Tattoo Two Design – 1st iteration
Elsewhere in this weblog I’ve written about how much I admired, and continue to admire, R. Buckminster Fuller. Though radically different from each other, I hold him and Robert Anton Wilson in equally high regard.
I’ve long said that I’d eventually get a tattoo inspired by Fuller, just as I got a tattoo inspired by Wilson. I’ve been thinking about this for a few years. In my ruminations I decided that there were a couple of design elements that needed to be included. One necessary element, a depiction or reference to geodesics. I thought about domes, tensegrity towers, Dymaxion cars, Buckminsterfullerines…
I’ve finally settled on an Icosahedron, framed with one of my favorite Bucky quotes, from his book, “I Seem To Be A Verb.”
The quote? “I am not a thing, a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process, an integral function of the universe.”
I like it. When will I get it? Sometime next year probably.
Tattoo Two Design – Updated
After seeing someone else with a platonic solid tattoo, I’ve decided to remove the shading from the icosahedron, leaving just the edges and vertices.
It should be much easier to tattoo and it should be much more legible.
I’m still not sure about the font and the spacing between the icosahedron and the text.
This Morning I and Alfio Raymond (firstname.lastname@example.org) are heading down to Doyle’s Cafe, 3484 Washington Street in Boston for today’s meeting of the Boston Media Makers – http://bostonmediamakers.wordpress.com/.
Alfio is going because he’d like to be more closely networked into the world of Boston Media Makers. He’s discovered he has quite a talent for video and video editing. He’s looking for a summer internship / summer project.
Alfio’s Blog – Alfioraymond.wordpress.com
I’m going to reconnect with cool people & get inspired. Hey, it’s already inspired me to get this blog de-crufted. It does need a new design, though.
If you’re a New England Media Maker, consider stopping by!
My friend orawnzva, a.k.a Ben Newman is building a creative team for his intriguing and highly original science fiction, action adventure musical, Walk In The Day – http://orawnzva.livejournal.com/66594.html – You can read the specifics of his request here. Basically, he’s looking for an assistant production manager, cast members, musicians, composers, etc, etc.
Ben is an incredibly intelligent and creative gentleman. If I were you, I’d contact him.
Contact him directly for more info.
So, today I’ve lost my mind. I went ahead and signed up for National Novel Writing Month. Throughout all of November, I’ll be writing. No time for editing. This is all about sheer throughput.
Rain or shine or snow.
The goal? 50,000 words by Midnight November 30th.
Somehow, this feels like the bravest thing I’ve done since leaving L.A. to go to grad school. The only way to up the ante would be to actually submit it for some editor to read. But first things first. It all starts with one sentence, one word, one character on November 1.