Author Archives: Mark R. Kelly

Aesthetics: Color Theory: 60:30:10

Here’s another item I saw just recently, which shares with the previous post how a design principle can be crystalized in numbers. Via Boing Boing, Devin Nealy, 31 May 2022: The 60-30-10 percent rule of color

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Aesthetics: The Starship Enterprise

I was quite struck some years ago, 2104 it must have been, by an analysis of the design of the original starship Enterprise that showed how it relied heavily on the “Golden Ratio,” the artistic proportion of 1.618. And how … Continue reading

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Day Off; Two Links

Feeling a bit under the weather today — temperature up about a degree, and sleepy — so I’ll just post a couple links without comment.

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LQCs: Law & Order, Prayer

Who exactly is for law and order? And who thinks prayer really works, and why?

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LQCs: Preferring Simple Answers to Complex Problems

First for today, a blast from the past. From 2009. This is a song from Les Miz, which we watched on PBS last week. Susan Boyle. Watch the clip above from the beginning, until at least about 1:15 when she … Continue reading

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LQCs: Blame Games

Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin, 6 Jun 2022: Most Americans don’t accept the mass slaughter of children. Why does the GOP?

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LQCs: A Beautiful Song; Changing the Narrative

We heard a version of this last night on PBS. The song was written for this singer, Colm Wilkinson. More versions here. \\ One more article about the mass shootings of late, because this takes an abstract look at the … Continue reading

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LQCs: Privileges

Claimed for knowledge that came first; claimed by those in power to preserve their status.

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LQCs: Mass Shootings and Logical Fallacies

More causes of mass shootings revealed, in just the past couple days!

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Vaclav Smil, NUMBERS DON’T LIE

This is a 2020 book by a writer I had never heard of, until reading a pre-publication review in PW of his 2022 book How the World Really Works, which was just published in May. Smil is something of a … Continue reading

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