|Transformers: Dark of The Moon|
My work on this one: Characters: – Sideswipe Autobot – model – Wheeljack Autobot (Albert Einstein alike robot) – model – Hooligan Decepticon – model Other: – Decepticon Mothership (with some parts built initially by Howie, Philip and Rene, the model was assembled/modeled/finished by me) – model – Optimus’ Jetpack (model started by Shawn and […]
|A Humanoid Robot by Matt Bauer|
Matt Bauer was not a machinist and had never worked with CNC when he purchased a Sherline CNC mill and a lathe. It didn’t take him long to get the hang of it, and the robot shown above was his first project. He describes the process best in his own words: “Shortly after our return […]
|Artificial Intelligence Is About To Make Us All Managers. But Are We Ready?||Contrary to popular belief, artificial intelligence isn't going to take your job. But you will need to adapt to a new future of work, with robots in tow.|
|How The US, China And Russia Are Moving Toward Weaponizing Artificial Intelligence||A group of researchers are warning the world about weaponizing artificial intelligence and robotics, but that machine-learning genie may already be ...|
|How The US, China And Russia Are Moving Toward Weaponizing Artificial Intelligence||A group of researchers are warning the world about weaponizing artificial intelligence and robotics, but that machine-learning genie may already be ...|
|Artificial intelligence is helping researchers to find new drugs for ALS, a motor neurone disease||Artificial intelligence robots are turbocharging the race to find new drugs for the crippling nerve disorder ALS, or motor neurone disease.|
|When artificial intelligence and human resources intersect||Indeed, the founder and CEO of artificial intelligence engine developer Recognant is a teacher -- of robots, not people -- and not the factory floor ...|
|Side talk: Not your regular kpop songs|
When we talk about kpop, we often relate it to Girls Generation (SNSD), Super Junior (Suju), Big Bang, 2NE1, AOA, EXO and many more.
I have been into kpop for 10 years already and I have listened to various genre of music in the kpop industry. I believe some songs deserve more recognition. For this post I hope to be able to share or introduce fantastic songs that could spice up your playlist.
Lets start with one of my favourite album of all time:
Blue Brand is a hip-hop album project that compiled various hip-hop songs from by hip hop legends. Verbal Jint, Dynamic Duo, Supreme Team, Dok2, K.Will, and many more. The song lineup is simply fantastic. There are two volume to this album. The first volume was released in 2009 while volume two release in 2010. Below are some great songs you can find in the two volumes!
Kim Jin Pyo (feat Jan Di) - How to be cool when you breakup
Supreme Team (feat Soulman) - You're to blam
Supreme Team (feat Soulman) - Because of you
Supreme Team is a hip hop duo name Simon D. and E-Sans. Unfortunately, the group disbanded recently as E-Sans terminated his contract with Amoeba Culture. Also, E-sans is involved with a marijuana scandal. I really like their songs and they are pretty nice to listen to despite the long rapping.
Here is another of my favourite song from one of Supreme Team album.
Supreme Team (feat Young Jun) - Then Then Then
Another artist you should check out it TETE (í í ). His music is very relaxing and definitely worth listening during the nights and ranning days. I really like Floral ran by TETE especially the remix version. The remix version is an eargasm. Do change
í í (TETE) - Floral Rain
Tete (í í ) - Floral Rain (Acid Punk Dynamite Remix)
Lastly, I would like to introduce all of you to Standing Egg. Its a well known k-indie group but some of you may not be familiar with them. Nonetheless, do check out Farewell For You, Not Yet For Me by Standing Egg.
Standing Egg - Farewell For You, Not Yet For Me
Thats the end of this week side talk. What do all think of the songs I have recommended? Do leave your comments!
|USA's 'Mr. Robot' Shouldn't Just Delay its Shooting Scene Out Of Respect for Roanoke, They Should Delete It|
USAâs 'Mr. Robot' did not air its season finale Wednesday night. Citing a need to be sensitive to the shooting that killed two journalists in Roanoke, the network aired a previous episode along with this statement to explain their decision:
|USA's Mr. Robot's Revolution will be Televised. But You Still Should Not Watch It.|
This weekâs episode of USAâs Mr. Robot saw the computer-hacker, techno-geek drama finally get over its mid-season identity crisis, and get back to its obvious intended purpose: glorifying cyber revolution for the purpose of mass income redistribution.
|Thank you Barang Dapur Basah!||Salam, hai semua....|
Ni kira post pertama sebagai Puan lah ye.. eh kire post kedua la. sebab post ni duk dalam draft. Wanie post pasal citer gigi bongsu tu dulu... hahaha poyo naww!! Banyak kali dah nak post macam-macam kat blog, tapi ada jeeee alasan-alasan malasnye. Kihkihkih~
So.... apa yang berbeza lepas kahwin?
Takde beza apa pun... sebab sebelum kahwin pun, wanie dengan husband (ecewah!) memang berjumpa after work pergi makan, lepas tu balik rumah masing-masing. Weekend, kalau wanie tak kerja, kitorang hang out dengan kawan-kawan takpun layan movie je. After married, lebih kurang sama je rutin. Cuma, kitorang banyak makan di rumah sebab nak berjimat (yang dah kahwin, tahu laaa account bank korang macam mana ghuper bentuk "O" nye kan... hahahahaha) . Selalunya, wanie dengan husband gilir-gilir masak, tapi... nampak gayanya macam husband yang kerap masuk dapur lagi sebab dia tak suka kemas rumah, basuh sidai lipat kain ni.. hahahahah~
Sebulan dua lepas kahwin ni, memang kitorang hidup berjimat cermat weh. Meh nak promote sikit! Yang mana yang sibuk kerja, yang "alahaiii malasnyaaa nak siang cuci ikan segalaaaa" , yang macam wanie kalau nampak isi perut ikan rasa nak pitam (ahahahaha..) , tak payah nak pening-pening kepala chu olz! Korang order terus dengan Barang Dapur Basah atau korang Whatsapp je www.wasap.my/60193247061! Sebulan atau 2 bulan sekali, sini lah "pasar online" wanie shopping. Tak payah nak pening-pening kepala, nak letih badan... harga pun berpatutan. Pakej bawah ni antara pakej yang wanie dengan husband prefer. Tahan untuk sebulan ke sebulan lebih kami berdua...
Macam wanie punya style, wanie bayar guna online banking je. Lepas tu kat luar rumah, wanie dah ada macam cakuk yang wanie sangkut kat pintu rumah. Katakanlah wanie tak balik rumah lagi ke, takpe... senang. Runner yang datang hantar tu biasanya dorang akan call yang dorang dah sampai / nak hantar ke rumah. Wanie just inform je suruh sangkut kat cakuk tu. Bila balik rumah, terus bawak masuk dalam rumah, atau lebih tepat, masuk freezer terus!
So, wanie dengan husband ke Jaya Grocer atau pasar malam, beli bawang-bawang, sayur-sayur, buah-buah... macam tu je lah.
Sekarang kan bulan puasa. Pakej-pakej yang disediakan lagi mengancam kawww!! Tapi dah nama pun hidup berdua laki bini, dua-dua kerja, masak pun ala kadar / bila rajin. Mujur cik abe jenis tak lorat / kisah sangat. Sebab sebelum kahwin dah pernah cakap, kalau nak komplen jarang masak ke apa, izinkan saya menjadi fulltime housewife TAPI jangan tarik muka kalau bini ajak masuk Sephora. Hahahaa~ sebab kalau barang-barang makeup ni wanie prefer beli pakai duit sendiri. Tak tau kenapa, benda lain ok je.
Dah melalut pula... ok lah chu olz! Nak rest-rest jap... baru lepas keluarkan daging. Hari ni off day, so time ni la nak masak, kemas rumah, lipat sidai kain 2 3 bakul kan.. hehe.. petang ni nak masak favourite dish cik abam kite, daging masak asam and pajeri nenas. Nak jimatkan duit.. takyah gi bazaar Ramadan sangat. Semua benda ko nak beli.. ahahahahah~ kbai!
|CALL OF DUTY | INFINITE WARFARE|
I've loads more concepts to share in the future, so excited to show some of the other cool characters and weapons I was lucky enough to create for the project. Be sure to check out the game too, I'm playing through the final product now and it's rad, so cool to see my work realised to such a high level by a huge and talented team. Cheers!
|Yoshida mech||Industry Workshops 2016. The event was incredible! Fun, well run, in a great part of the city, and filled with super rad and incredibly talented people. Among them was Anthony Yoshida, who had modelled one of my older robot designs as a project. He later sent me the model and I kicked out these quick keyshot renders.|
Anthony not only for this sweet model, but also for showing me some wild urban Paris while I was there. Cheers bro!
CARBON UPDATE 20|11|14
My Carbon project has been expanding in my mind from a coherent collection of human-future conceptual design into a coherent collection of stories and characters, a place for all the scenarios, worlds, and IP ideas I've been thinking about for years. It's getting epic, and I'm pretty excited!
It's going to take some planning though, and the kickstarter side of things will too. I want to do things right and make something special, so basically the kickstarter will go live when it's ready, which may take a while. But it will be worth it! Not to mention I have some other projects that need some serious time, and a shit load of awesome freelance work too.
In the mean time I'll keep everyone posted with how it's going, and post some artwork from time to time. A big thanks to those that have gotten in touch to say hello and support the project, cheers!
The piece above is something I sketched one morning last year before doing a live demo. I decided it would be too hard to paint in a couple hours, and did a crappy photochop for the audience instead, but at least I've had a chance since to render it up. It's what I would consider filler material in the book, so I though it would be more worth posting as an update instead of keeping it exclusive for the book. The exclusive Carbon work will be much more involved, interesting, and unique!
These images were fun though, and are all painted, no photos. Except for elements in the background of the top one. And the case in the bottom one. But that's pretty much it I swear!
The general idea with this guy is I wanted to draw a robot with a big gun, something a human soldier couldn't wield without it being mounted to a vehicle. It's just a bit of fun, and I like the way you can draw a robot holding a gun, then use the gun on it's own in another image. Two birds with one air burst grenade!
These images will also feature in the next installment of the 'Nuthin But Mech' books, which is shaping up to be the best yet. Be sure to pick up a copy when it's out. Cheers!
|A Work In Progress|
Look out for the kickstarter video and campaign for the book around July! I got big plans for this book, gonna be epic! And it's just the first step towards some much bigger projects in the future, the first few of which are already in the works!
|Worldly War Machinery||World War Machine. First up a higher res version of the initial design for the player character, the quintessential War Machine. I had a lot of fun working on this friendly chap!|
And here are a bunch of quick conceptual sketches for a variety of enemy units. My thinking with these was to push the anatomically inspired biomechanical feel of the War Machine into something more twisted and deformed. The various shattered AI remnants of humanity are at perpetual war with themselves, and create these machines to wage their battles. Attack types and methods of movement and combat are drawn from the broken and disjointed totality of human knowledge that's contained in the AIs, from militaristic science to the animal kingdom. Robot zombies if you will!
Square Enix Collective War Machine page and put in a vote!
|War Machine!||'World War Machine', a game in early pre-production, be sure to check out the pitch page.|
The basic idea is that after a future cataclysm there is perpetual war between the shattered remnants of humanity, in the form of these war machines. I wanted to explore this idea through robotics design that has a biomechanical feel, and shows hints of the lost humanity that created them. Milled metal forms take on bone and cellular structural forms, ribbon cables connecting componentry mimic nerves and vascular systems. Kind of like an anatomically inspired skinned robot. Lots of fun to develop! Big thanks to Jeff and the team at Tuque Games for letting me try something different! I'll post some more images from this project soon.
|K E L O I D II||Keloid II has been released! Those insane talents at BLR VFX in Spain have done it again, check it out:|
Greg Broadmore and I were fortunate enough to collaborate with JJ and his team, and produce some new designs for the short. Here's some of my work:
the original Keloid robot, and a human soldier with exo-skeletal gear and armour.
Here are some renders of the final models, and some screen grabs from the video:
We've finally been cleared to show some of the work we produced for Elysium!
So here are some of my favourite designs from the thousands we at Weta created.
Fashion model robots:
GRAPHIC NOVEL IMAGES
|Przepis na pysznÄ ,domowÄ czekoladÄ||
ChciaÅabym siÄ z Wami podzieliÄ przepisem na czekoladÄ domowej roboty,najlepszÄ
kiedykolwiek jadÅam :)
1,5 szklanki cukru
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|#058: Die Top-Aufgabe des Tages|
Als bekennender AnhÃ¤nger einer minimalen Tagesplanung empfehle ich immer,Â hÃ¶chstens drei Tageszielezu setzen.
Eigentlich kÃ¶nnte man sogar noch weiter gehen. Es gibt nÃ¤mlich jeden Tag eine Sache, die wir unbedingt erledigen mÃ¼ssen. Vorher kÃ¶nnen wir nicht nach Hause gehen. Auch wenn es schon Nacht ist. Etwas, das nicht nur super-dringend, sondern auch super-wichtig ist.
Wie vor dem Urlaub: Da werden so lange Ãberstunden geschoben, bis diese Aufgabe erledigt ist. Das ist die Top-Aufgabe des Tages.
HÃ¶ren Sie hier, wie Sie diese Idee nutzen und umsetzen kÃ¶nnen.
Die Top-Aufgabe des Tages
Die vier Beispiele:
Die sieben Schritte:
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|#052: Backup-Strategie: So schÃ¼tzen Sie sich vor Datenverlust||
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|#051: Wie man gute Entscheidungen trifft - Interview mit Lukas Niederberger||
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|#049: Wenn die Arbeit Spass macht: Interview mit Hermann Scherer||
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|#047: Durchhalten und sich selbst motivieren: Interview mit John Cioffi||
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|#046: So reduzieren Sie die KomplexitÃ¤t in der digitalen Welt||
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|#045: âDie Stille kommt vor der Musikâ â Ein Interview mit David Ianni||
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|Popular Science: "The Future of Space Travel"|
Popular Science offers a âSpecial Editionâ mag âThe Future of Space Travelâ, 96 pages, from Times Books.
There are many short illustrated articles in 5 parts, âPlaces Weâre Goingâ, âHow Weâll Get Thereâ, âHow Weâll Survive Thereâ, âOther Tools of Exploration.â.
There is a wide variety of interesting information. One fact is that Proxima Centauri, in a 3-star system that is the closest to the Earth, may have a rocky planet in the âGoldiLocksâ zone. The shortest time that it is technologically possible to send a robotic probe on a photon light sail with laser accelerator would be about 20 years, which means it would take 24 years to get the photos and information back as to what the planet looks like. It is about 8000 times as far to this star system as it is to Pluto.
The other most interesting section is âThe Everyday Life of an Astronautâ. This would be very important for a voyage to Mars, for example. It raises questions as to who would go: what about childless or single people? The long exposure to zero gravity is bound to cause physical deterioration, so this is not a place for pretty preppies. Essential body functions are different. You bathe with soap that does not have to be rinse off but stays on the skin to disintegrate. Without gravity, it is hard for your body to sense when it needs to urinate.
There is an artistâs closeup of Europa on page 8, a closeup on Pluto on p. 16. There is an article on space mining on p. 16. I didn't see any discussion of Titan.
|US company to offer microchip implants to employees||
Over the past few years, the security industry has begun to embrace many new technologiesârobotics, the cloud, biometrics, for exampleâbut one company here in the U.S., Three Square Market, is pushing the boundaries of RFID technology by offering to implant tiny RFID chipsâthe size of a grain of riceâinto its employeesâ hands between the thumb and forefinger.
The chip would allow employees to not only buy snacks in the break room but also have their hands function as a mobile key to gain access to the building and other doors, which makes me think of the possible applications/ramifications within security.
Implanting chips in employeeâs hands is already being done in Sweden, where an organization named Epicenter is having success with an increasing number of employees there opting to get the implant. Here in the U.S., Three Square Market says it has approximately 50 employees who are interested in getting the implant, and unlike in Sweden, the company is paying for the $300 procedure for its employees. Three Square Market partnered with a Swedish firm, BioHax International, to make the chip and is planning to sell the technology to other companies.
"Eventually, this technology will become standardized, allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc.," chief executive Todd Westby wrote in a blog post announcing the program, noting that there is even potential for storing medical/health information, and for use as payment at other RFID terminals.
But one has to wonder what security vulnerabilities this could create, especially in protecting the data on that chip from being hacked, stolen and/or compromised, etc. Not to mention, the âcreepyâ factor here, as mass adoption of microchip implants is dubious, at best.
Maybe some day, like in the year 2112, but in the short term, I do think there is good fodder here for a futuristic sci-fi movie.
|Pre-Engineered Robotic Welding Cells for First Timers||
Lincoln Electric Company is introducing a new option for manufacturers adopting automated welding capability for the first time. The Auto-Mate pre-engineered robotic welding cells, available in two designs, are described as “affordable” units that allow new adoptees of automated welding capability to establish the operation in their plant or shop, quickly and easily.
|First Omnidirectional Trackless Arc Welding||
Lincoln Electric has acquired exclusive global license to Helical Robotics proprietary magnetic robotic technology.
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|Happy New Year and a week of pattern...|
Happy to New Year to all of you. Thank you so much for reading my blog and for all your lovely comments throughout the year. I so enjoy reading them and appreciate every single one.
I've started a new page for books read in 2017.
I left 2016 still reading Alan Bennett's 'Keeping On, Keeping On' (a Christmas present from OH). I'm almost at the end of it now - 700 odd pages!
The total number of books read in 2016 was 98. When I worked, I used to read on average between 120 and 150 books a year. I don't really understand how, if I'm not working three days a week, I manage to read less now. Could I possibly be busier now than I was when I worked? I have been keeping a record of books I've read since 2007 but it still doesn't stop me occasionally buying a book I already have...
Day 1 - Pattern Challenge
I bought this patterned shirt in Save the Children a few weeks back. It's by Punt Roma. The jeans are from Next and were 99p in the Barnardo's sale in Ampthill last week. The cardigan is from the Red Cross shop.
I went for 7.5 mile walk on Monday. It was chilly but sunny and I thoroughly enjoyed my walk around and through Bedford. It was also an opportunity to break in a pair of trainers my daughter donated to me. When you're pounding pavements; trainers can be a better option than walking boots
Day 2 - Pattern Challenge
Another purple day on Tuesday - it was freezing!
Purple patterned tunic by Nomads, charity shopped. Leggings, on line retail.
Purple velvet cardigan; one of the very few purchases I've ever made at TK Maxx and my favourite. Boots, Christmas present from OH and earrings were also a present from him bought in a street market in Oxford.
I've got my crocheting mojo kick going again in 2017. I started by sorting out my wool stash. I had quite a few odds and ends of chunky knitting wool, so I made an infinity scarf on Sunday night and on Monday night a head/ear warmer. The rest of the wool got donated to a charity shop. I should have taken a photo of the infinity scarf but I've given it away and can't. There's a picture below of me wearing the ear warmer...
I'm going to start on a blanket in browns, creams and beiges as I seem to have accumulated quite a lot of these colours. I buy almost all my wool at charity shops so you don't get to decide the colours available! I'm going to donate this blanket and any others that I do to 'Knit for Peace' here. I got this idea from Mim of the lovely blog; 'Crinoline Robot' here.
Before I forget I must show you a close up of my floral boots bought not long before Christmas. I've only worn them once so far, but am looking forward to wearing them more frequently:
Aren't they fab!
Day 3 - Pattern Challenge
The orange splattered patterned trousers came from the Barnardo's sale rail in Ampthill last week - 49p! Crochet cardigan bought from the same place a few weeks previously for 99p.
Orange top charity shopped but can't remember where from. Boots DDB - daughter donated boots!
Rings, beads, earrings and bangles all charity shopped.
I went for my induction at the Red Cross shop on Wednesday afternoon. I had a great time and the team were very pleasant and welcoming. I bought a jumper and some bed linen - both Â£1.99 - while I was there. It's a much busier shop than Save the Children and I know I'll suffer from what I always do on Mondays and Tuesdays when I do my volunteering, and that is an aching back from standing for so long; on Wednesday I was on my feet for three and a half hours.
Day 4 - Pattern Challenge
I bought this jumper from the Red Cross shop on Wednesday. It's by Kaliko and of course it was Â£1.99.
Shirt by Next, charity shopped, black cords, Red Cross shop Â£1.00. Boots, Next - Christmas 2013; present from my daughter. You can just see my new grey watch bought with Christmas money from my brothers.
Bangles; charity shopped.
When I went to do the food shopping on Thursday afternoon I popped into the Salvation Army charity shop which is next door to Lidl. I bought a lovely bright green necklace, 99p; which I hope to wear with Friday's outfit. On the way back from Sainsbury's I went to the Barnardo's in Great Denham. I picked the wrong time to go because: a) the sale was over b) they were having a reorganisation of the shop floor and had loads of donations piled everywhere making much of the shop inaccessible. Not being the sort who gives up easily I found a purple cushion for my bed for 99p; a beret - brand new with tags from New Look for 49p; a mini hair fascinator for 49p and an ornamental tin heart for 49p - total spend Â£2.47 + 99p in the Salvation Army = Â£3.46.
It was my middle grandson's 12th birthday on Thursday. He loved his presents from me and enjoyed his birthday cake - chocolate with milk and white chocolate shavings on the top - from Lidl. It was lovely and light and not too sickly. It would have been too much of a rush to make him a cake as the chocolate cake I usually make for birthday cakes is always better if eaten on the same day. Here he is at home posing with his cake...
Happy birthday, Isaiah!
Day 5 - Pattern Challenge
On Friday I went walking with the group for the first time since the 14th December. It was a 6 mile walk and although it was a very cold morning we soon warmed up. Luckily, it was mostly road walking so no muddy boots. As we finished up in the town centre, I had some errands to run in town and of course I looked in a couple of charity shops. With my new 'highly selective' charity shopping hat on, I bought a bracelet for 49p in the Wood Green Animal Shelter shop; a striped linen top from Tu for Â£1.00 in the 3:16 shop and two colourful table runners for Â£1.50 - total spend today Â£2.99.
Had my hair cut on Friday.
This is probably one of my most favourite patterned items of clothing. Patterned tunic by Pussycat, London bought from Cats Protection League charity shop. Yellow jumper worn underneath; charity shopped. Green leggings; Sainsburys retail as were the brown boots.
All jewellery except watch; charity shopped. This is the 99p necklace bought on Thursday. Youngest grandson took the photos today and didn't quite get the concept of a head and shoulders shot...
So here's a dodgy selfie instead!
Next week is my final challenge - spots, checks and stripes...
|Acelgas con patatas y garbanzos||Pocos ingredientes para esta receta fÃ¡cil, incluso una receta vegana y vegetariana, que estÃ¡ muy sabrosa y rica, nos hemos decido por unas nutritivas Acelgas con Patatas a las que hemos incorporado unos garbanzos para hacer un plato contundente y Ãºnico. Os contamos como lo hemos confeccionado. La receta la hemos realizado con nuestro robot […]|
|Jeg er en robot...||Jeg har ihvertfall lenge lurt pÃ¥ det...|
Som en ustoppelig maskin vandrer jeg hvilelÃ¸st gjennom hverdagen. Hver dag er lik:
Kl 5:03 - Blomsterprinsen (snart 3 Ã¥r) mener det er morgen, for lengst...
Kl 5:48 - Etter 45 minutt med beinharde forhandlinger har husets herre endelig klart Ã¥ overbevise sÃ¸nnen om at det tross alt er natt.
Kl 5:55 - Etter 7 deilige minutt pÃ¥ puten ringer vekkerklokken. Tro det eller ei... Jo det er faktisk morgen!
Kl 6:05 - Blomsterfamilien kjÃ¸lhales mer eller mindre ufrivillig inn pÃ¥ badet.
Kl 6:06 - Blomsterstjernen trenger minst en time i dusjen for Ã¥ vÃ¥kne.
Kl 6:15 - Verdens hurtigste time er unnagjort, gjerne avbrutt av barn som har bÃ¦sjet, dunket seg eller som vil vÃ¦re med i dusjen uten Ã¥ fÃ¥ verken vann eller sÃ¥pe i Ã¸ynene.
Kl 6:59 - Etter 3 kvarter med latter, grÃ¥t og trass er barna endelig pÃ¥kledd, flidd og tannpusset.
Kl 7:08 - Mor og far er fremdeles i en slags krepp-papir-forfatning i det man forlater huset.
Kl 7:13 - Ankomst barnehagen. Barna avleveres pÃ¥ fineste manÃ©r.
Et kyss, et klapp og en klem eller to. Et obligatorisk lite vink i dÃ¸ren. Og fÃ¸r man vet ord av det legger man pÃ¥ fullt firsprang etter bussen. En buss som konsekvent er for sen nÃ¥r man er tidlig og for tidlig nÃ¥r man er sen...
