When humans make stuff, we tend to make interesting things.
Taking a quiet Sunday to think on inspiration and creativity. Watched Press Pause Play, a documentary about how digital sharing has created the flattened and homogenized cultural landscape we live in. Technology has completely altered our abilities to not only consume mass quantities of information, but also contribute and disseminate it with the touch of a button. Even twenty years ago, the thought and consideration artists had to put in to their work to make it significant (not just Pitchfork “significant”, actually significant) took time and a mastering of a craft. Editing and production technologies and even our devices make us all musicians, photographers, creators in an era of self-opinion.
Featuring Andrew Keene, Lena Dunham, Seth Godin and a handful of artists and music press, it’s worth checking out.
“There’s no evidence that we’re on the verge of a great new glittering cultural age — we may well be on the verge of a new dark age in cultural terms, a new collapse of Constantinople, where the creative world is destroyed and where all we have is cacophony and self-opinion. We have a crisis of democratized culture…Right now, all we have is a stream of backlash. It’s this embarrassing movement in sub-genres that we thought were the next big thing that were really just critics & bloggers jerking off on each other…I think we’re going to be really ashamed. I think we’re going to be really embarrassed for ourselves.”
It’s on Netflix now, and I’m sure you can find the full-length on YouTube. More here http://www.presspauseplay.com/
Paul Is Dead
“The aim is to create work towards which there is both an immediate sensual reaction to its form and material, as well as a more gradual appreciation of a larger idea.”
Bec Brittain debuted her SHY Polyhedron at american design in Paris in January, 2012. Be inspired: http://www.becbrittain.com/index.php
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.- Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance
givenchy fw 2012/13
paint it black
celine pre-fall 2012
wedding palate / design by tim frank