Category Archives: Art

On the visual arts

Fire escapes.

I love that fire escapes is a complete sentence.

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Turtles all the way down.

Last Saturday, Christina and I watched a reading of “Manahatta” by Mary Kathryn Nagle at the Public as part of their New Work Now! 2013 series. It’s a delightfully arch production, structured as a series of scenes between two time … Continue reading

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The world’s most prolific street photography collective.

Jon Rafman’s 9 eyes curates the work of the world’s most prolific street photography collective. via Evan Sharp

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Artisanal GIFs.

With broadband connections and high-definition YouTube and Hulu clips as prevalent as they are, why do people want to watch these relatively grainy, endlessly looping little videos? Part of the answer is that animated GIFs—soundless, coarsely textured, and powerless to … Continue reading

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Urban light.

Why did I only now learn this existed? It’s on my itinerary next time I’m in Los Angeles. (via GOOD)

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Not much else.

…certain brands, and bands, can so glammer the market that a mere 10 percent share is nothing short of ubiquitous. Apple is that good, Radiohead is, and not much else. The Apple Of Rock While I don’t buy the build-up … Continue reading

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A short history of production.

Magenta (Stencil duplicator, 1880) Cyan (Spirit duplicator, 1923) Black (Laser printer, 1969) Yellow (Inkjet printer, 1976) Just in Time, or A Short History of Production by Xavier Antin (via Kottke) Clever concept, beautifully executed.

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Storm king.

Go to Storm King Art Center before you die. Go this weekend before it closes for the winter. Go when we go in the spring, in the morning, with a picnic lunch. It’s in upstate New York. Plan to spend … Continue reading

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