Catching up

A perpetual process / Pitagora Suichi, ‘A collection of Rube Goldberg-like machines’ / the brilliance of the Google Street View Hyperlapse (via Kottke) / short termism: MoMA Will Raze Tod Williams Billie Tsien’s Folk Art Museum. Images by Michael Moran / massive in-game panorama of Totalwar, some sort of Roman-era thing. Very pretty trees / Cassone, a journal dedicatedo art and art books / Interiors Journal ‘presents a discussion about films in terms of architectural space, focusing on the use of space in cinema.’ / Modernist Estates brings word of intriguing apart listings in London and beyond, taking a leaf from The Modern House (if not any commissions from sales) / vaguely related, the stories behind Britain’s most beloved buildings.

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Original art and design on display (and sale) at Studio No.44 / art by Wyatt Niehaus. The ‘Future Solutions‘ series is ‘a bleak pastiche of corporate signifiers: eco-friendly pantones, quixotic windmills, industrial sterility, Plexiglas smoothness’ / photography by Shaun Tompkins. A great eye / Take That, Instagram: The Enduring Allure of Vintage Snapshots. Collectors Weekly on the increasing value of physical ephemera:

This physical nature of vintage photographs is an important part of their appeal, especially in our modern digitized world. Foster tells the story of a friend who purchased an extra hard drive to have more storage space for the thousands of digital photos on his computer, despite the fact that only a handful of the images had ever been printed and enjoyed as physical photographs. “It dawned on me that the 21st century might be the most documented but least saved,” says Foster.

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Eat Lights Become Lights, a fabulous band from South London for lovers of drones, driving, Krautrock, spacey noises, etc / academics vs the supernatural / related, A Podcast to the Curious, devoted to the work of M.R.James / Paolo Soleri has died. The creator of Arcosanti, the archi-centric community in Arizona (it doesn’t look like much on the map, but was always considered a work in progress, with far larger and more impressive constructions in the pipeline).

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One Response to Catching up

  1. So much to read so little time, but what a great article on Take That Instagram: The Enduring Allure of vintage Snapshots. I am now thinking about ‘time’s relentless melt’,
    “All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”

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