Ja sÃ¥ jobber vi gjerne litt, drar hjem igjen, henter i barnehagen, lager middag, rydder kjÃ¸kken, ser barne-tv, lager kvelds til barna, steller dem, leser barnebok, synger 3-4 godnattsanger, legger pÃ¥ firsprang ut dÃ¸ren for litt personlig moro, har personlig moro, gjÃ¸r seg ferdig med personlig moro, kommer alt for sent hjem etter personlig moro, sjekker at ytterdÃ¸ren er lÃ¥st, lager kvelds, spiser kvelds mens man ser pÃ¥ Plane Crash Investigators, dobbelsjekker at ytterdÃ¸ren er lÃ¥st, smugleser BoligDrÃ¸m pÃ¥ do, benytter seg av bÃ¥de "Blomsterstjernen oppe"- og "Blomsterstjernen nede"-klutene, trippelsjekker at ytterdÃ¸ren er lÃ¥st, gÃ¥r til sengs, spretter opp igjen for Ã¥ firpel-sjekke at ytterdÃ¸ren virkelig er helt lÃ¥st, for sÃ¥ Ã¥ ligge med halvÃ¥pne Ã¸yne natten gjennom i pÃ¥vente av at klokken igjen skal slÃ¥ 5:03...
Hadde jeg ikke vist bedre hadde jeg sagt at dette var dÃ¸gnrytmen til en robot..?
Og kanskje jeg heller ikke vet bedre?
Man vet jo aldri?!?
Men akkurat i sÃ¥nne situasjoner er det svÃ¦rt godt Ã¥ fÃ¥ en bekreftelse fra eksterne, helt uavhengige kilder. Og det fÃ¥r jeg heldigvis til gagns i bloggeverden. Hver bidige dag, flere ganger daglig...
Tja... Det er sikkert mange som lurer pÃ¥ hvorfor Blomsterstjernen sÃ¥ sjelden er inne og kommenterer andre sine blogginnlegg? Er han bare en selvopptatt herremann som kun interesserer seg for sitt eget ve og vel? Bryr han seg ikke om sine medbloggere? Ã joda! Han har dere alle akk sÃ¥ kjÃ¦r... Tidsmangel er vel kanskje hovedÃ¥rsaken, men det er ogsÃ¥ en ganske annen faktor som svÃ¦rt ofte spiller inn. Han klarer faktisk ikke Ã¥ publisere sine Ã¸nskede kommentarer! Og det har sin enkle grunn! Han kommer rett og slett ikke gjennom robot-kontrollen...
Ja hva er det de kaller det igjen?
Ikke vet jeg.
Men dere kjenner sikkert meget godt til denne kontrollen man ofte mÃ¥ gjennom for Ã¥ bevise at man ikke er en robot som bare skal "tulle-blogge"? Blomsterstjernen havner ihvertfall i fellen hver bidige gang... Hans bevismateriale er til stadighet alt for tynt...
Bare se min samling av avviste kommentarforsÃ¸k fra siste halvtime:
I hele 11 av 10 tilfeller blir Blomsterstjernen avvist. Det er med andre ord ofte helt umulig Ã¥ fÃ¥ kommentert andre sine blogger. Dere aner ikke hvor mange gull-, sÃ¸lv- og bronsekorn dere gÃ¥r glipp av - utelukkende pga denne strenge, tussete kamasutra-kontrollen!
Men, men. Blomsterstjernen er visst ikke den eneste som sliter med dette problemet... PÃ¥ nettet florerer det av blogginnlegg om folk som klager over disse tilsynelatende unÃ¸dvendige, irriterende, avanserte robot-kontrollene.
"Jeg er ikke en robot!!!" skriker en hel bloggverden i munnen pÃ¥ hverandre, sÃ¥ blekket spruter...
Men Blomsterstjernen vender heller det andre kinn...
I motsetning til alle disse som velger Ã¥ klage, velger han heller Ã¥ innse realiteten:
I sterk kontrast til Marina...
Ja ho med adle diamantane...
Og nÃ¥r alt kommer til alt er det kanskje like greit at brorparten av alle hans ord-forvridde kommentarer ikke kommer gjennom sensuren? Det er en mening med alt...
Maskinell stivbent helge-hilsen fra en som faktisk trives godt som robot (leses med robotstemme):
P.S. Det er sikkert noen nÃ¥ som godtroende antar at denne Blomsterstjernen drar pÃ¥ forlystelseshus hver bidige kveld? Syv ganger i uken? Gid det hadde vÃ¦rt sÃ¥ vel. Jeg mÃ¥ nok dessverre skuffe dere. Under gjÃ¸remÃ¥let "personlig moro" finner man snarere saker som; Ã¸ving med poporkester, heseblesende blogging, hyggelig konesamvÃ¦r, pÃ¥tvunget husvask gjerne i kombinasjon med omorganisering av konemors interiÃ¸r. Fra tid til annen drar han selvsagt ogsÃ¥ pÃ¥ maskerte rekognoseringsturer i inn- og utmark.
P.P.S. Er det egentlig lov til Ã¥ forfatte blogginnlegg helt fritt for julestoff sÃ¥pass sent i desember? Hva sier bloggepolitiet?!? Men vi roboter trenger av og til et lite avbrekk. Bare et Ã¸rlite ett...
|Izrael przyspieszy budowÄ podziemnego muru wzdÅuÅ¼ granicy ze StrefÄ Gazy||PaÅstwo Å¼ydowskie traktuje tunele wykorzystywane przez bojownikÃ³w radykalnego Hamasu lub innych palestyÅskich organizacji zbrojnych jako gÅÃ³wne zagroÅ¼enie dla swego bezpieczeÅstwa. Latem 2014 roku, podczas ostatniej wojny Izraela z Hamasem w Strefie Gazy, odkryto i zniszczono ok. 30 tuneli.|
- W najbliÅ¼szych miesiÄ cach przyspieszymy budowÄ (muru). Mamy nadziejÄ, Å¼e zostanie ona ukoÅczona w ciÄ gu dwÃ³ch latÂ - powiedziaÅ w ÅrodÄ podczas telekonferencji generaÅ Ejal Zamir, dowÃ³dca jednego z okrÄgÃ³w wojskowych.
- Mam nadziejÄ, Å¼e Hamas nie bÄdzie atakowaÅ (podziemnego muru - PAP), chociaÅ¼ traktuje te tunele jako strategiczne narzÄdzie przeciwko Izraelowi - powiedziaÅ w radiu wojskowym minister budownictwa mieszkaniowego i ogÃ³lnego Joaw Galant. PodkreÅliÅ, Å¼e mur zostanie wybudowany na terytorium Izraela obok istniejÄ cego juÅ¼ muru bezpieczeÅstwa, ktÃ³ry uszczelnia StrefÄ Gazy na pÃ³Ånocy i wschodzie.
WedÅug radia wojskowego podziemny mur powstanie z betonowych pÅyt i bÄdÄ
w nim elektroniczne czujniki, wychwytujÄ
cych prÃ³by jego pokonania. Ma mieÄ dÅugoÅÄ 64 km.
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|The Art of Lovin' Trees --- Featuring Joel Tauber|
The Art of Lovinâ Trees--
Featuring Artist Joel Tauber
Story dedicated to Joel and Alison
in celebration of their joyous engagement on November 9th,
Written and Researched by Enilde Van Hook
Story Consult and Editing by Luke Van Hook
America is having a love affair with trees and California is second to none in leading its appreciation of trees. Digging deep into the roots of this story, I have followed and researched the tree culture specifically in Los Angeles where our love of trees has spawned a unique pop tree culture relating to art. Our popular tree culture today includes but is not limited to tree sculptures, tree paintings, tree photographs, tree videos, tree poetry, tree songs, tree jewelry, tree movies and even tree love affairs.
Tree Earing created by Joel Tauber for his Sick-Amour Tree in Pasadena, California.
Additional Tree Jewelry created by Joel Tauber to adorn the Sick-Amour Tree includes leaf jewelry, as well as the male earing and the female earing that hang from the tree below.
Photos of tree jewelry courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Gallery 5795 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, California 90232 www.vielmetter.com email@example.com (323-933-2117)
Sick-Amour Tree in the parkinglot of the Pasadena Rose Bowl, protected by barriers installed by Joel Tauber in his quest to save his beloved tree. Tree wearing the earings looks hot! Photo courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Gallery.Leaf sculpture by Joel Tauber
Female tree earing by Joel Tauber.
Male tree earing created by Joel Tauber, photo courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Gallery, 2008
For the record, our love of trees goes way back to the dawn of time when we were swinging in the trees, however, our love has grown and matured since then. The Greek and Roman heritage of literature and art bestows us with intoxicating stories of their Gods having entanglements with humans. Some of their deities were known as protectors of trees and nature such as Dionysus the Greek god of agriculture, fertility, wine and merriment. He was later renamed Bacchus by the Romans and reported to be the Tree God. Back in the day when artists carved trees into stone and marble relief sculptures to worship in the temples of their mythological gods, people celebrated the sacredness of trees, grapevines and sometimes the unions of gods and mortals. There was Pomona, the goddess of fruit trees who married Vertumnus, the god of fruits and gardens. Digging deep enough, one is sure to find stories of deities mating with trees and spawning children of the harvest for instance.
In modern literary circles there are a number of great imaginative family favorites written about trees, like âThe Giving Treeâ by Shel Silverstein. Then thereâs the infamous story of how Robinson Crusoe lived in a tree-house, and of utmost importance to our American history of trees, we propagate the very memorable legend of âJohnny Appleseedâ.
In our contemporary times we have a legend in the making too. I have been fortunate to witness the emergence of a new âJohnny Appleseedâ and interestingly enough, the story involves a recent romantic love affair between one special tree and a mortal that is well worth pursuing the story. Sometime in the fall of in 2007, I met Joel Tauber. This is the artist who I believe was struck by a mythological bolt of lighting, so to speak, pertaining to one of the Greek or Roman deitiesâ. Joel Tauber is said to have fallen head over heels in love with one particular Sycamore Tree in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. My chance meeting with this now famous mortal under the influence of an enchanted mystical spell, has led me to research the mysteries intrinsic in the charms of trees. I too have been struck with the frailty of trees, their vulnerabilities, and their enormous strengths and inspiration. This together with my own personal experiences with trees has prompted me to come out of my shell and discuss the subject in all seriousness.
My own personal background is not in trees. I am simply a tree-lover from childhood. For a little over ten years, my professional background was in radio as a disc jockey and on-air personality. I listened to music, reviewed songs and kept tabs on the pop music culture. I worked in the Los Angeles market as well as Santa Barbara, California; Eventually I moved to expand my work experience in neighboring radio markets like Reno, Carson City, Lake Tahoe and Gardnerville/Minden, Nevada. It was through traveling that I saw some of the most beautiful trees along the routes through Northern California and Northern Nevada!
While I drove from one radio market to another over the years, I watched the trees go by at the various speed limits along the highways of my lifeâs journeys. Thus you will understand when I tell you that often I see art and life, for that matter, through a series of moving images in my head which include a music bed.
I was eleven years old when in 1970, Joni Mitchell wrote and released a song called âBig Yellow Taxiâ whose lyrics surpassed the test of time and is currently in airplay by a glut of new groups. The lyrics began with ââ¦They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum and they charged all the people a dollar and a half just to see âem.â One of the barometers I use to gage the influence of any particular song, music or artwork that I come into contact with is if it will surpass the test of time, among other important criteria. This song became one of my favorite songs of all time. The lyrics made so much sense to me.
When I met Joel Tauber, I was introduced to the enormous scope of his Sick-Amour Tree-Baby Project. It was then that I suddenly started hearing Joni Mitchellâs song in my mind again, only this time, as I got in my car, Counting Crows was performing the song. When I started doing more research on the song that I could not get out of my head, I was struck by how many artists had re-recorded the song and barely changed anything about the words. There is Amy Grant, who upgraded the dollar amount from $1.50 to $25 when singing about how much the museums charged people to enter. Additionally there is Green Day, Sarah McLachlan, Charlie Barker, Bob Dylan, Moya Brennan, Ireen Sheer, Donnie Eidt and a host of so many others that have recorded âBig Yellow Taxiâ it was simply overwhelming!
I think the importance of the lyrics to this one particular song is that it reveals the fact that people love trees and hate parking lots. The message is that if it werenât for our trees, we could be living in a frying pan! The impact of this single song is that it reveals what is really going on in peopleâs minds. There is a reason why so many artists are flocking to re-record the lyrics in their own way.
David Byrne, Los Angeles, 1986 as Photographed by Annie Leibovitz (greeting card photo, courtesy of James Danziger Gallery, New York, Proceeds from the sale of the greeting cards were donations to AIDS organizations, copyright Annie Leibovitz and Copyright Fotofolio, Box 661 Canal Sta., NyNY, 10013.) Use in this story for the purpose of media review.
The subject of our tree culture is uniquely presented in this photo of David Byrne, from Talking Heads and demonstrates the intersection of our pop culture, music culture, tree culture, and
Not only are trees involved in the music arena, trees as subjects, are very involved in politics as well. Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin at the time, took a leading role in developing the celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd 1970 as a way to commemorate our environmental concerns. Arbor Day is presently celebrated as well with the first ceremonial tree planting in Washington D.C. on April 27th in 2001, all evidence that goes to prove the people of our planet do care about what happens to our trees.
Dr. Martin Luther King is memorialized with trees along Expositon Blvd. across from the Los Angeles Coliseum and down the street from the University of Southern California.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook
Online sources on the subject of trees are rich in number. For instance, eighteen years ago, here in Los Angeles, a multi racial group of volunteers planted 400 Canary Island Pine trees along seven miles of road on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther Kingâs life. Today, this living homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continues to thrive and keep the dream alive for his followers. The founder and President of www.treepeople.org is Mr. Andy Lipkis and he keeps tabs on the trees to make sure all 400 trees stay healthy.
Mayor Antonio Villarigosa is the person to thank for the âMillion Trees Initiativeâ he signed into effect in May of 2006 and Los Angeles residents can learn how they too can receive up to 7 free trees to plant on their property. Visit the website at www.milliontreesla.org to learn the details. Also in Portland, Oregon there is www.friendsoftrees.org and in Bellingham Washington you will find www.geocities.com. There is also the International Society of Arboriculture called ISA and can be accessed by visiting www.isa-arbor.com. You will also find a great deal of valuable advise on the growth and care of trees at www.treesaregood.com and check out Tree Care Industry Association TCIA as well.
Mark Dion created an art piece titled "Library for the Birds of Antwerp" which is also a good example of how art is vitally connected with our tree culture and how it connects Mark Dion to his PBS special where he removed a dead tree from the forest and recreated its living components in a city scape in Washington. From the "20th Century Artbook Phaidon Press 1996", the caption reads: "Using props from the natural and man-made world, Dion has constructed an installation that explores contemporary attitudes to science and the environment. He has created a fictional and hybridized situation in which the trappings associated with knowledge, learning and classification--such as books and photographs--are juxtaposed with natural elements including birds and wood. The representation of nature is a fundamental subject in Dion's art, and here he takes on the role of sociologist/anthropologist and blurring the boundaries between authentic and fake, representation and parody. By adopting the persona of a scientist and by satirizing man's obsession with categorization, Dion questions the values of the Western world. His subject matter is heavily influence by popular culture. In Dion's world we might witness Mickey Mouse as an explorer, or Clark Kent interviewing Dr. Frankenstein." (Photo and contents are used in this story for purposes of artistic review.)
In the art world, an artist named Mark Dion was featured in a documentary film report that aired in 2007. To view the video one may visit on the Internet by going to www.pbs.org and find Mark Dion as he took the subject of trees and made an art piece that explored what would happen if one were to take a tree after its death, take it out of its familial context of natural forest, and re-create the ecosystem in an environment that would otherwise be a hostile urban setting, needless to say, a cityscape. Just outside of Seattle Washington, he states, a Hemlock fell on February 8th, 1996â¦and so begins an elaborate experiment that pits optimism against reality." The PBS special is very detailed and you will enjoy the depth of research and work that Mark Dion went to to take a tree out of the forest and recreate the setting in the city. The difference between the artwork presented by Mark Dion and the artwork presented by Joel Tauber is in the nature of the life of the tree. Mark Dion works with a dead tree and its living components, and Joel Tauber creates life out of a tree seed and duplicates it all over his community.
Thus Iâve discovered for myself that when I researched the subject of trees, I discovered Joel Tauber wasnât alone! However, instead of creating an experiment in ecology, Joel Tauber goes further than Mark Dion does with this concept of eco-systems and their frailties. Joel Tauber begins a journey that could eventually repair the eco-systems that man has destroyed. This is where Joel Tauber takes the lead in the art world and becomes not only the realist but the optimistic hope for trees in desecrated forests all over the country.
Joel Tauberâs work as a living project of art in 2008 has resonance and his story is well worth telling again and again. He is certainly not the first, nor the last to get involved in the love of trees, but he is the first in contemporary times to have been associated with a mythological and mystical occurrence of reproducing tree babies out of just hugging one lonely tree.
The last time I saw a man hugging a tree, he was hugging the tree for all the wrong reasons. At the MOCA, Los Angelesâs Museum of Contemporary Art, some years back I was viewing an exhibition that was in town by the Utah born artist now working in Los Angeles, Paul McCarthy. While this work of art depicted a very raw and unsettling sculpture of âtree-lovinâ it had nothing whatsoever to do with the love of any tree. The work displayed a timely political statement about our government rather than the love for trees, but bear in mind that the thought involved images from manâs intimate involvement with trees both in the biblical sense and in the sense of manâs raping of the planet. Joel Tauberâs work counteracts the devastation of many years of neglect for our trees with a very basic recipe for the renewal of our commitment to our green-leafed friends. Now, when I see the image of Joel Tauber hugging his Sycamore Tree in Pasadena, I get a whole new perspective for the love for our planet, our trees and our environment as a whole.
"The Garden" by Paul McCarthy from The 20th Century Art Book,
Phaidon Press Limited, page 280. Photo is used for purposes of artistic review.
The caption in the book reads as follows: " 'The Garden' is a full-scale tableau of an outdoor, woodland scene, complete with leafy trees, shrubs and rocks. This tranquil picture of nature is rudely interrupted by the presence of a middle-aged, balding man with his trousers round his ankles, engaged in a wholly unnatural act. From one side of the installation, his actions are not immediately apparent, being partially hidden by the tree trunks and foliage, but the sound of mechanical activity draws the viewer in to discover the shocking sight of a man copulating with a tree. This robotic figure, with its endlessly repetitive movements, is both comical and crude, and is intended by McCarthy to question notions of acceptable public behavior and sexual morality. McCarthy is a lecturer at UCLA as well as an artist. His sculptural installations evolved out of his earlier performance work which focused on his own body engaged in extreme and disturbing acts."
Joel Tauber fell in love with a frail and neglected Sycamore Tree in the parkinglot of the Pasadena Rose Bowl. Instead of walking away and minding his own business, Joel Tauber got involved. He personally took on the responsibility of watering the tree, digging up the asphalt around the tree and adding barriers so the tree would not be wounded by cars hitting it while trying to park. Photo courtesy of Susanne Viemetter Gallery.
To further explain this romantic entanglement between a tree and a mortal, I cite some important historical facts. Back in 2005, Joel Tauber was in the parking lot of the Pasadena Rose Bowl, when he spotted a particularly lonely and neglected Sycamore Tree. There are hundreds of thousands of trees in Pasadena, and a great number of them thrive very well on the grounds of the Rose Bowl, should you ever drive through this luscious community of tree and rose-lovers, you will see. But Joel Tauber focused his attention on one specific lonely tree. He started to note more and more how cars would hit the bark of the tree and scrape it, injuring the tree repeatedly. Joel Tauber became a witness to this treeâs life. Taking compassion and friendship upon this particular tree, Tauber began to film the area of the parking lot where the tree was growing. He got the idea to put up solid barriers to protect it from cars and also carried water in large plastic bags to irrigate the tree. Soon, Tauber found himself as a one-man band, orchestrating a symphony of activities leading to editing mass quantities of tree footage, fighting City Hall, and embarking on a quest to save this tree from infertility using tried and true guerilla tactics that would make tree-huggers stand and salute. To personally view the Sick-Amour project, along with the giant scale tree sculpture installation exhibited at Susanne Vielmetter Gallery in 2007, you may visit www.vielmetter.com.
Susanne Vielmetter's Gallery is located on the corner of David Street and Washington Blvd., just before the entrance to the 10 freeway, right in the midst of the Culver City Arts District. Photo by Ginger Van Hook, 2008
Recently, I had the privilege and opportunity to discuss Joel Tauberâs work with Susanne Vielmetter and she was delighted to tell me what a wonderful sense of humor that Tauber exhibits in all of his works of art. Susanne Vielmetter reviewed the Underwater project with me as well as the Flying Project which Tauber presented.
She explained how deep down, she feels Tauber is on a quest for meaning in his work and that he has a keen sense of humor that unifies and makes his ideas successful. She states that he uses the comical and the tragic in the Tree-Baby project to address the issues of urban living in our time and very subtly pokes fun at the problems innate in urban planning. The real irony of a small Sycamore tree dying of thirst in a parking lot of a beautiful park in a paradise-like valley, alongside the 110 Pasadena Freeway where 80% of the territory is plastered with concrete and the water below runs along asphalt channels of the Los Angeles River is not lost on Tauber, she explained. To contrast, Susanne Vielmetter cited that parks in Europe allow for weeds to grow naturally on landscapes that are not covered with concrete. Joel Tauberâs projects were initially presented at the Susanne Vielmetter Gallery located at 5795 Washington Blvd., in Culver City, California. The response Susanne Vielmetterâs Gallery received was incredibly exciting, even though at first, some folks thought Joel Tauber was a nut; he went on to prove just how serious he really is about changing the landscape of our environment, one tree at a time.
Joel Tauber has a large body of video artwork, photographs and developing tree babies, (the children of a mortal and a Charmed Sycamore Tree) and one may also visit www.joeltauber.com.
The first thing that struck me about Joel Tauber was that we had the love of trees in common. He seemed a bit shy, unassuming and humble yet I was later to learn the enormous power he wielded for this one frail and neglected tree in the parking lot of the Pasadena Rose Bowl in California. I was truly inspired by the level of involvement and commitment he had demonstrated for his own beloved Sycamore Tree which he had turned into a full-blown art-project including video, photography and sculptured jewelry. (He did it all!) He named this work the Sick-Amour Project mainly because he said he felt this tree was ill from the lack of love and the inability to have tree babies to fulfill its legacy. I had never personally met someone with such an extreme love and dedication to one particular tree. In our local newscasts, I had heard stories of people who became very emotional when a land developer was about to cut down a tree they considered a relic of their community; in which case people got very nasty about the issue and would chain themselves to the trees or surround the location with demonstrators that would shut down the jobsite. Thatâs when the news crews would come in with their cameras and boom mikes and the news helicopters would hover in circles above the trees trying to capture the âeventâ that was creating all the uproar. A very recent example of this type of community behavior is written about on the front pages of the Los Angeles Times where Eric Bailey, a Times Staff Writer, wrote an extensive story about the tree-issues pertaining to Scotia, California where activists are protesting the logging of the Great California REDWOODS! Read the Sunday edition of the Los Angeles Times, August 24th, 2008 or visit www.latimes.com online to learn how the tree-sitters are doing today.
But Joel Tauber is a different type of activist. He doesnât consider himself an activist at all. He merely states, humbly, just for the record, that he loves this one particular Sycamore Tree and it is an outrage to him to see how his new best friend is being suffocated under a six-inch blanket of black tar and asphalt. Better yet, Joel Tauber does something about it. Not with a crew of forty thousand demonstrators, not even with a crew of forty residents. He does this on his own, quietly challenging the laws of the city of Pasadena and humbly takes responsibility for the care and nurturing of his new best friend. I was touched. At once I began to marvel at his potent idea.
The art of loving our trees has grown roots in the higher levels of the art world as well. For instance, if one were to visit the J. Paul Getty Museum both at the Getty Villa which recently re-opened in Malibu and at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, you will find the love of trees has grown branches on all the hillsides surrounding both properties. There are lucky Sycamores and fortunate Pines; there are Pomegranate trees, Apple trees, Pear trees, Jacaranda trees and trees that just look good in a vista overlooking the ocean. Millions of dollars went into the development of artistic gardens which envelope the California landscape against a backdrop of the Pacific Ocean on one edge and the rolling hills of Malibu on the other.
