In the early days, as any kind of psychedelic cyber-utopian would, I was into that gnostic trip, that Kurzweillian “omigod, we’re going to build the virtual mind!” As I grew up, I realized, “Oh no! There is no virtual mind!
the tiny figures of the artist's 'cement eclipse' series are pictured once again in public spaces through out europe in order to subtly and humorously draw attention to issues pertaining to the modern person. ...
Our goal in photojournalism is reality. The foundation of ethics in photojournalism is that our photographs of any situation should look the way our eyes saw it. Let’s use the human eye as our bench...
This infographic created by Jason at Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources.
That's consolidated from 50 companies back in 1983.
NOTE: This infographic is from last year and is missing some key transactions. GE does not own NBC (or Comcast or any media) anymore. So that 6th company is now Comcast. And Time Warner doesn't own AOL, so Huffington Post isn't affiliated with them.
But the fact that a few companies own everything demonstrates "the illusion of choice," Frugal Dad says. While some big sites, like Digg and Reddit aren't owned by any of the corporations, Time Warner owns news sites read by millions of Americans every year.
part of 'art unlimited' at art basel 2012, a fluctuating electrical current alternately illuminates the words 'revolt' and 'voltage', in a human-scale installation that references the popular uprisings of recent years.
Once the preserve of the rich and powerful, the purchasing of art works is now much more common among regular Chinese people, from small bargains at Beijing's Pan Jia Yuan flea market to big deals amounting to hundred millions of yuan at auctions.
One of the great mysteries of art is why it exists. Although our desire to create and enjoy art is so widespread that it appears as natural as eating or reproducing -– nearly every culture draws, dances, sings, recites poetry and tells stories -– the origins of human aesthetics are not clear-cut. What’s peculiar is that from a biological point of view art appears to serve no adaptive advantages whatsoever.
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