Headed off on vacation
The beat [just the beat] on this Gucci Mane / Neptunes song will be my vacation musical mantra. I’m going to pause personal blogging for vacation and a bit after. I’ve been at my new job for a year and a half and have developed some thoughts so I might go back to professional blogging for a bit. In the interim, I leave you with this awesome blog post, found via TellApart’s Dr....
Alex Zachary Pete Currie Gallery
Shouts for their write-up in NYTimes on recent Jordan Wolfson show: “Animation, masks,” the 12-minute 29-second film that is the entirety of Jordan Wolfson’s New York gallery debut, has the hallmarks of a classic. It rejuvenates appropriation art through the incisive use of digital animation, achieving an intensity that rivets the ear and the eye while perturbing the mind. … Its only...
1) One to one 2) One to many 3) Many to many 4) This: One of my favorite parts of Twitter is watching two accounts converse semi-privately save for the Venn Diagram intersection of the two follower accounts.
Pinterest et al
I created a Pinterest account to get a sense for what the site/community feels like. Successful socially-oriented content platforms like Pinterest, Hype Machine, Tumblr, Svpply, Instagram all achieve a magic alchemy between three interrelated factors: 1) The presentation layer aka the experience of the website/app 2) The audience/community 3) What the community chooses to share in that...
Feminism & Pinterest
Interesting article by Nathan Jurgenson. Its a very interesting time to be doing a sociology PhD…. Hat tip to rock star TellApart employee Sree for tweeting this. The basic premise of article: We can view Pinterest from “dominance feminist” and “difference feminist” perspectives to both highlight this major division within feminist theory as well as frame the debate about Pinterest...
Notable male authors smoking
Bukowski Amis Thompson Hitchens
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of...– Henri Matisse. Talkin bout his bougie intentions as an artist.
I've been writing this blog for 5 years
I just realized that. Here’s the traffic from Google Analytics. Do you want to know that spike in traffic was? This post of Henri Matisse’s Le Bateau…no commentary, just the image. A weird traffic gift from the Google algorithm gods. The way I’ve always approached the blog is to discipline myself enough to make it accessible/interesting enough so that hopefully 10...
Damien Hirst interview, talking about his dot painting global exhibition with The Gagosian Gallery. My backhanded complement: of the major artists of the 20th century, he is the one that is the most reminiscent of Ed Hardy. Nah, but I respect him.
Rappers & Scarves
First there were doo rags. Then rappers made the move to the neck, but it was a half-step. They were wearing bandannas or keffiyehs AKA the anti-establishment scarf AKA the scarf people wore back in college before they started voting Republican. Lil’ Wayne appropriated them for his affiliation with the Bloods gang. But then rappers went full fancy scarf. But just now...