Over in the area of the Miracle Mile, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is celebrating an enormous renovation of its facilities and you guessed it, there are aisles and isles of gigantic palm trees lining the walkways to the entrance of the museum in concert with a unique and flamboyant architecture that has drawn the attention of the art-world with the generosity of Eli and Edythe Broad of the Broad Foundation. The Broad Contemporary Art Museum is the new wing at the LACMA and is considered the largest space in the country devoted exclusively to contemporary art. With a âliving art displayâ dedicated to the iconic palm trees, not native to California, Robert Irwin has developed a plein-air walkway through âPalm Gardensâ as one makes their way to the entrances of the museum.
Lush green trees thrive all over Pasadena, California, home of the Rose Bowl where Joel Tauber fell in love with a Sycamore Tree. Photo by Ginger Van Hook, 2008
The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California is also home to some of the most exquisite antiquities in its museum history which includes sculptures amid a forest like atmosphere. Currently at the Norton Simon Museum, among its many exhibitions, one may enjoy the artwork of Ruth Weisberg, Dean of the Gayle Garner Roski School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. Opening on October 17, 2008 the Weisberg exhibition at the Norton Simon runs through March 2, 2009. Additionally a lecture by the artist is planned where Weisberg discusses: Guido Cagnacci and the Resonant Image on Sunday November 16, 2008. The Norton Simon Museum of Art is located at 411 West Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, California. Ruth Weisberg was instrumental in selecting the work of Joel Tauber to be permanently planted on the Main University Campus of USC on January 24, 2008 where a tree planting ceremony was held and attended by numerous members of USC faculty, staff, students and guests. The location of the new tree-baby, child of the Sick-Amour Project, currently exists on the Exposition side of the campus between Gate one and the Fischer Gallery, across the street from the Museum of Natural History.
In Pasadena, where lovers of trees line every street of the city as the landscapes are lush with all types of trees and where these wonderful healthy trees keep cool the throngs of tourists who visit the Rose Bowl every year, is also home to the Norton Simon Museum and the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Both locations are areas where tree-lovinâ may be experienced alongside some of Californiaâs best-known artworks. Visit the NORTON SIMON MUSEUM at www.nortonsimon.org located at 411 West Colorado, Pasadena, California 91105 or visit the PASADENA MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ART at www.pmcaonline.com at 490 East Union Street, Pasadena, California.
In San Marino, California, the art of trees, gardens and succulents has found a worthy haven at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens spanning an area of 120 acres dedicated to the fine arts founded by Henry E. Huntington in 1928 as the very first public art gallery in Southern California. Along with English portraits and French eighteenth-century furniture, one will delight in tours of the unique garden paradise established for the pure love of the botanical arts.
On the hillside along the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, one may also enjoy walking along the elegant landscapes of the Skirball Cultural Center and Museum grounds and witness the serenity of the trees as Weeping Willows slope their leaves to the ground, and gentle breezes sway the branches of Sycamores, Oaks and Birch trees. Visit the Skirball Museum online at www.skirball.org, or enjoy a personal walk along the grounds and explore the tributes to culture at 2701 North Sepulveda, Los Angeles 90049.
Trees at the Skirball Museum and Cultural Center thrive and enjoy the mild California climate.
In San Diego, one enjoys walking through a vast museum complex housing 15 unique museums in Balboa Park, not to mention to the collection of rare cactus and enormous Eucalyptus trees (just to name one tree type out of numerous ones) which shade the paths leading from one museum to another.
Each of the locations I have mentioned or described here is where I personally walked through, witnessed, and or photographed sophisticated artistic tree landscapes of the California terrain.
The Roots of my personal anxieties: Why I care.
The impact of my meeting Joel Tauber coincided with an important event that took place for me way before I knew about his Sick-Amour Tree project and was what eventually led me to throw myself into this frenzied study of trees over this summer. Thus I do not necessarily consider myself struck by any of the Greek or Roman gods. I believe my influence came with a special awareness of the frailty of trees with this personal story:
A little over one year ago, on June 30th, 2007 I was walking our dog Sasha, around the block for one of our frequent walks. I rounded the corner to the next block when I was taken aback as I witnessed a set of âcityâ crewmembers slaughtering what appeared to be a California Oak tree. I had grown quite fond of that particular Oak on my many walks while I was writing my first novel. As a matter of fact, I had used that model of tree to describe a forest of these trees in a chapter in my first fiction novel. I especially love the sculptured texture of the Mighty gnarly Oaks. This tree had been the one to rekindle my relationship with the trees of my imagination. My stomach got queasy when I saw how it was being destroyed. I would have thrown-up, but I got a hold of my emotions and took Sasha home. Not only did I return to the scene of the slaughter, but I brought my camera to document the death and dismemberment of this great oak; I was so distraught that I returned again to the site, without my camera this time, and begged the men to stop for a moment while I sought out the seeds for this tree. To my surprise, the men stopped and helped me search for the seeds.
When I got home, I had no idea what to do with the seeds. I called a couple of nurseries until a gentleman at a nursery in Marina del Rey explained to me that I had to wait until the pods dried up and slit to get at the seeds and plant them. So, I waited until the pods were black and wrinkled. I split them according to the directions I had gotten from this kind anonymous arborist. (He suggested a process much like that which squirrels have for cracking the pods.) I photographed the seeds and compared them with the larger seed of an apricot fruit tree and the seed of a maple tree.
Once properly documented, I planted them in a small brown pot. Two weeks later, the first seed came up. A few days later another seed appeared to take root. On the one-year anniversary of the re-birth day of this Great Knurly Oak tree, July 20th, 2008, I documented how large the great twin oaks had become. The highest little bitty branch was about fourteen inches tall. I estimated this tree had grown a little over an inch every month. A compassionate act of kindness yielded a new life on the impulse of grief. The impulse of grief affected not only me; there is an entire world of tree-lovers mourning the losses of their favorite tree friends in surrounding communities.
I named my new baby tree "Gemini" because two seeds had grown side by side into what appears as two trees intertwined.
My baby tree "Gemini" has grown in quite tall, as in November 08, 2008 it already reaches my windowsill. Photo by Ginger Van Hook, 2008
What about the subconscious feelings innate in developing a relationship with a tree? For instance, what draws people to want to save a particular tree?
|Luke Van Hook Paintings Now at Brand Library Galleries "Circle in the Square" Yesung Kim, Barbara Kolo, Susan Sironi, Cheryl Walker thru Sept 5th 2008|
The Entrance to the Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale, California hosts a prominent postcard of the show "Circle in the Square" now exhibiting through September 5th, 2008
PHOTO-JOURNAL BY GINGER VAN HOOK
Cathy Billings, Art Librarian and Gallery Manager of theÂ
Brand Library Art Galleries and Co-Curator ofÂ
"Circle in the Square" selected Luke Van HookÂ
as one of the artists to show his circle paintingsÂ
which explore Giotto's fabled "perfect circle.
Alyssa Resnick, Senior Library Supervisor, Gallery DirectorÂ
and Co-curator pictured with Luke Van Hook.
Both ladies made studio visits all over Los Angeles and surrounding communities in search of the "perfect circle" of artists to represent the illusive qualities of the circle.
It takes over a year to prepare for a large show at the Brand Library Art Galleries and no one will have a better story to tell you about the waiting process than Galleries Manager and Curator, Cathy Billings or Alyssa Resnick, Senior Library Supervisor and Gallery Director. These ladies traveled to Inglewood, California for a studio visit to see Luke Van Hook's circle paintings some time in the early summer of 2007. They told Luke that they were preparing to curate a show of artists working on the motif of the 'circle'. Â They had already reviewed a number of artists and found making the final decision difficult, first because there were a number of artists who worked with this subject and secondly, the talent was very competitive.Â The subject of the circle and how each artist approaches this topic is worth dedicated study in and of itself. Â These lovely ladies, Cathy and Alyssa, with a keen eye for artistic talent, selected a total of five talented artists to show together this summer. Â Â
Here you will find photos of how each artist expressed their obsession with the circular form. Â I'll begin my blog entry with a brief history of what I believe may have led Luke Van Hook to painting the circle and continue with the photos and biographical information of the additional four artists each selected for working with the motif of circles, independently of each other, with their own unique and individual interpretations of the circle: Yesung Kim, Barbara Kolo, Susan Sironi, and Cheryl Walker.
Luke Van Hook began his present study of the circle in 2005. He first discovered the legend of Giotto's "Perfect Circle" in a class about ancient history; but the idea didn't sink in at first. He needed time to reason with his quest. While Luke approached the specific task of painting the circle with thin paintbrushes and applying layer upon layer of color to a raw naked canvas, I set about trying to understand what the hell prompted my husband to go circle crazy in the first place. Â I started researching what the circle meant and I found a lot of literature in the realm of magic, rituals, mathematics, secret societies and romance. But my first impression was that the circle was a way to get back to the beginning of things. Â Then I delved deeper. Â Was Luke trying to say that he was going in circles? Â Were we at this artistic point in our lives as a result of a past life? Â Was our circular existence referencing our cycle of birth, death and rebirth? Â Or was the answer more basic than that, like "the earth is round and it's an orbital thing.' There were other issues on the table I was urged to deal with also. Â Were these circle paintings partly influenced by the school we had attended? Â Once we leave school we are expected to make works of art that have fresh meaning and to blow out the cobwebs of old thinking. Â While at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, Luke Van Hook studied all the required areas to excel in his chosen profession as a fine arts painter including the figure, landscapes and abstracts. But the abstract visual image is what finally drew Luke back in. Â Could it be the understated obvious fact that the big 'O' (which formed a circle on every memo, syllabus and brochure in the name of Otis College) was influencing him subconsciously? Â
Luke's earlier work involved intricately small hatch marks that evolved into large abstract images full of vibrant colors. Â This work was very reminiscent of Jasper Johns. Â So where did this circle idea really emanate from? Â Did his hatch marks get married or what? Â Observers of Luke Van Hook's work have stated that it raises the question, 'Is it a painting or a drawing? Â Is it text or writing?' Â Luke will often begin a row of circles that reads from left to right just as western literature is expressed. Â But sometimes he changes his mind, and the direction of his technique, and he starts to paint his rows from right to left. At other times, he completes a horizontal column of circles which refers more to ancient Asian forms of writing going from the top, down.
During his graduating year at Otis College in 2004, Luke went on a mission to explore machine technology as it pertained to replacing humans. Â He painted large canvases with a number of faces and shapes that represented cyborgs expressing the fear, uncertainty and ambivalence that humans have toward our technological future. Â But once out of school, a full year later, in 2005 Luke seem to have turned a corner. Â He seemed to have replaced his fear of technology with a competitive defiance that defied all reason. Â Luke started working with his father-in-law, in his machine shop, where he started to observe how everything around him involved the circle in one way or another. Â He watched the machines (Fadal CNC's- numerical control production machines) in action. The tool would spin in circles, plunging in and out of aluminum, stainless steel and plastic materials. The space left behind was almost always a perfect circle. Â Perhaps, this was Luke's starting point. It was the first time he'd really seen a machine make simple circles and Luke probably said something to himself like 'I can do this! Just watch me!' then promptly, decided to take on his destiny. To compete with a machine, may have been the early impulse that drew Luke to paint the circle, but the legend of Giotto's 'perfect circle' was what has kept Luke going full steam ahead into production of abstract works of art. Â The initial pieces he created were prototypes. These were the experiments he and his father-in-law Luis Ingels, worked on before moving into the hand made pieces. As his first experiment, Luke inserted a paint brush into the collet of the machine and programmed the coordinates to match the canvas. He overshot his calculations and the brush came crashing down upon the canvas; the collet smashed the brush right through the canvas and even broke the frame. Perhaps, Luke might have thought as he and my father, Luis, looked at each other, 'it was time to go back to the drawing board'. Undaunted by initial failure, Luke did complete an entire series of machine made circles before he went on to the main event, the competition of drawing the circles, one by one, by hand. Â
Each piece of artwork created since his first attempts, is meticulously reinvented into creative visual landscapes layering circles upon circles of color schemes in gradations of complementary hues. Â The colors reveal very subtle changes. Â The circles pull the eye in. Â The images seem to have a life of their own, a vibrant quality of pushing the viewer to look for patterns while pulling the eyes into fishers, crevices, or 'wormholes' as one collector observed. I have witnessed the intimate evolution of Luke's circles only because I have the honor and privilege of being Luke's wife. Â The fact that I am discussing my husband's art work is of significance only in the sense that it is somewhat rare, although not unheard of, for the artist's loved one to interject a provocative discussion of the artwork publicly in a blog; however, this is a sign of the times we live in today and I feel blessed as a writer to have this open forum to share with you the joys and struggles inherent in Luke's artistic process.
The way I see it, Luke has taken on Â the impossible task of creating the perfect circle, where no perfect circle has ever existed before, despite Giotto's legend. Â All mathematical equations to date reveal that there is no perfect circle. It is a myth. So why Luke has persisted in this impossible feat only reminds me of the story of Don Quixote. Here is where I see Luke chasing his windmills. This is where in my imagination, I view the circles on the canvas as Luke's quest for the impossible dream and his circles are his windmills. Â His paintbrush is his sword. Â Thus LukeÂ
Van Hook's paintings, for me, exhibit all the romantic qualities innate in a love story. Â Seeking to please his beloved Lucia, these references emerging from raw canvas could be read practically like text. Â Some art collectors saw the circles as Braille text or some secret code or language. Â The secret, I think, lies in Luke's love of sports! Â Sometimes I interpret this circle code to reflect images of the sports activities I see Luke enjoy daily; Â I make visual connections to the circles on the wheels of his bicycles which hang in his studio or his skate boards that decorate the rafters of the painting bays or even the wheels that drive his car which sits resting on almost perfect circles on the driveway.
For a while, I was convinced that Luke's enthusiasm for cycling was directly influencing the subjects of his paintings because one day, I was staring at one of his earlier images, (which is hung lovingly on the wall of the dining room right over the microwave oven); I saw it hanging next to a photograph of Luke participating in the 'Death Race 1999', a bicycle ride that cycle enthusiasts pursue along the most dangerous mountainous roads known as the California Alps in Northern California at the edge of the Northern Nevada border where Markleeville meets the Carson Valley. Â The image Luke had painted in 1998, while recovering, ironically, from a broken ankle suffered in a bicycle race in Minden; was the image of three bicycles in a dead heat on the gray pavement with the yellow dividing line providing a ground for what appears as three large helmets (representative of the riders) in red, green and yellow. Â The eventual emergence of Luke's hatch marks from work created in 2000, can be seen on the helmets and if you are really looking for this, (with your microscope) you may even find, the very beginnings of the influences which have eventually led to this mad case of circle paintings! Â The circle imagery you might be searching for could have started at the base of the bicycle's anatomy with the wheels spinning along the highway to Kingsbury Grade, somewhere near Genoa, along the bottom of the hill leading to Lake Tahoe. Â I comfort myself as painter's wife, that even Picasso had his periods, as did Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh, Monet and Gauguin and so long as Luke Van Hook doesn't try to cut off his ear we are doing just fine with these circles.
But don't take my word for it. Luke Van Hook's circle paintings are something you should see for yourself. Â The subtlety of the work is difficult to capture on film, although I tried my best to create a video after struggling with photographing the stills for three years. Â But even the video work fails to reveal the whole story. Â You've got to stand in front of one of these pieces to involve yourself in the novella of Luke's life. Â Although I can decode a small portion of what I see through his work, the rest of the circles on the canvas are still a vague mystery to me as well. Â Every relationship has its secrets. Â Thus Luke and I, as artists, are no different. Â Even when we know each other, there are elements of surprise and adventure that we have yet to tell each other. Â The mystery in his canvases is what really thrills me to see Luke's work on display under gallery lighting! (Sales don't hurt my enthusiasm either!)
When I think of Luke Van Hook's circle paintings, today, in 2008, I often think of Luke riding a skateboard doing 'ollies' and then trying for a loop-de-loop in mid-air. Â This is because in January of 2008, Luke begged for a skateboard for his birthday and little did I know what would happen when I wrapped it up for him! Â He has returned to the love of his youth. Â Luke Van Hook has come full circle to his beginnings to land on his home base. The skateboard has also flown in mid-air, in harmony with gravity, and both land as one in a perfect execution of a move I would never dare try to do myself. Â I see each circle on the canvas as Luke's attempt to catapult his work into the mainstream of the art-world with each rotation of the paintbrush on the surface of the canvas. Â This is where I see Luke Van Hook in mid catapult, surfing on the air, light in transition, from youth to inspired maturity; from student to master, with paintbrush in hand landing and continuing to roll on four wheels with a great big shit-eating grin on his face. ('four' being the lucky number of his numerology charts). I see the ordered struggle, the innate joy in the success of one loop-de-loop after another. And once in a while, I also see the crash landing and the bloody injuries. Â What is more important is that Luke gets up and does it again each and every time. Â Luke has to begin again with each new circle, every circle becoming a part of a larger layer of community, thus his canvases vibrate with activity, mystery, romance and adventure. Â I find my own meanings in each image Â as it develops day by day and I am privileged to stand beside him, admire and witness the struggle of our Don Quixote in the new millennium, first hand.
There is still time to see these painting up close and personal. The Brand Library Art Galleries is part of the Glendale Public Library, located at 1601 West Mountain Street in the City of Glendale, 91201 Â Telephone: Â 818-548-2051/ fax 818-548-2713 ; Â visit the Brand Library Art Galleries online at Â www.brandlibrary.org Â Â to Â check for Library hours.
Cookie Gallegos, Ana Porras and Martha Ingels attend the opening of "Circle in the Square" to support Luke Van Hook. Brand Art Library Galleries, Glendale, California August 2, 2008 Photo by Ginger Van Hook
(From left to right) Margo Payne, Lynn Nantana-Green and Angela Williams attend the exhibition "Circle in the Square" in support of Luke Van Hook.
Lynn Lantana-Green came to support Artist, Luke Van Hook at the opening reception of "Circle in the Square" an art exhibition held at the Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California, August 2, 2008. Â Photos by Ginger Van Hook
Kevin Powell came to support Luke Van Hook and enjoy the paintings at the Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale California, August 2, 2008. Photo by Ginger Van Hook
Artist Luke Van Hook brought home-made pies to his reception of the exhibition "Circle in the Square". In addition to painting, Luke Van Hook has a reputation for making awesome pies from scratch.Â Photographed milling around the Double Fudge Pican Pie and the Sweet Berry Pie were the grandchildren of Hector Sticker. Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California August 2, 2008. Photo by Ginger Van Hook
(From left to right) Claudio Sticker, Hector Sticker, Peter Bolten, Martha Ingels, Luke Van Hook and Luis Ingels attend the reception of Â "Circle in the Square". Luke Van Hook and Luis Ingels worked together to create circles on canvas with the use of robotic CNC machines. After creating a little over a dozen machine-made paintings, Luke went on to compete with the machine and do the circles on his own by hand, one by one. Each circle is represented as being one breath and Luke Van Hook states that these are the marks he is leaving behind which define his existence during this lifetime as he continues to pursue the legend of "Giotto's Perfect Circle". Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California, August 2, 2008. Photo by Ginger Van Hook
From left to right, Ohannes Berberian, his daughter Melanie, Luke Van Hook and Rouzanna Berberian attend the opening reception of "Circle in the Square" at the Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008. Â Ohannes Berberian owns DigiTECH Camera Repair in Monrovia, California (www.digitechcamerarepair.com). Luke Van Hook and Rouzanna Berberian are both fine art painters and members of the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts (M.A.F.A.). Rouzanna Berberian is a teacher in the after-school arts programs supported by M.A.F.A. Â which promotes the goal of enhancing the lives of those within the community through interaction with the arts and to increase the opportunities of children through art education. Photo by Ginger Van Hook
From left to right, Kathleen Zgonc, photographer Frank Zgonc and artist Luke Van Hook attend the opening reception of 'Circle in the Square' at the Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008. Frank Zgonc is a an executive member of the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts in Monrovia, California. Frank Zgonc is the vice-president and official curator of Monrovia's yearly October Art Festival. This year the October Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday October 11th and 12th, 2008 at the Monrovia Community Center located at 119 W. Palm Avenue in Monrovia. Free and open to the public, this art event will feature work by photographer Frank Zgonc; (Scheduled from 10 am to 6pm both days). Â There will also be an Opening Night Celebration Saturday, October 11th from 7-9:30 pm where the special Renaissance Award will be presented to a worthy individual who has made significant contributions to the arts.Â
Photo by Ginger Van Hook
Mr. and Mrs. Luke and Ginger Van Hook attend the opening reception of 'Circle in the Square' at the Brand Libraries Art Galleries, August 2, 2008 in Glendale, California. Â Luke Van Hook an artist working from Inglewood, California earned a BFA Â at Otis College of ARt and Design. Â For several years, Van Hook has been exploring in his work, Giotto's fabled "perfect circle". Â Over time the single-minded focus on the perfection of the circle has been subsumed by the artist's interest in the aesthetic and expressive qualities of the circle. New works depict ritualistically repeated circular brushstrokes on canvas, hemp, and other materials. Van Hook states that he began " as a challenge to myself to see if a perfect circle was possible; these circles have now morphed into a challenge to myself to see if a perfect circle is Â possible. These circles have now morphed into a study in patience. The sense of time and the marking of time is inherent in the meticulous application of paint. The viewer can appreciate these temporal qualities but is also compelled to bring their own Â interpretation to the work. Are these circles pure abstraction? Combined do they conceal deliberate shapes and forms? or are they perhaps a secret code or language? Van Hook has exhibited at TAG Gallery, Focus One Gallery, and the Bolsky Gallery in Â Westchester. Luke Van Hook's painting may also be viewed on his website: www.lukevanhook.com
Photo courtesy of Peter Bolten
Kevin Powell comes to support Luke Van Hook for his opening reception. Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California, August 2, 2008. Â Photo by Ginger Van Hook
Jason Porras attends the opening reception to support Luke Van Hook in his endeavors to pursue Giotto's legend of the 'Perfect Circle'. Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California August 2, 2008. Photo By Ginger Van Hook.
Zoe Hengst, Ginger Van Hook and Martha Ingels attend the opening of "Circle in the Square" to support Luke Van Hook. Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California August 2, 2008. Photo courtesy of Peter Bolten.
Zoe and Jopie Hengst walk through the center of the exhibition "Circle in the Square" to support Luke Van Hook at the opening night, August 2, 2008. Paintings by Susan Sironi in the background. Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California. Photo by Ginger Van Hook.
Cookie Gallegos, Ginger Van Hook and Luke Van Hook pose for photographs in front of Luke Van Hook's painting at the Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008 Glendale, California. Photo courtesy of Peter Bolten.
Cookie Gallegos and Ana Porras watch the dance performance choreographed by Cheryl Walker, Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008, Glendale, California.
Paintings by Yesung Kim, Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008, Glendale, California. Photo by Ginger Van Hook.
Paintings by Yesung Kim, Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008, Glendale, California.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook
Yesung Kim poses for a photograph in front of her paintings at the Brand Library Art Galleries, August 02, 2008, Glendale, California. Yesung Kim from Upland, California, was born in Seoul, South Korea and holds MFA degrees from Chung-Ang University and Claremont Graduate University. Kim's mixed media pieces are seductively simple. Ordinary brown packing string is deftly applied to a painted canvas creating organic shapes that shimmer and reflect light. At times these shapes appear to be on the brink of an amoeba-like division as they spread and expand, dropping off the edge of one canvas and continuing on to another. Kim Â cites the natural world and light and color as the underlying themes that both inspire and permeate her work. Â Following solo shows at the Seoul Museum of Art and the Seoul Arts Center, Kim's work was most recently exhibited at the San Bernardino County Museum's Multi Media Mini Show. More information about Kim's work can be found on her website: www.yesungkim.com
Photo by Ginger Van Hook
Painting by Susan Sironi, Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008 Glendale, California.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook
Glass curtain by Susan Sironi, Brand Library Art Galleries, August 2, 2008,Glendale, California. Photo by Ginger Van Hook.
Cheryl Walker designed a curtain of vinyl layers of color called 'Waterfall IV' that became the backdrop for a beautiful dance performance using the 'circle in the square' theme exhibited at the Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale California, August 2, 2008. Cheryl Walker holds in her hand some of the vinyl circles that were placed upon the windows at the exhibition hall. Her vinyl circles upon the windows created an illusion of Â the stained glass effects. The dance piece entertained a large audience on opening night as artists, collectors, art appreciators and family and friends celebrated the mythologies, geometries, magical and mystical qualities of the circle. Â Dance Performers Liz Â Curtis, and Martha Carrascosa performed a dance which included participation from members of the audience. Â
Members of the audience interacted with the dancers Martha Carrascosa and Liz Curtis at the Brand Library Art Galleries participated in creating a colorful cascade of window art on August 2, 2008 in Glendale, California.
