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Teju Cole, "Ethics", Lecture 3 of 3, 04.22.19 - YouTube
"The 2019 Berlin Family Lectures with Teju Cole
"Coming to Our Senses"
Lecture three: "Ethics"
April 22, 2019

How do our senses foster our moral understanding and ethical obligations to others? In the third and final lecture of the 2019 Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Family Lecture Series, acclaimed author, critic, and photographer Teju Cole thinks through how our senses can help us understand the plight of travelers and migrants. Cole implores us to recognize the mutual and unshirkable responsibilities that bind all human beings.

This is the second lecture in a three-lecture series presented in the spring of 2019 at the University of Chicago.

Named for Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin, the Berlin Family Lectures bring leading scholars, writers, and creative artists from around the world to the University of Chicago. Each visitor offers an extended series of lectures with the aim of interacting with the university community and developing a book for publication with the University of Chicago Press. Learn more at

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2019  tejucole  ethics  senses  migrants  migration  travelers  responsibility  humanism  lauraletinsky  photography  location  situation  howwewrite  interconnectedness  interconnected  malta  caravaggio  art  painting  writing  reading  knowing  knowledge  seeing  annecarson  smell  death  grief  dying 
11 weeks ago by robertogreco
Remediation: Understanding New Media, by Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin | The MIT Press

A new framework for considering how all media constantly borrow from and refashion other media.

Media critics remain captivated by the modernist myth of the new: they assume that digital technologies such as the World Wide Web, virtual reality, and computer graphics must divorce themselves from earlier media for a new set of aesthetic and cultural principles. In this richly illustrated study, Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin offer a theory of mediation for our digital age that challenges this assumption. They argue that new visual media achieve their cultural significance precisely by paying homage to, rivaling, and refashioning such earlier media as perspective painting, photography, film, and television. They call this process of refashioning "remediation," and they note that earlier media have also refashioned one another: photography remediated painting, film remediated stage production and photography, and television remediated film, vaudeville, and radio."


"The authors do a splendid job of showing precisely how technologies like computer games, digital photography, film television, the Web, and virtual reality all turn on the mutually constructive strategies of generating immediacy and making users hyperaware of the media themselves...The authors lay out a provocative theory of contemporary selfhood, one that draws on and modifies current notions of the 'virtual' and 'networked' human subject. Clearly written and not overly technical, this book will interest general readers, students, and scholars engaged with current trends in technology."]


in this exchange:

Venkatesh Rao (@vgr): "I think several new genres of fiction are being born right now that will break the Industrial Age ones (SFF, mystery, romance, horror, thriller).

One I think is alt-realism. Or adjacent-realism. Not counterfactuals, more like fictional conspiracy theories."

Me (@rogre): "Have you done the same for *form* of fiction? (Think length, type of prose, formatting, use of multimedia, etc.) I think there is something similar going on there too. I also think that these genres and forms are not necessarily as new as they seem, just finally gaining traction?"

Venkatesh Rao (@vgr): I think that’s probably overtheorized already by all the hypermedia studies people. I’m more interested in content. I suspect @thezhanly has good knowledge on state of art there. But overall I think media form evolves much less quickly than people want it too.

Zhan Li (@thezhanly): Bolter & Grusin’s remediation concept is a crucial perspective for this ]
books  media  jaydavidbolter  richardgrusin  1998  photography  film  painting  art  writing  howwrite  publishing  theater  filmmaking  radio  television  tv  refashioning  culture 
11 weeks ago by robertogreco
‎Procreate on the App Store
"Apple Design Award winner and App Store Essential – Procreate is the most powerful sketching, painting and illustration app ever designed for a mobile device, built for creative professionals. This complete artist’s toolbox helps you create beautiful sketches, inspiring paintings, and stunning illustrations anywhere you are. Procreate features ground-breaking canvas resolution, 136 incredible brushes, an advanced layer system, and is powered by Silica M: the fastest 64-bit painting engine on iOS.
Create a canvas and start painting with any of Procreate’s exclusive dual-texture brushes. Use the immediately responsive smudge tool to perfectly blend colour with any brush in your library. With Procreate’s incredibly high-resolution canvases you can print your artwork at massive sizes. Experience the revolutionary selection, transform, and perspective tools built exclusively for multitouch and finish your illustration with stunning cinema-quality effects. Procreate’s powerful and intuitive interface always puts your art in focus.

