Friday, June 24, 2005
Subject: Tip Toland exhibition extended
Date: June 24, 2005 12:05:17 PM EDT
We are pleased to announce that Tip Toland's exhibition, Cycle of Life, will
be extended until the end of July. The show has received a great response
critics, press, and people since its opening. The exhibition was listed and
reviewed by the New York times on June 10 and June 17th.
If you have not seen the show, please do so. The exhibition is to be on
through July 30th.
Looking forward to seeing you all.
Nancy Margolis Gallery
523 West 25th St.
New York, NY 10001
t 212 242 3013
Tip Toland is a skillful and imaginitve sculptor. This show is very much worth
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
“high-stakes game of musical chairs for geeks”
The research firm Gartner Inc. predicts that up to 15 percent of tech workers
will drop out of the profession by 2010, not including those who retire or
die. Most will leave because they can't get jobs or can get more money or
elsewhere. Within the same period, worldwide demand for technology developers
- a job category ranging from programmers people who maintain everything
from mainframes to employee laptops - is forecast to shrink by 30 percent. [more»]
– A.P. Report
You better know, nobody can argue with a pimped-out garden.
More tossling with iView's template feature tonight. I'm winning. The design
is shaping up now. Balance and polish are emerging. I think some of the bugs
I've been seeing happen whenever I try to overwrite a previous export. Deleting
the files first before making a new gallery seems to do the trick. I'll let
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
This little assemblage practically built itself on my desk today.
Getting Along With iView
Spent most of today monkeying around with iView's HTML gallery themes. I cleaned
up my design, so that it's mostly driven with CSS and fairly current design principles
I reached a certain point, and realized that the workaround I'd
developed a couple of days ago, wasn't viable at all: it provides no way
of controlling the size of the full-size view. So, back to the drawing board.
I had thought
that the (iView:Media) tag was broken, but it turns out it's only broken
some of the time! When it chokes, it places a small icon into my layout where
the full-size image ought to be. If I re-run the export, the same files are
likely to work
I'm still not completely happy with the way the layout looks, but It's getting
there, and the system mostly works. I'm not excited about how “iffy” the export
is, though. Re-running the export with just a few images is one thing. Doing
it for a large catalog is a complete pain in the butt.
... and you know their tech support sucks.
Monday, June 20, 2005
Interesting images I shot today
All were in, or relatively close to Union Square Park.
When a Circle is not a Circle (More from Arnheim)
...we must remember that even adults use circles or balls to represent any
shape or all shapes or none in particular. Being the most unspecific, universal
shape, spheres, disks, and rings figure prominently in early models of the
earth and the universe, not so much on the basis of observation as because
unknown shape or unknown spatial relations are represented in the simplest
... Just as the adult uses this most general shape when no further specification
is needed or available, a young child in his drawings uses circular shapes
to represent almost any object at all: a human figure, a house, a car, a book,
and even the teeth of a saw... It would be a mistake to say that the child
neglects or misrepresents the shape of these objects... indended roundness
does not exist before other shapes, such as straightness or angularity, are
available to the child. At the stage when he begins to draw circles, shape
is not yet differentiated. The circle does not stand for roundness but for
the more general quality of “thingness” – that is, for the compactness of a
solid object as distinguished from the nondescript ground. ...
...Only when other shapes, e.g. straight lines or squares, have become articulated,
do round shapes begin to stand for roundness: heads, the sun, palms of hands...
A circle is a circle only when triangles are available as an alternative.
Sunday, June 19, 2005
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, DAD
Ah, the immortal, dangerous bards...
In front of CBGB. You can figure it out.
I couldn't resist the photo, and I didn't just want to see her back. She
seemed surprised and flattered, when I walked up and said “Can I get a shot
back of your shirt?” She turned her back to me, and I asked her to turn her
head, so I could see her face. The twist in her body obscured the text
a little, but the expression on her face is priceless. About the
time I flipped the shutter, her friend in the red realized he was in the frame,
and started to duck away. I was using the softbox, which gave a really nice
illumination. I doubt the total image could be better, but I'd forgotten one
of my lessons from Harvey
Stein. I only took this one photo, thanked her, and walked away. Harvey has
said that once you've been invited to shoot, you should take several shots.
You never know what might unfold.