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Youth Spies and Curious Elders - Austin Kleon
featuring Eno, John Waters and Stafford Beer:
The revolutions of the future will appear in forms we don’t even recognise—in a language we can’t read. We will be looking out for twists on the old themes but not noticing that there are whole new conversations taking place. Just imagine if all the things about which we now get so heated meant nothing to those who follow us—as mysteriously irrelevant as the nuanced distinctions between anarcho-syndicalism and communist anarchism. At least we can hope for that. As the cybernetician Stafford Beer once said to me: “If we can understand our children, we’re all screwed.” So revel in your mystification and read it as a sign of a healthy future. Whatever happens next, it won’t be what you expected. If it is what you expected, it isn’t what’s happening next.
kids  learning  fashion  youth  brian-eno  john-waters  stafford-beer  children  future  music 
23 days ago by jm
Space Jacket
'I designed this jacket as a tribute to the continuing legacy of American spaceflight. I wanted it to embody everything I loved about the space program, and to eventually serve as an actual flight jacket for present-day astronauts on missions to the ISS (International Space Station). There are other “replica” flight jackets made for space enthusiasts, but I decided to come up with something boldly different, yet also completely wearable and well-suited for space.'
space  clothing  fashion  geekery  jackets 
october 2014 by jm
Pretty Penny
Importing the good old Dutch Omafiets lady's bike to Dublin, EUR269 each. that's a great price for a solid bike!
bikes  cycling  dublin  fashion  omafiets  dutch 
july 2012 by jm
Clay Shirky Q&A: online creativity and intellectual property | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
Good discussion and some great points, particularly this one for pro-copyright comments from "creative class" types: "there are few absolutes in copyright. To the question of motivation, if no copyright equaled no work, the fashion business would collapse, as their products are not covered by copyright. Money is one form of reward, but there are others (many non-fiction authors make more money doing things ancillary to their writing than they do from the writing, and then there is the explosion in labors of love), and copyright is one way to arrange the flow of money, but it's a less good one than it used to be, because we are in an environment that makes that model of control less salient, and the other forms of reward moreso. So the logic of "It's copyright or chaos" isn't holding up well."
copyright  clay-shirky  the-guardian  creative-commons  fashion 
april 2012 by jm

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