Google's deleted an artist's blog, along with 14 years of his work. In a stark reminder that the internet isn't forever, artist Dennis Cooper has reported that Google has deleted his entire blog without warning - completely erasing 14 years of work in the process.
His blog was hosted by the Google-owned platform Blogger, and other than being shown a violation of terms of service statement, Google has offered no explanation for the erasure. Worst of all, most of his work was only on his blog, with no other backups that Cooper knows of, which is pretty much every artist's worst nightmare. Cooper's Gmail account was also disabled without warning, he reported on his Facebook page: If you visit his Blogger site, it currently displays a standard removal message: "Sorry, the blog at denniscooper-theweaklings.blogspot.com has been removed. In addition to artwork, photos, and writing, the blog also contained the only copy of Cooper's latest GIF novel (which, as the name suggests, is a novel constructed entirely of animated GIFs. How to Pitch a Client: 5 Unbelievable Neurohacks : MUSE. You probably think that, for the most part, you’re totally in control of your own behavior.
You’re a logical person who weighs the facts and then acts rationally. Ya, I used to think that too. The reality is that we only understand a fraction of all that affects our behavior. We’re far more rationalizing than we are rational. And we’re driven by emotion far more than we’d care to admit. Understanding these hidden things that affect our behavior can offer some “neurohacks” that you can then use to get your stories seen. Before we dive into the neurohacks, I first need to share just how powerful some of these ideas are, and how little we often understand our own behavior. Back in 1996 John Bargh gathered a room of university students together and handed out a bunch of surveys. In half of the surveys the questions contained words related to being old. So if he didn’t care about their answers, what did he care about? They had no idea that they were walking slower. Groupe public Tasmanian Filmmakers. Should You Start a Business? 51 Female Entrepreneurs Weigh In — Laura Simms.
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Grand dreams of writing a book that will cause his publisher to leap up from his desk (the publishers in this world are men), and gasp in wonder. But he can’t get the first sentence right. He worries at every detail, frets over meaning and rhythm. He arranges and rearranges it. Edvard Munch's Famous Painting The Scream Animated to the Sound of Pink Floyd's Primal Music. In this short video, Romanian animator Sebastian Cosor brings together two haunting works from different times and different media: The Scream, by Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch, and “The Great Gig in the Sky,” by the British rock band Pink Floyd.
Munch painted the first of four versions of The Scream in 1893. He later wrote a poem describing the apocalyptic vision behind it: I was walking along the road with two Friendsthe Sun was setting — the Sky turned a bloody redAnd I felt a whiff of Melancholy — I stoodStill, deathly tired — over the blue-blackFjord and City hung Blood and Tongues of FireMy Friends walked on — I remained behind— shivering with anxiety — I felt the Great Scream in Nature.
This Woman Turned Her Collection of Unsolicited Dick Pics into an Art Show. Whitney Bell, next to her wall of dick pics.
Photo by Ben Karris Warning: This article contains a lot of photos of dicks. Ah, the unsolicited dick pic. Technology has made it all too tempting for men's penises to pop up on a woman's phone while she's reading on the train or walking home from work. This is a fairly recent invention, because who would've taken their rolls of film to the local drug store to get their dick pics developed? Whitney Bell is one of these women. Upon entering through the exhibit's front doors, I noticed white walls adorned with framed art, like a traditional art gallery, where work from 30 contributing artists was displayed. We sat down on her couch, pretending it was her actual living room, and got to talking about everything dick—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Photo by Ben Karris VICE: So tell me how this all started.Whitney Bell: It all sort of began with a really beautiful dick shadow picture I was sent by a guy I was seeing.