Archive for December, 2007

Psychotherapy Online

December 19, 2007

Psychotherapy Online

I have just updated my psychotherapy online page. Just a tweak here or there, but it is amazing how I want to change it just a little every few months.

I added the words: dream, Jung, Psychodrama and Moreno to my first page. These words sum up my special interests and skill, so the should be there!

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Zeitgeist – a swing to art, beauty & truth?

December 15, 2007

Zeitgeist. Time ghost. Spirit of the times. What is going on?

I was in tune with the Zeitgeist while going on marches in 1968-9. I was in tune with the Zeitgeist in 1969-70 when I was going into communal living and alternative schools. And again with personal growth all through the 80s. Psychodrama groups, and psychotherapy. And in the very early 90s setting up Psybernet as an online enterprise, I could see the dot.com era looming, (sadly I was out of sync with monetising my insight) I have loved being experientially involved in a world changing era.

I am curious about my current interested in art & creativity?

Am I sniffing something that is in the air?

I am curious… what do you think, is it time for a reaction against the pragmatic, quick, efficient, functional business like era we have been in? Is there a swing to art, beauty & truth?

They say that the … genius is always ahead of his time. True, but
only because he’s so thoroughly of his time.

Henry Miller, Preface to The Subterraneans,
by Jack kerouac, 1959

We don’t know who discovered water, but we know it wasn’t the fish.

The past went that-a-way. When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future.

The poet, the artist, the sleuth – whoever sharpens our perception tends to be anti-social; rarely “well-adjusted”, he cannot go along with currents and trends. A strange bond often exists among anti-social types in their power to see environments as they really are.

What we call art would seem to be specialist artifacts for enhancing human perception.

Marshall McLuhan

Windows 7 to get integrated touch features?

December 15, 2007

Windows 7 might be a while off, and Apple might beat them to it, but it looks as if the future will mean more images, more sketches.

Windows 7 to get integrated touch features? – Engadget

Regardless of how Tablet PCs have actually done in the marketplace, Microsoft has always been a staunch proponent of touch interfaces, and it looks like the next version of Windows, currently under the codename Windows 7, will bundle in multi-touch features like those found in the iPhone and Microsoft’s own Surface.

My New Art Blog

December 15, 2007

I have just set up a new art blog. In this Moment. That means this psyberspace space can return to its slow reflection & exploration of the psyche in cyberspace in all its forms, not just the visual.

J. L. Moreno & CBT

December 13, 2007

George Kelly was influenced by J.L. Moreno Wikipedia. The interesting thing I just learned from my friend Don is that Kelly in turn was an influence on Beck, one of the founders of CBT.

Makes sense, in that the work of Moreno is about the whole person, thoughts, feelings and action, the individual, the collective, the practical, the relational and the cosmic.

In the psychotherapy I do it is useful to move along the continuum of role training on the one hand and the psychological roles and the psychodynamic aspects that Moreno called the psychodramatic.

JustBlogIt

December 7, 2007

JustBlogIt with a simple right-click.

I have changed blog software a few times. And I have had a few reasons to reinstall everything, so it is years since I had a right click to blog app.

This one is great.

Tools make a difference, this will lead to more little posts like this one!

JustBlogIt is a Mozilla / Firefox extension to allow easy right-click posting to a weblog. From any website your new blog post is only a right-click away.

The Michael Leunig Website

December 6, 2007

While looking over the ditch…

The Michael Leunig Website

Leunig

Picasso and the Bull.

The life of the artist is torn between the need to communicate and the desire to flee.

Artist, leave the world of art,
Pack your goodies on a cart,
Duck out through some tiny hole,
Get away and save your soul.
Leave no footprints, don’t look back,
Take the dark and dirty track;
Cross the border, cross your heart;
Freedom from the world of art.

There is a lot more on the site about Picasso Exhibit that was in Melbourne a while back.

Warhol in Brisbane

December 6, 2007

Now I want to go to Brisbane.

Link

Exclusive to Brisbane, Australia’s first major Andy Warhol retrospective brings together more than 300 works spanning all areas of his practice from the 1950’s until his death in 1987 – paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos and installations.

Earth Cross

December 1, 2007

Earth
Larger Image.

This is another that could belong to the Thousand Sketches series, except that that project is complete. The work with these crosses is not. I am working on a Gallery for my work right now, and there will be an exhibit of Earth Crosses, mostly from Thousand Sketches, some new ones as well.