An interesting article from Mutant Supremacy about designs people are working on to confuse AI and facial recognition so the MET and other agencies cannot read your face in public urban area.… Read More Some creative ways of confusing AI facial recognition.
Maps show different types of land use and are a very good way to see how land has changed over time. This is a link to a BBC article about maps showing changes in land use with other links to maps showing lots of information about land use not seen on normal maps and to maps of the U.K. going back to the 19th century. … Read More Five ways the British landscape changed in 10 years – BBC News
Interesting programme suggests that our sense of identity and our memories are linked to a sense of place and connect the capacity to tell stories about ourselves at a physiological level through the hippocampus. If we learn to know where we are in space by using a map (as opposed to sat-nav) we have develop… Read More What has Sat-Nav done to our brains?
A good article which gives a number of practical ways of perceiving the world that help you see the world in a way that leads in to drawing and painting. Painting and drawing doesn’t copy the world on to a canvas. It makes you look at the world in a way that lets you create… Read More How to Train Your Eyes to See like an Artist – Artsy
Why are we so imaginative? What possible use is there in passing through the looking-glass with Alice or supposing that the moon is inhabited by creatures with aerials growing out of their heads? These are some of the wilder flights of our imagination and not shared by everyone. Read More…
The trope of the isolated artist is all around us. From Anthony Burgess’ writing retreat in the English countryside to Dali’s hideaway in the north of Spain and more recently, the mansionof DJ and producer Deadmau5 near Toronto, artists have been seeking to get away from it all for centuries. And in many cases, solitude is an effective… Read More The One Thing You Should Do to Amp Up Your Creativity
Good news for those juggling time-pressures in today’s busy, modern life. According to ground breaking research commissioned by BBC Arts, even the briefest time spent on a creative pastime such as painting, pottery or playing the piano, has an impact on our wellbeing and emotions. In the largest study of its kind, with almost 50,000… Read More Even a small amount of creativity can help you cope with modern life, reveals new research by BBC Arts and UCL
“Geography is the key, the crucial accident of birth. A piece of protein could be a snail, a sea lion, or a systems analyst, but it had to start somewhere. This is not science; it is merely metaphor. And the landscape in which the protein “starts” shapes its end as surely as bowls shape water.“… Read More dVerse Poetics: On Geography
Survey showing that a ‘teenage dip’ occurs with regards to feelings of connectedness to nature, with some possible explanations. http://findingnature.org.uk/2019/06/12/teenage-dip/ — Read on findingnature.org.uk/2019/06/12/teenage-dip/