If you love books you should read this long article on publishing by Richard Nash: ‘What is the Business of Literature’. In it, Nash postulates that publishing was the first industry in the world to confront the realities of post-scarcity economics, due to advances in printing presses lowering the cost of entry. Nash says: “Advances in printing …
Category Archive: Art
Jun 21 2015
Two of my grandkids have been staying with me for the last few days. Friday night I started a fire outside and we looked at the stars when it got dark. (Seeing the moon, Jupiter, and Venus all in the same part of the sky right before sunset was really cool!) I didn’t have any …
Apr 30 2009
This short video is pretty much sheer genius. The filmmaker really gets VR; as well as the extra dimensions which VR can add to human angles. World Builder from Bruce Branit on Vimeo.
Feb 06 2009
I’ve been thinking about branding and how it applies to the creative worker. For example, suppose you have a website that becomes famous; is that website now a ‘brand’ for you? Or for the website itself? And which is better? Think about the authors and artists you know that have websites. For example, John Scalzi …
Aug 18 2007
We’ve all been there. That perfect moment that you want to last forever. Maybe it is a sunset and a lover watching it with you. Maybe it is a child’s first steps, a box of puppies on a sunny day, or a steelhead taking the hook at your favorite fishing hole. Maybe it is hearing …
May 12 2007
Nanotechnology meets the Renaissance: What they have done is suspend nano-sized droplets of cleaning solution in water, creating a special microemulsion (a mixture of two fluids that do not mix, such as oil and water). The resulting cleaning fluid uses up to 95 percent less organic solvents than traditional mixtures, and is much gentler on …
May 05 2007
Richard Feynman – Ode on a Flower There are more clips from the same interview.
May 01 2007
More than a year and a half ago I posted about the business of webcomics. In the comments there we got into a discussion about Scott McCloud and Micropayments, where I made the assertion that Scott ‘blew it’ because he didn’t understand the way the Internet worked as a market. (This was long before I …
Jul 10 2006
I don’t know how to describe it really, but this flash animation about man’s obsession with machinery and commerce is a must see.
Jun 29 2006
My friend kate-schaefer has written a wonderful little contemplation on the things people say and the truth therein.