Video Intro to the Shared Situation Guide

Here’s a brief video intro to one of my new projects, the Shared Situation Guide. It shows you how to access and start using the guide on your desktop and/or mobile. Your shared situation can be whatever your group is dealing with or considering. You can learn and use it on your own right now if you like, but stay tuned for upcoming online workshops for learning to use the guide!

Studio Hours – Sat. Oct. 11 – 1 to 3 p.m.

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You are welcome to stop by my studio this Saturday, October 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. To preview my work, visit artdown.com. In the studio, I have about 60 new paintings and drawings which are not on the site yet. This is a painting called “Sugar Mountain.”

“Sugar Mountain” by David Loughry

Works are available for sale, as well as for proxri (see proxri.com). You can also live with them for a while if you like to change your art frequently. I can accept credit/debit cards.

Everyone who attends gets a downloadable greeting card of their choice.

We could also talk about ProxThink.com if you like, which is a big part of my life.

When you get here, call me from the phone by the front door and I’ll buzz you in. My name is on the list as “Loughry, D.” Please contact me in advance if possible to let me know you are coming. Thanks!

Here’s a map. See the red “A.” The address is 846 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

Hope to see you!

Proxri Deal: As you find our relationship rewarding, proxri with the proximity in mind.

Studio Hours – Sat. Oct. 4 – 1 to 3 p.m.

(r] davidloughry.com

You are welcome to stop by my studio this Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. To preview my work, visit artdown.com. In the studio, I have about 60 new paintings and drawings which are not on the site yet.

Works are available for sale, as well as for proxri (see proxri.com). You can also live with them for a while if you like to change your art frequently. I can accept credit/debit cards.

Everyone who attends gets a downloadable greeting card of their choice.

We could also talk about ProxThink.com if you like, which is a big part of my life.

When you get here, call me from the phone by the front door and I’ll buzz you in. My name is on the list as “Loughry, D.”

Here’s a map. See the red “A.” The address is 846 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

Hope to see you!

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=846+S+broadway,+los+angeles,+CA+&sll=34.042561,-118.255656&sspn=0.016465,0.017295&ie=UTF8&ll=34.053228,-118.251429&spn=0.008232,0.008647&z=14&iwloc=r7&output=embed&s=AARTsJoHG-j8pp9oeM_NHxo95fw7ONzTCA
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Proxri Deal: As you find our relationship rewarding, proxri with the proximity in mind.

Studio Hours – Sat. Sept. 27 – 1 to 3 p.m.

(r] davidloughry.com

You are welcome to stop by my studio this Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. To preview my work, visit artdown.com. In the studio, I have about 60 new paintings and drawings which are not on the site yet.

Works are available for sale, as well as for proxri (see proxri.com). You can also live with them for a while if you like to change your art frequently. I can accept credit/debit cards.

Everyone who attends gets a downloadable greeting card of their choice.

We could also talk about ProxThink.com if you like, which is another big part of my life.

When you get here, call me from the phone by the front door and I’ll buzz you in. My name is on the list as “Loughry, D.”

Here’s a map. See the red “A.” The address is 846 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

Hope to see you!

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=846+S+broadway,+los+angeles,+CA+&sll=34.042561,-118.255656&sspn=0.016465,0.017295&ie=UTF8&ll=34.053228,-118.251429&spn=0.008232,0.008647&z=14&iwloc=r7&output=embed&s=AARTsJoHG-j8pp9oeM_NHxo95fw7ONzTCA
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Proxri Deal: As you find our relationship rewarding, proxri with the proximity in mind.

First ClimateProxri Post

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I recently started a climate change project which was introduced on the ProxThink River blog. The section of the project regarding what people can do right now has some suggestions and standards for people who have a website, blog or social network page. This post is the first example of using ClimateProxri and ClimateLocation, each of which can be used as both tags and text markers. Find out more at climate change project.

What does ClimateProxri mean? A ProxReward is a reward which relates elements in the proximity. ProxRewards are also called proxri for short (pronounced prox’ree). So a ClimateProxri is a proxri related to climate change. To find out more, see climate change project.

Here are some of my ClimateProxri:

  • I changed all my old lightbulbs to compact fluorescents about three years ago.
  • Our building has recycling now, so I’m recycling paper, plastics, glass and metals.
  • I’ve kept a 1987 Saab 900 turbo running for many years, which according to Wired Magazine, just might be a good idea. Plus, it gets better gas mileage than many new cars.
  • I work in my loft, so I don’t commute. I only drive a couple times a week, and I combine errands when I do drive.
  • I only eat meat a couple of meals a week (saves on methane production by animals and usage of water and energy for feed grain production)
  • I created a climate change project!

