Archive for February, 2006

Celebrating Women’s Voices at UT

[Link] Great Event. Be there March 1st. More to be added soon.

Protected: Final Creative Project Proposal

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Artist’s Block

I know this is very irresponsible of me, but this Artist’s Block has been really getting to me. I was supposed to submit my Major Creative Project prospasal in last week, but this stupid thing keeps taunting me so I can’t even think of something suitable to do. I mean, I wanna do something cool & creative instead of just a commercial site design that I’m working on for another course (we’re allowed to use work that we’re doing in another course for this assignment). And I also wanna do something pertinent to my field of interest (new media).

…Probably not a video piece; I don’t think I’d have the time for that. Perhaps a concept site? I this thing on WebbyAwards.com (the Internet’s version of the Oscars) where they featured a flash site called WordCount, and has all the words in the English language, listed in the order that they’re most commonly used, and you can scroll through the list and see all the words that are there. That’s a social exploration of the English language and how important words are to ushowever, I fail to believe that words are the sole manner in which we are able to express ourselves. I mean, if you take away language, do you completely obliterate the ability to express your message & ideas clearly and accurately? Definitely not! I mean, take Maggie Simpson for example. In Episode 8F23, “Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?”, when Homer’s half-brother, Herb, invents a baby-translating device, he was able to interpret Maggie’s whimpers and noises into what she was trying to express. So you don’t really need words to think, they’re only common demominators that just make understanding each other easier. I mean, can we survive without any verbal language? After all, words are just 7% of communication.

Bus driver

Holy shit. I think Tom Green is my bus driver. He was wearing shades so I couldn’t make out his face exactly, but I’m pretty sure it was him. I mean, he’s always doing these crazy things, like he did on his show before MTV cancelled it, but still I think it’s him…
-[Sat Feb 18, 2005 @ 1:15PM, scribbled on the back of my transfer]

After checking out his blog, it seems that it probably wasn’t him, but who knows, it’s possible… Or maybe it’s one of those subliminal misinterpretations, since he played the bus driver in the 1998 film The Chicken Tree, but I don’t really ever recall watching it. Maybe it was an occurrence of synchronicity? I don’t know, really. All I know is my bus had a driver, and he looked a heck of a lot like Tom Green….

<bus-stop>

She’s peeling an orange across from me, really delicately, as if it were the last one of the season, and then eats each wedge, one by one, slowly. She finishes, and she gets up and leaves.

[Feb 3, 2006 4:45 PM]

InterAccess

INTERACCESS electronic media arts centreLast Tuesday, I visited the Interaccess gallery, located at Queen and Ossington, in Toronto. There I saw many a whole bunch of interactive installations, many of them revolving around the central theme of War by Finnish artists Minna Långström and Jaako Niemelä. It was awesome, (except for the war part). However, I think the juiciest tidbit I found was this, Mystic Poem at the bus stop a verse written on the wall at the bus stop. Some would say it was just jibberish written by a patron of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health across the street, but I disagree. Those people’s abilities and credability are often underestimated by most people, but I do not think so. They are just as good as you or me. The only difference is You know what, there is no difference. They are just like everyone else. Everyone has his own quirks. Take me for example, I’ve got tons of things that I do that would be considered “weird” or “strange,” or otherwise non-standard with today’s societal customs, but let’s face it, everyone is at least a little bit like that. And if you’re not, What kind of conditioned zombie-drone are you might I ask? Seriously, I mean, just accept people for who they are, don’t criticize them for who they aren’t.

More Interaccess pix:
looks can be deceiving vivian at 'The Battlefield' MegaTable Blowing (war) bubbles Look at Cyn!
See more photos in my Flickr album

Intro

Welcome to CreativityBlog. this is where I will post my thoughts, ideas, and creative experiences. I cannot promise to always post everything I conjure up with this grey matter resting securely in my noggin, however I do promise to write down any stray thoughts that come my way in my CreativityJournal and then post them here when I have access to a computer. So, shall we begin?