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Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites academe to collaborate on future of libraries
A ‘Moon Shot’ for Libraries
Massachusetts Institute of Technology issues an invitation to publishers, researchers and universities to collaborate on a vision for the future of libraries.

Carl Straumsheim
Inside Higher Ed
November 23, 2016
libraries  future.of.the.library 
november 2016
China Shrugs Off the Ties That Bind
Emily Feng and Carlos Tejada. NYTimes. September 22, 2016
405F16  ZF 
september 2016
Ending modern slavery | Thomson Reuters
from NYTimes banner ad, Can data help end modern slavery?
405F16  tb  popular.topics 
september 2016
Xu Bing / 英文方块字书法入门 Square Word Calligraphy Classroom
英文方块字书法入门 Square Word Calligraphy Classroom
2011
Xu.Bing  405F16  lyc 
september 2016
Patagonia’s Philosopher-King - The New Yorker
Wild Man / Patagonia's Philosopher-King
How Yvon Chouinard turned his eco-conscious, anti-corporate ideals into the credo of a successful clothing company.
Nick Paumgarten
Annals of Retail, September 19, 2016 issue

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/09/19/patagonias-philosopher-king

mentions Penguin reissue of Chouinard’s 2005 memoir/manifesto, Let My People Go Surfing.

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a bit hagiographic for my taste.
405F16  ew  hagiographies  clothiers 
september 2016
Programming Design Systems
Programming Design Systems

A free digital book that teaches a practical introduction to the new foundations of graphic design. By Rune Madsen.
Rune.Madsen  design.edu  programming  via:asfaltics 
september 2016
STEM To Steam: How Coffee Is Perking Up Engineering Education : The Salt : NPR
Dan Charles. NPR / Food for thought. 8 September 2016

William Ristenpart and Tonya Kuhl, two engineering professors at the University of California, Davis, started discussing ways to give young undergraduates a hands-on introduction to their new discipline. Engineering programs are creating such experiences in order to fight attrition; too many of these so-called STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students have been dropping out after a steady diet of mathematics in the first years of college.

Kuhl "had the idea of taking apart a Mr. Coffee coffeemaker" to study how the designers solved the small-scale engineering challenge of brewing coffee," says Ristenpart. As they talked, it dawned on Ristenpart that every aspect of coffee-making matched a major topic in the chemical engineering curriculum.
STEM  engineering.edu  design.edu 
september 2016
SAIC: Master of Design in Designed Objects
Graduate Studio Programs
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Master of Design (MDes) in Designed Objects provides students with a critical ability to translate compelling ideas into meaningful objects and environments while challenging the boundaries of the field of design itself.

The graduate program in Designed Objects is a two-year, 66-credit, carefully sequenced, course-based curriculum for students who seek immersion in the critical and technical skills specific to the practice of object design. Providing a creative and intellectual context in which the nature and potential of designed things can be closely examined, the MDes in Designed Objects program is focused on the critical and experimental rethinking of the given norms of objects and products. The program encourages deep exploration into the relationships between objects, ideas, users, and contexts. Students are free to pursue commercial, responsible, critical, speculative, or experimental projects, products, and systems.

Defining the Next Designer
The role of the designer is to examine closely and reimagine the entire range of physical things used to facilitate and mediate our daily lives. Borrowing critically from product design, systems design, furniture design, and interaction design, the MDDO program envisions designers as agentive, social citizens who maintain an expansive understanding of the object: product/system, practical/speculative, analog/digital, microscopic/monumental, hand-crafted/industrial, and localized/galactic.
design  designed.objects 
september 2016
A Refutation of The Elements of Typographic Style – re:form – Medium
Sam Potts. September 19, 2014

A Refutation of
The Elements of Typographic Style
& also something of a backdoor defense of creative freedom
typography  405F16  via:asfaltics 
september 2016
Wild and free: inside the home of Sue Dunkley, pop art's forgotten gem
Wild and free: inside the home of Sue Dunkley, pop art's forgotten gem
In her heyday, she was a voracious painter who counted Salman Rushdie and Julie Christie among her fans. As a new retrospective opens, we take a look around the studio of the ‘garrulous hermit’ of the 60s art scene

Sean O'Hagan. The Guardian. 2 September 2016

more at
http://cargocollective.com/suedunkley/About-Contact
Sue.Dunkley  painter  via:asfaltics 
september 2016
In the Middle: Keep
J J Cohen. 5 September 2016
ruminations / walkthrough of The Keeper exhibition.

