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One-Eyed Teen With Cancer Is Told Her Appearance Is ‘A Slap in the Face to God’
“For some reason, the part that really floored me is the emoticon Emily uses online when she wants you to know she’s laughing or smiling:”
This might be the best educational diagram/gif I’ve seen.
(Source: peterfromtexas, via nickcrocker)
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
Pablo Picasso (via apoetreflects)
(Source: parkstepp, via artemisdreaming)
I think it’s very heartening for designers and engineers to see that, once more, it was a conceptual, creative, imaginative leap —one that required no particular funding, no particularly deep bench of experienced talent— that enabled this disruptive solution.
(707) Snapchat & the Path to the Personal - Meta is Murder - Quora
BE I’ve been thinking recently about artists who were huge stars in their day who disappeared, like Sir Frank Brangwyn.
GP Or Thomas Kinkade. At one point he was the richest artist in the world. He made schmaltzy pictures of woodland scenes with cottages but he never sold the originals. He had a massive print thing going, and they reckon at one point one in six houses in the States had a Thomas Kinkade print. But he’s never going to feature in any art history.
BE It’s funny, because in pop music that kind of career path would be completely acceptable. First of all, we deal only in reproductions and the original doesn’t matter – there’s no difference between the master tape and what you hear on the CD.
Brian Eno and Grayson Perry on how the internet taught us we are all perverts
Phenomenal conversation between two masters.
If an oil puddle is found on the factory floor, most companies would quickly get someone to clean it up before it causes an accident. At Toyota, they would quickly get someone to place warning cones and tape around the puddle, and then they would figure out where the puddle came from. Was a leaky forklift parked here? Does one of the pipes overhead have a leak? Is a nearby robot flinging a few drops of oil from it’s joints every minute? The oil puddle is a sign of a problem somewhere else, possibly a more important one, and you don’t clean it up until you’ve figured out where it came from and fixed the cause.
ceribus peribus, writing about his father’s experience working for Toyota. (via stevewyshywaniuk)
(Source: metafilter.com, via thebeeobee)
Ok I’m done. Sorry. Just really excited about this.
"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important."
-Gary Provost (I think)
What small change can I make to my writing, that increases the quality greatly? : AskReddit
Oh man. So good.
I’ve had this as my desktop for a few months now. It’s not true, but it’s ridiculously motivating.
Internetland v. Print v. Self
Yesterday I announced Internetland v. Print. a solo art show which includes three startups and hundreds of original print works. It started yesterday and will continue through Fall 2014.
You can read more about it on my site.
The list of New Things I’m trying to pull-off is hard to stomach. Some of them are new to everyone, and some are just new to me:
- Defining startups as art
- Introducing scrolls as a unique media format
- Defining and presenting myself as an artist
- Designing and filling a large gallery space with prints and sculpture
- Pitching a respectable NYC art gallery (or in the case of failure booking a pop-up shop)
- Raising over $350k from sponsors
- Hacking and giving away 1,000 tablets
- Launching three startups in 5 months
And since I have no funding or savings I’ll be trying to pull this off while I do full-time client work and support my family.
In frequent moments of honesty and paranoia, I feel ridiculous and foolish, caught in a loop of my own ambition.
It’s difficult to come to peace with.
Alan Watts teaches
"I do this in the same way that some birds are eagles and some doves, some flowers lilies and some roses."
Brian Eno empathizes
"I like the thrill of being somewhere where nobody else has been. Even if it’s quite trivial. It’s only art. It’s not very important but nonetheless I like the feeling of standing looking at something that nobody else has ever seen before. "
Good thoughts that I’m working to internalize.
I’m incredibly excited about the show and the work I’ll be producing for it, but the further along the path I get, the more I recognize that this effort is just as much about the pursuit of my own identity as it is about the art itself.
One way or another, I hope it’ll be interesting for you folks.
Thinking a lot about hardware these days. Man this is beautiful.
(via ryoji ikeda | exhibitions)