Saturday, March 12, 2016

The beginning of wisdom is...

Here's a great live performance of Dirty Smelly by KoMaRa. Their debut album was one of my faves from last year.

If you prefer your tunes a bit more mellow, here's a video teaser for the upcoming album from Eraldo Bernocchi and Shinkiro called In Praise of Shadows.

Maybe jazz is your thing. You'll want to check out this collection of early jazz legends, 1000 hours of music.

The Frank Stella retrospective is coming to The Modern so this article on Stella and his work is a nice appetizer. He's quoted as differentiating himself from the abstract expressionists by saying "Rather than having a painting full of gestures, the painting itself became a gesture."

Frank Stella, Kufa Gate, 1968. source
ikono TV is a new channel that lets you view art on your TV. You can see them on Vimeo too.

If you can teach a robot to paint, does that mean it's creative?

After the Big One is interesting reading about a fictional (but scientifically likely) huge earthquake in Portland.

If you didn't win the lottery last week, at least you can print your own (Monopoly) money.

Hooray for Colleyville for leading North Texas in annual charitable giving per capita.

A Star Wars geek made a fan film called Darth Maul: Apprentice and it's really really good.

The serious topic of sexual consent as captured in brief, 3D animated vids featuring genitalia: Project Consent.

Another serious topic as documented by the CIA in 1953: A Study of Assassination.

...the definition of terms. ~Socrates

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