06.05.2014
This ancient Mayan symbol is representative of the Earth keeper who sanctifies the Earth and venerates all life that exists on it. The Eagle is representative of focus, mental acuity, contemplative thought, sharp awareness, foresight, keen judgment, powerful communication and inspiration.
The Mayan symbol of Eagle also stands for protection, authority and control, and is considered symbolic of unity or cooperation within a diverse group. For some readers, Karim Rashid is a famous industrial designer whose ultra-bright, ever-positive and organic designs in the fields of interiors, fashion, furniture, lighting, art and music does not need any introduction. I do not know about other famous people but I peruse many blogs and read only on the Internet.
I was struggling with understanding what I am really trying to accomplish in design and our changing built environment.
I believe that we have great opportunities to create 'contemporary decoration that is part of our digital and information age, part of our shrinking borderless world, and part of our new movement of individualism, casualism, and spiritualism.
With World Lounge for Yapi Kredi Bank I set out to design an interior that is a beacon and an inspiration--a unique experience among a plethora of chain restaurants and duty-free display cases. I work with my philosophy 'Form follows subject" and the future shapes will be inspired by each products' subject matter -but my interest is to make form as sensual, as human, as evocative, as sculptural as possible trying to find new form that have never existed. Companies will market individualization to address smaller and smaller markets, tribes, and specific 'specialized' groups, as the Internet is affording us today.
I'm an admirer of Karim Rashid, and i'm pretty sure that he doesn't really care about what his critics think about his work. Many men in West Africa undergo scaring or cicatrisation as a form of tribal initiation and bravery. This entry was posted in Tracy's Posts and tagged Adinkra Symbol, Africa, Amunet, braille lettering, bravery, childbirth, cicatrisation, clan, evil spirits, goddess Hathor, graphic, learn from the past, magic symbols, national geographic, Otzi the Iceman, puberty, return and get it, Sankofa, scars, Tattoo, tracy westerholm scarring, tribal, village by Tracy Westerholm. The Aztec calendar is the calendar system that was used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico.
The calendar consisted of a 365-day calendar cycle called xiuhpohualli (year count) and a 260-day ritual cycle called tonalpohualli (day count). Tonatiuh's Face is the face of the sun, Lord of Heaven, around which takes place all daily and periodic phenomena. The almanac year comprised of 260 days, each of which was assigned a date by intermeshing one of 20 day-signs, represented graphically with a glyph, and a number from 1 to13, represented by dots so that no two days in the cycle could be confused. The set of day signs used in central Mexico is identical to that used by Mixtecs, and to a lesser degree similar to those of other Mesoamerican calendars. Wind and Rain are represented by images of their associated gods, Ehecatl and Tlaloc (respectively). Where the Aztec differed most significantly from the Maya was in their more primitive number system and in their less precise way of recording dates. The solar year was the basis for the civil calendar by which the Mexicas (Aztecs) determined the myriad ceremonies and rituals linked to agricultural cycles. Many of the Aztecs' religious ceremonies, including frequent human sacrifices, were performed at the Great Temple, located in the center of their capital city of Tenochtitlan. The Aztecs were a tribe that lived from the 13th to the 16th century in and around the area that is now called Mexico.
Aztec tattoo designs were used to mark a person’s status, to show a warrior's rank and accomplishments.
Nowadays people are interested in Aztec tribal tattoos because of their symbolic meaning, to honor their heritage or because they feel a connection with the ancient and powerful culture of the Aztecs. On the other hand, one type of Mexican or Hispanic tattoo has been current for some time, and that is the gang or prison related tattoo. Before you decide on a Mexican tattoo design, do a bit of research about the mythology that engendered it, and the precise meaning of the image you are choosing. Some of Aztec, Maya and Inca mythology is inspiring, but some of it tends to be a bit dark, so you need to make sure that you don't end up with an image whose meaning you aren't completely comfortable with! Reminding everyone of the larger forces that are behind all creation, this Earth symbol represents movement, transition and synchronization.
