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▶ interesting! How famous artists were affected by their eyesight


▶ “Autotuned Architecture” is endangering the craft of architectural construction


great interview with Anders Ladegaard a Danish visual artist who was the designer behind Jóhann Jóhannssons albums


▶ Dissonant Intervals & Bittersweet Symphonies: Music’s Past, Present & Future by Neil Turkewitz… and a quote: Marc Ribot: This isn’t “disruptive innovation”, it is exploitation pure and simple, and it needs to stop….. Until the “Safe Harbors” are limited for corporations which fail to use the available technology to stop mass infringement on their premises, there will be no economic justice for working musicians.”


▶ Fascism is Not an Idea to Be Debated, It’s a Set of Actions to Fight


▶ I am busy researching my next trip to Japan, and there is a particular temple I want to visit in Kyoto, but now that I have flights booked I realised I am too late. To visit this temple you have to apply, two months in advance via postcard! At first I thought huh? postcard? What next, smoke signals? But a little reading on their website reveals that back in the 90s the temple became so popular with tourists that they were getting over 8,000 people a day, and it was destroying the temple. So they closed all access for a few years, and then came up with the current method which rewards planning and patience…. but not so much for people who can’t confirm their travel dates 2+ months in advance 😉

But on the same subject, a similar issue is happening with landscape locations geotagged on social media, example 1: Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado river – apparently “the number of visitors increased from a few thousand a year – to a whopping 84 million in 2017” which is really crazy!

Just imagine what 84 million people does to the environment, making their own tracks & leaving trash… all for the hope of a photo and/or some social media me-too-ism….

Related, this instagram account is simultaneously funny & a bit tragic: insta-repeat which makes composites of people posting variations of the same photo on instiegram…

Loving a place to death is good way of describing it, check this photo: a composite of 263 helicopter flights and 40 boat rides on the Grand Canyon, all captured over an eight hour period.

I used to think the dumbest response to a photo was ‘what camera did you use?’
but maybe the more dangerous question is ‘where is that?’





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