Sunday, 28 September 2014

CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Dorothea Lange / Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936) via The Inspiration.

Arthur Sasse / Albert Einstein Sticking Out His Tongue (1951) via The Inspiration.


I didn't know Sandro Miller before, but now after seeing his collaboration with John Malkovich I really want to know his work better... and be her BFF and go for beers with him, and John Malkovich, of course. "At the age of sixteen, upon seeing the work of Irving Penn, Sandro Miller knew he wanted to become a photographer. Mostly self-taught, Sandro relied on books published by many of the great artists canonized in photographic history . . .  In 2013, Sandro decided to do a project honoring the men and women whose photographs helped shape his career. After selecting thirty-five images to emulate, Sandro contacted Malkovich, who instantly agreed to participate.” Read full article and watch more photos in The Inspiration. E.T.P. 5'

Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton via Brain Pickings.


Maria Popova writes in Brain Pickings: “To decide whether life is worth living is to answer the fundamental question of philosophy,” Albert Camus wrote in his 119-page philosophical essay The Myth of Sisyphus in 1942. “Everything else … is child’s play; we must first of all answer the question.” One of the most famous opening lines of the twentieth century captures one of humanity’s most enduring philosophical challenged — the impulse at the heart of Seneca’s meditations on life and Montaigne’s timeless essays and Maya Angelou’s reflections, and a wealth of human inquiry in between. But Camus, the second-youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature after Rudyard Kipling, addressed it with unparalleled courage of conviction and insight into the irreconcilable longings of the human spirit.
In the beautifully titled and beautifully written A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning, historian Robert Zaretsky considers Camus’s lifelong quest to shed light on the absurd condition, his “yearning for a meaning or a unity to our lives,” and its timeless yet increasingly timely legacy." Read full article in Brain Pickings. E.T.P. 5'

Fragment of the project: "Is the new". Click below to see it all.


Is the new, definitely an interesting form of procrastination: "the project documents every instance of the phrase "is the new" encountered from various sources in 2005. It is intended to map the iterations of a peculiarly common marketing and literary device." See full image in The Diagram. E.T.P. 5'


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