Tampere Sokos Hotel Torni is has kitschy interior decor. They’ve combined raw concrete, naive illustrations of trains and pastel color panels shaped like the silhouette of the city. There is an ongoing art exhibition in the lobbies. The Tampere Artist Association has organized a selling event. Rooms are fitted with prints customers can buy. This room has one by Janne Laine. I have to ask if he’s had sales.

Working on a grant proposal for the Arts Promotion Center Finland. I calculated I have a 2-6% chance of getting a grant. My chances are further lowered as I got a 5 month project grant (8000€ -Insurance ~1200€ expenses) last year. They have a “fairness policy” which aims to distribute the funds evenly. The same artist is not likely to receive funding on consecutive years – No matter how good the project is and how well it has been received. This feels silly. When you get a project rolling they should push it further, but they cut your funding instead.

I’m re-using an old proposal we made for the Trans-Horse project. The Art Promotion Center guides applicants to apply for 1, 3 or 5 year projects. Which is why I’m making a 5 year project plan. I can apply for 1 and 3 year funding with the same paper.

What toggles how the brain samples information? Some data is clearly overdubbed and other re-written.

I think spam is a radar system of a sorts. It’s send through networks in intervals and where the areas where data gets clogged indicate the outlines of protected computer networks.