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.”
In Praise of the Humble Knot, T Magazine
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.
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.
Herbie Hancock on how Miles Davis inspired his courage, creativity and confidence.
Full video here: http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/set-1-wisdom-miles-davis
- medium is the message – world bank t-shirt print
“The new media are not bridges between man and nature; they are nature.” 1969 – Marshall McLuhan
Edited by Eric McLuhan & Frank Zingrone “Essential McLuhan” Routledge 1997 ISBN 0-415-16245-9 page 272
McLuhan: Quotes via liquidinformation
more Marshall McLuhan on Wikipedia
This image obtained in 2002 from NASA shows one of the twin Voyager spacecraft, launched in 1977.
On Thursday, scientists declared that it had become the first probe to exit the solar system, a breathtaking achievement that NASA could only fantasize about back when Voyager was launched in 1977, the same year “Star Wars” was released.
“The holy grail of heliosphere research.”
via Exiting the Solar System and Fulfilling a Dream – NYTimes.com.
Tacheles Art by dolce_luna
Berlin’s iconic Tacheles arts centre has been cleared after decades of bureaucratic wrangling over the debt-ridden building.
The massive warehouse in the Mitte district was occupied by artists after the fall of the Berlin Wall and became a major tourist attraction.
But the dilapidated complex has been hampering local redevelopment plans.
HSH Nordbank, currently in charge of the Tacheles, requested the clearance as part of plans to sell the centre.
Read More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19473806