allaboutgeorge + minimalism   15

Trouble with decluttering? Being dependent on stuff is part of being human, Stanford scholar says
So it seems to me that we have to do something about our core way of being. Minimalism, the lifestyle of living with less, and other recent movements that criticize consumerism are an important step in the right direction.

But we need to do more at a global scale to bring about significant change. We need to seek social, economic and political solutions that lessen our headlong drive toward material accumulation.
minimalism  energy  development  business  creativity  design  archaeology  history 
17 days ago by allaboutgeorge
On Indian Minimalism | Vestoj
Which begs the question, what are the aesthetics of an emerging post-colonial economy? And when something different from what we expect arises, why don’t we have the interpretative frameworks to understand its nuances?
fashion  minimalism  journalism  aesthetics  economics  beauty  india 
september 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Going Without a Laptop | Andrew Hyde
I get a lot of repeat questions on my travels, and I’ve decided to blog about them when I get a bit sick of answering them (although I really do like all of them).

Todays question: Screw the travel, how are you doing sans laptop?

Answer: very well with the ipad. Thanks to a few key things.
minimalism  apple  iphone  ipad  mobile  travel  macbook  technology 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
A Glass act: A 'monument to minimalism' gets its West Coast premiere - Inside Bay Area
Each listener will have his or her own images and impressions. But when I listen to "Part I" of Glass's piece, I hear a warm and gently psychedelic lushness that reminds me of Reich's glowingly beautiful "Music for 18 Musicians," composed between 1974-76. I also am reminded of something very different — the hit song "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" by Roy Ayers Ubiquity, from 1976. It's those warm pulsing keyboards. It's the feel of it, the feel of the times.
minimalism  classical  music  classicalmusic  sanfrancisco 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Feelies, Reborn for the Fourth of July -
“I think in a loose way the idea of keeping it minimal goes beyond just the music. It’s my whole approach to everything. Don’t say too much whenever possible. We’re just trying to get the most impact out of the least amount.”
minimalism  1980s  music  aesthetics  identity  ritual  art  rock 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
TechCrunch: Delicious 2.0: We’ve Been Waiting 9 Months
"Delicious is still my social bookmarking service of choice, but Delicious 2.0 is a serious black eye for Yahoo and the Delicious team. It’s time for them to update us on when we can expect a general release of the next version."
delicious  yasns  data  information  social  minimalism  blogging 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Road to Clarity - New York Times
"That sense of possibility has always meant a lot to me. For some, a sign is just a utilitarian object. For others, it’s a symbol of connectivity."
design  aesthetics  travel  transportation  beauty  reading  minimalism  government  identity 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Just Don't Call It Minimalism
"Minimalism can be understood as a form of musical dramaturgy in which the music grows not out of the contrast between linear phrases but from the juxtaposition of building blocks of sound."
minimalism  music  classical  beauty  aesthetics  identity  history 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Five Obstructions
"I like notes because they represent unstructured material. They come as they come. They come out of nothing, out of moods—good or bad—they are points in blank space. They are absolutely born without storyline. That’s the beauty of notes."
writing  nonfiction  media  journalism  criticism  minimalism  art  cinema  film 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Wired 14.11: Very Short Stories
"We'll be brief: Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") and is said to have called it his best work."
creative  english  fiction  humor  literature  memory  minimalism  poetry  reading  scifi  shortstory  story  writing 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge From the computer mouse to the newest Swiffer, IDEO is the firm behind the scenes
"Others [say] 'We have the smartest people in the world; therefore, we can think this through.' We [say] that the answer is out there, hidden in plain sight, so let's go observe human behavior and see where the opportunities are."
design  aesthetics  beauty  creativity  behavior  improvisation  thinking  minimalism 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Where the Austerity of Islam Yields to a Yen for Chic
"It is important in Islam to be elegant. In fact, being chic is a religious duty and there are many sayings from Prophet Muhammad, who encouraged his followers to look good and smell fresh."
islam  fashion  aesthetics  minimalism  men 
june 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Disquiet: interviews: Steve Reich (1999)
"We are used to living with what I would call 'speech melody' hovering over everything we say — it's happening right now, and it's the emotional water [starts to laugh] in which our words swim."
language  music  songwriting  aesthetics  minimalism 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Nothing Less
"But what I really am -- and increasingly so -- is a universalist composer. I'm interested in all kinds of music, and sooner or later most of those musics find their way into my own compositions."
music  songwriting  classical  minimalism  aesthetics 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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