infovore + aaronstraupcope   6

[this is aaronland] "incentivize ajax-enabled valve"
"It's sort of a no-brainer. And a fascinating way to think about creating a sustainable source of income to allow, even in part, artists to produce works are genuinely expensive in time and cost to create. It should also prove to artists, and anyone who frets over the illusion of print rights, that they've got nothing to worry about. This stuff is an entirely other material and colour made of light, it turns out, doesn't just magically translate to colour made of pigment the way that, say, a word-processing document does. And if anyone is really going to lose sleep over the people who are already predisposed to print things out on their shitty homes printers my only advice is to give up now. Let them and understand that there are more interesting problems to solve and if projects like 20x200 are any indication there's a whole world of people who want to help with not only their moral support but their wallets." Aaron on the Hockney show, subscription app art, and drawing on iPads.
straup  aaronstraupcope  art  davidhockney  ra  ipad  delivery  subscription 
february 2012 by infovore
[this is aaronland] the unbearable finality of pixel space
"I've long held that all media transit from being "functional" to "art" when they are no longer economically viable. It is that transition which dampers the cost and the consequence of failure and makes the space necessary for people to experiment and play. Think of lithography which was born of purely utilitarian needs and sherparded the arrival of the mass-produced image only to become capital-O objects as soon as the offset press was invented." I love Aaron.
art  design  maps  aaronstraupcope  culture 
october 2011 by infovore
[this is aaronland] not so much a recipe as a ritual
"Elizabeth David was a revelation for me. She was a wonderful prose writer and it was a habit that carried over in to her recipes which are often maddeningly vague. You would be forgiven for wondering whether there are recipes at all. They are really just a handful of paragraphs that serve as a rough guide in the general direction of the dish you're trying to make. The recipe that follows is much longer than anything she'd write." Yeah, but it still looks amazing, Aaron.
ossobucco  cooking  food  recipe  writing  aaronstraupcope 
october 2011 by infovore
airport city / march 2011
"Airport City is a slippy map of airport runways and highway on/off ramps rendered using OpenStreetMap data (OSM). ...I became fascinated with the on and off ramps, in OSM, during and still following the creation of prettymaps in 2010. To see them in isolation is to see the gravitation push and pull (the wind patterns and dance moves) of the cities they make possible." Yep, still love Aaron.
aaronstraupcope  maps  cities  gravitaiton  airports  transit  ingressandegress 
march 2011 by infovore
[this is aaronland] that's how the light gets in
"This is the part that interests me: What happens to a person's experience of prettymaps when the echoes of their own life start to make up the map itself? What happens when the only streets on a map are those you and your friends have traveled?"
aaronstraupcope  maps  friends  geo  data 
september 2010 by infovore
[this is aaronland] [that is all]
"It is difficult and sad to leave Flickr but I have no regrets. If you asked me whether I'd do it again and what I'd do differently I'd tell you that I'd do it again in a heartbeat and the only thing I'd change would be to try to do it harder and louder and faster than we already did. The good news is that I've accepted a position to frolic around and play with the trouble-makers that are Stamen Design because "it seems like too good an opportunity and one that I would always wonder about if I'd said no"." This is awesome and exciting.
straup  aaronstraupcope  flickr  stamen  awesome 
november 2009 by infovore

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