Absolutely must see, the resistance, anti apartheid posters, 1st time seen together, ever.
Also they are a celebration to 20 Years of democracy in South Africa and the continued vigilance to protect our constitution (which was also designed just like these posters were) #opendesignct #wdcct

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I was moved standing amongst them – took me right back to that time and when I first landed in South Africa 1984. I recall seeing them.
The collection is part of the, Open Design Festival, in the magnificent Victorian building, the Old City Hall. The building from which Mandela gave his first speech the day he was released from jail and built by the British colonisers at the end of the 18th century.

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As one can see, most of these were designed by artists that ran the risk of being jailed if caught. They had to screen print them with whatever materials they could find.
I will get their names and add them here as soon as I get hold of them.

The Festival ends on Saturday 23rd August
Entrance : Mahala! Free
Parking : Mahala! Free

Open Design Cape Town is really about educating everyone that design is not just posh peoples stuff.
It is not just beautiful expensive things.
It is involved in everything we have around us.
Design as Mr Jobs said, is not just about something looking good, it is how well it works.

phoneography by #odetteherbert

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M&G : Posters that designed a democracy

#inspiring #design #style #art #ideas #workshop #education #projects #change #community #getinvolved
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An astonishing, massive hanging floor – a complete revamp of what was the Craft Market at the V&A Waterfront. Renamed the Watershed.

The designers of the space, Cape Town based, Wolff Architects. The client, the V&A Waterfront. Those that are constructing it, WHBO.

It is not quite ready yet, scheduled to open in October. The ground floor has been opened up both ends, making it street like, will be a 24 hour walk through area, linking the marvelous Aquarium to the rest of the Waterfront.

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Watershed = A critical point that marks a division or a change of course; a turning point.

#watershed #design #art #CapeTown #TrevynMcGowan #ctwdc2014 #watershed #heinrichwolff #wolffarchitects #V&awaterfront #africa #architecture #UCT #GSB #GraduateSchoolofBusiness #trevynmcgowan #graduateschoolofbusiness #gsb #exhibitions #events #trevynmcgowan
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Art is a selective recreation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent their fundamental view of human nature.”
– Marcel Proust

The Brave New World show, is on untill 1st November.
A must see!
7 enormous rooms – about a kilometer of walking, to see the whole exhibition!
Guided tours by the curators will be happening

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“To send light into the darkness of people’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.”
– Robert Schumann –
[1840–1856]

South African National Gallery
EXHIBITION ENDS 1ST NOVEMBER 2014
Operating hours:
Daily from 10am – 5pm  [7 days a week!]
021 481 3970
Location: Government Avenue, Cape Town
Adults : R 30
6-18 years : R15
SA Students and pensioners : R15
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) : R75
Under 5’s enter for free

Sign up to become  Friends of the South African National Gallery
Phone: 021 481 3951
sangfriends@iziko.org.za

#profound #thoughtprovoking #sanationalgallery #iziko #bravenewworld #20yearsofdemoracy #ernestinewhite #williebester #marysibande #thereign #pierrefouché #thekiss #art #fineart #phylosophy #design #sculpture #craftmanship #brilliance #isang #capetown #thoughtprovoking #justice #culture #southafrica #africa #photography #odetteherbert #phone


500+ people came to the opening of this magnificent exhibition at the South African Iziko National Gallery (ISANG). Curated by fine artist, Ernestine White & Andrea Lewis. 7 massive rooms of art, beautifully displayed. The place was packed with a good demographic mix. The evening ‘First Thursday of the month’ art walkabout in Cape Town has really caught on. I’d say, thanks to word of social media!

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“The exhibition commemorates this major milestone through a selection of works from ISANG’s Permanent Collection, acquired between 1994 and 2014…
The exhibition consists of a broad range of artistic disciplines, placed in conversation with one another to offer multilayered insights into South Africa’s past and present. They serve as an important gauge to assess whether we are upholding the principles of democracy and the Constitution of this country.”  – ISANG

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The Kiss – Pierre Fouché

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Mary Sibande – Reign
“..poking at power relations in post-apartheid South Africa Artists’ alter-ego Sophie transforms from domestic worker into Victorian queen…”
The Gaurdian


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Ubuntu “…literally, “human-ness”, roughly translating to “human kindness.” It is an idea … often translated as “humanity towards others, ” but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing, that connects all humanity”  – Wikipedia

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South African National Gallery
Operating hours:
Daily from 10am – 5pm  [7 days a week!]
021 481 3970
Location: Government Avenue, Cape Town
Adults : R 30
6-18 years : R15
SA Students and pensioners : R15
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) : R75
Under 5’s enter for free

#profound #thoughtprovoking #sanationalgallery #iziko #bravenewworld #20yearsofdemoracy #ernestinewhite #williebester #marysibande #thereign #pierrefouché #thekiss #art#fineart #phylosophy #design #sculpture #craftmanship #brilliance #isang #capetown #thoughtprovoking #justice #art #culture #design #southafrica #africa #photography #odetteherbert #phone


Africa remembers…

His voice & m u s i c  brings tears to my eyes even though I have no idea what he is saying! Such is the p o w e r of sound.
M u s i c transcends language and c u l t u r e
A magnificent sound track. 8mins
Makes me wish I’d learnt to play a saxophone!

“Youssou N’Dour ​[jusu nˈduʁ] Senegalese, born 1st October 1959. Singer, percussionist, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman & a politician…” – Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youssou_N’Dour

He will be performing at W OMA D in UK 26 July – A f riend of mine is going so it’s fact!
W OMA D – Youssou N’Dour – Bio
W OMA D, W o r l d of M u s i c, A r t s and D a n c e, is an internationally established Festival bringing together artists from all over the globe. W OMA D continues to present m u s i c that we feel to be of excellence, passion and individuality, regardless of musical genre or geographical origin, to thousands of festival goers everywhere. As an organisation, W OMA D now works in many different ways, but our aims are always the same – at festivals, performance events, through recorded releases and through e d u c a t i o n a l projects, we aim to excite, to inform, and to create a w a r e n e s s  of the worth and potential of a multicultural society.
B r a i n c h i l d of : Peter Gabrie l, Thomas Broom an and Bob Hooto n

Youssou N’Dour the activ ist.
2012 BBC reported “The court also barred S e n e g a l’s best-known m u s i c star Youssou N’Dour – an opponent of Mr Wade – from standing…(for President)
“the court barred Youssou N’Dour from running, saying many of the signatures he had gathered to support his candidacy could not be verified.
The G r a m m y  award-winning musician had announced earlier this month that he would stand.
“The people are fed up with career politicians who almost all enriched themselves with the state’s money,” he said.
The list of candidates who can stand includes three former prime ministers, Idr issa Seck, Mack y Sall and Moustaph a Niasse as well as the main opposition leader Ousman e Tanor Dien g.” – BBC

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-16770305

No new p o s t s since April – If its his official Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youssou-Ndour/89971228242

Was reminded of Youssou N’Dour to day, seeing a v i d e o of him on a S o u t h African friends f/bk feed. Thanks Cecile!

S e n e g a l at a glance Bio
West A f r i c a
– in the African Union
Capital and largest city Dakar
14°40′N 17°25′W
Official languages French
Recognised regional languages
Wolof, Soninke, Serer, Fula, Maninka, Jola
Ethnic groups:
43.3% Wolof
23.8% Fula
14.7% Serer
3.7% Jola
3.0% Mandinka
1.1% Soninke
1.0% European / Lebanese
9.4% others
Demonym Senegalese
Government Semi-presidential republic
President Macky Sall
Prime Minister Aminata Touré
Legislature Parliament
U pper h ouse Senate
Lower house Nat ional Ass embly
Independence
from Francea 20 June 1960
Withdrawal from the Mali
Federation 20 August 1960
Area
– Total 196,712[2] km2 (87th)
76,000 sq mi
– Water (%) 2.1
Population
2013 estimate 13,567,338[2] (67th)
2002 census 9,967,299
Density 68.0/km2 (134th)
169.1/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2012 estimate
– Total $26.574 billion
Per capita $2,026[3]
GDP (nominal) 2012 estimate
– Total $13.864 billion
– Per capita $1,057
Gini (2011) 40.3[4]
medium
HDI (2012) Increase 0.470
low · 154th
Currency CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone UTC
Drives on the right
Calling code +221
ISO 3166 code SN
In ternet TLD .sn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal

S u p e r Com puter WOLFRAMALPHAs s t a t findings on Senegal


Cape Town : Design : Art : 2014 World Design Capital : Expo

“…Devoted to encouraging South African designers &
artists to explore & produce more challenging work”
Southern Guild [SG]
SG founders : Trevyn & Julian McGowan 2008

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The main hall, impeccably styled
– no overcrowding of objects in semi
minimalist spaces. Gave me a sense
of relaxation being surrounded by
deeply thought through &
painstakingly crafted things – a
space of peace & tranquillity,
with sea breezes wafting in
through the open doors onto the
veranda, with a spectacular view
of the sea.
I loved the whole event.
Congratulations GUILD team!

