HEY APATHY!

March 31, 2006

FRIDAY MARCH 31st FROM 7-10PM HEY APATHY! WEB LAUNCH VISIT THE STUDIO FOR THE OFFICIAL WEB LAUNCH FEATURING VIDEO, ANIMATIONS & NEW WORKS BY MIKE PARSONS SATURDAY APRIL 1st & SUNDAY APRIL 2nd FROM 12-5PM THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The Studio is located at 75 Kensington Ave. (at the corner of […]

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VHS Movies

March 31, 2006

I don’t have a VHS machine any more, and tried to give away these tapes. But my sister doesn’t have one either. And I’m not shipping them up to my dad’s. If anyone’s interested in these tapes, and lives in Toronto, and wanted to come by to pick them up, and promise to not sell […]

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Chinese “ghost ship” fishing boats rotting off of W African coast

March 30, 2006

Boing Boing: Chinese “ghost ship” fishing boats rotting off of W African coast: “Greenpeace has published an amazing first-person account of visits to the rusting Chinese “ghost ships” floating off the West African coast. These fishing ships are loaded, supplied and collected form [sic] at sea, without any dock-time for maintenance (or for their crews […]

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Alex Halavais » Learning Inquiry

March 29, 2006

Alex Halavais » Learning Inquiry: “Some time last year, a group at UB got together to write a proposal for a new funding track from NSF focussed on creating a center for learning. The CFP was unusual for NSF: it was highly interdisciplinary and considered learning in the broadest sense. So I pulled together some […]

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Scientific American: Why Are Some Animals So Smart?

March 28, 2006

Scientific American: Why Are Some Animals So Smart?: “My own explanation, which is not incompatible with these other forces, puts the emphasis on social learning. In humans, intelligence develops over time. A child learns primarily from the guidance of patient adults. Without strong social–that is, cultural–inputs, even a potential wunderkind will end up a bungling […]

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The symposium of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula

March 28, 2006

The symposium of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula, May 26-28, 2006, in Sinaia, Romania: synopsis of a paper PHENOMENA in the HOIA-BACIU WOOD The Hoia-Baciu wood (HBW) , close to the city of Cluj-Napoca in Transylvania, Romania, is the site of some unconventional phenomena which have been recorded and researched for nearly 50 years. People […]

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It is all in the Za…

March 26, 2006

Catsy and Rochelle joined Yuka, Masiko and I for Za last night. First social run of my new convection oven. I’m still rethinking my dough… upped the oil and the semolina, and got a really elasticy dough. I think I should try 100% semolina, but I’m a wimp. Made 4 variations on the same pizza. […]

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MySpace used to ID rape, robbery suspects

March 26, 2006

From news.com Comes a story about MySpace. “A story out of Boulder, Colo., today might be of particular interest to those who meet people through social networking sites, or at least their parents in the case of young MySpace users…. Six men were arrested in connection with the rape and robbery of a woman who […]

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the inventor of the Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee

March 25, 2006

Isn’t it semantic? : Articles : Internet : BCS: “With the major www2006 conference just around the corner, BCS managing editor Brian Runciman interviews the inventor of the Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee. …”What subsequent Web developments by others have impressed you most?” The Google algorithm was a significant development. I don’t want to name too […]

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Would make a nice t-shirt

March 24, 2006

I used to love adobe streamline, because it would do things like this… convert bitmaps to vectors. Now it is part of Illustrator CS2… and I’m one happy dude.

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