Post #779 • April 28, 2006, 7:33 AM • 28 Comments
Iconoduel, welcome back.
"When Repetto, an artist with a technology bent, came to New York in 2000 to teach at Columbia, he had few friends in the city. So he sent out an e-mail calling for a meeting of 'people doing strange things with electricity.' The phrase became the forum's motto." CNN on Dorkbot.
"Suppose there were a person who saw, before almost anyone else, that the most important concept in modern biology could be applied to the arts. ... Suppose, in addition, that some people think that a scholarly framework based on her insights will displace much of current aesthetic theory - that future generations will understand literature and the arts as she does, reconciling the humanities to the science of human nature." Caleb Crain writes about Ellen Dissanayake. (PDF of Dissanayake paper.) (Good Reads)
"'People threw up, passed out, were injured, got into altercations and climbed onto sculptures.' Which is either really bad management or a fairly banal example of postmodernism." Steve Mirsky contemplates the recent debauch at the Milwaukee Museum of Art for the Scientific American. (Digg)
Personally, I could look at his work and determine that Chris Ware is not the kind of guy that would put up with packaging alterations without his approval. (Waxy) In more Chris Ware news, his weekly installments in the New York Times Magazine have come to an end. The Times put up a pdf of all 29 pages, and then took it down. Fortunately, Drawn has you covered. The next artist slated for the Funny Pages in the magazine is the great Jaime Hernandez.
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