                    

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GUILD lighting was superb
designed by Julian McGowan
Photographers heaven on earth!
Eye candy where ever one looked &
everything  beautifully lit – made the
venue look like a stage set – using daylight
lighting. It felt as if photographers had
been kept in mind. Attention to detail
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Southern Guild Designers

Xandre Kriel
Willowlamp
Tonic design
Silvio Rech & Lesley Carstens
Sibusiso Mthembu
Ronel Jordaan
Porky Hefer
Pieter Mathews
Piers Mansfield-scaddan
Pierre Cronje
Philippe Bousquet
Paco
Okha
Nkhensani Nkosi
Nic Bladen
Mock Mock
Michele Mathison
Michaella Janse Van Vuuren
Michael MacGarry
Lyall Sprong
Laurie Wiid Van Heerden
Koop
John Vogel
Joe Paine
James Mudge
Imiso
House On Fire : Heath Nash : Haldane Martin : Guy Du Toit : Gregor Jenkin : Goet : Givan Lötz : Enrico Daffonchio : Enock Ngwenya : Egg : Dylan Lewis : Dokter & Misses : David Manando : David Krynauw : Daniella Mooney : Conrad Hicks : Conrad Botes : Christina Bryer : Ceramic Matters : Casamento : Bronze Age : Bronwyn Lace : Brett Murray : Astrid Dahl : Ardmore : Angus Taylor : Andile Dyalvane : Anatomy Design : Adam Birch

Southern Guild website : artists/designers

APOLOGIES if your name isn’t with the image of your work.
You’re welcome to email me your details name & which object and I’ll attempt to add it. & twitter instagram handel, email address website fbook etc what ever you want to show up when the cursor is passed over your objects image.
[ hoh321 (at) g mail dot com ]
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VIDEOINTERVIEW WITH Trevyn McGowan @ MOAD
(sabc 2013)

VIDEO – about MOAD – Muesum of African Design

Earlier posts on GUILD 2014

CTGDF2014 – Handspring Puppet Co. War Horses on Show

Cape Town – GUILD Design Fair – Dylan Lewis – South African Artist

Cape Town : Guild Design Fair – Agents of the 3D Revolution

Ola Cape Town! From Sao Paulo at Guild Design Fair – Coletivo Amor De Madre

DNA Shows up in Cape Town at GUILD Design Fair

GUILD – Southern Guild Hall 361 Degree Views

GUILD – Trevyn McGowan’s Guided Tour – Part 01


Guild Design Fair Cape Town
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DNA : Design Network Africa

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MORE DNA IMAGES & INFO

Handspring Puppet Company

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Where are they performing now?

http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/whats-on-now/

http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/

Rossana Orlandi – Italy Milano

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http://www.rossanaorlandi.com/<

Maker Library Network

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http://makerlibrarynetwork.org/

Photography by Odette Herbert

MLN what?

The Maker Library Network (MLN) will establish spaces for collaboration and connection, exploring the role of the library as a fundamental space for the exchange of knowledge and ideas…a mentoring platform that connects young creatives in South Africa and the UK. Our librarians are makers who believe collaborating and sharing knowledge enhances imagination and skills…” – British Council

http://makerlibrarynetwork.org/

http://www.britishcouncil.org/organisation/press/maker-libraries-launch-south-africa

The Cape Town Maker Library Network (MLN)

Librarian: Heath Nash

+ 27 (0)21 447 5757
2 Mountain Road Woodstock Cape Town

Still to appear : SOUTHERN GUILD ARTIFACTS : ROSSANA ORLANDI : NACHO CARBONELL :
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Tremendous talk by philosopher Stephen Cave
VIVA! TED! VIVA!
The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death [13mins]
[TEDxBratislava - Filmed Jul 2013]

http://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_cave_the_4_stories_we_tell_ourselves_about_death

& if you don’t want to watch you can read his talk…
Transcript

“I have a question: Who here remembers when they first realized they were going to die?

I do. I was a young boy, and my grandfather had just died, and I remember a few days later lying in bed at night trying to make sense of what had happened. What did it mean that he was dead? Where had he gone? It was like a hole in reality had opened up and swallowed him. But then the really shocking question occurred to me: If he could die, could it happen to me too? Could that hole in reality open up and swallow me? Would it open up beneath my bed and swallow me as I slept? Well, at some point, all children become aware of death. It can happen in different ways, of course, and usually comes in Continue reading ‘TED Talk on DEATH! One thing we all share in common’


Southern Guild –  a “forum for South African designers to challenge and support each other, unified by national origin but with diverse views and voices… the collection now has a reputation for innovation, excellence and a truly fresh perspective.” GUILD

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“In fact, dancing to our own design tune, really valuing and exercising our uniqueness, has become our prime directive. It’s where our future lies. Through collaboration, cooperation, alliance and refining our unique perspective, we can build and mature this arena in relevant and fascinating ways.” – Southern Guild

“Craft is very old in Africa but design is very young. Part of the global appeal of contemporary South African design is that it’s unfettered, imaginative & energetic.” Trevyn McGowan*

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 “All products are made by skilled hands in limited runs, and sometimes only one of an item will ever be made. In the case of the very best work by our leading designers, this may raise the work to collectible or limited edition status” – Southern Guild

“On an annual basis, we invite a selection of the very best local designers, artists, architects and upcoming talents to produce and premier original pieces for the Southern Guild Collection” – Southern Guild

* Trevyn McGowan & Trevor McGowan are the founders of Southern Guild  – 2008

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LINKS
Southern Guild
GUILD
World Design Capital – Cape Town 


“…a city has to take the long view, the view for the common good.” Amanda Burden

What is it that attracts people into a once rundown, derelict urban area? What will make businesses once again invest there?

TED talk by Amanda Burden [18 mins]

Amanda Burden – The creator of the High Line walk way [an abandoned overhead rail way line] says it’s a continuous struggle between the developers and green spaces, people’s parks/ leisure areas. We must not assume that once fought for and established it will remain so.
She has always believed and has shown, that if you design a space that is people centric first, then investors and developers will follow.

TRANSCRIPT

TED
TED2014 · Filmed Mar 2014

http://www.thehighline.org/

What about Cape Town’s 30? year unfinished fly over, that just hangs there?
Lets transform it into something fun.. it has spectacular views of the city and Table Mountain!

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http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_burden_how_public_spaces_make_cities_work


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Design Network Africa [DNA] is a dynamic programme led by the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU), funded by the Danish Government and orchestrated by Source. DNA connects highly respected designers from sub-Saharan Africa who represent the vibrancy and distinctive expression of a new African identity. In a true interchange of skills, aesthetics and narratives, the programme is designed to encourage collaboration, mentorship and experimentation. Designers are selected for their authentic and diverse voices, sophisticated and original products and unique global appeal…” GUILD

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‘My goal is to provide a key point in a continent which suffers from imports and all kinds of imitation furniture, especially of poor quality and which does not reflect our culture.’ Ouattara

http://designnetworkafrica.org/people/hamed-design/

http://www.coroflot.com/hamedouattara

hameddesign23@yahoo.fr

Cheik Diallo – Diallo Design – Mali
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“I was not interested in just producing another chair – I wanted to look at another way of sitting. I decided to focus my design on artisanal methods.
With the artisanal one can preserve the culture of Africa and its savoir faire and then elevate it and make it contemporary through design.” Cheick Diallo

 “I don’t have an interest in design if it is only to remake that which already exists.” Cheick Diallo

http://designnetworkafrica.org/people/diallo-design/

http://www.diallo-design.com

contact@diallo-design.com

Andile Dyalvane – Imiso Ceramics – Cape Town

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Clay, Dyalvane says, gives him “the ability to create something beautiful,  valuable and usable, incorporating the four elements of  life – earth, water, air and fire.”

