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Thursday, November 03, 2005
Pruned takes us to Dugway Proving Ground, a piece of accidental land art in the American west / Tropolism is an architecture weblog / big things is the feature of the current issue of Metropolis, including a look at the McMansion to end all McMansions, the Rennert House, a 100,000 square foot monster on a near 65-acre Hamptons plot, designed for financier Ira Rennert. The house has even inspired a novel. It's still unfinished, although Rennert has apparently moved in. Malcolm Gladwell on the ire that Ira caused: 'It just never occurred to [the citizens of Southampton], until Rennert came their way, that they also need to protect their community from people who Have more money than they do.'

Clever stuff: Kempa has attemped to decode the hidden sounds in the cover art of Kate Bush's new album, Aerial. More here on the quest. See also the Aphex Twin Spectrogram, which is the same thing, but in reverse / strategies of accretion, and an accretive newspoem created by raccoon / San Francisco in Jell-O, via Kev's News / punk and cut-up culture links as well as custom t-shirts from parasite clothing / the sounds of the arcade.

Coverpop sucks image data out of amazon and turns them into great collages. For example, every guitar on amazon (via music thing, who also exhorts us to Behold the Mighty SpecDrum). Staying with images and open APIs, a great flash-based tag browser for flickr / two fabulous sets of Shanghai photography / Triangular Sun, a weblog with wonderful photography / photography by Stephen Hughes / Portland Modern, a periodical publication focusing on the city's art scene. We like the work of Holly Andres (pdf). Thanks to TJ Norris, author of the Is It Art? column.