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Visions and Dream

[level-member]You may think that the last two posts did not have anything to do with the dream posts I started with. If we read the piety post it does add some useful background information. Some of the emotions we need to contend with are those revolving around piety. Whether or not it is an action or emotion it’s something we will need to deal with as the human population expands, competition increases, and control becomes more crucial. Now graphics don’t have a lot to do with dreams unless as in this post they were inspired by a dream

Art of Andrew Ledford I used to paint my dreams - This is one part of a multi piece project
Art of Andrew Ledford I used to paint my dreams – This is one part of a multi piece project

My original vision was to make the world a better place and I still see this as necessary for human survival. We need to keep the Earth habitable for as long as possible. There are several reasons for this. The first is, at the moment this is the only place we have. Humanity is quite dependent on a healthy Earth. The second is before we can work toward very long term survival solutions we need to develop a more accepting and cooperative nature. To develop long term survival strategies we will need to value goodness as much or more than we value wealth and money. Valuing goodness as much as wealth is more complicated than it sounds.

Fortunately modern societies are moving in that direction. Some quicker than others. I fear the United States of America is not the leader in this realm of human endeavor


Dog training mat used as a point of reference in dog training and for language acquisition
Dog training mat used as a point of reference in dog training and for language acquisition

Here is a dog training mat I made after having a dream. I remember my girlfriend at the time (now ex) chastising me for getting up around 3:00 in the morning to draw and write about my dream. The mat has many uses but I thought two are most significant. The first is to teach psychomotor skills, especially footwork for dog training. I have developed what my exgirlfriend said were drill that are too simple for anyone to practice. Girls have an insight I should listen to more often. I think she was right. I agree many of these exercises do seem simple but there is a difference in performance between people who practice the drills and those who don’t.

The second use of the mat is more interesting. The second use of the mat is to for something I have been thinking about for many years and that is for teaching language acquisition. Since I only speak English I am thinking of using it to teach English as a second language through dog training. But it would be a great way for a country to exert soft power. I always thought it would be a good way for a small county like Taiwan to exert soft power by using it to teach Chinese to developed countries with a dog culture. The original story about using dog training to teach a language is a story for another time. I think it will be elaborated on in a future post.

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Andrew Ledford

Video For Valuable Art of Monica Fleming

LB Open Studio Tours
LB Open Studio Tours

I shot this video of Monica Fleming’s Valuable project with a gopro camera during LB Open Studio Tours in Long Beach California. Unfortunately the mic jack seems to not work very well on my gopro video camera so I did not get audio. That is a real bummer, I thought I had some super interviews. I tested it in the previous video and it seemed to work. I have since found it works but is very fiddly. You need to insert the mic just so or no audio. I hope the new gopro is built a little better. Overall I really like my gopro.