Imiso Ceramics, The Old Biscuit Mill, Albert Road, Unit A102, Woodstock
Phone : +27(0)21 447 2627
Email : info@imisoceramics.co.za
Website : http://www.imisoceramics.co.za

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Other DNA members at GUILD

BABACAR NIANG

DOKTER AND MISSES & NULANGEE

TEKURA & DOKTER AND MISSES

MARJORIE WALLACE

 

LINKS

DNA : http://designnetworkafrica.org/
GUILD : http://guilddesignfair.com/portfolio/design-network-africa/
Centre for Culture and Development (CKU)

World Design Capital – Cape Town 2014
Facebook[wdc2014]
Twitter
 handel : @WDC2014

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“Founded in June 2009, Coletivo Amor de Madre is a Brazilian/ Colombian gallery focused on the development, production and presentation of disruptive design and art. Led by Ivan Hurtado Arango, plastic artist and architect, and Olivia Yassudo Faria, artist and publicist, the gallery is dedicated to developing unique work by contemporary artists from Latin America and other regions. Coletivo Amor de Madre focuses on dynamic, conceptual work that pushes boundaries through the use of recycled materials, subverting traditional wood production, technological exploration led by social inspiration and incorporating craft and handmade techniques. Exhibiting both the most acknowledged designers and emerging talents from the continent, GUILD provides an opportunity to focus on work from Brazil.” Guild

http://coletivoamordemadre.com

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The idea of Coletivo Amor De Madre, [‘mother’s love collective’] speaks to our understanding of how passionately our designers love their work, how they literally give birth to it – and we want it to be received with the same love. As a collective, we also encourage creative exchange.”
Olivia Yassuda Faria

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Coletivo Amor De Madre Gallery :
Rua Estados Unidos, 2174, 01427-002 São Paulo, Brazil

web site : http://coletivoamordemadre.com/
facebook : https://www.facebook.com/COLETIVOAMORDEMADRE
twitter : https://twitter.com/feelgood__
instagram :
GUILD : http://guilddesignfair.com/portfolio/coletivo-amor-de-madre/

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And if you’re going to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil – you HAVE to pop in to the gallery – they will be thrilled to see you!

Fifa World Cup 2014 – Sao Paulo fixtures and info

Here’s some info on Sao Paulo & a 4 min Video.
Sao Paulo is gigantic compared to Cape Town!
The city scapes made me laugh, as I saw how tiny Cape Town is but my goodness we are bursting in creativity, art and design!

Altitude : 760 m (2,493.4 ft)
Population 11,316,149 eleven million! (2011)
Time zone BRT (UTC−3)
• Summer (DST) BRST (UTC−2)
Postal Code (CEP) 01000-000
Area code(s) (+55) 11
Website http://www.prefeitura.sp.gov.br

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3D320140227_213846aahohrMICHAELLA JANSE VAN VUUREN
Phd. – Electrical engineering – South African

“..van Vuuren’s work is about experimentation and evolution, about art and science and new materials and processes. She looks at technology as a creative tool and has turned to new methods of manufacturing and design that have pushed the boundaries beyond what could ever be achieved by conventional processes.
Digital design and additive manufacturing have become her tools and it is the perfect medium to explore her artistic and technical interests.
By means of 3D printing she has been able to give substance to her imagination, with no limit to realising even the most elaborate image.” GUILD
AGENTS OF THE 3D REVOLUTION

What is 3 DIMENTIONAL PRINTING?
“… or Additive manufacturing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model.
3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes.
3D printing is also considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling (subtractive processes).” Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing

 

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[McGowan, bespoke instigator of the Design Fair – the first in Africa, with her partner Julian McGowan]

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Photography by Odette Herbert

A new paradigm – in the way we make things

Watch Michaella Janse van Vuuren talking about 3D printing & fashion

http://agentsofthe3drevolution.com/

facebook : agentsofthe3drevolution
twitter : 3dagents : @3dagents

http://agentsofthe3drevolution.com/contact/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENfQ90OXVc

http://agentsofthe3drevolution.com/portfolio-category/the-agents/

https://www.facebook.com/3DPrintshow

 

Enthusiastic Van Vuuren’s wish, was to inspire
“…creatives with the possibilities of 3d printing and to exposing programmers, engineers and 3D designers to the groundbreaking work being showcased at Guild. We would like to create a dialogue between 3D print manufacturers, designers and the many visitors to the show.”
DR. MICHAELLA JANSE VAN VUUREN

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Sand Beast 3D model shown on BBC IQ program by Stephen Fry

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“More than just a fair for beautiful objects, guild represents the coming together of dedicated, focused curators, designers and institutions who are striving to preserve and provoke exceptional, ground breaking design. Guild will introduce highly respected design authorities and works from Africa, USA, South America, Britain and Europe and present these unique viewpoints to a fresh audience.” GUILD

GUILD Design Fair – Cape Town 2014

http://guilddesignfair.com/

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Twitter :  @GUILDdesignfair
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Southern Guild

http://www.southernguild.co.za/

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World Design Capital 2014

http://www.wdccapetown2014.com/‎

https://www.facebook.com/WDC2014

 

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Guild is partnered by : ArcelorMittal South Africa
Guild is sponsored by : ABSA

hoh1_20140306_175048_bDESIGNERS / ARTISTS
: Xandre Kriel : Willowlamp : Tonic design : Silvio Rech & Lesley Carstens : Sibusiso Mthembu : Ronel Jordaan : Porky Hefer : Pieter Mathews : Piers Mansfield-scaddan :Pierre Cronje : Philippe Bousquet : Paco : Okha : Nkhensani Nkosi : Nic Bladen : Mock Mock : Michele Mathison : Michaella Janse Van Vuuren : Michael MacGarry : Lyall Sprong : Laurie Wiid Van Heerden : Koop : John Vogel : Joe Paine : James Mudge : Imiso : House On Fire : Heath Nash : Haldane Martin : Guy Du Toit : Gregor Jenkin : Goet : Givan Lötz : Enrico Daffonchio : Enock gwenya : Egg : Dylan Lewis : Dokter & Misses : David Manando : David Krynauw : Daniella Mooney : Conrad Hicks : Conrad Botes : Christina : Ceramic Matters : Casamento : Bryer : Bronze Age : Bronwyn Lace : Brett Murray : Astrid Dahl : Ardmore : Angus Taylor : Anatomy Design : Adam Birch :

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Dylan Lewis

“South African artist who has emerged as one of the foremost figures in contemporary sculpture. Lewis’ work features in private collections throughout the UK, Continental Europe, United States and Australia, and he is one of only a handful of living artists to have had more than one solo auction with Christie´s in London.