"The Keeper" is story-triggering. The exhibit emphasizes how matter generates narrative -- and how impulse, passion and euphoria meet organization, method, and the slow work of craft and sorting.
exhibitions  J.J.Cohen  things  collecting  via:asfaltics 
september 2016
Agnes Martin
Guggenheim. October 7, 2016 – January 11, 2017
Agnes.Martin  exhibitions  via:asfaltics 
september 2016
Bruce Conner’s Darkness That Defies Authority
Roberta Smith.
NYTimes, June 30 / July 1, 2016

on view through Oct. 2 at the Museum of Modern Art
Bruce.Conner  405F16  tb  via:asfaltics 
september 2016
NVUV Call for Entries Open! | AIGA Boston
The call for entries for the New Voices, Unique Visions exhibition is still open.
The deadline fur submissions is Friday, September 16.

Please encourage any current and recently graduated students to submit their work for display. This is an exhibition held only every other year. This is the first year we're including industrial/product design as a category as well.

The entry form can be found here:
https://aigaboston.typeform.com/to/aMQfkC

More information about NVUV and the opening reception at Endicott College can be found here:
http://boston.aiga.org/nvuv-call-for-entries-open/
design.competitions  AIGA  CFE 
september 2016
A Refutation of The Elements of Typographic Style – re:form – Medium
Sam Potts. re:form / Medium. September 19, 2014

A Refutation of
The Elements of Typographic Style
& also something of a backdoor defense of creative freedom
typography  405F16 
september 2016
Gerd Arntz Web Archive / activism
Gerd Arntz (1900-88).
isotype. statistics. activism.
took isotype-like figures/style, applied in social/political critique cartoons of one or a few frames, no words.
Gerd.Arntz  405F16  zf 
september 2016
Collaborate or Die: Design Observer
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Collaborate or Die

Yet it was only when we moved to a project with participants from two other disciplines (in this case vehicle designers and textile designers), that the true benefits of collaborative working emerged. This was because the student discovered that to collaborate with people from different disciplines, with different perspectives and different methodologies, a much higher level of personal reflection was required.
405F16  collaboration  Adrian.Shaughnessy 
september 2016
Sustainable business (redirected from "green business") / wikipedia
certification?

Sustainable business, or green business, is an enterprise that has minimal negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy—a business that strives to meet the triple bottom line. Often, sustainable businesses have progressive environmental and human rights policies. In general, business is described as green if it matches the following four criteria:[1]

It incorporates principles of sustainability into each of its business decisions.
It supplies environmentally friendly products or services that replaces demand for nongreen products and/or services.
It is greener than traditional competition.
It has made an enduring commitment to environmental principles in its business operations.
405F16  ew 
august 2016
Karel Martens: Recent Work | P!
Karel Martens: Recent Work
11 September – 30 October 2016

P!
334 BROOME ST
NEW YORK NY 10002
typography  printing  Karel.Martens  exhibitions 
august 2016
The Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus
The Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus...uses technical drawings sourced from patents to create a never-ending story

The Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus is a drawing machine, which uses technical drawings sourced from patents to create a never-ending story. The machine translates the words of a given text into archived patent illustrations. Its program connects word sequences from the text with patent drawings whose descriptions contain the same words. The visual vocabulary consists of over seven million patents stored in government databases, which are linked to one another through twenty- two million reference terms. Links and references to older patents enable the device to establish connections between random patents, forming a kind of subtext. The interweaving of the story with drawings of technical innovations generates new visual correlations and narrative layers

via
Shannon Mattern RT
https://twitter.com/paratextual/status/763333229214564352
patents  poetical.engines  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
Seeing in the dark: blind photographers talk about their work
A new book of work by visually impaired people proves that amazing visual artistry is not the sole preserve of those with perfect vision

