Secret Mojo Dumbs It Down for You

October 31, 2006

Violent video games Videodrome their way into the real world (sort of)

Filed under: Art,creativity,games,terrorism — secretmojo @ 12:59 pm

What a neat idea! (scroll down for pictures and video)

In particular, I like the thought that there may be gifts inside. Sometimes a power-up, sometimes an extra life, and maybe — just maybe — coins. It’s mischievous and generous, and my favorite: imaginative.

But there are hidden dangers when igniting the imagination. Lesson learned? If you’re thinking of putting a bomb in a bright yellow box with an ominous question mark painted upon it, rest assured that your scheme, however it is camouflaged, will be detected by some extremely clever passer-by, and you will be arrested.

Game over.

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August 24, 2006

Beautiful worlds in a glassy sphere

Filed under: Art,Arts & Crafts,Blogroll,collecting — secretmojo @ 3:25 am

The Bargain Professor started a new blog, Marbles. It’s about marble collecting, marble making, marble history, and hosts some fascinatingly beautiful pictures.

I walked through a slideshow of the marbles on his Flickr account, and became entranced. I began imagining each of these swirling globes as undiscovered planets of a miniature universe that I had yet to visit. It reminded me of the end sequence of Men in Black.

Here’s a contact sheet of most of them, but you may want to look at them close-up as well. Beautiful stuff. I wonder how much those puppies cost!

The Bargain Professor also hinted that he may start creating his own marbles from scratch. Something to look forward to. Perhaps he’ll offer his frustrations, techniques, and triumphs of the process of creating miniature worlds…

August 21, 2006

Mapping out happiness

Filed under: Art,creativity,Psychology — secretmojo @ 10:08 pm

While researching mind mapping and concept mapping, I came across this beautiful image drawn by an artist reflecting upon happiness:

happiness

More example mindmaps are here. I realized that after time, I began contemplating some of them like mandalas (particularly Scamper) .

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