backleftlitz: Texting →
backleftlitz: 1. Two people are sitting in a room, across a table from each other. For the purposes of distinction: one of them is wearing a “ten-gallon” cowboy hat, and the other one is wearing glasses that he does not really need. So the ten-gallon hat guy says to glasses guy “Hey man, wanna catch Super 8…
“Twitter for Newsrooms is a bit redundant for me because Twitter is my...– Alexia Tsotsis (via soupsoup)
The Black Von Scrolls: 100 Tweets in hand typeset... →
blackvon: THE PROJECT In September 2010 I began collecting tweets written by people I follow on Twitter. By early December I was in the print studio typesetting the tweets by hand for letterpress, and just finished up last week. Here were my rules: only one tweet per author, no links, no… Featuring one of my Tweets.
backleftlitz: Suburban Kids Coming Home From... →
backleftlitz: Last Sunday a couple thousand kids packed their belongings into parents’ cars and vans bought on the cheap in college towns, driving through the night into whatever else the summer held for them. One kid got in as the sun was rising and briefly forgot his garage’s security code and then… You should read this post, it’s super good. Cool writing as always.
Critically Limp, Part II →
Christian Holland responds to my response to his criticisms of my Chihuly review. You write, “I’d never want anyone to go into an exhibition not expecting a critical angle.” So why does it not bother you that the Chihuly failed to have a critical angle on the artist’s work? A show can be entertaining as well as critical. I don’t care that the Chihuly show was entertaining,...
Critically Limp →
Christian Holland charges that my review of Dale Chihuly’s show at the Boston MFA is misjudged because I expect the show to have critical content as well as spectacle. Christian seems to say that I shouldn’t even go into the show expecting it to have an intellectual angle; the Chihuly is just meant for the “people that go to museums once a year” who apparently don’t...
The Sound of Snow Falling
cablegramlite: ‘Take a tape of the sound of snow falling. This should be done in the evening. Do not listen to the tape. Cut it and use it as strings to tie gifts with.’ -Yoko Ono, from Snow Piece (Tape Piece III), 1963.
Maybe it’s time for a Facebook “Important” button to go next to the “Like”...– Eli Pariser on human editors as contextualizers and arbiters of importance, one of 7 things they do that algorithm’s don’t. A related must-read exclusive interview with Pariser on information curation and what he calls “the filter bubble.” (via curiositycounts) Very interesting thought.