Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

Toronto (out of an ankle cast, started physiotherapy)

Martin Centre

Martin Centre: Doctor said ankle can come out of cast, although extra caution would prescribe 2 more weeks. Now in street shoes, no bouncing, physiotherapist is deferred for 2 weeks in case hard pressure is applied. DY and I stopped by Chinatown for shopping, with me on crutches, lower leg has turned numb. Wearing court shoes in the house instead of sandals, feeling my way after the injury 9 weeks ago. Not even a new ultrasound since Dec. 27. (Martin Family Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario) 20180301

UToronto Art Centre

UToronto Art Centre: Figures of Sleep exhibition @MueckRon (2002-2002) “Untitled (old woman in bed)” on loan from National Gallery of Canada. Hyperrealistic sculpture slightly smaller than real life, spotlit in a dark room. Show closes tomorrow. Standing on two legs after yesterday coming out of the two-month cast, both the injured and uninjured limbs are out of shape. (University of Toronto Art Centre, King’s College Circle, Toronto) 20180302

Toronto Light Fest

Toronto Light Fest: Illuminated long house may not be official art installation, but the shell of a patio on Gristmill Lane. Next to last night of Toronto Light Festival a destination for some walking exercise with crutches. Near-freezing temperatures, but no snow, lots of photographers out. (Gristmill Lane, Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario) 20180303

March 31st, 2018

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Toronto, Ontario; Niagara Falls, NY; Allendale, NJ; New York City (Manhattan), NY

Former Unilever site

Former Unilever site . East of Don Roadway, north of Lakeshore Boulevard East, south of the Adelaide Street onramp, there’s 29 acres to be redeveloped, up to 60 acres with city and other private properties, says “Jobs, transit and the future: How an empty lot at the foot of Toronto could transform it” | Elizabeth Church | March 14, 2015 | Globe & Mail at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/jobs-transit-and-the-future-how-an-empty-lot-at-the-foot-of-toronto-could-transform-it/article23461556/ (Toronto) 20150515

Systems Thinking Ontario March 2015

Systems Thinking Ontario March 2015. Session on Systems and Resilience Redux: Deciphering Panarchy (Some More) extended discussion from last month. Some attendees had not pre-read article, so interpreting figures without visual aids was like described video on television. Returning attendees thought that extra time spent on the same theme helped unwrap the mystery, and the month in between gave time for consideration. (Systems Thinking Ontario, OCAD U. Lambert Lounge) 20150318

SFI class fishbowl

SFI class fishbowl. Inner circle of discussants on systemic design methods, with outer circle of observers who can swap into inner. Smaller group enables richer interaction amongst active participants, questions build amongst students paying attention. (Strategic Foresight and Innovation program, OCAD U., Toronto) 20150319

Niagara Falls from Rainbow Bridge

Niagara Falls from Rainbow Bridge. On drive to NYC, stopped for hour walk through Niagara State Park. Oldest park on the U.S., quiet on a March Friday. First time to see falls on the American side, we have seen the more commercial Canadian side frequently. (Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls, NY) 20150321

Celery Farm

Celery Farm. Nature preserve with pond mostly still frozen. Watched mallard duck couple getting fat on sunfish in surface ice, and just through a small hole. Snapping turtles may be driving fish to the top. (Celery Farm Natural Area, Allendale, NJ) 20150322

Times Square

Times Square. Sunday spring stroll down 7th Avenue, at temperature above freezing. Loose weekend before a Monday morning meeting. Benefits of a friend with a Manhattan apartment. (New York City) 20150322

March 31st, 2015

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Toronto, Ontario

Systems Thinking Ontario, Nov 2014 on Flickr.Allenna Leonard leading conversation on Cybernetics Past and Present, relating Project Cybersyn with self organization from sociotechnical systems. Is big data today in an operations research precursor to systems thinking? (Toronto) 20141120

Systems Thinking Ontario, Nov 2014. Allenna Leonard leading conversation on Cybernetics Past and Present, relating Project Cybersyn with self organization from sociotechnical systems. Is big data today in an operations research precursor to systems thinking? (Toronto) 20141120

Crowd outside Jim's Restaurant

Crowd outside Jim’s Restaurant. Orange cones on Queen Street mean film crew, not customers in diner. Also cones across street suggest shot will have actors walk over outside ice cream shop. Life when we live beside the film district. (Toronto) 20141124

Corkin Gallery on Flickr.Stones arches and beam impressive in transformed Distillery District tank house. Art gallery behind nondescript doors is as engaging as the contents (Toronto) 20141125

Corkin Gallery. Stones arches and beam impressive in transformed Distillery District tank house. Art gallery behind nondescript doors is as engaging as the contents (Toronto) 20141125

November 30th, 2014

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