Audience watches dancers Liz Curtis and Martha Carrascosa from Glendale Community College as they perform a choreographed piece by Cheryl Walker, artist. "Circle in the Square", Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale California, August 2, 2008. Â Photo By Ginger Van Hook
Dancers Liz Curtis and Martha Carrascosa performing dance choreographed by artist Cheryl Walker, (within the green curtain), Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California.Â
Photo by Ginger Van Hook.
Cheryl Walker engaged in performance art intersecting with window art using the artistic theme of 'Circle in the Square'. Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, CAlifornia August 2, 2008. Photo by Ginger Van Hook.
Cheryl Walker smiles happily on opening night, Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale California. August 2, 2008. Cheryl Walker, a Los Angeles artist, earned her BA in art in her home state of Minnesota, and her MFA from California State University, Long Beach. In this exhibition Walker created two large site-specific installations of vinyl, oil pastel and natural and artificial light. Â Walker explains that the driving force behind her work is "human interaction and improvisation in response to a natural phenomenon or situation." Trained as painter, Walker's installations have some of the qualities of painting; when viewed head-on the suspended layers of vinyl can appear to be two-dimensional because of their transparency and the cut shapes and forms applied to the vinyl are reminiscent of brushstrokes--but removed from the wall these works are thrust into what she calls an "interactive field of play." The fluidity of the material she works with and her interest in collaboration between the artist and the viewer have inspired Walker to create works that can be transformed into performance pieces by dance, music and in-situ art-making. In this exhibition, a dance performance captivates the audience on opening night at the Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California. August 2, 2008. Â Photos By Ginger Van Hook
Barbara Kolo, Artist from "Circle in the Square" poses for a photograph in front of her painting with her husband Mr. Kolo. Barbara Kolo, a Santa Monica Artist, earned her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Kolo Participated in a successful two-person show at the Brand Library Art Galleries in 1999. The Brand Library Art Galleries are pleased to present (nearly ten years later) a new body of work by Barbara Kolo that connects to that which was here before. In those works and these, her focus is on representing organic materials. The current large scale acrylic on canvas works are saturated with color; the stippled application of paint creates organic shapes and patterns representative of the natural world. Â The subject matter is open to each viewers interpretation, where one may see a birch forest at dusk, others may see the Â bold aesthetic of pure color and abstraction. Kolo has had recent solo shows at Topanga Canyon Gallery and the Off Rose Gallery in Venice, California. More information about Kolo's work can be found on her website: www.barbarakolo.com Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale California. Photo by Ginger Van Hook
Barbara Kolo poses for a photograph during opening night celebrations for the exhibition, "Circle in the Square" at the Brand Library Art Galleries, Augusts 2, 2008. Glendale, California.
Susan Sironi, Â an artist living in Altadena, California posed for her photograph in front of her paintings at Â the Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California. August 2, 2008. Â Susan Sironi earned her BFA at California Sate University, Long Beach. This exhibition will showcase Sironi's recent paintings as well as her Glass Curtain installation which is comprised of conjoined antique optometric lenses. Her paintings are about texture, color and process. Small dabs of oil paint are painstakingly applied to aluminum, building up an intricate, thorny surface. Highly textured and multihued when viewed up close, this surface belies the color play minimalist color-field appearance of the work at a distance . In the artist's own words "texture and color play equal roles in these works. They ... set up contradictions within each piece. Painitings Â that seem to invite touch and intimacy are also reserved and automomous. Time and process are weighed against a static and minimal structure. Sironi's work was most recently seen in the Brea Art Gallery's Made in California exhibition, at the Chouinard School of Art Gallery, and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Â More information about Sironi's work can be found on her website: web.mac.com/susansironi/susan/sironi/Welcome.html.
Photo by Ginger Van Hook. Â
Yesung Kim, Brand Library Art Gallery, Glendale, California, August 2, 2008.
The Entrance to the Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale, California hosts a prominent postcard of the show "Circle in the Square" now exhibiting through September 5th, 2008
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|87th Academy Awards|
Note 1: Hello, and welcome to the annual edition of my pretending to understand how the average-age-55-years-white-American-old-men vote to find the best movie of the year! It's almost like how the new Pope is picked. Almost.
Note 2: Post 3.0 is going to be awesome, just like my previous two posts. Also, this year, a bunch of us got together to make an AWESOME app for Oscars - Award Street. Check it out!
This year is pretty much going to be Boyhood vs. Birdman. A lot of people are going to get their predictions wrong this year depending on which way The Academy leans, unless your prediction is that a movie whose name starts with the letter 'B' is going to take home the grandest prize, and you can be sure about nailing it. Personally, I want to be screaming "It's a boy!" when it's announced. That man, Linklater, deserves a trophy by now. He got nominated for the last 2 movies of the 'Before' trilogy, and has made cult classics like Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Waking Life, and School of Rock. He might just walk away with 3 trophies in his hands this year and that would be AWESOME. If The Academy leans towards Birdman instead of Boyhood, it will be sad, and them trying incredibly hard to be cool. Boyhood is an achievement, period. A movie event we are going to be talking about for a long, long time. It will be fitting if Boyhood is announced for the Best Picture, and this plays:
I don't wanna be a big man
Just wanna fight like everyone else
No major controversies with the nominations, although no love for Nightcrawler, The Lego Movie, and no cinematography nod for Interstellar broke my heart a little. But then, what's an Oscar without a little heartbreak, right?
Right then, let's get on with it.
Who are you rooting for?
87th Academy Awards...
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|Found Objects-Robot Parts- Surveillance Camera Mounts- Aluminum Parts by butcherooney|
These parts are actually made for surveillance camera mounts. These are all functional and working. I'm selling them as found objects, robot parts or whatever you want to use them for. These items will ship USPS priority mail in the USA only. You will have to assemble a couple of these because I took them apart to fit in a small shipping box to save on shipping.
|Solid Brass-Robot Parts-Found Objects-Drawer Pulls-Junk Drawer by butcherooney|
Everything you see here is solid brass. They are all drawer pulls of various kinds and have an 8-32 threaded hole. I listed them as robot parts as well but use them as you see fit. I'm letting these go for just a little over a dollar apiece because I am accumulating too much stuff so out it goes.
|Robot Parts-Found Objects-Solid Brass-Steam Punk-Junk Drawer by butcherooney|
All solid brass parts for your steam punk projects, robots, or whatever you want to use them for. I have too much of this kind of stuff right now and I'm downsizing so have a look around.
|Sci Fi Mosquito- Found Object Robot- Junk Art Assemblage- Sculpture by butcherooney|
A sci-fi mosquito but this one does not carry the Zika virus so no worries! He has emerged from a motor from an adding machine for its torso, his "stinger" or suction tube is a knitting needle, wings are from a decorative found object, and he is mounted on some cool things I found at a local junk yard. This guy stands 9-1/2" tall, 5" wide at the wings, and 7-1/4" long.
|Found Objects- Robot Parts- Brass Parts- Brass Objects by butcherooney|
Eighteen pieces of brass found objects to make whatever you choose. These would make excellent legs for robots. I'm accumulating too much stuff and it's time to send it elsewhere. These items will ship USPS priority mail in the USA only.
|Charles Darwin Robot Bird-Found Object Robot-Junk Art Assemblage-Folk Art-Sci-Fi by butcherooney|
Yep, Charles Darwin Robot Bird! He must have overlooked this one in his early drawings. Careful if you feed him- he's got some pretty knarly teeth! He looks like a cross between a duck bill platopuss and a sea turtle- LOL! He is 18" long, 9-1/2" wide and 4" tall and made from a decorative aluminum platter, feet are aluminum candelabra parts, and head is some kind of a kitchen utensil for squishing something. lol! Being all aluminum you can put him outside without the fear of rusting and would make an awesome piece of yard art.
|Alien Robot-Found Object Assemblage- Junk Art by butcherooney|
Meet the Alien- A creature from the outer limits! He does have that kinda creepy look to him, doesn't he! Alien stands 10-1/2" tall, 12" wide with arms extended, and is 4" deep. Alien is not a toy to be handled or played with but rather to stand on your mantle for you to enjoy. His torso is a small metal box and a good place for you to hide or store things. Alien ships to your door via USPS priority mail in a medium sized box.
|Mr. Attitude Robot Assemblage- Junk Art Sculpture-Found Object Robot by butcherooney|
Mr. Attitude has it going on, doesn't he! He's got it oozing out of his pores! LOL! He is able to make several "poses" because his head is able to rotate in many positions- see pics. The reason for that is because his head is not attached to his torso. His head is a stainless steel tea kettle. His nose is plugged with a chrome drawer pull and his eyes are from plumbing parts. His body (torso) is a sunbeam coffee maker. His hat is also a stainless steel container of some sort. He is not a toy to be played with and children should not be allowed to handle him. Mr. Attitude can easily sit somewhere in your home or office and make you smile each time you look at him. He is another one of my favorites.
|Junk Yard Robot Dog Assemblage-Junk Art by butcherooney|
Junk yard dog is just that- a robot dog made from discarded junk. His torso was a tool box that was discarded because the latch mechanism was busted. I revamped it so that it closes just fine. The head is a piece of junk I found in a local junk yard. I have no idea what it is or was but I immediately saw a dog face. His feet are lamp parts that looked like paws I thought. The tail is a CB radio cord. He stands 18.5" tall, 20" long, and 7.5" wide.
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|John Tamny Joins FreedomWorks' New Center for Economic Freedom|
FreedomWorks today announced that John Tamny will join FreedomWorks and serve as the director of the organizationâs Center for Economic Freedom.
The Center for Economic Freedom will have a special focus on promoting policies that get government out of the way and allow Americans to keep more of what they earn, while highlighting the dangers of overregulation and protectionism.
John Tamny will lead the Center for Economic Freedom. John has been the political economy editor at Forbes and the managing editor at RealClearMarkets since 2002. He is an author of two books related to his specialization in economics: Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics (Regnery Publishing, 2015) and Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, Credit, and Why We Should Abolish America's Central Bank (Encounter Books, 2016).
Among other projects, John will begin his time at the Center for Economic Freedom with a weekly Facebook Live called âNot Fake Newsâ to highlight the very real facts about what our federal and state governments are doing to slow our economy and dampen American entrepreneurship.
âJohn is a brilliant mind and seasoned expert in his field, and we are excited to have him working with us to promote economic freedom,â said FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon. âHe is a great addition to our already stellar team, helping us to spread our message for free markets and limited government even further.â
John Tamny said, âFreedomWorks expertly enhances the terms of the U.S. policy discussion, and in doing so is constantly changing the course of policy in Washington for the better. I'm thrilled to add my voice to an organization that is on any short list of Washington's most influential.â
âIn the coming years, I'll be publishing various books and hundreds of opinion pieces meant to expand FreedomWorks' already substantial voice. The fight for economic freedom is of singular importance, and I'm excited to be a part of an organization that will continue to advance these freedoms,â Tamny added.
|BWW Review: BACK TO THE 80S at Theatre In The Park|
It's big hair, even bigger music numbers, and a little Star Wars as Theatre in the Park takes audiences BACK TO THE 80S.
The musical, written by Neil Gooding, takes place as a flashback with an older version of protagonist Corey Palmer (Langston Hemenway) narrating his senior year of high school and the trials and tribulations that is involved with being a teenager in the 80s, and is all centered around Billboard's top songs from the 80s.
Younger Corey (Alec Bridges) is running for senior class president with his friends (the hilarious Hewleek McKoy and Ryan Richeson) as his cohorts. He is running against the most popular guy in school, Michael Feldman (Alec Walberg), and the techno geek always ahead of his time, Feargal McFarrin (played by the witty Gerald Briscoe). Corey's whole platform is based on a benefit concert he wants the school to put on to raise money, but when Michael Feldman finds Corey's speech and goes first, stealing his ideas, Corey is left flabbergasted and can't bring himself to think of anything else to say in his speech.
Feargal is then laughed off the stage when he unveils his plan to make the school more technologically advanced with powerful computers, something no one believes will actually happen. Briscoe's rendition of "Video Killed the Radio Star" starts off as a joyful interpretation complete with a robot dance, but ultimately ends sad when the other students start to mock Feargal.
To no one's surprise, Michael Feldman wins the school elections. That's when, unbeknownst to both of them, Michael and Corey decide to put the moves on Tiffany (the delightful Korrie Murphy) with her favorite group's song (and my favorite number in the show) "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" competing for her heart. Though both put in a valiant effort, Tiffany chooses the popular guy instead of our protagonist. In the pains of broken teenage love, Corey runs off the stage, and older Corey comes out to sing a heartfelt version of "You Give Love A Bad Name."
Corey is avenged when later in the second act it is revealed that Michael had been stuffing love letters in the new girl's locker with plans to ask her to prom, but stand her up. Tiffany finds out and Michael is no longer the ladies' man of the school. And what would a show that takes place in high school be without a big showstopper at prom? The whole cast dances together to perform a reprise of Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go."
My favorite part of the show was the girls' costumes. The 80's had such defined fashion, and these girls didn't disappoint with sparkly frocks, fringe boots, and plaid skirts. Their song "Girls Just Want to have Fun," sung by Murphy, Maggie Hutchinson, Anna Hastings, and Colette Worthington, was my second favorite song in the show with their iconic dance moves.
The show is riddled with 80's references; Feargal working with nerdy Billy Gates on computers, a karate class taught by Mr. Miyagi, and of course a Star Wars number that will have you laughing in your seats.
BACK TO THE 80S plays at Theatre in the Park for just two more days, and you don't want to miss out! Go to https://www.theatreinthepark.org/ticket-options for tickets.
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|Tech Pioneers Predict the Future of Lifestyle Technology in 2015|| |
Wearables, Internet of Things, Robotics, Shopping and Augmented Reality Lead the Trends Cited by Guest Speakers at the Living in Digital Times Conferences at 2015 International CES®
(PRWeb January 03, 2015)
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First All-Robot Panel, AARP Leadership and GE-Intel Among Special Guests
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This little song, courtesy of Jon Rolston’s blog My Robot Is Pregnant, and entitled “Bedbug Song,” reminds me of a bit of the Violent Femmes. I like it. And as a bonus, it’s surprisingly informative. (I say “surprisingly,” since usually bed bug songs don’t contain any actual bed bug information.) The lyrics include the following: […]
|GRU 3 MI VILLANO FAVORITO|
DuraciÃ³n: 90 min
PaÃs: Estados Unidos
GÃ©nero: Aventura - AnimaciÃ³n - Comedia - Familia
Directores: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Actores: Andy Nyman, Dana Gaier, Miranda Cosgrove, Pierre Coffin, Steve Carell, Trey Parker
Guionistas: Ken Daurio
Productores: Illumination Entertainment
Gru se ha quedado sin trabajo. Sin embargo, ahora Gru se enfrenta a otros problemas mÃ¡s importantes. Y es que va a conocer a su gemelo Dru y deberÃ¡ decidir si estÃ¡ listo para continuar la tradiciÃ³n familiar y unirse a su hermano para llevar a cabo un Ãºltimo golpe criminal.
Una batalla entre merchandising (muÃ±ecos y robot de una serie teenager) de los 80 y del 2017 (los minions) casi destruye Hollywood en el clÃmax de esta tercera entrega de las hazaÃ±as de ese supervillano, Gru, reciclado en gruÃ±Ã³n padre adoptivo y superagente secreto. PodrÃa dedicar toda esta crÃtica tan sÃ³lo analizando el metamensaje de esa escena, cÃ³mo en el fondo estÃ¡ hablando (y justificando) la propia existencia de una nueva secuela en el Ã¡vido mercado (de la animaciÃ³n) hollywoodiense. PodrÃa pero no, porque, aunque no lo parezca, y siendo esa secuencia una maravilla, comparable a la del aviÃ³n y la bomba de 'Mentiras arriesgadas', y aparte de un sinfÃn de referencias (algunas muy malvadas: atenciÃ³n a los tÃtulos de pelÃculas en los carteles), Pierre Coffin y sus secuaces no le prestan tanta atenciÃ³n, pasando casi en un zapping despreocupado por ideas, gags, segmentos sin ahondar verdaderamente en ninguno. Esa sensaciÃ³n que nos habÃan dado las pelÃculas de la ahora trilogÃa, la de mÃ¡s una suma de momentos y chistes que una narraciÃ³n compacta, se muestra aquÃ totalmente al descubierto: la caza del villano ochentero (una descacharrante variaciÃ³n de Weird Al Yankovic), el encuentro con el hermano gemelo, la bÃºsqueda del unicornio, las movidas en la agencia antivillanos, los dos robos del diamante (Â¡la pantera rosa!), el Ã©xodo y encierro de los minionsâ¦Aisladamente funcionan, algunos mÃ¡s que otros, pero se echa de menos una conexiÃ³n entre todos, no una yuxtaposiciÃ³n de situaciones o sketches. Sin embargo, 'Gru 3, mi villano favorito' termina por ganarte con su cinefilia y su playlist 80s (Â¡el duelo disco con el 'Into the Groove', de Madonna!). Que la mayorÃa de la acciÃ³n suceda en una marxiana Freedonia (Libertonia para los fans del doblaje de 'Sopa de ganso') que se dirÃa en realidad el pueblecito Laurel & Hardy de 'Quesos y besos' fotografiado en una polaroid por la familia Griswald de Chevy Chase, o que los minions homenajeen a la canciÃ³n sin sentido de Charles Chaplin en 'Tiempos modernos'â¦ Â¿cÃ³mo diablos no vamos a aplaudirlo? TambiÃ©n es verdad que aunque los locos robaescenas amarillos espantan (literalmente) a Nemo y su padre, no evitan que la pelÃcula caiga en esa cosa tan Disney de la maternidad, de acepta a quien quieres tal cÃ³mo es o confÃ³rmate con eso, que igual fuera la vida es mucho peor. Un pelÃn por debajo de sus dos anteriores aventuras, la tercera de Gru mantiene el tipo, se luce en su animaciÃ³n (esos momentos geomÃ©tricos del asalto a la fortaleza del malvado) y hace derramar una lagrimita a quienes tenemos una edad y seguimos siendo fans de los italianos fumetti con superhÃ©roes y supermalvados.(FOTOGRAMAS).
TÃ³pica continuaciÃ³n de las hazaÃ±as de Gru, en la que brillan por encima del protagonista las gamberradas de los minions y de un malvado a lo John Travolta, llamado Balthazar.
Las franquicias parecen dominar el panorama cinematogrÃ¡fico importado de Estados Unidos, por lo menos en cuanto a cine familiar se trata. Lejos de inventar nuevas fÃ³rmulas de diversiÃ³n, los estudios estÃ¡n mÃ¡s conformes con apostar por lo ya conocido, y de esa manera arriesgar lo mÃnimo en sus obras destinadas a dominar las carteleras planetarias.
Gru 3 responde abiertamente a esa estrategia de negocio, centrada en el Ã©xito asegurado; aunque la historia carezca de los mÃnimos de atracciÃ³n para explicar su existencia.
No obstante, el tercer tÃtulo de la trilogÃa del âvillanoâ favorito de los niÃ±os se salva de caer en los abismos de lo innecesario de su elaboraciÃ³n, mÃ¡s que nada por la carga humorÃstica que despliegan algunos de sus personajes......(ACCION DE CINE).
|PIRATAS DEL CARIBE:LA VENGANZA DE SALAZAR|
Empujado hacia una nueva aventura, un desafortunado Jack Sparrow descubre que los vientos de la mala fortuna soplan incluso mÃ¡s fuerte cuando los mortales piratas fantasmas liderados por su viejo enemigo, el terrorÃfico CapitÃ¡n Salazar (Bardem), escapan del TriÃ¡ngulo del Diablo decididos a matar a todo pirata en el mar, Ã©l incluido. La Ãºnica esperanza de supervivencia del CapitÃ¡n Jack se encuentra en la bÃºsqueda del legendario Tridente de PoseidÃ³n, un poderoso artefacto que otorga a su poseedor un control total sobre los mares.
uando Gore Verbinski inaugurÃ³ la saga de Piratas del Caribe hace 14 aÃ±os consiguiÃ³ la nada desdeÃ±able tarea de dar vida e insufar de credibillidad cinematogrÃ¡fica a una atracciÃ³n de feria. TenÃa la virtud este primer capÃtulo de confgurar un mastodÃ³ntico espectÃ¡culo en el que se percibÃa un cierto regusto clÃ¡sico a travÃ©s de un equilibrado tono a medio camino entre el cine de aventuras y la fantasÃa. Para conseguir este jugoso cÃ³ctel recurrieron a la iconografÃa marÃtima, a sus leyendas y los plasmaron mediante una imaginerÃa visual adictiva y contagiosa.
Pero seguramente la saga que se constituirÃa a partir de ese momento no hubiera alcanzado las cinco entregas a las que ahora llega si no fuera por Johnny Depp y la icÃ³nica composiciÃ³n de su Jack Sparrow. De entre todas sus caracterizaciones estrafalarias recientes, esta ha sido sin duda la que mÃ¡s le ha acercado al pÃºblico por su naturaleza divertida, bufonesca y patosa al mismo tiempo que entraÃ±able.
Jack Sparrow es el centro sobre el que gravita toda la saga y lo Ãºnico que ha permanecido incÃ³lume a lo largo de todo este tiempo. No se ha sometido al desgaste de los demÃ¡s elementos, ha sobrevivido a todos los vaivenes de reparto y ahora regresa para reivindicar su trono de icono pop de los ocÃ©anos.
SUPERAR LOS HÃNDICAPS
'Piratas del Caribe: La venganza de Salazar' tenÃa que superar algunos hÃ¡ndicaps importantes que habÃan lastrado el alcance de las anteriores entregas: una mayor precisiÃ³n en el ritmo; intentar minimizar su carÃ¡cter episÃ³dico dÃ¡ndole una mayor cohesiÃ³n y fuidez interna; reforzar las relaciones entre los personajes para introducir un elemento emotivo, y, sobre todo, una mayor inventiva a la hora de abordar las escenas de acciÃ³n.
En ese sentido, el tÃ¡ndem formado por los noruegos Joachim RÃ¸nning y Espen Sandberg, responsables de la magnÃfica cinta de expediciones marÃtimas Kon-Tiki (2012), han conseguido recuperar el espÃritu de la original a la hora de alcanzar un magnÃfico equilibrio entre trama, personajes y secuencias en las que se combina el espectÃ¡culo con una poesÃa visual absorbente. El resultado es el mejor Piratas del Caribe en aÃ±os, con una nueva pareja juvenil (Brenton Thwaites y Kaya Scodelario) hecha a imagen y semejanza de la protagonizada por Keira Knighley y Orlando Bloom; un malo a la altura de las circunstancias (Javier Bardem); juguetonas autorreferencias al propio universo creado y un sentido de la Ã©pica que a pesar de ser igual de abigarrado y aparatoso, resulta mÃ¡s elocuente al estar impregnado de una belleza plÃ¡stica imaginativa y elegante.(FOTOGRAMAS).
Mejor que la cuarta pelÃcula de la saga, mejor al principio que al final.
Entra bien en principio esta quinta entrega de la saga. Y es meritorio, porque ya van cinco pelÃculas y claramente la capacidad para sorprender de la franquicia se va reduciendo a ojos vista, aunque en su primera hora de proyecciÃ³n esta pelÃcula todavÃa demuestra que el cesto sigue teniendo suficientes mimbres para entretener. Otra cosa es el bajÃ³n de agotamiento de la fÃ³rmula que se observa en la segunda hora de proyecciÃ³n. Pero vamos por partes, como Jack el Destripador.
La primera hora de la pelÃcula es un buen ejemplo de cine de evasiÃ³n y entretenimiento capaz que emula en algunos momentos resultados de la primera pelÃcula, al menos en su ritmo y en su tono. A esa etapa pertenece, mÃ¡s o menos, el diÃ¡logo entre Depp y Kaya Scodelario en el cadalso, que es un juego de humor en el seno del cine de aventuras muy competente y ademÃ¡s ha sido una de las herramientas mÃ¡s eficaces de esta saga nacida del solapamiento o hibridaciÃ³n de gÃ©neros tan eficaces como las aventuras y el terror de clave fantÃ¡stica para todos los pÃºblicos. Y es precisamente en esa escena del cadalso donde la pelÃcula alcana su pico de mÃ¡xima eficacia como vehÃculo de evasiÃ³n enlazado con el tono y el dinamismo de La maldiciÃ³n de la Perla Negra......(ACCION DE CINE)..
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|Who Sets Policy?||In April the New York Times Magazine ran an article Is it O.K. to Tinker with the Environment to Fight Climate Change? The article asks about the ethics of even running tests on such methods and has this quote froms David Battisti, an atmospheric scientist at UW.|
Name a technology humans have developed that they haven't used. I can't think of any. So we can work on this for sure. But we are in this dilemma: Once we do develop this technology, it will be tempting to use it.The article skirts the question on who makes this decision. Maybe the United Nations after some unlikely agreement among major powers. But what if the UN doesn't act and some billionaire decides to fund a project?
