“Set your imagination free and do your best to keep up with it.” — A.R. Fagundes
Another week has come and gone.
I am currently working on an essay trying to outline the world of generative art since the 1960s historically. I’d like to really trace the thread back to compile a little history just because I love origin stories, and I also highlight our “ancestors” of the generative arts. …
“Creativity is not so much a boundless well, but an all-you-can-eat buffet of elements for your creative endeavor.” — Vera Nazarian
It’s been a little less than two weeks since I posted the talk with Tyler, and we have just shy 700 views! That is WAY more than I had ever expected to see on a channel with one other video. …
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” — Edgar Degas.
The soul of art is depicted in the quote so well. Art is… a little hard to pin down with words, but it isn’t just simply the act of transcribing from the physical world to paper.
So what is it?
We do know it is important to us. We dedicate entire buildings to the collection of art, and we have art stores, art classes, and even entire markets that deal in it. …
Over the past year, I have almost exclusively started using Notion on a full-time basis. I continue to use Evernote for several things, but I am finding an increasing number of features that I get with the Notion that Evernote has not had up to this point. I’ve been a fan of Evernote for the past decade. However, the underlying technology shows its age and the limitations of Evernote's platform. Take, for instance, full Markdown support, an in-line database with features similar to Airtable or Coda, embeds, or syntax highlighting for code.
These are features that make Notion a proponent…
“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” — Leonardo da Vinci
Good morning friends,
We are but a couple of weeks away from Christmas, having officially rung the bells of another Christmas season. It is far from the traditional in-store experiences of long lines snaking through the store and popping out at the seams. This year, across the globe, our storefronts have transitioned to the internet. And there are some great advantages to it.
It has boosted the creativity of many who have taken to creating things at home and selling them through their online platform.
May it be…
Going through these quotes, they’ve become aphorisms that find meaning in everything I do. They challenge and help stretch the mind to become a better version of self when it comes to solving problems in the workplace.
“Curiosity is the main energy…” — Robert Rauschenberg
Here in the US, we just celebrated Thanksgiving Day, but with this unfortunate year, many of us have not seen our family due to restrictions, lockdowns, etc.
Yet, there are always things that we can be thankful for on top of our family and friends. For me, it is technology, programming languages, and the ability to create works that would have lives of their own and hence why I am putting together this newsletter.
This article was originally published at this link
“The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.” -John Tukey
I hope that you all have had another amazing week being creative.
The quote is special to me as it identifies why information (e.g. pictures, data, equations) is so beautiful. There is always something unexpected to be seen. Take for instance a cold set of functions:
To generate a complex structure like this:
A bunch of you have left feedback that you want to see more code; and so…
This piece has been previously published at the following link
“All art is quite useless.” — but maybe useless is what we need right now. Oscar Wilde
This week has been a wonderful week full of interesting links and experimentation for myself, and I hope that they were the same for you.
Below, an article called “A CRITIQUE OF SURPRISE IN GENERATIVE ART” has left interesting questions on the validity of generative art in light of artwork from the postmodern periods.
This has led me to ask questions like these:
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams
This last week I finished the book, “Your Joking Mr. Feynman,” and I have to say that Feynman would have loved to work in the Generative Arts. (And by the way, this is a great listen (free w/ Audible subscription.). A greatly influential scientist of the 20th century but not your lab rat, but one who would have done almost anything to experience. This overly curious individual would have been so fascinating to be around and just to observe.
Later in the book…
I’m a generative artist and data scientist who is interested in solving problems, creating gen art and data vis, understanding biology and philosophy.