Friday, December 30, 2011

Waiting for...

Sit in a hotel lobby as if you are waiting for someone. No one will bother you. You can work there on your idea all day. 

So, I have a question: who ARE you waiting for? What kind of person are you expecting to connect with to help you with your idea? You can't work alone forever.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

So Inclined

A highway is simply a tool. It is a series of inclined plans designed to leverage the internal combustion engine of your car to avoid having to react to the vagaries of the land. Guardrails are signs of the creation of one of these inclined planes. Go to the top of a guardrail and walk down the hill and turn around so that your eyes are even with the pavement. Your body makes the vertical side of a right triangle from your feet and head to the beginning of the slope. The inclined plane leverages distance to alleviate the effort of driving straight up the hill.

In the middle of your thoughts about geometry and physics have you also thought about the fact that you are not supposed to be there? Highways are the exclusive purview of cars. The highway experience is not supposed to include examining the infrastructure, but here you are. Disconnected once again.

Note: In the diagram above, the bottom leg of the triangle is actually straight. It's reality that is bendable. 

Monday, December 26, 2011



What is the largest object you can create with the following parameters:
  • Must be transportable by one person
  • Must be able to be set up and taken down in 10 minutes
  • Must be made of accessible materials
  • Must be able to project on it from a laptop and portable projector

The Heretic and Analyn are shown above carrying the folded object, a laptop and a projector. They will set up the object in public places and use it to project images that relate to his ideas.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Library Mural

This is a proposal that I first submitted for a mural at the Fairfield Woods Library in the teen center downstairs. Go see the final mural...I left a message for you there.

Tool: Publish your own books at

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Words

Wordle: Chris Brogan's Blog
 This is a Wordle of Chris Brogan's Blog. A Wordle is an analysis of the frequency of words in any given text in a graphic form. Chris has a lot of great things to say about tools but you will notice that his most frequently used words have nothing to do with technology and everything to do with people.

As a heretic you are in need of the key words that describe the domain of your idea. You need it to search for like minded people on Twitter and to tag the content you upload so people can find you. Go to Wordle and put in the url of a blog that you are excited by or copy and paste the text from your most impassioned document. Examine the words you get and see if they speak to your idea. Try this several times.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Möbius Strip

Create a Möbius Strip. 
Write on it “Your Opinion” and “My Opinion” separated by a line “|”
Draw arrows from each text outward and away from the other text.
Continue to draw arrows outward until you no longer can.

Instructables: Share what you know.

The Ramble Arch

There is a stone archway in the Ramble in Central Park. It's a dimensional portal. It can only be activated by people who have the ability to manipulate space and time. If you touch the edge you will see an almost imperceptible glow as if it was a photographic double image. That is because you have this ability. Remember that time when you felt that time was out of joint and you weren't sure if you knew where you were. That was it.

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