Friday, August 23, 2013

Sucking the Marrow

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion. Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

Ten Commandments for Effective Study Skills
(From Larry M. Ludewig, the Teaching Professor, 1992, 6(10), 3-4)

1. Thou Shalt Be Responsible and Thou Shalt Be Active -For There Be No Other Passage to Academic Success!
2. Thou Shalt Know Where Thy "Hot Buttons" Are, and Thou Shalt Push Them Regularly!
3. If Thou Hath Questions, Asketh Them. If Thou Hath No Questions, Maketh Some!
4. Thou Shalt Learn That Thou and Thy Professor Maketh a Team and Thou Shalt Be a Team Player!
5. Thou Shalt Not Parketh Thy Butt in the Back!
6. Thou Shalt Not Write in Thy Notes What Thou Faileth to Understand!
7. If Thine Interest in Class Be Gone, Faketh It!
8. Thou Shalt Know That If Silence Be Golden -Recitation Shalt Be Platinum!
9. Thou Shalt Knoweth That Cram Is Not Your Vocabulary!
10. Thou Shalt Not Procrastinate -and Thour Shalt Beginneth Not Doing It Right Now!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Amazing Articles, Artists, Videos we've shared

On this page, I'll post relevant materials I come across and that you send me!

Thanks to Brittany for sending this remarkable collection of convincingly recolored black and white photos.

Colorized Historical Photos - 19
from 22Words. Many more photos here.

Great New Yorker Article about the discoverers of Chauvet Cave-- apparently this is the article that inspired Werner Herzog to want to make Cave of Forgotten Dreams. 

Thanks to Santiago for moving Ted Talk on creativity

Thanks to Carol for sending me this great video link:
  Several surrealist or surrealist-influenced film clips

Disney&Dali... Destino, begun in 1946, below. Anyone know if this is the version restored by Roy Disney in 2003 or from the original?

Dream sequence designed by Dali in Hitchcock's Spellbound 1945, below

Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel, The Andalusian Dog, trailer, below. Warning, graphic content:

New Reseach Suggests that Paleolithic Cave Paintings may have prefigured Film Animation. Check out this video.

And, on the subject of animation, a great video from street artist BLU.
MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

More new research in Cave painting suggests that both Egyptian Pyramids and Franco-Cantabrian Cave PAinting demonstrate understanding of the same Earth-Sky Map. Read about it here

Nick Cave designs sound suits and choreographs the dancers who wear them.

Killer Mike takes his inspiration from Renaissance to 18th century European paintings...