Monday, March 30, 2009

Handmade Film

I made a short film this weekend. See below:

This was part of a class at wonderroot... the other students did some great work too... see them on my Vimeo page

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sick of thinking

The flu has kept me in bed for the past four days, and it's also kept me to my own thoughts. I began getting sick of my voice, not my physical one (that too), but the imaginary one I actually hear when I'm thinking. Is it possible to think without words, without language? How peaceful would that be. I think as children we probably all thought without words much of the time, or at least I'd like to imagine I did, as I was never very good at words. But I've become more and more reliant on it. Maybe the reason we're such muddled-in-the-head people is because of the way we think. Dr. Temple Grandin, who is autistic, and whom I found on Google by searching "thinking without words" has written a very interesting article. She describes the way she thinks as a series of images as in a flip book. All her thoughts are this way, some are videos and three dimensional models that she can manipulate in a very detailed and complex fashion. Images trigger other images in a succession to form a thought. When she thinks "dog" she automatically sees a bunch of pictures of every single specific dog she's ever known, not some general abstract "dog".