Thanks to the brilliant artwork of Kelly Goeller (http://kellotron.com ) and the designer at the press, The Emergence of the Digital Humanities now has a cover design! As I posted earlier, for me nothing captures the perceived eversion of the digital into the physical better than this iconic piece, Pixel Pour, and especially since its own history and construction as a work of street art reminds us of the ineluctable materialities of both digital and physical in the world around us.
Picasso claimed it to be a product of Cubist influence. Others attributed it as a play on the abstract chaos of Italian Futurist art. Vorticists from Britain, on the other hand, actually participated in the concept’s development, with movement artists such as Edward Wadsworth contributing some 2,000-odd designs for ship patterns.
Regardless of its roots, dazzle camouflage is arguably one of the most strikingly aesthetic tools of war ever employed. Shapes and stripes decorated along the outer surfaces of merchant and war vessels were intended to confuse enemy submarines of a “dazzle ship’s” exact nautical position. Beautiful, stunning, and, in practice, terrifying, it was a rare occurrence where art was the technology and war became a medium.
I know y’all are joking but Robert Glück does interesting things with Baudrillard in his poetics writings, like undermining the cynicism and scorn B has for simulacra and fabricated subjectivity
as much as people get down on Baudrillard his work is definitely useful, and does some interesting things although there are problematic parts.
Wearing a neuro-headset, Thinker Thing’s George Laskowsky has done the unimaginable. He has thought an object into existence. From the sound of it, this is something that just can’t happen. It is a power reserved not for man, but for the gods. And yet this little orange robotic-looking arm was created by the power of a human brain.
Well, that and a whole lot of software — and a 3D printer. So the object in question didn’t just wink into existence when Laskowsky thought of it. Unless, that is, you look at the event in the right light.
Here’s how the whole thing works: First you strap on the EPOC headset, built by Emotiv. Then the Thinker Thing program starts, showing you a display of a very basic shape. Next, as you watch, the object begins to mutate and evolve. (via Dreaming up reality: 3D printed objects created by your mind | DVICE)
Cicero, circa 43 BC (via amandaonwriting)
“The recency illusion is the belief or impression that something is of recent origin when it is in fact long-established.”
This is in my head on a weekly basis.
I’m anti-dear for people you don’t know. Nothing wrong with holding strangers dear, but … they’re probably not.
Screenshot from: ICIJ - Stash Your Cash (2013)
All the fun of embezzling money off-shore, without any of the risk! (For real, though: this is a very novel way of explaining a complicated phenomena. Great approach to journalism.)
Communism, Hypnotism, and the Beatles.
Anti-Beatles pamphlet, 1965 (via Dangerous Minds)
Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot and killed by James Earl Ray outside the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
King’s last public appearance was the previous night; he made a speech in which he said the following:“We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop…And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.”