Category Archives: Making a whole new thing

A Series about Learning, Part 2. Lessons from a dog who sings and plays the piano: imagination and mimicry.

In my last post, we saw how Halo, a dog, learned to play pool despite major evolutionary physical limits: lack of hands, not having evolved the ability to stand on two legs for very long without support. Despite these limits, … Continue reading

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Follow Up on the Unwieldy Beast

Here is a follow up on the Unwieldy Beast video in a prior post. The trailer, not the video, is posted on You Tube. I’m embedding it here (hopefully) and then I’ll make a few comments. In the movie itself, … Continue reading

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The story of the Unwieldy Beast

By accident, I discovered a video about Gary Frank Skaggs, a musician from San Francisco, who took an old junk Aeolian piano and completely rebuilt it. Then he attached it to a hot dog vendor’s bicycle, and created what he … Continue reading

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