Monday, March 15, 2010

Mnemosyne Journal is Moving

The Mnemosyne Journal has been merged with Art Babel. Please follow the link to continue.

Thank you for your interest.

Richard T Scott

Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Lost Dreams of Titian

In past posts I have been known to say some choice things about Jeff Koons. Though I don't entirely recant all of my statements, I must admit that I have developed a different outlook on him and what he does.

You see, I just got a job working in his studio, and my first week has altered my viewpoint drastically. The pay is good, the health insurance is great, and what he gives to emerging artists by employing nearly a hundred of them, is the ability to make a decent living while pursuing their foundering careers in the city that never sleeps (nor gives you an inch).

In my first week I have met a number of intelligent and highly skilled artists in his employ and have struck a friendship with a few. Chief among them is my quickly growing friendship with the painter Adam Miller. His piece "Ariadne", above, awakens in me the haunting remembrance of visions in the dreams of Titian - images to which he never gave expression. These are the lost moments of a master, recently unearthed from the mists of time, and all the better as we can see these marvelous pieces afresh with searching and youthful eyes - never before exposed to this poetic mastery. These are the moments when art is most vital to the human experience. These are the moments when all the senses reach an apex in perception and the work transcends simply the beautiful and surpasses the sublime. These are the moments which reach the human soul.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Electric Car Vs. Hydrogen Fuel Cells

The Sexy Tesla Roadster - it's electric baby

I'll keep it simple. Here are the basic facts

Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Emissions = water vapor (much cleaner than gasoline, but still a greenhouse gas)

Few moving parts -almost no maintenance

More reliable and efficient than combustion

H produced by steam reforming natural gas
This is cleaner, but more costly than gas
and is not the most environmentally friendly process

300 miles on a single charge

Can fill up at any station, when/if
they build the costly infrastructure

5 min. to refill

Reduces our dependence on foreign oil

I Didn't find data on performance

25% power grid to motor efficiency

Does not operate well in the cold

More expensive than gasoline

Technology is progressing

Current cost of production per vehicle:
Estimated to be 20 years
until it's a feasible alternative to gasoline

Electric Car

No Emissions

Few moving parts -almost no maintenance
more reliable and efficient than combustion

Power plants (production of electricity is
cheaper and more efficient than gas
and H fuel cells and 100% clean
if electricity is produced by solar,
wind, hydro-electric power, etc...

Modern e-cars go 250 miles on a charge,
New auxiliary motor technology increases range to 600 miles

Can be plugged in at home - no trip to gas
stations station necessary!
Could build less costly refilling stations

5-7 hours to recharge
(5 seconds to plug in, leave overnight)

Reduces our dependence on foreign oil

0-60 mph in 4 seconds (Tesla

86% grid to motor efficiency
for production

Operates in all conditions

cheaper than gas - 2 cents per mile

Technology is progressing rapidly

An economy sedan
Can be built and sold at a profit for
$25,000 right now.

Who Killed the Electric Car? - A documentary you must see. (Available at Netflix)
Electric car vs. Hydrogen
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
Wikipedia - Hydrogen Fuel Cars
Wikipedia - Electric Cars
Plug In America

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Creative Solutions

Our new blog Sustainable Art seeks to find ecological, economical, and creative solutions to climate change and other problems endangering our planet (and our species).

We think that art, from its message down to the process of creation, can help solve the problems facing us today. Help us create a sustainable art and a sustainable future. It's a big and interconnected issue and we could sure use your ideas.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Art on the Block

Come to the preview on Wednesday, Oct 24th 6-8 pm. It's in Chelsea.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Saatchi Gallery Showdown

For those of you who didn't receive my shameless e-mail bidding for your vote, please don't be disappointed:
I'll beg you right now.

Please vote for me here on the Saatchi Gallery Showdown (voting opens Oct 22-29th 2007),

and all of your wildest dreams will come true!