Friday, August 31, 2012
Poster Perfect Advice is *advice that is physically or digitally printed on a piece of paper or virtually simulated paper designed to be attached to a wall, vertical surface, or a vertically-simulated surface. Typically poster perfect advice posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster perfect advice poster may be either wholly graphical or wholly text.
Poster Perfect Advice posters are designed to be both eye-catching and informative. Poster Perfect Advice posters may be used for many purposes. They are a frequent tool of advisers (particularly by underrepresented food companies, alternative fuel agencies, health organizations, etc.), propagandists, protestors and other groups trying to communicate a message.
Poster Perfect Advice posters are also used for reproductions of artwork, particularly famous works, and are generally low-cost compared to original artwork.
The rage for prints at the fin de siècle in Paris occurred between the years 1890 and 1905. Prior to this time, prints primarily served as reproductions of great works or as political propaganda. However, during this time period, artistic quality became more important and printmaking blossomed into an autonomous art form. Nearly every French artist (at the time) experimented with the lithograph, etching or woodcut as a means of artistic expression, which gave rise to some amazingly colorful works of art.
The prints of Bonnard, Gauguin, Ibels, Steinlen, Toulouse-Lautrec and Vuillard were admired all over Paris by people from all walks of life. These posters were seen as illustrated theater programmes, sheet music, magazines, books and street posters.
Poster Perfect Advice posters are a combination of both Affirmation posters, which refer to posters that are meant to be motivational and inspirational, and Educational posters, which are meant to promote and explain research work.
While Poster Perfect Advice posters are rarely - if ever - peer-reviewed, their messages are widely accepted, in particular when circulated around Facebook or presented factually on blogs.
The advice presented on Poster Perfect Advice posters is a type of exhortation primarily relating personal or institutional opinions, belief systems, values, recommendations or guidance about certain situations (or foods) relayed in print or digital print format as a guide to action or conduct.
Put more simply - You have a choice in what you're made of - Poster Perfect Advice posters are recommendations about what might be thought, said, or otherwise done to address a problem, make a decision, or manage a situation.
While most advice is considered taboo, it is also considered helpful when offered in poster format. When the advice comes from a well-meaning friend, it is not always followed, and can be met with hostility or resentment. Presenting well-meaning advice on a poster brings with it a form of legitimacy as well as creative flair, making Poster Perfect Advice posters far more effective than traditionally orally delivered advice or anecdotal stories.
The term estampe originale - original print - is a contradiction in terms - if you consider the word 'original' to represent the concept of 'unique'.
A print is by definition not unique because it is an image intended for replication and produced by means of a technique that facilitates this.
With regards to Poster Perfect Advice posters 'original' does not refer to one-of-a-kind, but rather to the fact that these works of art were originally conceived of for this medium. (Printmaking in Paris, Van Gogh Museum, for the occasion of the exhibition Beauty in abundance. Highlights from the print collection of the Van Gogh Museum 2 February - 23 September 2012, Amsterdam).
While the Poster Perfect Advice posters presented herein are far different than the original prints that were produced in Paris during the last two decades of the nineteenth century, they do represent a current trend toward the visual display of quantitative information.
Poster Perfect Advice posters offer statistical graphics, charts, and tables, which represent an important leap in beautifully presented, sharp and learned, works of art. In this respect, the art is cognitive, with the graphics representing relationships and empirical data.
In a world of digital reading, Poster Perfect Advice posters are a highly sought after medium, a tour de force in educational trends. The trend toward informational graphics has increased a thousand-fold with the advent of the Internet and digitalized sharing of information.
Digital information, like prints before it, needs to be eye-catching as well as informative. Data-rich illustrations, when examined closely, offer value with every value point. This type of macro/micro readings can be presented in the space of an eye-span, and read at an unhurried pace at the viewer's leisure.
Rather than pouring over pages upon pages of academia, laypersons everywhere can benefit from years of research in order to make more informed choices for themselves as well as for society as a direct positive result of their improved actions.
No more will the world drink soda pop when Green Tea offers so many more physiological and emotional benefits, especially given the "teeth rotting" effect associated with the drinking soda pop.
Thanks to Poster Perfect Advice posters we all know the Top 10 Calorie Burning exercises, which means only we are to blame if we do not partake of one of these beneficial exercises.
The mass reproduction of information, as seen in this format, has a downside when posters are not updated timely or continue to be circulated even after new evidence has been presented and accepted in academia. Still, even with this challenge of timely information, digital Poster Perfect Advice posters are perhaps the fastest medium with which we can correct the problems associated with whether or not to eat eggs this month.