With a deep range of professional quality features, Procreate has all the power a creative needs."
applications  ios  ipad  photoshop  painting  paint  drawing  illustration 
august 2018 by robertogreco
Web Paint - Chrome Web Store
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"Draw shapes, lines, and add text to live web pages and take screenshot.
Web Paint provides the following easy to use drawing tools that let you draw shapes, lines, and add text to live web pages and take screenshot (touch screen supported):

Pencil tool - draw a custom line with the selected line width and color.
Eyedropper tool - pick a color from the web page or your drawings and use it for drawing.
Text tool - insert text into the web page with the selected color and transparency.
Line tool - draw a straight line with the selected line width, transparency and color.
Quadratic curve - draw a quadratic curve with the selected line width, transparency and color.
Bezier curve - draw a bezier curve with the selected line width, transparency and color.
Polygon tool - draw a polygon with the selected line width, transparency and color.
Ellipse tool - draw an ellipse or a circle with the selected line width, transparency and color.
Paint bucket tool - fill an area with selected color and transparency.
Color picker - select a color for the text and line.
Transparency slider - select a transparency for the text and line. (Drag the slider to the left to decrease the value and to the right to increase the value)
Line width slider - select a line width. (Drag the slider to the left to decrease the value and to the right to increase the value)
Rectangle tool - draw a rectangle with the selected line width, transparency and color.
Cursor tool - interact with the web page.
Eraser tool - erase part of your drawings.
Screenshot tool - take a screenshot of the current web page with your drawings.
Exit button - clear your drawings and disable the tools.

Please click the extension icon in the upper right of your browser to enable the tools."
chrome  onlinetoolkit  extensions  drawing  painting 
march 2018 by robertogreco
Krita | Digital Painting. Creative Freedom.
"Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.
• concept art
• texture and matte painters
• illustrations and comics"
opensource  via:lukeneff  applications  windows  linux  mac  osx  illustration  painting  software 
february 2018 by robertogreco
Lorna Simpson, America’s Most Defiant Conceptual Artist, Makes A Radical Change—To Painting - Vogue
"Lorna graduated early from SVA and was doing graphic-design work for a travel company when she met Carrie Mae Weems, a graduate art student at the University of California, San Diego. Weems suggested she come out to graduate school in California. “It was a rainy, icy New York evening, and that sounded really good to me,” Simpson says. “I had no idea what I was getting myself into.” She knew she’d had enough of documentary street photography. Conceptual art ruled at UCSD, and in her two years there, from 1983 to 1985, Lorna found her signature voice, combining photographs and text to address issues that confront African American women. “I loved writing poetry and stories, but at school, that was a separate activity from photography,” she says. “I thought, Why not merge those two things?”"
lornasimpson  2018  art  artists  adjaye  painting  photography  multimedia  ucsd  conceptualart  davidhammons  jean-michelbasquiat  basquiat  zoracasabere  combinations  breakingform  cross-media  race  gender  sex  identity  video  videoart  form 
february 2018 by robertogreco
The Painter of Jalouzi - YouTube
"The film tells the story of one citizen from Jalouzi, one of the largest slums in Haiti, who is determined to bring color to the impoverished area by helping paint the entire town, literally.

Believing that color has the power to transform his community, he’s helping to paint everywhere – on houses, on buses, and the entire hillside. Armed with brushes of bright blues, pastel pinks, and sunshine yellows, he’s helping to mobilize citizens of all ages, determined to turn the grey town into a rainbow full of color to lead the way to a brighter Haiti."
haiti  jalouzi  color  2015  painting  homes 
february 2017 by robertogreco
BBC Four - John Berger: The Art of Looking
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"Art, politics and motorcycles - on the occasion of his 90th birthday John Berger or the Art of Looking is an intimate portrait of the writer and art critic whose ground-breaking work on seeing has shaped our understanding of the concept for over five decades. The film explores how paintings become narratives and stories turn into images, and rarely does anybody demonstrate this as poignantly as Berger.

Berger lived and worked for decades in a small mountain village in the French Alps, where the nearness to nature, the world of the peasants and his motorcycle, which for him deals so much with presence, inspired his drawing and writing.

The film introduces Berger's art of looking with theatre wizard Simon McBurney, film-director Michael Dibb, visual artist John Christie, cartoonist Selçuk Demiral, photographer Jean Mohr as well as two of his children, film-critic Katya Berger and the painter Yves Berger.

