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The Rise and Fall of Stairless Society

“Album covers from my 1980’s pop-synth band,” by @iamTalkyTina

Today’s The Daily Create, tdc1990 asked us to remember a favourite band that was about “without something,” like the example Men Without Hats didn’t have hats.

It reminded me of one of my favourite pop-synth bands that I was in of the eighties which was called Stairless Society.  Over the course of our career arc, we released several albums which produced zero hit singles or didn’t even get on the charts, but still I thought we had a great concept and of course we had a funky beat.

“Self-titled debut album, Stairless Society, 1983,” image by @iamTalkyTina

We had fun touring with that first album, but along the way, some of the bandmates got discouraged, and by the time we re-grouped to cut a second album, we were down to two members, me and one other.

Second album, ‘Superramp,” sadly took a dive,” image by @iamTalkyTina

Unfortunately for some bad press that arose just during the release of our second album (an overeager reporter dug into my history and dredged up all the news related to the court cases back in 1963-65), we struggled to get gigs. After a few weeks, it was just me up there on the stage trying to run all the different instruments by myself as well as acting as the face of the band.

“Our third album, SS: Start to Finish,” was a compilation album of previous releases,” image by @iamTalkyTina

By the end of that tour, we (I) decided to give it one more go by releasing a retrospective album, but it went nowhere, and so I moved on to more exciting dreams.

But it was still a fun time!

If I Could Be An Animal …

“If I Could Be an Animal …” image by @iamTalkyTina

I have not given it too much thought, but I was thinking this morning when I read The Daily Create, tdc1988, that If I Could Be an Animal, maybe I would like to be …… a giraffe!

I was just thinking that if I were this choice, I would get a different perspective on life, and that is always a good thing.

Plus, it would help me with camouflage for when I am on missions, because it is difficult to see a giraffe when they blend into the background like that.

Also, if I were in tall grass, I would be able to pop up and look around, which I will confess is something I have always wanted to do better.

“Popping Up,” image by @iamTalkyTina

I think it would also be a very fun thing to be able to stretch out those very long legs and run very fast in a loping, graceful gait, instead of some kind of manic running with short legs that some people might notice if they ever saw me (but they never do, just sayin’).

“Running with a smooth, long-legged, loping gait …” image by @iamTalkyTina

So maybe I would pick giraffe.

 

Bonus Create: FingerMan, Fotogenerated!

“FingerMan, Fotogenerated,” animatedGIF by @iamTalkyTina

After I explored today’s The Daily Create, tdc1987, I realized that this might be an excellent tool to use to capture the spirit of the Finger Man.

Sadly, Art mirrors Reality, as things just seem to get worse the longer this goes on.

@iamTalkyTina, Fotogenerated?

Well, The Daily Create, tdc1987 for today was an interesting one, because it said to use fotogenerator, which is on a website.

Now, I would never be one to ever use The Mean Word at a The Daily Create, because I don’t like The Mean Word. So I will just say nice things and do my gratitude for today’s The Daily Create, and that will be all that I will say.

The Attribution of It.

Here is what it says on the website. Thank you to these fine folks for making this fun experiment!

The fotogenerator is composed by De Kennis van Nu en Nieuws en Co / NPO https://www.dekennisvannu.nl/site/artikel/Help-ons-kunstmatige-intelligentie-testen/9163

This webinterface is made bij Christopher Hesse, based on the work of Philip Isola et al: Image-to-Image Translation with Conditional Adversarial Networks https://arxiv.org/pdf/1611.07004v1.pdf

Bridge Back to Brooklyn

“Movie Poster for ‘Bridge Back to Brooklyn,'” (animated GIF type) by @iamTalkyTina

It was a wonderful concept film, before its time, that pre-dated “The Man in the High Castle” and showcased a group of battle-weary but courageous army Marine Paratroop Combat Engineers battalion led by their fearless Sgt. Mermaid caught behind enemy lines in Manhattan who have to fight their way home to Brooklyn by fording the Hudson using their battle-ready flying docks to bridge the gap and get back to home soil.

We had some wonderful folks working on the film, including UNCLE @jimgroom in his first starring role (as Sgt. Mermaid), me, and @olhatchetJack, plus music soundtrack by that @dkernohan and @VivianRolfe, edited by my little brother @iamTalkyTodd, and with a host of other great talent rounding out the credits.

I think that The Daily Create. tdc1985 person must have just finished watching it because they must have been dreaming about it after eating too much popcorn and licorice and said to make a surrealistical movie poster about the basic plot of my film, ‘a mermaid rebuilds the Brooklyn Bridge out of paradoxes…” so I think you can see what I mean.

