28

Aug

publiccollectors:

A photocopy of a complaint form from 1998, submitted by a couple from Cleveland, who strongly disliked Bruce Nauman’s video installation “Clown Torture”. When I worked in Visitor Services at the Art Institute of Chicago back in the mid-late 1990s, it was always exciting to see what visitors complained about - particularly when their complaints concerned specific works of art and not the harsh reality that they had to check their backpack. I have erased the name, address and phone number from this form, to protect the tortured.

I FEEL THE SAME WAY

publiccollectors:

A photocopy of a complaint form from 1998, submitted by a couple from Cleveland, who strongly disliked Bruce Nauman’s video installation “Clown Torture”. When I worked in Visitor Services at the Art Institute of Chicago back in the mid-late 1990s, it was always exciting to see what visitors complained about - particularly when their complaints concerned specific works of art and not the harsh reality that they had to check their backpack. I have erased the name, address and phone number from this form, to protect the tortured.

I FEEL THE SAME WAY

Brouwer may have been trying to meet this difficulty, in a special case of this sort, with his concept of two-one-ness, according to which the activity of consciousness brings about “the falling apart of a life-moment into two qualitatively distinct things”, of which the moment then present retains the structure of the original, so that the resulting “temporal two-ity” can be taken as a term of a new two-ity, giving rise to a temporal three-ity. Thus the process can always give rise to a new moment, which for Brouwer is the foundation of the infinity of the natural numbers.
Charles Parsons, “Mathematical Intuition”, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 80 (1980) p. 157, on how we know there are infinitely many natural numbers.  Why the hell can no intuitionist write coherently?
amplesex:

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amplesex:

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(Source: bgew)

Music from Mathematics, 1960, an album of computer-generated and computer-produced music that’s only 20 minutes long, listen!

I find this incredibly inspiring.  It’s the sound of a time where computers was a nascent hope rather than a fait accompli.  Nearly all of the pieces aren’t even full compositions but just suggestions of possibilities, and the MC’s confident voice likewise points towards the future.  Oddly, we’re still as far off from this future today as we were then, but it seems like many of us have forgotten about it.

phylacterystashbox:

raw as fuck skeleton dada shirts

this is awesome

phylacterystashbox:

raw as fuck skeleton dada shirts

this is awesome

27

Aug

http://secondbalcony.tumblr.com/post/95932017408/how-do-you-make-sense-text-for-zak-kitnicks

secondbalcony:

'How Do You Make Sense': Text for Zak Kitnick's '1-4'

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How do you make sense?

By ‘making sense’ I mean, specifically, the kind of work canonically done by e.g. a Kafka story when its patterns add up into higher order patterns that in turn form even higher order patterns, from…

21

Aug

is the plot of ziggy stardust the same as the plot of stranger in a strange land?

i would appreciate any and all vines explaining the plot of ziggy stardust

19

Aug

(Source: markmothersbaugh)

some Hard Choices on display at barnes & noble

some Hard Choices on display at barnes & noble

18

Aug

mapsontheweb:

Map of the world 3000 BC to 2014 CE.
okmuht:

Each frame is every 100 years (I wanted to do it every 50, but the file was too large for GIF format). I created the GIF using this: http://geacron.com/home-en/


it’s really exciting in the 1400s when “the world” expands to include the americas

mapsontheweb:

Map of the world 3000 BC to 2014 CE.

okmuht:

Each frame is every 100 years (I wanted to do it every 50, but the file was too large for GIF format). I created the GIF using this: http://geacron.com/home-en/

it’s really exciting in the 1400s when “the world” expands to include the americas