Lewis´s primary inspiration is the wilderness. He works intensively from life, filling books with sketches, notes and drawings. By referring to these in the solitude of his studio, he is able to reproduce the subject´s physical form while exploring their more abstract, deeper meaning.” SOUTHERN GUILD

Photography by : Odette Herbert
Cell phone photo

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http://www.southernguild.co.za/artists/dylan-lewis-2/

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GUILD Design Fair Cape Town – image medley
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#design #art 28.2.14 – 9.3.14

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Photography by Odette Herbert [with a mobile phone]

Tap/click on the images to see them larger – more info on who’s who to follow…
ACA = African Contemporary Art

Exhibitors :

34FineArt

Art Vault Gallery

Artist Proof Studio

Artthrob

The AVA Gallery

Barnard Gallery

blank projects

Bronze Age

Brundyn+

Commune.1

David Krut Projects

Deon Viljoen

Ebony

EDGE Glass Gallery

ErdmannContemporary

Everard Read

Frank Joubert Art Centre

Gallery AOP

Goodman Gallery

Joāo Ferreira

Johans Borman Fine Art

Maboneng Township Arts Experience

Michaelis School of Fine Art

Omenka Gallery

red room art

Salon91

SMAC Art Gallery

Stevenson

Strauss & Co

The Christopher Moller Art Gallery

The South African Print Gallery

Warren Editions

Whatiftheworld / Gallery

Worldart

 http://www.artfaircapetown.co.za/

34FineArt, Art Vault Gallery, Artist Proof Studio, Artthrob, The AVA Gallery, Barnard Gallery, blank projects, Bronze Age, Brundyn+, Commune.1, David Krut Projects, Deon Viljoen, Ebony, EDGE Glass Gallery, ErdmannContemporary, Everard Read, Frank Joubert Art Centre, Gallery AOP, Goodman Gallery, Joāo Ferreira, Johans Borman Fine Art, Maboneng Township Arts Experience, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Omenka Gallery, red room art, Salon91, SMAC Art Gallery, Stevenson, Strauss & Co, The Christopher Moller Art Gallery, The South African Print Gallery, Warren Editions, Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Worldart


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They are so beautifully made –  they gave me goose bumps
Photograph by Odette Herbert

  • CTGDF2014 – Cape Town Guild Design Fair
  • On till 9th March
  • Waterfront : Stadium side
  • Parking R10
  • Expect to be bowled ova!
  • http://guilddesignfair.com/

• HANDSPRING PUPPET COMPANY
OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS HANDSPRING PUPPET COMPANY HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE CREATION OF OVER 16 THEATRE PRODUCTIONS. ALTHOUGH THE COMPANY HAS DONE SOME WORK FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES AND FOR TELEVISION, THE MAJORITY OF THE WORK HAS BEEN ADULT THEATRE.
“Handspring’s work has been instrumental in redefining boundaries between craft and art, fine art and performance art, the living and the dead. Their puppets for War Horse, have become icons of design innovation, receiving the Olivier Award for Design in London and a Tony Award in New York. These puppets embody a thirty-year development process during which levels of craftsmanship and expressiveness gradually matured. Handspring’s puppetry training methods developed concomitantly over time and then were propelled forward rapidly during the rehearsal processes with successive groups of puppeteers leading to openings of the play in London, New York, Toronto, Sydney etc.. Their training now embodies a philosophy of breath, of ‘group mind’ and of micromovement, which is being widely utilized in contemporary puppetry. And their puppet making too is very much part of a coordinated group effort with craftspeople in their Cape Town factory sharing their expertise across continents and welcoming puppet makers from abroad to interact with and develop their own methodologies. The not-for-profit Handspring Trust, which has developed out of the success of War Horse, now works in Masipumelele and Barrydale, bringing Young Leaders into the Handspring Factory in Capricorn Park for training, and returning them, inspired , to their own communities, where they are running annual festivals and puppetry workshops for younger learners. And Handspring’s senior puppet makers, decamp each year to Barrydale to help finish puppets and participate in the Day of Reconciliation parade and performance, which slowly grows in reputation.

So, for Handspring, puppetry has become a medium which can touch, reflect and amplify many aspects of our lives: self expression, care and respect for both objects and people, understanding of animal being, expertise in mechanical engineering.

Puppets can exist as objects and are indeed beautiful in themselves. But they magnify and extend their power when they enter the fourth dimension of time and performance. Then they become our emotional prostheses: mechanical objects which take on life and express our lives, whether in the schools and the streets of a rural community, or enchanting audiences on the world’s great stages.” Guild

http://guilddesignfair.com/

http://handspringpuppet.co.za

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hoh1_hoh1_20140227_192610aRR6 Cape Town Art Fair curator, Andrew Lamprecht, stands in front of the world famous Tretchikoff “Chinese Woman”, better known as, the’Green Woman.’
(In fact she has a blue face.)

Lamprecht curated the Tretchikoff Exhibition in 2011, at the South African National Gallery in Cape Town. I heard a rumour at the Cape Town  Art Fair that the, green woman’ is about to be auctioned again. It holds the South African record for the highest sale price reached at auction – I was unable to find any figures.

The exhibition was surrounded by controversy, as some art critiques & academics felt that it was inappropriate to have Tretchicoff featured in the countries prestigious National Gallery.
Tretchikoff was nick named, ‘the king of kitsch’ and known as the ‘people’s artist’.
Born in 1913 in Russia and lived  in Cape Town till he died  in 2006.

“…In his heyday, Tretchikoff’s exhibitions drew record audiences at home and abroad. He pioneered the idea of selling affordable copies of his works, enabling working class people to own art which they proudly displayed above their mantelpieces. Works such as, Chinese Girl, The Dying Swan and Fighting Zebras have become a vital part of popular culture.

‘In many ways, Tretchikoff is a major figure in the history of South African and world art and ignoring him won’t make him go away. It’s about time that we gave him a critical look and reassessed his rightful place in our art history,’
Andrew Lamprecht –  The exhibition curator
http://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=27159 )

Photograph by Odette Herbert

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This is a section from a large painting by Scrimgeour – Her work is so very beautiful and profound. One can easily see how arduous and pain staking it must have been to execute – and it’s not copied from a photograph! So I was told,by one of the fortunate Everard Read Gallery owners, David Tripp.

Photography by Odette Herbert

I have posted some images of the Art Fair I was fortunate to get to the opening day
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Gallery : EVERARD READ
Waterfront – Cape Town
South Africa

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Yough! What a wonderful experience… am still in shock from the quantity of stunning art hanging on the walls by African artists & or African galleries.
Lovely friendly atmosphere – got a little too crowded for me at times…
Congratulations to organisers, great job and sponsors who paid for it!
Here are a few images I took with my phone.

Apologies to all for not putting your names or gallery names.
I will do my best to add captions later.

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Photography by Odette Herbert

CAPE TOWN ART FAIR
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• ROSSANA ORLANDI collection @ Guild Design 2014

“WE WORK WITH PEOPLE WHO CAN SELF-PRODUCE AND I ALWAYS KEEP THE PROTOTYPES – THEY’RE MY FAVOURITES – THEY’RE OFTEN SO BEAUTIFUL. IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE REALLY OPEN TO ALL IDEAS. I AM ALWAYS CURIOUS, ALWAYS LEARNING.”
Rossana Oralndi
Milano Italy

Marco Tabasso in/on the Papagallo Chair (Peacock)

Photography by Odette Herbert
GUILD Design ends 9th March 2014
Venue : @ Waterfront – stadium end – big bungalowesque (single story) building next to the open car park (R10!) on top of the hillock.

Monday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday 2 Mar: 11am – 6pm
Sunday 9 Mar: 11am – 4pm (closing day)

FAIR DIRECTOR GUIDED TOURS
Sat 1 Mar: 11am – 12noon
Sun 2 Mar: 11am – 12 noon & 2 – 3pm
Sat 8 Mar: 11am – 12 noon & 2 – 3pm
Sun 9 Mar: 11am – 12noon

http://rossanaorlandi.com
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hoh1_20140226_112651aErnestine White : guest curator of the Cape Town Art Fair 2014 [& fine artist]
A fabulous conglomeration of 
44 galleries/ projects/ institutions. A spiritual experience at the skill & deeply thought out works – It has changed me! The power of art & culture to see other ways of seeing…

Exhibitors :

34FineArt

Art Vault Gallery

Artist Proof Studio

Artthrob

The AVA Gallery

Barnard Gallery

blank projects

Bronze Age

Brundyn+

Commune.1

David Krut Projects

Deon Viljoen

Ebony

EDGE Glass Gallery

ErdmannContemporary

Everard Read

Frank Joubert Art Centre

Gallery AOP

Goodman Gallery

Joāo Ferreira

Johans Borman Fine Art

Maboneng Township Arts Experience

Michaelis School of Fine Art

Omenka Gallery

red room art

Salon91

SMAC Art Gallery

Stevenson

Strauss & Co

The Christopher Moller Art Gallery

The South African Print Gallery

Warren Editions

Whatiftheworld / Gallery

Worldart

Photography by Odette Herbert

[With phone #samsung]

 http://www.artfaircapetown.co.za/
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INSTAGRAM..