As computer scientists we start to face these questions as software in our hyper-connected world starts to change society in unpredictable ways. How do we balance privacy, security, usability and fairness in communications and machine learning? What about net neutrality, self-driving cars, autonomous military robots? Job disruption from automation?
We have governments to deal with these challenges. But the world seems to have lost trust in its politicians and governments don't agree. How does one set different rules across states and countries which apply to software services over the Internet?
All too often companies set these policies, at least the default policies until government steps in. Uber didn't ask permission to completely change the paid-ride business and only a few places pushed back. Google, Facebook, etc. use machine learning with abandon, until some governments try and reign them in. The Department of Defense and the NSA, in some sense industries within government, set their policies often without public debate.
What is our role as computer scientists? It's not wrong to create the technologies, but we should acknowledge the ethical questions that come with them and what we technically can and cannot do to address them. Keep people informed so the decision makers, whomever they be, at least have the right knowledge to make their choices.
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|3D Printing Webinar on Concept, Design & Production for Wildlife Conservation Challenge|| |
Kashmir Robotics, Autodesk Fusion 360 and Solid Concepts to present on 3D Printing, 3D modeling and the future of unmanned aircraft in two-part webinar series.
(PRWeb February 04, 2014)
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|Solid Concepts Announces Collaboration with The Tech Museum of Innovation to Bring Interactive Robots to Visitors|| |
Solid Concepts worked with the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose to additive manufacture (also known as 3D Printing) robot parts, allowing visitors to design their own workable robot.
(PRWeb July 18, 2013)
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|Bande son originale de Sonic Mania : Stardust Speedway Zone Act 1|
Ãcoutez la musique de la bande son originale de Sonic Mania ici ! Une nouvelle musique de Sonic Mania a Ã©tÃ© rÃ©cemment rÃ©vÃ©lÃ©e, et ceci parce que le jeu sera lancÃ© dans seulement quelques semaines. La nouvelle bande son originale est intitulÃ©e Stardust Speedway Zone Act 1 et dure environ 3 minutes. Elle a Ã©tÃ© partagÃ©e sur le twitter officiel de Sonic le HÃ©risson. Des rÃ©ponses mitigÃ©es ont accueilli le post, l’une disant que la musique Ã©tait Â«Â trop lenteÂ Â». Vous pouvez Ã©couter cette musique et consulter les commentaires ci-dessous : Heey-eey. Here's today's new music from Sonic Mania: Stardust Speedway Zone Act 1! pic.twitter.com/S09eHeYUSZ — Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) July 31, 2017 Sonic Mania est un jeu d’action et d’aventure qui est une refonte des prÃ©cÃ©dents jeux 2D. Les graphismes sont dÃ©taillÃ©s en offrant un style rÃ©tro mais en HD. Les personnages emblÃ©matiques sont toujours disponibles avec Sonic le HÃ©risson, Tails et Knuckles. Les joueurs peuvent revivre ce jeu classique mais dÃ©sormais avec une particularitÃ©. De nouveaux ennemis et bases ont aussi Ã©tÃ© ajoutÃ©s comme l’armÃ©e de robots diaboliques du Dr. Eggman. ApprÃ©ciez le mode CompÃ©tition en jouant au coude-Ã -coude avec vos amis ou en jouant en Mode CoopÃ©ratif. Sonic Mania sera lancÃ© le 15 aoÃ»t 2017 pour PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One et Nintendo Switch.
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|WWE 13 Wii ISO|
Release Date: October 30, 2012
T for Teen: Blood, Crude Humor, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol,Violence
Developer: Yuke's Media Creations
Step into the ring of the â13 edition of the WWE video game. WWE â13 transforms gameplay through the introduction of WWE Live, completely changing the way players embrace the videogameâs audio and presentation elements. Predator Technology returns to further to further implement critical gameplay improvements while fan favorites in WWE Universe Mode and the franchiseâs renowned Creation Suite are poised to offer the utmost in player freedom. Furthermore, WWE â13 introduces a groundbreaking, single-player campaign based on the highly influential Attitude-Era. Complete with a robot ruster-the largest to date in the franchiseâalong with a host of additional features, WWE â13 is ready to live a revolution of its own.
Minimum System Requirements
Operating System : Win XP/7/Vista
Processor : Inter Core 2 Duo 2.4 Ghz
Memory : 2 GB
Graphic Card : 1 GB
Sound : DirectX 9.0 Compatible
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|The Angel Campos Journal by the King Maker|
Angel Campos has a very small LOW zone. (proven)
Angel runs a K/BB ratio that rests in the 2.20-2.40 range during the last few seasons, but he's become a terror to pitchers during the first weeks of 2010. He was deceptive to me, because he had a 15-17 Over/Under record in 2009 (17-5 in 2007), but his numbers, aside from the high home run rate, were all pointing to an UNDER umpire (Strike Rates, K/BB, Pitcher matchups).
He had a 2.40 K/BB ratio in 2009! This is a massive UNDER indicator if the Strike Rate is high.
But the fact of the matter is that I RE-learned something about my statistical approach:
1. A High strike rate CAN mean that the pitchers are FORCED to throw more strikes. My traditional view was to assume a larger zone when I was beginning my umpire work (in 2005), but the contrary CAN exist, and Angel is a perfect example. It's just so rare that I got mechanical and robotic with my assessment.
2. Home Run Rate is an underrated number. This innocuous stat can be influenced by weather, hitters, bad pitchers, and just luck, but it is a deadly indicator if it agrees with strike rate, K/BB, and Total runs.
Angel Campos is one of the larger anomalies in strike zone analysis. He's going to be erratic on totals and he can range from that 17-5 OU (2008) and he's just as likely to shift to a 15-17 (2009) again, but he's trending hard in the Over department and I was snakebitten because I FAILED to respect the HR rate. Angel is a hard nut to crack, but we have him in our sights now.
On May 2nd we played the Nationals and Marlins UNDER 8.5, and most of the statistical outliers supported our assessment, but I was blinded by a lazy look at Campos and we paid for it.
Johnson and Lannan were NOT getting the low zone in that game . Angel was completely consistant and both pitchers drew walks and then sniffed out the situation.
The result? Both pitchers began to move away from the low zone. Both pitchers lifted their pitches into the "hot" zones of the batter and, in that instance, the batters became dominant. The zone became a hitter's zone!
It was a humid day and the only thing that was needed was contact. The wager lost in the bottom of the 6th inning, but I rarely lose without reviewing the reason for the loss. We'll make money from this loss.
Verdict to watch?
*THE ACCURATE ASSESSMENT IS THAT CAMPOS CAN REMOVE THE LOW ZONE. This is the reason for the consistantly high HR rates and it's also the contributiing factor to that high strike rate.
|MOTIVASI - Kita Terperangkap Dalam Zon Selesa|
Ya, masa itu begitu cepat berlari, andainya kita hanya berpusing di atas paksi yang sama, berkitar dalam orbit yang serupa. Jika dari hari ke hari, dari minggu ke minggu dan dari bulan ke bulan kita lakukan perkara yang sama secara berulang-ulang, maka kita sudah jadi umpama robot. Begitulah kita, bila kehidupan sudah dicarta oleh suasana di sekeliling.
Rutin bangun pagi, gosok gigi, pergi kerja, makan tengahari, sambung kerja, pulang ke rumah, makan malam, menonton TV dan kemudian tidur akan dilakukan setiap hari. Kita lalui ia tanpa jemu-jemu. Tanpa sedar kita lakonkan skrip perulangan ini dengan rela hati kerana kita berasa selamat di dalam acuan yang kita cipta sendiri. Zon selesa sudah menjadi kepompong kehidupan diri. Sebab itulah, jiwa meneroka, jiwa mengembara mahupun naluri survival kita sudah tumpul.
Kerana itu, kita aktif dalam sukan bolasepak, boling, skuasy, lumba kereta dan perahu layar. Kita aktif sebagai penyelam skuba, memanjat gunung, mencari artifak di hutan Amazon dan terjun dari kapalterbang dengan kelajuan 80 kilometer sejam. Tetapi kesemuanya kita lakukan sambil mengunyah karipap di depan TV! Kita terlibat dan cemas menghadapi gempa bumi, banjir besar, tanah runtuh, kemalangan, taufan, peperangan, pembunuhan dan pemberontakan. Tetapi kesemua itu pun kita saksikan sebagai penonton.
Sekadar Menjadi Penonton, Bukan Pengubah
Akibat terkurungnya diri di dalam putaran yang kita cipta sendiri, maka kita menjadi insan yang pasif. Apa sahaja yang terjadi pada dunia hanya ditatap. Hanya mata yang merakam. Tetapi otak masih beku untuk simpati, apatah lagi empati. Bila hati dah jemu, kita alih saluran TV untuk menonton hiburan demi hiburan demi hiburan.
Malangnya, di sini pula kita teruja. Perasaan geram, meluat, marah atau pun berasa sedih hingga mengalirkan air mata boleh pula terjadi andainya calon bakat artis pilihan di dalam sebuah rancangan realiti gagal untuk memasuki pusingan seterusnya. Mengapa kita sudah jadi begini?
Tidakkah ada rasa bersalah, apatah berasa rendah diri kerana hanya menjadi penonton dan bukannya pengubah kepada apa yang berlaku di sekeliling kita? Bukankah sedari kecil, kita berani, kita degil, kita suka mencuba apa yang dilarang oleh orang tua kerana jiwa kembara kita yang membara?
Ya, sewaktu kecil dahulu kita boleh bermandi hujan. Hari ini kita berlari dari padang letak kereta ke pejabat semata-mata kerana takut kepala kita pening terkena hujan gerimis. Dahulu, kita boleh terjun ke sungai dan berkubang di dalam sawah. Hari ini, kita terketar-ketar hendak melangkah parit kecil menuju ke gerai pasar malam. Dahulu, kita berani panjat pokok. Hari ini, semangat kita hendak terbang ketika memanjat tangga untuk menyapu sawang di siling rumah.
Seharusnya, semakin kita dewasa, kita menjadi semakin handal, semakin berani dan semakin pakar dalam apa jua bidang yang kita terokai. Hari ini lebih bagus daripada semalam dan hari esok lebih baik daripada hari ini. Itulah yang seharusnya menjadi semangat untuk memaju diri. Umpama berlian yang semakin lama semakin keras dan semakin tinggi nilainya. Bukan seperti bangkai yang semakin lama semakin busuk, semakin reput dan akhirnya menjadi debu.
Tetapi, kerana terlupa untuk bermuhasabah diri, kita biarkan diri hanyut di arus kehidupan. Hinggakan kita ada kerja, tetapi tiada kerjaya, ada daya tetapi tiada usaha, ada keinginan tetapi tiada hasrat dan ada mimpi tetapi tiada impian. Begitulah bila kita biarkan minda dipengaruhi unsur-unsur dari luar sehinggakan suara hati sendiri telah tenggelam.
Berubah Dengan Menambah
Berubahlah. Berubah dengan menambah. Apakah bahasa baharu, buku baharu, hobi baharu atau surah baru yang sudah dihafal pada tahun ini? Apakah jumlah sedekah kita sudah bertambah? Apakah kita boleh menerima teknologi baru, jika bukan sebagai penciptanya, sekurang-kurangnya sebagai penggunanya?
Kalau kita menutup buku sebaik sahaja kita menyimpan skrol ijazah, kalau kita menutup hati sebaik sahaja kita melipat sejadah, maka kita akan jadi sama seperti orang lain di luar sana. Mereka di luar akan bercakap ~ bukan bertutur, mengagak ~ bukan mentafsir, mengira ~ bukan mencongak, kasihan ~ bukan prihatin dan pandai bertanya tetapi tidak reti menyoal. Kita jadi orang biasa di kalangan orang yang biasa.
Jika dipandang dari langit, kita seperti sekelompok haiwan yang berkulit, berwajah dan bertindak mengikut apa yang dibuat oleh haiwan yang lain. Jika begitulah kita, sukar juga kita menjadi insan terpilih. Kreatifnya Allah Al-Mussawir, membentuk wajah-wajah manusia yang berbeza. Meskipun kita semua mempunyai dua mata, dua telinga, satu hidung dan satu mulut. Tidak ada satu pun wajah kita di antara berbilion manusia yang lain mempunyai yang serupa. Sehinggakan pasangan kembar pun ada perbezaan raut wajahnya. (Yang punyai wajah yang serupa hanyalah pelanduk!)
Oleh kerana tidak ada satu pun manusia yang sama seperti kita, sewajarnyalah kita menjadi insan unik. Punyai identiti, hasrat, impian, iltizam mahupun istiqamah yang lain daripada orang lain. Kita patut begitu kerana bukan orang lain. Kita adalah diri kita.
Kita bukannya stereotaip! Berubahlah.....
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|PortakallÄ± Cheesecake YayÄ±nda Wordpress'de|
Yine uzun zaman oldu deÄil mi? BloÄumu bu kadar ihmal etmeyim diyorum ama iÅe gÃ¼ce dalÄ±yorum, fotoÄraf Ã§ekmeye vakit bulamÄ±yorum vs. vs. vs. bÃ¶yle uzayÄ±p gidiyorâ¦
AslÄ±nda burda olmayÄ± takipcilerimle ve takip ettiklerimle paylaÅmayÄ± Ã§ok seviyorum ama yine de ah zaman yetmiyor iÅte.
Mutfakla baÄÄ±mÄ± koparmadÄ±m ama fotoÄraflama, dÃ¼zenleme iÅleri Ã§ok vakit alÄ±yor. Ama bu muhteÅem cheesecakeâi paylaÅmadan geÃ§emeyeceÄim. Tarifini daha Ã¶nce de vermiÅtim. Bu sefer daha Ã¶zenli yaptÄ±m. Ve yine her lokmayÄ± bÃ¼yÃ¼k bir keyifle yedim.
HazÄ±r kek kullandÄ±m 2 adet baton kek ve 1/2 Paket BurÃ§ak BiskÃ¼vi
4 Yemek kaÅÄ±ÄÄ± tereyaÄ, (tereyaÄ ile kÄ±vamÄ± yakalayamadÄ±ÄÄ±m iÃ§in 1-2 yemek kaÅÄ±ÄÄ± sÃ¼t de ekledim.)
5 Adet Ceviz iÃ§i
1 TatlÄ± kaÅÄ±ÄÄ± tarÃ§Ä±n
2 Kutu Beyaz Krem Peynir (Labne deÄil)
1 Bardak sÃ¼zme yoÄurt (Kendim suyunu sÃ¼zdÃ¼rdÃ¼m)
1 Kutu krema
3 Adet yumurta
1.5 Yemek kaÅÄ±ÄÄ± un
1.5 yemek kaÅÄ±ÄÄ± mÄ±sÄ±r niÅastasÄ± 1 Su bardaÄÄ± toz Åeker
1 Limon kabuÄu rendesi
1/2 Limonun suyu
Ãst JÃ¶lesi Ä°Ã§in
1 Portakal suyu
1.5 TatlÄ± kaÅÄ±ÄÄ± MÄ±sÄ±r niÅastasÄ±
1/2 Su bardaÄÄ± toz Åeker
Kek parÃ§alarÄ±, biskÃ¼vi ve ceviz iÃ§ini mutfak robotunda ufalayÄ±n. 2 Su bardaÄÄ±ndan fazla oldu. TarÃ§Ä±nÄ± katÄ±n. TereyaÄÄ±nÄ± eritip bu karÄ±ÅÄ±ma ekleyin. Elinizle hamur haline getirin. kelepÃ§eli kalÄ±bÄ±n tabanÄ±na yaÄlÄ± kaÄÄ±t serin. DÄ±ÅÄ±nÄ± alimÃ¼nyum folyo ile kaplayÄ±n. Hamuru sÄ±kÄ±ca tabanÄ±na yayÄ±n. 10-15 dakika dolapta bekletip 10 dakika orta Ä±sÄ±lÄ± fÄ±rÄ±nda piÅirin.
Krem peyniri, kremayÄ± ve yoÄurdu mikserle Ã§Ä±rpÄ±n. Toz Åekeri ekleyip Ã§Ä±rpmaya devam edin. YumurtalarÄ± teker teker ekleyerek Ã§Ä±rpÄ±n. 1.5 kaÅÄ±k un ve mÄ±sÄ±r niÅastasÄ±nÄ± katÄ±n. ÃÄ±rpmaya devam ediyoruz. En son limon kabuÄu rendesi ve limon suyunu ekleyin. Elde ettiÄiniz karÄ±ÅÄ±mÄ± piÅen tabanÄ±n Ã¼zerine dÃ¶kÃ¼p fÄ±rÄ±n tepsisine su ekleyin Ve su dolu tepside 15 dakika kadar en dÃ¼ÅÃ¼k Ä±sÄ±da, 45-50 dakika kadar 150 derecede piÅirin. PiÅtikden sonra 1-2 saat fÄ±rÄ±nda bekletin. Sonra dÄ±ÅarÄ± Ã§Ä±kartÄ±p soÄutun. KalÄ±ptan Ã§Ä±kartÄ±rken bÄ±Ã§akla kenarlarÄ±ndan geÃ§in. MÃ¼mkÃ¼nse bir gece dolapta bekletin. Ertesi gÃ¼n 1 Portakal suyu, 1/2 Su bardaÄÄ± toz Åeker ve 1.5 tatlÄ± kaÅÄ±ÄÄ± mÄ±sÄ±r niÅastasÄ± ile Ã¼st jÃ¶lesini piÅirin. IlÄ±dÄ±ktan sonra Ã¼zerine gezdirin. AyrÄ±ca portakal dilimlerini 1-2 yemek kaÅÄ±ÄÄ± Åekerle kÄ±sÄ±k ateÅte karamlize oluncaya kadar piÅirerek Ã¼st sÃ¼slemesinde kullandÄ±m. YakÄ±nda bir cheesecake Ã§alÄ±ÅmasÄ± daha yapacaÄÄ±m. Belki onu da limonlu Ã§ilekli yaparÄ±m Sevgiyle,
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|Blick in die ServicewerkstÃ¤tte|
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|Comment on ROS Robot Operating System NXT by patojavi||buenas noches
excelente trabajo muy interesante yo estoy intentando realizar esta aplicacion pero este paso me sale un error me prodrian explicar de una manera mas clara como realizarlo gracias
descargar y generar los enlaces de NXT-ROS
rosinstall ~/nxtros /opt/ros/cturtle âhttp://www.ros.org/wiki/nxt/Installation?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=nxt-0.1.0.rosinstallâ
rosmake nxt nxt_apps nxt_robots ârosdep-install|
|Comment on ROS Robot Operating System NXT by patojavi||good night
excellent work very interesting I'm trying to make this application but this step I get an error cooperation could I explain in a clearer manner as do
Now we are going to download and build links for NXT-Ros
rosinstall ~/nxtros /opt/ros/cturtle "http://www.ros.org/wiki/nxt/Installation?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=nxt-0.1.0.rosinstall"
rosmake nxt nxt_apps nxt_robots --rosdep-install|
|Why You Should Question the Need for Tape||My friend John was at home, at peace, cooking dinner.|
His three-year-old son, known as âThe Entropy Elf,â (so know for routinely propelling life toward chaos), climbed up onto the kitchen counter and reached for one of the many items placed atop the refrigerator (specifically to keep them out of his reach).
John, wanting to get him out of the way of cooking, asked what the elf wanted.
"Tape," the elf answered.
John gave the elf some tape.
The Elf returned. âMore tape, please.â
His request was granted.
This happened a great number of times before John decided to ask the key question.
âWhat do you need the tape for, small elf?â
âI show you,â the elf said taking John by the hand and leading him into the living room.
There, in the center of the room was a box.
The tape, as it turned out, was necessary for attaching each and every slice of the familyâs deli roast beef to the sides of the box as well as, at the top, a bowl of left over black beans.
âIâm building a robot,â the elf said.
Son zamanlarda uzay filmleri oldukÃ§a moda ve sÃ¼rekli uzayda seyahati anlatan filmleri gÃ¶rÃ¼yoruz. Uzay YolcularÄ± da bu filmlerden bir tanesi ve baÅrollerinde Jenifer Lawrence ve Chris Pratt gibi son zamanlarÄ±n gÃ¶zde iki oyuncusu yer alÄ±yor. Michael Sheen de robot olarak filmde yer alÄ±yor. DiÄer bÃ¼yÃ¼k yÄ±ldÄ±z Laurence Fishburne ise filmde kÄ±sa bir Åekilde gÃ¶rÃ¼nÃ¼yor. Filmde [...]
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Iâve seen things you people wouldnât believe,â the villain played by Rutger Hauer reminisces at the end of the film Blade Runner after hauling Harrison Fordâs character on to a roof top and sparing his life. âPeopleâ is the operative word since Roy Batty is not a person but an android who escapes to earth from a space colony and takes revenge on the Tyrell Corporation, his creator.Read more
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|Comment on RaGARok Round 2 â Final Four Results by ghostlightning||Congratulations for Gunbuster, well deserved. A Super Robot for realfags, truly an awesome machine.
WAIT GHOSTLIGHTNING, AREN'T YOU UPSET?
No. I heart Gunbuster.
WAIT, BUT YF-19 LOST, IT'S A VF ISN'T IT?
Yeah, and it's a great one, and it's a better design than Gunbuster. However, Gunbuster is pretty great too, and iconic -- which the YF-19 isn't.
YOU AREN'T BUTTHERT AT ALL?
No, I'm not a Getterfag.
Also, this isn't saidesigner/director, saianime, saistudio despite how morons in the comments behave. I don't really care that it's an all GAINAX final (even if I am a big fan). I love Gunbuster and Gurren Lagann, though I will vote for the former.
SO YOU DIDN'T VOTE FOR TURN-A?
No. I have a Master Grade Turn A model, and only a Revoltech Gurren Lagann, but for me Turn A is a curious novelty, and I don't rank it high among my favorite Gundam models. I really just like it as a curiosity. Gurren Lagann on the other hand, is awesome; all versions.
HERE'S THE REALITY:
VARIABLE FIGHTERS WILL NEVER WIN IT ALL, BUT THEY HAVE A CHOKEHOLD ON THE FINAL FOUR AND IN WINNING THE NOMINATIONS. THE ONLY WAY GETTERFAGS WILL HAVE THEIR DAY IS WHEN WE'VE LOST INTEREST IN SAI MECHA AND THE ONLY VOTERS LEFT ARE GETTERFAGS.|
|17 cosas que seguro no sabÃas de Corea del Sur y de los coreanos|
17 cosas que seguro no sabÃas de Corea del Sur y de los coreanosCorea del Sur es un paÃs poco conocido, del que es difÃcil encontrar tÃ³picos mÃ¡s allÃ¡ de la buena conexiÃ³n a Internet y de los carteles luminosos estilo JapÃ³n. En el dÃa a dÃa se habla muy poco de esta Corea, no como su esperpÃ©ntico vecino del norte, que sale en las noticias dÃa sÃ y dÃa tambiÃ©n âgraciasâ a su aÃºn mÃ¡s esperpÃ©ntico gobernador. Tras mi viaje por Corea me encontrÃ© con muchas cosas que me llamaron la atenciÃ³n y que nunca imaginÃ© que fueran posibles en este paÃs asiÃ¡tico. Como siempre estÃ¡ bien aprender algo nuevo, ahÃ van estas curiosidades.
1- Hay baÃ±os y agua gratis en todos ladosUna gran noticia para los viajeros que vayan a Corea del Sur: hay baÃ±os pÃºblicos muy limpios y agua, tanto frÃa como caliente (para los fideos o noodles, supongo), disponible prÃ¡cticamente en todos los sitios. Tal es su obsesiÃ³n por los aseos, que incluso en las rutas de montaÃ±a hay indicaciones de a cuÃ¡nto estÃ¡ el siguiente, no sea que no te dÃ© tiempo a llegar. El mÃ¡s curioso que me encontrÃ©, en la DMZ de Chengzhou, indicado claramente como âLast Restroomâ. 50 metros mÃ¡s adelante ya se acababa el paÃs.
2- El color del coche depende del puesto de trabajoLa mayorÃa de coches en Corea del Sur son de color blanco, gris o negro, y no es porque sean unos aburridos, sino por su estricta forma de diferenciarse socialmente. AsÃ, los empleados normales han de poseer un coche blanco, los puestos intermedios uno gris, y los jefes el negro. Siguen esta âtradiciÃ³nâ hasta tal punto que hay modelos de coches que parecen de jefazo que sÃ³lo los verÃ¡s en negro, y los Hyundai o Kia mÃ¡s habituales normalmente son blancos. En los Ãºltimos aÃ±os se estÃ¡ perdiendo un poco esta convenciÃ³n social, pero los coches rojos que vi, se pueden contar con los dedos de una mano. Amarillos, uno.
