At Home in Rome – Thomas Houseago’s Monumental Figures

Reclining Figure (For Rome,2013)

 

I’d like [visitors] to have a window into the studio and feel an ambition about what sculpture can be, feel the energy, both positively and negatively…these are the things I am trying to do without irony or anything hidden.

The British-born, Los Angeles-based sculptor Thomas Houseago has just come

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Monet’s Eyesight – And Our Blind Faith?

In his late seventies, and nearly blind with severe cataracts, was Monet ‘experimenting’, painting ‘modernist abstractions’? Many have long claimed just that from his late broad brushstrokes,  lack of detail and highlights, and dark, muddy colors. Others see a darkened vision of advancing age, which is true; except it was quite real, not entirely psychological.

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Of Chimp & Child – And Aesop’s Fable

How smart is your four-year-old? Not as smart as a chimp,  or maybe even Aesop’s rook. Watch these videos in the BBC News report  Spitting and Urinating Chimps ‘Replay Aesop’s Fable. 

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Say, That’s A Wise Computer – DIKW

Please, report any sightings!

DIKW, the data to wisdom gradient, is buzzing about a lot these days amongst information scientists, who seem to me almost all computer specialists, ok, techies. (See recent review by Min Chen et al .)

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