Sean O'Hagan. The Guardian/Observer. 20 August 2016
blind  photography  blind.photography  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
Sonia Soberats, Blind Photographer, Uses Light Painting In Scary, Stunning Ways (PHOTOS)
Sonia Soberats, Blind Photographer, Uses Light Painting In Scary, Stunning Ways
Mallika Rao. The Huffington Post. October 5, 2012

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After feeling out her subjects’ shape with her hands, she moves deliberately around them holding various light sources (e.g., “flashlights and Christmas lights“), all the while instructing her assistant when to open and close her camera shutter. Her movements determine the look of the image by directing the way the light hits her subjects. The results are otherworldly and often frightening.
blind  blind.photography  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
AIGA Design Educators Community | Safe Words
Safe Words
June 19, 2016 / By Kenneth FitzGerald

via
https://twitter.com/krfg/status/747411597988069377
How talking about type substitutes for (and distracts from) a wider design discussion. My latest AIGA DEC blog post:
27 June 2016
typography  Kenneth.FitzGerald 
august 2016
[1608.03282] Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression
Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression

Andrew G. Reece, Christopher M. Danforth
(Submitted on 10 Aug 2016 (v1), last revised 13 Aug 2016 (this version, v2))
Using Instagram data from 166 individuals, we applied machine learning tools to successfully identify markers of depression. Statistical features were computationally extracted from 43,950 participant Instagram photos, using color analysis, metadata components, and algorithmic face detection. Resulting models outperformed general practitioners' average diagnostic success rate for depression. These results held even when the analysis was restricted to posts made before depressed individuals were first diagnosed. Photos posted by depressed individuals were more likely to be bluer, grayer, and darker. Human ratings of photo attributes (happy, sad, etc.) were weaker predictors of depression, and were uncorrelated with computationally-generated features. These findings suggest new avenues for early screening and detection of mental illness.
Comments: 34 pages, 12 figures
Subjects: Social and Information Networks (cs.SI); Physics and Society (physics.soc-ph)
social.media  instagram  depression  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
Alternative Art School Fair | Pioneer Works
The Alternative Art School Fair
November 17-19, 2016

The Alternative Art School Fair presents an introduction to alternative art schools from around the US and the world.

Art education is a reflection of social and cultural evolution; it engages with structures of meaning-making and considers different frameworks for experience. The impetus to create an alternative art school is rooted not only in a desire to create “better” art, but to create the conditions for greater freedom of expression. Often run as free, artist-run initiatives, the values and visions of alternative art schools vary widely in methodology, mission and governance. But even when they are relatively small in scale they provide vital models of cultural critique and experimentation.

The Alternative Art School Fair recognizes that the act of school building is an effort to create institutional structures that are more responsive to cultural evolution. With this in mind the Fair invites the public to engage with these schools at interactive booths alongside a weekend program of presentations and discussions that examine the role of such alternatives.

The reasons for this fair are several:

To provide better visibility for alternative schools and improve access to their programming.
To create opportunities for schools to share experiences and resources for mutual enrichment.
To generate awareness and discussion of their methods among a broader public.
To reflect on the structure and purpose of traditional institutions.
To demystify the process of creating a school.

Criteria :

Calls itself a school.
Engages arts or creative practice education within their programming.
Proposes something unique in terms of methodology, organization, mission, curriculum, final output.
If the school does not call itself an art school, it should propose something that can impact or transform arts education.
Is a space that generates alternative systems and new cultural models.
arts.edu  edu.alt 
august 2016
IDC (MIT) / Design Innovation + Discourse + Making
The International Design Center (IDC) is a multi-disciplinary community of faculty, researchers, students and labs focused on understanding and enhancing the methods, tools, and outcomes of diverse design activities. Currently, the IDC supports researchers from all five schools at MIT and hosts more than a dozen undergraduate and graduate classes.