3- Se pasan el dÃa pegados al mÃ³vilPaÃs hipertecnolÃ³gico y friki como pocos, creo que sÃ³lo superados por JapÃ³n, no es de extraÃ±ar que se pasen el dÃa pegados al mÃ³vil leyendo cÃ³mics o viendo el culebrÃ³n coreano de moda, pero es que estÃ¡n en TODO momento. En el vagÃ³n del metro es imposible encontrar a alguien sin el mÃ³vil en la mano, quizÃ¡s alguna persona mayor, y leyendo un libro: misiÃ³n imposible. Andando por la calle tampoco sueltan la maquinita para nada. Menos mal que, a fuerza de costumbre, deben de haber desarrollado algÃºn tipo de radar, porque te esquivan sin problemas y no hay que preocuparse mucho por ellos.
4- Â¡Son unos chapuzas!Con lo ordenados que son para todo, y estando todo el dÃa trabajando, uno se espera que hagan bien las cosas, pero todo lo contrario, son unos chapuzas que rÃete tÃº de Pepe Gotera y Otilio (Manolo y Benito para los de la tele). Fabricando dispositivos mÃ³viles serÃ¡n unos mÃ¡quinas (ya me gustarÃa ver alguno por dentro a ver quÃ© churros hacen), pero para el restoâ¦tiran de apaÃ±os que dan bastante miedo: tubos de aire acondicionado por medio de la ventana, suelos que se levantan, parches de papel para paredes rotas, camas de plÃ¡stico a las que se les caen las patasâ¦ Vamos, que fuera de los cachivaches electrÃ³nicos, muy poca maÃ±a.
5- Conducir no es su fuerteDesconozco el porquÃ©, pero los asiÃ¡ticos no son especialmente buenos conduciendo cosas con ruedas, y los coreanos no iban a ser una excepciÃ³n. Lentos de reflejos (a lo que ayudan los cristales tintados), torpes reaccionando, y muy kamikazes en los cruces y rotondas. SerÃ¡ por eso que los lÃmites de velocidad son bastante bajos comparados con los europeos. Curiosamente, los Ãºnicos accidentes que vi eran en peajes y cruces.
6- Son muy vagosPues sÃ, como lo oyes. Se pasan la vida trabajando de sol a sol, pero en el fondo son unos vagos, muchÃsimo mÃ¡s que los espaÃ±oles, que tenemos esa fama. Por eso quieren que todo sea muy fÃ¡cil, y si es automÃ¡tico, mejor todavÃa. Ejemplos de su vagancia vi un montÃ³n: senderos naturales totalmente hechos de madera para subir montaÃ±as fÃ¡cilmente, trabajadores mirando y revisando cÃ³mo otros trabajadores se sientan y descansanâ¦ Y el colmo: gente que se compra sillas elÃ©ctricas para no andar. Ni que estuvieran en Benidorm.
7- Los mejores alojamientos son los que mÃ¡s parecen un puticlubBuscando alojamientos para mi roadtrip por Corea del Sur alucinaba con los coloridos moteles repletos de neones que me encontraba en los buscadores. Habitaciones de colores chillones, leds bajo la cama, fachadas de hoteles multicolor, WC con el chorritoâ¦ Vamos, que sÃ³lo faltaba el espejo en el techo. Eso sÃ, en los que mÃ¡s a gusto dormÃ fue en los mÃ¡s horteras.
8- Â¡Comen pulpos vivos! (visto en Jeju y mÃ¡s sitios)Que la gastronomÃa coreana me iba a sorprender ya me lo imaginaba, pero no me esperaba que llegasen hasta el punto de comerse pulpos y calamares vivos. Lo mÃ¡s cercano que se me ocurre que haya probado es el sashimi, que me encanta, pero comerse bichos vivos con tentÃ¡culos es otro nivel. Hay que tener la sangre muy frÃa para morder el pulpito nada mÃ¡s meterlo en la boca, ya que si no lo haces, el animal te puede ahogar con sus tentÃ¡culos. Me parece mÃ¡s peligroso incluso que comer pez globo.
9- Las abuelas con viseras (ajummas) son mÃ¡s duras que TerminatorSi hay alguien a quien temer en Corea del Sur, es a las ajummas, las, en apariencia, inofensivas abuelitas ataviadas con su inseparable visera gigante, la blusa de flores y pantalones oscuros. Su fiereza es tal que no dudarÃ¡n ni un segundo en llevarte por delante si estÃ¡s en su camino para entrar al metro, al ascensor o en la cola del supermercado. Que su apariencia dÃ©bil y escasa estatura no te confundan, son pequeÃ±as apisonadoras venidas del futuro para imponer su orden.
10 â Los jefes emborrachan a los empleadosTe pongo en situaciÃ³n: SeÃºl. Lunes por la noche. Montones de empleados de camisa blanca y pantalÃ³n negro dando tumbos por los bares en grupos, donde sÃ³lo parece que mantiene un poco la compostura el que va de traje. Al principio pensÃ© que estos coreanos eran unos juerguistas ya de lunes, pero despuÃ©s me contaron mejor lo que estaba viendo, y es que en Corea los empleados salen, casi obligados, a beber despuÃ©s del trabajo con el jefe y los compaÃ±eros, para aparentar un nivel de colegueo que no tiene por quÃ© existir, y el jefe aprovecha para emborrachar a sus trabajadores y asÃ sonsacarles cualquier informaciÃ³n. MaquiavÃ©lico y retorcido cuanto menos.
11- El espejo es su debilidad, o cualquier superficie reflectanteLo coquetos que son los coreanos, no despediciarÃ¡n cualquier espejo o cristal que refleje para atusarse el pelo, retocarse el maquillaje o reventarse un grano. O dos. Da igual la gente que haya alrededor, lo importante es tener buena apariencia en todo momento. Las puertas de seguridad de los metros son su debilidad.
12 â Â¡Apetece asustarles!LlÃ¡mame malvado, pero tras unas semanas rodeado de coreanos, siempre tan calladitos y atentos a su micromundo del mÃ³vil, llega un momento en que apetece darles un buen susto para ver si reaccionan como humanos o son robots que sÃ³lo trabajan. SerÃ¡ que uno estÃ¡ acostumbrado a un espÃritu mÃ¡s chistoso y a que no te miren como un bicho raro.
13 â Les encanta comerEs alucinante la devociÃ³n que sienten por la comida, y no es para menos con la cantidad de cosas diferentes que se ventilan, como los pulpitos que comentaba mÃ¡s arriba. Como un coreano conozca un buen restaurante, ten por seguro que intentarÃ¡ llevarte para que goces de su gastronomÃa tanto como Ã©l. A mÃ incluso me llegÃ³ a pasar que estando esperando por la comida que habÃa pedido en un restaurante, los seÃ±ores de la mesa de al lado me invitaran a probar un trocito de ballena que estaban degustando, para que me llevase mÃ¡s sabores de recuerdo. Lo dicho, comer y Corea son todo uno.
14 â El inglÃ©s coreano o korenglish mete miedoQue en Corea del Sur no hablan mucho inglÃ©s ya lo habÃa leÃdo, pero al llegar allÃ me asustÃ© con las patadas que meten al idioma, incluso en la televisiÃ³n y en los carteles gubernamentales, con el llamado korenglish, una mezcla extraÃ±a que cuesta entenderla. Es tal su desconocimiento del idioma, a pesar de tener tantas similitudes con Estados Unidos, que en los hoteles me daban una hoja con las indicaciones escritas en inglÃ©s, para no tener que hablar. Menos mal que los jÃ³venes le ponen un poco mÃ¡s de ganas a estudiar inglÃ©s, y no dudarÃ¡n en intentar hablar contigo en el metro o donde coincidas. Un consejo: di sÃ³lo la palabra clave de lo que quieras preguntar (breakfast, lunch, parking, toiletâ¦), y no hagas frases, porque no te van a entender en la mayorÃa de las ocasiones.
15 â Las iglesias parecen venidas del infiernoNo sÃ© por quÃ© razÃ³n, cuando pienso en un paÃs avanzado, me lo imagino poco religioso. SerÃ¡ porque el creer en cosas sin fundamento cientÃfico no es muy avanzado, pero ahÃ estÃ¡ Corea del Sur para llevarme la contraria. Tanta tecnologÃa para que al final la mitad de la poblaciÃ³n estÃ© deprimida y busque en la religiÃ³n un poco de felicidad. Andando por el centro de SeÃºl te puedes encontrar con muchos âevangelizadoresâ que intentan conseguir nuevos feligreses para su congregaciÃ³n. Menos mal que al notarse claramente que eres extranjero, ni te miran. De noche, las cruces rojas de la mayorÃa de iglesias, harÃ¡n que parezcan otra cosa.
16 â MegaCORP se llama LG o SamsungQuiÃ©n iba a pensar que la inmensa MegaCorp y sucedÃ¡neos de todos esos futuros distÃ³picos ya estaban aquÃ, y en Corea del Sur se llaman LG o Samsung. Fuera de Corea las conocemos por hacer aparatos electrÃ³nicos, pero dentro del paÃs LG fabrica de todo, desde ventanas, puertas, televisores o paredes, hasta pasta de dientes y detergente. El grupo Samsung incluye bancos, industria pesada, seguros de vida e incluso hospitales. RÃete tÃº del monopolio que decÃan que era Microsoft.
17 â Hay cÃ¡maras por todos ladosNo me refiero a las de los mÃ³viles, que esas sÃ³lo valen para hacer selfies, sino a las de vigilancia. Â¡EstÃ¡n por todos lados! Ya sea en la ciudad o en los pueblos, siempre hay cÃ¡maras de CCTV grabando todo lo que pasa para velar por la seguridad. AsÃ es que Corea del Sur es uno de los paÃses mÃ¡s seguros del mundo, aunque mejor que no te pongas a hacer nada poco decoroso. A nadie se le ocurre empaÃ±ar los cristales del coche en un descampado, que despuÃ©s salen en alguno de los programas de televisiÃ³n que hay de âpillados por la CCTVâ.
Estas fueron algunas de las cosas que mÃ¡s me sorprendieron de Corea del Sur, mi primer destino asiÃ¡tico visitado, y que no disfrutÃ© tanto como habrÃa querido. Algunas seguro que me son mÃ¡s chocantes de lo normal por mi mirada occidentalâ¦y otras muchas cosas peculiares de Corea del Sur se deben haber perdido en la traducciÃ³n.
|Dlaczego nuda ma dobry wpÅyw na naszÄ kreatywnoÅÄ?|
Jak wiÄkszoÅÄ kreatywnych ludzi, prawdopodobnie rzadko kiedy siÄ nudzisz. JesteÅ skonstruowany w taki sposÃ³b, aby podÄ Å¼aÄ za nowoÅciÄ i inspiracjÄ , a uciekaÄ od roboty papierkowej i ciÄÅ¼kiej pracy. Nuda jest wrogiem kreatywnoÅci, za wszelkÄ cenÄ naleÅ¼y jej unikaÄ. Czy to prawda? ZastanÃ³w siÄ nad spostrzeÅ¼eniami komediopisarza Grahama Linehana, ktÃ³re przedstawiÅ w jednym ze swoich ostatnich […]
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|Recette sans gluten: gÃ¢teau au chocolat|
Jâai expÃ©rimentÃ© avec plusieurs recettes traditionnelles de gÃ¢teau au chocolat dans ma vie de gourmande sans gluten. Pendant quelques annÃ©es, ma version sans gluten du gÃ¢teau au chocolat du Cluny figurait dans ma liste de desserts prÃ©fÃ©rÃ©s et Ã©tait le gÃ¢teau de circonstance pour tous les anniversaires dans ma famille. Mais lorsque jâai achetÃ© le magazine 100 recettes choisies de Ricardo et que jâai vu la photo illustrant sa recette du meilleur gÃ¢teau au chocolat, puis lu les commentaires des internautes en ligne, je devais absolument adapter ce dessert. AprÃ¨s plusieurs tests et essais qui se sont Ã©chelonnÃ©s sur presque deux ans, voici MA recette de gÃ¢teau au chocolat sans gluten. Selon mes goÃ»teurs, ce gÃ¢teau au chocolat est sans contredit mon meilleur dessert sans gluten Ã ce jour. Ã vous maintenant de lâessayer et de me faire parvenir vos commentaires et rÃ©sultats.
Rendement: un gÃ¢teau sans gluten pour 8 Ã 10 personnes
Temps total de prÃ©paration: 1.5 heure
Mise en place: pour rÃ©aliser ce gÃ¢teau au chocolat sans gluten vous aurez besoin d'un bol pour mÃ©langer les farines, d'un tamis, de deux bols pour mÃ©langer les autres ingrÃ©dients, d'une balance numÃ©rique et d'instruments de mesure en volume, d'un fouet ou mÃ©langeur Ã©lectrique, d'une maryse, d'une cuillÃ¨re Ã thÃ©, de deux moules Ã gÃ¢teaux de 23 cm ou d'un moule Ã cheminÃ©e, d'une grille de refroidissement, de cure-dent, d'un four.
POURCENTAGE DU BOULANGER/BAKER'S PERCENTAGE
Levure chimique ou poudre Ã pÃ¢te: 1,6%
Bicarbonate de soude: 1,6%
Xanthane: 0,6 %
Pistoles de chocolat: 28,86%
Cacao en poudre: 12,7%
Confiture de fruits: 78,52%
TOTAL FORMULE : 403,98%
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Ne pas utiliser de confiture de framboises ou de mÃ»res si vous ne voulez pas de pÃ©pins, Ã moins de passer la confiture au tamis pour enlever les pÃ©pins. Si vous utilisez de la confiture d'abricots ou de poires, je vous suggÃ¨re de la passer au malaxeur ou robot afin de rÃ©duire les morceaux de fruits en purÃ©e lisse. Sinon, vous aurez des morceaux de fruits apparents dans votre gÃ¢teau au chocolat, comme l'illustre la photo ci-dessous.
IL VOUS RESTE DE LA GANACHE?
La conserver dans un contenant hermÃ©tique au rÃ©frigÃ©rateur, puis lorsque prise, faire des petites truffes au chocolat avec le reste de la prÃ©paration.
Truffes au chocolat Truffes au chocolat et noix de macadam
|FX Trader The Foreign Exchange Market and Automated Forex Software||
FX market trading requires the buying and selling of money also known as currencies from all over the globe. The vast majority of the nations internationally participate in the foreign exchange market where money is bought and sold, based on the value of a certain currency at that time. there are some currencies that are not worth a great deal those currencies will not be traded in hard once the currencies treasure improves, additional bankers and brokers will decide to invest in the marketplace at that moment.
Trading on the FX market takes place daily and every day almost two trillion dollars is traded - that is a huge amount of money. Think about how many millions it takes to bring about a total of a trillion and then consider that this is done on a daily basis. If you want to get involved in a market that deals with money, the foreign exchanage market is the setting where money is exchanging hands each day.
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The money that is traded on the fx markets are going to be those from most countries worldwide. Each currency has it's own three-letter symbol which represents the country and the currency that is traded. For example the United States dollar is USD and the Japense yen is JPY and the Japense yen is JPY and the Euro is EUR. You are able to trade within multiple currencies in a single day or you can trade to a different currency every day. Trades that are handled through a broker or a company will most likely require a fee which means that you need to know what trades you are making prior to making those trades so you know which involve additional fees.
There are trades taking place between countries and markets every day with some of the most heavy trades occurring between the US dollar and the British pound, the Euro and the US dollar and finally the US dollar and the Japanese yen. The trades take place all night, and all day and throughout multiple markets. As one country opens trading for the day another is closing so the time zones across the world influence the way trading takes place and at what time the markets are open.
When your transactions move from one market to another involving one currency to another you will notice the symbols are used to explain the transactions. Every transaction will look something like this USDzzz/EURzzz the zzz is to represent the percentages of trading for the percentage of the transaction. Other transactions could look like JPYzzz/GBPzzz and so on. When reading and reviewing your forex statements and online information you will understand the transactions better if you are to remember these symbols of the currencies that are involved.
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|La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast and Creative Team for Hansol Jung's WILD GOOSE DREAMS|
La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Wild Goose Dreams, by Hansol Jung, directed by Leigh Silverman, running September 5 - October 1 (press opening: Sunday, September 10) in the Mandell Weiss Forum.
The cast will feature Yunjin Kim (TV's Lost; Berkeley Rep's The Woman Warrior) as "Yoo Nanhee," James Kyson (TV's Heroes, Hawaii 5-0) as "Gook Minsung" and Francis Jue (Broadway's Pacific Overtures; Obie Award winner for Yellow Face) as "Father," along with Carolyn Agan (San Diego Musical Theatre's Ragtime) as "Woman/Chorus," Julian Cihi (Broadway's Doctor Zhivago) as "Man/Chorus," Rona Figueroa (Broadway's Miss Saigon) as "Wife/Chorus," Samantha Wang (DNA New Work Series' Akeelah and the Bee) as "Hyonjin/Chorus," and UC San Diego M.F.A. students DeLeon Dallas, Kyle Hester and Kimberly Monks as "Chorus."
The creative team includes Paul Castles, Composer; Jongbin Jung, Korean Music Composer; Charity Wicks, Music Supervisor; Yasmine Lee, Choreographer; Wilson Chin (Kill Local, Hollywood), Scenic Designer; Tony Award winner Linda Cho (Limelight, The Orphan of Zhao), Costume Designer; Keith Parham (Tribes), Lighting Designer; Joanna Lynne Staub, Sound Designer; Gabriel Greene, Dramaturg; and Melanie J. Lisby, Stage Manager.
"Hansol Jung's exquisite new play brings together two strangers bound by their shared loneliness in a hauntingly beautiful piece that shifts between the tangible and the ethereal, the literal and the metaphorical. Award-winning director Leigh Silverman makes her Playhouse debut mounting this brand new work with an extraordinary cast and creative team," said La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley.
In Wild Goose Dreams, a North Korean defector who has left her family behind and a lonely South Korean father start an unlikely online romance as they each attempt to allay their fears and alienation in this inventive, lyrical and darkly humorous piece.
Hansol Jung is a playwright and director from South Korea. Plays include Cardboard Piano (Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville); Among the Dead (Ma-Yi Theater Company); No More Sad Things (co-world premiere at Sideshow Theatre, Chicago and Boise Contemporary Theatre) and Wolf Play. Commissions from Playwrights Horizons, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation grant with Ma-Yi Theatre and a translation of Romeo and Juliet for Play On! at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her work has been developed at the Royal Court (London), NYTW, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor, O'Neill Conference, Sundance Theatre Lab, Lark Play Development Center, Salt Lake Acting Company, Boston Court Theatre, Asia Society New York and Seven Devils Playwright Conference. She is the recipient of the 2016 P73 Playwright Fellowship at Page 73 Productions, Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop Fellowship at the Lark, 2050 Fellowship at NYTW, MacDowell Colony Artist Residency and International Playwrights Residency at Royal Court. Her plays have received the Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award (Among the Dead), Honorable Mention from the 2014 Arch and Bruce Brown Playwriting Competition (Cardboard Piano), and was named 2014 finalist for the Ruby Prize (No More Sad Things). She has translated over thirty English musicals into Korean, including Evita, Dracula, Spamalot and The 25th Annual...Spelling Bee, while working on several award winning musical theatre productions as director, lyricist and translator in Seoul, South Korea. Ms. Jung holds a Playwriting M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama, and is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Theater Writers Lab.
Leigh Silverman is a two-time Obie Award winner, directed the Encores! and Broadway productions of Violet and earned a Tony Award nomination. Other Broadway credits include David Henry Hwang's Chinglish, Lisa Kron's Well, as well as Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party for Encores!. Over thirty world premieres including: All the Ways to Say I Love You (MCC); Tumacho (Clubbed Thumb); The Way We Get By (Second Stage); American Hero (Second Stage and Williamstown Theatre Festival); Kung Fu (Signature Theatre); The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Playwrights Horizons); No Place to Go (Public Theater); The Madrid (MTC); Golden Child (Signature Theatre); In The Wake (Center Theatre Group/Berkeley Rep and Public Theater, Obie Award, Lortel nomination); Go Back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award); From Up Here (MTC, Drama Desk nomination); Yellow Face (Pulitzer finalist, Center Theatre Group/Public Theater); Coraline (MCC/True Love); Hunting and Gathering (Primary Stages); Oedipus at Palm Springs (NYTW); Blue Door (Playwrights Horizons/Seattle Rep); Well (Public Theater/Huntington Theatre/ACT).
Carolyn Agan (Woman/Chorus) won the 2016 Craig Noel Award for Ragtime at San Diego Musical Theatre. Other credits include the national tour of The Phantom Tollbooth, Olive in The 25th Annual...Spelling Bee, Belle in A Christmas Carol ('10-'15), Freedom's Song, 1776, LiberTy Smith and Parade (Ford's Theatre), Hello, Dolly! (Signature/Ford's Theatre), Two Gents: A Rock Opera (Shakespeare Theatre), Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Olney Theatre), Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Bold Girls, The Hostage (Keegan Theatre). Ms. Agan serves as Director of Education at San Diego Musical Theatre and is an associated teaching artist with La Jolla Playhouse and The Old Globe.
Julian Cihi (Man/Chorus) has appeared on Broadway in Doctor Zhivago and Off-Broadway as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at Classic Stage Company. Other credits include The Importance of Being Earnest; A Month in the Country (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Roger in RENT; Orlando in As You Like It (Toho Productions; Japan), directed by Michael Mayer. TV: The Mysteries of Laura (NBC); Mr. Robot (USA); High Maintenance (HBO); Gypsy (Netflix). Born and raised in Tokyo and currently living in New York City, Mr. Cihi earned his B.A. from Brown University and M.F.A. from NYU Tisch Graduate Acting.
DeLeon Dallas (Chorus) is a third-year M.F.A. actor at UC San Diego, where credits include La Bete, Native Son, Streamers, Strange Men, Damascus. Regional: Honky (San Diego Repertory); Brothers Size (Ubuntu). Film credits: Honky (PBS). He holds a B.A. in Sports Management from Concordia University, Nebraska. He was also chosen for the summer 2017 Guthrie Experience for actors in training. Mr. Dallas collaborated closely with the Guthrie Theater and other actors in his class from different training programs to devise a new works called Incurable: A Fool's Tale.
Rona Figueroa (Wife/Chorus) appeared on Broadway as Kim in Miss Saigon, Eponine in Les Miserables, as well as in Nine and Lennon. Off-Broadway credits include Daisy in Dogeaters (Public Theater) and Grusha in Caucasian Chalk Circle (Vineyard Theater). Regional: Lady Thiang in The King and I (Chicago Lyric Opera), Misaki in I Sing the Rising Sea (Virginia Stage Company), Mimi in Rent (Vermont Theater), Luciana in Boys From Syracuse (Center Stage), Mary Magdelene in Jesus Christ Superstar (NSMT) and We Will Rock You (Vegas). Film/TV credits: Dragonheart, A New Beginning, Slow Jam King, Mysteries of Laura, Eye Candy, Gossip Girl, Royal Pains. Rock band: Quasilulu, albums on iTunes.
Kyle Hester's (Chorus) regional credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet (Santa Cruz Shakespeare); Annie Get Your Gun (Dutch Apple Theatre); The Jazz Funeral of Stella Brooks (Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival). LA: Macbeth (Harold Clurman Lab Theatre); Twelfth Night (LA New Court Theatre); Henry VI, Part 1 (The Production Company). UC San Diego: Strange Men, Streamers, Native Son, Angels in America: Perestroika, Go. Please. Go., La Bête. Film: Praxis, Finale. TV: The Temp Agency. Training: M.F.A. from UCSD (2018), B.F.A. from NYU Tisch.
Francis Jue (Father) was featured in La Jolla Playhouse's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. On Broadway he has appeared in Pacific Overtures, Thoroughly Modern Millie and M. Butterfly. Favorite theatre credits include Yellow Face (Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards; Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations), In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (AriZoni Award), Miss Saigon (Elliot Norton Award), Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Drama-Logue Award), Cabaret (Bay Area Critics Circle Award), Falsettoland, tokyo fish story, Kung Fu, King of the Yees and Paper Dolls. Film and TV credits include Joyful Noise, and recurring roles on Madam Secretary and Law & Order: SVU.
