“Take 5 minutes out of your day and WATCH THIS BEAUTIFUL VIDEO! really.
I can’t look away! If you need any explanation, head over to: http://lachivany.com/site/
Just heard about this today, The Art Newspaper is launching a webTV channel. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of this on the net, but until then, good luck to Art Newspaper TV
From the press release:
The Art Newspaper is proud to announce the launch of a web TV channel
for the art world. It features interviews with key collectors,
curators, dealers, artists, and art world luminaries.
The Art Newspaper TV aims to further the success of The Art Newspaper and continue to provide breaking news, art market analysis and insight for the art world, online.
More YouTube goodness: Sungha Jung, child prodigy. Yes, we're spending too much time on the YouTubes these days, but when my friend emailed this link to me, I was blown away. You will be too. Enjoy!
Jaw-dropping, killer skilz! [yes, it’s an act, but who cares! gotta luv the guy]
These sculptural ‘animals’ are amazing; like a combination of DaVinci and David Cronenberg. Jansen has hit upon a form that resonates with my sense of the future/past as present; fairy tales, dinosaurs and mythical beasts.
They also make me think of the effects of space and time in the way Thomas Mann used space and time. Mann suggested [in The Magic Mountain] that movement through space has similar effects upon a person as those of the passage of time; distanciation, obfuscation and disorientation. Not ‘time-traveling’ but ‘travel-timing’; faster if not as permanent.
Anyway, check out the video too…
“Theo Jansen has been creating wind-walking examples of artificial life since 1990. What was at first a rudimentary breed has slowly evolved into a generation of machines that are able to react to their environment: “over time, these skeletons have become increasingly better at surviving the elements such as storms and water and eventually I want to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives.”
Constructed as intricate assemblages of piping, wood, and wing-like sails, Jansen’s creatures are constantly evolving and have become excellently adapted to their sandy beach environment. The creatures sport legs, which “prove to be more efficient on sand than wheels . . . they don’t need to touch every inch of the ground along the way, as a wheel has to”. .”
read the rest after the jump…
Is Dr. Taylor with us? More than most… http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/229
Found this while Stumbling around this morning…Can’t wait to try one of my own.
Bob Dylan on the Chabad Telethon: One of the Only Redeeming Reasons to Live in LA; The Ten most Incomprehensible Bob Dylan Interviews of All Time
We just heard about the new Bryant Park Project over at NPR and while perusing the web component of the project, we ran across this great YouTube clip. Have a listen:
"Dylan’s been giving bad interviews for so long that New York Magazine compiled a list that they call "The Ten Most Incomprehensible Bob Dylan Interviews of All Time." Now I applaud them for their research, and it’s certainly worth a look, because they tracked down video of most of these trainwrecks. (A 1986 classic is above.) But I take issue with New York’s slant.
How many times have you heard Bob Dylan characterized as being out of it and incoherent? How many jokes have been made about him mumbling and rambling through songs and sentences? It’s a pretty old and predictable take, and it has little or no basis in reality.
Say what you will about Dylan. You may think he’s past his prime, you may think his songs go on forever, and after watching interview clips like the one above, you may think he’s a jerk. But make no mistake–he knows exactly what he’s doing.
So much bad news lately. Dark times. Lately we’ve been feeling, well, like this: