Archive for March, 2015
Tags: drone, herding, Quad-Copter, sheep, Sheepdog, SHEP, shepherd, Surveillance, video
Tags: astronomy, Hubble extreme deep field, science, Stars, video, XDF
Tags: antiquity, brand name, branding, Ennion, glass blower, Glassware, history, Lebanon, logo, marketing, molded glass
Ennion made me. Those were the words molded on glass vases and jars that survived centuries of dust, change, and trauma all over the classical world. But who was Ennion? And how, in the early years of the world, did his glassware become so famous? We don’t know much about him: He was a craftsman in modern-day Lebanon, and a revolutionary one at that. Ennion was the first (known) glassmaker to blow glass into a mold, forming the molten glass into fine decorative details and unusual shapes. This was unheard of, and it made Ennion into a commercial phenomenon in the Roman world.
But Ennion wasn’t just prolific. He was also proud, and smart, and knew the value of what 21st century consumers think of as a “brand name.” So unlike many craftsmen and women, Ennion didn’t just sign his pieces or put his name on the bottom: He made his name part of the work. You’ll see the Greek letters for “Ennion epoiese,” or “Ennion made me,” framed by a jug (meta!), as though the words and jug were the whole point of the design:
Tags: cartoon, comic, Dumb Cat GIF, economy, funny, government, humor, jackknife, wreck, Ziggy
Tags: Artist, Drawing, electronic artwork, eye-tracker, Graham Fink, sketch, video
In the recent exhibition Drawing With My Eyes, artist Graham Fink drew portraits using only his eyes, some software and enviable amounts of concentration. Fink worked with a programmer to develop software for an eye-tracker that would allow him to draw simply by looking at the screen. original Wired.com source
Tags: Erotic Herb For Men, health, Horny Goat Weed, maca, medicine, Puritan's Pride, sexual health, vitamin
I noticed something strange in an email from Puritan’s Pride (the vitamin folks) – Horny Goat Weed with Maca. I’ve never heard of Horny Goat Weed, nor Maca. The label says that it is an “Erotic Herb For Men”. Apparently, this is a thing, but… NO thanks! At least it isn’t Horny OLD Goat Weed.