The prelude and starting point is Berger's mind-boggling experience of restored vision following a successful cataract removal surgery. There, in the cusp of his clouding eyesight, Berger re-discovers the irredeemable wonder of seeing.

Realised as a portrait in works and collaborations, this creative documentary takes a different approach to biography, with John Berger leading in his favourite role of the storyteller."
2016  johnberger  documentary  towatch  simonmcburney  michaeldibb  johnchristie  selçukdemiral  jeanmohr  katyaberger  yvesberger  waysofseeing  seeing  looking  noticing  biography  storytelling  skepticism  photography  rebellion  writing  howwewrite  collaboration  canon  conspirators  rebels  friendship  community  migration  motorcycles  presence  being  living  life  interestedness  interested  painting  art  history  france  belonging  place  labor  home  identity  work  peasants  craft  craftsmanship  aesthetics  design  vision  cataracts  sight  teaching  howweteach  attention  focus  agriculture  memory  memories  shit  pigs  humans  animals  childhood  perception  freedom  independence  storytellers  travelers  nomads  trickster  dead  death  meaning  meaningmaking  companionship  listening  discovery  understanding  sfsh  srg  books  publishing  television  tv  communication  engagement  certainly  uncertainty 
january 2017 by robertogreco
Darkly Euphoric
"My investigations have nothing to do with the objects themselves. My painting tries to represent movement, vibration, light, space, time, things that exist but which do not have a determined form, and the only way I have found to do this is to attempt to represent the relationships between them." —Jesús Rafael Soto, Venezuelan op and kinetic artist
jesúsrafaelsoto  art  immaterial  representation  painting  movement  vibration  light  space  time 
april 2015 by robertogreco
Niky Roehreke
"Hello, my name is Niky Roehreke and I am a german/japanese illustrator
currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York.

I graduated from the Central Saint Martins Graphic Design in London in 2008 and since then

I've been drawing, doodling, painting and making collages (almost) every single day.

There are so many new ways to communicate, but I strongly believe that hands remain the most powerful and honest, sometimes magical way to communicate, which is why my work is hand-made and 'hands' are often a recurring motif in my work."
fashion  illustration  nikyroehreke  drawing  srg  glvo  painting  doodling  collage 
january 2015 by robertogreco
Kenneth Goldsmith - Talks | Frieze Projects NY
[Direct link to .mp3: ]

"‘I Look to Theory Only When I Realize That Somebody Has Dedicated Their Entire Life to a Question I Have Only Fleetingly Considered’

A keynote lecture by the poet Kenneth Goldsmith, whose writing has been described as ‘some of the most exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry’ (Publishers Weekly). Goldsmith is the author of eleven books of poetry and founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb. In 2013, he was named as the inaugural Poet Laureate of MoMA."
kennethgoldsmith  copying  uncreativewriting  mercecunningham  writing  internet  web  online  remixing  culture  art  poetry  originality  appropriation  quantity  quality  curiosity  harrypotter  poetics  digital  reproduction  translation  displacement  disjunction  corydoctorow  change  howwewrite  pointing  data  metadata  choice  authorship  versioning  misfiling  language  difference  meaning  ethics  morality  literature  twitter  artworld  marshallmcluhan  christianbök  plagiarism  charleseames  rules  notknowing  archiving  improvisation  text  bricolage  assemblage  cv  painting  technology  photography  readerships  thinkerships  thoughtobjects  reassembly  ubuweb  freeculture  moma  outreach  communityoutreach  nyc  copyright  ip  intellectualproperty  ideas  information  sfpc  vitoacconci  audience  accessibility  situationist  museums  markets  criticism  artcriticism  economics  money  browsers  citation  sampling  jonathanfranzen  internetasliterature  getrudestein  internetasfavoritebook  namjunepaik  johncage  misbehaving  andywarhol  bobdylan  barbarakruger  jkrowling  china  creati 
august 2014 by robertogreco
Plagiarism: Maybe It's Not So Bad - On The Media
"Artists often draw inspiration from other sources. Musicians sample songs. Painters recreate existing masterpieces. Kenneth Goldsmith believes writers should catch-up with other mediums and embrace plagiarism in their work. Brooke talks with Goldsmith, MoMA’s new Poet Laureate, about how he plagiarizes in his own poetry and asks if appropriation is something best left in the art world."

