Waiting for UPS roundup
Post #1454 • February 11, 2010, 4:43 PM • 80 Comments
My computer exploded earlier this week. Actually, just the video card. Really, just some capacitors on the video card. But they literally exploded their casings. It sounded like an M-80 went off on my desk. The new card arrives tomorrow. In the meantime, some items of note.
"'What it means to be an artist today - where do we start on that one?' muses Ed Ruscha, almost nonplussed. Finally, the soft-spoken art veteran decides : 'It means facing a lot of information that's going to be very difficult to take in and swallow because there's so much of it.'"
"It is estimated that 20 percent of the worldwide art market is made up of forgeries. But art lover and Dartmouth College mathematics department Chairman Daniel Rockmore has developed a technique that is helping to determine the difference between excellent copy and the real McCoy."
Greg Cook: "Yokelism is about being proudly provincial. Please don’t get confused and think it means being blind cheerleaders. That’s not Yokelism. Yokelism is about tough love, because we Yokelists have ambitions for our creative community. But Yokelism is also about recognizing when we produce amazing stuff and championing it like we’re doing here tonight."
Rob Willms: "There has been enough muckraking of dissenters that I feel I must first state the obvious: criticality does not a hater make. I for one always try to put honest words to my thoughts and to pay as little mind to popular opinion or political tactic as possible. I understand that my opinion is contrary to many of those most closely involved in this city’s culture scene, but who in principle would disagree that diverse opinions only have a chance at becoming dialogue (and who doesn't value dialogue?) when they are allowed to butt one against another?"
David Thompson: "In many arts subjects, especially those tethered only loosely to evidence, logic or practical verification, there’s often pressure to avoid the obvious and prosaic, even when the obvious and prosaic is true. The obligation to be unobvious, if only for the benefit of one's academic peers, may help explain the more fanciful assertions from some practitioners of the liberal arts."
Friend of Artblog.net Nicole Soden interviewed.
Advanced fun with acrylic: Lichtenberg figures.