Attributions of it:

Are You Nervous Yet, Erich?

“Are You Nervous Yet, Erich?” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Well, you can’t see the beads of sweat moving on Erich’s head, but his eyes sure look shifty scared.

I won’t repeat what I was saying to him over the phone from the garage, but it sure gave him a new respect for me!

For The Daily Create, tdc1984, Nervous!.

#TFW You See Your First Stairs of the Day

“Iron circular stair. Plate 425-N.” by J.L. Mott Iron Works is licensed under CC0 1.0

#TFW you see your first stairs of the day, and they are all curvy and swoopy and special and full of potential for all kinds of mischief and enjoyment and fun, and you get a tingly feeling that tells you today is going to be one of those fantastic days where everything is just going to go your way and you will have such a fine time, so you hop up and head out to start the morning  with glee in your steps and a smile on your face and singing happy songs inside your head as you look for new #TrueFriends and nobody makes any comments about your height or says the Mean Word at you.

This was one for The Daily Create, tdc1982 which says “ZOMG ROTL art! Create a TIL, TFW, ICYMI type tweet for what is going on in classic art.

The picture that I used is “Iron circular stair. Plate 425-N.” and it is by J.L. Mott Iron Works and it is  is licensed under CC0 1.0 which is called the attribution of it, which we also had to do as part of the instructions in today’s The Daily Create.

Portmeirion Flyovers

“Portmeirion Flyover,” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

Well, I was trying to get some nice maps working today, but you will have to settle for one that is a flyover type. There are some details that this GIF does not show (not to mention the Secret Tunnel Passages layer and @iamTalkyTina Hideouts maps that I was going to include) but they will have to wait for another day.

I tried to use the Map Stack thing but it didn’t seem to be able to find The Village, so I went to my old standby, Google Maps. Then I added some other information that I had on hand using my Photoshop, and then I put it into this GIF.

It would be a bit of a hard thing to connect the 3D map upstairs to the 2D one here, but you can use your imagination and pretend that I did it.

Also, if you have a hankering for The Village, here it is from a slightly different angle.

You can read all about some of my time here in The Village , and you can check out Prisoner106.us, which was a ds106 one from the summer of 2015.

Illogical Follies, See?

“Finger Man, of illogical follies, see?” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

So The Daily Create of yesterday, #tdc1980, said to make an Art about the fallacious reasoning of the politicians. So I looked at all the things that the Finger Man says when he is not sticking his finger up at the peoples, and I decided to make an Art of him out of all of the logical fallacies symbols. This is what they all look like.

 

Logical Fallacies poster from logicalfallacyis.com/poster

Logical Fallacies poster, from logicalfallacyis.com/poster

It is always a nice time when someone goes to all the trouble to put icons to all the different categories of something, and so I took all of those 24 icons and and then made a mosaic out of the famous Finger Man picture.

     

Plus, like him, it is a black and white picture with no grey, but it also goes flip flop back and forth like he does. But if you look close, you can see that he is made up of illogical follies, see?

Here is a bigger image of my Finger Man picture, in case you want a big PNG one to read all the codes without the flashing.

Get Off My Case

If you are on my case because this is a yesterday one, well I was doing it yesterday and had all the little icons in layers in my Photoshop, but when I saved it for supper I saved it as a .png, they were all lost when I went back. So I had to start all over. Plus, those icons are tiny.

But How Did you Do It, Tina, You Say?

Well, first I was using an app on my iPad called Photo Mosaica, and it kind of worked, but I needed more grains of granularity to really see the scowl on his face.

“I need more Grains of Granularity,” image from Photo Mosaica on my iPad, by @iamTalkyTina.

So then I looked on my App Store for my computer, and found a different one called Mosaik with a k, and it let me do things like how many (which makes them smaller) and background go away, and use some or use them all. Plus I also tried “Weighted,” but it made them weird.

So all of this was a fun experiment, and it was fun to learn to use new apps to make Art.

One day I will make a picture of me made up of all my #TrueFriends. Because you are who your friends are.

Just like Finger Man is made of illogical follies, see? 

 

Nordic Leaders Summon Tina!

“Nordic Leaders Summon Tina,” animatedGIF by @iamTalkyTina

I have a special kit available by my email order business for just those times when #TrueFriends need to get in touch for an Emergency. It is called iamTalkyTina Emergency Beacon.

I had a special call come in just last week from some special #TrueFriends over in the old countries. Of course I grabbed my Go Bag and was wheels up in my jet within 30 minutes.

This is picture that was in the news of when they turned on the beacon. For The Daily Create, tdc1978, “What are the Nordic Ministers Summoning?”