AI: Why Didn’t I Think of That?

One of my favorite things about the hyper-connectivity of the Internets is that, in an instant, we can share ideas with anyone. Often, I find myself bopping around from link to link marveling at all of the projects and experiments, artsy, science-y, geeky or otherwise, that I see. And just as often, I find myself wondering “Why didn’t I think of that?”. It’s part jealously, part awe. And I love the feeling. Anything from a clever turn of phrase, to a great recipe, to a painting, to an essay, can inspire or make you think or change your mind.

What have you experienced lately that made you think “Why didn’t I think of that?”

The ART Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Mad Art Lab community. Look for it to appear Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3pm ET.

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Brian George is an illustrator who lives and works in the Van Beardswick neighborhood of Brooklyn. His fierce love of cheesecake is often (but not always) thwarted by his intolerance for lactose. He will draw and paint for your amusement (‘amusement’ is archaic Etruscan slang for ‘money’). Visit his portfolio, follow his tweets @brianggeorge or on G+


  1. August 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm
  2. August 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    @dpeabody: Yeah, see, that’s exactly the kind of thing I’m talking about. What a genius frakking idea!

  3. August 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    How do you turn a phrase? On that note, how do you half expect something?

    I’m often inspired by the humor of cartoons.

  4. August 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I did not click Steve’s links but I now want a bacon wrapped hot dog.

  5. August 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Amy, you have to click the link. Just… it’s better than you can possibly imagine.

  6. August 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    My moment was seeing the Cyclotrope

    I do alot of replacement animation with things like flowers and shells and realized I could show people what I do instead of having to explain it. The best part was that Tim Wheatley, the video’s creator, produced a document explaining his process and things like what cameras worked the best.

    I created my own adaptation and brought it to a park during an artwalk in Jacksonville, FL so people could see animation happening in front of their eyes.

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