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On the run to the outside of everything

“We all… apprehend the land imperfectly, even when we go to the trouble to wander in it. Our perceptions are colored by preconception and desire. The physical landscape is an unstructured abode of space and time and is not entirely fathomable; but this does not necessarily put us at a disadvantage in seeking to know it. Believing them to be fundamentally mysterious in their form and color, the varieties of life inherent in them, in the tactile qualities of their soils, the sound of the violent fall of rain upon them, the smell of their buds – believing landscapes to be mysterious aggregations, it becomes easier to approach them.”

Barry Lopez
Arctic Dreams (p. 230)
1986

https://artbyadamfriedman.com/home.html

Cardistry Wizards: Juggling Playing Cards

Welcome to the world of card flourish /////////////

Epic Cuts: Cuban-born Film Artist Pablo Ferro

Cuban-born Film Artist of the NYC 1960’s Pablo Ferro,
Titles/Graphics sequences & commercials.
Edited by Allen Ferro together with Joy Moore.

uploaded 2008 via ZeesBigNads.

You might not recognize the man, but you’ve probably seen his work: Dr. Strangelove, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, A Clockwork Orange, Beetlejuice, Stop Making Sense, The Addams Family, Men in Black, Michael Jackson’s music video BEAT IT.

Notable soundtrack bytes of the montage,  include:

T-Bone Walker – West Side Baby
de phazz – jim the jinn (bike video)
Everybody knows – Leonard Cohen

In Praise of the Humble Knot

Credit Tobias Harvey

Inside Pawson’s Museum of Knots and Sailors’ Ropework in Suffolk, England. Credit Tobias Harvey

“These things are remnants of a maritime culture that has vanished. They were the product of both inspiration and boredom, or, you might say, the inspiration of boredom — a creative outlet for sailors on long voyages who had many idle hours to fill. Most seamen were illiterate, and rope was plentiful. Knots were the humble medium they embraced to kill time, serve their muses and, literally, make their beds: to stitch the hammocks in which they slept.”

–Jody Rosen

In Praise of the Humble Knot, T Magazine

Destiny in Taos // Legacy of Dennis Hopper // NYT Style

Dennis Hopper, 34 - Taos, New Mexico (Caterine Milinaire/Sygma/Corbis)

Dennis Hopper, 34 – Taos, New Mexico (Caterine Milinaire/Sygma/Corbis)

In the late 1960s at the height of his career, Dennis Hopper left Hollywood for artistic bohemia in New Mexico. His daughter looks back on a man in search of free expression and a more contemplative way of life.

Read the full article in the NYT Style Mag: Destiny in Taos.

Goethe talks shit about boldness and magic.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

image credits yo

everything and everyone is in medias res

“In the best stories, like in reality, everything and everyone is in medias res.”

Tim Carmody via kottke.org

 

The Rise of Anti-Capitalism – Jeremy Rifkin NYT

 

NYT-RIFKIN-JiLee-Delacroix

Ji Lee; original painting by Eugène Delacroix

What makes the social commons more relevant today is that we are constructing an Internet of Things infrastructure that optimizes collaboration, universal access and inclusion, all of which are critical to the creation of social capital and the ushering in of a sharing economy. The Internet of Things is a game-changing platform that enables an emerging collaborative commons to flourish alongside the capitalist market.

The Rise of Anti-Capitalism – NYTimes.com.

See Something Say Something – March 9, 2014 NYTimes

seesomethingsaysomething_3.9.2014_NYT

Credit Michael Kupperman and David Rees — March 9, 2014 New York Times

Great Man Theory of History Theater presents EVERYBODY INVADE EVERYTHING!

See Something Say Something – NYTimes.com.

Fela Kuti – Who No Know Go Know

Fela Kuti – Who No Know Go Know.

Everything Scatter is about the person and actions of Fela Kuti and the members of Kalakuta Republic in Nigeria.

Mattress
Noise For Vendor Mouth
Who No Know Go Know
Everything Scatter
1975

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