Sunday, June 8, 2008

Jounal of June 9th, 08 at midnight.>> I wither

I withered by every words of goodbye.
As each tear escapes my eyes, I withered and hoped them dried.
I withered by the burning feeling that lay my heart like fresh for butcher.
As time goes on and passes me by, I wither.
I withered by every last light in each evening and by every last stars before each dawn arrives.
I wither all alone till I wither no more,
and I shall lie in the open arms of the earth.
Oh pray me, while I wither.

“The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.” -- JOHN VANCE CHENEY

Photography: Introduction (with such inspiration)

"Photography, the greatest pastime on earth"

"Photography as a hobby serves many important purposes.
First and foremost it allows you to document your life...creating a
visual record that will tell a fascinating story to future generations, as well as bring back many happy memories as the years roll by.
Photographs are like visual time capsules.
Places change and people change, but in your pictures everything remains the same.

เก็บเรื่องราวของคุณ เพื่อบอกเล่าเรื่องราวที่มหัศจรรย์แก่คนรุ่นหลัง
คนเปลี่ยน สถานที่เปลี่ยน แต่ในรูปถ่ายนั้น ทุกอย่างยังคงเหมือนเดิม

"Photography makes you more observant and receptive to what going on around you.
The simple act of taking pictures forces you to look more closely at the world.
You begin to see things that other people miss because they are blinded by familarity, and this leads to greater appreciation of your surroundings.
But most important of all, photography is a fascinating creative process that allows you to tap into the hidden depths of your imagination.

เห็นในสิ่งที่คนทั่วไปไม่เห็น เพราะสายตาที่ถูกบดบังด้วยความคุ้นเคยเชยชิน
กดชัตเตอร์ เข้าไปสู่ความลึกที่ซ่อนอยู่ของจินตนาการ

"What technology has yet to harness is the artistic side of photography.
Cameras cannot tell you what to photograph, or how to compose a picture. Neither can they tell you when the light is perfect, or when to trip the shutter to capture a person's character on film.

กล้องบอกคุณไม่ได้ว่าควรถ่ายอะไร จัดภาพอย่างไร มันบอกไม่ได้ว่าเมื่อไหร่แสงสวยที่สุด หรือว่าควรกดชัตเตอร์เมื่อไหร่ เพื่อจับบุคลิกท่าทางของคนๆหนึ่ง

Which is where this book comes in.
Lee Frost, Photography

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Afternoon casual talk with Johannes

I think this is a time we learn the flaws of the society
[15:33:39] If only says:
and when we are adult
[15:33:45] If only says:
we learn to accept it
[15:33:52] If only says:
and then become apart of it
[15:33:55] If only says:
[15:34:34] If only says:
and when we're old we grow tired of it and teaches our children the dreams we have
[15:35:06] If only says:
our children grow up with that dream and get disappointed like we do now
[15:35:15] If only says:
and there goes eternity

Journal of June 7th, 08

It's about time for me to start a journal, since my english capability seems to be degrading in such rapid manners. My American accent has gone down to zero as my host mom has predicted it, and it has only been a year since. This is unnerving.

Another reason is because so many information run throungh my head all day, and I'm starting to find it difficult to maintain those information without so much headache. lol There are so many issues I feel like I need to talk about or make a point with, or even get it out of me. But, see, I'm not the sort of person who likes talking so much unless it's a really interesting conversation.

I dont' laugh about the silly jokes I used to laugh. I don't enjoy sitting at lunch and just let time flies, while listening to my friends going over the casual general everyday topics. Some how I stopped watching TV and reading the glossy pages of beauty magazines. I spend time dreaming about a better society or how things could creatively change. I spend time wishing to be in the places far beyond, or just somewhere I could feel fresh, alive and free.
I felt that I'm being locked in conformity, traditions and conservation.
The sad part is I'm still scared of the roads unknown to me.

There is something I found really interesting:
A friend of mine sent me this and I found it really true. It's just the way I feel about today's generations. How could we ever managed to stay focused or stay good and caring, when we have to race with everything. You've just learned how to use blog one day and the next day you turn on the TV and... whoah! A 10 yr-old kid could make himself a whole website in less than an hour. A really great idea poped up and you were hoping to be the first one with it, you turn on the computer and... crap! Someone has already done it.
I mean, nowadays that we're all connected with the internet. You are racing with, perhaps, the whole world populations and there are 6.6 billions of them.

A friend rendered me an interesting fact. If you are to watch all and every single movie in Youtube, it would takes

I sat down with all three of my cool univerity professors over dinner with a guy who was giving us a lecture on graphic design and Adobe's 3 major programs: photoshop, illustrator and Indesign. I dont' know much about this because I didn't go to this lecture since I didn't know there was still a lecture. So I sat on and bore myself when some people were getting this one time entertaining education. Anyway, this guy who was giving us a lecture is actually not just a guy, but a really cool guy. A guy who talks deep into matters and who is not afraid of offending or getting offended, which seems pretty cool for me who is being too little daring on any confrontation. I wish I could be half as good on standing my grounds.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Personal Growth and Keeping Creativity Alive.>> แปลจากหนังสือกราฟฟิกดีไซน์


เมื่อร่างกายนอนหลับ บาดแผลจะได้รับการเยียวยา และคุณก็เติบโต
สำหรับนักออกแบบ การได้หลบพ้นจอคอมพิวเตอร์ไปสักพัก ไม่เพียงแต่เป็นการเรียกพลังงานกลับคืนมา แต่ยังเป็นการเปิดแนวทางใหม่ๆ ในการย้อนกลับเข้าหา่งาน
นักออกแบบแต่ละคนมียุทธวิธีที่แตกต่างหลากหลายในการฝึกฝนบำรุงความคิดสร้างสรรค์ และกระตุ้นการเจริญเติบโต ในฐานะศิลปินและนักธุรกิจ ไม่ว่าจะเป็นการอ่านหนังสือ พักผ่อน หรือการออกห่างจากโลกของงานออกแบบชั่วครั้งชั่วคราว

1. Travel as much as possible (เดินทางให้มากที่สุดเท่าที่เป็นไปได้)

-บทความปี 1988 จากนิตยสาร Sphere สัมภาษณ์ Mark Randall, Worldstudio, Inc.