It was created by Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger  (October 2010) an iphone users, only recently has been open to all other android operated phones.

Ones page looks like the image above..people follow each other ..its a very simple sight and limited to what you can do on it BUT it’s made up of mainly right brained folk who love to take photos with their phones and many do pretty crazy things. I get the impression its a bit of a love in and fest!

It’s a whole sub culture? world wide and some of us meet up for an #instameet/#instawalk/#igerscapetown,  take photos, swop notes, have a laugh.

You can only open an account/page on their platform if you have a ‘smart’ phone (android or iphone)
one can only then, download the #instagram app (apps/store)

As you add photos to it from your phone this is what your page will look like..

All images taken by Odette Herbert

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ENTRANCE = FREE = MAHALA! WHAT A GIFT – 2hrs at least to see everything

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The Exhibition venue, Cape Town’s Town Hall [1905], is the building that, Nelson Mandela, gave his monumental, historic first speech, 4 hrs after he was released from prison (Victor-Verster Prison, Paarl, @ 4:14pm. 11.2.1990 – 64k away)

“Mr Mandela, the deputy-president of the ANC, appeared on the balcony of Cape Town’s City Hall to speak to the 50,000 people assembled outside at 20:00 local time.” [BBC]

Comrades and fellow South Africans, I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands….
Nelson Mandela

The room he stepped out of, onto the balcony, to be seen by the crowd for the first time, is one of the rooms used in the exhibition
[BBC News footage]

I have deliberately not activated the links to enlarge the small images! So that you will have to go there to see it for yourself! And e x p e r i e n c e the event – And I didn’t want to rob you of the element of surprise – you just have to see how much work has gone into putting an event like this together – I have some images somewhere which I will post when I find them – taken on the day i went to drop off my entry – alas not chosen from the 2500!

The Edwardian Town Hall exudes grandeur, enormous rooms with 5m high ceilings, marble stairs, mosaic & organ pine floors. It was all about showing off colonial power and wealth – sadly it has been neglected & is falling apart.

I could see how much work the Spier team have done to transform the building – repainting the walls and laying out 100 artists work. They have transformed a desperately dingy, sad, old, magnificent & semi-derelict building into an attractive space – that I would love to live in!

Fifa moves in at the end of May for the World Cup – I believe it will be a media centre.

It would be brilliant to have the Town Hall as a permanent cultural centre after Fifa have buzzed off don’t you think?

If you feel the same – Please make a lot of noise about this – the Mayor and especially the deputy Mayor, for starters – he gets the importance of art and culture! (I worked this out as I managed to corner him at a function I was at by default – I told him I thought his bling bling chain, was really kitchy & obviously not gold – which was a heartening thing on an other level!)

There are sooo many artists here in the Western Cape that we are a force to be reckoned with – if we got organised & speak in thousands of voices to local government (they need out votes!)

There is masses of parking in front of the Town Hall

Time you need to see it and absorb it

You will need at least 2 hrs to look at everything and longer if you are going to listen & watch the many mixed media installations [@ thoughtful pace]

30 Mins at quick, look @ pace
It’s open till end? of May & its free so can go back ad nausium

There is food & drink on the first floor if your sugar levels drop and you get dehydrated!
(Next to the winning entries room & live performances?)

Open Hours

From ? till 6pm – 7 days a week?

Live work, Sundays at 10? & 3pm

[I Googled for times as I couldn’t find it on their web site!! Grrrrrr ffs Eish @!*
No wonder most don’t know about the exhibition!!
‘They’ I know must still be reeling from the work involved with putting the show on – but must jack up the info that us, the little people need, to get inside to admire what they have done!

May be, if they had invited all those who entered the competition, to the opening they would have, just by word of mouth, got the information ‘out there’ – THE No 1 advertising method – creates buzz and becomes viral on the internet
All of this irritation – just because of the simple thing of not finding the DAYS & TIMES THEY ARE OPEN!
(Now need to chat with my shrink to see why it makes me so pissed off!)
Wasting my time, for starters….

Apologies
Apologies to the artists whose work I have photographed with out your permission & have used to lure people to the exhibition – I was in photography mode & not able to write down all the names of the images I took – I will return in writing mode & update with your name & work title – you could leave your details as a comment and even write about what you were thinking when you created the work!

If you hold the curser over an image, most have a subjective note that appears on your screen – which you might want to avoid!

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Spier Contemporary 2010 Internet sites

LINK – Website
LINK – twitter
LINK – facebook
LINK – youtube
LINK – Blog – Comments not activated! Therefore no debate

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Your brain will pay attention to what you are thinking and saying to yourself and others and make sure that’s what you get!

Rather than focusing on how terrible things are try focusing on what is wonderful in your life! What you are greatful for.

What have we got to be grateful about?

Our health, family, friends, partners, pets, animals, our job, employer, food on the table, roof over our heads, running water, chocolate cake, great teachers, blue sky, the sun, rain, thungderstorms, forrests, art, music, litrature, food, singing, the wind etc

Rather than being concerned about poverty and the financial uncertainty which the media are having a humungous field day with….

We need to be concerned about abundance for all!

If we focus on poverty we give it more ‘power’ ‘energy’ ‘force’[?]

We might then get fearful and slip and slide all the way into a jolly depressing powerless place which also adds to all the others who are thinking similarly to you which then becomes the general trend and guess what? it happens – its called a self fullfilling prophesy

Top Photo by © Miguel Ángel HorcajadaLINK – to their stunning work

So what can we do?

What we need to do is focus on how we want things to BE – according to the ‘law of attraction’ & deal with NOW – not worry about what has been or what might happen

FEEL the feelings of how you want things to be.

Not on how you are being told things ARE or how things MIGHT be

Yes? Are you with me?

For example – instead of being ANTI WAR – which keeps one focused on war, violence, destruction etc

Rather we must focus on PEACE – fulfilment – tranquillity – well being – our community – fun – laughter – caring – all the goooooooood stuff we love and want around us and in our communities

After all this is what makes us feel gooood and safe and secure and happy – all we can really be ‘in control of’ and influence – our immediate community

We must not focus on the things we do not want

We must not focus on the things we do NOT want

WE MUST NOT FOCUS ON THE THINGS WE DO NOT WANT!

WE MUST NOT absolutely NOT FOCUS ON THE THINGS WEDO NOT

WANT

FOCUS ON WHAT YOU

DOOOOO WANT

ONLY!

It took me a while to get that one!

So what are some of the gooood powerful words we can start to use and focus on no matter how under whelmed we feel?!

Abundance …. Vitality … Relaxed Enthusiastic … Caring … Joyful … Loving … Patient … Considerate … Listening … Sharing … Generous Prosperous … Invincible … Keep on till it’s sorted … Finding Solutions … Seek the positive aspect in all challenging situations … being energised … See The Bright Side Of Life … Laughing … Smiling!

A friend told me they saw a graffito that said

Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty!

Anthony Robbins [The power with in] encourages us to turn the volume of harsh angry destructive words down and turn up the intensity of the good things or ordinary things!

Lets say you’re fuuuuuuuming and steam is coming out of yr ears…..

“I’m feeling a tad irritated” ! [& and a smile would be excellent too!]

Did you know that your brain can’t tell the difference between you smiling or laughing and faking a laugh or smile?!

So if laughter makes you feel good then if yr feeling seriously miffed, a tad concerned about the sate of affairs

Try laughing or even just hold a smile – fake it

Smile at everyone – and see what happens!

The muscles that we use to smile tells the brain that we are happy and it releases the appropriate feel good chemicals – endorphins i think they are called

The power of smiling

We are wired up to feel good when we see one and when we use one!

[even if yr feeling a smidging under the weather]

Smile Smile Smile

Try it!

