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Roger James Thornton Brown
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A photographic project by the Ashmolean Museum’s 2010-2011 Artist in Residence. Taking its name from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, it explores the relationship between museum visitors and art.
James A. Hudson is raising funds for Metamorphosis: Form and Change in the Ashmolean Museum on Kickstarter! A high quality photo book exploring the relationship between visitors and art in the museum.
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I'm not sure where to post this or if this even the right group for this but trust the admin to point me in the right direction.

I am interested in setting up a 'YouTube' café, where we would use a custom YouTube account and Chromecast to broadcast the videos and music into the cafe. customers could log on to see the playlist and, subject to registration, add to the playlist.

I haven't come across anything like this and am not sure if we need to develop software to do this, or if there are APIs to allow us to do so.

Can anyone give me a steer on this one?
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Yeah, +Mike Gallagher​​, there would have to heavy curation. One for the POC phase.
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Betty Page strips in time to a track that hasn't been recorded yet.
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Earlier this year I realised, after a decade of being a business transformation consultant for IBM, trying to make things happen, that they never did happen, or at least not the way we tried to make them happen. I recall one of my program managers bewailing the fact that the frustrating thing about our job is that we could never draw a line under something and call it finished.

The reason why became apparent when our group manager made the assertion, during a 'motivational' meeting, that we were in the business of 'selling hours'. Of course we never finished! Even if we could have it was not our business model to do so. The larger and more intractable the 'issues' we uncovered in the course of an assignment, the more hours we could sell to the client.

Call me idealistic but I was recruited for my knowledge, of business, of IT and how that could be used to transform a business. My role, as explained in my interview when I asked what a consultant was, would be to share my knowledge and experience with the client.

Of course we never did, we just engaged on a treadmill of RFPs, RFQs, SOWs and a host of acronyms to make what we were doing sound like it was going to change things when in reality we just wanted the client to 'engage' and buy more time from us.

Time was the one thing they never got of course, just burnt it up looking for that perfect solution that would transform their business.

Since then I have been forced into semi-retirement by my wife's illness and found the time to study some of the Buddhist precepts I studied at university as part of Comparative Religion, my attempt to understand homo religioso.

My realisation earlier this year was that you cannot make things happen, things will happen anyway. What you must do is focus on what you really want then let it happen.

I hadn't considered the corollary, focus on what you don't want and accept that it too, is going to happen.

Thank you Ajahn Sumedho and +Buddhism now​​ for that insight.
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Heh, true!  

-  Let us slide this to you!
-  I'd rather you don't.
-  But, but, it's got bright colors and large font in it!?
-  Yes, I can see that. If it's all the same to you, I will continue reading my book now.
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In every dream there's a heartache...
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Evening star. The picture IS the light., both as a wave and a particle.

"Wave–particle duality" on @Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave%E2%80%93particle_duality
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+Oshi Shikigami there is no 'other' without the delusion of duality.
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Ceci n'est pas une selfie. (Not to be reproduced).

As usual I make no apologies to Rene Magritte.
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I really wasn't sure where to post this but trust the zazen of this place to assign it to its proper place.

Rewatching this clip from Blade Runner today, in pursuit of a conceptual framework, the thought struck me that, as our knowledge increases, at some point very soon we will be like Roy Batty, knowing the exact moment of our own death.

Leaving aside for the moment the possibility that the advance in our knowledge mentioned above might also be accompanied by some degree of control over the timing of that moment, surely that knowledge might also herald a new era of self-awareness?

Up until now mankind has laboured under the mantle homo religiosus, conferred upon him as religion has been the favoured response to the knowledge that one might die, one just does not know when. Not knowing when immediately predisposes toward the invention of some uber-other that does control that timing and thus must be a god, if not the God, or at least a scientist or a magician. *

Everything I have read about the point in the near future when this knowledge might exist has assumed that this knowledge would be dangerous, that it would induce panic in the general populace and be subject to abuse by everyone from the government to the private sector.

Yet might it not also be liberating? Like Roy Batty we would know that moment when all our memories dissolve like tears in the rain and could smile knowingly in the face of death. There is great power in this extension of the self awareness that led this meat to become homo religiosus. What might the next stage be?

* The Prince and The Magician - http://www.fowlesbooks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=243
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We do know +John Kellden​​ but only in a vague "one day" way. This vagueness is where religions and numerous other quacks leap into the gap. If we were like Roy we would perhaps have a different perception of this meat life and our connection to the rest of the universe, replacing the sneaking suspicion/hope that we might cheat death if only we chose the 'right' science or religion.

Life's a bitch you can't fuck until you die. The Zen Punk

Death is the greatest kick of all, that's why they save it until last. Carlos Castaneda
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The Future Shape Of Sound have a knack of matching their music to old erotica.
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Body. Painting.
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Education
  • South Thames College
    Software Engineering
  • Victoria University of Wellington
    BA
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Zen Punk
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Actively looking for new challenges on the interweb.
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Nothing is under my control.
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Occupation
Producing gold from the dross of the interweb
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Can see through all the crap.
Employment
  • weBuild Professional
    CEO, 2012 - present
  • Aston Martin Owners Club
    Non Executive Director, 2007 - present
  • IBM Global Services
    Business Development Executive, 2000 - 2010
  • Lycos Bertelsman
    Senior Producer, 1999 - 2000
  • Pearson PLC
    Web Producer, 1989 - 1999
  • LiveTV
    Web Producer, 1988 - 1989
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Thorpe Bay
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Hastings - Buckhaven - Sydney - Tenerife - London - Cairns - Wellington - Auckland
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
This place has improved a great deal since they ditched the art gallery and installed wifi. Not as good as the late, lamented San Faerie Anne used to be, largely as Ciao is not on the sunny side of the street but still a good spot for a decent cup of real coffee.
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Great location. Great bar and food
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Now Jubilee Wines. Better than before.
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Great location, great food and service.
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