[Full show here: ]

"A special hour on our changing understanding of ownership and how it is affected by the law. An author and professor who encourages creative writing through plagiarism, 3D printing, fan fiction & fair use, and the strange tale of who owns "The Happy Birthday Song""
plagiarism  poetry  poems  2013  kennethgoldsmith  moma  appropriation  creativity  originality  writing  creativewriting  3dprinting  fanfiction  happybirthday  songs  music  drm  copyright  fairuse  ownership  possessions  property  law  legal  ip  intellectualproperty  campervan  beethoven  robertbrauneis  jamesboyle  history  rebeccatushnet  chrisanderson  michaelweinberg  public  publicknowledge  campervanbeethoven  davidlowey  johncage  representation  copying  sampling  photography  painting  art  economics  content  aesthetics  jamesjoyce  patchwriting  ulysses 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Stéphane Mallarmé | HiLobrow
"When painter Edgar Degas complained to friends that despite being full of ideas for new poetry, he had struggled all day to write a sonnet, the salon’s host, STÉPHANE MALLARMÉ (1842-98), replied, “But Degas, it is not at all with ideas that one makes poetry. It is with words.” Sound did not follow sense: consider the distortion between language and reality even in the darkened vowels of jour (day) and the bright ones of nuit (night). That was the lesson of Baudelaire and especially Poe, whose verse Mallarmé translated into French prose and to whom Mallarmé dedicated a famous sonnet celebrating the poet’s “black flights of blasphemy” against taste and tradition in his attempts to “give a purer meaning to the words of the tribe.” In time, Mallarmé’s insistence on the elemental role of words led him from sound to space, writing his breathtakingly experimental poem “Un Coup de des” (“A Throw of the dice”) and a series of influential essays calling for a free verse modeled in part on the daily newspaper: the “full sheet on display… [allows for] mass production and circulation, but that advantage is secondary to a miracle, in the highest sense of the word: words led back to their origin, which is the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, so gifted with infinity that they will finally consecrate language.” Many of Mallarmé’s longest projects, including an elaborate combinatorial performance piece alternately called simply Le Livre (The Book) or Le Grand Oeuvre (The Great Work), remained incomplete or in fragments at his death."
edgardegas  degas  mallarmé  stéphanemallarmé  words  language  french  abstraction  timcarmody  poetry  painting  2011 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Do-it-yourself Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings. It's easy! | Hello Beautiful!
[Now here: ]

"You too can present a retrospective of the great Wall Drawings of Sol LeWitt!

You'll need a crew. Art students will do. Also recent art graduates, and artists- if they can follow instructions."
walldrawings  process  classideas  diy  painting  art  sollewitt 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Art Workshops in Aspen Snowmass Colorado | Anderson Ranch Arts Center
"Anderson Ranch Arts Center Anderson Ranch celebrates artists, art-making, critical dialogue and community. We promote personal and professional development of artists of all levels of expertise through year-round workshops in ceramics, sculpture, photography, new media, painting and drawing, printmaking, woodworking, furniture design and more. Our artists residencies for emerging and established artists, summer internships, visiting artists and critics, community outreach, and public events offer a full spectrum of opportunities to creative people of all levels. The facilities feature fully-equipped art studios and galleries. Anderson Ranch programs and activities including art auctions and artist slide lectures, attract thousands of artists, art-lovers, students, faculty and patrons annually to this historic Rocky Mountain ranch dedicated to the fine arts."
furnituredesign  furniture  woodworking  drawing  painting  newmedia  photography  sculpture  ceramics  workshops  aspen  education  community  design  colorado  residencies  art 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Eyeo2012 - Jonathan Harris on Vimeo
"Jonathan talks about some major turning points in his life — things he used to believe that he no longer believes, painful moments that ended up being doorways into something else, highs and lows, and other ways in which life’s topography determines one's art. He relates all this against the backdrop of a desire to humanize the Web and evolve the art of storytelling, touching on insights and principles picked up along the way."
travel  change  painting  landscape  art  web  stories  narrative  datacollection  data  visualization  datavisualization  storytelling  bhutan  life  owls  meaningmaking  meaning  experience  jonathanharris  2012  eyeo2012  eyeo  tools  toolmaking  facebook  twitter  carljung  software  behavior  cowbird  purpose  healers  dealers 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Agnes Martin Interview (20:00 version, 1997) on Vimeo
"An interview done by Chuck Smith & Sono Kuwayama with painter Agnes Martin at her studio in Taos in Nov. 1997."

[Shorter version here: ]

[Via: ]

Some highlights:

“I paint with my back to the world.”

