Not a lot
is one for the sidebar, a compendium of all kinds of cultural links, spinning off into digressions ranging from comics to architecture that mimics objects - ('pop architecture' isn't a satisfying enough name for the building-as-object, whereas Venturi's Ducks vs Decorated Sheds seem a little architecturally esoteric).
Artnotes gives us the Calvin and Hobbes Snow Art Gallery
, a neat collection of the best snow-world themed C&H cartoons. Snow never seemed more snow-like than when it was depicted by Bill Watterson. I think it's the absence of anything but blankness that conveys a snowy world so well, with just a few scribbled lumps perfectly capturing footprints or shadow (Calvin does Gormley
). There's also a link to the Stuckists
(we like Eamon Evershall
the best) - look for Stuckists on the steps of the new Saatchi Gallery
some time soon. Probably.
The problem with music...
is it time for an mp3 revolution? The essay gives a nod to this seminal essay
(mainly by using the same title), but at the time the latter was written, a delivery system like the internet and mp3 obviously didn't exist (except, perhaps, for tape trading
). Now that an alternate means of production is in place, will it make any difference on the way music is created, promoted, discovered and sold?
Elsewhere. Great list of esoteric mp3s at 365 days
(only not nearly as elegantly). More architectural-scale game
, the constantly shifting facade a forerunner of future buildings?