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Mid-Autumn Festival Preview

Sep 20 - Mid-Autumn Festival night tomorrow, when we'll admire the full moon.

Crepuscular vs. Anti-Crepuscular

Sep 19 - We've been blessed with some amazing sunsets this summer.

Lamma Mia!

Sep 18 - "...tell the story of Lamma Island, its people, scenery and its past."

Fractal Donuts

Sep 10 - Which flavour do you like best?

Anti-Crepuscular Rays

Sep 9 - "A rare sighting of 'anti-crepuscular rays' accompanying sunrise/sunset)"

Tai Peng Community Garden History

Sep 8 - "This is a short video history of the Garden, 2007 - 2021."

Frictionary News

Sep 7 - "I'm delighted to announce an acerbic alliance with political satirist Harry Harrison."

Humid Love?

Sep 2 - "Lamma's writing collective, Write or Die, will be selling their quarterly publication Ferry Brief."

Pak Kokian Women in Science

Sep 1 - Featuring Pak Kok's very own scientists, biology PhD Candidate Anna and Lou!

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Sep 20:  Mid-Autumn Festival Preview

Mid-Autumn Festival night tomorrow, when we'll admire the full moon, snacking on moocakes while sitting on Lamma's beaches in the light of candle-lit lanterns! Here's a preview of how this might look like tomorrow, through the digital eyes of Artifical Intelligence machine-learning about Lamma. Just some of my most recent Digital Dabblings.

I've used no starter photos or pictures here. All of these digitally-created images have resulted straight out of the AI neural networks interacting with each other, directed by my festival-related keywords.

"Vector Quantized Generative Adversarial Network + Contrastive Language–Image Pre-training (VQGAN+CLIP) is an AI neural network architecture which finds and combines images based on descriptions."

Created & processed online via @NightCafe:

It's not free, but just a few HK$/creation and you gain free credits and badges for images voted as popular on this app/website. But I have LONG way to go before I'll ever become as successful as this fellow digital artist:

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Sep 19:  Crepuscular vs. Anti-Crepuscular

We've been blessed with some amazing sunsets this summer. I've become a regular at sunset on our house's rooftop with my smartphone. Spot the plane in the middle picture above?

Even some crepuscular rays have been showing up quite frequently, "streaks of light that seem to radiate from the sun shortly before or after sunset when sunlight shines through a break in the clouds or a notch in the horizon line and illuminates atmospheric haze or dust particles".

Plus the much rarer and elusive anti-crepuscular rays at sunrise, viewed in the opposite, sunset direction from atop the YSW ferry pier's automatic webcam, fixed in the sunset direction:

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Sep 18:  Lamma Mia!

"Through this project, we hope to embark on a journey through the perspective of the islanders and tell the story of Lamma Island, its people, scenery and its past through integrated fieldwork and research with a multi-sensory artistic approach to engage the public in a close dialogue with the island. The project was officially launched during the Dragon Boat Festival.

The project was officially launched during the Dragon Boat Festival. On this important occasion, we organised a dragon boat launching ceremony that involved the artists, locals and members of the Lamma’s Island Sports Association, who teamed up to row a dragon boat along the shore of Sok Kwu Wan as a kick-start event of the project!

For the latest news on 'Lamma Mia', please follow Art-OUR in situ on Facebook and Instagram!"

Lamma Mia includes a photo history of the Chuen Kee Ferry service, Sok Kwu Wan - Aberdeen:

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Sep 14:  GREEN$ @ Aberdeen Bus Terminus

For people taking a Lamma ferry to Aberdeen:
Every Tue 10am-1pm @ Bus Terminus under the Banyan tree.
They'll weigh your recyclables and you'll get small gifts when reaching the necessary points on your (non-personalised, safe) 6GREEN card. More recycling and gifts in the 綠在田灣 Tin Wan Recycling Store, just a short walk from Aberdeen Bus Terminus.

Eight types of recyclables

GREEN$ Points ConversionTable

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Sep 10:  Fractal Donuts

I've style-transferred & colourised a Mandelbulb 3D fractal donuts I created a few days ago (last image above). Which flavour do you like best?

How about adding some VQGAN+CLIP neural net processing instead? Way too much, perhaps?

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Sep 9:  Anti-Crepuscular Rays

Mark Malby of Mute Planet Productions:

"A rare sighting of 'anticrepuscular rays' (rays of light that accompany sunrise or sunset - but on the opposite part of the sky) over the island village of Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island."

This post has one of the highest numbers of hashtags we've seen on Lamma-related FB pages! #skyporn?

#landscape #landscapephotography #sunrise #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #lammaisland #hongkong #awesomehongkong #discoverhongkong #hikinghk #muteplanet #muteplanetproductions #solarrays #crepuscularrays #anticrepuscularrays #cloud #skyporn #skylovers #dawnlovers #nature #naturephotography #ilovenature #magicsky #yungshuewan #photosbymarkmalby

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Sep 8:  Tai Peng Community Garden History

Lamma Island Legacies writes:

"This is a short video history of the Tai Peng Village Community Garden from its inception in November 2007 to August 2021."
Featuring interviews with the key people behind the garden!

More videos from the same Tai-Penguin:

Nick the Book: Lamma Island Personality

LammaLand HK: Arrival of the Daily Guido

LammaLand HK: The Midday Ferries

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Sep 7:  Frictionary News

Phil Morgan (above left in Harry's cartoon avatar) writes:

"FRICTIONARY NEWS!

I'm delighted to announce an acerbic alliance with political satirist Harry Harrison.

If you want to know the difference between a BEERIO and an ABNOGETTER, if you've ever been offended by a SNOBGOBLIN or had to work with an UNDERHOUND... read on.

The first 100 copies of 'Frictionary' will launch on Kickstarter in Jan 2022.
Details, at this stage, are incredibly vague.

A new word daily here. Please share if you like what we do."

More details will follow here as soon as available.

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Sep 2:  Humid Love?

Chloe Grimmett writes:

"It's going to be a steamy one!

Lamma's writing collective, Write or Die, will be selling the third edition of their quarterly publication Ferry Brief tomorrow!

Ferry Brief #3: Humid Love
Friday 3 Sep, 7:50-9:30am, opposite HSBC, $20

Ferry Brief is inspired by the pocket-sized Japanese accordion book style. Each edition features 8 original stories by 8 members of the collective.

The perfect length to read on your ferry journey! This edition will also be available at The Beer Shack."

Short story titles:

"The Beginning, Hot Commute, Love in the Time of Humidity, Storms, Passion Evaporates, Pretty Okay at Bikes, Roundabout, A Sickness, Therapy"

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Sep 1:  Pak Kokian Women in Science

Check out this photography exhibition by Lamma-based photographer Laura Simonsen and featuring Pak Kok Village's very own scientists, biology PhD Candidate Anna (see above) and Lou!
Running from today in HK University all of Sep.

 

 
 

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