Glass Wings Blog: February 2005

The blind painter and the Cartesian Theater

Tue, 1 Feb 2005 12:59:58 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
The blind painter and the Cartesian Theater

1/31/2005 2:44:44 PM, by Hannibal

There's a great story in the New Scientist on a blind man who paints

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'Blair' doodles amuse Number 10

Tue, 1 Feb 2005 16:06:18 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
'Blair' doodles amuse Number 10

A page of doodles found on Tony Blair's desk at last week's economic
summit in Davos sparked a wave of excitement in the media.

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Freedom of what?

Tue, 1 Feb 2005 16:07:18 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Freedom of what?
First Amendment no big deal, students say

Monday, January 31, 2005 Posted: 4:09 PM EST (2109 GMT)

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Sure puts things into perspective

Tue, 01 Feb 2005 14:45:32 -0800

Linda Page <lindapage [at] earthlink.net>

Linda Page
Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics and You - Secret Worlds:
The Universe Within - Interactive Java Tutorial


http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/

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[Fwd: Fwd: This is VERY Cool]

Tue, 01 Feb 2005 23:03:09 -0800

Linda Page <lindapage [at] earthlink.net>

Linda Page
http://siteeric1705.free.fr/video/
page down to sandanimation.wmv


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Bad Writing! Bad!!

Mon, 7 Feb 2005 00:35:41 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
The Worst Short Story Ever:

THE EYE OF ARGON
by Jim Theis
http://www.rdrop.com/~hutch/argon

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Revocation of Independence

Sun, 06 Feb 2005 17:16:57 -0800

Linda Page <lindapage [at] earthlink.net>

Linda Page
NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF INDEPENDENCE" by John
Cleese To the citizens of the United States of America, in the light of
your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to
govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your
independence, effective today.  Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth

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Recycling computer parts

Tue, 8 Feb 2005 23:09:56 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
If you can't read German, select a subcategory from the right hand side
(under the main categories "Kunst" = Art, "Funktion" = Functional) then
pick an item by title and check out the pictures!

http://www.heise.de/ct/machflott/projekte/

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Elektro, the Oldest U.S. Robot

Fri, 11 Feb 2005 14:59:27 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Elektro, the Oldest U.S. Robot

If you happen to be around Ohio this coming fall, don't miss an exhibit
at the Mansfield Memorial Museum featuring the 7-foot-tall Elektro,
the oldest U.S. robot with its 65 years. "Elektro is the only survivor

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StreetFire Sound Labs open-sources CD music

Tue, 15 Feb 2005 14:31:01 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Home Electronics
StreetFire Sound Labs open-sources CD music
Monday February 14, 2005 (08:00 AM GMT)
By: Corinne McKay

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STONEHENGE AOTEAROA

Wed, 16 Feb 2005 23:42:23 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Stonehenge Aotearoa is now available for public sessions
but please note that prior BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

About Stonehenge Aotearoa

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i, robot by Cory Doctorow

Thu, 17 Feb 2005 00:31:11 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Cory Doctorow's take on Asimov:

http://www.infinitematrix.net/stories/shorts/i-robot.html

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New Robots Walk Like Humans

Fri, 18 Feb 2005 22:40:12 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
New Robots Walk Like Humans
By Robert Roy Britt and Tariq Malik
posted: 17 February, 2004 2 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON D.C. - In what could be described as one small step for a

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A genius explains

Sun, 20 Feb 2005 12:31:55 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant. He can perform mind-boggling
mathematical calculations at breakneck speeds. But unlike other savants,
who can perform similar feats, Tammet can describe how he does it. He
speaks seven languages and is even devising his own language. Now
scientists are asking whether his exceptional abilities are the key to

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Ewwww!!

Sun, 20 Feb 2005 13:22:26 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
LOONEY TUNE-UPS
BY ADAM BUCKMAN

For Kids' WB's new show "Loonatics," a futuristic bugs Bunny loses
his light-and-fluffy look to become a fierce, sharpclawed beast with

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Fly me to the moon

Tue, 22 Feb 2005 15:38:52 +1100

J Kennedy Bennett <srd [at] netspace.net.au>

J Kennedy Bennett
http://robotika-indonesiana.blogspot.com/

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the 2005 International Submarine Races

Wed, 23 Feb 2005 13:50:20 +0900

Yukihiko Yoshida <yukihiko [at] sfc.keio.ac.jp>

Yukihiko Yoshida
This race is interesting:
the 2005 International Submarine Races
http://www.isrsubrace.org/

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Stelarc's latest project

Thu, 24 Feb 2005 16:58:30 +0900

Yukihiko Yoshida <yukihiko [at] sfc.keio.ac.jp>

Yukihiko Yoshida
Here isStelarc's latest project:
http://nxswitch.sjsu.edu/00001u
from Turbulence blog where I work for guest blogger.

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One of the New Paintings

Sat, 26 Feb 2005 09:25:52 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
I don't know if anyone is going to bother looking at the new paintings on the
site, but I thought I would share a story about one of them.

The painting entitled "Mondrian Meets a Chameleon" was inspired by Andrew
commenting when looking at the art at a restaurant: "Oh, that's just a

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The world's flags given letter grades

Tue, 1 Mar 2005 05:30:00 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
From the site:

Some time ago, browsing through my friend's atlas, I realised that there
are significant differences in quality between the flags of different
countries. Some are good, some are bad. Some countries have clearly taken

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