The IDC space anchors a historically rich and vibrant community of inventors and makers that are both a reflection of MIT and a portal into the larger ecology of Design + Innovation.

It is a multi-million dollar center based both in Singapore and in Cambridge, MA, with academic and industrial partners from around the world.
design.alt  design.edu 
august 2016
Grace Lees-Maffei on Jessica Helfand's Design: The Invention of Desire
Design: The Invention of Desire, by Jessica Helfand
Grace Lees-Maffei on an effort to illuminate ‘the soul’ in design that highlights the potential of interdisciplinary encounters
August 11, 2016. Times Higher Education

good review.
design.ethics 
august 2016
More than a third of UK graduates regret attending university | Education | The Guardian
Report finds graduates have just £150 spare each month after living costs and half feel a degree has not helped their life path

[ photo caption ] Universities have dismissed the findings, saying the survey was too narrow, while government figures show degree holders earn more than non-graduates. Photograph:

Patrick Collinson. The Guardian. Education. University Funding. 10 August 2016

More than a third of graduates regret going to university, and half reckon they would have landed their current job without having to study for a degree, according to damning research into the finances of the millennial generation.
edu.biz  edu.angst  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
Tag Lines: Design Observer
Adam Harrison Levy. 7 July 2016

Our vital information infrastructure is only pavement deep: as shallow as three feet under the pavement. Just follow the orange lines and you can trace how future cabling will branch from a major road conduit into an office or a building, making the hidden visible. These lines, says Brett Littman, of the Drawing Center "can be read as a palimpsest of the city, having meaning, like graffiti, even though the intention is not artistic." 
 
In addition to orange, there are two colors of this sidewalk tagging that suggest more imminent threats: yellow (for gas and steam lines) and red (for electrical cables). A former Con Ed spokesman, Chris Olert, calls these spray painted lines by their working name, mark-outs, and says that they are vital to the safety of the city.
markup  infrastructure  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
Solving All the Wrong Problems
Allison Arieff. NYTimes SundayReview. 9-10 July 2016

In “Design: The Invention of Desire,” a thoughtful and necessary new book by the designer and theorist Jessica Helfand, the author brings to light an amazing kernel: “hack,” a term so beloved in Silicon Valley that it’s painted on the courtyard of the Facebook campus and is visible from planes flying overhead, is also prison slang for “horse’s ass carrying keys.”

To “hack” is to cut, to gash, to break. It proceeds from the belief that nothing is worth saving, that everything needs fixing. But is that really the case? Are we fixing the right things? Are we breaking the wrong ones? Is it necessary to start from scratch every time?

Empathy, humility, compassion, conscience: These are the key ingredients missing in the pursuit of innovation, Ms. Helfand argues, and in her book she explores design, and by extension innovation, as an intrinsically human discipline — albeit one that seems to have lost its way. Ms. Helfand argues that innovation is now predicated less on creating and more on the undoing of the work of others.

“In this humility-poor environment, the idea of disruption appeals as a kind of subversive provocation,” she writes. “Too many designers think they are innovating when they are merely breaking and entering.”
creative.destruction  destructive.creativity  Allison.Arieff  Jessica.Helfand  design.angst  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
3D Screw Portrait Allows Blind Man to "See" Himself with His Hands - My Modern Met
3D Screw Portrait Allows Blind Man to "See" Himself with His Hands
Leah Pellegrini. May 16, 2016

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Physical contact with precious art tends to be prohibited, but Andrew Myers and Cantor Fine Art are bucking that norm with their new, uniquely meaningful collaboration. Please Touch the Art challenges people to see artwork from more diverse perspectives—even without actually seeing it.

