… It is especially by our “likes and dislikes” that we cut ourselves off from...– Lewis Hyde. The Lucky Find. Trickster Makes This World. (via seeyoulateraggregator)
Steve Lambert on the downside of crowd funding the... →
Very interesting, thought-provoking post.
The Free Network Foundation isn’t interested in pushing for increased government...– A Telecom-Independent Internet, Tested at Occupy Wall Street, for Just $2,000 | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0. Wrote this. (via stryker)
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The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write,...– Alvin Toffler (via brianlucid)
Topics like linear algebra, topology, graph theory, and machine learning are...– Math for Makers (via paperbits)
To the same degree as I dislike those pretentious professions of faith by...– Pierre Bourdieu, The Rules of Art (via robert-brydie)
A Surge in Learning the Language of the Internet -... →
I actually came to the conclusion that thinking is not something done by a...– Bookforum talks with David Graeber (via rumagin) Wait you missed out on everything that happened after Nietzsche, Graeber; that’s not anything new… (via hodos-ano-kato)
explore-blog: Free the Network – fantastic documentary by Brian Anderson and Erin Lee Carr about the Occupy Wall Street, focusing on the movement’s “freedom towers” and a 21-year-old hacktivist’s quest to build the ultimate peer-to-peer mesh network.
Reza Ali » OMG →
tulpinspiration: My interpretation of the emoticon “OMG” for Samsung’s Noteworthy Project: noteworthyproject.com/ These images were created by an interactive real-time audio reactive visual application, written in Processing. The algorithm behind the structure and aesthetics of the visuals borrows behaviors from nature, i.e. flocking, magnetism, and ant line formations. The visuals are...
Don’t be bored, don’t be lazy, don’t be trivial, and don’t be proud. The...– Frank O’Hara, from an interview in What’s With Modern Art? quoted by Buongiorno. Much of our technological and cultural labor is driven not by our interest in ending death or securing the safety of the species, but by our desire to take the attention of others —against their will and without their...
robotcalmingnews: Kinect Conception : Modulus
I like talking about things that’ll work. I like talking about genuine...– “Genuine outbreaks of the future” (via iamdanw)
Alan Lomax's Massive Archive Goes Online →
nprfreshair: This is awesome Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. Now thousands of the songs and interviews he recorded are available for free online, many for the first time. It’s part of what Lomax envisioned for the collection — long before the age of the Internet. Related: Alan Lomax on Fresh Air
willrichardson: Really thought-provoking talk from danah boyd, primarily about how in the competition for attention we want to promote fear, and that social media perpetuates this. The general text for the talk is also worth the read. Here’s one rather long snip that gets to the heart: In the 1970s, the scholar Herbert Simon argued that “in an information-rich world, the wealth of information...
valdez: You Have a Computer in You (by Aaron Valdez) Here’s the 2-channel installation I made for Ann Arbor Film Festival presents 50 SCREENS. Each channel is displayed on 10ft. wide HDTVs in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library at the University of Michigan.
The Importance of Forgetting (NPR) →
psychotherapy: via On Point with Tom Ashbrook: We talk so much about memory. Not losing it. Enhancing it. Diving into it. Working through it. Sometimes, says a raft of new science, it’s better to just forget. Forgetting, it turns out, may be a key part of mental health, mental hygiene. Sigmund Freud said deal with it. Dive into that repressed stuff. Work it out. Work it through. Tony...
It is only very recently that the ability to forget has become a prized skill.– Bill Viola “Will There be Condominiums in Data Space?” 1982. I think forgetting is important in terms of technological change. Duke professor Cathy Davidson , in her book “Now You See It”, suggests that todays students today need to be able to Learn Forget Re-learn. When was the last time I...
CALL FOR VIDEO ART: English/Spanish UNDER THE... →
meinwelt: CALL FOR VIDEO ART: English/Spanish UNDER THE SUBWAY VIDEOART NIGHT at Local Project Art Space in New York. Second edition, 2012. Saturday, May 26, 2012 7:00pm until 10:00pm Terms and conditions: - All artists can participate without consideration of nationality or age. - Works can be individual or groups projects . - Works must be dated after 2009. - Only one piece per artist or...
Lewis Hyde on Theft →
austinkleon: Adapted from Trickster Makes This World: Frederick Douglass, the American slave, stole two big things when he was young. He stole himself out of slavery, and he stole his literacy. Forbidden all access to books, the young Douglass acquired his A B C’s from white boys on the streets of Baltimore and from the pages of a Bible he found in the trash. In the old myths, when a...