"I think education is wrong. Education wants us to think that we are capable and we can do anything, teaches us to be ambitious, but that's the way to failure. To think to win and be ambitious instead of thinking what you're doing. The people that think they're ambitious and capable, they don't know they're only capable of repeating something that's already been done."

"The worst thing you can think about when you're working at anything is yourself."

"You can't think about beating the rest of them when you are painting. You have to keep a picture in your mind."
glvo  brucenauman  self  clarity  agnesmartin  inspiration  howwecreate  howwework  vacanmind  ideas  sonokuwayama  chucksmith  via:caseygollan  interviews  1997  loneliness  alone  life  painting  art  evolution  education  ambition  failure 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Evan Roth: Multi-Touch Finger Paintings
"Paintings created by performing routine tasks on multi-touch hand held computing devices."
iphone  touch  painting  art  touchscreen  multitouch  evanroth  ink  2011 
september 2011 by robertogreco
The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction | The New York Public Library
"The French painter Paul Delaroche allegedly said "From today, painting is dead" when he first experienced Louis Daguerre's photographic process in 1839…

Within a few decades the ease of mechanically capturing an accurate representation of someone or something became available and affordable to the masses.

A century later the mechanical process became digital.

People with cameras left the elevated site to change their film and process their negatives, replaced by others who instantly shared their photos of the barn with the world on Flickr.

Ceci n'est pas une pipe.This is Joseph Kosuth's chair.This is a photograph of Joseph Kosuth's chair.Joseph Kosuth's chair (noun) is a piece of furniture consisting of a seat, leags, back, and often arms, designed to accommodate one person.

Reality and representation.

The indigenous people's souls were taken…

"Once you've seen the signs about the barn, it becomes impossible to see the barn."
photography  flickr  reproduction  observation  pauldelaroche  nypl  billyparrott  painting  digital  representation  reality 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Prophet, speak what’s on your mind – Blog – BERG
"Robertson (1936-1997) was born and lived most of his life in Louisiana. He left school at age 13 and in his late teens apprenticed as a sign painter in the western US. Later in his life, when his wife of 19 years – and mother of his 11 children – left him for another man and took all their children to Texas with her, he descended into paranoid schizophrenia. He declared himself a prophet and began to record his visions in his paintings. Frequent themes in his paintings included spaceships and aliens, futuristic cities, Biblical and religious references, numerology and misogyny, the latter apparently spurred by his wife’s betrayal."
royalrobertson  outsiderart  outsiders  art  design  sufjanstevens  albumart  spaceships  mentalillness  futurism  cities  painting  outsider  mentalhealth 
june 2011 by robertogreco
John Berger: a life in writing | Culture | The Guardian
"At 16 Berger left school and enrolled at the Central School of Art, where he encountered "older painters and teachers". Lucian Freud was there briefly at the same time. "I'm not saying we predicted what would happen with his career, but equally it is not that much of a surprise. He was an outstanding student, and it was clear that he was very gifted and also very confident.""

""The only rule in collaborations is that one should never strike deals and never compromise," he says. "If you disagree on something you shouldn't yield and you shouldn't insist on winning. Instead you should just accept that the solution is not right and carry on until it is right. The temptation to say 'you can have this one and I will have the next one' is fatal.""

