Someone called Jeremy Geddes asked to be my friend on Facebook, and I didn’t recognise his name. I googled and discovered he is an artist, and paints pictures of (among other things) astronauts. He’s also a listener to my Science Fiction Book Review Podcast, which is how he knew me. I decided I liked his work so much, that I’d buy a print.
It arrived while I was away on my last work trip, but now I’m home I’ve hung it on my wall. It won’t be here long term, but it’s not going in the dining room until I’ve decorated.
I had to write an article about the Berlin Juggling Convention this year, and I need some photos. Instead of focusing the show and normal things that appear in convention reviews, I’d concentrate on five other things: Daniel’s Geek Table, Fight Night, The Fashion Show, Sport Hocker and the Fashion Show. Katrin had asked me to take photos of the fashion show too, so I put in extra effort to capture the spirit of the event. They are displayed in a chronological order, click for high resolution versions, and all are released under a creative commons 3.0 license. Enjoy!
Daniel’s Geek Juggling Table.
Neta and Noam preparing for the fashion show.
Frix and Katrin, two of three fashion show organisers.
Someone posted this sheet to a discussion forum I frequent. It’s full of arty types, so this kind of challenge brings out all kinds of fun stuff.
Here’s Adam’s submission:
Here’s mine. I made the joke before anyone else:
Rym wins, with this topical entry:
I had to put earphones in an listen to something else while watching the Germany v Australia game, just to blot out the noise of those damn vuvuzela. The England USA game was bearable, because I watched in a full theater, and we made our own noise. But vuvuzela result in zero atmosphere inside the stadium, as portrayed on TV, and means I’m probably not going to watch another game unless I can turn the sound off.
I’ve been a bit obsessed with this trick for the last week. Let the balanced club drop off the side of the other club. As it falls, the weight of it dropping will start the club to turn. Catch again in a balance after a half or a full turn.