Worldstudio Foundation เป็นแรงบันดาลใจให้กับผู้ก่อตั้งทั้งสองคือMark Randall และDavid Sterling ด้วยการเป็นทางเชื่อมต่อไปสู่โลกภายนอกที่สร้างสรรค์และดึงดูด และช่วยให้พวกเขามีทัศนคติที่สดใหม่
พวกเขาชอบเดินทาง และมันสัมพันธ์กับจุดสนใจของ Worldstudio Foundation ซึ่งให้ความสำคัญกับความเข้าใจระหว่างวัฒนธรรม และการเผยแพร่วิสัยทัศน์แง่มุมต่างๆ ในงานของนักออกแบบ และนักเรียนออกแบบทั้งหลาย
เมื่อ Randall เดินทางไปรอบๆ โลก เขาได้พบเจอเสียงของความคิดที่หลากหลาย ซึ่งหาไม่ได้ในเหล่าสำนักงานออกแบบของพวกคนผิวขาวหัวยุโรป เหตุผลส่วนหนึ่งที่ Worldstudio Foundation ให้ทุนการศึกษา ก็เพื่อช่วยให้นักศึกษาศิลปะและการออกแบบ ที่มีพื้นหลังเป็นชนกลุ่มน้อย ได้รับการสนับสนุนทั้งในผลงานและในธุรกิจออกแบบ เสียงของคนเหล่านี้สร้างความแตกต่างที่ยิ่งใหญ่ เมื่อถูกทำให้ได้ยิน

Randall พอใจความตื่นตัว เป็นธรรมชาติ ปราศจากการวางแผน ของการเดินทางว่าเป็นประสบการณ์ที่ส่งเสริมความรู้ มากกว่าบรรยากาศของการสัมมนาการออกแบบที่สงบสุขุม แม้ว่าการสัมมนาเช่นนี้จะมีประโยชน์ในการได้พบปะผู้คน แต่สำหรับRandall ถ้าจะให้พูดกันจริงๆแล้ว การไปสัมมนาเกี่ยวกับกราฟฟิคดีไซน์เป็นสิ่งสุดท้ายที่เขาอยากจะทำ เขาอยากไปสัมมนาเกี่ยวกับนักฟิสิกสื หรือหัวข้ออื่นๆ ที่เขาไม่มีความรู้มากนักมากกว่า เขาอยู่ในวงการกราฟฟิคดีไซน์ มานานกว่า18ปีแล้ว "มันไม่ใช่ว่าผมรู้ไปหมดทุกอย่างหรอก" เขากล่าว " แต่ผมก็แค่อยากได้ความหลากหลายบ้างเล็กน้อยในชีวิต ผมไม่ได้ต้องการจะพูดลดคุณค่าของงานสัมมนาหรอกนะ ผมไปงาน AIGA คราวที่แล้วเพราะพวกเขาเชิญผมไปพูด และผมก็คิดว่ามันเยี่ยมมาก พวกเขาทำมันออกมาได้ดีเยี่ยม และผมได้เห็นผู้พูดที่น่าสนใจมากๆ หลายๆคน มันไม่แย่หรอก เพียงแต่ว่าการไปสัมมนามันไม่ได้อยู่ในความสนใจส่วนตัวของผมน่ะ"
การเดินทางทำให้เราได้ก้าวเข้าไปในสิ่งแวดล้อมที่แสนพิเศษและแตกต่าง และถูกกระหน่ำด้วย ไอเดีย ภาพ และเสียงสดๆใม่ๆ ที่หาค่าไม่ได้ ไม่ว่าในสาขาวิชาไหนๆ

....ง่วงและ ติดตามตอนต่อไป วู้วๆๆๆ...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein

Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein

  • "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

  • "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

  • "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."

  • "I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details."

  • "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."

  • "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

  • "The only real valuable thing is intuition."

  • "A person starts to live when he can live outside himself."

  • "I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice."

  • "God is subtle but he is not malicious."

  • "Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."

  • "I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."

  • "The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility."

  • "Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing."

  • "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."

  • "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

  • "Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."

  • "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

  • "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."

  • "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it."

  • "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."

  • "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."

  • "God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically."

  • "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking."

  • "Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal."

  • "Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."

  • "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible."

  • "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

  • "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

  • "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."

  • "Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater."

  • "Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity."

  • "If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut."

  • "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

  • "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."

  • "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."

  • "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

  • "In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep."

  • "The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."

  • "Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves."

  • "Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!"

  • "No, this trick won't work...How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?"

  • "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."

  • "Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever."

  • "The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker."

  • "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."

  • "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."

  • "A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."

  • "The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge."

  • "Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."

  • "You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

  • "One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year."

  • " of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought."

  • "He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."

  • "A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

  • "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." (Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton)

Copyright: Kevin Harris 1995 (may be freely distributed with this acknowledgement)