• Strandbeests

    These are powered by wind. A good idea if you have no power. Designer: Theo Jansen If the movement of a machine can make your pulse quicken because of the beauty of its movement, it can only be good.  

  • Wings and Rules of Law

    The podcast for Indelible, the documentary in progress for the week of July 16, 2016. These past two weeks have been full of struggle. Two roads have coincided. It might even be more than two. It began Friday night with a soft knock on the door at eight PM. http://media.blubrry.com/indelible/p/nfold.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/wings-podcast-July-16-2016-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |… Continue Reading

  • The Naming of Chaos

    This is the podcast for the documentary film in progress, Indelible, for the week of July 4, 2016. Carl L. Harp believed in chaos, but what did that mean? How Harp’s unwillingness to fit within named groups was seen as dangerous to those with the authority to name. Chaos can take many forms. It may… Continue Reading

  • Goldman Sachs and Brexit: Revisiting 2007?

    This is what the chart for Goldman Sachs looked like in September 2007, just days before the public became aware of the crash of the housing market. It spiked, showing the anticipation of the profit they were going to make from the demise of the housing market. Don’t think because the market crashes that it… Continue Reading

  • Reaping, Sowing and Corporate Prisons

    Considering Gun Control #6: There was a recent article about a man who went undercover in a prison that had become privatized in Louisiana. It described the horrific mistreatment of the humans inside those walls and the self-regulating methods the prisoners and guards created to function—methods that would lead to more violence and corruption. It… Continue Reading

  • Two Texas Rangers from 1918.

    Considering Gun Control #5: Two Texas Rangers drinking. The Texas Ranger Division was created in the early 1800s by Stephen F. Austen, a wealthy man given the authority to bring settlers to Texas. The Texas Rangers Division was created to patrol the border. They still exist today as law enforcement.

  • Imagining Digital

    Large format prints by Stéphane Trois Carrés, at Studio Bordas in Paris. Carrés hand paints the images to look like digital prints, then scans them into digital files.

  • Phil Ochs Before His Voicebox was Crushed

    Considering Gun Control #3: Phil Ochs at the height of his career, was attacked and had his voice box crushed. Was it just an random encounter with thugs? He then sunk into depression and desperation. Here is his rendition of Joe Hill, before all that happened. Here is an interesting history of Phil Ochs’ demise by… Continue Reading

  • Are Riots and Battles Misplaced Love?

    Considering gun control #1: If we are going to consider removing a constitutional right, our second amendment, then we should do so thoughtfully and with due consideration. In that light I present a comment written by someone from Belfast. It conveys insights that I had not seen presented before. It describes why violence tends to… Continue Reading

  • One Possible Reason For a Trump Presidency

    In a recent interview with Edward Snowden (above), he lays out in plain language how little control we have over our privacy. He describes vast systems of surveillance which make use of our phones or other communication technologies. From his perspective it is all very simple and it has been going on for decades. But… Continue Reading

  • Light Bounces and Knowing the Unknown

    This is the podcast for the week of June 5, 2016, for the documentary film in progress, Indelible: The Love & Rage of Carl Harp. A discussion on nutrition in prison and poverty; how a sequence comes about in the film; what I have learned about endurance and resilience from Harp; and lastly an update… Continue Reading