I've somewhat recently started running, and this Sunday I'm doing the Broad Street Run. I saw this last night and got inspired. It's sorta weird to see almost all 'art' these days sponsored by some company, some product, someone other than the artist. It reminded me of the Absoloot Sponsorship essay by Shepherd Fairy, I figure it's worth exhuming and examining.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
First, read about the Voyager Golden Record which is fascinating in and of itself.
Glenn Gould was the one of the musicians featured on that, playing a piece of Bach's Well Tempered Clavier. He also recorded the Goldberg Variations as his first recording in 1955, and re-recorded them again in 1981 as one of his last performances. Here is the 1981 performance in it's entirety:
Wiki article about him here, and then put this on your movie queue.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I went to see this guy speak last weekend, and I'm still scraping the hadron-collided particles of my brain off the inside of my skull; that thing shattered like the big bang when this guy finished his lecture...I think he's about as close to coming up with a true unified field theory (using only Einsteinian/Relative math ie. no quantum physics) as anyone else out there...I'll post more as things develop. Here's a video which covers at least some of what I heard him speak about.
Ironically, I was just listening to this new David Wolfe interview and he mentions a physicist named 'Nassim' when he starts talking about water and water molecules...It wouldn't surprise me at all if they have some sort of social connection since a lot of the ideas they're talking about are indeed connected, at least in my world view.
Friday, April 3, 2009
From the Dormitorium: An Exhibition of Film Decors show in Philadelphia.
It was a bit like reading good lyrics that you're used to hearing sung.
There's something about the way their films move and the lighting that the still pieces lacked, but it was still amazing to get a first hand glimpse at a few of the keystones in their creative process.