The project's source of inspiration stems from a gallery show about five or six years ago, when Myers watched the way a blind visitor engaged with his 3D sculpted artworks, which are painted on thousands of screws that he drills into canvas at varying depths. After hearing verbal descriptions of the works, the blind stranger reached out to touch the textured renderings with his hands and immediately smiled with understanding, which moved Myers to consider the broader possibilities for multi-sensory engagement with his art.

To recreate that transformative moment, Myers connected with Cantor Fine Art and a blind craftsman named George Wurtzel. Wurtzel works for Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa, California, which teaches blindness skills to the newly visually-impaired.

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via
http://curvaceps.tumblr.com/post/146745249798/mymodernmet-3d-screw-portraits-allow-blind-man
blind  blindness  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
Lives and limbs: how prosthetics transformed the art world | Art and design | The Guardian
Kathryn Hughes. The Guardian / Art and Design / 15 July 2016
Prosthetics may have offered a practical solution to injury after the first world war but, as a new exhibition shows, these sculptures for the body would also inspire master craftsman from Henry Moore to Charles and Ray Eames

Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

http://www.henry-moore.org/hmi/exhibitions/the-body-extended-sculpture-and-prosthetics
prosthetics  sculpture  object.design  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
11 video game trends that will change the future of the industry | Technology | The Guardian
11 video game trends that will change the future of the industry
Virtual reality is the hot topic of conversation, but here’s how other trends, from augmented reality to the rejection of ‘crunch’, could change the future of gaming

Jordan Erica Webber and Kat Brewster. The Guardian.Games. 21 July 2016
games  VR  AR  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
How I drew a pop art masterpiece for the Beatles – a snip at just £50 | Music | The Guardian
Fifty years on, Klaus Voormann tells the story behind Revolver’s psychedelic cover

Robin Stummer. The Observer / The Guardian. 24 July 2016

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“Tomorrow Never Knows was so far away from the early Beatles stuff that even I myself thought, well, the normal kind of Beatles fan won’t want to buy this record,” says Voormann. “But they did.”

Voormann chose to work in pen and black ink, dotted with cut-out portions of photographs of the band members and forming a “waterfall” of imagery.

He says: “When I had finished my work for the cover, [Beatles manager] Brian Epstein was really moved by my design. He said to me: ‘Klaus, what you did is what we really needed. I was scared that the band’s new material wasn’t going to be accepted by their audience, but your cover built that bridge.’”

Voormann adds: “It took me about three weeks to create the cover, but in terms of concentrated work, about a week.” Much of that time was spent with scissors, scalpel and glue, selecting and arranging fragments of photographs within line drawings of the band members.
design  music  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
Violence, Disability, and the Lessons of Sagamihara — Pacific Standard
Violence, Disability, and the Lessons of Sagamihara
The ableist attack on a residential center for people with disabilities highlights the violence that disabled people face around the world — and how far we have to go.
David Perry
Pacific Standard. 26 July 2016
https://twitter.com/Lollardfish
https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sagamihara
disabilities  japan  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
It’s true some women reject top jobs, but many men don’t want them either | Gaby Hinsliff | Opinion | The Guardian
Gaby Hinsliff. The Guardian. 5 August 2016

Despite the remarks made by Kevin Roberts of Saatchi & Saatchi, class and age are the determining factors when it comes to turning down promotion

good essay. as usual, mystifying dismissive comments, directed at the grauniad etc.
gender  ambition  careerisms  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
Nasa's secret art studio: how to make rocket science beautiful
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which takes on Nasa’s most ambitious missions, runs a studio where a mix of design and engineering creates stunning results
Erin Berger. The Guardian. 7 August 2016
JPL  art.and.science  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
From Sea to Changing Sea: A Science Symposium about Oceans | Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
From Sea to Changing Sea: A Science Symposium about Oceans
Friday October 28, 2016

Registration will open in late August.
conferences  ocean  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
Why Self-Help Guru James Altucher Only Owns 15 Things
Alex Williams. NYTimes / Fashion & Style. 6/7 August 2016
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Mr. Altucher, in fact, disputes that he is a guru in the first place. “I am not a self-help guy at all,” he said.

