NYC FreedomTrail

There are examples of history’s reach through time all around us. Then there is all of history, and the varied interests of the living, and their intentions to either reference it or celebrate it. The drops that make up this waterfall often cascade into the river of time missing their chance to glimmer. Now, as yesterday many an amazing story remains untold. The story of NYC as a hub for freedom during our nation’s youth of brutality, is beginning to sparkle. Through my efforts to provide visual infrastructure for these ethereal moments, I offer this map. It has been produced with the foresight and dedication of my friend and fellow historical enthusiast Jacob Morris. We’ve taken a step toward shining a light on the lives of great freedom fighters and Americans at their best. Let us not forget their struggles, and let us be heartened by their victories as we live in a place that strives ever closer to our ideals. We will never forget!

 

A walking tour and map of sites and people who helped so many escape the bonds of slavery, in pursuit of human dignity, and the right to make their own way in life.

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Magnetic Field Portals in Space

This video explains that there are uninterrupted portals that would provide instant or at least accelerated travel between vast distances of space. The potential of this is pretty exciting to consider. Firstly the ability to make observations of the sun close up via pointing equipment at a portal means we’ll be getting closer to the Sun than we thought possible pretty soon. The next potential banger here is that other planets with magnetic fields, say Saturn, or perhaps Jupiter, could have similar solar portals in their magnetic fields. Is it possible to send probes through the portals? Can we get an idea of the magnetic field activity of these other planets by observing how our own Electron Diffusion Regions look on the Sun’s surface. Maybe CME’s and the Sun’s own polarity cycles are effected by its relationship to its surrounding planets’ Magnetospheres. If we do manage to travel that far perhaps these portals will allow us to send data across great distances more rapidly and effectively than with radio or lasers.

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Summer fun

Been investigating motion illusion in drawing. I would consider this a successful kick off of the venture.

On going lunch time character made for some laughs. Hater Begger, he asks for help to draw people in and then insults them and tells them to go away!

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The debate rages on…

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Will aspects of Earth’s colonial past play out on Mars?

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Luca and Caio Mornings

 

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Work in Progress

Matthew Henson, North Pole Explorer

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Frederic Church Iceberg James Haunt Grenade Games 7

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Matt Henson is a fascinating American Explorer

Page from Ice Cap Explorer by Charles Hearn

This is a page from an illustrated biography of Henson that I have been developing with research from Henson’s own account of his exploration, Peary’s account, and North Pole Legacy by S. Allen Counter. Look for more this fall.

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Moon Rock

The possibilities were the ridges and peaks on a meteorite
brought back
from the moon, and placed in a museum.
Now smooth and greasy
from all the curious pokes
and the strokes of irreverence.
Texture and nuance
groped away
by terrestrial mitts
fondling at the exotic.
Exposed is
all that is left, flat,
boring and local.

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