Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Saddle up logo

Here's a logo I made for a Saddle Up! fundraiser Country Ride 'N Roll. Saddle Up! is the oldest and largest recreational therapeutic riding program in the Middle Tennessee area, and the only one that caters exclusively to special needs children.

Crazy 4 Cult

Check out this art show in LA. Crazy 4 Cult is where they get 100 artists together and they reinterpret classic cult films by doing paintings/drawing/ whatever they want. Images from Collider.com.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Hologram cat on the iPhone

I'm getting this as soon as it becomes available on the iPhone.

iHologram - iPhone application from David OReilly on Vimeo.

And here's the science of it at David O'Reilly's blog.- UPDATED: It's all just a rendering and not a real app, oh well. looks cool indeed.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Archive

Reposted from Yewknee.com. "The Archive is a mini-documentary about Paul Mawhinney, the owner of the world's largest record collection. Unfortunately he's also trying to sell it. The documentary is a great look at a man obviously very passionate about music." Have a look, it's good stuff, especially living in Nashville and being so close to music.

The Archive from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Open Yale Courses

OPEN YALE COURSES - I had read about these and then forgot about them, but stumbled across them today. Yale University is putting several of it's class on-line for anyone to watch. Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn. I watched a Philosophy lecture on the fear of death today, it was great. I especially love the quote Professor Kagan ended with, a quote from from Kurt Vonnegut's book, Cat's Cradle.

"Let me close then with an expression of this thought. This is from Kurt Vonnegut's book, Cat's Cradle. This is a kind of prayer that one of the characters in the novel says--is supposed to say--at the deathbed."

"God made mud.
God got lonesome.
So God said to some of the mud, "Sit up."
"See all I've made," said God. "The hills, the sea, the sky, the stars."
And I, with some of the mud, had got to sit up and look around.
Lucky me, lucky mud.
I, mud, sat up and saw what a nice job God had done.
Nice going God!
Nobody but you could have done it God! I certainly couldn't have.
I feel very unimportant compared to You.
The only way I can feel the least bit important is to think of all the mud that didn't even get to sit up and look around.
I got so much, and most mud got so little.
Thank you for the honor!
Now mud lies down again and goes to sleep.
What memories for mud to have!
What interesting other kinds of sitting-up mud I met!
I loved everything I saw [Vonnegut 1963]."

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Friday, August 01, 2008


Excuse me.

Started playing some GURPS (Generic Universal RolePlaying System) last night...old skool..took 3 hours just to do the accounting to make the characters all pencil and paper style. I'm an adjunct archeology professor at UC Berkley my partner is an alocholic Indian guy who was in WWI. Our adventure takes place in 1920, kind of an Indiana Jones style adventure...with one of us being the brains, the other the brawn. Hopefully we actually get to play next time.