Monday, August 25, 2003

Java Glossary

http://mindprod.com/jgloss/jgloss.html

Deep Magic

http://www.go2net.com/internet/deep/ is and interesting exploration of Computer things in java. Includes 3d, CA's Sheep and Magic Lenses. I was interested in the Lisp interpreter.
update: has dropped off the face of the earth. shame really was good stuff, and hadn't dated.

Monday, August 18, 2003

Seattle Art Museum: Stories of Krishan - The Adventures of a Hindu God

Seattle Art Museum: Stories of Krishan - The Adventures of a Hindu God
To complement its current exhibition, Intimate Worlds: Masterpieces of Indian Painting, on view through September 7, 2003, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) presents Stories of Krishna. Appropriately, Intimate Worlds (the title of the larger exhibition) appears as the window title when the Web exhibition opens in its own reduced window on your computer screen. The audio intro explains the function of these small, richly detailed images from 14th through 19th century India; these "playful paintings" were to be enjoyed at leisure, offering both serious and amusing glimpses of courtly life, romantic encounters, and tales of Hindu gods. The Web exhibition is an example of the last category, telling stories of Krishna (an incarnation of the God Vishnu), from birth through his many adventures. [DS]
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Monday, August 11, 2003

RPG's Writing Broadside

RPG's Writing Broadside

A 'how to improve your writing' list of instructions. Must do at least some of these. (at least the fun ones)

Nanotechnology Introduction Pages

Nanotechnology Introduction Pages
Nanotechnology Now
http://www.nanotech-now.com/nano_intro.htm
This Web site provides an outstanding introduction to the world of nanotechnology. Many standpoints of the topic are discussed, from current and future applications to the "ethics of nanotechnology." Scattered throughout the site are historic, visionary quotes and excerpts from notable journals and publications. Transcripts of interviews with prominent researchers give readers an idea of the diversity of views on the subject within the scientific community. Several essays and links to off-site articles are also given. [CL]

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Artificial Life VIII The 8th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems

Artificial Life VIII The 8th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems
Artificial Life VIII: The 8th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems [pdf]
http://parallel.hpc.unsw.edu.au/complex/alife8/

The International Society for Artificial Life presented the Artificial Life VIII conference in December 2002. The conference's homepage has been updated with complete proceedings from the regular sessions and specialized workshops. Both theory and application are addressed in the papers, which discuss self-replication, robots, collective behavior in dynamic artificial systems, and much more. In addition to the large collection of papers, several links to online literature, software, and tools related to artificial life are included. [CL]

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http://www.barrywilliamhale.com/barry2.htm

http://www.barrywilliamhale.com/barry2.htm

MIT List Visual Arts Center

http://www.mit.edu/afs/athena/org/l/lvac/www/exhibitions/

One entry found for mise-en-scene.

One entry found for mise-en-scène.
Main Entry: mise-en-scène
Pronunciation: "mE-"zän-'sen, -'sAn
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural mise-en-scènes /-'sen(z), -'sAn(z)/
Etymology: French mise en scène
Date: 1833
1 a : the arrangement of actors and scenery on a stage for a theatrical production b : stage setting
2 a : the physical setting of an action : CONTEXT b : ENVIRONMENT, MILIEU
synonym see BACKGROUND

Science, Art, and Technology

Science, Art, and Technology [QuickTime] <http://www.artic.edu/aic/students/sciarttech/> This fine exhibit and pedagogical tool was developed by the Art Institute of Chicago in order assist science teachers in their efforts to explore the relationship between science and art in a museum setting. Supported by a grant from the Polk Brothers Foundation, the various sections of the site reveal "how the scientific method is applied to the making, conserving, and exhibiting of art." The online exhibit is divided into six primary sections, including Perception, Light, and Color, Art and Astronomy, and Conservation: Light in the Making and Viewing of Art. Within each section, there are a number of lovely features, including self-contained units that include short video selections that illustrate the general themes of each module, along with providing a transcript of the lecture. Educators will also find the lesson plans section particularly useful, as it contains plans that deal with topics such as the connection between pigment and light colors and the effects of acid rain on stone sculpture. [KMG]
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