Archive for the 'Art' Category

Art vs porn

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Mom: Why do people look at porn?

Me: That's hard to explain. Why do people play video games, or watch sunsets?

Mom: I don't know why people like video games, but sunsets are beautiful and natural.

Me: Naked women are beautiful and natural.

My mom is always asking me to stop mentioning porn on my blog, saying it might drive away potential girlfriends. But on Christmas, she almost encouraged me to hang one of Diana Kos's nude paintings in my apartment. I'm so confused that I don't even know whether to mark that link as NSFW.

Algorithm Ink

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Aza Raskin's Algorithm Ink is really neat. Hand Spirals and Kishkush balabush create beautiful pictures with just a little bit of code, while Underground and Morse Code Forever look like real things. Algorithm Ink can even be tricked into performing pure animation, as shown by my example Gears.

Snow and ice festival

Monday, April 26th, 2004

Amazing snow sculptures and ice architecture at a festival in Harbin, China (via Mom).

RLP #2

Saturday, January 31st, 2004