Good day or evening dear ones. This a quick mini Mondays With Merlin and the art of feline nine.
Did you get the news bulletin about how humans have the attention span of gnats? Who has time to read my usual wordy words of wisdom? The online world has gone mad over visuals and moving visuals and not your usual YouTube videos but mini-videos type apps like Boomerang.
My mom, Layla loves Instagram and even Boomerang but now they have something called Instagram Stories. They aren’t real stories with words but a quick video in real time like Snapchat. For the hell of it she did one one for a preview of a book review. The only good thing is it disappears after 24 hours.
I say too much already! It’s not enough that we have to Facebook, Tweet, Pin and post, share but now we have to document our lives in moments that disappear?
What’s disappearing is our ability to enjoy, embody and be in the moment without thinking, planning, pressing, clicking…
At least with art, we can look and feel, respond to the art work. How do you feel about nine ways of seeing me? I call it the Feline Nine. Which number is your favorite? Mine is of course #5.
We’re having fun with a new app called Prisma. If you want play with your pics like Picasso, have fun but beware. Many of these apps may use your creations without your knowledge if you save them. The TOS (terms of service) “you hereby grant to Prisma a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you stylize on or through the Service”
A safer bet is to make the art and make a screenshot. They may have your image in their cloud but at least not what you created.
Oh, fiddlesticks. I ended up writing way more than I wanted. Look for our review of I Could Pee On This Too later today. And we are not happy or remotely amused with the direction of our new blog design so it will disappear too. Sigh, until next time… on the cloud on the ground or wherever you are…