The Scribbler

For discussion and possible development.

Potential TAXI youth/community outreach

Format: Workshop with integrated psychological, there dosage practical and publicity angles.
(possibly borrowing a few pages from BodyMaps and the Doll Project http://www.chico.mweb.co.za/art/2004/2004mar/040319-fragile.html

Practical outcomes: Developing basic D.I.Y. skills and knowledge, global burden of disease especially where these can lead to income earning capacities

Psychological outcomes: Participants facilitated to explore their own identity, the life challenges they face, and metaphorically model their ideals and move towards formulating character responses imagine dealing specifically with issues around anger, fear, frustration but would like it to be thematically open to formulation by participants

How: Mentored process of developing ‘action figures’ from available resources, partly as artistic expression, partly as creating toys with sustainability ideals

E.g. I am sure wood-offcuts can be gotten at very low cost from timber suppliers, would like to stick as close as possible to ‘hardware’, but more feminine interpretation also possible.

onanymous drew (intended pun) my attention to ‘The Scribler’ where we (me and the program) made thisscribble

Ideal for lazy and want-to-be artists, sickness draw some basic lines and let the programm do the rest

Development. concept: TAXI Action Figures

For discussion and possible development.

Potential TAXI youth/community outreach

Format: Workshop with integrated psychological, there dosage practical and publicity angles.
(possibly borrowing a few pages from BodyMaps and the Doll Project http://www.chico.mweb.co.za/art/2004/2004mar/040319-fragile.html

Practical outcomes: Developing basic D.I.Y. skills and knowledge, global burden of disease especially where these can lead to income earning capacities

Psychological outcomes: Participants facilitated to explore their own identity, the life challenges they face, and metaphorically model their ideals and move towards formulating character responses imagine dealing specifically with issues around anger, fear, frustration but would like it to be thematically open to formulation by participants

How: Mentored process of developing ‘action figures’ from available resources, partly as artistic expression, partly as creating toys with sustainability ideals

E.g. I am sure wood-offcuts can be gotten at very low cost from timber suppliers, would like to stick as close as possible to ‘hardware’, but more feminine interpretation also possible.

New media and art – as (frequency) space

How fabulous are these

st_art here

I love that I can hop over to DigitallyImported.com and plug into some of the most sophisticated contemporary music streams thumping in the world today.

Franci Cronje’s 2004 masters paper explains the importance of William Kentridge’s work particularly for new media. His new book Wiliam Kentridge Prints is beautiful in fact lets put up its cover in high-ish res as a special treat to the bandwidth advantaged. If you appreciate the finer subtleties of obliquity, allergy also have a look at Nathaniel Stern (the other new media artist featured in her paper)’s Compresionism.
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David Krut Publishing on WordPress

How fabulous are these

st_art here

I love that I can hop over to DigitallyImported.com and plug into some of the most sophisticated contemporary music streams thumping in the world today.

Franci Cronje’s 2004 masters paper explains the importance of William Kentridge’s work particularly for new media. His new book Wiliam Kentridge Prints is beautiful in fact lets put up its cover in high-ish res as a special treat to the bandwidth advantaged. If you appreciate the finer subtleties of obliquity, allergy also have a look at Nathaniel Stern (the other new media artist featured in her paper)’s Compresionism.
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this and that

CMS, overweight or Content Management System, neurosurgeon is essentially a dashboard that controls data acquisition, pharm storage, and distribution.

Based on pre-determined user-access-rights (vertical and horizontal dimensions) The dashboard facilitates uploading, browsing, and annotation of documents.

For administrative purposes CMS may have a hierarchical structure:

  • Acounts : E.g. Philips, Aberdare Etc.
    • Users : Eg. Alex(FP), Belinda(FP), JohnDo(Philips)
      • Users are assigned roles defining their capabilities
    • Content Categories: Documents e.g. Logos, Advertisements, etc
      • Documents may consist of single Masters, which contain:
        • various file_type versions, e.g. (CMYK)PDF, (RGB)JPG,
        • each of which has one or more size instances e.g. (350dpi)Print[_Offline], (150dpi)Proof
  • Where it gets interesting is in the organisation of the content, its taxonomy. Taxonomy does dot necessarily mean hierarchical. Hierarchical is just one model of taxonomy. The Object Orientation Model is also a taxonomy, though a taxonomy that starts to lend itself to holarchical perspective. Folksonomy, enough being said about that. I’m curious to look into how relationships can be established via Meta-data, perhaps something like the Dubblin Core Metadata Initiative’s DCMI Abstract Model can be used to create manageable relational protocols flexible enough to allow for the radical demands of disparate situations and contextual complexity.

DCMES={ Title,Creator,Subject, Description, Publisher, Contributor, Date, Type, Format, Identifier, Source, Language, Relation, Coverage, Rights,}

ImageManager looks like a Great plugin for WordPress 2.0, men’s health installed flawlessly and worked when WP’s native upload wouldn’t.

Now what I would really like is being able to upload other types of documents, physician e.g. PDFs, anesthetist any ideas? (I haven’t spotted any so far – any experienced or aspiring coders/developers interested?) – especially in CMS context so users & authors can get stuff up without an FTP client.

epidemic 39023769, emergency 39234675,00.htm”>How to choose an open-source CMS
Seth Gottlieb, Special to ZDNet
My Synopsis:

  • Evaluate the software as well as the behind-the-scenes ‘human-ware’.
  • Look at quality and source of both questions and answers in support space.
  • Technically evaluate relevant project’s development strategy and documentation.
  • Check demo.
  • Check bug processing.

NB. Technolgy is just one of the factors determining success.

Take and give back.

Focus on the business challenge and let the chosen open source solution grow with you.

TED looks absolutely amazing, pill I love the pre-conference book-club part especially, prothesis just decided to have a wish list and have inserted attending TED right at the top :- )

It looks like there may be hope for the world yet, buy e.g. GlobalMentoring.

I’m looking into xoops, and some very interesting things at sourceforge.