Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sport Art!

I was in the common room today, and a hockey game was playing on T.V., as usual (nobody was watching it). I looked at it for a very short while and thought to myself,

"If you used something to track the location of the puck for the whole game and then created an image based on its path, you could make art!"

...and then, just now, while putting this up, I realized that if you did it for soccer or some other sport you could apply some other attribute (colour, opacity, brightness, etc) to the height of the ball, which would make it even more awesome. Something could also probably be done by tracking the locations of the players too, but that starts to get tough, and very crowded.

What kind of art would this be classified as?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Political Reality

At the most basic level, this is what politics is:

Liberals/Democrats play to peoples' hopes:

the people want change


Conservatives/Republicans play to peoples' fears:
the people don't want to change


...but you have to change to get change, so we flop back and forth.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Jazz

Obama! Woot. Also among useful things to come from America is Jazz music, so here's a quote I thought of awhile ago:

"A jazz solo is essentially sight-reading between the lines"