I found out that there are laughing clubs!

Hooo hoooo hooo haaaa haaaa haaa hooo hooo hooo haaa haaa haaa

See if there is one near you or start yr own!

I’m going to get the neighbours in for a good laugh and maybe a tipple too!

Here’s a brilliant site that tells you where to find one and if there isn’t one near you how to start yr own and how to do it!

How generous is that?!

heee heee

LINK – to laughter groups in your area!
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Sources & Enourmous Thanks to:
Daiskau Ikeda
SGI Buddhism
Dale Carnegie [1888 - 1955]
Anthony Robbins – Feel good expert
Gregg Braden – Scientist


It describes what it really took to get the enormously controversial, Cape Town Stadium built, now poised for the 2010 World Cup, that begins in 12 days time

“BUILDING THE CAPE TOWN STADIUM CAME WITH SHOVELS OF GOOD INTENTIONS , A BIG TICKING CLOCK , BACK-ROOM LOBBYING , PUBLIC ARM WRESTLING , HEAVY NEGOTIATION
& COMPROMISE”

Cover Photograph by Soren W ©

The cool simplicity of the stadium’s form belies the fiery trail
it followed into existence. This book describes the process of
its formation by those who have been intimately involved
and brings together the often contradictory views
The stadium belongs to the people of Cape Town – its making
is legendary, its impact still to be felt. It is too early to talk
about the legacy it will leave behind: it has to be lived in and
with and alongside.

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If you click on the images they open up very much larger

Some of those in the book who tell it like it was are:
Dr Henri Comrie, Thomas Moschner, Sigi Naidoo, Roman Hollenstein, Rober Hormes, Richard Smit, Richard Mathieson, Richard Goldschmidt, Ray Gamble, Ray Gamble, Purshoth Chetty, Prof. Fabio Todeschini, Prof. David dewar, Pieter Cronje, Piet Louw, Morne du Plessis, Mike Marsden, Martin Kruger, Mark Behrmann, Marion Sabol, Louis Karol, Leon F Krige, Khalied Jacobs, Ken Webster, Johan Van Papendorp, Jeremy Rose, Ian Sutherland, Henning Rasmuss, Henning Rasmuss, Hein Stander, Gerrit Bastiaanse, Gabs Pather, Dr Roman Hollenstein, Dr Laurine Plntzky, Dennis Foster, Darrtk Pryce-Lewis, Dan Plato, Colin Sindle, Christian Schlogl, Cathrine Slessor, Catherine Slessor, Carolyn Helefenstein, Brian Richardson, Brian Homann, Bev Mitchell, Andrew Fanton, Andre Lambrechts, Amalie Comrie, Allan Twine + the list of all the workers force’s names

Roll Credits………

Point Architects Group with out whom this book would not have happened (They footed the bills)
They are:
Comrie Wilkinson (Cape) Architects & Urban Designers
Jakupa Architects & Urban Designers
Munnik Visser Architects
Paragon Architects

The book is packed with stunning sketches, drawings, photographs & diagrams

Photography by:
Odette Herbert
Terry February
Leon Krige
Esthe Pretorius
Henning Rasmuss
Bruce Sutherland

Design & layout: Erika Koutny
The book layout & design is seriously sophisticated & beautiful – a work of art
Very much an extension of the Stadium in question – not surprising really considering who the editors are! [All intimately involved with the stadium architecture and urban design]

Editorial Team: Bettina Andrag
Henri Comrie, Khalied Jacobs, Gabs Pather, Henning Rasmuss, Ken Webster

It’s bloody marvellous what was accomplished!
And in such a short time & especially given what the book reveals, from the key people involved & the obstacles that had to be resolved behind the scenes
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!
Ever so well done bokkies
[Dudes - Afrikaans, colloquial South African]

You Can order the book!

Title: Cape Town Stadium – Between The Lines
ISBN: 978-1-920-424-09-1
Published by Griffel Media, Cape Town
Contact them to order
+ 27 (0)21 465 0025
info@griffel.co.za
Cost: R228

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LINK - To The Cape Town 2010 World Cup Stadium, dedicated site – featuring Odette Herbert’s photography of over 200 images, taken over 2.5 years

LINKLINKS List – Cape Town 2010 Word Cup Stadium Info – Transport maps, Fan Fest & things
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treefavewinter

Failure is an instrumental part of every success. Whether our life has been a triumph or tragedy can only be judged at its very end.

● Quote by Buddhist Philosopher Daisaku Ikeda
LINK – Daily Quotes

LINK – Success

Photo by Ann J P
click on image to see her magnificent work


ctndawn0550octa

Look to this day
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities
Of your existence
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendour of beauty
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision
But today, well lived, makes every yesterday
A dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore to this day
Such is the salutation to the dawn.

Kālidāsa [600 - 1200 AD ]
[Sanskrit poet and dramatist]

LINK – more about Kālidāsa

LINK – Dale Carnegie [1888 - 1955]

LINK – How to Stop Worrying and Start Living 1948 [!] [excellent & funny & charming - an other amazing person - Dale Carnegie]

LINK – Photo Webcam – Cape Town dawn – South Afreeka – November 5ish


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OHsd02104ber

The real struggle of the 21st century will not be between civilizations, nor between religions. It will be between violence and non violence. It will be between barbarity and civilization in the truest sense of the word.”
Daisaku Ikeda

● Quote by Buddhist Philosopher Daisaku Ikeda

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Photo: Table Mountain, Cape Town South Africa – Milnerton Beach, as far as the eye can see – plastic bottles, from who knows where

LINK -Daily Quotes

LINK – Non-violence


I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.
I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth; I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.
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At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds
In bidding the light farewell.
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The plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors and the air
Is scented with my fragrance.
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As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me and as I
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.
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I drink dew for wine and hearken to
The voices of the birds and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.
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I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.
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But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which people must learn.


Khalil Gibran

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Photography by Odette Herbert
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[Source: Poetseers]

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angleukdaye

It is the function of evil to divide, to alienate people from each other and divide one country from another. The universe, this world and our own lives, are the stage for a ceaseless struggle between hatred and compassion, the destructive and constructive aspects of life. In the end, the evil over which we must triumph is the impulse toward hatred and destruction that resides in us all.
Daisaku Ikeda

● Quote by Buddhist Philosopher Daisaku Ikeda
LINK – Daily Quotes

…factors that can create a “perfect storm” which leads good people to engage in evil actions. This transformation of human character is what I call the “Lucifer Effect”, named after God’s favorite angel, Lucifer, who fell from grace and ultimately became Satan….Although it is often hard to read about evil up close and personal, we must understand its causes in order to contain and transform it through wise decisions and innovative communal actions. Indeed, in my view, there is no more urgent task that faces us today.
Dr Philip Zimbardo – Stanford University – Psychology

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LINK – Download podcast [mp3] or see or listen to Zimbardo’s facinating, enlightening lecture on The Lucifer Effect given at the TED conference

Many thanks to JAX 60, for your beautiful photograph
LINK – original photo [& find out more about this 50m high sculpture - Angel of the North?]

● A few of the things mentioned in Zimbardo’s talk on, The Lucifer Effect that were eye openers for me
– Power lies in the system, that corrupts people.
– The Lucifer Effect – It’s about the crimes against humanity – Its about power, the key is power – perpetrating of evil acts against humanity/people.
– Anonymity – uniforms make one anonymous  – make many capable of terrible things [behind closed doors - domestic violence]
If someone else  takes responsibility for our actions we can seriously harm or even kill others if told to do so – eg the electric shock experiment and the fake jail experiment – fascinating stuff
– Evil – that people can BECOME, not ARE.
– and what we can do to change it – education of children [& adults] in taking responsibility/deciding to be a hero in waiting

LINK – Zimbardo’s web site on The Lucifer Effect

lucifereffect

LINK – To join Zimbardo’s HERO PROJECT – Exploring And Encouraging Our Inner Heroes – to create an international organization to promote heroism as an antidote to evil and as a celebration of what is best in human nature.