Focusing on it is believed to facilitate clear thinking, give access to inner wisdom and encourage action that takes one to greater heights in life. Native wisdom relates the Eagle with skill and determination too because of its ability to fulfill its needs in the most efficient way. I was an associate professor teaching students in graduate and undergraduate design programs for 13 years from 1990 to 2003. The space will be memorable for the world traveler, the once-a-year tourist, and the every-day employee.
Generally I am inspired from technology, it's processes, production methods, and softwares. A car will be completely customized down to the body form, a fragrance will be totally customized, a pair of running shoes, and even body parts.


You might not be immediately aware, but the data visualization field is plagued with a continuing discussion between the roles of form and function. Understanding the opportunities of production shifts puts greater emphasis on the idea - the concept of systems, the concept of change, and the concept of meaning. Until Otzi the Iceman was discovered, the oldest known tattoos belonged to the mummy of Amunet, a priestess of the goddess Hathor somewhere between 2160 BC -1994 BC. The designs found on her mummy, were believed to be symbols of fertility and rejuvenation. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of calendars from throughout ancient Mesoamerica. The crown, nose-pendant, ear-rings and necklace are magnificent, as must be the ornaments characteristic of this deity. This ritual calendar was registered in the tonalamatl (book of days), a green-fold bark paper or deerskin codex from which a priest (called tonalpouque) cast horoscopes and predicated favorable and unfavorable days of the cycle.
The almanac year was thus made up of 20 13-day weeks, with the first week beginning on 1-Crocodile and ending on 13-Reed, the second week running from 1-Ocelot to 13-Deaths' Head and so on.
The ritual day cycle was called Tonalpohualli and was formed, as was the Mayan Tzolkin, by the concurrence of a cycle of numerals 1 through 13 with a cycle of 20 day names, many of them similar to the day names of the Maya. Normally, they noted only the day on which an event occurred and the name of the current year. The tonalpohualliwas the 'counting of days.' It originated by ancient peoples observing that the sun, crossed a certain zenith point near the Mayan city of Copan, every 260 days.
Religion and the many gods were very important in the Aztec culture, a lot of the daily life of the Aztecs was meant to honor and please the gods. Quetzalcoatl, the god of weather, creativity and fertility, was the most powerful of all Aztec gods. To honor their heritage and show their Mexican pride, some adorn themselves with for example a Mexican flag tattoo. Seen as the ruler of the sky, the Eagle is associated with freedom, mental liberation and detail-oriented vision.
I am very open and very accessible - I think that blogging is part of our euphoric digital age that has empowered creativity and given everyone a voice, a way to disseminate their opinions, their intellect, their passions, their issues. The floor is a radiating wireframe that undulate from the core area to symbolize the digital age, the fact that we are local and global simultaneously, to think about being mobile, transient always, to echo the information age in which we live. Society is perpetually interested in being stimulated, in being excited about their physical environment, in demanding better objects, more heightened experiences, and greater beauty. Designers shape this world and the open-mind sees and experiments with the fluidness of plastic. In fact, I could claim people are more exposed to electronic screens and are touching more glass than all other materials combined. As technology improves objects and products, fashion, and accessories, interior space, sports equipment, etc.
Today this trend of Variance™ is seen in customized laser-cut Levi's Jeans and, bicycle manufacturers, computer configurations, etc. In particular, scientists and academics have expressed their frustration how techniques from the field of visualization, typically focused on the effective communication of insight, is "misused" by designers that choose the representation of data as a way of artistic expression. Design and production are already inseparable as technology and Art will become inseparable. Scarification is done by lifting the skin a little, making a cut with a sharp tool such as a razor blade, thorn or anything with a sharp edge, and sand or ash is then rubbed into the cut to make the raised scar patterns anywhere on the body. Scars on other areas of the body such as the hips and buttocks, accentuate the erotic and sensual aspects of the female body.
The xiuhpohualli is considered to be the agricultural calendar, since it is based on the sun, and the tonalpohualli is considered to be the sacred calendar. The four epochs represented inside the square portions of this symbol correspond to the four previous epochs also called suns. The Codex Magliabechiano is a pictorial Aztec codex created during the mid-16th century, in the early Spanish colonial period.
