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I have been meaning to post these images for quite some time, and the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide yesterday, flooded by an ocean of crocodile tears from the international community provides a bloody good occasion to do so. Found at Siris, these photosouvenirs are from Judge E. Gorlia‘s second journey in the Belgian Congo (ca. 1915 ). Gorlia was a keen amateur photographer and at the time acting as an alternate to the public officer at one of the seven tribunals of first instance (sic). In the description text you’ll find the following lines: The hammock was the only conveyance available for travel on land. WeWasteTime WeWasteTime
Artist: Anthony Pearson Venue: David Kordansky, Los Angeles Date: March 1 – April 12, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Contemporary Art Daily

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In the postwar period, a generation of critics, inspired by Lionel Trilling, encapsulated the difference between high art and popular art in a single word: “complexity.” “Literature,” Trilling wrote, “is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity and difficulty.” Henry James, Austen, Coleridge, and Shakespeare (“King Lear” was the pinnacle of Trilling’s qualities), not to mention modernists from Proust to Kafka, from Woolf to Celine: their books are sanctuaries of anti-closure and infinite perspective, of right and wrong mashed together and dissolved. Following the endless turbulent commentary on Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen, and the commentary on the commentary, you could be forgiven for feeling that literary art, as Trilling defined it, has been largely displaced by life—or, at least, by the pictures of life ceaselessly produced by the all-powerful media—as the realm in which we lose ourselves in a moral problem. More

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The Inspiration Room | Advertising creativity from around the world

The Inspiration Room | Advertising creativity from around the world

The World’s Toughest Job American Greetings and Cardstore is running “The World’s Toughest Job”, an online video campaign promoting Mother’s Day greetings for May 11, 2014. The four minute video sets up a scenario in which 24 job seekers are interviewed through online video conversations for a job with unlimited hours, no breaks and a list of demanding responsibilities, listed as Director of Operations at a company called Rehtom Inc (rehtom.net).
Ghostly International - Of Art & Artifice since 1999 [Video] On The Road with Tycho April 18, 2014 Mission Workshop and FILTER Magazine went on tour with Tycho to capture the life of touring musicians. At first glance, it can seem wildly glamorous: Late nights, different cities, fans that adore you… but look a little deeper and you’ll see that the reality of life on the road is very much to the contrary. Though there are good times to be had, the majority of a touring musician’s life is spent in transition.

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The Strange Attractor ’12 Days of New York’ (Book, Abrams, 2013) Gilbert Ford grew up in a family of professional photographers in Jackson, Mississippi, and moved to New York to attend Pratt Institute. After graduating, he worked as a designer and illustrator for a giftware company, creating puzzles, games, stickers, stationery, and activity books for children, before setting out on his own in 2007. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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Blink Productions Blink Productions Blink was named 'Production Company of the Year' at the 2014 Creative Circle Awards, having already received the title at the 2013 British Arrows, the 2012 and 2011 Campaign Media Awards and the 2011 Televisual Awards. Thanks to another year of outstanding work from our directors, commercials produced by Blink were met with widespread acclaim across the industry in 2013, and look set to continue that run into 2014. In 2013, Dougal Wilson set the bar high once again, bringing home 7 Gold British Arrows for his industry-defining spots ‘Rainbow’ for Lurpak, ‘Playin’ with my Friends’ for Ikea, and ‘The Long Wait’, his second Christmas film for John Lewis. The 2013 British Arrows also saw Blink bring home the Arrow for Best Commercial of the Year. 2013 also saw Dougal's colourful spot for Ikea receive Gold and Silver Cannes Lions, while Blink also won the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for its film branding Channel 4’s London Paralympics coverage.
Smiley Face Screws April 19th, 2014 | Tech | Mermaids in Real World April 18th, 2014 | Inspiration | Design Ideas and Tech Concepts - Toxel.com

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We have an auspicious occasion coming up. The Lunar New Year begins this coming Friday, January 31st. 新年快樂! According to the Chinese zodiac, we will enter the Year of the Horse. Or, if you're a Brony, it will be the Year of the Pony. Get ready for all that entails (ha -entails). Neatorama
Motherboard | Science. Technology. Design. Culture. How Lima's notorious bootleggers use low methods to deliver high culture. In Pasaje 18 of Lima's Polvos Azules shopping mall, you'll find racks of DVD burners humming away while fluorescent lights cast their glare across the glitter of thousands of bootleg movies in telltale cellophane wrappers. It looks like a scene right out of cyberpunk. But for many Peruvians, whose access to alternatives like Netflix is hampered by some of the slowest internet speeds on the globe, bootleg DVDs remain a primary source for accessing current mov… Watch Now

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The genes in our bodies can be traced back over three-and-a-half billion years to a single organism, Luca, the Last Universal Common Ancestor. As Luca reproduced, its genes copied and copied and copied and copied, sometimes with mistakes — they transformed. Over time this produced every one of the billions of species of life on earth. Some of these adopted sexual reproduction, combining the genes of individuals, and altogether, the best-adapted life forms prospered. This is evolution. Copy, transform and combine.

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#20 – Les États-Unis vus par Richard Avedon !Richard Avedon naît en 1923 à New York dans une famille juive aisée d’origine russe. Il est mort en 2004. Son père l’initie très tôt aux techniques de la… Hollywood Best Kept Secret !Coup de projecteur sur la dernière sculpture de Plastic Jesus dans les rues de Los Angeles. Intitulée Hollywood Best Kept Secret et installée pendant la… Les illustrations de Vincent Broquaire !