LINK – Every day heroes site – Who will be the heroes of the 21st Century? What is heroism in the digital age? These are a few of the questions this site seeks to understand and explore.

LINK – 10 questions answered by Zimbardo re The Lucifer Effect

devilmaskb ……philipzimbardolucifereffect
Image left
Original courtesy of Malachi Lopez

Image right
Phil Zimbardo
Photo courtesy Skeptic

LINKEVIL google search – result – about 223,000,000 [223 million] in (0.19 seconds)!!

LINKGOOD Google search – result – about 2,210,000,000 [two thousand two hundred and ten million] in (0.15 seconds) – pheeeyou!

Google YES – Results of about 857,000,000 for YES [definition]. (0.05 seconds)
[857 thousand million]

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=opera&rls=en&q=+yes+&btnG=Search

Google NO – Results of about 7,510,000,000 for NO (0.06 seconds)
[7 trillion 510 thousand million] interesting!

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=opera&rls=en&q=+no+&btnG=Search

VIVA! PHIL ZIMBARDO VIVA!

TED Talk – Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of evil

Filmed Feb 2008 – 23 Mins

“Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials. Then he talks about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how we can rise to the challenge.” TED

http://www.ted.com/talks/philip_zimbardo_on_the_psychology_of_evil

http://www.ted.com/search?q=Philip+Zimbardo%3A+The+psychology+of+evil

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Zimbardo

TRANSCRIPT

http://www.ted.com/talks/philip_zimbardo_on_the_psychology_of_evil/transcript

Philosophers, dramatists, theologians have grappled with this question for centuries: what makes people go wrong? Interestingly, I asked this question when I was a little kid. When I was a kid growing up in the South Bronx, inner-city ghetto in New York, I was surrounded by evil, as all kids are who grew up in an inner city. And I had friends who were really good kids, who lived out the Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde scenario — Robert Louis Stevenson. That is, they took drugs, got in trouble, went to jail. Some got killed, and some did it without drug assistance.

So when I read Robert Louis Stevenson, that wasn’t fiction. The only question is, what was in the juice? And more importantly, that line between good and evil — which privileged people like to think is fixed and impermeable, with them on the good side, and the others on the bad side — I knew that line was movable, and it was permeable. Good people could be seduced across that line, and under good and some rare circumstances, Continue reading ‘●The Lucifer Effect? How good people can go bad, very very bad’


treesnow

The place where you are now is vital. Never avoid what you must face. Challenge your circumstances and steadily persevere. The path toward victory opens from where you stand.

● Quote by Buddhist Philosopher Daisaku Ikeda
LINK – Daily Quotes

Photo by Ann J P
click on image to see her work


“Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.” TED

TED Talk – My stroke of insight
Filmed Feb 2008 [15,245,401 views to date May 2014]
Taylor’s understanding of a human being is that we are

50 trillion cells functioning in purposeful harmony. The two hemispheres of our brain are yoked opposites: limit-setting rationality (time, judgment, ego) in perpetual interplay with the eternal and unbounded now. Together and only together, do these two halves of our awareness make our human destiny…..” – Dr J B Taylor web site

Photo by photojennic (Flickr) – Bergisches Land, Germany

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UPDATE – From Jill Taylor – Wednesday, 8th October ’08 5:25 PM
Subject: Airing on Oprah on Oct 21st!

Hello Friends,
I am now scheduled to air on Oprah TV on Oct 21st!

That could change again, of course, but for now this is what we know!
I wish you a heart filled with Joy Joy Joy!

Jill

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.
Einstein
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This morning I heard Taylor, a brain specialist, being interviewed on the BBC Radio’s Outlook program. I found it fascinating and shocking, Taylor’s experience of having had a stroke when 37 year old, resulting in loosing the use of her left brain and having the brain capacity of a baby – it took Taylor over a year or was it 4 – to understand that 1 + 1 is 2!
Taylor’s experience taught her that, “…deep internal peace is accessible to anyone at any time…..My stroke of insight would be: Peace is only a thought away and all we have to do to access it is silence the voice of our dominating left mind…”

You can listen to the interview on BBC Radio’s Website – Outlook program
Look for:
Thursday 15th May – Rebuilding My Brain

Available For Only The Next 6 Days – Ad Free! & Cost Free!

I’m not sure if you can download it as a podcast or MP3 file
I looked to see if i could find them but have run out of time
NB audio files chomp loads of broadband! [bandwidth?]
grrrrrrr – jargon challenged!

Taylor has written a book about her experience – …My Stroke Of Insight

Book Not available in South Africa [yet]
@ Exclusive Books [not listed on either of their data bases - south africa]

…….The book is available at stores all over the US and through mazon.com! enjoy! Jill

Message from Jill Taylor
19.09.08 – Hi everyone! The airing of my interview on the Oprah show has been postponed from Sept 23rd. We don’t know the new air date yet. Please keep an eye on my web-site at drjilltaylor.com or on the Oprah.com web-site for the new air date. I will try to give you a few days advance warning but I am traveling a lot this Fall [autumn] and may not be able to.

Thanks for your continued enthusiastic support of my endeavors. I value the
gift you are to the world and to my life.
Jill
drjill@drjilltaylor.com

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.
Einstein

- 14.9.08 Message from Jill
Hello friends, My Stroke of Insight is being translated into 20 different
languages and I am currently scheduled to be on Oprah on Sept 23rd. I taped last Thursday with Oprah and Dr. Oz and I brought beautiful brains for show and tell!
Life is a blessing.
Jill


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The institutions of human society treat us as parts of a machine. They assign us ranks and place considerable pressure upon us to fulfill defined roles. We need something to help us restore our lost and distorted humanity. Each of us has feelings that have been suppressed and have built up inside. There is a voiceless cry resting in the depths of our souls, waiting for expression. Art gives the soul’s feelings voice and form.

● Quote by Buddhist Philosopher, Daisaku Ikeda

LINK – Daily Quotes by Daisaku Ikeda

LINK – Quotes on creativity by Daisaku Ikeda

Image: A John Bauer ceramic creation prior to firing
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Photography – Odette Herbert. Cape Town
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Grant Twiggy Baker

“The heart is what is important.” There is nothing more vulnerable, nothing more corruptible than the human mind; nor is there anything as powerful, steadfast and ennobling.

Daisaku Ikeda

● Quote by Buddhist Philosopher Daisaku Ikeda

LINK – Daily Quotes

LINK – Life Potential

Photograph by Van Gysen of Grant Twiggy Baker. Cape Town
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From a healed, peaceful heart, humility is born; from humility, a willingness to listen to others is born; from a willingness to listen to others, mutual understanding is born and from mutual understanding, a peaceful society will be born. Nonviolence is the highest form of humility; it is supreme courage.

● Quote by Buddhist Philosopher Daisaku Ikeda
LINK – Daily Quotes
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A brilliant site for anyone who wants to know about human anatomy
And what all the bits and pieces are called.
What a fantastic tool for medical students and the curious – Winkingskull – a non profit organisation I was told
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●Click on image to see it really v big
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interested in looking at stunning, state-of-the-art illustrations of human anatomy, www.winkingskull.com is the interactive study aid that is for you!

WinkingSkull.com is designed to let you study anatomy and test yourself on must-know concepts. You can gauge your proficiency against a handy timer and see your test results instantly.

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LINK – to Winkingskull – see how you’re neck & back muscles mesh together

LINK – If you’re in pain – The Alexander Technique [AT] sorted out mine – learning how to use my body correctly – letting go of tension in my neck and shoulders

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UPDATE: 10th July ’08
Winkingskull have changed their set up
to see the diagrams you need the following:

1. You have to register with Winkingskull

2. There is a link to download software from Microsoft to view the diagrams

I have been and still am struggling to get to see the diagrams with no success so far! I found out today that the reason is I use the browser Opera which it wont recognise
And
I’m using windows 2000, which is not compatible with the Microsoft software!
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

How about that!
Microsoft is forcing everyone to upgrade their operating system
more sales = more profit for share holders.
Bloody marvellous!

I have just downloaded the browser FIREFOX and am hoping that I can access the software through it.

