Tag Archives: humour
Sensory homonculus: of all nonsensical stuff I have made, this sensory homonculus is up there. Stoneware clay, watercolour, acrylic paint.
Out of the generosity of the Order of the Science Scouts of Exemplary Repute and Above Average Physique I have been allowed to recreate their science nerd merit badges. You can find the indexed list here, or you can go directly to my Cafépress profile. No, this will not in any way make me rich and/or famous, […]
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” I only discovered Shel Silverstein a few years ago… I can only blame it on not having grown up in an […]
Q. Why was longitude boiling mad? A. Because it was 360 degrees. Cartographers are/were often seen as pretty dour characters. Not so long ago, maps were hand-drawn, and hanging over a drawing table, the meticulous of drawing contours seems rather nerdy. But, as programmers put easter-eggs in code, cartographers do the same. Map makers sometimes […]
As mentioned in the post Mechanical owls – custom drawing, I am not the most efficient at xmas presents. So this is the custom drawing my brother got, a good few weeks after christmas. It is simply called the control room, for obvious reasons. There are some personal hints to my brother, but overall, it […]
Go on a starlit night, stand on your head,
leave your feet dangling outwards into space,
and let the starry firmament you tread
be, for the moment, your elected base.
Feel Earth’s colossal weight of ice and granite,
of molten magma, water, iron, and lead;
and briefly hold this strangely solid planet
balanced upon your strangely solid head.
A bit beyond perception’s reach
I sometimes believe I see
that Life is two locked boxes, each
containing the other’s key.
– Piet Hein
(scientist, mathematician, inventor, designer, author, and poet extraordinare)
Mechanical owls: I am not the quickest with xmas presents. On the other hand, people will get a custom piece of art. I have just finished this for a friend, and his general guideline was “mechanical owls”. The rest is just me in free flight. It is a large-ish drawing (21x58cm), and working my way from […]
Guerrilla communication is a form of streetart, or simply a sense of humour that uses objects around us and makes us see a little differently. Here are some examples I have collected over the years. You might have to look close to see it… Certain forms of graffiti and scribbling on walls have been described […]
Oxygen tries to play nice with the other elements in the playground.
Hans Rosling, the hero of beautiful statistics, showing us the world as it actually is. By making statistics beautiful and demonstrating that the impossible is possible. Oh, and btw; you can play with the Gapminder tool yourself.