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Earthship Enterprise: Captains' Blog

Excerpts from Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters

“This is a blog documenting the building of an Earthship, our home, by and for Amanda J. Speer & Dain W. 207 more words

Beware the Audience

Images confer life on the medium they’re painted or projected on, because the mind that views them looks to see itself, which it is familiar with from its days as a living part of savannah environments. 57 more words

Street Photography

Aesthetics vs. Functionality

I am a software engineer by trade and also a designer for as long as I can remember. I thought it would be interesting to see how my peers viewed design, especially with the explosion of the importance of UX in everything we design for clients. 517 more words


How Movies Control Your Mind


Neurocinematics is a recent field that explores how our brains respond to movies. Uri Hasson, a neuroscientist who has dedicated much research to this field and who now works in Princeton University’s Neuroscience Institute, uses fMRI and inter-subject correlation (ISC) to determine how similarly an audience’s brain reacts to films and thus how well a film is able to control its audiences’ brains. 978 more words

Psychology & Neuroscience

Stapler & Tape Dispenser

It is my goal for every useful item in my apartment to also be a objet d’art. I have succeeded, in most part, in finding replacements for my boring, run-of-the-mill office supplies that are just as functional but a pleasure to look at as well. 299 more words


On Action Painting: 'Mineralizing' Rosenberg

Rosenberg’s contribution chiefly revolves around his assertions about Abstract Expressionism as a breakthrough in the history of painting: no longer painting pictures, instead the surface became a field for recording an event: it is the event or the ‘action’ of the expressionistic capacities of the painter themselves. 2,667 more words


The absolute basic exercises

It’s confusing right? With so many machines, so many exercises, so much varying information, what exercises should be staple within your routine. I’m not here to recreate the wheel so I haven’t detailed form, videos and pictures. 73 more words