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Teju Cole on turning his photography into music with jazz pianist and fellow polymath Vijay Iyer
I take notes at the time of being in places. I take a lot of photographs. You never know until you develop your film whether that idea worked. If I photograph a shining Mediterranean full of boats, it could be a perfectly banal picture or it could work. It might just have enough tension in it. I don’t know for weeks and months after I develop the film whether something I’ve done retains its charge. And I don’t know of the many things I’ve jotted down which one is worth writing up more fully. It’s not about text or image coming first. It’s about being attentive — about having both pieces come together like magnets.
art  beauty  media  music  culture  photography  attention  curation 
2 days ago by allaboutgeorge
"In English, attention is something we pay. In Spanish, attention is something we lend. In French, attention is something we make. And in Farsi, attention is something we do."
Nyusha on Twitter:
@gole_yaas

In English, attention is something we pay.
In Spanish, attention is something we lend.
In French, attention is something we make.
And in Farsi, attention is something we do.

1:40 AM - 12 Sep 2018

good thread
attention  lexicon 
9 days ago by asfaltics
Tricia Wang en Instagram: “I felt like was in the yoga version of @getoutmovie after a week @kripalucenter surrounded by lumpy potatoes in search of nirvana. The…”
"I felt like was in the yoga version of @getoutmovie after a week @kripalucenter surrounded by lumpy potatoes in search of nirvana. The themes & branding were all about equality, kindness, & peace but it didn’t feel like that to me when i looked around. There was a clear labor divide. The cleaner on my floor said I was the first person in her 5 years of working there who had a conversation with her. I had to fight hard to keep my resting bitch face game at 💯 to protect myself from invasive lumpy potatoes asking me where I was from. It’s my hope that as the community for POC healers grow, we will see more inclusive & representative spaces that move beyond just placing a token POC in their catalog or token instructor. Aim at least for 50/50 representation in all aspects."
triciawang  2018  organizations  branding  inclusivity  inclusion  hypocrisy  kindness  peace  equality  labor  attention  posturing  representation  inclusivitywashing 
13 days ago by robertogreco
‘Stop calling 911 on the culture’: The powerful message Pyer Moss took to the fashion runway - The Washington Post
Jean-Raymond looks specifically at the way in which black people are cast in the role of “other.” They are not the default face of America; they are the face that America shows as proof of its diversity, as evidence of its openness, as a testament to its welcoming spirit. Black folks are not simply American. They are also American.
fashion  beauty  attention  black 
13 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Finding It Hard to Focus? Maybe It’s Not Your Fault - The New York Times
“How many of you guys want to live in the world that you’re creating? In a world where technology is competing for our attention?”

“Not a single hand went up,” he said.
attention  weft  research  press 
18 days ago by akamediasystem

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