Wabi-sabi, Lateralisation of Brain Function and 77Boadrum

Wabi-sabi is a Japanese concept, based around the beauty and perfection of the natural imperfection of nature, and how to incorporate that into man made objects, buildings and places.

Lateralisation of brain function is the concept of the left and right sides of the brain having divided functionality – something as a left hander I am particularly interested in – and how such “handedness” develops.

77Boadrum is a performance by Bordedoms. I wish I could have been there – a perfect example of Wabi-Sabi and Lateralisation of brain function?


Claremont and the Troll Wall

A truly astounding descent.

One of the most innovative ads of the year.

I believe this is the location, after scouring the comments.

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This lead me to recall the rush of seeing the below video for the first time – via EveryoneForever, but now, from Vimeo.

Thanks to Wikipedia’s BASE jumping entry, I think I have found, The Troll Wall. Map Link.


Tim Brown, Burt Rutan and John D. Carmack

Tim Brown on creativity. Many of the concepts/methods explored in this talk are particularly empowered by the use of Open Source software to implement the services, tools and experiences described in this talk by Tim Brown.

Burt Rutan: Entrepreneurs are the future of space flight. It’s staggering to me that both the Concorde and Blackbird have gone through their respective life cycles without being replaced. Burt Rutan talks about the number of prototypes he has been able to create at Scaled Composites – and hinted about the true number, including the classified variety, being much larger.

This led me to John D. Carmack, of idSoftware, and his venture: Armadillo Aerospace. The new propulsion systems look suitably functional, and beautiful at the same time.