Friday, 29 April 2016

Maps built from squares

I came across the following map at the 'Tower of the Archmage' blog. I don't really know what this is about apart from assuming that it is a game of some sort. What interests me is the way in which the map is made using squared paper. This is the first Megadungeon map. The name perhaps gives a clue as to what 'Tower of the Archmage' may be about.

Further maps - and how they fit together - can be found on the Megadungeon Maps - 1st big level page. (There is also a map label with numerous entries to click.)

Using a book of squared paper, a 3D map - or at least a map with numerous levels or layers, one per page - can be produced. It could even form some sort of 3D maze.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) was a photographer the subject of whose work was often herself. She produced numerous self portraits. She often worked in the square format. I found this somewhere but can remember where. What interests me about this image - which I think has been altered - is the square arrangement of the same square image at different magnifications. This reveals the composite dots typical of photographs as they used to appear in old newspapers.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Epictetus - 13

From: The Golden Sayings of Epictetus (translated by Hastings Crossley) - from Project Gutenberg.

I am by Nature made for my own good; not for my own evil.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Fruit Bowl

I was going through a few old computer files that I had largely forgotten about on Google Drive recently and found this drawing of a bowl of fruit made by my daughter many years ago when she was about 5 or 6 years old.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Sky Geometry

I came across the following two images while wandering through Flickr recently. They can be found at simes_photo's page. I like the idea of drawing straight lines in the sky linking objects (here birds) and within the bellowing clouds where no straight lines exist. Look carefully. In true engineering drawing style, the lines drawn are very faint.