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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Arcimoto SRK 8

There seems to be a shortage of good entry level electric cars, perhaps until now.  The Arcimoto is just over a thousand pounds, gets to 60 MPH in 7.5 seconds, go 80 miles on a charge and, sell from under $12K.  If this vehicle can be delivered with this spec and price, it will make a significant advancement for local transportation:

Arcimoto SRK 8

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Burning Man Through the Years

First posted 096-29-2015:

Burning Man Through the Years - 1986 to 2015

Burning Man 1995

1996 was a major turning point for Burning Man.  Some say it's when Burning Man grew up, others, when it jumped the shark.  I think it jumps the shark (and many other challenges) every year.  The best summary I've heard is, "Burning Man's the thing same every year - completely different.

Anyway, 1996 was before my time on the playa, but here's the best film I've found on the topic:

Burning Man 1996 "No Clemency For The Wood""

Also before my time on the playa:

1997 to 2000

And other content that spans several years:

2001 to 2010

Burning Man Timelapse Pre-2014

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sand Fantasy

First posted on 02-14-2008:

Click the play button to start the performance...

A friend forwarded this a couple of weeks ago, but I of course waited until today to pass it on.

At first you'll see the sand painting as the most obvious form of expression. But quickly you discover the phased transitions define a whole new type of choreography. The painting has a very limited life, which brought me to realize the art is more of a performance than than the images it creates.

With the unfolding story, it's more like, "dancing fingers in the sand". Or to get distracted with an Elton John alliteration, "tiny dancer in your hand". Like watching God's in the act of creation.

This artist is certainly the spirit that makes sand dance.

So simple. So effective.

Or do I see too much in the movement of sand?

Great music too.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Bigger You-Tube version...

And more sand art 11-30-09...

Kseniya Simonova - Sand Animation

Another of her more dynamic and dramatic presentation 04-10-2014:

Kseniya Simonova at Ukraine's Got Talent

09-03-15 A new form of Sand Art:

Sand Art 4k

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Minimal Transportation

08-09-15 A laptop version:


03-23-15 - And another:


10-27-10 - The Yike Bike has been trumped!  Not as powerful or fast, but quite impressive in it's minimalism.

Video Link