Wednesday, November 23, 2011

the beautiful art of dan mountford

all rights reserved by dan mountford! 
check out his flickr

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

and it goes on and on and on...

photo taken from this blog
not a lot happens in my life at the moment so there is not much to write about. i work a lot and sleep a lot and everything that is in between is not worth talking about. i barely have the energy to be creative or to work in the garden...

soon though some changes will come that will make everything more lively and interesting =)

first of all it is pretty much settled that we will move to tel aviv around march which will make my way to work about an hour shorter. and it will  make it much easier to be spontaneous and to go out for a drink in the evening without considering buses and all that. the only probelem is that we want to take the cat with us and that he is used to go outside whenever he wants to... i really hope that we will find a flat that makes it possible for him to go outside.... otherwise i will have to buy a leash and go for walks with him like you would do with a dog. and i am not sure he would like that ;)

and then i will hopefully start university in the end of next year so that will add some more interesting aspects to life. hopefully i will start this new liberal arts BA program at tel aviv uni (have a look at my post about it) as it sounds really interesting and you can choose between a large range of different subjects. 
the main choices will be digital culture and communications, israel and jewish studies, literature, middle eastern history, philosophy and psychology/psychoanalysis. n the first year there will be a lot of introductory courses and courses about writing/language skills. 

and then there is all the possible wars that might be going on soon... 
but until now there is no sign in my life or in tel aviv that there is something on its way...
so keep calm and peace where esver you are!

Monday, November 7, 2011

liberal arts at tel aviv university

the university of tel aviv has a new BA programme for liberal arts starting in 2012 that is entirely taught in english. 

my plan was to study something in the direction of archaeology/arts/egyptology/design/something but until now all the courses at tel aviv uni were in hebrew so i was not sure if to give it a try as my hebrew is far away from good enough to study in hebrew.

the new programme is for international students and competely in english so if it will be possible for me to apply this would be gorgeous! also because it will be a huge variety of subjects and it will make it clearer for me in what direction i want to go.

the NYC subway as an instrument

 conductor turns the new york subway system into an interactive string instrument. using the MTA's actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on massimo vignelli's 1972 diagram.
to watch this as it happens visit