“Advice is autobiography,” he added. “I only say what has worked for me, and then others can choose to try it or not.”

Besides, what worked yesterday may not work tomorrow.

“It’s like Mike Tyson says,” Mr. Altucher said. “‘Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.’”
edu.punk  edu.alt  via:asfaltics 
august 2016
Book up for a longer life: readers die later, study finds
Survey of more than 3,500 people finds that reading books – markedly more than periodicals – appears to deliver a noticeable ‘survival advantage’

Alison Flood. The Guardian. Books. 8 August 2016
reading  longevity  no.comment 
august 2016
The dos and don'ts of job interview follow-up
There’s no such thing as a perfect interview, but is it worth getting back in touch with an employer to add things you forgot?

John Lees
The Guardian / Careers / Interviews.
9 August 2016
careerisms 
august 2016
sandberg institute
"publishing culture"
Speculating Systems
book.arts 
june 2016
WOVNS : Woven Textiles on Demand — Kickstarter
WOVNS is a platform that empowers everyone to create their own woven textiles. Unlike digital printing, weaving integrates a design into the very construction of the fabric, yielding a textile rich in both color and texture. WOVNS fabric is perfect for medium-weight apparel such as shorts, dresses, bags, and wraps, as well as home decor including upholstery, pillows, and throws.
405F16  textile  fabric 
june 2016
Social Practice Degrees Take Art to a Communal Level - The New York Times
Daniel Grant. NYTimes / Education Life. 5-7 February 2016

not activism. not performance art. not durational art. not situation art. closest to participation art. relational art.

about experience.
social.practice  relational.art 
february 2016
State of the Chart: Design Observer
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand
State of the Chart
7 January 2016

The end of 2015 brought a deluge of infographics. Every publication and think tank, it seems, told the story of last year in charts. Michael acknowledges that they can have a “weird and compelling authority,” but Jessica calls most of them “short-attention-span theater,” and ultimately as unsatisfying as listicles. Part of the problem, she says, is that designers aren’t always collaborating with scientists, economists, or others who really understand the data:

The disconnect for me is that design education—which is often stalled in art education—doesn't necessarily make it possible or easy or actionable for students of design to understand that the capacities they need to develop to make these kinds of charts over time will need to be equipped with skill sets other than their own.
visualization 
january 2016
Condensing the News: An Introduction to Data Visualization - Skillshare
Class Project: Condense a newspaper section into a single, informative data visualization
Nicolas Felton.
visualization 
january 2016
Tell The Bees...
Belief, Knowledge and Hypersymbolic Cognition
405F15  bees  apiary  MJT 
september 2015
Insects in Art: The Busy Bee Has No Time for Sorrow | Venetian Red Art Blog
Christine Cariati, posted April 20, 2010

think about bees in emblems, bees as metaphor. "tell it to the bees."
405F15  bees  apiary 
september 2015
French court awards woman disability grant for 'allergy to gadgets'
Court recognises that Marine Richard, 39, suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity to everyday devices such as mobile phones
electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS)
Agence France-Presse / Guardian. 27 August 2015
EHS  via:asfaltics 
september 2015
Cracking the code: how patterns make you more mindful
Their cult blog Patternity reveals the hidden geometry in everything from galaxies to flamingos. But how can looking at manhole covers make you more mindful? Pattern-obsessives Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham reveal all

Amy Fleming. Guardian / Design. 31 August 2015
pattern  design  via:asfaltics 
september 2015
Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped after allegations of plagiarism
Decision comes just days after organisers dismissed claims that logo designer Kenjiro Sano based it on one by Belgian designer

Justin McCurry. Guardian. 1 September 2015
design  plagiarism  via:asfaltics 
september 2015
Karel Martens: Monoprints | Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Exhibition
Sep 1–Nov 1, 2015

