Blur

The blurry, bleached-out pseudo-Polaroid-esque nature of the lead images on this story about aimless 20-somethings is a visual TLDR for the entire piece (via), an example of the self-conscious aesthetic nostalgia that has created a circular mythos of a ‘golden era’, endlessly perpetuated in online imagery and ultimately serving as a means of disengaging from the present / thanks for this link on the selectbutton forums, via which we also get two tumblrs (a key delivery mechanism for the circular mythos), kssk and UUIUU.

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What’s next for BBC Genome? In September we will begin the full-scale project of digitising over 80 years’ worth of broadcast records. That’s approximately 400,000 pages of Radio Times, 3 million programmes and 300 million words to recognise through OCR.’ / ’60 percent of the world’s copied artworks come from Dafen, a village in South China‘ (via anArchitecture). Reminded us of a project we wanted to do but never got around to; send a photograph to a Dafen artist to get a painted version, then re-send the painted version to another artist to get a copy, and so on, and so on. It would be interesting to see how ‘degraded’ the imagery becomes, or if such copying is, effectively, lossless.

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He Seems Nice, architecture, art, design and (mostly) men’s fashion / things organised neatly, a tumblr / ephemera scanning at So much pile up / l’autre bande dessinee and Matou en Peluche, two French weblogs on illustration and comics / Michael Wolf’s Streetview project takes Manhattan / Brass Eye-inspiredsafe cuddling baby suit‘? Via Dezeen / the South London Press pool / enter Reddit Answers, slightly more focused than Ask Reddit / Minton pottery marks / Hatch: the Design Public blog / shortlived things: the New Brighton Tower / Google Slope View / we need to educate British homebuyers about floor areas.

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One Response to Blur

  1. Larry says:

    Great post. Anyone else miss the Polaroids??

    @larryphoto

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