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

update: firefox and windows 2000 does NOT work! boo hoo [13.7.08]
Good news is that for anyone else with a later operating system, it will work!

I’m not prepared to go through the pain of reinstalling windows and all that goes with it – having to reinstall all my software and drivers and router/internet connection etc etc – aaaaaaaaaaagh
I’ll stick to what I’ve got till i can’t use software i need to use, for now – but it’s inevitable – it will have to be done – it’s a whole day at Cidac, my fabulous computer people and weeks of tweaking!
I have used the later operating system and it’s rubbish!

LINK – to Winkingskull – see how you’re neck & back muscles mesh together

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Living on earth may be expensive but it does include an annual free trip around the sun

Ashley Brilliant
The creator of Brilliant Thoughts In 17 Words Or Less [Pot Shots]

Photo found by Don Eastwest [Flikr] Source NASA
spacelab/station @ 400klm (250 miles) up

[ = Cape Town - Beaufort West/George] ±3.5hrs @ 120k phr [legal limit!]
[ = London - Newcastle]
[ = New YOrk - Watertown]
[ = Calcutta - Orissa]
[ = Beijing - Yinchuan half way between the 2]

LINK – gizmo for distances between  cities

[This is [was] my first post!]
28.2.08


“Southern Guild was founded in 2008 by
Trevyn & Julian McGowan.   Devoted to
encouraging South African designers &
artists to explore & produce more
challenging work” – Southern Guild

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The main hall, impeccably styled
– no overcrowding of objects in semi
minimalist spaces. Gave me a sense
of relaxation being surrounded by
deeply thought through &
painstakingly crafted things – a
space of peace & tranquillity,
with sea breezes wafting in
through the open doors onto the
veranda, with a spectacular view
of the sea.
I loved the whole event.
Congratulations GUILD team!

                    

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GUILD lighting was superb
designed by Julian McGowan
Photographers heaven on earth!
Eye candy where ever one looked &
everything  beautifully lit – made the
venue look like a stage set – using daylight
lighting. It felt as if photographers had
been kept in mind. Attention to detail
could be felt.

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Southern Guild Designers

Xandre Kriel
Willowlamp
Tonic design
Silvio Rech & Lesley Carstens
Sibusiso Mthembu
Ronel Jordaan
Porky Hefer
Pieter Mathews
Piers Mansfield-scaddan
Pierre Cronje
Philippe Bousquet
Paco
Okha
Nkhensani Nkosi
Nic Bladen
Mock Mock
Michele Mathison
Michaella Janse Van Vuuren
Michael MacGarry
Lyall Sprong
Laurie Wiid Van Heerden
Koop
John Vogel
Joe Paine
James Mudge
Imiso
House On Fire : Heath Nash : Haldane Martin : Guy Du Toit : Gregor Jenkin : Goet : Givan Lötz : Enrico Daffonchio : Enock Ngwenya : Egg : Dylan Lewis : Dokter & Misses : David Manando : David Krynauw : Daniella Mooney : Conrad Hicks : Conrad Botes : Christina Bryer : Ceramic Matters : Casamento : Bronze Age : Bronwyn Lace : Brett Murray : Astrid Dahl : Ardmore : Angus Taylor : Andile Dyalvane : Anatomy Design : Adam Birch

http://www.southernguild.co.za/artists/

APOLOGIES if your name isn’t with the image of your work.
You’re welcome to email me your details name & which object and I’ll attempt to add it. & twitter instagram handel, email address website fbook etc what ever you want to show up when the cursor is passed over your objects image.
[ hoh321 (at) g mail dot com ]

INTERVIEW WITH Trevyn McGowan @ MOAD
(sabc 2013)

MOAD – Muesum of African Design

http://www.moadjhb.com/

Earlier posts on GUILD 2014

CTGDF2014 – Handspring Puppet Co. War Horses on Show

Cape Town – GUILD Design Fair – Dylan Lewis – South African Artist

Cape Town : Guild Design Fair – Agents of the 3D Revolution

Ola Cape Town! From Sao Paulo at Guild Design Fair – Coletivo Amor De Madre

DNA Shows up in Cape Town at GUILD Design Fair

GUILD – Southern Guild Hall 361 Degree Views

GUILD – Trevyn McGowan’s Guided Tour – Part 01



Warning! This cake is not good for your health.
One bite & you can’t stop eating it!

Patrick’s Chocolate Buttermilk Cake De Lux (the Devil’s Cake!)

Read on – for Recipe & Conversion Calculator >> Continue reading ‘●Chocolate Cake – A Very Very Evil Recipe’


Here’s a  taste of his comedic skill, when he & Adrian Edmondson break character on stage.
[Rick Mayall is in the white shirt & jeans - 2012 South Hampton South West England]
Thoughts go out to his family & friends…

7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014 (aged 56)
Bio –  Wikipedia

 


“The world needs all kinds of minds” – Temple Grandin Phd., innovator, designer, activist, author, autistic.

Solving the problems of our planet and our communities, needs teams of people from a wide spectrum of cultures, women and men, all ages, races and of different economic standing.  We need to pool our different experiences and ways of seeing the world, to innovate and come up with sustainable solutions, so we can all prosper… here enter the geeks, visual thinkers, word thinkers, pattern thinkers and those that think & see differently – Many of whom are autistic.

Temple Grandin : TED Talk : Filmed February 2010 at TED [19 mins]

An amazing woman, with high-functioning autism, who says she lacked social skills and only thinks in images.

This made her into an exceptional problem solver in the field of animal treatment.

“I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do but we’ve got to do it right. We’ve got to give those animals a decent life and we’ve got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect.” – Temple Grandin

Her story is so remarkable that a film was made about her life and struggles.

So many autistic people have been helped by her being able to explain to parents and care takers what it is like to be autistic. This was unknown as autism was thought to be just those that are completely withdrawn and unable to communicate.

Grandin asks “…does a nerd turn into asperger, which is just mild autism? I mean, Einstein and Mozart and Tesla would all be probably diagnosed as on the autistic spectrum today.”

Here is a trailer of the movie about her life and a glimpse into what being autistic is like. She was on the set while making it and she suspects many there are autistic too!

Grandin Phd., “diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum:
visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers and all kinds of smart geeky kids.

Through groundbreaking research and the lens of her own autism, Temple Grandin brings startling insight into two worlds.

An expert on animal behaviour, Grandin has designed humane handling systems for half the cattle-processing facilities in the US and consults with the meat industry to develop animal welfare guidelines.
PETA wrote, when awarding her a 2004 Proggy:
“Dr. Grandin’s improvements to animal-handling systems found in slaughterhouses have decreased the amount of fear and pain that animals experience in their final hours, and she is widely considered the world’s leading expert on the welfare of cattle and pigs.” In 2010, Time Magazine listed her as one of its most Important People of the Year.

Grandin’s books about her interior life as an autistic person have increased the world’s understanding of the condition with personal immediacy — and with import, as rates of autism diagnosis rise. She is revered by animal rights groups and members of autistic community, perhaps because in both regards she is a voice for those who are sometimes challenged to make themselves heard.” – TED

LINKS
TED talk Video

Transcript 

TED [Technology, Entertainment, Design]

Temple Grandin website

Livestock Behaviour, Design of Facilities and Humane Slaughter

Temple Grandin wikipedia

Temple Grandin film wikipedia

Hash Tags
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If you don’t want to watch the video – you can read the transcript below – unfortunately the slides she uses are not included.

TRANSCRIPT from TED.com

“I think I’ll start out and just talk a little bit about what exactly autism is. Autism is a very big continuum that goes from very severe — the child remains non-verbal — all the way up to brilliant scientists and engineers. And I actually feel at home here, because there’s a lot of autism genetics here. You wouldn’t have any… (Applause)

It’s a continuum of traits. When does a nerd turn into Asperger, which is just mild autism? I mean, Einstein and Mozart and Tesla would all be probably diagnosed as autistic spectrum today. And one of the things that is really going to concern me is getting Continue reading ‘Might You Be Autistic? Many Creatives Seem To Be…They Are The Super Bright People!’




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