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johnberger  collaboration  compromise  marxism  karlmarx  waysofseeing  books  writing  spinoza  ruralcomp  kennethclark  2011  activism  biography  materialism  history  religion  christianity  socialism  managementtheory  lucianfreud  painting  renatogattuso 
may 2011 by robertogreco
Flavorwire » Blurry Oil Paintings of Drunken Cab Rides
"We discovered work of Poland-born, New York-based artist Alexandra Pacula over on Animal NY; looking at her blurry oil paintings — which are intended to recreate the “wonder and disorientation” of urban nightlife — is like riding around the city in a speeding cab after having a drink (or ten drinks) too many. “I concentrate on how the mind perceives and evaluates surroundings while under the influence of a social climate,” she explains. “I want the viewer’s eye to travel within my composition and experience a familiar exhilarating event of an actual nightly excursion.” Minus the hangover, naturally. Click through to check out a gallery of Pacula’s work."
art  painting  drunkeness  perception  alexandrapacula  disorientation  alcohol 
january 2011 by robertogreco
Inside Lascaux: Rare, Unpublished - Photo Gallery - LIFE
"A warm afternoon in southwestern France. As two schoolboys hunt rabbits on a ridge covered with pine, oak, and blackberry brambles, their dog chases a hare down a hole beside a downed tree. Widening the hole, removing rocks, the boys follow -- and enter not merely another world, but another time. Underground, they discover "a Versailles of prehistory" -- a series of caves, today collectively known as Lascaux, boasting wall paintings up to 18,000 years old. In 1947, LIFE's Ralph Morse went to Lascaux, and became the first photographer to ever document the astonishing, vibrant paintings. Here, on the 70th anniversary of the discovery of the cave and its treasures, in a gallery featuring rare and never-published photographs, Morse -- still vibrant himself at 93 -- shares with his memories of what it was like to encounter the long-hidden, strikingly lifelike handiwork of a vanished people: the Cro-Magnon."
lascaux  art  history  painting  photography  ancient 
september 2010 by robertogreco
From the Trenches - Carved in Living Color
"Leave your preconceived notions of ancient art at home. A groundbreaking exhibition at Harvard University's Arthur M. Sackler Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, shows how marble statues actually looked in antiquity: covered from head to toe in vibrant paint. Based on 25 years of research by Vinzenz Brinkmann, formerly a curator at the Glyptothek Museum in Germany, Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity features more than 20 full-size color reconstructions of Greek and Roman works, alongside 35 original statues and reliefs." [via:]
ancient  archaeology  greece  sculpture  history  ancienthistory  ancientgreece  arthistory  painting  art  statues 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Horror vacui - Wikipedia [Follow-up to:]
"In visual art, horror vacui (literally: fear of empty spaces, perhaps represented by white spaces, also known as cenophobia) is the filling of the entire surface of an artwork with detail."
horrorvacui  emptiness  fear  horror  surrealism  outsiderart  painting  density  definition  art  aristotle  philosophy  psychology  insanity 
august 2010 by robertogreco
WNYC - Radiolab » Strangers in the Mirror [Bonus: Close talks about academic failure, Robert Rauschenberg, dyslexia, and empathy.]
"Oliver Sacks, the famous neuroscientist and author, can’t recognize faces. Neither can Chuck Close, the great artist known for his enormous paintings of … that’s right, faces.

Oliver and Chuck–both born with the condition known as Face Blindness–have spent their lives decoding who is saying hello to them. You can sit down with either man, talk to him for an hour, and if he sees you again just fifteen minutes later, he will have no idea who you are. (Unless you have a very squeaky voice or happen to be wearing the same odd purple hat.)

In this podcast, we listen in on a conversation Robert had with Chuck and Oliver at Hunter College in New York City as part of the World Science Festival. Chuck and Oliver tell Robert what it’s like to live with Face Blindness and describe two very different ways of coping with this condition, which may be more common than we think."

