Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Art makes us all equals


That's my misremembering of Slave's "Through art we are all equals" (album).

NB posts/text/images in this blog might stay or go. Whimsy.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A perfect freehand circle

Unfortunately freehand circle drawing doesn't get near as much press as I think it should. While watching a Posautive video I noticed another video, World Freehand Circle Drawing Champion. Mr Overwijk's drawing was disappointing because it's not a perfect circle, though I admire him for at least being conscious that this is possible and for making the effort. Searching the web for the real life event, for a truly perfect freehand circle, brought me to this article in the Ottawa Citizen, Glebe math teacher circles the web.

Maybe there's a metaphor here about the quest to fulfill a "grand design", to create an ideal society. Maybe not. But anyone who's willing to exchange their compass for the "feat" of drawing a freehand circle is a-okay with me.

Edit: thought I better double-check my 'certainty':

Saturday, October 28, 2006

A Correct Defintion of Autism

In her new blog, The Autism Crisis Michelle Dawson reprints a correct definition of autism:

Autism is a neurological difference classified as a developmental disability. Autistic people have atypical behaviours in three areas: social interaction, communication, and restricted interests or repetitive behaviours. Autistics are different at the most basic level available: how we experience the world, and how we learn from it.

Read the full text here.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Hoot

Thanks to TMoB for this little chuckle:



Apologies (if required) to Dr. Gernsbacher and Autism Diva for capturing and emblazoning the moment.