Some things to consider.
What story is this?
How was this kid able to let you know?
How long did it take?
Llandscape from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE camera .
Source: HiRISE Catalog which contains over 11,700 images of Mars surface features.
The above image was taken in 2008 April near the North Pole of Mars. At that time, dark sand on the interior of Martian sand dunes became more and more visible as the spring Sun melted the lighter carbon dioxide ice.
When occurring near the top of a dune, dark sand may cascade down the dune leaving dark surface streaks — streaks that might appear at first to be trees standing in front of the lighter regions, but cast no shadows.
Objects about 25 centimeters across are resolved on this image spanning about one kilometer. Close ups of some parts of this image show billowing plumes indicating that the sand slides were occurring even when the image was being taken.
Ralph Grimm, video of tiny animals called rotifers on a lily leaf in his pond. This still from Grimm’s footage shows the creatures’ trembling cilia, internal organs and eyes, which look like red dots.
Ten single-celled ocean amoebas known as Chlamydophrys band together
Dear Making Comics Class,
Cartooning. 1st Century AD style.
Roman Marble Dog Columbarium Panel Circa 1st-2nd Century AD
Depicting a dog wearing a collar, with short ears and incised fur, the tail curling upwards, with two lines of carved Latin text:
"For darling Metilianus, Lucius Novius Aprilis made (this)"
For Extra Credit, watch this with the sound turned off and with the sound turned on.
What is the difference?
How is music able to affect the way we see a video, able to affect what we notice and give meaning to? Some how music is able shape our pace and our experience of what we are watching. We seem to make whatever we are looking at ‘go along with’ the music we are listening to. But HOW? And Why?
This is true for words and pictures too.
Add words, change everything.
What is an image? What is the is the music you hear that lets you know one is right in front of you?
DAVID CALE sings an answer to us here.
“The People In Your Life For 30 Seconds.”
What is the talk down here in the Near-Sighted Monkey Lounge tonight?
Just talking about Slime Mold. Can you Dig It?
And the news is THIS: they are amoeba, not fungus. It explains so much! But it is also disappointing to a certain Wookie fungus hag.
The Management recommends you turn off the sound when you watch this so you can see the these creatures moving without the waltz music strong-arm. Music knocks out the strange beats we ‘hear’ when we watch something move.
The Management recommends the video as a visual wig flipper and a biological mind tripper although for some people it will be too squirmy. In this case the Management policy is this: Don’t try to stick it out. Bail at ANY time.
For those who can’t turn away, the Management highly recommends FULL SCREEN.
Watch it only if it entrances you. Slime mold is not for everyone.
This video contains lame strobey psychedelic interludes they are a drag but they are short.
Looking for an extra credit thang to draw for 20 minutes?
First watch the video all the way through.
Stop this video and draw a frame in non-photo blue for 3 minutes. Then start the song over again and listen to it while you ink it in.
Repeat this three more times so you end up with four drawings inked in.
Music: Grizzly Bear
Film by Allison Schulnik,
The video brings this question to mind:
Things fashioned by hand and by vocal chords and musical instruments combine to make what kind of experience?
Come on down the rickety stairs to the Near-Sighted Monkey Lounge. The DJ is celebrating Art 448 Night. This one goes out to Captain Underpants,
Artist: Allen Toussaint Song: “Soul Sister”
A man dressed as Hindu monkey god Hanuman walks inside the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, on September 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Niranjan shrestha)
How is this song/image being made to happen in this room? What are they doing? Something alive enough to be recordable. HOW?
Mudwerks just put this on The Near-Sighted Monkey Lounge jukebox. Come on down the rickety stairs and do a twirl on the worlds smallest dance floor.
Strange Magic - Electric Light Orchestra
Looking for something to draw for the next 20 minutes? Images are everywhere, in every circumstance. Here is an image caught by a moment of seeing.
When we draw something we touch all the edges and see things we would not see otherwise (like the tree bent to the left). When we draw a person, even when we copy a photo of someone, even in this situation when we can only see their eyes, a relationship develops. It’s one of the reasons to make portraits. Something living happens that is much more interesting than getting a good Likeness. It’s more like getting an Isness and the eerie feeling that they get you too.
What might be the value in drawing something which at first glance disturbs us?
Where are you? What time of day or night does it seem to be? What season does it seem to be? What’s telling you that? Where is the light coming from and what kind of light is it?