Pete Ware

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A new car?

Maybe I can finally buy a new car?:

The Schumer-Israel approach would provide vouchers worth up to $4,000 to drivers who turn in an older car that gets 18 miles per gallon or worse and buys a new or used car that exceeds the corporate average fuel economy for vehicles in its class by 25 percent. Taken together, these two requirements guarantee considerable oil savings and significant reductions in carbon dioxide.

Animated slides

I ran across animoto.com which lets you upload a bunch of still photos, select some music, and turn it into a video. And it’s dirt simple.

Persian Tile Patterns

I’m collecting some info about a certain mathematically interesting tile pattern used in Persia in the 13th Century.

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Renaissance

I watched an animated movie called Renaissance. It’s the ultimate in film-noir: it’s entirely (except one brief scene with a little color) monochromatic. It’s set in Paris, 2054. I wouldn’t call it Dystopian but the characters inhabit the underside of society and the worse aspects of corporate giants.

Karas is a police detective, more action then words, trying to track down a kidnapped woman. It’s long and complicated. The second viewing is even better because you get to enjoy the story and visuals more.

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It’s all shadows, light, and reflections:

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Louise Bourgeois

We went to the
Guggenheim
to see
Louise Bourgeois:

Louise Bourgeois is a full-career retrospective of one of the most important artists of our time. This exhibition, which will fill the entire Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda and one adjacent gallery, will be the most comprehensive examination to date of Bourgeoiss long and distinguished career.

Born almost a century ago, Louise Bourgeois has remained steadfastly at the vanguard of the development of contemporary art for more than 70 years, and continues to create new bodies of work with characteristic energy and restless innovation. Throughout a career that has intersected with many of the leading avant-garde movements of the 20th century, including Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Post-Minimalism, she has remained resolutely committed to a singular creative vision.

Sadly, I think I’m just not a sculpture person. I’m like 0 for 5 in sculpture exhibits.

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The Guggenheim is also starting to open up some side galleries. We saw a Kadinsky room. Here’s “Blue Mountain” from 1908.

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Metropolitan Museum: Jeff Koons

We went to the Jeff Koons exhibit on the roof of the Met. The sculptures were flippant but the view was great!

Here’s one of Faranak with Manhattan in the background:

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And one of me with a sculpture:

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We also saw: Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium Since 1960. Essentially photos of photos or photographers, such as:

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New art

My brother, Bob Ware, keeps me well stocked with art work. Here’s one of his latest photographs that is hanging on my wall.

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Naturally, this low-res image doesn’t do the subtlety of the original justice.

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