The New Aesthetic: Facebook to build server farm... →
new-aesthetic: Facebook to build server farm on edge of Arctic Circle - Telegraph “The climate will allow them to just use only air for cooling the servers,” said Mats Engman, chief executive of the Aurorum Science Park, which is leading the push to turn the city into a ‘Node Pole’, luring in other…
Lives: Brian Sholis
“Brian Sholis is a writer, editor, and a Ph.D. candidate in the department of history at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. He is the co-editor of The Uncertain States of America Reader (Sternberg Press, 2006), an anthology of writing on recent art and politics. From 2004 to 2009 he was an editor at Artforum. He contributes regularly to that magazine, and his writing has...
themanningcompany: This is the GIF I contributed to Krystal South’s QR//ART event at The Portland Museum of Art.
Lindsay Howard: Reading list I made for the “Art... →
look-im-lucid: Reading list I made for the “Art of Curating” talk I’m giving to Jordan Tate’s “Internet Art” class at University of Cincinnati tomorrow: Texts “Why Browsing Is So Important for Content Discovery” by Laura Larsell http://mashable.com/2011/09/06/browsing-content-discovery/ … Very useful
Untitled Landscapes for Portable Media Players
1. A span of mountains that scrolls endlessly, peak to peak to peak. The green trunks of the slopes block up the bottom of the screen while the points come to triangles against a flat monochrome sky, some painted white for snow, other still green, yet others in brushed-on fall colors for the leaves changing. At the base of the mountains are small human settlements embedded intermittently in the...
Lives: Leigh Stein
“This is LEIGH STEIN’s first novel, although at 26 she is already an accomplished writer. A former New Yorker staffer and frequent contributor to its “Book Bench” blog, her poetry has been published in numerous journals, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and earned her Poets & Writers Magazine’s Amy Award. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches drama to public schoolchildren in...
Things I Learned About Ryder Ripps From Paddy...
A few things gleaned from Paddy Johnson’s profile of Internet art star Ryder Ripps for Print magazine: The only way to succeed on the interwebs is “honesty.” Ripps has “two Tumblr and three Twitter accounts,” which somehow doesn’t seem like nearly enough. He feels the emotional pull of Monster Energy advertising (who can deny those claw marks?) and is...
great writers are indecent people they live unfairly saving the best part for...– Charles Bukowski (via digginmypotatoes)
Words That Need to Be Invented
1. A word for being in tune with the internet, able to subconsciously predict your corner of the internet’s twists and turns in real time. To be in a zen-like state where you are aware of what someone will tweet the instant before they tweet it, and to foresee what will have significance and what won’t. This state can last as short as a minute, but extended periods of hours are also...
The Black Von Scrolls: Objet d'art from the... →
blackvon: Last week visiting my husband’s parents in Cambridge, England, I had the great luck of catching a sleepy exhibit, “Splendour & Power: Imperial Treasures from Vienna” at the Fitzwilliam Museum. A selection of this collection was on loan from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, where I … Great post on the signifiers of wealth and power, “from the original 1%.”...
Top 5 Art World Power Lists That Need to Be...
The newly-launched art vertical of the New York Observer, GalleristNY, has published a list of the “50 Most Powerful Women in the Art World,” a collection of lady artists, dealers, benefactors, curators, and museum directors. I thought I’d pitch in my own ideas for some art-world listicles that I feel are necessary and highly relevant. 1. Best 50 Boxed Wines Available in...
Man Bartlett: On Finances, Path, Olympus... →
manbartlett: Uh, so yesterday was a bit of a doozy. I was up at 6am, spent most of the day in the studio. I uploaded a new lino-cut, “Path” which is available over on my website. I also finished a drawing I’d been working on since April 2010; the rather epically titled and impossible to remember, “the… On being an artist, currently. Worth the read.
Little Brown Miscellanea: New Flickr assignment →
littlebrownmushroom: Readers of this blog might remember the series of Flickr assignments I did last year in conjunction with my exhibition From Here To There at the Walker Art Center. With the exhibition now moving to theEverson Museum in Syracuse, we’re now launching one more assignment: … Photography assignments from Alec Soth!
What if did picture recaps of Boardwalk Empire? Would that be awesome? (I think so.)