[See also: (via Luke Neff)]
psychology  perception  neuroscience  prosopagnosia  faceblindness  empathy  dyslexia  robertrauschenberg  education  vision  radiolab  faces  chuckclose  oliversacks  art  painting  science  interviews 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Social media explained by a 9 year old in one sentence.
"Not long ago I took my daughters to the Portland Children’s Museum – wonderful place – and I couldn’t help but notice this quote written on the wall above the clay making room. To me it so effectively distilled the essence of social media that so I wanted to share it.
via:hrheingold  sharing  art  writing  self  identity  understanding  drawing  painting  expression  tcsnmy  classideas  listening  socialmedia  interaction 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Hieronymus Bosch - Wikipedia
"Hieronymus Bosch (English pronunciation: /ˌhaɪəˈrɒnəməs bɒʃ/, Dutch: [ɦieːˈɾoːniməs ˈbɔs]; born Jeroen Anthoniszoon van Aken [jəˈrun ɑnˈtoːnɪsoːn vɑn ˈaːkə(n)]; c. 1450 – buried August 9, 1516) was an Early Netherlandish painter. His work is known for its use of fantastic imagery to illustrate moral and religious concepts and narratives."
art  history  religion  renaissance  culture  painting  hieronymusbosch  tcsnmy 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Raghava KK: Five lives of an artist | Video on
"With endearing honesty and vulnerability, Raghava KK tells the colorful tale of how art has taken his life to new places, and how life experiences in turn have driven his multiple reincarnations as an artist -- from cartoonist to painter, media darling to social outcast, and son to father."
art  raghavakk  ted  creativity  reinvention  autodidacts  unschooling  autodidactism  learning  evolution  change  gamechanging  lifelonglearning  glvo  children  painting  caricatures  life  wisdom  belief  experience  autodidacticism 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Slide Show: David Hockney's iPhone Passion - The New York Review of Books
"In this audio slide show, Lawrence Weschler, whose piece "David Hockney's iPhone Passion" appears in the Review's October 22, 2009 issue, discusses the new drawings that David Hockney has been making with the Brushes application on his iPhone. In a related podcast, Weschler talks about Hockney's other recent work—including a series of large-scale paintings that will be on view at PaceWildenstein this fall—and his relationship to technology."
iphone  drawing  davidhockney  painting  artists  applications  via:russelldavies  ios 
january 2010 by robertogreco
The invention of content delivery, pt 1 « Snarkmarket
"In short, “the web” is not a medium — at least not in the same sense that pho­tog­ra­phy is. It is a con­tent deliv­ery sys­tem, that not only rep­re­sents and repro­duces con­tent but also stores and deliv­ers it. For most peo­ple, this change in con­tent deliv­ery has offered remark­able change, but has not posed a cri­sis of the same sort felt by painters and sculp­tors and play­wrights in the wake of pho­tog­ra­phy. It’s not writ­ers who face a cri­sis, but publishers. So, then: web:publishing* :: photography:visual culture**
writing  trends  publishing  analogy  timcarmody  snarkmarket  content  contentdelivery  web  painting  photography 
november 2009 by robertogreco
LRB · Bridget Riley: At the End of My Pencil
“For me, drawing is an inquiry, a way of finding out – the first thing that I discover is that I do not know. This is alarming even to the point of momentary panic. Only experience reassures me that this encounter with my own ignorance – with the unknown – is my chosen and particular task, and provided I can make the required effort the rewards may reach the unimaginable.”