Reception
Thur, Sep 10, 5:00–7:00 pm
Karel.Martens  typography  exhibitions 
august 2015
Waste Not, Want Not: An Inquiry into What Women Saved and Assembled — Femmage / artcritical
Waste Not, Want Not: An Inquiry into What Women Saved and Assembled — Femmage
by Miriam Schapiro and Melissa Meyer
This classic text of the feminist art movement, first published in the magazine Heresies: Women’s Traditional Arts: The Politics of Aesthetics (Winter, 1978) and much anthologized since, is offered here in facsimile from its original publication in homage to Miriam Schapiro, who died June 20, aged 91. The Canadian-born artist, who first came to attention in the late 1950s and ’60s with hard edge abstract geometric paintings, was a pioneering force in the Pattern & Decoration movement that emerged around the time of this essay. Its co-author, Melissa Meyer, recalls their collaboration.

- See more at: http://www.artcritical.com/2015/06/24/femmage-by-miriam-schapiro-and-melissa-meyer/#sthash.qn9YzU5Y.dpuf
Miriam.Shapiro  Melissa.Meyer  pattern.&.decoration  via:asfaltics 
august 2015
Not Writing - bookforum.com / miscellany
Ann Boyer. July 22, 2015
excerpted from Garments Against Women (Ahsahta Press, 2015): "Not Writing" and "What is 'Not Writing'?"

It is easy to imagine not writing, both accidentally and intentionally. It is easy because there have been years and months and days I have thought the way to live was not writing have known what writing consisted of and have thought “I do not want to do that“ and “writing steals from my loved ones” and “writing steals from my life and gives me nothing but pain and worry and what I can’t have” or “writing steals from my already empty bank account” or “writing gives me ideas I do not need or want” or “writing is the manufacture of impossible desire” or writing is like literature is like the world of monsters is the production of culture is I hate culture is the world of wealthy women and of men.
Anne.Boyer  writing  not.writing  via:asfaltics 
august 2015
Thinking Through Images: An Interview with Nick Sousanis
Nick Sousanis on How Comics Help Us Make Connections
AT WORK
Thinking Through Images: An Interview with Nick Sousanis
July 20, 2015 | by Timothy Hodler
visualization  via:asfaltics 
august 2015
Christian Bok on Twitter: "They install an artshow in the exclusion-zone around Fukushima, rendering the art inaccessible, until decontaminated: http://t.co/BftTD7l5RE"
Christian Bok
‏@christianbok
They install an artshow in the exclusion-zone around Fukushima, rendering the art inaccessible, until decontaminated:
ªªhttp://goo.gl/3vRKds ºº

27 Jul 2015
japan  via:asfaltics 
august 2015
Artist Celebrates Late Grandfather by Drawing the 100,000+ Items in His Tool Shed - My Modern Met
Anna Gragert. My Modern Met. no date (27 July 2015?)

Artist Lee John Phillips is commemorating his late grandfather in a heartwarmingly creative way. When the illustrator's beloved relative passed away, he left behind an old shed containing over 100,000 individual tools and trinkets. To celebrate these remnants, his grandfather, and the place where he continually tinkered away, Phillips has decided to take on an immense project. He's determined to document every single item that's housed within the shed's four walls.

So far, the artist has drawn close to 4,000 pieces and he's only just begun. He imagines that it will take him about five years to finish the entire project. Even though this is a tremendous undertaking, Phillips' persistence represents the love and admiration that he has for his grandfather. Viewers can witness this same enthusiasm on the artist's Instagram, which is where he posts his incredibly meticulous sketchbook drawings.
drawing  tools  via:asfaltics 
august 2015
Entertaining Doubts at Mass MoCA | Rachel Mason
The Jim Shaw retrospective entitled, Entertaining Doubts, curated by Denise Markonish at Mass MoCA is a radiant exhibit by a beloved Los Angeles artist.

