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Blog Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

World’s Largest Sundial

by Kevin Kelly on March 27th, 02007

Found via Kircher Society

 
This past September the French army installed 600 one meter square reflective panels in the shape of Roman numerals on the sands of Mont Saint-Michel, a small rocky island off the coast of Normandy. The island’s 150-foot abbey spire cast a shadow three quarters of a mile. . .   Read More

Will Wright and Brian Eno – “Playing with Time”

by Simone Davalos on June 26th, 02006

Generative play

In a dazzling duet Will Wright and Brian Eno gave an intense clinic on the joys and techniques of “generative” creation.

Back in the 1970s both speakers got hooked by cellular automata such as Conway’s “Game of Life,” where just a few simple rules could unleash profoundly unpredictable and infinitely varied dynamic. . .   Read More

Chris Anderson And Will Hearst – “The Long Time Tail”

by Stewart Brand on May 15th, 02006

The power law is the shape of our age

You know something is up when an audience member is taking cell phone photos of the presenter’s slides for instant transmittal to a business partner.

Chris Anderson does have killer slides, full of exuberant detail, defining the exact shape of the still emerging opportunity space. . .   Read More

Visiting Petra

by Stewart Brand on February 10th, 01999

Stewart Brand and Danny Hillis visit Petra

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