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design  learning  art  drawing  painting  inquiry  writers  constraints  ignorance  cv  process  freesom 
october 2009 by robertogreco the making of: What I Looked At Today
"It really is an unusual and rewarding way to look at art one brushstroke at a time. It turns out to be very different, even, from looking at an artist's overall style. Or maybe it's just any type of slow, careful looking that pays off so well. If nothing else came of this painting experiment, I'd already consider it a success."
art  maps  mapping  painting  glvo 
october 2009 by robertogreco
"ISM: a community project is a non-profit organization dedicated to benefiting the youth of our society through the artistic enrichment of our community.
design  art  culture  community  communities  painting  gallery  nonprofit  education  nonprofits 
july 2009 by robertogreco
" is a free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional and static art history textbook."
art  arthistory  history  timelines  painting  archive  interactive  education  learning  via:kottke 
february 2009 by robertogreco
The Believer - The Paralyzed Cyclops
"I should perhaps myself note, however, the way that curiously, while the two artists have been engaged in entirely different artistic enterprises—undergirded, they would argue, by entirely opposite readings of history—many of Hockney’s and Irwin’s core concerns have come to seem, to me at any rate, almost entirely identical: the emphasis, for instance, on the critique of photography, the countervailing celebration of the human quality of looking and experience, the focus on the centrality of the observer, the vitality of the periphery, the interpenetrations of art and science, the dialogue of immanence. "
lawrenceweschler  robertirwin  davidhockney  art  photography  artists  criticism  california  painting  contemporary  believer 
november 2008 by robertogreco
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"Soy profesor en la e.[ad] Escuela de Arquitectura y Diseño, PUCV, Chile y trabajo en los talleres de diseño (Taller de Diseño de Primer Año, Talleres de Titulación y Gráfica Digital). También trabajo en AyerViernes en el área de estrategia y research. En Mayo de 2007 terminé un postgrado en Diseño de Interacción, en la Escuela de Diseño de Carnegie Mellon University."
design  chile  architecture  pucv  processing  coding  viñadelmar  graphics  herbertspencer  poetry  painting 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Hack a Nintendo DS to Make an Awesome Digital Sketchbook - Wired How-To Wiki
"It's simple and compact, pressure-sensitive, easier to view in daylight than a laptop and inconspicuous. And, when coupled with the paint application Colors, it's a powerful little device that's fun and practical for all skill levels. All you need is a N
ds  nintendo  nintendods  hacks  homebrew  painting  drawing  howto  videogames 
may 2008 by robertogreco
The Neurobiology Department at Harvard Medical School
"The elusive quality of the Mona Lisa's smile can be explained by the fact that her smile is almost entirely in low spatial frequencies, and so is seen best by your peripheral vision"
neuroscience  painting  perception  psychology  monalisa  science  brain 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Rhizome - Art Games: Digital artists are using game technologies to create bold new works
"All use technologies of game development to investigate status of traditional media in digital consider how digital medium has changed nature of representation, erasing boundaries between established categories such as painting, photography,
art  games  media  videogames  digital  painting  photography  cinema  film  sculpture  via:regine 
february 2008 by robertogreco
The History of Visual Communication
"attempts to walk you through the long and diverse history of a particular aspect of human endeavour: The translation of ideas, stories and concepts that are largely textual and/or word based into a visual format, i.e. visual communication."
aesthetics  anthropology  architecture  art  books  communication  caves  craft  creative  culture  design  drawing  graphics  history  icons  illustration  infodesign  infographics  information  visual  visualization  via:kottke  typography  type  toread  painting  memory  photography  print  printing  literature  technology  words  writing  process  reference 
february 2008 by robertogreco
"The Illustrated President" by Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine)
"The president of the United States has identified closely with a man he sees as a mythic, heroic figure. But in fact he’s a wily criminal one step out in front of justice. It perfectly reflects Bush the man. . . and Bush the president."
art  humor  painting  georgewbush  us  psychology  propaganda  politics  perception  via:kottke 
january 2008 by robertogreco
LA Weekly - Art/Books - Some Paintings - Doug Harvey - The Essential Online Resource for Los Angeles
"Wounded Lion front man and Svengali Brad Eberhard ditched his old-school Squidism for fields of luminous jostling shapes that seem to be cohering briefly into partially unfolded schematics of the world — room interiors, furniture, landscapes — before
friends  bradeberhard  losangeles  art  painting 
january 2008 by robertogreco / Frank Stella: Painting into Architecture
“GIVEN THE FINE ARTS, architecture, painting, and sculpture, I feel caught in the middle,” Frank Stella said recently. For anyone with a passing knowledge of the work he has made over the course of the past fifty years, the statement is hardly surpris
art  architecture  sculpture  painting  frankstella 
october 2007 by robertogreco
le cool * Milano - MOSTRA Hannah Dougherty
C'era una volta una bambina che è diventata un'artista, ma che è riuscita a conservare il tratto innocente di quando si sfogliavano i libri con le figure.
hannahdougherty  art  artists  painting  children  childhood 
july 2007 by robertogreco
hannah dougherty - milano, studio d’arte cannaviello -
"Una giovane artista americana ritrova un linguaggio. Un discorso d’infanzia che torna confuso e ordinato assieme. Immagini che lasciano e prendono da un tempo mai del tutto trascorso. Un sovrapporsi di collage e mondi…"
artists  arts  hannahdougherty  children  us  childhood  painting 
july 2007 by robertogreco
VIDEO: My Kid Could Paint That - Trailer
"documentary about a 4-year old girl who has sold over $300,000 dollars worth of paintings...the filmmaker sheds further light on the situation where he is torn between his own responsibility as a journalist and the family's desire to see their integrity"
art  painting  children  journalism  film  documentary 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Popular Science Blog - The Nintendo DS Gets Artistic
"Sabiston saw unused potential in the Nintendo DS, with the device's dual screens and touch-sensitive, stylus-based interface naturally positioning it as a great platform for drawing."
nintendo  nintendods  ds  games  painting  drawing 
march 2007 by robertogreco
"In order for the lives of people living in the favelas to improve, the popular perception of their neighborhoods must improve. The core of our idea is to help this happen by painting an entire hillside favela. Not in a uniform color, but with each house
art  brasil  cities  favelas  poverty  social  illustration  installation  painting  urban  urbanism  community  design  graffiti  street  streetart  activism  brazil 
february 2007 by robertogreco
Sylloge: It was John Adams
"About seven years ago, I remembered this thing I had read somewhere about some bloke who had to do something praxis-y so his sons could do something theoria-y so their kids could do something poesis-y, and I set out to find it using my best query formula
search  quotes  serendipity  education  progress  families  generations  inheritance  thinking  society  art  poetry  painting  architecture 
december 2006 by robertogreco
John Adams - Wikipedia - see also:
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain." Now at:
education  progress  families  johnadams  glvo  quotes  thinking  society  art  poetry  painting  architecture  generations  inheritance 
december 2006 by robertogreco

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