This is how my mind works.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
...And:Ask me anything
…More on Pepper’s Ghost from the well named Phantasmechanics.
A Hill with a Hole : A. Brodsky & I. Utkin
More drawings in Brodsky and Utkin: The Complete Works.
woodcut by Howard Simon for ‘The Cherry Orchard’ by Chekhov
From Scalia’s dissent in LAWRENCE V. TEXAS back in 2003.
At least I know he’s having a terrible day. It makes me smile.
*Human Theremin with painted-on conductive ink.
Click through to Field & Stream for the full story and lots more pictures, but be warned, some of them are grisly:
The best way to untangle the pileup, Burke and Shields decided, was to sever the heads of two of the deer and remove their bodies; then the third deer would be removed intact, with the racks of the first two bucks still locked in its antlers.
(Hat tip to Radiolab listener Mercedes!)
This is now my house sigil.
Boards of Canada - Tomorrow’s Harvest Transmission.
Refractions of tomorrows youth.
…We’re all on the same page, here.
We walked several blocks to a massive metal building and took a rumbling elevator up five floors. Triggered by movement, the florescent lights above traced our progress through a maze of long sterile-white corridors, so bright it made my eyes ache. Nate found his unit. It was packed with repurposed boxes covered by images of fruit flies and fruit fly breeding equipment. Nate’s day job is to raise the insects for a cancer research laboratory.
“Oh God,” he cried, “I hope your manuscript is in there! Oh, Shit! There’s Death Bear stuff I know I wouldn’t have thrown out…”
“Like what?” I asked.
“A soldier,” Nate answered slowly, “gave me a bullet once… and implied that his girlfriend might have been killed in wartime. We met in a playground. I remember I started crying after I left him.”
Nate handed me a giant cartoon panda head and a chest protector. That was from the artist’s Punch Me Panda project where he invited angry strangers to pummel him. One by one, he passed armfuls of his half-wanted possessions to me - things not valuable enough to keep at hand and not worthless enough to throw away. I made a line with them, all the way down the corridor. Luckily, we were the only ones in the place. Every now and then, the lights cut out and we had to jump and wave our hands to turn them back on.
Jolie Holland - Springtime Can Kill You
…Your yearly reminder.
— Taken from a speech by Gertrude Stein at the University of Chicago. Recorded by Thornton Wilder in the introduction to Four in America (1947). (via stilleatingoranges)
Tumblr source: saintskissingbabies
Google Image Search reveals parallels with a nurse, and with the Virgin Mary. Perfect.
It’s not that the machine is smart or aesthetically discerning, not exactly. Rather, it’s that our themes are more consistent, more structural, than we even realize.
Time Based Artifacts (Series)
In Regards to an Earlier Conversation on Scan Lines (Imaginary Horizons)
Still image from a video of light produced by a flickering CFL bounced off a wall and captured through a defocused lens mounted to a DSLR.
"…4. We favor the simple expression of the complex thought. We are for the large shape because it has the impact of the unequivocal. We wish to reassert the picture plane. We are for flat forms because they destroy illusion and reveal truth.
5. It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. There is no such thing as a good painting about nothing. We assert that the subject is crucial and only that subject matter is valid which is tragic and timeless. That is why we profess spiritual kinship with primitive and archaic art…”