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Tetem and chestnuts
In the afternoon, I visited TETEM art space,
to look at the programming workshop organized as part of the 'Weekend of
Science' being held. I saw groups of children with their parents program in
Scratch. I decided to look at the new
exhibitions first. In the movie room they were
showing 8 Eeriest Sounds
Recorded In Space by geobeats, a movie about sounds in space produced by
electromagnetic phenomena. Next I went to see
Observatories of the Self by Sara
Nuytemans. Quite interesting. I did go inside
Self 2.1 and I
recorded soms movie for Self 1.4. After visiting the now completely
renovated bookshop Broekhuis, I picked up
six medium sized chestnuts from the many that
were under the tree on the Haaksbergerstraat.
At TkkrLab there is a junk cabinet that is
filled with leftover junk. When the cabinet is full (about once per month) the
contents is sold as metal scrap. In the past week some members have done some
cleaning causing the cabinet to be rather full. I had a look and collected two
small stepper motors
and an Iiyama ProLite E438S-B LCD monitor.
The later, I took home, as it fitted in my bike bag. There was also a scanner
printer, which looked similar to our Canon
MP 520 all-in-one printer. It would not surprise me if it had the same
problems as ours. I put the stepper motors in my private Ikea box at TkkrLab,
in which I also found earlier on the evening the Philips monitor that I
usually connect to my notebook. It seems someone has decided it is now mine.
I also found some PCI card being put in my box. I asked around and was told that it was a
SCSI card, and that they put
it there because I had brought a SCSI hard drive and thought I might put it to
some use. This shows that things only get into the junk cabinet when noone can
think of some use for it.
This evening, I finished reading the book
by Benjamin Nugent,
which I started reading on September 30, the day
after I bought it. I finished this book in a relatively short time. Although,
I found it interesting to read, as it made me understand certain aspects of
the American culture, but in some points also disappointing. For example, it
seems to me that the exposition of autism, was not very realistic, especially
not for people with normal intelligence. The book did also make me realize that
I do not fit in with the nerd types described in the book, although I have
identified with the nerd type before.
I went to Amsterday. I first went to bookshop
Scheltema. There, at 11:39, I bought a Moleskin
daily planner for 2017 for € 18.90. I spend some time looking
around and when I noticed that Jonathan Safran Foer was going to give a book
signing session started at 13:00 for his new book Here I Am, I decided
to wait. I contemplated whether I should tell him about my research with
respect to the number sequences in
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, but concluded
that if he were truely interested in this, he might already have contacted me.
There was a long line of people waiting for their book(s) to be signed.
I went over andriesse - eyck
gallery where I met with Peter Struycken. At
that moment, it was rather quiet. I only stayed a short time, and went to
La Place to collect some lunch items that were include in the train
ticket that I bought. After this I walked around. I paid short visits to
Mendo and Boekie Woekie on my way to Ron Mandos to visit the exhibition
The Monolith by Levi van Veluw. Impressive, especial the dark room, which give you the
feeling to be in another world.
I walked around the area and brought short visits to two other galleries,
before returning to andriesse - eyck. There I spend a long time looking at
the new series of painting by Peter Struycken. I think that Articulatie van kleur 04-feb-2016 is my favourite. Also meet with
Carel Blotkamp and later with
Walter Lewin and his
Tetem: Month of graphics
In TETEM art space, I went to see the
exhibition as part of "Month of Graphics".
Works I found worth mentioning are:
- Beukenbos (1/25) and Buiten de oevers (8/25) linocuts
by Elsbeth Cochius.
- Without title (11/65) screen print from 1982 by
- Aleutian Islands linocut in four parts 3/6 by Frans Baake.
- Without title (6/6) linocut from 1978 by
- Without title (25/60) screen print from 1976 by
This afternoon, I saw the lastest work (installation) of Peter Vink in the main exhibition room of Concordia art exhibition
center. In the past four weeks he worked on constructing the installation,
which consist of strippes hanging on thin wires from the ceiling. The stripes
have the size of the tiles used for the parquet of the floor and also follow
the pattern of the parquet. There are in hanging in ten horizontal layers,
filling the space that is restricted by the windows, windowsill, and back of
the room. His art works, which are very different in style, are always made
around the space in which he creates them. This work (installation) will be
another four weeks on display in Enschede. It was interesting to talk to him.
He also visited the exhibition of Levi van Veluw, which I saw two weeks ago.
Some time ago, I came across this video by Oscar van Deventer about Fractal Jigsaw puzzle. I spend some time investigating the design with
the idea of creating one myself. In the past weeks, I spend some time writing
a program to generate all possible puzzles. I have not fully completed this
attempt. Today, I spend some time figuring out how to generate the fractal
that is being used. I discovered that the design of the puzzle is based on the
design on the left presented on Bridged Polyamonds. On this mathpuzzle page there is a link to the design of the Fractal Jigsaw puzzle with a matching
colouring of the pieces. During the afternoon, I made the following drawing:
This months interesting links
| September 2016
| November 2016