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  •  Very interesting. Thanks again. (0+ / 0-)

    Funny, someone just slapped me upside the head the other day because he or she thought that I was implying that people who are good in math aren't literate and people who are good with literature are bad at math. I'm probably the person in the world least likely to say that. As a kid, when people asked me what I wanted to be, I would always say "an artist or an engineer." I've studied art extensively, though never in a degree program. I started painting in oils at eight. Eventually, I majored in literature in college. After stumbling around early in my career, I eventually became a decorative painter (surface decorator, if you prefer that term) and trompe l'oeil muralist. I've taught English and done some professional writing when I was in between jobs and needed some cash. I always felt a little pang of frustration in not being able to explore my interests in technology and math. Took some more math classes and finally discovered programming. Did I mention architecture school somewhere in there.

    I really wish I could find something where my diverse interests, at least several of them if not all, would be a benefit rather than a handicap.

    Thanks for that link to processing. I will definitely look into it.

    My fantasy is to do a giant installation based on anamorphosis. I'd probably never be able to obtain the funds to execute it. Lately, I've been thinking that maybe I could at least make a virtual version.

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