plates

Perhaps monomes are best enjoyed by the roar of a wood-burning stove, or maybe by the roar of the BQE.  either way, it’s good to recalibrate in the great outdoors.  (although i’m not sure i would consider farm fields the work of “nature”.)  Check out Alex Maclean for some amazing photos comparing hyper-artificial and supposedly “natural” landscapes from above.

none

“It would behoove many of a certain generation to celebrate Bilbao as a concluding dance and a death rattle (a sound so eerie and unlike any other that it often leads loved ones to imagine the dying are momentarily coming back to life – whence the raptures of the mystic visitation.” – Sanford Kwinter, Mach1 (And Other Mystic Visitations), 1997

none