Simply cannot think of a more intriguing headline. I could quite easily reblog all these Brain Pickings articles, but this one in particular caught my eye. Imagine, being able to actually see–let alone draw–consciousness. Benjamin Betts thought he could.
Love this, being a big fan of antique typewriters. You can either buy an antique typewriter already converted or just the kit to convert your own. The Underwood was my favourite. They’re heavy buggers, them. I think I’ve still got my old Remington though. Might give this a go.
Antique typewriters converted to keyboards enpundit.com
“The first sitting chair (sitting down for a rest after a long time standing).”
Check out the Certitude Point, Doubt Point, Love Point and of course the Snark Mark, amongst others.
13 little-known punctuation marks we should be using (mentalfloss.com)
Musical Rain Gutter Wall in Dresden
The three artists knew that the building needed to have rain gutters, so why not get a bit creative? This system of mousetrap drain and gutters features various sized metal cones that play music when it rains.
Black & White (in Colour)
A black & white video created by painting a whole room (including myself) in shades of grey. All footage was captured on camera in colour.
Roundhay Garden Scene, Leeds (1888)
Roundhay Garden Scene is an 1888 short film directed by inventor Louis Le Prince, considered to be the world’s first film ever made using a motion picture camera. According to Le Prince’s son, Adolphe, it was filmed at Oakwood Grange, the home of Joseph and Sarah Whitley, in Roundhay, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom on October 14, 1888.
Inspiration for these drawings came from a leaf. While cross-country skiing, I came across an oak leaf with its stem stuck in the snow. As the wind blew, the leaf spun and its edges made marks in the snow. Back home, I cut some plastic bottles into different shapes and tied each one to a stick in the snow. Left all day to blow in the wind, the plastic cut into the snow making a record of the day’s wind conditions. Wanting a more permanent record, I constructed an apparatus to suspend a pen outfitted with sails over paper. Each drawing here is a record of one day’s wind conditions.
“The paper cut sculptures explore the probable and magical transformation of the flat sheet of paper into figures that expand into the space surrounding them. The negative and absent 2 dimensional space left by the cut, points out the contrast to the 3 dimensional reality it creates, even though the figures still stick to their origin without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in many of the cuts.”
I love the sketchiness of the horse sculptures, they look really ad hoc, thrown together, very energetic but I can’t imagine for a moment that these were quick to build.
Very jealous of how perfect these images have turned out. Can’t get it right whenever I have a go. If it’s not perfect, it just doesn’t cut it.
A logo for introverts
I love the idea of a logo for us introverts. I’m not sure why, perhaps as a way of legitimising us.