Given the ease with which we can make digital corrections - readers of this blog will attest to the many digital corrections made herein on a continual basis - we can safely assume that many of the Poster Perfect Advice posters we encounter are at least partially factual.
As with all advice or information, trust and verify the sources before accepting the information as true and/or acting upon it (that would be my advice).
Posted by Soph Laugh at 10:17 PM
Measuring the length between lifetimes (the constant location of any given particle with respect to its position to past particle combinations) is a somewhat challenging notion.
So, let's leave that one alone for a moment and focus on random and indeterministic concepts. While "lifetimes" may appear random and indeterministic, they may indeed be linked via the wavefunction associated with the combination of their electrons as they correspond to the change density of new combinations spread out over an extended, possibly infinite, volume of space.
Imagine if you will existing as energie and being born into a new host material (i.e., matter). Much of that matter has formed from space dust, your parents genealogy, and perhaps a few particles floating around at the time of conception.
What if the majority of your particles, let's say from a prior incarnation, just so happened to be floating by at the same time... you'd end up with a new manifestation or particle entanglement of sorts whereby enough like-minded frequency similarities could exist simultaneously and by nature of their frequency similarities actually refashion a large portion of the past energetic identify of some notably famous person with nearly undetectable particulate memories embedded into itself.
Naturally, some particles might be missing while others might be added in (which is where you get the differences in unicity or particle entanglement identity associated with the new lifetime). Essentially, the result of this new entanglement represents only a portion of the original entanglement, which might account for the general amnesia between lifetimes.
Reincarnated entities, as such, are assembled components of the great melting pot of the "universe".
We have not yet designed a tool that vibrates at the complimentary frequency to measure particle spin along great distances. The composition of physical properties for one incarnation (such as the position and momentum, which have values within certain ranges - even if they're long range predictions), using propositional connectives, obey different rules of propositional logic than that which has been previously considered. It is conceivable that new rules be designed to accompany any such measurement tool.
The idea that something lurks behind the shadows appears to be an inherent trait in humanity, which may be due to our incoherency when recombined into new particle configurations - we retain only a small percentage of various lifetimes or particle entanglements.Still, it appears that deeply felt fears or sentimental feelings towards others linger - despite incoherency - rendering the experiences unexplainable in terms of their relationship to our present configuration. This does not indicate that past life memories are "unknowable" but that other particle configurations or tendencies would have to develop in the new combination that closely match a prior incarnation for those memories to be "unlocked".
Assuming we all once existed as turtles, it could, indeed, be turtles all the way down...
Posted by Soph Laugh at 12:28 PM
Our appreciation of waffles deals with questions that arise about ourselves by virtue of our innate drive for order and understanding. As with the symmetry of a waffle, so, too, do we seek to define the world.
We categorize each new idea or object with respect to its relationship to an accompanying dimensional space with which we (or our idea) share.
Waffles naturally cause us to question our own nature and whether we created ourselves and are merely saturated under a layer of amnesic maple syrup which prevents us from coherency or whether we were indeed created by a separate entity, such as by a company named Eggo®, which in turn we again try to categorize with respect to its relationship to us.
The savory goodness of biting into a hot, buttery, incandescently maple-flavored accompaniment makes my mouth water. My personality identity is recognized even in this vicarious thought experiment (i.e., imagining the sensation in order to describe it verbally). I recognize "me" outside me as an expression dependent upon that first bite.
Before relishing in the experience, I energetically "feel" it first. The combination of that warm, sweet goodness in my mouth swells within me, and the moment I bite down, there's a release. I am feeling the moment.
The pleasures that arise from biting into this waffle marks a permanent memory in my temporal lobe, where I process emotions. I am now deeply connected to the pleasurable experience of eating waffles.
In questioning my relationship to this pleasure, I come full-waffle into realizing a deeper connection, our relationship to each other and the universe by the mere recognition that both concepts exist: me and the waffle. By recognizing the existence of any object outside myself, I naturally acknowledge my own.
In doing so, the duality that exists between ourselves and the waffle, with its waffle-like repeating-pattern design as well as all the other pattern-like repeating-designs we uncover about the universe at large causes yet another, more elusive, less obvious concept to be examined - namely, whether or not we should fill each and every pocket with an equally distributed amount of melted butter and maple syrup? And of course, which maple syrup we should buy or produce (were we to suddenly decide to take up residence in a cult or commune where we would grow our own food)?
The philosophy of waffles takes us into deep, unchartered metaphysical waters to the philosophy of mind... with each square of waffle goodness...
...so to is our personal identity connected to all of the objects in our minds... be that waffles, pancakes, technology, biology, physics, or being.
The only thing left to say is...
