Barbara Tozier, Rapture?
bruces: “This seems to be Three Graces assisting a starry octopus in gripping the world, but perhaps, being a foreigner, I misinterpret.”
This is my five thousandth post on Tumblr.
I feel like it should be Important, should be of some moment and weight. A milestone post.
EVERYONE TAKE OFF THEIR CLOTHES RIGHT NOW OR I’LL MURDER THIS KITTEN
Mark Newman (left) is the fifth recipient of the Zachary Karate Club Club prize. The prize was awarded to Mark on behalf of the current holder (Marián Boguñá) by Pol Colomer-de-Simón (right), for using the karate club in his talk at the NetSci conference in Berkeley, June 2014.
This whole neighborhood — east of Woodward to the railroad, and south of State Fair to Seven Mile — is really rough.
Just some kitties playing in the snow.
Ripping chickens into pieces, as ya do.
Mika Tajima - Negative Entropy (2012)
“Negative Entropy is a series of abstract woven portraits. These works are simultaneously images and material records of their own production. The subjects are aging factories using industrial textile Jacquard looms (a precursor to digital technology) and server colocation centers that comprise today’s cloud computing infrastructure.
Tajima recorded production sounds at several locations in manufacturing areas of Pennsylvania, once a booming industrial region, which included a few remaining textile-related factories in the area as well as a data center network in Philadelphia.
The recordings were then transmuted into digital image files, and then physically translated by a weaving designer into a Jacquard fabric.
The final woven textiles were stretched over custom acoustic panels to function as sound deadening tiles, the same type used in recording studios to isolate sounds made by individual performers.
The looms inscribe their own death, producing a mute visualization of vacant factories and the ascendant industry of immaterial abstractions.”