New Years resolution : Improve the filters on my information and attention.
dezunne: That whole TSA thing I find very aggravating. I mean, it’s never going to stop. When in history, without some horrible negative development, have people gone, “you know what? This whole tree we’ve been barking up is crazy and ineffective. Let’s just be realistic about this.” It’s just going to become more draconian and crazy by the day. That whole situation, along with so many other...
School of Everything: Unplugged!
tonyhall: School of Everything returns for 2010. We start the year with a discussion about Ivan Illich and the future of the university, led by School of Everything co-founder Dougald Hine. on Jan 6
Even medieval serfs worked fewer hours, and at a slower pace, than modern...– How to Drop Out (via sturob)
It's hard to change a little. It's much easier to...
1000reasonsnottostartmakingart: ronenreblogs: plpatterns: When you try to change a little, your old mindset still has its old values and attachments, and you inevitably slide back into your old groove. But when you change enough to create a new mindset, you can free yourself from your old way of looking at things and create a new groove. Mmh, not sure I needed this. Rings true though. ...
Generation Bubble: Me TV - Let a Thousand... →
standardgrey: towerofsleep: Blogging and so on are forms of immaterial labor that complement the mass media rather than competing or subverting them. More important, the distinction between amateur and professional in the field of media is becoming irrelevant. An amateur production that could disrupt the flow of mass-media spectacles, stand apart from it and call it into question,appear as...
Nature > Money
michaelborja: commondense: We are richer than we have ever been in what money represents: goods, services, resources, labor, education, transportation, technology. We are genius, we are intelligent. In fact, I think we can afford to pay people just to think. We have outgrown the math equation of money. We have more of what money represents than we’ve ever had in history. But the...
The perfect case in point is that of metadata. There’s a word you hear a lot on...– Ben Hammersley from his musings on e-books (via chrbutler) (via infoneernet)
15 Reasons To Live For The Next 10 Years - utopia... →
gouachegalatea: whisperoftheshot: The 2000s left us feeling battered, but the 2010s are looking awesome. Thanks to recent scientific research and an explosion of cultural interest in science fiction, there are at least 15 brilliant reasons to stick around for another decade. Well, I guess I can try…
Through the mind we must go to God. What a crippling misfortune.– Rimbaud (via roundmyskull) (via crashinglybeautiful)
The Process Ep. 13 - Johnston Foster on Vimeo (via Vimeo) Johnston is a great guy. I’ve enjoyed many conversations in passing with him in the last few months.
John Wiese →
I was at Calarts at the time he was pursuing a design degree. I’ve started getting into his more recent glitchy, noise work.
It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure. ~ Clay Shirky– About via The Daily Curator - Top stories and discussions, smart crowd sourced, with editorial finish. I hope this is the future in 2010. (via bettyann)
The Sound Projector - The Sound Projector music... →
Great experimental music magazine , site, and radio show.
Illegal Art →
Geeta Dayal — The Original Soundtrack →
My recommended art based tumblr blogs
artlistpro: Based on frequency, relevancy and getting to know some of these folk’s posts over a length of time. I am also guilty of developing the “tumblr crush” on a couple of people. Anways, if you are looking for posts about art in this social platform, I enjoy the following list for many reasons. (One of the most important is crediting the artist / gallery in the post) thedailywhat (ok,...
Contemporary art trends over the next decade →
artlistpro: Identifying recent art trends is tough enough – we can’t see the forest for the trees, so to speak. Everything around us is so different and madly off in all directions, but art trends emerge…
Open isn’t so open anymore « Connectivism →
four7s: This is a great internal debate about the ‘openness’ of open education and what that really means. Thanks to Adrienne for sharing this!
Pipilotti Rist .|. A la belle etoile .|. 2007 on Vimeo (via Vimeo)
// psychic communication 2 // on Vimeo (via Vimeo) by VOLKAN ERGEN
Surface on Vimeo (via Vimeo) by sam spreckley
dead SEEquences - Fabio Scacchioli on Vimeo (via Vimeo) by Fabio Scacchioli
Free eBooks: Great Books on Your PC, iPhone &... →
The Work of the Moving Image in the Age of its Digital Corruptibility
disambiguity » Ambient Intimacy →
commonplacing & the modern longue durée - library... →
Critics will tell you that with all of your clicking and linking, your blogging and tweeting, you’re fragmenting not only text, but yourself. And yet the work of breaking literature into pieces and stitching it together again was a germinal practice of the modern literary consciousness—one belied by the commodity book and consumerist reading, which are quite late projections.
thisworldwemustleave: Elle Mehrmand is a performance/new media artist and musician who uses the body, electronics, video, photography, sound and installation within her works. She is the singer and trombone player of Assembly of Mazes, a music collective who create dark, electronic, middle eastern, rhythmic jazz rock. Elle is currently an MFA candidate at UCSD, and received her BFA in art...
Getting in bed on cold late nights the feel of my 4 year old son Kai’s body heat almost moves me to tears…then he kicks off the covers.
5 Impressive Real-Life Google Wave Use Cases →
Google Wave, i haven’t given up on you. Just getting a handle on something else right now.
Most mortals are conscious that a split often occurs between their present...– John Dewey, “Art as Experience” (via lethebashar) (via crashinglybeautiful)
[A society] free to borrow and build upon the past is culturally richer than a...– Lawrence Lessig (via aberjona)
Making art in the now world -- latimes.com →
A super-list on the future curated by... →
chrbutler: (First presented in his lecture at the “Where do we go from here?” symposium at the Louisiana Museum during the UN climate conference in Copenhagen.)
Objects exist and if one pays more attention to them than to people, it is...– Jean-Luc Godard (via snakecharmer) (via fuckyeahjeanlucgodard)
We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to fear— fear of war, fear of...– -Hunter S. Thompson (via earlyfrost) (via montycantsin) (via pareidoliac) (via notational) Fear that is unfortunately well-founded; fear that I try uselessly to disregard daily. The “bad debts” aspect is most terrifying, seeing as I am required to go into massive debt to get an education...
Our focus on cultural bits doesn’t mean we are neglecting the larger picture....– Tyler Cowen (via instantplasticmaybe)
We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to fear— fear of war, fear of...– -Hunter S. Thompson (via earlyfrost) (via montycantsin) (via pareidoliac)
The Ethics of Thinking
pareidoliac: montycantsin: “The ethics of thinking lies in the opposite direction of reducing difference to common forms; we think when we differentiate. This is why, for Deleuze, we cannot base ethics on a common image of ‘man’ or ‘human nature.’ We cannot limit who or what we might become by any image of what we already are.” — Claire Colebrook
Zen Principles of Aesthetics
sympathyfortheartgallery: steampoweredmedia: ckck: FUKINSEI (imbalanced) Asymmetry, odd numbers, irregularity, unevenness, imbalance is used as a denial of perfection as perfection and symmetry does not occur in nature. KANSO (simple) Elimination of ornate and things of simplicity by nature expresses their truthfulness. Neat, frank and uncomplicated. KOKOU (austere) Basic, weathered bare...
People make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do...– -Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (via redguard)(via fyeahsocialism) (via earlyfrost)
Blogging, With Pictures!
rrose-cestlavie: bringthebeards: charlie2010: I received an email today from a lovely girl called Maddy, telling me about an equally lovely project that she’s doing this year called the indieVISUAL Journal Challenge. Basically, it asks anyone who’s even slightly artistically inclined (i.e. you know what a pen is and how to hold one) to draw a picture to represent your day, every day, for an...