An audience appreciation is only going to be periodic, in the best of times. You fall in and out of favor continually. I don’t think it should be something one should be looking for. I think you should turn around at the end of the day and say, “I really liked that piece of work,” or “That piece of work sucked!” – not, “Was that popular or wasn’t it popular?”

The wonderful Blank on Blank – who gave us John Lennon and Yoko Ono on loveDavid Foster Wallace on ambition, Janis Joplin on creativity and rejection, and other gems – bring us David Bowie on Ziggy Stardust.

Complement with the story of his iconic character and Bowie’s reading list.


Photo of the Day: All the Way Across the Sky

Photo by Ian Lumsden (Kingston, Australia); Jerrawangala National Park, Australia


Ladybugs molting.  In the school gardens, the fava bean patch developed an aphid infestation.  The ladybugs found these aphids and quickly went to work devouring ladybugs and in the process developed their own ladybug colony.  There were thousands of ladybugs in all stages of life from eggs to larvae to molting into ladybugs.  An incredible day in the school garden for students and teachers alike.


Not only did Uwe Ommer’s “1000 Families” project take 4 years to complete, but Ommer traveled over 160,000 miles across 4 continents.

Using a medium format camera, Ommer captured portraits of families while also writing down their individual story. See the entire series below!

Photographing 1000 Families From Across the Globe

via It’s Nice That

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motivatedmontanan | hat tip MiniMotives

Candace says: Ultimately, my goal is to graduate from college nearly debt free, with a home of my own which is mortgage free that I can be proud of. My budget for this project is $10,000. In hopes of keeping my costs under control and organizing myself before I run to every hardware store in the state, I have made a detailed spreadsheet breaking down what I will need for each phase and its price. parts & price list

First four series of a sawtooth wave.



Tangible Media

MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,

"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."

*The tie-in with the projection-mapping is especially good.

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