Category Archives: Play

To improve his drawing skills, CaptainPeru bought a sketch book and started drawing every day using only a pen (so that he couldn’t make any mistakes).

He has been drawing something related to his daily life every day for the last two years. Every anniversary he draws his first drawing to review his progress. The book turned two years old a couple of weeks ago.

Discipline is key to improving one’s craft.

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Drawing every day – two years progress – Imgur.

 
Shimpei Takahashi speaks at TED Tokyo about using the game of Shiritori to come up with fresh ideas.

 
The enigmatic Canon 1 à 2 from J. S. Bachs Musical Offering (1747), The manuscript depicts a single musical sequence that is to be played front to back and back to front.
Video by Jos Leys (http://www.josleys.com) and Xantox (http://strangepaths.com/en/)

 
Dream Machine
Mark Farina
(JT Donaldson Mix)

lyrics:

what are you thinking of
what are you doing
what do you think you can do
what you are
what you do
looking out at
ripples on the dance floor
what do you mean
is what you get
did you forget to know
what the end is
to begin
clearing
looking out
at ripples on the dance floor

dream machine
did you get
everything you asked for
dream machine
rattlesnake
a charm on the dance floor

love’s rage
broken page
electric lights
and glass bone nights
electric lines run
through your minds
distractions with radio contraptions
pipe ashes
night glasses
tick tock
hear the wind lick
the window
ignited
you’re invited
grow wings
sprouting from the backbone

dream machine
mister jones
you don’t know what you came for
dream machine
rattlesnake
a charm on the dance floor

we are like those two
mirrors
steaming in the rain
we are those two
lovers
holding each other’s hands
dream
with me
rattlesnake
a charm on the dance floor

Verka Serduchka – Dancing Lasha Tumbai (Ukraine) 2007 Eurovision (2nd Place Winner)

“What’s better at being a wheel than … a wheel?

“That is not a rhetorical question or a Zen kōan or the start to an awesome joke (sorry). Inventor David Patrick, an avid skateboarder, stumbled (or, you know, skated) onto a way to reinvent the wheel as something that he claims is better than the tradition cylindrical model — something faster, more stable, and more ground-gripping. Its inspiration, Patrick says, ‘came from a cube.’ He calls his creation the ‘SharkWheel,’ and he has patented the invention — and is now raising money for its production on Kickstarter. (A week into the campaign, the modified wheel has taken in almost double the amount of its original $10,000 funding goal.)”

via This Guy Reinvented the Wheel … by Turning It Into a Cube – Megan Garber – The Atlantic.