Robert L. Peters

9 November 2014

Museum of Selfies

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Copenhagen, Denmark

See more or contribute to the growing collection at the Museum of Selfies.

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7 November 2014

Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery.

Bertrand Russell, (1872-1970)


4 November 2014

Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

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(somewhere in the post-apocolyptic North)

“When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian).”

“Lessons on language families are often illustrated with a simple tree diagram that has all the information but lacks imagination. There’s no reason linguistics has to be so visually uninspiring. Minna Sundberg, creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, a story set in a lushly imagined post-apocalyptic Nordic world, has drawn the antidote to the boring linguistic tree diagram.”

Access the full-size diagram here. (Source).


1 November 2014

Project Thirty-Three

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Seattle, USA

Project Thirty-Three celebrates “vintage record jackets that convey their message with only simple shapes and typography… a personal collection and shrine to circles and dots, squares and rectangles, and triangles, and the designers that make these shapes come to life on album covers.”


26 October 2014

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.

Richard Bach


22 October 2014

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.

—Mark Twain


18 October 2014

What worries you, masters you.

John Locke (1632-1704)


13 October 2014

Friends… since birth.

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Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba… while digging up carrots yesterday.


12 October 2014

Common Ground

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Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba

This is Ev’s latest sculptural work… Common Ground, a hand-built ceramic piece (385mm x 220mm x 360mm, base 330mm x 207mm x 105mm) with a silver cold finish and parts of an antique meat grinder, mounted on a stained wooden base/bed.


8 October 2014

Design ist unsichtbar.

Lucius Burckhardt (1925-2003)

Thanks to Lorenzo Shakespear for the quotable…


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