It also symbolizes the synergistic working of destiny that brings everyone together for shared spiritual intents. Naturally, I could not leave this claim undocumented, and in return, I challenged him to do an interview.
And so I can read a huge cross-section of people's views regardless of whether they work for the establishments or are anarchists. I was reading and using books like Virtual Reality by Howard Rheingold and Imagologies by Mark Taylor as well as Paul Virilio, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Bachlard. Manufacturers will utilize new 4-d computer numeric machinery, toolless production, and other sophisticated production methods to product in mass production cycles, one-off individually specified products. With digital randomness and robotic production, there is no original and in turn no art, and in turn no craft. The Aztecs believed that they were in the fifth sun and like all of the suns before them they would also eventually perish due to their own imperfections.


Moreover, years of the same name recur at 52-year intervals, and Spanish colonial annals often disagree as to the length of time between two events.
The year was rounded out to 365 days by the addition of the five-day nemontemi (empty days), an ominous period marked by the cessation of normal activities and general abstinence. The colors and graphics are stronger and more vigorous and the space is more fluid and even more amorphous. The other scenario is a consumer using a visual program on the Internet to morph, vary and personalize a product. Each tribe has unique designs, the man in the photo has patterns that identify his village and clan. And the tongue, stuck out is the form of an obsidian knife, indicates that the diety demands to be fed with blood and human hearts.
Every fifty two years was marked out because they believed that fifty two years was a life cycle and at the end of any given life cycle the gods could take away all that they have and destroy the world.
The Aztec word for moon is metzli but whatever name that was used for these periods is unknown.
Bernardino de Sahagin's date precedes the observations of Diego Duran by several decades and is believed to be more recent to the surrender.
Each period was given the name of something that was then shown by a hieroglyphic sign, and each trecena was given a number 1-13.
These were called "nemontemi." These were the five transition days between the old and the new year, and were considered days of nothing. I developed a theory that the digital age is so seductive and so proactive, that the physical world will become banal and passive.
I see our new domestic environment becoming more casual, more technological, more aesthetic, democratic, and more engaging, resulting in a softer personalized environment - a Sensualism - minimal but organic - inspired through digital aesthetics. This 'tool path' information is digitally transferred at the manufacturer site and then produced and delivered to the individual. The Mayan calendar has a similar configuration and the same 20-days period which they labeled uinal.
Once it did, the priest would remove the heart of this man, and replace it with a piece of wood, that was laid on a piece of turquoise. So if I was going to design objects and spaces I would have to try and capture, speak about, mirror, and comment on our information age. If I could wear glasses that showed me data in space, information that is wired virtually everywhere in space, and energy that is omnipresent, I try and document the immaterial, this virtual information into aesthetic products, spaces, and ornamentation.
These different designs often indicate social rank, traits of character, political status and religious authority. Through Spanish usage, the 20 day period of the Aztec calendar has become commonly known as a veintena. People came to the festivals with their best clothes on, and took part in singing and dancing. But at the same time dining is an event, a human social engaged, and the holistic experience of dining should be always contemporary, innovative and fulgent. I am inspired by my childhood, my education, by all my teachers I have ever had, by every project I have worked on, by every city I have traveled to, by every book I have read, by every art show I have seen, by every song I have heard, by every smell, every taste, sight, sound, and feeling. Academics and scientists have to wax poetic and embrace change, and celebrate human creation and expression. They depict in turn the 20 day-names of the tonalpohualli the 18 monthly feasts, and the 52-year cycle. This is also when the priest would perform sacrifices, most of these sacrifices were human, but others were preformed on animals and fruit. We are amidst a Post-Industrial Age, an age where autonomy, diversity, change, and vicissitude can exist in harmony and technological manifestation. I accept everyone for who they are and what they believe.  It makes the world in which we live diverse in every way. They also show various deities, indigenous religious rites, costumes, and cosmological beliefs. Priests used the calendar to determine luck days for such activities as sowing crops, building houses, and going to war. And hence I started creating neologisms like 'blobject', 'infosthetics', 'pleasurtronics', 'technorganic', 'digipop' 'infotainment', etc.



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