But David Foster Wallace predicted a hopeful turn. He could see a new wave of artistic rebels who “might well emerge as some weird bunch of anti-rebels… who dare somehow to back away from ironic watching, who have the childish gall actually to endorse and instantiate single-entendre principles… Who eschew self-consciousness and hip fatigue.” Yet Wallace was tentative and self-conscious in describing these rebels of sincerity. He suspected they would be called out as “backward, quaint, naïve, anachronistic.” He didn’t know if their mission would succeed, but he knew real rebels risked disapproval. As far as he could tell, the next wave of great artists would dare to cut against the prevailing tone of cynicism and irony, risking “sentimentality,” “ovecredulity” and “softness.”A return to sincerity.
I feel like, if you aren’t being a complete royal pain in someone’s ass pretty much every day, you probably aren’t trying hard enough.
Objects and their manufacture are inseparable, you understand a product if you understand how it’s made.Jonathan Ive
Bruce Timm’s new Batman short to celebrate the 75th anniversary year. Three minutes of 1930s horror/adventure film goodness. With Batman.
Computer code can be as intricate and technically advanced as any painting. It can also be just as inscrutable without the proper context. This has drastic implications for teaching it successfully, especially to groups who have not been exposed to it from a young age.This three-part series from an art history major on learning to program nails everything that I’ve ever struggled with and wished I had support with during my own learning. Context is everything. Yes, I also studied art history.
Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate. Just to push all of a mid-century design/culture nut’s buttons at once.
The night you gave me my birthday party… you were a young Lieutenant and I was a fragrant phantom, wasn’t I? And it was a radiant night, a night of soft conspiracy and the trees agreed that it was all going to be for the best.Even when you know how terribly it all ended, or maybe because you do, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald’s love letters are some sort of perfection.
Did you know that was the original slogan for the World Wide Web? Before we had disruption, innovation, changing the world, and giant piles of money, we had ‘share what you know.’ Isn’t that nice? What a humble and auspicious beginning. All we have now is built upon that spirit, and I myself would like to get back to it.Frank Chimero
Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form.Vladimir Nabokov