Archived entries for art
A fairly young, intelligent-looking man with long hair asked me whether filming or being filmed could do harm, whether it could destroy a person. In my heart the answer was yes, but I said no.
– Werner Herzog, Conquest of the Useless
“Where’d you grow up?”
“We’re growing up right now.”
NYC street photographer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York is the best photo weblog I’ve found in quite a while. I always feel a little better about the human race when I check out his posts.
Photo above was actually taken on the streets of Cambridge, MA. I assume Stanton is around Boston this week to document the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Via Amazon.com streaming. Thanks.
The Verge has an excellent article (including the interview about along with more text and images) on Survival Research Lab’s Mark Pauline.
The operatic scale and pyrotechnic intensity invites comparisons to Dante, Bosch, Cronenberg, Grand Guignol, Gotterdammerung, and Mad Max. “It’s as if several junkyards’ worth of our refuse had risen up to let out an immense collective scream,” wrote The Boston Globe’s Leighton Klein. With titles such as “An Explosion of Ungovernable Rage” and “Ghostly Scenes of Infernal Desecration” and “Further Explorations in Lethal Experimentation” and “A Calculated Forecast of Ultimate Doom: Sickening Episodes of Widespread Devastation Accompanied by Sensations of Pleasurable Excitement,” the shows — over 50 thus far, from San Francisco to Copenhagen to Tokyo — don’t so much confront audiences as assault them. The machines deliver a message: despite your safety, there are indeed things in this world that can kill you.
Rule No. 10: Revise, revise, revise. I cannot stress this enough. Revision is when you do what you should have done the first time, but didn’t. It’s like washing the dishes two days later instead of right after you finish eating. Get that draft counter going. Remove a comma and then print out another copy — that’s another draft right there. Do this enough times and you can really get those numbers up, which will come in handy if someone challenges you to a draft-off. When the ref blows the whistle and your opponent goes, “26 drafts!,” you’ll bust out with “216!” and send ’em to the mat.
From Colson Whitehead’s Rules for Writers at the NYT
IanniX is a graphical sequencer, open source for Windows, Linux, and OS X. Works with MIDI devices, a range of controllers (including Kinect), and software (Ableton Live, MaxMSP, PD, Processing, and more). Cool.
Create Digital Music has an interesting review.