What’s a ClimateLocation? It’s a text string you can use as a tag to signal that a GPS location related to climate change is contained in a document, web page, blog post, etc. Then in your text, you can include the GPS location coordinates using the format ClimateLocation (number, number) as a text marker.

Both the tags and text markers ClimateProxri and ClimateLocation make websites, blogs, and social network pages more searchable. Again, to find out more, see climate change project.

Most of the ClimateProxri above relate to my downtown Los Angeles location, which is ClimateLocation (34.043037, -118.255215).

Also, outside.in tracks blog postings by neighborhoods and towns. I’m including one of the outside.in suggested location tags as well, which is the Google Map link for my location.

I hope you will adopt the ProxThink Climate Change Project standards for your website, blog or social network page. To find out more, see climate change project.

~ Proxri Deal: As you find our relationship rewarding, proxri with the proximity in mind. ~

Major Accomplishments and Continuing Evolutions

(r] davidloughry.com

What follows is a list of my major accomplishments to date. Many have long term potential, and present a number of opportunities for people, both individually and in groups. These projects continue to evolve. I hope our relationship will evolve as well.

Thinking and Philosophy
Created a set of ideas (ProxThink) for thinking about and relating to situations and proximities, which is potentially a breakthrough.

Creativity and Innovation
Used the ProxThink set of ideas to create an interactive website feature, which takes words you enter to generate hints questions. The hints can trigger creativity and stimulate thinking and action. The hints use ProxThink ideas and concepts, which are linked to a large set of website pages which explain the ideas and concepts, and help people use them.

Business and Society
Used the ProxThink set of ideas to create a Growth Model that may be a breakthrough evolution for business, collaboration and social interactions generally.

Law
Used the ProxThink Growth Model to create potentially breakthrough agreements for websites, collaboration and intellectual property. Many other such agreements are possible.

Art
My art (painting and drawing, found at loughry.com) played an integral role in the development of ProxThink, and ProxThink ideas and concepts help me create art. This process of creating, and the work itself, are perhaps contributions to the histories and dialogues of art. I’m working on an adaptation of a new way of distributing content (see next paragraph) for my own and other people’s art.

Content Distribution and Social Interaction
Used the ProxThink Growth Model to develop a potentially breakthrough way to distribute, share, interact with and relate to content. (Content in the sense of information, media, arts, communication, news, etc.) The Proxri Deal on this site is an instance of it. I’m now working on a form of the Proxri Deal which covers resources in general, which may be adapted to a variety of different inventions, innovations, social interactions and other situations. With it, I hope to make available some structural inventions I created.

Civilizations
Together, the innovations above may represent a set of possibilities for how civilizations organize themselves. The focuses shift from elements to the proximity. More specifically, the focuses shift from one (just elements) or two (elements and relationships), to three (the proximity includes elements and relationships, for three total).

Science
ProxThink may provide a set of ideas and thinking tools for science which are potentially breakthrough.

Again, each of the above has long term potential, and presents a huge number of opportunities for people, both individually and in groups. Again, each continues to evolve.

I need a better network and proximity, to support and nourish me and these ideas and innovations, as they continue to grow.

I would like our relationship to be part of my network and proximity, and in turn, for our relationship to help you and your network and proximity.

I hope you will do one or several of the following:
a) Reward with a proxri as a part of my Proxri Deal.
b) Join ProxThink.com as a member, as a beginning or strengthening, of our relationship.
c) Tell someone else about these opportunities.
d) Contact me.
e) Do something else which you think may help.

Thank you,
David Loughry

~ Proxri Deal: As you find our relationship rewarding, proxri with the proximity in mind. ~

On Getting Out of Your Cages

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John Cage, the composer, was once asked what advice he would have for people. He said: “Get out of whatever cage you are in.” Apart from this being a clever spin on his own name, it’s really a very profound bit of advice. So we need to sometimes ask: What cage am I in? What can I do to get out of it?

I created ProxThink to help with getting-out-of-cages situations, among others. To explore them, and help generate alternatives. ProxThink cannot help every situation, and that fact is even built into it, with the Limits of One ProxPattern (join ProxThink to find out more).

~ Proxri Deal: As you find our relationship rewarding, proxri with the proximity in mind. ~