An X-Ray of My Broken Hand!

X-Rays are awesome!  You, the JimOnLight audience have had the horrid experience of fire and gore pleasure of seeing several images and video of the inside of my body (and not THAT kind of inside, GREG) during that absolutely awesome experience I had with shoulder surgery, MRIs, getting bruises from surgery turned into glass gobos, and the trials and tribulations of wiping with the non-dominant hand.

Ah, the memories.

Well CHECK IT OUT!  I broke my hand!  That means X-RAY IMAGES TIME!  It’s the right hand (duh), and if you look just over there at the right pinky finger, you’ll notice the break.  There’s also a crack that runs all the way down the side of my palm.  When I do something, I do it full-out!

I love x-rays!

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Also, remember this?

JimOnLight’s Shoulder MRI from Jim Hutchison on Vimeo.

Have a great night, everybody!  I’m going into a painkiller haze, and I should call my Dad before he Facebook guilts me to death.

[love you, f*cker!]

San Francisco Bay Bridge as Light Art

Take as long as you need to memorize this photo, you’re going to need it at some time in your life:

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Beautiful.  This reminds me of a really, really beautiful time in my life.

This is from Light Paint’s Tumblr, which is one of the more awesome ones I follow!

JimOnLight’s Top 10 Posts of 2012

It is so much fun for me to see what people like to read on JimOnLight over the course of the year – or week, or month, or quarter, I am nuts about research!

Check out the top 10 posts of last year – what was your favorite JOL post from 2012???

Post #10:
Multiverse, by Leo Villareal

Post #9:
JimOnLight’s Guide to Christmas Lights, Part 4:  Christmas Light Power and Safety

Post #8:
The Phenomenon of Earthquake Lights

Post #7:
Travel Tips for Squints on the Wing

Post #6:
The McNamara Tunnel, Detroit Airport

Post #5:
The Gaff Tape Dress Showdown

Post #4:
High End Systems at LDI 2012 — and HOG 4!

Post #3:
DIY Globe Cluster Chandelier-esque Fixtures

Post #2:
Lighting 101 — Luminance VS. Illuminance

…and the #1 most visited post on JimOnLight of 2012:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STEPHEN HAWKING!
Stephen Hawking is a PLAYA

Tune in next time, we’ll have the Top 10 Posts on JimOnLight Read While Farting on NYC Public Transit.  Stay tuned!

I didn't choose the thug life

What Do You Want in Light in 2013?

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It’s an interesting question to ponder because it requires you to not only think about what you *think* you want light to do over the course of a year, but it requires you to know what it is you think you *thought* about light and imagine where it *should* go.  Right?  Right.

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“What the f*ck is this guy talking about?!”
“I have no idea,” said someone.

It’s simple if you work with light; what is it you want to see from light this year?  Do you want to see something change in the industry?  Do you want to see something develop, like a new technology?  Or is it time for an old technology to get a new set of dentures?  For me, I want to see someone come out with a full-spectrum replacement light source for incandescent lamps.  Notice I did not say LED necessarily.  Also, I want to see the Entertainment Lighting Industry as a whole get behind PLASA, because I think that PLASA is the future of everything we will see blossom in what I call the brave new world of Entertainment Lighting.  I think it’s coming, and it’s just around the corner.  Will it be this year?  I tell ya, that would be pretty cool.  But who knows — as I see in software development pretty much all the time, it is amazing how quickly a technology you think you had mastered says “oh, I don’t think so, sailor” and shows you that you didn’t really have anything mastered at all, besides maybe your sleep schedule.

Richard Cadena, in his latest release of the Academy of Production Technology News, says that all he really wants in 2013 from the Lighting Industries is “an accident-free year in the live event production industry. After that, everything else is just gravy.”  I definitely agree.  “But it’s the gravy,” Richard writes, “and maybe some dessert, that make things interesting.”  Check out Richard’s whole post here, he’s hit the nail right sqwar on the head as is usual with his foresight.

Someone else who I shall keep nameless told me at a recent trade show:  “All I want to happen in 2013 is for the lighting companies to quit trying to f*ck each other out of money and just get along.  You don’t have to own the entire world, all it does is make those who could potentially improve our industry and give them absolutely no room to improve the way we do things.”

Do you agree?  What do you want to see happen in 2013 in Light?  Architectural light?  Medical light?  Fun light?  Naked light?

(Ooh, naked light sounds illuminating!)

Leave a comment below, we really want to know what your insights on light are for 2013!

Let’s Have A Revolution of The Mind in 2013

Happy New Year 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR, everybody!  Well if it isn’t a miracle – we survived the end of the world (twice now I think in 2012, once was the failed prediction by that guy Jack Van Impe), AND the 2012 Presidential Election, as well as many other completely ridiculous things that happened in 2012.  Notice that the US Congress “passed” the bill that saves us from the big scary “Fiscal Cliff” in the US.  Ah, good times, living the dream.

I really want to start being a better human being in 2013, both for myself and for humanity.  I hope that the world starts to see the ways that we’re getting out of hand, and I hope that there is a grand fundamental revolution of the mind, as Jiddu Krishnamurti put it back several decades ago.  Am I a dreamer?  Yes, of course I am.  But I have great dreams that are good and just and full of billions of people being happy.  They are great dreams.  In our lifetimes, I hope that we reach this new level of awareness, of consciousness that comes with all of us living together in some kind of harmony.  That would certainly be a start, right?

Got a few minutes?  Watch this video, then watch the second part.  Just watch it.  This is what it means to have a revolution of the mind.  We need to all understand that we are the teacher and the student; we are the problem and the solution.

Let’s work together to be closer to being a civil civilization in 2013.  I’m all for it. We owe it to ourselves to be something we can all be proud of, even if it means a fundamental change in our forward vision. I believe that we can do it together.