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It is a valuable skill to have as an artist and as a person.  The internet is one of the most useful tools around for this sort of thing.  Don't be shy...  post things and get talking.   Continue

Started Feb 8, 2010

the Solace of a student

Hey here is a quick question. Do you think that university is producing the next varsity solitaire group? I have seen some record times produced in some of my lectures. lets get these kids out onto…Continue

Started Nov 22, 2009

Is technology a Hinderance or aid to Art?
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is the paint brush mightier than the mouse?is compressed charcoal more beautiful than a collection of pixels?It comes down to taste...the future...the past...both have meaningneither superiorthe…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by aaron veldstra Mar 27, 2010.


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Harrison commented on aaron veldstra's video

3 Legged bear walks upright

"I see that you have a lot of fun there, in Ohio. I'll also have to listen to the lecture before going to the park. I try to be careful about safety but also not to forget about comfort. I usually rent a minivan. My usual night is spent in a…"
Sep 2
Finigan commented on aaron veldstra's video

3 Legged bear walks upright

"Nothing supernatural. Just another day in Ohio)) I'm always ready to meet animals even on the way to the store. Rangers regularly conduct special safety briefings for tourists on state trips. Follow these rules when setting up camp and…"
Sep 2

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GPS Art: Mowing the Lawn

Tenderpixel is pleased to welcome back Jeremy Wood. Over the past ten

years GPS artist Jeremy Wood has pioneered the act of drawing and

mapping with satellite navigation technology by treating himself as a

geodesic pencil. His everyday journeys are compiled to map his

whereabouts and present a personal cartography that reveals a unique

and detailed interaction with space and time. After making the world's

biggest drawing of a pentagram by taking and tracking five… Continue

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 10:00am

The great American Pizza Map

Having spent considerable time over the past months analyzing the

distribution of a number of strangely juxtaposed social phenomenon

(ranging from religion to bars), today's map should come as no surprise

to anyone. After all, isn't the comparison between the number of user

generated references to "pizza", "guns" or "strip club" an obvious one

to make? Perhaps not, but we're doing it anyway.

To our knowledge this is the first time that this particular set of… Continue

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 6:15pm


For anyone who may have google earth installed on their computer below is a link to a .kmz file. This file is executable in Google Earth. The file itself was created using the tracks collected during the staking of the MINE claims. It was converted into a .kmz file using ArcGIS.

check it out if your interested

MINE google earth

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 10:40am

Circle Forest

I have found a local who has a similar interest in circles. Check out this google map link:…


Posted on March 11, 2010 at 8:44pm

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At 3:24pm on January 30, 2010, Leslie Hill said…
Nice! I wish I could acquire some Sagan powers.
At 8:04pm on January 22, 2010, Tavis Lea said…
Hey, I put a blog post on my page titled lecture on nothing. This was one of my Critical Responses I did for Kristy's class last year, I thought you might be interested since I think you guys are learning about a lot of the shit in that paper right now.
At 6:23pm on September 7, 2009, Mark Nisenholt said…
Welcome! Nice Photos!

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