Post by Otto Rapp
wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year!
Video from LiveLeak: Remembering Robert Hughes
I searched again for this video after reading a recent blog (the video doesn't work anymore on that blog), which I re-blogged on my (rarely used) Otto Rapp's Wordpress blog, titled
I do encourage everyone to follow the link to read more on the original blog by trueoutsider (aka artist Bart Johnson). The reason I link to the re-blog is that it contains a link to a related blog of mine on Blogger that fits into this context: LAOKOON, ANTI-LAOKOON and ANTI-KOONS. I thought the conversation between Roberto Mugrabi and Robert Hughes is priceless! I just hope this video will stay on the net, if not, I will have to search for it again, because I think it is a keeper!
Musings on St. Stephen's Day, December 26th 2014
The Matrix is Real 
It makes my head spin because I look at such from all sides of the argument. I fancy myself thinking that the worlds I create (or enter into) in my mind are a alternate reality far removed from the one we occupy, and at the moment I am in it, it is as real..... images I create are not reproductions of scenes I experienced, but rather spontaneous creations from the subconscious, which I see as gateways of entering into these realities. Thus, the act of drawing is for me the drug of choice (and I had of late been drawing much more often than painting, since it is more immediate and direct).
While I find these speculations fascinating in itself (and Philip K. Dick, the name first mentioned in the video, is a SF writer), to study and analyze this is like analyzing the chemical composition of pheromones emitted by a flower, instead of simply going with the flow and enjoying the moment.
These are arguments and counter-arguments, instead of being in the moment, moments that change with every move we make; even the fact that I am here watching this video and writing my thoughts down, instead of going out and taking a walk in the sunshine of a nice wintry afternoon.
Nick Bostrom - The Simulation Argument (Full)
Consider this video as well (or else go for a nice walk and be alone with your thoughts):
The Structure of Infinity | God Within
Quantum Theory - Full Documentary HD
I have to admit, trying to read this paper Adinkras for Mathematicians, I got lost somewhere after the first couple of sentences ....... so I decided to go for my afternoon walk after all, and clear my head!
To commemorate St. Stephan's Day, here is a early 16th C painting by Austrian artist
Marx Reichlich (1460 to 1520).
The Stoning of St. Stephan, 1506
Jacobus and Stephan altar, right inside wing, lower scene: Stoning of Saint Stephan.
Reichlich was a painter of primarily religious works. He painted a number of traditional scenes as commissions for churches, including "Adoration of the Magi", and "The Last Judgement". Some of his works reside at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. This particular work however is in the collection of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.
Help Bryan K. Ward
To help with Bryan K. Ward's recovery;
artist, father, friend, musician and visionary!
Bryan recently got into a severe accident. He is rather a solitary person, so many of you might not have heard what happened. While on a boat, he was struck in the head by the boom on a sailboat and sustained several hemorrhagic brain contusions, pneumocephalus, multiple facial fractures, and numerous chipped teeth.
This campaign is set up with the desire to help him pay medical bills and to support the time he will be unemployed. Bryan does have basic health insurance. However, we are unsure how much will be covered and assume most of his dental will not. He is not supposed to work for at least 4-6 weeks or lift anything heavy during his recovery; this excludes working at his current job. Currently, he is home, basically bedridden, and it is unknown if any future medical conditions will be associated with the injuries.
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