The Only Constant is Change

Sunday Morning Geekish Rambling,

I’ve had this quote on my mind lately, so thought I would share it with you on this sunny Sunday morning 🙂

Change is constant! This is a well known philosophical and scientific theory, discussed over many centuries by many different types of scientists and philosophers. Darwin was just one of them, and he related it to evolutionary biology and genetics.

Change is constant. Such a conundrum.  It makes me think of clocks and time because when you look at a clock, the time changes but the face of it is always constant… hmmmm maybe coldplay can help.

DISCUSS, leave me a comment with your thoughts.

Have a great Sunday everyone

Ex


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Earth at Night- Pretty

Hey All,

This post is short and sweet. Ever wondered what the planet Earth looked like at night? Well here is your chance to share in a vision that most of us are not able to see first-hand. A couple of new videos from NASA Johnson Space Center, courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, have been circulating the science world for the past few weeks. Instead of posting each one separately, I managed to find a YouTube clip that has them all stitched together.

It is very beautiful and peaceful to just watch. If you watch to the end, you even get to see what the moon looks like when it sets from space.

Enjoy.

Ex

Hope you enjoy

Picture Story

Happy Thursday All,

I logged onto my usual and one of the first things I saw was this picture. I am not sure why it resonated with me so much, but I wanted to share it with you. Sometimes pictures speak louder than words, although I have much to say and share about this topic, it will come in due time 🙂

Have a good day

Ex

The Pancake Gallery and Art Rules Aruba

Hey Geeks,

I want to introduce you all to a foundation that is dear to my heart. Some people talk-the-talk but don’t walk-the-walk, these sisters talk-the-talk and walk-the-walk, in short they make things happen. They created and own an amazing foundation by the name of The Pancake Gallery. That is where REAL SCIENCE happens. Through Discipline.

Art Rules Aruba is one of the projects The Pancake Gallery run and I was fortunate enough to be a part of the team last year as one of the photography teachers. I am a fan to say the least. Everyone should be a fan. Support a positive movement geeks.

Please check out the website here 

and the facebook page here

If you don’t know, now you know

Ex

Geek vs. Nerd

I came across this image on a few blogs a few weeks back but didn’t copy the link and then I couldn’t find it again :-(. However, I jumped on my friends blog the other day and surprisingly he had posted it,  I knew he was a geek!! out the closets they come. He is what I call the Cool Geek. Check out The Eminence Grise by clicking here for his blog.

I think I might be a hybrid of Geek and Nerd according to this (a Gerd… no, doesnt work? lol) but since I have to choose one or the other, I am absolutely a GEEK 🙂

What are you?

Have a great Tuesday All

Ex

Electroboutique Pop-up

Electroboutique pop-up at the Science Museum

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/smap/collection_index/alexei_shulgin_aristarkh_chernyshev_electroboutique.aspx

Alexei Shulgin and Aristarkh Chernyshev – Electroboutique

  • pop-up at the Science Museum
  • Artworks created 2011
  • On display 23 Nov 2011 – 14 Feb 2012
  • Location: The Bridge, ground floor mezzanine

This is pretty cool peeps. Encouraging participation through what they call ‘Creative Consumption’, the artists generate a dialogue with their audiences through works which respond, reflect and re-version viewers in real time. The artworks use languages of pop culture, media and art histories, framed by a tongue-in-cheek appropriation of the language of corporate marketing speak. What does that mean? have a peak at the pictures below to give you a better idea..

Not only does this look like mad fun, the experience and interaction with the pieces allows you to ponder more serious questions around art production, design aspiration, technological progress, consumerism, media control and corporate social responsibility. Who was it that said learning can’t be fun? PAH

Warning: This exhibition contains flashing and flickering images and contains a high level of visual and sound stimulation. Visualise Janelle Monae’s neon valley street in metropolis or just play the song below and enjoy :-). Find out more here


Musicology

Music is a Scientific Art. A great musician is also a great artist and great artists usually have a learned and/or innate understanding of the science and technology behind the process, how music is made and heard.

So when I came across this Ted video I just had to share.  An inspiring rendition on how one Dr believes that science should not ignore the importance of music for deaf people. Currently, Scientist can restore hearing of language and speech but perfecting the hearing of music is still very much on the backburner.

Check out the Video and let me know what you think?

It is no secret that I am a big music fan. I know I would find it very difficult to get through most days without my daily dose of musical pleasure. I would most definitely choose the sense of sound over sight.

Q-If you had to choose between sight and sound, which would it be?

Etta said it; I would rather go blind

Peace and Love

Ex