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ein-bleistift-und-radiergummi: The Ladies of Knossos - Restored...

10 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

ein-bleistift-und-radiergummi: The Ladies of Knossos - Restored Fresco at the Herkleion Museum1500 BC. (Married women used long hair with long braids, as a sign of their marital status.) 

A Pioneer Of Making Buildings Sing At Night

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Janet Turner “became a much admired role model for women in the design business at a time when few made it into the boardroom. … She was also a powerful proponent of lighting design as a profession in Britain. Until the late 80s, lighting schemes had generally been the province of architects and lighting manufacturers. […]

Lose Yourself in a Coded World of Patterns and Geometry

PI, Alka Cappellazzo. Courtesy the artist A version of this article originally appeared on The Creators Project Italy. The pattern is the repetition of a graphic, a structure, an ornamental design. For creative coder Alka Cappellazzo,...Show More Summary

paintingispoetry: Paul Gauguin, La famille du peintre au...

10 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

paintingispoetry: Paul Gauguin, La famille du peintre au jardin, rue Carcel, ca. 1881

aurumnorthwood: Crow and Blossom, c.1910 by Ohara Koson (1877 -...

10 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

aurumnorthwood: Crow and Blossom, c.1910 by Ohara Koson (1877 - 1945)

Writers Romanticize Readers … And Then They Go On Tour

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Just as the author romanticizes the reader, so does the reader romanticize the author — there’s something inevitable and touchingly human about it all. Many years ago, at a book signing, a reader said she wanted to be me because she felt that her own life was so drab. My heart sank like wet sand. […]

Better Living Through Technology: Dispatches from the NYU Connect Ability Hackathon

Pallette Prototype, courtesy of Oliver Hoffman A young man sits on a stool at the front of a crowded room with a wire dangling from between his closed lips. In his mouth is Pallette, a device he and his members designed and built over the weekend for the NYU Connect Ability Challenge Hackathon. Show More Summary

Competitive College A Cappella Is Super Intense [AUDIO]

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Kari Wei doesn’t carry her ‘pitch peanut’ everywhere because a cappella is popular; she carries it everywhere because a cappella is consuming.”

I Am A Photographer, Not A Tog, Clicker Or Snapper

Ok.. for start, I am a photographer, not a tog, clicker, snapper, pho-tog, GWC or any other title that seems to be coming a frequent addition to the online forum lexicon. I am not sure why these terms wind me up so much but they do, and I think it has more to do with [...] The post I Am A Photographer, Not A Tog, Clicker Or Snapper appeared first on DIY Photography.

Facebook Debuts New ‘Safety Check’ Feature After Nepal’s Devastating Earthquake

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Safety Check locates Facebook users near a disaster site through the city they list on their profile, or from where they last used the Internet. Users then receive a notification asking to confirm that they’re safe or to say that they weren’t in the affected area.”

Baby Car: 1925

The smallest automobile in the world –- Designed and built by Gus Petzel of Alameda, California. The car has a 4-cylinder air cooled motor, 3 speeds, electric lights and starter, 60-inch wheelbase, 21x4 airplane tires, and weighs 560 pounds. Show More Summary

More On Toni Morrison And Her New Book (What Else To Say? She’s Just Tremendous)

12 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Evil itself, Morrison says, is, ‘completely boring': the thing she finds ‘intellectually fascinating’ is how people respond to it.”

Postcards Of Actual London, The One Being Altered By Developers Every Day

12 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“South London artist Gram Hilleard has created a series of postcards showing the city as he sees it: grey skies, soulless skyscrapers and boarded-up shops.”

Interesting Classic Photos of Behind the Scenes at James Bond Auditions in 1967

In 1967 LIFE sent photographer Loomis Dean to casting sessions for the James Bond movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The photographer took some of interesting photos from the 1967 James Bond auditions, featuring the five top candidates...Show More Summary

She who gets slapped

12 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

All those who have been in a rage since the news broke this week that the Metropolitan Opera has invited Calixto Bieito to stage Verdi’s La Forza del Destino can relax and embrace the Juilliard Opera’s new Le Nozze di Figaro which opened Friday night.

Required Reading

12 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, a quadruple rainbow, genocide at 100, remaking Mackintosh, poetry inspired by visual art, the creator of the emoticon, the first anime, and more.

David Price: Illustrated Proverbs

David Price: “This project grew out of some recen […] Categories: Featured PROJECT "52" (Read more...)

Yes, You Sure Should Google Everyone, Including Your Potential Therapist

12 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“You’re basically behind the curve if you’re not Googling pretty much everyone you meet.”

This Kid Was So Very Over ‘Boy Books’ And ‘Girl Books’

12 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Scholastic has now removed the ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ sections on its online Book Wizard which had previously limited questions about sport to boys and those about animals to girls. It has pledged to no longer publish books that declare they are for a particular gender in the title.”

A Writer’s Walk – Well, Hike – Up An Old Roman Road To Get To The Heart Of A Novel

12 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“What I really needed was to step into the half-born book and let it close over my head for a few days – perhaps it was this kind of inchoate instinct rather than the more rational reason I gave myself, which was that I should walk at least a little way in my character Jack’s […]

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