Fantasies of imminent human extinction are one comforting if futile response to...– John Michael Greer at Archdruid Report. The Pleasures of Extinction (via protoslacker)
Rafael Fajardo: epistemes: “In 1927, Werner... →
epistemes: “In 1927, Werner Heisenberg showed that uncertainty is inherent in quantum mechanics. It is impossible to simultaneously measure certain properties of a particle—position and momentum. In the quantum world, matter can take the form of either particles or waves. Fundamental elements…
Why is the generative principle gaining importance? Sure, the tools are...– Generation – W:Blut
Some of the most consistent innovators of the modern era have also been among...– Thomas Frank on the bullshittery of the “creativity” industry (Thx, jndevereux!)
WFTM: Suffering With a Smile by KPunk99 →
tsparks: Here are few of the last paragraphs from an article on the contemporary state of work. Well worth reading the entire piece if you work for a living and give a shit about where we are headed as a society. From Mark Fishers “Suffering with a smile”. ;The subjugatory libidinal forces that draw…
Literature is a vast forest and the masterpieces are the lakes, the towering...– Roberto Bolaño, 2666 (via interruptions) I’m the puddles (via adornoble)
Then in the late 18th century, the idea was openly formulated that true art...– be sure to read the damning conclusion: Damien Hirst is the perfect artist for the cosy world of Desert Island Discs | Art and design | guardian.co.uk (via sympathyfortheartgallery)
By absorption I mean engrossing, engulfing completely, engaging, arresting...– Charles Bernstein Perelman: “These two sets of oppositions differentiate persuasive writing from writing that foregrounds its own formality; Bernstein’s allegiance is to the side of the binary less valued by conventional poetics. But it is not a rigorous commitment. The very idea of an invariable...
altidude: Over at Valleywag, Sam Biddle shares my estimation of Yahoo’s scheme to “buy your way to popularity” in a piece called “A Brief History of Yahoo Buying and Ruining Things”
inambientia: A ten-minute excerpt of William Basinski’s forthcoming “Nocturnes,” which will be released on June 25th.
There is a crucial difference between the human condition and Russian roulette:...– David Deutsch (2011)
That’s the nature of any creative activity — you’re mostly going to be rejected.– The New Yorker’s Bob Mankoff at a recent TED salon. When Mankoff quit psychology school in 1997 to become a cartoonist, he submitted 2,000 cartoons to the New Yorker that year. Of them, 2,000 were rejected. Today, he is the magazine’s cartoon editor. Pair with the fantastic Fail Safe and Ray...
There’s this myth that designers aspire to be artists. No — designers aspire to...– Paola Antonelli, MoMA’s Senior Curator of Architecture and Design, echoes Bruno Munari at a recent TED salon titled “Design Is Everywhere.” Antonelli’s most recent book, Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects, based on her MoMA exhibition of the same name, is...
Jugaad is a Hindi word that loosely translates as ‘the gutsy art of overcoming...– (via mossonrust) compare with “rasquache” and “MacGyver”. contrast with “wabe sabe”? oh, and “arte povera”… (via rafaelfajardo) for Rafael’s prompt.
You mean the generation that paid three times as much for college to enter a job...– When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials arent’ buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”)
Yahoo Now Linked With Tumblr Deal →
teachingliteracy: fastcompany: Where is Yahoo turning its attention to now? AllThingsD reports that Marissa Mayer is eyeing Tumblr with hopes to land some sort of deal, be it an acquisition or a percentage stake. More… uh-oh.
Being exploited is no longer enough. The nature of labour now is such that...– Mark Fisher (via hr-stasistuff)
Jugaad is a Hindi word that loosely translates as ‘the gutsy art of overcoming...– (via mossonrust)
ADHD is a fictitious disease– Leon Eisenberg, “The Father/Inventor Of ADHD”, on his deathbed (via ronenreblogs) Too many people tell me that they suffer from ADHD when, to me, they suffer from the consequence of bad design. Are you familiar with the Social construct theory of ADHD?: ADHD as a social construct  ...
We live today not in the digital, not in the physical, but in the kind of...– MoMA’s Paola Antonelli, mastermind of Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects, at a recent TED salon titled “Design Is Everywhere.” (via explore-blog) so specific with the type of soup.
Oh transparent hallucination, superimposition of image on image, mirage of...– Stan Brakhage from Metaphors on Vision (via ladysalamandre)
Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by...– Stan Brakhage from Metaphors on Vision (via ladysalamandre)