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The amazing cartoon world of Saul Steinberg

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To see some more: eye-likey illustrationart Google images


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August 10, 2013 at 15:34

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7 ways to connect to yourself using screensavers that generate collages with your very own images

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The reason: we have personally relevant pictures that we’d like to be reminded of by default, instead of desiring what others lure our attention and imagination to (publicity).

So if you have pictures with things dear to your heart, don’t let them rust in some too easily forgotten folders.

First, in case you need to know:
How to change your screensaver in Windows XP
How to change your screensaver in Windows 7

1. Picasa screensaver

Pros: Has a Collage option. Also, you can select several folders and check/uncheck them. Useful when you want to see only some of the folders previously selected.
Con: Can be installed only along with Picasa.

If you need a bit of technical help: How-To: Create Custom Screensaver with Picasa

Downloadable from picasa.google.com

2. Cozi screensaver

Pro: very design conscious, very good-looking, very elegant. It shows 3 up to 8 pictures at a time (7+/-2 anyone? :) all from the same folder – which makes it unique in a surprisingly great way. I personally love it.

Downloadable from http://www.cozi.com/Download-Photo-Screensaver.htm

3. Album Art Screensaver

Particularity: Displays the pictures in a customizable rectangular grid.

Con: It squeezes the pictures a bit in order to make them square (like the album covers).

Downloadable from http://www.crayonroom.com/screensaver.php

4. Media Collage

Pro: Displays videos, not just static images. Big plus.
Uses a grid somehow similar to the one in Album Art Screensaver, but without stretching the pictures.
Con: Lacks randomness. Big minus.

Available at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Screensavers/Media-Collage-Screen-Saver-Slideshow.shtml

5. Photo Slideshow Screensaver

Con: Trial
Pro: If you play a bit with the many options you may find really nice feeling effects. Video available here.

Downloadable from photo-slideshow-screensaver.com

6. Picturoid

Pros: Spectacular.
Cons: $5, the demo shows just the obnoxious “Buy or bye-bye” message. Despite the video, the trial version is so impaired that it’s not worth the time.

Site: http://www.jsr-productions.com/products.php?id=16

7. Photojoy

Pros: Eyecandy bonanza
Cons: Too eye candish for some.

Downloadable from photojoy.com

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December 25, 2011 at 16:45


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April 4, 2010 at 04:29

TV pollution

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October 19, 2008 at 04:34


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April 25, 2007 at 12:48

Neural plasticity

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Similarly, the cerebral regions of the blind people change when they compensate the lack of vision with the tactile sense.

Neural Plasticity

Mind’s Eye – A painting by Turkish artist Esref Armagan (left), blind since birth. Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess have studied Armagan to see how his visual cortex functions when painting.” [find out more at NewScientist.com or at Boston.com]

“Kennedy put Armagan through a battery of tests. For instance, he presented him with solid objects that he could feel – a cube, a cone and a ball all in a row (dubbed the “three mountains task”) – and asked him to draw them. He then asked him to draw them as though he was perched elsewhere at the table, across from himself, then to his right and left and hovering overhead. Kennedy asked him to draw two rows of glasses, stretching off into the distance. Representing this kind of perspective is tough even for a sighted person. And when he asked him to draw a cube, and then to rotate it to the left, and then further to the left, Armagan drew a scene with all three cubes. Astonishingly, he drew it in three-point perspective – showing a perfect grasp of how horizontal and vertical lines converge at imaginary points in the distance. “My breath was taken away,” Kennedy says.” The art of seeing without sight – NewScientist.com

“For the past few years, they have been studying sighted subjects who volunteer to be blindfolded for five days and learn certain nonvisual tasks, including rudimentary Braille. In every case, before subjects donned the blindfold,functional MRI (fMRI) scans revealed little activity in their visual cortices during tactile tasks. After the subjects wore the blindfolds for two days, however, the scans showed bright patches of activity in the visual brain when the subjects used their fingers for tactile or Braille-reading tasks. By day five, the visual cortex glowed steadily during these same tasks. Yet two hours after the blindfolds were removed and the subjects’ eyes had readjusted, scans of the visual area of their brains were as dark as they’d been on day one. Once the blindfolds were removed, touching, handling objects, and Braille-reading no longer activated ”sight” in the seeing.The cortical adaptations that occur in the blindfold studies appear-and disappear-too quickly for any new nerve connections to grow, Pascual-Leone believes. He compares the adaptive pathways in the brain to detours after road blocks; building a new street takes a long time, he explains, but if there are other existing surrounding roads, they can be used right away.” Old brain, new tricks – Boston.com

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March 10, 2007 at 15:00

ColorJack: Sphere

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March 6, 2007 at 13:26

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