1. I am Sparticus. I am McLovin’. I am John McLean. I am Morpheus. 250 Movie introductions. Simple. Awesome. http://bit.ly/c4wWar 2. A photographer/grandson decided to cheer up his sad 91-year-old grandmother this wayhttp://bit.ly/9ICTFH 3. Although Florence Nightingale is most known for her compassion, her longest lasting contribution was her innovation in the realm of data...
by Pablo Neruda(English Translation by Robert Bly) It so happens I am sick of being a man. And it happens that I walk into tailorshops and movie houses dried up, waterproof, like a swan made of felt steering my way in a water of wombs and ashes. The smell of barbershops makes me break into hoarse sobs. The only thing I want is to lie still like stones or wool. The only thing I want is to see no...
Sucede que me canso de ser hombre. Sucede que entro en las sastrerías y en los cines marchito, impenetrable, como un cisne de fieltro Navegando en un agua de origen y ceniza. El olor de las peluquerías me hace llorar a gritos. Sólo quiero un descanso de piedras o de lana, sólo quiero no ver establecimientos ni jardines, ni mercaderías, ni anteojos, ni ascensores. Sucede que me canso de mis pies y...
1. A brilliant little idea and the best use of animated gifs EVER http://bit.ly/bLvhH7 2. A NYU professor of photography is going to embed a camera in the back of his head for a year, and program it to take pictures once a minute. A project he calls Third Eyehttp://on.wsj.com/bqfF9I 3. I didn’t know you could do those things on a bike. Any one know what this kinda biking is called?...
Never complain and never explain.– Benjamin Disraeli (via absea)
ABOUT THIS PROJECT The Bluefields School of Music is seeking support to produce professional quality CDs featuring the first graduates from our young artists program, and their teachers from the older generation of musicians. The music has been recorded, mixed, and mastered, and all we need to do is press the album.
Kickstarter - Moveable Type: cross-country... →
paperbits: My plan is to build a mobile print shop in the back of an old delivery truck. Within these tight quarters, I’ll create an efficient and fully functional shop, with a small table top press for printing smaller work, and a larger proof press, capable of printing larger posters. Pledged.
The Truth the Dead Know
by Anne Sexton For my Mother, born March 1902, died March 1959 and my Father, born February 1900, died June 1959 Gone, I say and walk from church, refusing the stiff procession to the grave, letting the dead ride alone in the hearse. It is June. I am tired of being brave. We drive to the Cape. I cultivate myself where the sun gutters from the sky, where the sea swings in like an...
Stowe Boyd: Social Cognition, From Defrag →
stoweboyd: [These are more or less the notes I used to prepare for the talk at Defrag today.] It probably is no surprise to you that all known human cultures have language, music, and dance. And yes, puns. Even deaf people have puns. These are human universals, along with a bunch of others. If you…
by Han Dong (韩东) NEON SIGN unable to sleep, I open my eyes in the dark, the shape of a window so I sit up in bed. look (I tell myself) outside the sky is gloomy even blacker are the distant treetops in the air above them, there’s a neon sign flashing quietly in synch with the glow of my cigarette it’s a line of words. it says: “I LOVE YOU”
1. This artist goes on a helicopter ride over a city, then lands and draws the whole thing from memory http://bit.ly/d08YFL 2. Looking through facebook statuses and relationship statuses in aggregate gives us: key breakup times http://bit.ly/c3mTo6 3. WTF!? A series of WTF moments http://bit.ly/ccGrjF 4. Like the famous Mole People of the Lower Eastside in Manhattan, there are people living...
The best way to complain is to make things.– James Murphy
1. Public art is an amazing enterprise, and when it is in one of my favorite Manhattan parks (I’ll definitely get Madison Square Park and this installation as a backdrop in our next 5 things Travel Edition) and made by an electrical engineer, it is one of my favorite thingshttp://bit.ly/dqMsU5 2. There is a scene in the Alexandria Quartet that this underwater sculpture garden invokes,...
por Federico García Lorca La aurora de Nueva York tiene cuatro columnas de cieno y un huracán de negras palomas que chapotean las aguas pordidas. La aurora de Nueva York gime por las inmensas escaleras buscando entre las aristas nardos de angustia dibujada. La aurora llega y nadie la recibe en su boca porque allí no hay mañana ni esperanza posible: a vaces las mondeas en enjambres furiosos...
1. These high school kids reciting Gertrude Stein’s “Patriarchal Poetry” (and his awesome explanation about sound and meaning after their recitation) do a super fantastic job with it http://bit.ly/8XaHzh 2. An incredible project, How I explain it to my parents, wherein abstract artists try to explain to their parents what it is that they do http://bit.ly/baKgsc 3. Young Me,...