house-sitting

The moose is looking for a house to sit. If anyone hears of anything, please let me know… 🙂

and nothing stirred

a final fringe recommendation: “and nothing stirred.”

a series of interactive installation things. one a room with noise cancelling that responds to your motion. the ‘heisenberg uncertainty lounge’ – a set of three screens that loop video of you at different times. one the fanotron, which makes sound out of light that is passing through a set of fans you can play with. and more stuff.

fun, interesting, interactive, and free/koha. 8-10pm, underground at 39 Dixon St, last night is Friday.

I will also try to make it along to Sun Drugs, which just sounds completely wtf. Free, 9pm at the Pit bar for the next two days,.

tao of jeet kune do

Have read a bit of this in the last day or so. Structured largely as a selection of thematically arranged fragments, it is about the most quotable book ever. And Bruce Lee is a philosophical genius. I sort of knew that already – one of my favourite quotes for years has been his “absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, add that which is essentially your own” – but beyond the odd interview in which he had always impressed me, I hadn’t penetrated to the core of his wisdom.

All I can say is holy shit, this guy is worth checking out. Behind the badass legend lies a philosopher king.

Truth has no path. Truth is living and, therefore, changing. It has no resting place, no form, no organised institution, no philosophy. When you see that, you will understand that this living thing is also what you are.

Gurdjieff said you can talk to any man who knows how to do something well. The process of becoming a true master of anything involves certain similar stages and realisations.

True mastery transcends any particular art. It stems from mastery of oneself – the ability, developed through self – discipline, to be calm, fully aware, and completely in tune with oneself and the surroundings. Then, and only then, can a person know himself.

Bruce Lee was definitely a master.

future of interfaces?

The mouse may soon become obsolete, with interfaces that interpret gestures rapidly approaching a stage at which they can be released for general consumers.

The story and video at the link is pretty future.

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Too much to keep track of. The future is just gonna happen to us.

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