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Conor D. Ryan, photograph 2015

Welcome! This is still very much a work in progress.. but its on its way. Over time this will be populated with information, pictures, bibliographies and more. I will be gradually filling this blog with interesting projects, and photographs from various trips. I’ll be discussing ideas and concepts – both my own and others. There are a few interesting things in the pipeline.

You can find out more About Me, if you are interested in employing me or collaborating I will also be building up an online Curriculum Vitae. Bear with me while some content is under construction, but watch this space and feel free to browse my content. Here’s a rough description of the kind of content that you will find.

‘W1ld3rcard’ is a concept, a particular perspective. In card game the wildcard has potential capacity for change and become any card you want, adaptability and luck come with the cards. To extend that analogy to life only gets ‘wilder’. The number substitutions for the ‘i’ and ‘e’,the right ‘1’ and ‘trice the charm’ make 13 – the number of lunar cycles of the year: each associated with a different time for doing things. Some calendars, like the Chinese calendar still used today follow these cycles. Celestial events are something that I am very interested in learning about. Admittedly, my knowledge of the cosmos is small but  I do have an interest. It is something that I will post about later alongside other interests and ideas and places that I’m exploring

As you will read, my interests and hobbies include Art : This will include some of my own art: including paintings, murals, sketches, sculptures etc. I have an interest in different mediums including acrylic, coffee, inks, solvents, spraypaint, pen, wood, markers and more. As some say “A picture is worth a thousand words” so I’ll have to include a gallery. I have some interesting ideas for installations and concepts which I’ll be posting about in the future too.

Travel : Here, I am going to write a little about my experience traveling to a few different places, and include pictures of course. I will also be using this section to put down thoughts and plans for bigger trips in the future.

What I would consider a related section, though I plan to expand on it in much more detail so it warrants its own section. Ireland, Maps and History : This section will grow to be quite big, I don’t have much on this at the moment due to time constraints and a lot of the information that I want to work with being located on different devices, and several different directions in research. But do keep an eye on this in the future. I am interested in folklore, ancient ruins, castles, histories and more.  I am very open to any input here or information so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Academia : Here I am going to post some old college essays, any constructive criticism or information is welcome so feel free to weigh in in the comments section. I’ll be including other writings here in the future.

I’m also working on a separate blog for my current studies in Digital Humanities. C. Ryan’s Digital Humanities Blog : There is a range of subjects covered including issues around digital heritage, data gathering, 3D recording, attachment of metadata for searchability and much more.

In the Blog Post Archive you will find a variety different posts, some of which have to be filled in yet as this is a platform for ideas and a record of thought I guess. just bear in mind that everything has to start somewhere and I’ll be getting around to filling everything in eventually.

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