Now. this got me thinking. Could you replicate (to an extent) the abovementioned process into an architectural intervention ? prefab bits, rolled up on site and glue gunned (kinda) together ? it could be a pretty radical way of creating pavilions/shelters - roll them up and move on. a nomadic shelter-type thing. maybe?
i have no idea who the guys are behind this movement BUT you can always rely on thatcool - to bring a smile to your face as well as get the creative juices going…
thatcoolwall.tumblr.com : is their specific blogging output medium - full of inspirational typography and influential quotes.
ww.thatcoolblog.com : as opposed to just blogging one type of COOL - theres heaps of stuff on here - its one hell of a crossover blog - from action sports, wallpapers, gaming reviews, typography, global creatives, packaging, you name it.. if its cool, its there…
Going back to the vaults here at mousecraft, to the KZNSA Public Arts Seminar in 2008. Managed to find an mp3 file of Doungs talk also, on the ‘old’ KZNSA website.
inspiring and influential. Busy. as always. Thanks Doung for blowing my mind yet again.
“Operative optimism because we have chosen an optimistic, open, cheerful, playful way of addressing reality in a positive fashion, understanding that ours is a world of possibilities that problems are challenges and that chaos leads to progress. And why operative? Operative because we can turn this chaos, these problems and these circumstances to good account and achieve results that multiply the pre-existences and the context.”
Public art Seminar : http://old.kznsagallery.co.za/publicartspeeches1.htm
this extremely talented interior designer-come-3D extraordinaire is a born and bred durbanite, thats right ! creativity pours out of this place.. also, he just happened to grow up two houses down from me, so I’m hoping, that by some strange effervescent phenomenon, some talent would have rubbed off onto me, somehow..
anyway, i digress : after a stint in durban, cape town, then dubai, he is now living in huddersfield - up norf england someplace, manchester. have a peep at some of his work. whether you are in this industry or not, the images are outstanding. some will think they are photographs - but these are RENDERS people ! and they speak with the highest quality. quite unbelievable what he achieves on screen isn’t it ?
you have to check this stuff out, blending painting techniques with modern technology. the results are mind blowing - the images really come to life on screen - how refreshing… plus she does a heap of other arty things too. check out her deviant art page: http://alicexz.deviantart.com/
here you can find the interview on how she does it and what she’s all about…
1. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.
2. Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.
3. Forget your generalized audience. In the first place, the nameless, faceless audience will scare you to death and in the second place, unlike the theater, it doesn’t exist. In writing, your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person—a real person you know, or an imagined person and write to that one.
4. If a scene or a section gets the better of you and you still think you want it—bypass it and go on. When you have finished the whole you can come back to it and then you may find that the reason it gave trouble is because it didn’t belong there.
5. Beware of a scene that becomes too dear to you, dearer than the rest. It will usually be found that it is out of drawing.
6. If you are using dialogue—say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.
seeing as though I am engaged with my dissertation at the moment, I am in a state of constant flux between absolute control and pure chaos… yes, the calming noise of bach and the likes are useful, these kind of little motivators go a long way for my sanity… - john steinbeck with some tips for writing…