If you or someone you know has had a near-waffle experience, please write in and tell us about it:
If, as a direct result of reading this post, you feel compelled to eat a waffle and do indeed purchase a waffle, please email our legal department with specific details so that we might validate the royalty claims we have already submitted to Eggo Corporation in anticipation of the increased sales volume their company will experience as well as our rightful share in making that happen.
Posted by Soph Laugh at 2:57 AM
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
If you've ever spent a day perusing Facebook's News Feed or googled "Positive images" and been redirected to Pinterest, then you've no doubt come across a number of these visually presented positive quotes.
In our brains, we know that the whole point of these posts is to share positive messages; we know in advance that these messages are aimed at "making us feel better about ourselves"... but when we read them, interestingly enough - we actually do feel better about ourselves. Why?
Energie is contagious and hangs out in cliques.
Positive energie at one table.
Negative energie at another.
Over time, we physically rewire our brains to match the frequencies to which we expose them. Expose your brain to negativity, and you'll naturally produce a brain that processes information negatively.
The more often a neuron fires in a certain way - making associations and connections with other neurons - the pathway, like a pathway through the forest, becomes worn in. When neurological pathways are forged, they become quicker on a basic, biological level at letting information flow through. Over time, this pathway becomes the pathway of choice for the brain, which is essentially lazy, refusing to forge new pathways unless prompted to do so. Over and over again, the brain will choose a specific, familiar pathway rather than create a new one.
Knowing this about our brains tells us that if we are experiencing the world from a negative space, we've probably just been infected by negativity. That negativity could have been learned from our parents during childhood, our friends on the playground, or our life mates and choices that left us feeling less than satisfied or happy. Essentially, we feel let down and the brain strengthens that feeling not because we were disappointed (though we could have been) but because that's the message that has been reinforced.
Whatever you want in your life, you have to reinforce it with images, words, thoughts, and actions.
Life can be random, so in this blog, I apply positivity and/or fresh, new thinking to a lot of random thoughts (I obviously love doing this)... what my posts have in common (besides a general lightheartedness, sincerity, or silly thought) is my refusal to utilize certain negative or blasphemous vocabulary (or images) - I don't want to taint my brain.
It's not easy at times protecting ourselves from negativity. Over the years, I've had a number of friends who delighted in pointing out all the "wrongs" in the world (their mistakes, others' mistakes, the government's mistakes, etc.), and wanting to show my support for "friendship" or loyalty for "family," I mistakingly showed my support and loyalty to their negativity. That just strengthened negativity for them (we find what we see or believe to be true) and "opened my eyes" to it.
Negativity isn't truth. It's an illusion. Negativity isn't real (if we don't want it to be). Negativity disappears in the presence of acceptance. If we accept whatever happens and continually forge positive reactions, we will find the good in most every situation. Even if that good is a simple sentence: "Thank goodness that's over."
This doesn't mean that learning the truth about something can't result in our having sad or negative feelings, because it most certainly can. Hearing that you or someone you love has a terminal illness doesn't make us feel happy inside, on the contrary, all our negativity (fear, sorrow, anger, frustration) comes out to meet the new energie. It's like, "Hello bad news, I have some bad news representatives in my brain just waiting to meet you."
Even in hearing bad news such as the type above, we can choose to respond with positivity (if we've trained our brain to choose positivity) and focus on the amount of time we have left to celebrate and enjoy being alive and having the good fortune to love someone and be loved in return.
Focus on what lies on the horizon. When we don't pass the stage of "needing to be right" in life, we don't arrive to the stage of wondering "What If..." or "What Would Happen If I Did This Instead" [fill in the blank with positive reaction to something you might ordinarily respond negatively towards].
Just that little shift in thinking experienced once, twice, three times... will lead your brain toward choosing it again the 4th time and so forth until it becomes your natural reaction.
The amount of time for rewiring our brain seems to be shorter than the amount of time it took to wire it negatively in the first place and that's because much of our negative wiring exists due to mirror neurons - we mirror others' behavior. So, if we spent years "mirroring negativity" it was probably not a conscious action. Whereas making a commitment to adjust our thinking one thought at a time does involve a conscious action.
Consciously choosing positivity has to be reinforced in every aspect of our lives (hence the randomness represented in this blog). Wherever we look, whatever thought we think, we have to make room for positive messages because they're the ones that motivate us toward positive action. And unless you enjoy being unhappy - most people don't enjoy being unhappy - then happiness is directly proportional to positive action.
In honor of all the world's "What If's" and "What Would Happen If I Did This Instead's" I present 107 positive motivational messages for neurological rewiring... retrain your brain and change your life.
Posted by Soph Laugh at 11:33 PM