Thursday, November 11, 2010

To loose the memory of the take

Winogrand almost never developed his film immediately. He said he deliberately waited a year or two in order to lose the memory of the take.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The guy who didn't move in Istanbul

Confirmed by sampling at regular intervals throughout the day. The results are statistically significant.

don't move

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mingus on Academia?

"Making the simple complicated*1 is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple**2, that's creativity." ~ Charles Mingus

Recipe for:
*1 Publishing scientific papers
**2 Being a good teacher

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Why my desktop is never tidy

"My problem with classifications is that they don’t last; hardly have I finished putting things into an order before that order is obsolete. Like everyone else, I presume, I am sometimes seized by a mania for arranging things. The sheer number of the things needing to be arranged and the near-impossibility of distributing them according to any truly satisfactory criteria means that I never finally manage it, that the arrangements I end up with are temporary and vague, and hardly any more effective that the original anarchy"

- George Perec, How I Classify