Three Paintings

Nefarious is visiting a friend today for supper, and Caitlin is at work, so I had quite a bit of time today to paint (which is literally what I did all day long). Below is some updated work on the “Kubla Khan” series (here’s the earlier versions if you’re interested in seeing how they have evolved). I’m still enjoying working on it, but it is definitely nice to be closer to the conclusion these days. The lighting was a bit dark but on the whole these are pretty accurate photos.

Caitlin and I watched “Global Metal” this morning, the study of heavy metal music around the world and follow-up documentary to the amazing “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey“, and it didn’t disappoint — and again, I appreciate the parallels in body modification culture and heavy metal culture. I of course admit that I do download media from time to time, and I really wish that there was a way to financially support projects that you’ve obtained through non-commercial channels. I would definitely use a tip jar if it was put on Sam Dunn’s homepage (or whatever). Speaking of downloaded media, I’ve also been experimenting with whether I enjoy audiobooks, listening to them while I do other things — it’s less invasive than movies or TV. Right now I’m going through Dawkins’ “The God Delusion“, which is great, but I’m a fast reader and to be perfectly honest, I can read a book in the bathtub in a tenth the time it takes to listen to it read to me, and I think I prefer to read. But still, a better habit than TV.

Other than that, I did an interview a while back with Lukas Zpira for La Spirale (for “digital mutants”), and he’s just put up an English translation on his Hacking the Future blog. There’s also a recent interview I did with a CoBM member on their site, but I think you have to join their community site at (I haven’t seen it yet so I’m not 100% sure).





  1. twylasue wrote:

    LOVE the paintings…!

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 5:19 pm | Permalink
  2. frank sabba wrote:

    Enjoy your paint!
    Very nice tecnique and subject!
    Background of all work still very interesting!

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 5:57 pm | Permalink
  3. apolicious wrote:

    I’m generally have a positive attitude towards audio books, although I rarely listen to them. they make long solo car rides much more entertaining. conversely, they do take away a certain aspect of the imagination.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Permalink
  4. JuanKi wrote:

    Both of Dunn’s documentals blew my mind, I didn’t expect the 2nd one to be SO good!

    Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 8:34 am | Permalink
  5. Ania wrote:

    I’ve just read the interview and must say I’m really impressed with your stand, ability to acknowledge your past mistakes and the lack of vitriol while discussing the negative experiences.

    Unfortunately, the interview also made me miss your presence on BME/IAM even more than usual!

    Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 9:56 am | Permalink
  6. Sheri D wrote:

    I’ve posted the link here that will take anyone wishing to view the Interview I did with Shannon to my personal blog.

    While I can admit that I didn’t do as great a job as Lukas, but this was only the 2nd Interview I conducted… please be gentle!

    Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:40 pm | Permalink
  7. Sheri D wrote:

    Darn… I want to edit that soooo bad… *sigh*

    Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:41 pm | Permalink
  8. peteD3 wrote:

    looking good man!
    i wonder about putting poppies in a kid’s book tho…

    way off topic:

    you Canadians are crazy!!

    Friday, March 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Permalink
  9. marty h. wrote:

    i find audiobooks to be uber convenient and have amassed quite a collection should you require anything. between listening and reading im going through alot of books lately :)

    Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 9:44 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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