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We are as gods and might as well get good at it.

So far, remotely done power and glory—as via government, big business, formal education, church—has succeeded to the point where gross defects obscure actual gains. In response to this dilemma and to these gains a realm of intimate, personal power is developing—power of the individual to conduct his own education, find his own inspiration, shape his own environment, and share his adventure with whoever is interested.

Stewart Brand, The Whole Earth Catalog. 1969.
jstn:

A reminder about a print for sale!

I’m extremely happy with how this turned out. If you’ve never seen a photo face mounted to acrylic it has an enriching, almost dimensional effect (especially with these particular archival inks).

The back is a thin but super rigid piece of anodized aluminum with a metal frame and wooden cleat for easy mounting.

It’s a heavy, museum-grade piece. I would prefer to hand deliver them in the New York metropolitan area, but shipping is possible too.

The skyline is changing so fast right now, and I’ve loved watching the WTC rise up in my peripheral vision every day as I move about the city. I’m a little sad as they finish the building and start turning off those brilliant work lights. For me the incomplete obelisk will always be a little more beautiful than its final form.

jstn:

A reminder about a print for sale!

I’m extremely happy with how this turned out. If you’ve never seen a photo face mounted to acrylic it has an enriching, almost dimensional effect (especially with these particular archival inks).

The back is a thin but super rigid piece of anodized aluminum with a metal frame and wooden cleat for easy mounting.

It’s a heavy, museum-grade piece. I would prefer to hand deliver them in the New York metropolitan area, but shipping is possible too.

The skyline is changing so fast right now, and I’ve loved watching the WTC rise up in my peripheral vision every day as I move about the city. I’m a little sad as they finish the building and start turning off those brilliant work lights. For me the incomplete obelisk will always be a little more beautiful than its final form.

We now have a young generation who are having to ‘surf the chaos’ so to speak, who are ‘scanning’ their way through events and images, reading life from its surface. There seems to be no time to develop depth. David Bowie, 1995 (via jackrusher)

(Source: fifidunks, via adult-mag)

Two Weeks, FKA twigs. 2014.

Directed by Nabil Elderkin.

Watch→

Runaway, Kanye West. 2010.

Scene with Selita Ebanks dancing to Kanye West playing Power on an MPC2000XL.

Here’s to the normal ones. The conformists. The pushovers. The followers. The square pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things the same. They’re fond of rules. And they have respect for the status quo. You won’t quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. The only thing you can do is ignore them. Because they don’t change things. They hold the human race back. And while some may see them as safe, we see mindless destruction. Because the people who aren’t crazy enough to think they can change the world, don’t.

When you reverse that apple “think different” ad it’s pretty harsh

via Ronen Verbit

(Source: whitehouse, via david)

jstn:

Boards of Canada - June 9th

(Source: robdelaney, via risingtensions)

Asiatisch, Fatima Al Qadiri. 2014.

Asiatisch, Fatima Al Qadiri. 2014.

"Each year, with his tax return, Rumsfeld sends a letter to the IRS explaining that neither he or his wife are sure of how accurate their taxes are because the forms and tax code are too complex."
via Jason Kottke.
Related: Errol Morris’s The Unknown Known documentary / interview with Donald Rumsfeld is a brilliant, genius work of filmmaking. It gave me something like fascination and respect for someone I thought I disagreed with, or even disliked.

"Each year, with his tax return, Rumsfeld sends a letter to the IRS explaining that neither he or his wife are sure of how accurate their taxes are because the forms and tax code are too complex."

via Jason Kottke.

Related: Errol Morris’s The Unknown Known documentary / interview with Donald Rumsfeld is a brilliant, genius work of filmmaking. It gave me something like fascination and respect for someone I thought I disagreed with, or even disliked.