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Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. February 21st, 2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Michael_Stones
Thanks Ed. I noticed Altered Carbon on the...

Thanks Ed. I noticed Altered Carbon on the Netflix menu but havenít watched it yet. Will do so now. Cheers, Mike
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 5th, 2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Michael_Stones
Thank you, Doug. Hereís another photo that fits a...

Thank you, Doug. Hereís another photo that fits a Tears in the Rain metaphor and retains consistency with Asherís metaphor of a Life Journey.

Tears in the Rain refers to moments lost in time. Lost...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 2nd, 2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Michael_Stones
Smile Right! If we journey in a linear fashion, the...

Right! If we journey in a linear fashion, the foreground becomes lost from view, part of an unobserved background. And yet, and yet.... The supernova phenomenen informs us that explosions of stars...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 2nd, 2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Michael_Stones
Whoops! I was wrong about the camera and lens for...

Whoops! I was wrong about the camera and lens for the first photo. My Nikon was in the car when we parked for a canine pee stop, so the first photo was with a carry everywhere Canon EOS M and a 22mm...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 2nd, 2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Michael_Stones
Many thanks, Peter. That one is the photo from...

Many thanks, Peter. That one is the photo from the series that everyone likes best, including me.
Cheers
Mike
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 1st, 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Michael_Stones
Thanks Asher. The quote was new to me, so I may...

Thanks Asher. The quote was new to me, so I may have interpreted it a bit more widely than in the movie. However, from what Iíve read, the movieís Director envisioned a wider message than the...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 1st, 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Michael_Stones
Thanks Maggie. Part of the atmospheric is likely...

Thanks Maggie. Part of the atmospheric is likely due to fog ice over the lake, which you see rising in front of the island. Cheers, Mike
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. January 1st, 2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Michael_Stones
Tears in the Rain

A favourite quote from a movie Iíve never seen is the ďtears in the rainĒ monologue from Blade Runner (1982): ďÖ moments will be lost in time, like tears in rainĒ. In a general sense, it means that...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 21st, 2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,970
Posted By Michael_Stones
Not at all "self-indulgent bizzo": good plain...

Not at all "self-indulgent bizzo": good plain speaking in an expressive and witty way. I played squash for years but only now learned about "scrunging". Thanks for that...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 21st, 2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,970
Posted By Michael_Stones
Sorry to confuse you, Jerome. Nothing is black or...

Sorry to confuse you, Jerome. Nothing is black or white, just a shade of grey. What I wanted to communicate was that gaps between professionals and amateurs narrowed in recent years due to...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 20th, 2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,970
Posted By Michael_Stones
Jerome, you're like me. You find data relevant to...

Jerome, you're like me. You find data relevant to an issue and go from there. Kudos to you! Your question was "Are you arguing that, in the age of social media, popularity defines exceptional...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 20th, 2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,970
Posted By Michael_Stones
Doug, your photos invariably make me feel happy...

Doug, your photos invariably make me feel happy and smile. Whether thats because they're 'odd' or 'exceptional', who cares, eh! :)
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 19th, 2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,970
Posted By Michael_Stones
Hi Andy Itís about definition, isnít it? How...

Hi Andy

Itís about definition, isnít it? How do we define Ďexceptionalí? Unusual, extraordinary, superior are synonyms - but against what frame of reference? I gave answers in a book on expertise...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 15th, 2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,970
Posted By Michael_Stones
Asher's original question deserved better answers...

Asher's original question deserved better answers than those offered so far. I think it's fair to infer that none of the contributors have poduced photos they consider exceptional on a big stage but...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. February 28th, 2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,970
Posted By Michael_Stones
If all he knew was Andy Warhol, what did he know...

If all he knew was Andy Warhol, what did he know about Andy Warhol?


http://pre06.deviantart.net/f452/th/pre/i/2016/059/8/1/reflection__2_by_tricky_trees-d9ti3jt.jpg

Cheers, Mike.
Forum: Art from Found Photographs December 21st, 2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,520
Posted By Michael_Stones
Upon viewing this image again, it seemed ungainly...