Yunjin Kim (Yoo Nanhee) has appeared on the popular television series Lost, Two Sisters and Mistresses. Her theater credits include Yachiyo in Ballad of Yachiyo at Seattle Repertory Theatre; Fa Mu Lan in The Woman Warrior at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Diana in Junk Bonds at Capital Repertory Company, Jing Mei Woo in The Joy Luck Club at Long Wharf Theatre and Huoy in The Survivor at Actor's Theatre of Louisville. Her Korean film and TV credits include Shiri, The Legend of Gingko, Rush! (Japanese film), Iron Palm, Yesterday, Ardor, Diary of June, Seven Days, Harmony, Heartbeat, The Neighbors, Ode to My Father, House of the Disappeared, Beautiful Vacation, Wedding Dress, With Love.
James Kyson's (Gook Minsung) theater credits include Blood (The Complex); Hair (Knightsbridge). His television appearances include: Preacher, Elementary, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Sleepy Hollow, NCIS: LA, Justified, Hawaii 5-0, and series regular on Heroes. He also voiced the History Channel's WWII in HD, Ken Burns' National Parks, Adventure Time and HBO's Animals. His film credits include Walk to Vegas, Shutter.
Kimberly Monks (Chorus) is a third-year M.F.A. actor at UC San Diego, where credits include: La Bete, Native Son, Taming of the Shrew, Are You There and Damascus. She received a B.A. in Religion: Youth Leadership from Vanguard University of Southern California. Ms. Monks was also chosen for the summer 2017 Guthrie Experience for actors in training. She collaborated closely with the Guthrie Theater and other actors from different training programs to devise a new works called Incurable: A Fool's Tale.
Samantha Wang (Hyonjin/Chorus) appeared in the Playhouse's DNA New Work Series reading of Akeelah and the Bee. Other credits include: Vanessa in In the Heights (UC San Diego), Betty-Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Underworld Voice in The Odyssey (The Old Globe), Emma in Lego Friends Live Holiday Show (Legoland California), Sara Crewe in A Little Princess (San Diego Junior Theatre). Ms. Wang is currently working towards a B.A. in Political Science: Public Law and a B.A. in Communications at the University of California, San Diego.
The Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse is internationally-renowned for creating some of the most exciting and adventurous work in American theatre, through its new play development initiatives, its innovative Without Walls series, artist commissions and residencies. Currently led by Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley and Managing Director Michael S. Rosenberg, the Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer, and reborn in 1983 under the artistic leadership of Des McAnuff. La Jolla Playhouse has had 28 productions transfer to Broadway, garnering 38 Tony Awards, among them the currently-running, Tony Award-nominated hit Come From Away, along with Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Who's Tommy, Big River, as well as Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays and the Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife, both fostered as part of the Playhouse's Page To Stage Program. LaJollaPlayhouse.org.
|BFI: Abolitionists of C-Clamp Websites|
You'd have to really dig to find out that Big Fat Institute is actually located in sunny Kentucky, which is probably a wise secret to keep, but these guys do a ton of things right. They coined the term "C-clamp" websites; C-clamp sites being those generic, two-column, way-to-pervasive sites that are locked in that all-to-familiar header, left nav, footer layout, which resemble a 'C', hence "C-clamp". The term not only captures the visual semblance, but also the utilitarian aspect - utilitarian, but no value added.
Question from audience: Isn't this a C-clamp site?
Answer: No. no. This is a C-clamp blog. Check out the site if you're looking for user experience.
The site itself plays out like a 50s instructional video, which is pretty well done, but also reminiscent of WDDG's site that uses a WWII-themed instructional video. Anywho, these guys currently hold the campaign for iRobot and a couple other national brands and are definitely doing justice by their clientele. More importantly, they're killing the enduring C-clamp sites one at a time.
"So you're in Kentucky?"
"Yeah! Have you heard about the burgeoning creative towns coming out of KY?"
"Hmm. me either."
* not an actual conversation. just assuming how each client meeting must start out.
|27 Ã¥r senare spyr reaktor 4 i Tjernobyl fortfarande ut sitt dÃ¶dliga gift...||Idag Ã¤r det 27 Ã¥r sedan reaktor 4 i Tjernobyl exploderade och drabbades av en hÃ¤rdsmÃ¤lta. VÃ¤rldens dittills vÃ¤rsta kÃ¤rnkraftsolycka var ett faktum Ã¤n i dag bara Ã¶vertrÃ¤ffad av katastrofen i Fukushima, Japan, 2011. |
Jag har besÃ¶kt Zonen fem gÃ¥nger och varit projektledare fÃ¶r Tjernobyls Barn / Novozybkov inom vilket vi bland annat renoverade ett BB - ÃnglagÃ¥rd - i den radioaktivt nedsmutsade staden Novozybkov i Ryssland. FÃ¶ljande berÃ¤ttelse hÃ¤rrÃ¶r frÃ¥n en resa till Tjernobyl i Ukraina 2005.
Tjernobyl, Ukraina, 2005
FÃ¤rden gÃ¥r genom fattiga byar med bÃ¶ljande sÃ¤desfÃ¤lt dÃ¤r folk odlar sin mat precis som fÃ¶rr. Ingen vill hÃ¶ra talas om Cesium-137 och Strontium-90. LÃ¤ngs vÃ¤gen gÃ¥r tanter som bÃ¤r vattenhinkar frÃ¥n bybrunnen med ok Ã¶ver axlarna och farbrÃ¶der som med pinnar fÃ¶ser kossor framfÃ¶r sig. HÃ¤r och dÃ¤r sitter folk med nyplockad svamp i hinkar till fÃ¶rsÃ¤ljning. Kantarellerna Ã¤r lika gula och vackra som Karl Johansvamparna Ã¤r stora och vÃ¤ldoftande. Ãr det nÃ¥gon som tror att det Ã¤r fritt frÃ¥n radioaktivitet utanfÃ¶r tremilszonen? Naturligtvis inte. Det Ã¤r ungefÃ¤r lika illa Ã¶verallt. GrÃ¤nsen om tre mils radie frÃ¥n kÃ¤rnkraftsverket Ã¤r satt pÃ¥ en hÃ¶ft fÃ¶r att man helt enkelt skulle ha en.
Efter checkpoint 1 vid tremilsgrÃ¤nsen kÃ¶r vi vidare mot den 800 Ã¥r gamla staden Tjernobyl pÃ¥ 12 km avstÃ¥nd frÃ¥n kÃ¤rnkraftsverket. Vid stadsgrÃ¤nsen stÃ¥r stora betongfundament med ordet Tjernobyl pÃ¥ ryska. Ordet betyder malÃ¶rt vilket skrÃ¤mmer befolkningen. I uppenbarelseboken i Bibeln nÃ¤mns nÃ¤mligen just malÃ¶rt som fÃ¶rebÃ¥dande jordens undergÃ¥ng.
â Det finns ett hotell hÃ¤r i Tjernobyl, sÃ¤ger Rimma. Om ni vill stanna Ã¶ver natten.
- Ãr du tokig, sÃ¤ger Rimma. OmrÃ¥det gÃ¥r inte att rena. Det Ã¤r alldeles fÃ¶r stort. Vi har i snitt 20 heta partiklar per kvadratcentimeter. Kommer en sÃ¥dan in i kroppen och fastnar i till exempel mjukdelar sÃ¥ Ã¤r det adjÃ¶ss.
ï»¿ï»¿Rimmas chef brukar vara den som informerar besÃ¶kare hÃ¤r. Han vet att jag Ã¤r i Tjernobyl fÃ¶r fjÃ¤rde gÃ¥ngen (officiellt tredje dÃ¥ jag togs in illegalt frÃ¥n Vitryssland fÃ¶rsta gÃ¥ngen) och orkar vÃ¤l inte komma. Det blir dÃ¤rfÃ¶r Rimma som berÃ¤ttar fÃ¶r oss att kÃ¤rnkraftsverket byggt pÃ¥ sovjettiden Ã¤r uppkallat efter kamrat Vladimir Lenin och inte alls efter staden Tjernobyl som man skulle kunna tro. âKÃ¤rnkraftsverket Lenin som arbetar fÃ¶r kommunismenâ Ã¤r den formella titeln men de flesta hÃ¤r sÃ¤ger kort och gott Leninverket.
Rimma har arbetat tio Ã¥r i zonen. Det innebÃ¤r att hon har ett vÃ¤lbetalt jobb, militÃ¤r rang och att hon fÃ¥tt anvÃ¤ndning fÃ¶r sin goda engelska. Civilt Ã¤r hon ensam om att fostra sina tvÃ¥ barn. Hon litar pÃ¥ arbetsgivaren och Ã¤r inte orolig fÃ¶r sin hÃ¤lsa. Det Ã¤r fÃ¶rst nÃ¤r hon nÃ¥gra veckor senare besÃ¶ker Sverige och fÃ¥r bo hos mig som hon fÃ¥r nya perspektiv och blir rejÃ¤lt omskakad. Det kan vi Ã¥terkomma till.
- VÃ¥rt stora problem Ã¤r flodbÃ¤ddarna som bestÃ¥r av hÃ¥rt packad lera,
sÃ¤ger Rimma. Kylvattnet som rinner dÃ¤r Ã¤r mycket radioaktivt nedsmutsat med framfÃ¶r allt Cesium-137. Vi gÃ¶r allt fÃ¶r att fÃ¶rhindra att det ska rinna ner i floden Pripjat. Hittills har vi lyckats.
Det Ã¤r svÃ¥rt att tro henne pÃ¥ den punkten. Man har fÃ¶rsÃ¶kt fÃ¶rstÃ¤rka flodbÃ¤ddarna med stora betongblock men nÃ¤r grÃ¤s kan vÃ¤xa upp i skarvarna, sÃ¥ kan rimligtvis radioaktivt vatten strÃ¶mma ut. StÃ¶rsta problemet Ã¤r smÃ¤ltvattnet om vÃ¥ren nÃ¤r floden svÃ¤mmar Ã¶ver. Det behÃ¶ver man inte vara kÃ¤rnfysiker fÃ¶r att fÃ¶rstÃ¥.
- SÃ¥ vad ni Ã¤n gÃ¶r, sÃ¤ger Rimma. KÃ¶p ingenting Ã¤tbart lÃ¤ngs vÃ¤garna!
HÃ¤lften av zonen bestÃ¥r av pinjeskog som med fÃ¶rkÃ¤rlek vÃ¤xer i torv och i den finns gaser som lÃ¤tt kan sjÃ¤lvantÃ¤ndas. SkogsbrÃ¤nder Ã¤r dÃ¤rfÃ¶r ett stort problem i Zonen. Dels fÃ¶r att de rÃ¶r upp livsfarliga, radioaktiva partiklar och dels fÃ¶r att brandkÃ¥ren har svÃ¥rt att ta sig fram i igenvuxna tÃ¶rnrosaomrÃ¥den. Ofta mÃ¥ste brÃ¤nderna slÃ¤ckas frÃ¥n luften.
Efter den korta informationen ger vi oss ivÃ¤g igen och passerar checkpoint tvÃ¥ pÃ¥ tio kilometers avstÃ¥nd frÃ¥n kÃ¤rnkraftverket. HÃ¤r tar synligt mÃ¤nskligt allt liv slut. HÃ¤r bor ingen. Det Ã¤r bara vindarna som hÃ¶rs. Telefonstolparna och dess ledningar har fÃ¶r lÃ¤nge sedan fallit till marken. Vi passerar byar som var sÃ¥ radioaktiva att de helt enkelt grÃ¤vdes ner. En rostig fabriksanlÃ¤ggning stÃ¥r som ett monument efter all betongtillverkning som utfÃ¶rdes dÃ¤r efter olyckan. Betongen anvÃ¤ndes till att blandat med bor tÃ¤cka den brinnande reaktorns innanmÃ¤te. Av det steg Ã¥ngor med bly och radioaktiva partiklar mot skyn medan reaktorhÃ¤rden bara blev varmare och varmare.
Det fÃ¶rsta som dyker upp i synfÃ¤ltet Ã¤r reaktor 5 och 6 som var under byggnad 1986. Femman var laddad men togs aldrig tas i drift.
- Man tog delar frÃ¥n den fÃ¶r att laga reaktor tre efter olyckan, sÃ¤ger Rimma.
Reaktor 7 och 8 var ocksÃ¥ planerade men byggdes aldrig. Totalt skulle Leninverket ha bestÃ¥tt av tolv reaktorer som tillsammans skulle ha producerat 1 miljon watt per timman.
LÃ¤ngs vÃ¤gen mot olycksplatsen lÃ¶per ett stort dike brett som en flod med hÃ¶ggradigt radioaktivt kylvatten. Det Ã¤r i hÃ¤r de stora fiskarna simmar. PÃ¥ andra sidan reser sig fÃ¶rst det stora kyltornet och bortom det de fyra reaktorerna. Ettan stÃ¤ngdes pÃ¥ grund av en trasig generator. TvÃ¥an stÃ¤ngdes efter en explosion med brand i reaktorhallen 1992. De Ã¤r sammanlÃ¤nkade av en byggnad med ett ventilationstorn i mitten.
Trean - som delvis ocksÃ¥ fÃ¶rstÃ¶rdes 1986 men som hÃ¶lls i fortsatt drift tills den stÃ¤ngdes manuellt den 15 december 2000 - och den exploderade fyran Ã¤r sammanbyggda med ett gemensamt kylsystem och ventilationstorn. Endast en sex meter tjock betongvÃ¤gg â som Rimma sÃ¤ger byggdes efter olyckan - skiljer dem Ã¥t. Hur det gick till i den dÃ¶dligt farliga miljÃ¶n Ã¤r svÃ¥rt att fÃ¶rstÃ¥.
Sarkofagen som tÃ¤cker den havererade reaktor 4 Ã¤r ett gammalt rostig vrak fullt av hÃ¥l motsvarande 250 kvadratmeter ur vilka strÃ¥lningen fortfarande strÃ¶mmar rakt ut i luften. Vem som helst kan se att sarkofagen hÃ¥ller pÃ¥ att rasa ihop. Rimma ser till att vi inte fotograferar de vÃ¤rsta delarna av konstruktionen. Det Ã¤r heller inte tillÃ¥tet att fotografera kÃ¤rnkraftsverkets entrÃ© dÃ¤r Lenin vÃ¤lkÃ¤nda huvud stÃ¥r pÃ¥ pass i form av en jÃ¤ttelik staty. Rimma protesterar fÃ¶rtvivlat mot att en och annan bild Ã¤ndÃ¥ knÃ¤pps mot omgivningarna till vÃ¤nster om entrÃ©n.
- Du kan bli arresterad, sÃ¤ger hon med en gest mot byggnadens svarta fÃ¶nster. NÃ¥gon kan se dig.
InformatÃ¶r Julia Marosic visar en modell av den instabila, typiskt ryska RBMK-reaktorn. De numera krÃ¶kta, smÃ¤lta brÃ¤nslestavarna under det 3000 ton tunga reaktortaket som flÃ¶g av vid explosionen kallas Elenas hÃ¥r.
- Efter olyckan lades betongplattor pÃ¥ marken fÃ¶r att strÃ¥lningen dÃ¤rifrÃ¥n var sÃ¥ hÃ¶g. Nu ska allt radioaktivt material som skyfflades ihop intill reaktor 4 byggas in i en box.
MÃ¤taren pÃ¥ vÃ¤ggen avslÃ¶jar att det Ã¤r omkring 750 (mikrorÃ¶ntgen) uR/h inomhus och 1590 uR/h utomhus. Det Ã¤r inte tal om nÃ¥gra skyddsklÃ¤der. Upp till 20 uR/h Ã¤r normalvÃ¤rde, fÃ¥r vi veta. VÃ¤rdet bestÃ¤mdes efter olyckan sÃ¥ att Kiev med 6-12 uR/h och Slavoutich med 14-18 uR/h skulle hamna inom normalvÃ¤rdesgrÃ¤nsen.
- Det mÃ¥ste stabiliseras, sÃ¤ger hon. Annars hotar kollaps. Men sarkofagen ska fÃ¥ ett nytt skal som ska vara pÃ¥ plats 2006. Det ska byggas pÃ¥ marken bredvid reaktorn och dÃ¤refter skjutas pÃ¥ plats pÃ¥ jÃ¤rnvÃ¤gsspÃ¥r av stÃ¥l. Det kallas SIP-projektet (Shelter Implementation Plan). Kostnaden kommer att uppgÃ¥ till 768 miljoner dollar hur nu det ska lÃ¶sas. Pengar har nÃ¤mligen redan fÃ¶rskingrats.
Omkring 200 ton brÃ¤nslematerial - som till 95 procent finns kvar i reaktorn ska tas omhand i speciella containers. HÃ¤rdsmÃ¤ltan ligger under reaktorn. OvanpÃ¥ den ligger stora mÃ¤ngder sand och betong.
- Omkring 25 procent av brÃ¤nslet Ã¤r tillgÃ¤ngligt, sÃ¤ger Rimma. Resten Ã¤r fÃ¶r radioaktivt eller ligger blockerat. Allt Ã¤r heller inte kÃ¤nt eftersom ingen har kunnat ta sig dit.
Vi kÃ¶r vidare en strÃ¤cka pÃ¥ 8 km och fÃ¶rbi den sÃ¥ kallade RÃ¶da skogen 500 meter frÃ¥n kÃ¤rnkraftverket. Den lÃ¥g i skottlinjen och trÃ¤ffades direkt av utslÃ¤ppet frÃ¥n reaktor fyra. Skogen blev rÃ¶d och dog. DÃ¤rav namnet.
- Skogen fÃ¤lldes och begravdes i gropar som tÃ¤cktes med en meter sand, sÃ¤ger Rimma. Sedan planterades ny skog ovanpÃ¥. Det Ã¤r 10-15 000 uR/h dÃ¤r. De som gjorde jobbet tappade hÃ¥ret. Nu forskar bÃ¥de engelsmÃ¤n, fransmÃ¤n och amerikanare dÃ¤r. Hundratusentals arbetare i zonen blev sjuka. De vÃ¤rst skadade sÃ¤gs vara begravda i blykistor under betong.
Hon tror inte att de radioaktiva partiklarna frÃ¥n de begravda trÃ¤den ska nÃ¥ grundvattnet pÃ¥ tre till fem meters djup. Leran i marken ska sÃ¤tta stopp fÃ¶r det, sÃ¤ger hon.
- Partiklarna Ã¤r inte lÃ¶sliga. Hade de varit det, sÃ¥ hade vi varit chanslÃ¶sa.
SÃ¥ kÃ¶r vi dÃ¥ genom ytterligare en checkpont in i staden Pripjat dÃ¤r arbetarna bodde. Staden byggdes i tvÃ¥ etapper 1970 respektive 1979. HÃ¤rifrÃ¥n evakuerades 50 000 mÃ¤nniskor i 1100 bussar den 27 april 1986.
Totalt var det Ã¶ver 100 000 mÃ¤nniskor som togs hÃ¤rifrÃ¥n. Sedan blev det flera. Men fortfarande bor folk i radioaktiva byar som exempelvis i odlingsdistriktet Narodichi i Zhitomir lÃ¤n sex, sju mil rakt vÃ¤sterut. Det finns inga pengar till fortsatt evakuering. Myndigheterna mÃ¥ste ju i sÃ¥ fall ge dem gratis lÃ¤genheter.
SÃ¥ stÃ¥r det skrivet pÃ¥ en av de fÃ¶rsta fasaderna som mÃ¶ter oss i Pripjat. HÃ¤r Ã¤r vÃ¤xtligheten pÃ¥ god vÃ¤g att ta Ã¶ver. Det Ã¤r svÃ¥rt att ta sig fram mellan plundrade hÃ¶ghus dÃ¤r geigermÃ¤taren visar 200-1000 uR/h. Vildsvin och vargar Ã¤r de enda invÃ¥narna numera.
Om det Ã¤r sant eller inte Ã¤r svÃ¥rt att veta. MÃ¥nga har vittnat om hur de Ã¥kte tillbaka i smyg och hÃ¤mtade sitt bohag. Lika mÃ¥nga Ã¤r berÃ¤ttelserna om plundring och om radioaktiva fÃ¶remÃ¥l som spridits ut Ã¶ver hela det forna Sovjet.
"Folkets hÃ¤lsa Ã¤r folkets vÃ¤lstÃ¥nd"
ï»¿ï»¿stÃ¥r det pÃ¥ hotell Polissias fasad vid ett stort torg mitt i Pripjat. Vi nÃ¤rmast vadar i krossat glas nÃ¤r vi gÃ¥r uppfÃ¶r den breda sÃ¤kert en gÃ¥ng rÃ¤tt pampiga trappan till hotellets entre. InnanfÃ¶r till hÃ¶ger ligger den sÃ¶nderslagna reception med hotelliggaren uppslagen pÃ¥ golvet. Till vÃ¤nster ses resterna av en restaurang med halvcirkelformad scen fÃ¶r dansbanden. Det droppar frÃ¥n taket och trÃ¤d vÃ¤xer rakt genom golvet i hotellrummen.
PÃ¥ takterrassen Ã¥tta trappor upp stÃ¥r resterna av en utstÃ¤llning till varning fÃ¶r den amerikanska atomvapenfaran. Det ser ut som att en fÃ¶relÃ¤sning pÃ¥gick men fick avbrytas i all hast. SÃ¥ hÃ¤r ska vi gÃ¶ra om USA anfaller med kÃ¤rnvapen, stod det att lÃ¤sa pÃ¥ planscherna 1997 nÃ¤r jag var hÃ¤r fÃ¶rsta gÃ¥ngen. De har vittrat sÃ¶nder nu. Rester kan skÃ¶njas i den allmÃ¤nna brÃ¥ten av smuts och sÃ¶nderslagna mÃ¶bler. I fjÃ¤rran bildar reaktor fyra silhuett mot himlen.
UtanfÃ¶r hotellet tickar Rimmas geigermÃ¤tare extra snabbt ju nÃ¤rmare den grÃ¶na mossan pÃ¥ marken hon hÃ¥ller den. Mossa duger Ã¥t sig radioaktivitet sÃ¥ mÃ¤taren stannar pÃ¥ nÃ¤rmare 500 uR/h.
Strax intill hotellet reser sig kulturhuset. Vi gÃ¥r in genom sceningÃ¥ngen och rakt Ã¶ver den stora scenen. Jag kan inte lÃ¥ta bli utan sjunger "Natt i Moskva" rakt ut i mÃ¶rkret. De andra stÃ¤mmer in pÃ¥ respektive sprÃ¥k. Kanske var det det sista framtrÃ¤dandet nÃ¥gonsin pÃ¥ Pripjats teater.
Vi tar oss vidare genom den stora teatersalongen med ledning av ljuset frÃ¥n fÃ¶nster och Ã¶ppna dÃ¶rrar. VÃ¤l ute igen Ã¶ppnar Rimma ett kulissfÃ¶rrÃ¥d som hon nyligen har hittat. DÃ¤r stÃ¥r jÃ¤ttelika portrÃ¤tt av Sovjettidens potentater. Det Ã¤r president Michail Gorpatjov, KGB-chefen Chevrikov och makthavare frÃ¥n politbyrÃ¥n. Bilderna skulle ha anvÃ¤nts som dekorationer pÃ¥ byggnaderna den 1 maj det olyckssaliga Ã¥ret 1986.
Ett stenkast bort ligger nÃ¶jesfÃ¤ltet som aldrig blev invigt. GeigermÃ¤taren tickar orovÃ¤ckande bland radiobilar, karuseller och vid foten av det rostiga pariserhjulet. Pinjetallarna Ã¤r missbildade hÃ¤r. Barren har tre i stÃ¤llet fÃ¶r tvÃ¥ pinnar. Forskning pÃ¥gÃ¥r, sÃ¤ger Rimma. Det Ã¤r inte genetiskt men mycket intressant.
Vi kÃ¶r fÃ¶rbi simhallen dÃ¤r alla fÃ¶nster nu har fÃ¶rsvunnit. FÃ¶r bara nÃ¥gra Ã¥r sedan satt de pÃ¥ plats.
- De hade metallinfattningar, sÃ¤ger Rimma. De Ã¤r stulna.
Vildsvin har bÃ¶kat i jorden vid entrÃ©n sÃ¥ att vÃ¤ldiga diken har bildats. Det Ã¤r, som sagt, svin och varg som regerar i Pripjat i samrÃ¥d med rÃ¥djur och Ã¤lgar.
- Jakt Ã¤r fÃ¶rbjudet. Den ende som jagar hÃ¤r Ã¤r forskaren Olof Eriksson frÃ¥n Sverige.
I ett fÃ¶re detta bostadsomrÃ¥de omgivet av tomma hÃ¶ghus mÃ¶ter oss resterna av en eld. PÃ¥ ett spett slÃ¤ngt pÃ¥ marken sitter ett skelett. NÃ¥gon har grillat en hund.
