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October 24, 2001
Kite Aerial Photography. You attach a rig with a small camera to a kite. Pictures from a new perspective. Now I want to learn how to fly a kite.
posted by Thomas Wednesday, October 24, 2001
October 23, 2001
posted by Thomas Tuesday, October 23, 2001
October 19, 2001
Eduardo Galeano on AuthorityIn remote times women sat in the bow of the canoe and men in the stern. It was the women who hunted and fished. They left the villages and returned when they could or wanted. The men built the huts, prepared the meals, kept the fires burning against the cold, minded the children, and tanned skins for clothes.From The Memory of Fire, vol. 1.
Such was life for the Ona and Yagan Indians in Tierra del Fuego, until one day the men killed all the women and put on the masks that the women had inveted to scare them.
Only newborn girls were spared extermination. While they grew up, the murderers kept repeating to them that serving men was their destiny. They believed it. Their daughters believed it, too, likewise the daughters of their daughters.
posted by Thomas Friday, October 19, 2001
October 12, 2001
Another Thomas Hobbes
A little while ago I recieved the following email:I have a report for my 10th grade English class that deals with your treatise titled 'Leviathan.' We are supposed to say what your first principal of human behavior is and how it relates to the novel Lord of the Flies. I cannot find anything about your treatise, so can you please give me some information about it. THank you.I think he's looking for somebody else.
posted by Thomas Friday, October 12, 2001
October 05, 2001
A nice overview of Colombian painter and Sculptor Ferdinand Botero
posted by Thomas Friday, October 05, 2001
October 03, 2001
A variant of weblogs, photologs mostly use photos to communicate. When i'm a zombie from working 10 hours it's just easier to view people's pictures rather than read what they have to say. Some one's I've recently discovered:
posted by Thomas Wednesday, October 03, 2001
October 02, 2001
From Piezography, a maker of archival ink for inkjet photo prints. You can get a 11x14 print of the photo above with a $100 donation.
posted by Thomas Tuesday, October 02, 2001
October 01, 2001
I'm gonna try my hand at pinhole photography. I've been inspired by a couple of sites:
And so I've recently purchased a Beseler Pinhole Camera Kit.
- Pintoids, turning Altoid boxes into Camera Obscuras.
- Portraits from Oaxaca taken with a pinhole camera.
posted by Thomas Monday, October 01, 2001
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My name's Thomas Locke Hobbs. I used to live in Argentina, now I am in New York City. I grew up in California. I'm a bit suspicious as the value of keeping a weblog, but I do it anyway. Go to my home page for more about me.
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