Upon viewing this image again, it seemed ungainly and hard to read the content of the lower half. So here's a version split into two images with a stronger background in the lower. I hope you get the...
Forum: Art from Found Photographs December 20th, 2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,520
Posted By Michael_Stones
Thank You Ladies, Exit Stage Left

With all the attention to WW1 during the past year, I found a Library of Congress photo of women stretcher-bearers with the British Army Auxiliary that deserved a 21st century breath of air. Cheers,...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography June 9th, 2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,202
Posted By Michael_Stones
Impressive, informative and beautiful to behold....

Impressive, informative and beautiful to behold. Cheers, Mike.
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography March 14th, 2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,660
Posted By Michael_Stones
Interesting, Asher. The upper and lower images...

Interesting, Asher. The upper and lower images look comparable this morning but seemed fractionally different yesterday. And no, I wasn't boozing (nor jesting). Must have been the way the afternoon...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography March 13th, 2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,660
Posted By Michael_Stones
The subtle brightening by Asher makes this image...

The subtle brightening by Asher makes this image more interesting. Good job.
Cheers
Mike
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. September 23rd, 2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,578
Posted By Michael_Stones
Hi Asher The publisher doesn't allow...

Hi Asher

The publisher doesn't allow reproduction of the photos used in the studies but I'll post some analogous illustrations over the weekend. Right now I have a class to teach.

Cheers
Mike
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. September 23rd, 2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,578
Posted By Michael_Stones
Hi Jerome We used rating metrics. In the...

Hi Jerome

We used rating metrics. In the first study, pleasantness ratings were choices between five faces ranging from a smiley face to a scowling face, with the faces for arousal ranging from...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. September 23rd, 2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,578
Posted By Michael_Stones
Hi Asher We measured the BIG FIVE with the...

Hi Asher

We measured the BIG FIVE with the most frequently used scale (developed by Paul Costa & colleagues). You are right that memory is only one step toward revisiting a photo. None of the...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. September 22nd, 2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,578
Posted By Michael_Stones
Hi Guys Here's a different take on the...

Hi Guys

Here's a different take on the issue. I saw Dan Siman's photos when originally posted and really liked the first (purplish) image but thought the others mundane. That surprised me because...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 20th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,586
Posted By Michael_Stones
Let me be a constructive critic initially. (A...

Let me be a constructive critic initially. (A bent toward and a lifetime in science inclines me this way, but I've read next to nothing about art theory so take these kindly meant comments with a...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 20th, 2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,586
Posted By Michael_Stones
Solid object evoke caring and protective...

Solid object evoke caring and protective reactions in a play context, too. According to Wikipedia, the earliest dolls were made from clay, wood, bone etc.; later from porcelain and nowadays from hard...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 19th, 2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,586
Posted By Michael_Stones
Found objects certainly have a place in art, as...

Found objects certainly have a place in art, as art history attests. They can have protective significance, too (e.g., totem in North American culture, good luck charms, etc.). Children's play often...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 18th, 2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,586
Posted By Michael_Stones
Hi Doug That's one way of scaling, usually...

Hi Doug

That's one way of scaling, usually called an ordinal scale to imply rank ordering of the categories. However, there are other ways of scaling, the most basic of which is a nominal scale...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 18th, 2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,586
Posted By Michael_Stones
Yes Doug, I kind of agree on two counts, but...

Yes Doug, I kind of agree on two counts, but which raise other questions, and fully with the third. Here's the other questions. If a picture stands or falls on its own merits, where are the dividing...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. July 18th, 2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,586
Posted By Michael_Stones
Interesting conclusion, Asher. All that's needed...

Interesting conclusion, Asher. All that's needed to transform craft into art is a meaningful statement, right? Ok, let's explore. Walking the dogs with my wife a few weeks ago, she noticed a...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. May 25th, 2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,066
Posted By Michael_Stones
Good question, Jerome, for which two answers...

Good question, Jerome, for which two answers apply to me. However, I confess to not being a prolific publisher of pictures.
About 10 years ago, I was invited to participate in an event called...
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