Rachel Mason. Huffpo. 21 May 2015

One of the most touching moments in the exhibition was a room filled with drawings from a series of personal correspondences between the artist's father and his teacher. Apparently, Jim Shaw's Dad took a mail-in class from the "Famous Artist Course" school. Overlaid onto quite skillful drawings were red pencil "corrections" along with meticulously typed out criticism by his correspondence instructor.
Jim.Shaw  MASSMoCA  famous.artists.school  via:asfaltics 
august 2015
Lisa Robertson / The Men
Lisa Robertson. The Men. Book Thug, 2006.
Review by Michael Flatt
lisa.robertson  via:asfaltics 
august 2015
Obstruction-Free Photography
In this paper we present an algorithm for taking pictures through reflective or occluding elements such as windows and fences. The input to our algorithm is a set of images taken by the user while slightly scanning the scene with a camera/phone (a), and the output is two images: a clean image of the (desired) background scene, and an image of the reflected or occluding content (b). Our algorithm is fully automatic, can run on mobile devices, and allows taking pictures through common visual obstacles, producing images as if they were not there.

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http://sometheoryofsampling.tumblr.com/post/125899180423/prostheticknowledge-a-computational-approach-for
photography  via:asfaltics 
august 2015
Valspar Paint - Explore Color
great (poetic) color names.
start with the warm whites.
Dress Rehearsal. Naiveté. Du Jour. Virtue. Foggy Skies.
Fainting Violet. Timid Violet.
Mystique.
Decadent.
Crushed Out.
Ancestral Haze.
Filtered Shade.
Modest Silver.
etc.
color  via:asfaltics 
august 2015
Sargy Mann: How a blind painter sees - BBC News
BBC News / Magazine. 14 June 2015

In the last weeks of his life, the artist Sargy Mann began writing about his extraordinary career as a blind painter. The last 10 years of his life, after his eyesight had failed completely, were paradoxically his most successful - his final exhibition opened in London this week, two months after his death. Here he reflects on the nature of perception and the visual experiences that continue after the loss of sight.
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august 2015
Tufte CSS
Tufte CSS
Dave Liepmann
Tufte CSS provides tools to style web articles using the ideas demonstrated by Edward Tufte's books and handouts. Tufte’s style is known for its simplicity, extensive use of sidenotes, tight integration of graphics with text, and carefully chosen typography.

The project lives at GitHub as tufte-css. The idea is essentially cribbed wholesale from Tufte-LATEX1 and R Markdown's Tufte Handout format1 See https://tufte-latex.github.io/tufte-latex/. This page is an adaptation of the Tufte Handout PDF.
css  Edward.Tufte  via:asfaltics 
august 2015
Freak scenes: the most obscure lo-fi zines of the 60s and 70s | Art and design | The Guardian
Oliver Wainwright. Guardian. 6 August 2015
Four obsessive outsiders dedicated their lives to making wonky, shonky mags of ‘unpublishable material’ with lollipops stuck inside and chocolate smears by Ed Ruscha. Now, curator Fraser Muggeridge is their 21st-century champion
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“Graphic design has become too easy,” says Fraser Muggeridge. “In today’s world, it’s relatively straightforward to do something that looks kind of good, clean and nice. InDesign is so sophisticated it almost does it all for you.”

As Adobe has made it possible for anyone to produce an accomplished layout with a few clicks, Muggeridge – who runs a design studio in London’s Clerkenwell, with clients including the Barbican and Serpentine Gallery – has found himself drawn to a rougher, tougher, more amateurish world. As screens grow higher in resolution and printing processes ever more precise, he’s become a determined champion of the lo-fi. Or, as he puts it: “I’m interested in things that look a bit crap. Stuff that’s so bad it’s good.”
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august 2015
Ebooks are changing the way we read, and the way novelists write | Comment is free | The Guardian
Ebooks are changing the way we read, and the way novelists write

Paul Mason. The Guardian. 10 August 2015
Our attention spans have shortened, we’re distracted, and authors have changed their style to suit, but these changes are part of the wider digital transformatio
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august 2015
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