Six Degrees of Propinquity

6° of Propinquity: Genesis

On the 10th November 2009, the Artwiculate Word of the Day was Propinquity. Associating with 6° of Separation and 6° of Kevin Bacon, I came up with a game to play within the game of Artwiculate. @TheSupercargo: Six Degrees (6º) of Propinquity – the game for etymophiles and lexicophiles. Link two apparently unconnected words in six or fewer stages. @TheSupercargo: 6º of Propinquity EG Distance Apartness Apart a part (O Fr = at the side/beside) Beside Closeness Propinquity [Tada!] @TheSupercargo: And all without benefit of coffee – which I’m off to get now. @TheSupercargo: @dmriver Ha! Just came into my head in the shower. Wonderful things, showers. Regard it as creative commons & torture who U like with it 🙂 … More…

Peace/Victory

The ‘V’ sign

Maybe I’m just becoming a pernickety old man, but I find myself more and more easily irritated by people who think they know something they don’t. The latest example is this “Street Art” hoarding in Gothenburg. It’s more irritating because it’s actually quite a good idea that is spoiled by the artist’s ignorance. The ‘V’ sign can mean both victory and peace and the artist has thought to contrast these two senses, as you can see, by showing this mutilated hand. Under almost any other circumstances, I’d applaud this. It’s a clever idea. BUT … The ‘V’ sign, whether meaning victory or peace, is made with the palm of the hand facing towards the viewer. When it’s made with the … More…