|The journey of an intuitive artist|
Originally published August 09, 2007
By Lauren LaRocca
Intuitive art "comes from the heart, the soul," he said. "I believe anybody can do anything in the arts. Anybody can draw, paint... anybody can sing, anybody can dance. Maybe not the academic form, but there are several different forms."
To the latter, Holly replies, "Well why don't you bring your little kid to me, and we will sit down and see if your little kid can concentrate and do the things that I have created here. Because it takes time. It takes effort. I mix colors; I cut pieces of wallpaper a certain way -- it's not just slapping a piece of wallpaper down."
"You gotta walk down the street and look," he said. "This is all part of the craft."
China to Deploy World's Largest People Tracking Network
China is building the largest and most sophisticated people-tracking network in the world, all to track citizens in the city of Shenzhen. This network utilizes 20,000 intelligent digital cameras and RFID cards to keep track of the 12.4 million people living in the Southern port city. The key to the system is the new residency cards fitted with powerful computer chips. 'Data on the chip will include not just the citizen's name and address but also work history, educational background, religion, ethnicity, police record, medical insurance status and landlord's phone number. Even personal reproductive history will be included, for enforcement of China's controversial "one child" policy. Plans are being studied to add credit histories, subway travel payments and small purchases charged to the card.' While I lived in Shenzhen, there indeed were (and still are) plenty of crimes.
EuroScan: Reinventing the wheel â“ and the car
Hy-Light, a zero-emission fuel-cell car developed in Switzerland that drives 130 km/h and refuels at a solar-powered pump that may one day be a household appliance.
The Michelin prototype is a catalog of clean-tech innovations. The
key novelty is its "active wheel": the electric motors (which weigh a
few kilos each) and the suspensions are lodged inside the wheels (picture left). "We
have designed a system made of a central energy production unit (the
fuel cell) and two or four peripheral energy usage units (the motors in
the wheels)," explains Pierre Varenne. "In between, there are only
The Hy-Light is a car built around a hydrogen fuel cell, meaning it
generates electricity through a basic chemical reaction involving
hydrogen and oxygen. The gases are stored in two specially developed
tanks (the hydrogen is pressurized and its tank can withstand the
direct shot of a Swiss Army rifle).