- Det Ã¤r mÃ¥nga skumma individer som sÃ¶ker sig hit undan samhÃ¤llet och polisen, sÃ¤ger Rimma. En del Ã¤r mentalt sjuka. Andra Ã¤r kriminella. De struntar i radioaktiv strÃ¥lning. HÃ¤r fÃ¥r de vara ifred sÃ¥ lÃ¤nge de hÃ¥ller sig undan och vi inte kommer pÃ¥ dem.
PÃ¥ tillbakavÃ¤gen stannar vi till vid platsen fÃ¶r GalgtrÃ¤det, ett trÃ¤d som sÃ¥g ut som en djÃ¤vulsgaffel. Tyskarna hÃ¤ngde partisaner i trÃ¤det under andra vÃ¤rldskriget. Senare hÃ¤ngde partisanerna fÃ¶rrÃ¤dare i samma trÃ¤d. Det stod dÃ¤r som ett monument Ã¶ver vÃ¤rldens mÃ¥nga orÃ¤ttvisor och blev efter kÃ¤rnkraftsolyckan en symbol fÃ¶r Tjernobyl med den exploderade reaktor 4 som kunde skymtas i fjÃ¤rran genom bladverket.
NÃ¤r RÃ¶da skogen hÃ¶ggs ner och trÃ¤det blev ensamt kvar fÃ¶ll det ihop och ersatts med ett minnesmÃ¤rke av aluminium.
- Det symboliserar sÃ¥nt som aldrig dÃ¶r, sÃ¤ger Rimma. Som till exempel mÃ¤nsklig dumhet.
Runt minnesmÃ¤rket har skogen vuxit upp. Reaktor 4 syns inte lÃ¤ngre. En gul, trekantig skylt som varnar fÃ¶r radioaktivitet talar om att det Ã¤r farligt att vistas i omrÃ¥det.
- Vid en sÃ¥dan skylt Ã¤r det minst 600 uR/h, sÃ¤ger Rimma och lÃ¤gger sin giegermÃ¤tare pÃ¥ marken tills den mÃ¤ter 800 uR/h, dÃ¥ hon avbryter mÃ¤tningen fÃ¶r att Ã¥ka vidare.
Vi Ã¥ker tillbaka mot Tjernobyl och passerar ett betonghus fÃ¶r utbrÃ¤nt kÃ¤rnbrÃ¤nsle â sÃ¥nt som terrorister inte ska fÃ¥ fatt i och som hos oss ska fÃ¶rvaras i djupa bergsrum.
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|Aerobotix Develops F-22 Engine Coating Restoration Tech Under Air Force SBIR Program||Madison, Alabama-based Aerobotix has developed a robotic technology forÂ U.S. Air ForceÂ aircraft maintenance personnel toÂ restore coatings on F-22 engine inlets as part of a $1.5 millionÂ Small Business Innovation ResearchÂ contract. The Phase II SBIR contract awarded to Aerobotix supports the efforts ofÂ Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to increase the efficiency […]|
|Kongsberg-Milrem-QinetiQ NA Alliance Develops Robotic Fire Support & Force Protection System||A team composed ofÂ Kongsberg, Milrem and QinetiQÂ North AmericaÂ will introduce aÂ jointly developed remotely operated robotic fire support and force protection system at the 2017 Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition in Springfield, Virginia. The system comprises Milrem’sÂ THeMIS modular unmanned ground vehicle equipped with aÂ hybrid diesel-electric drive, Kongsberg’s PROTECTORÂ remote weapon station and QinetiQ NA’s UGV control system,Â Milrem […]|
|Alion Science-Reamda JV to Offer EOD, Surveillance Robot Platforms; Doug King Comments||Alion Science and Technology and Ireland-based unmanned ground robotic systems developerÂ ReamdaÂ have launched a joint venture to offer robotic platforms intended for explosive ordnance disposal and surveillance operations. Realion Robotics said Tuesday it aims toÂ help military, law enforcementÂ and government agencies gainÂ access to unmanned ground robotsÂ that can function in harsh environments. Doug King, program manager of Realion […]|
|Lockheed-Injaz-Tecgrant JV Debuts Portable Machine System for Automated Manufacturing||AÂ joint venture between Lockheed Martin, Injaz National and Tecgrant has unveiled a robotic portable machine system designed to operate as a standalone tool or in conjunction with other production systems. Exechon‘sÂ XMiniÂ manufacturing deviceÂ combines the articulated-arm robot dynamics with the accuracy of a rigid machine tool and uses parallel kinematics machining to automate manufacturing functions,Â Lockheed said Monday. […]|
|Sales Hacks- 5 Ways To Tidy Your Business For 2013|
Sales Hacks- 5 ways to tidy your business for 2013
Removing deadweight can lift your productivity, whether itâs old stock that wonât sell, antiquated sales techniques that no longer apply, or thinning out the sales line. Fewer but better always beats more yet shoddy. Doing something as basic as clearing your computer system of unnecessary items will naturally make you feel more efficient, simply by getting rid of clutter.
Why not? Success in this game is only for those who move with the times and stay current. No one is saying gamble on a blind hunch, but by taking intuitive decisions to alter things in favour of a new approach, you can modernise without causing a catastrophe. Playing it safe is not the worst thing in the world, but it means you will never excel. If mediocre, run of the mill is your aim then no problem- but he who dares wins.
So we come to people management. Owning your own business and dealing with staff falls under the same category as a commission based sales rep dealing with customers. No one wants to be treated as a statistic. You donât want to feel like the 100th person on a list, a chore to get through. Expecting your workforce to yield a standard output without considering individual factors will not benefit in the long run. A personalised approach takes more effort, granted, but the advantages are evident.
Why are you bombarding information upon the unsuspecting public? Droning out the same script of why this particular product will change their lives will leave you (and by association your product) jaded with no real results. Get out there and speak with people, not at them. Find out what it is they want and they will respond better than you telling them what they need.
SACI stands for Simple Actions, Consistently Implemented. Client relations are of course a big part of a business, but how often do you check back on existing customers to see if theyâre still satisfied? Do you have blogs, and if so are they published on a weekly basis? These practises we all know about, but doing them is often a different story. You donât have to move the earth to get better results, just look after the little things. Success is built on the back of many small achievements, not one huge one.
hannah Brankin has developped over years a whole set of management skills that has helped her kept her business in an efficient and productive way. She now writes about strategies in business development.
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|Un potage enivrant...||29 septembre 2012 - Ouffff! Quelqu'un a vu passer l'Ã©tÃ©? En tout cas, en regardant par la fenÃªtre et en voyant la derniÃ¨re date de publication sur mon blogue, je m'aperÃ§ois que moi, je ne l'ai pas vu passer! Les feuilles sont en train de rougir dans les arbres et octobre avance Ã grands pas. Les derniÃ¨res rÃ©coltes s'efforcent de mÃ»rir sous les rayons de soleil qui faiblissent et dans les marchÃ©s, les lÃ©gumes d'hiver font leur apparition.|
Quoi de mieux alors que de rentrer d'une belle journÃ©e de grand air automnal et de savourer un potage bien chaud aux arÃ´mes enivrants. C'est ce que je vous propose ici avec un potage courge et ail tirÃ© du livre La bible des soupes de Marie-Claude Morin. Ici, les arÃ´mes du cari se marient Ã merveille Ã celui de la courge, pour le moins qu'elle soit goÃ»teuse. Bien entendu, vous pouvez utiliser un cari en poudre industriel pour rÃ©aliser cette recette, mais je vous conseille plutÃ´t d'aller visiter un Ã©picier et d'essayer un tout autre cari... peut-Ãªtre plus exotique!?! cette soupe n'en sera que bonifiÃ©e. Pour ma part, j'ai utilisÃ© le cari de Singapour qui allie les saveurs classiques des mÃ©langes de cari indien aux arÃ´mes de la cuisine chinoise avec des parfums d'anis, de casse et de gingembre. Hmmmmmm! hmmmmmmm! Avec un soupÃ§on de crÃ¨me, un dÃ©lice! Ã vous maintenant de le dÃ©couvrir...
Potage courge et ail
2 t. de courge poivrÃ©e cuite*
4 gousses d'ail
2 c. tab d'huile d'olive
1 oignon hachÃ©
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4 t. de bouillon de poulet
1 c. thÃ© de cari (ou moins, au goÃ»t)
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- Couper la courge en deux, enlever les graines et dÃ©poser sur une plaque Ã biscuits, la chair vers le haut. Envelopper les gousses d'ail entiÃ¨res (avec leur pelure) dans du papier d'aluminium et les dÃ©poser sur la plaque, aux cÃ´tÃ©s de la courge. Faire cuire au four Ã 450Â°F (230Â°C) une trentaine de minutes.
- Pendant ce temps, dans une casserole, faire dorer l'oignon dans l'huile d'olive. Ajouter le bouillon de poulet, les pommes de terre et les Ã©pices. Laisser mijoter Ã couvert. Lorsque la courge et l'ail sont prÃªts, les peler, les incorporer au bouillon et laisser mijoter Ã couvert, une quinzaine de minutes supplÃ©mentaires.
- Passer au robot culinaire ou au zinzin (bras mÃ©langeur), saler et poivrer au goÃ»t si dÃ©sirÃ©.
- Garnir d'une cuillÃ¨re de crÃ¨me et servir.
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|AMERICA'S GIANT FIGHTING ROBOT||
Forget McGregor-Mayweather. The fight of the century is between MegaBots' combat mech Eagle Prime and its Japanese rival, Kuratas. Here's our inside look how America's manufacturing elite came together to create a machine-and a movement-even bigger than themselves.|
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|Film Review: GHOULIES II (1988, Albert Band)||Ghoulies: A lot more than two.|
Running Time: 89 minutes.
Notable Cast or Crew: Directed by Albert Band (I BURY THE LIVING, PREHYSTERIA!). Produced by Charles Band (TRANCERS, TROLL, TOURIST TRAP) and Frank Hildebrand (ROBOT JOX, THE TREE OF LIFE). Written by Charlie Dolan and Dennis Paoli (RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND). Music by Fuzzbee Morse (DOLLS). Cinematography by Sergio Salvati (THE BEYOND, ZOMBI, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD). Starring Damon Martin (PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE, NORTHFORK), Royal Dano (THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES, THE RIGHT STUFF), Phil Fondacaro (THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS: THE MOVIE, WILLOW, RETURN OF THE JEDI), J. Downing (ROBOT WARS, VIPER), Kerry Remsen (PUMPKINHEAD, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2), Sasha Jenson (DAZED AND CONFUSED, HALLOWEEN 4).
Tag-lines: "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the bathroom!"
Best one-liner(s): "Bon appetit, mutherfuckah!"
The question: What do you get when you combine the talents of Stuart Gordon's writer, Lucio Fulci's cinematographer, Terrence Malick's production manager, a composer named Fuzbee, and the Band brothers (of Full Moon Pictures infamy)? The answer: GHOULIES II, apparently.
GHOULIES is a franchise founded on two pillars. The first is a desire to make a quick buck off of the success of GREMLINS. The second is a profound enthusiasm to provide an audio-visual platform for little monsters who bite people's bums while they're trying to go to the toilet.
In lieu of a traditional review, I've decided merely to describeââwith a minimum of editorializingââa dozen events that take place within the world of GHOULIES II. Possessing merely the facts, you will be free to engage in a your own personal evaluation of the picture. It's an exercise in objectivity, really.
#1. The legendary Phil Fondacaro, playing a career carny, encounters his insufferable rich-kid boss (J. Downing)
He's sort of a Kushner-type
and counters by quoting KING LEAR:
"They know not how their wits to wear, their manners are so apish."
#2. A cat-faced ghoulie gleefully rides the swinging blade of a pendulum, cackle-meowing all the while.
#3. A rat-faced ghoulie vomits green goo onto a child's shirt, prompting him to fling a ninja star at the ghoulie's face. The ghoulie proceeds to eat the ninja star, prompting the child's friend to exclaim:
"This place is better than Epcot Center!"
#4. The cat-faced ghoulie and the rat-faced ghoulie give each other a righteous high-five while enthusiastically cheered by a crowd.
#5. Sasha Jenson essentially plays the exact same character he plays in DAZED AND CONFUSED,
thus proving that Richard Linklater is a closet GHOULIES II fan.
#6. This carnival employee (on the left, in the blue polka dots), explains to her friend that she will not be quitting the carnival despite the ghoulie infestation. She explains this decision by saying:
#7. Royal Dano attempts Shakespearean posturing, but he cannot hold a candle to Phil Fondacaro's, (though he does possess a certain old man charm).
#8. At one point our male lead (Damon Martin), in a moment of frustration, accuses his friend Phil Fondacaro of being "a second-rate hobgoblin!"
I believe this carries some form of meta-commentary, as in my mind, there is an ouroboros-like succession of little-monster-related activity throughout the 1980s. The GREMLINS series was ripped off by the GHOULIES who were ripped off by the CRITTERS who were ripped off by the MUNCHIES who were ripped off by the HOBGOBLINS. So perhaps this is a shot at the HOBGOBLINS series (which was launched in 1988), or perhaps it's just an excuse to show us more of Phil Fondacaro's "John Oates pathos face."
Naturally, Fondacaro responds to this by quoting more KING LEAR.
#9. The cat-faced ghoulie shoves a red plastic boombox off of a table, breaking it into two pieces.
The cool kidsââto whom it belongedââfreak out, naturally:
"They broke my tunes!"
Later, another tunes aficionado discovers the broken boombox and, like Hamlet considering Yorick's skull, holds it aloft and says:
"Dude... your tunes!"
Much later, when all hell has broken loose, the owner of said busted tunes brings a policeman and explains the gravity of the situation:
"My tunes are still in there!"
#10. Set in part to the wild hair metal strains of W.A.S.P.'s "Scream Until You Like It," the ghoulies run roughshod over the carnival. This includesââbut is not limited toââthe cat-faced ghoulie commandeering the shooting gallery:
A ghoulie playing hit-and-run driver with a bumper car (I'm not sure how that's possible):
And the dunk-tank clown being eaten by the ghoulie in what resembles a Great White Shark attack:
#11. Speaking of sharks, the latter half of this film has a very JAWS vibe, except it's the rich-kid owner of the carnival (J. Downing) who is fulfilling the role of JAWS' mayor, the guy who wants to keep the beach open at all costs. But don't you worryââin living up to the series' core premise, a ghoulie (inspired by THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON) gets this heartless capitalist in the end.
#12. Finally, as is customary in every GHOULIES picture, the ghoulies can only be defeated by the summoning of a gigantic ghoulie who proceeds to eat the rest of them.
It's poetic biology
So happy 241st birthday, AmericaââI can't think of a more appropriate present than a movie about selfish, accidentally-summoned mischief-making toilet monsters who lay waste to our carnival, threaten our collective "tunes," and who are destroyed by carnies and amateur Shakespeare enthusiasts. After, we survey the destruction the ghoulies have wrought, and declare with stoicism: "We can't do nothin' else but sling these old bones around."
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|“Robots” Remixes (All Tracks)|
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|Polacy wolÄ pracowaÄ w Norwegii niÅ¼ w Niemczech||Polacy sÄ
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|Niemcy czy Holandia â gdzie praca opÅaca siÄ lepiej?||Robota w Holandii istnieje bardzo korzystnie pÅatna, jednak surowa takÅ¼e zÅoÅ¼ona. W obecnym napisie postaram CiÅ¼ siÄ przybliÅ¼yÄ ten fakt oraz zapewniÄ paru uwag odnoÅnie tak Å¼eby praca w Holandii stanowiÅa dla Ciebie szlachetna i logiczna. Wbrew pojawiajÄ
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|FirstNet: Putting Lifesaving Technologies into the Hands of Heroes||
In connection with American Heroes Week (July 24â28, 2017),Â the U.S. Department of Commerce is proud to highlight its own American heroes and the important role Commerce agencies play in serving and protecting American communities. Â
Right now, an area the size of New York City is ablaze in western Montana. The Lodgepole Complex fire has grown to encompass more than 250,000 acres. Although it is the largest fire, it is only one of 19 currently burning across the state in what has been a particularly intense fire season.
Pushing hard through intense heat, danger and exhaustion are firefighters, police officers, paramedics and other first responders â brave women and men doing everything in their power to protect citizens, homes, livestock and land. These first responders dedicateÂ their lives to protecting communities across our nation and are true Americaâs heroes. And the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an independent agency within the Department of Commerce, is working to equip them with the lifesaving, 21st-century communication technology they need to do their jobs.
Today, in emergencies and at large events, heavy public cell phone use can lead to wireless communications networks becoming overloaded and inaccessible. In those instances, public safety users are treated the same as any other commercial or enterprise user â meaning they canât use their cell phones or wireless communication equipment when they need it the most. Thatâs where FirstNet comes in.
When Congress created FirstNet in 2012, it began fulfilling a recommendation of the 9/11 Commission to provide first responders with a secure, dedicated high-speed network that is available to first responders when and where they respond.
A âfast laneâ for public safety communications
With FirstNet, public safety will get a dedicated âfast laneâ that provides highly secure communications every day and for every emergency. FirstNet will deliver specialized features to public safety that are not available on wireless networks today including priority access, more network capacity, and a resilient andÂ hardened connection. With FirstNet, first responders also will have access to devices connecting them to innovative, life-saving technologies.
For those fire fighters in Montana, and for first responders across the nation, FirstNet can provide vital technologies, tools and services during emergencies, such as:
A vital tool for our nationâs heroes
As Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross noted when he announced FirstNetâs selection of AT&T as its network partner: âFirstNet is a critical infrastructure project that will give our first responders the communications tools they need to keep America safe and secure.â
As the network deploys this year, it will provide the American heroes of the public safety community the powerful, dedicated communications network they need to do their jobsâ now and in the future.
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|List of Downloadable Computer Repair CDs|
Sometimes you get unlucky enough that your computer crashes without you having any kind of backup. So, its not your fault (untill you take the sole responsibility :D) but this situation is very pathetic. I'm saying so because quite a few years before i faced this very similar kind of problem and i lost GBs of my very important and loving data in a flash. Yeah, sour memories, but i surely don't want that to happen to any of us. So guys, I've compiled a large list of CDs for various computer repair tasks. In this list, the following types of CD are available for download: Antivirus Boot CDs, Recovery Disks, Hardware Diagnostic Boot CDs, Network Testing/Monitoring, Data Recovery Boot CDs and Special Purpose CDs.
|Top 10 Must watch videos for Entrepreneurs.|
Here i'm gonna show you best 10 Youtube videos to become a successful entrepreneur, that will surely help for any problem you come across on your way.
1.Developing a CEO within you
This Youtube video sets the aspirants on their path. It helps aspiring executives prepare themselves to be strong CEO candidates in the future. Professor Joseph Bower from the Harvard Business School believes anyone hoping to hold a corner office someday should be able to ask serious questionsâand answer them objectivelyâabout their own work and the work produced by the company. Becoming a CEO is all about constantly learning and improving oneselfâand later, othersâto establish a true role within a company, instead of merely being a placeholder. Bower also recommends that CEOs-in-training take an interdisciplinary approach to networking, thus promoting innovation within the company.
2.Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us.
How can you hire highly skilled workers, persuade them to work for free, and then release your product to the masses for free? It's not impossible; in fact, several active companies such as Linux and Wikipedia has accomplished this feat. In this video, the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce gives a comprehensive animated seminar on what motivates workers to work, and how to take advantage of that as a business. This video, which is animated entirely on a whiteboard, is extremely valuable, especially for those marketing and sales professionals. The animation is clean, clever, and imaginative, and illustrates the various studies and research used in this piece extremely well.
3.Muhammad Yunus: The social business model
Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus runs one of the few socially responsible banks in the world: Grameen Bank, which provides small loans to poor people and entrepreneurs with no collateral to help them become financially self-sufficient. Yunus, who also serves on the UN Foundation's board of directors,describes how he created his social business model, and how others can create benevolent businesses of their own. Socially responsible businesses succeed because their bottom lines focus on others, rather than on profit aloneâYunus believes this creates an incredible opportunity for start-ups in many destitute sectors, such as healthcare. "Should we leave everything to the decisions of the profit maximizers, so that their benefit is what decides the world?"
4.Can a "Green" business also be a profitable one?
While "going green" has been popular over the last decade, many businesses are still reluctant to switch over, fearing the cost of installing these systems outweighs the benefits. One YouTube video featuring Gary Hirshberg, president and CEO of organic food company Stonyfield Farm, explains how a business can go green and become environmentally responsible while still being profitable. Since going green 18 years ago, Hirshberg reports that Stonyfield Farm has grown over 24 percent annuallyâthe rest of the organic food industry, meanwhile, is only growing four percent annually. Hirshberg believes non-renewable energy is the most inflationary cost in society, and explains why every project presents an opportunity to practice sustainability and make a difference.
5.Seth Godin: Ideas that spread, Win.
In an address to the Greater Baltimore Technology Council in 2006, author, entrepreneur, and marketing expert Seth Godin summed up the importance of marketing with a very simple phrase: "Ideas that spread, win." Godin cites how one of the greatest inventions of all time, sliced bread, wouldn't be anywhere without marketing. In fact, for about 17 years after it was invented, no one bought sliced bread. There was no market for it, and people didn't know why they would need sliced bread. It took another company, the Taggart Baking Company in Indianapolis, to market the style and make it popular. Taggart's original creation, Wonder Bread, is now produced by three separate companies in three different countries.
6.The Best Business advice on Donny Deutsch show from the CEO
Before ending in December 2008, CNBC's talk show "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch" welcomed in successful businessmen and women to discuss their histories and philosophies, providing great advice for would-be entrepreneurs across the country. In 2006, Deutsch sat down with CEO of Sketchers Robert Greenberg to discuss what distinguishes successful businesses from unsuccessful ventures. Greenberg's answer? Persistence. "If you start down any road, there's always going to be a left or right turn. You just can't see it from the starting line," Greenberg says. "Just don't ever stop trying."
7.Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
College graduation ceremonies are always filled with inspiring words, especially for those students about to enter the professional world. In 2005, Stanford managed to wrangle Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs, one of the most successful and innovative businessmen of all time, who offered three stories to the graduating student body. Jobs retells why he dropped out of college, how he got fired from his own company, and how he dealt with his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The common thread linking these stories is the ability to overcome the odds and persevere at the lowest moments in life, a great and encouraging lesson for any struggling business owner.
8.Entrepreneurial Advice From Billionaires
Advice has more value when it comes from the mouth of a billionaire. In this video, some of the wealthiest and most successful entrepreneurs who built their business empires from scratchâincluding Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Warren Buffettâshare nuggets of wisdom for becoming successful in. Despite the adequate video quality, the messages from billionaire entrepreneurs are absolutely invaluable. The overall message? The key to a sustainable, long-lasting business is not just fixating on about the bottom line, but rather creating a people-driven culture with a hard set of values.
9.How to Craft Your 300-Second Elevator Pitch or Networking Introduction
Making the sale is all about how you structure your pitch. How do you introduce yourself? What information do you present in the first ten seconds? How do you finish? Executive coach and public speaker Kathy McAfee explains how to properly construct an elevator pitch to maximize your time efficiency. McAfee argues that while showing excitement for your product is important, it's paramount to show restraint and tease the audience into wanting more. Once you get into the conversation with the audience, McAfee shows how to keep potential investors interested without letting them dominate the discussion.
10.Energizing Office Yoga
A number of recent studies have revealed that sitting is worse for you than previously thought. Too much sitting at the desk causes low blood circulation, lower metabolism, and an increased risk for heart disease. Apart from offices with built-in gyms and exercise rooms, workers have few ways to get their blood pumping during the day. This video offers several ways workers can quietly exercise within their limited desk area. The 10-minute video offers a diversity yoga stretches built for office workers, and while some movements may be embarrassing, these invigorating exercises will make office workers more balanced, energetic, and effective throughout the day.
|Kimagure Orange Road Vol 17 Ch 148||Robot Kyou-chan II |
|Science game with Water .|
We should keep trying something new and off the hook, which is not been done or tried before. So today going a little away from technology we will peep into a little scientific stuff. Today i'll tell you How to instantly turn water into ice by trying 'Supercooling'.
'Supercooling' is when you chill a liquid below its freezing point without it becoming solid. Try this amazing trick by following Mark's simple step-by-step instructions.
Things you'll need:
How to do it:
The experiment can sometimes fail if a bottle is knocked by accident. You can increase your chances of success by putting two bottles of deionised water in each bucket.
Place a bottle of deionised water into a bucket and pack 3kg of ice around the base of the bottle. Leave a few ice cubes aside in the freezer, to use later. Pour 1.5kg of salt over the ice and top up with water until it fills the bucket to the level of the bottle's lid. Repeat the process with the second bucket and bottle.
Do not disturb your bottles while they are cooling, as the smallest knock can start the ice crystallisation process. Carefully check the temperature of the water using a thermometer. You need to wait for it to cool down to -8C. This