Saturday, March 1, 2014

A friend to all...

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde announced their upcoming album, Someday World, due out 05 May. Unfortunately, no audio samples yet. For music you can listen to right now, try Harold Budd's Perhaps. And, wajobu shares his thoughts on Nicholas Szczepanik's Not Knowing.

Things that make noise: A Beyonce soundboard and a Theremin.

Laura Watt, Untitled Circle Form 2, 2007. I have begun seeking out paintings that share attributes with my work. I call it mesh generation, artists call it reticulation.
You've all no doubt already seen this but here it is again. A California couple found 19th century gold coins buried on their property worth an estimated $10 million. Of course, our good friends at the IRS want half.

Speaking of treasures, did you know the U.S. Army has a collection of arms, uniforms, art and more at the Center of Military History?

Do you consider yourself an art expert? Can you tell the artist (choice of 2) from a swatch of painting? I got 12 of 15 right.

Let the Google Art Project take you inside the Clyfford Still Museum.

Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Before Sunrise, 1894-95. A lot of people don't get abstract painting. I offer this work as an example of the blurred line between figuration and abstraction. Dewing captures a moment in time - light, action, position, feeling - by revealing almost the minimal set of elements that stages this scene. It just takes squinting your eyes to remove figure leaving only form and color.
The science of art restoration is anything but low tech. Combine it with works by Mark Rothko and a reference to C.P. Snow's The Two Cultures and you have a nice read.

It's  been a while since I posted any craft pr0n but here's a nice video about urishi, Japanese lacquerware.

And lest we start taking ourselves too seriously, have a look at We Go To The Gallery, a faux-children's book that satirizes the hell out of modern art.
A tiny zircon crystal has been found to be the oldest piece of the Earth with an age of 4.4 billion years. Keep in mind that the earth was a molten ball of goo only 4.5 billion years ago.

Did you miss it too? On 11 Sep 2013 at 20:07 GMT a boulder-sized meteor impacted the moon creating the brightest lunar explosion ever recorded (it would have been visible to the naked eye).

I want someone to buy a Muwi lawnmower and invite me over to watch it work.

This photo of a Lockheed P-3 Orion deserves to win some sort of award.
Color film of the WWII air war.

Someone wants to split California into six states.

Politicians are a despicable breed and, unfortunately, Fort Worth's own congressman, Joe Barton, seems to be right up there with the best of them. According to Time magazine Barton said that wind energy wasn't a good idea because wind is a finite resource and using it to generate power would cause temperatures to rise (because the earth's overall wind flow would slow down). I'm beginning to think members of congress should have to pass an exam (i.e. be licensed) before they can serve regardless of votes. Or maybe they have to pass a test (and publish their score) in order to get on the ballot.

Want to fund Big Ass Rainbow, a Kickstarter-based art book about butts?

Thank God the eyeball is the only part of the chicken we don't eat. (Unless you're in China, then all bets are off.) Scientists discovered disordered hyperuniformity, a new state of matter found only (so far) in chicken eyes.

How do you make food healthier? Shit in it, of course. Scientists make yummy sausage using baby poo. Equally odd and coincidentally timed is BiteLabs and their celebrity meats. a friend to none. ~Aristotle (Arresting in its simplicity and implication.)

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