Some Dreams come True

If you are an animator like me, that really is a huge one.

Haven’t used it yet, but I will. It’s an easy choice to make. But it’s hard to learn a new program. Especially when doing something so tedious as animation, in need to get it done

Try it: 
OpenToonz Another fantastic free application for compositing I’ve been wanting to learn is Nuke. But the thing is, it’s not the tool I learned my skills with. And even though I love learning, animation is my job, and some skills just take time to get automatic.

One doesn’t really have time to learn that deep, because at least me, I keep working with what I already know to get by with. It’s  hard to get routine on the side with another program. Get to that point where you start to be creative on that special level, using the tools you have at your hands. And all the time there’s something new and amazing I want to try. I really would love to so have much more time.

Which makes me think, I was recently thinking about patterns being so important for learning and communication. Patterns as the things we need, to make sense of the world and to adapt. Music is a great example. Sounds that used to be conceived as weird or dissonant but now we love them.  Like things having to be repeated to come into the world.

Lucy Sargisson – Utopianism in the twenty-first century

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Watch a Professor of Utopian Studies define Utopia. This is a slow talk but enlightening.

Lucy Sargisson

The ARUS network brings together, from a variety of countries, scholars doing Utopian Studies.


Utopian Studies
Vol. 21 (2010) through current issue

“Utopian Studies is a peer-reviewed publication of the Society for Utopian Studies, publishing scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects related to utopias, utopianism, utopian literature, utopian theory, and intentional communities. Contributing authors come from a diverse range of fields, including American studies, architecture, the arts, classics, cultural studies, economics, engineering, environmental studies, gender studies, history, languages and literatures, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology and urban planning. Each issue also includes dozens of reviews of recent books.”