Basically - B-Ro and Ava (Up All Night) ♪ The casting of Jorma Taccone as the cool hipster on “Girls” is kind of brilliant.
James Petralli - "Alison" →
James Petralli’s (of White Denim) take on Elvis Costello’s “Alison” is a real gem. It sounds like something you find in you parents’ vinyl collection. Or just an almost hit you’d find on some blog dedicated to lost classics. There’s something in the production that yearns for history so bad, I can’t help but really like it. With the risk of repeating...
Social Media's Small, Positive Role in Human... →
greenteasession: “It’s just one factor in modern life that can increase connection in a world divided by the vagaries of capitalism, the disengagement of television, and the isolation of suburban sprawl…” This is very good. And so obvious, once someone noticed it. Being connected, always online, and how that is bringing us further away from “Reality” (see my last post on Colbert)...
I’m writing an article on user generated culture at the moment, right now focusing on Wikipedia, and stumbled on this clip from 2006. It’s odd, because it feels strangely current, but not in its original sense. Then, I guess Coldbert was mocking the wisdom of crowds and what truth is. Now, this has turned meta. It’s not so much about knowledge and truth versus trolling as it is...
Battle for the internet | Technology | The... →
lukesimcoe: The Guardian’s lengthy series about the future of internet freedom/control is excellent. Kudos to them for covering it in such depth.
The “Cloud Terrace” at Dumbarton Oaks
Recommended: Michael Silverblatt talks to Joan... →
[Michael Silverblatt] is just one of the most earnest and intelligent and appreciative and kind of whispery people you’ll ever hear talking about books. I’ve heard one a couple of months ago that I’ve gone back to 3 or 4 times and it is his interview with Joan Didion about her most recent book Blue Nights. And this interview is so intense, because Silverblatt’s voice is always this kind of hush...
If one term embodies the paradoxical and contradictory character of...– Our Weirdness Is Free - Triple Canopy
New fashion journal: Fashion, Style, & Popular... →
Think this is the 3rd email on new fashion journals I’ve received this month (one on Men’s fashion as well for example). Maybe being a fashion scholar isn’t as weird as I thought (I am one).
Blue Sphere: Battles - FACT Mix 325 (Download)... →
norbertschiegl: Tracklist: Boredoms – Super You Hudson Mohawke – Costas unreleased Hudson Mohawke – Silver unreleased Hudson Mohawke – Zebrasss unreleased The Alchemist – Chemical Warfare (instrumental) The Alchemist – More Like Us (instrumental) The Field – Looping State Of Mind (Junior Boys remix)… Ah yeah
Three Things re Instagram
rawkblog: imageobjecttext: This discussion makes me a bit sad. Two things mixed together to form confusion. I think very few of Instagram users would speak of “art” as they take a picture (as mentioned above). But to me, it is an almost condescending view of every practice not striving to be art or even artistic. We use, produce and consume images in quite a number of ways today. To try to fit...
10 Google Products You (Probably) Never Knew... →
Google Food. Google Love. Google Sleep. Google Life. (Art, Books, Images, and obviously, everything else, were already taken).
Three Things re Instagram
rawkblog: markrichardson: 1) Instagram has always kind of bothered me, though it has been used for many images I’ve enjoyed. It’s hard for me to accept that these shared and widely understood ideas of beauty and poignancy as rendered through specific “distressed” visual cues are something that a few computer programmers have written perfect algorithms for. I mean, it’s too good. It works too...
mythologyofblue: because I prayed this word: I want -Sappho, fragment translated by Anne Carson
What is the labour encoded in Instagram? It’s easy to see. Every “user” of...– Instagram as an island economy (11 Apr., 2012, at Interconnected) There you have it: a generalized economic theory of social networks. I haven’t formed an opinion on this yet. But there are some interesting notes here.
It’s creepy because it seems designed to eliminate all the parts of life that...– Google’s New Glasses And The War On Serendipity : Monkey See : NPR Yes. On a curiosity/futuristic cyborg level, I’m intrigued. But as an everyday instrument, I’m critical to most things promising efficiancy when (or where) no one asked for it. Very much like the discussion...
MenstrualPSYCHE: Dior Selects Raf Simons to... →
menstrualpsyche: On Wednesday, the Paris fashion house will announce that Raf Simonswill take over immediately as artistic director, replacing John Galliano, who was fired from Dior last year following anti-Semitic remarks. His first collection is planned for July at the fall haute couture shows. The… I knew it!
Being bored is a kind of diagnostic for the gap between what you might be...– Clay Shirky, brilliant as ever, on the future of reading. (via explore-blog) Not sure I follow yet, but food for thought, as always.
new-aesthetic: “We found love in a Coded Space.” A talk by James Bridle from LIFT, February 2012. This is not far off from what I do. But with words. It kind of freaked me out.
It’s a historical hiccup in the history of learning,” said Rich Halverson, a...– In the Digital Age, Welcoming Cell Phones in the Class | MindShift (via infoneer-pulse)