Art & Artifice
Submissions and suggestions welcome for any of the following...
Birds and humans - click on the smaller image to see the larger
Art with crow family birds can be found by clicking here.
Music - the music I enjoy:
|New Age / Instrumental
For some strange reason I seem to forget the movies I have seen. However, here are a few I remember enjoying:
|THX-1138 - a strange film about a man who lives in an underground society (who lives underground because of a past nuclear holocaust). The radiation has subsided, but the government in power fools people into believing it's still present. THX-1138 has the audacity to have sex with his wife, rather than solely depositing his seed into a tube provided by the state. A child results, and his wife and his child are taken away. Book by Ben Bova. Movie by George Lucas. Further info is here.||My movie rental history at the Tower Theater in Salt Lake City. When I lived in Utah I frequented a small independent movie theater that also rented films. It's collection was a gem especially considering the town. I recommend checking out all these films.|
|My ballot at the Internet Movie Database. And I also recommend the higher rated shows on my IMDB ballot.|
|BBC World Service - click here to listen (as from Broadcast.com - they have other stations available as well).||NPR - Talk of the Nation and Science Friday (If you live in the US, and your local NPR affiliate doesn't carry Talk of the Nation, ask them to do so.)|
Television Arts - shows I have liked
|Babylon 5 - an excellent science fiction drama - with depth - and a good story. Sadly it's now concluded, but in the US, it's being replayed on TNT. However, here's info on a new related series.|
|Red Dwarf - a highly humorous British comedy. I enjoy various other British comedies as well.|
|Are You Being Served - another great BBC comedy.|
|And here's a few more of recent note that I've enjoyed: Lexx, Farscape, Total Recall 2070, Doctor Who.|
Ancient art from Pompeii and Rome
|[epidermis alert: The ART works available at the following links may be deemed by some as unsuitable for their children.]|
|Art they didn't show you in high school history class (depending on where you live of course) -- selected art from Pompeii and other ancient Roman sources which illustrates some of the more epidermis revealing & intimate activities of homo sapiens.|
|Art related to Greek/Roman legend of Leda and the Swan|
Math, Science, and Art
When I was finishing up my work for my baccalaureate degree, I took an art class to finish up my general education requirements. One key thing I remember my art teacher conveying to me is that artists are free to delve into the true aspects of human nature, whereas she claimed scientists are not. I didn't buy her statement then, and I don't buy it now. It seems to me the basis for such a statement is a lack of understanding of math & science. Great beauty can be found in math and science. Beauty discovered by humans. Beauty about the existence and nature of humans. Beauty which humans can appreciate.
If you believe that science & math is dry and boring, and has
little to do with what "really" counts, you need to read more, and do more
Click here for info the beauty of mathematics.
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