Dragons hoard treasure, deep in their lairs. They don’t show it off to their neighbors. Revisionist History applies dragon psychology to the strange world of art museums, with help from Andy Warhol, J.R.R. Tolkien, a handful of accountants and the world’s leading hoarding expert.
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How can paying more attention to the world around us increase our engagement and creativity?
Most of us are fighting a daily tug-of-war with distraction – from phone alerts to streaming video to open office plans. Yet, when it comes to what we can do about it, we’re mainly encouraged to manage our tech and prioritize productivity.
Rob Walker offers a different goal, along with a very different set of solutions. Author of the book, The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday, he contends that our lives become richer when we engage more fully with the world around us. In fact, he reveals what most creatives already know, namely, that paying attention to the everyday can refuel us: “It’s kind of just a basic building block of having a distinct point of view or creating something new or coming up with an innovation of almost any kind.”
In this interview, Rob shares practices we can use to become more observant and more connected. One example involves taking a moment to notice which phase the moon is in: “Most people have no idea, which is kind of astonishing, because there was a time when everyone on the planet knew what phase the moon was in.”
Rob is a columnist for Life Hacker and contributor to The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and Bloomberg Businessweek. He’s also author of the books, Buying In and Significant Objects, and he serves on the faculty at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.
We’re at Pixel Pioneers in Belfast today.
A conference that has been going for two years.
It was a fantastic day.
Does science ruin the magic of life? In this grumpy but charming monologue, Robin Ince makes the argument against. The more we learn about the astonishing behavior of the universe — the more we stand in awe.
At the heart of the Milky Way, there’s a supermassive black hole that feeds off a spinning disk of hot gas, sucking up anything that ventures too close — even light. We can’t see it, but its event horizon casts a shadow, and an image of that shadow could help answer some important questions about the universe. Scientists used to think that making such an image would require a telescope the size of Earth — until Katie Bouman and a team of astronomers came up with a clever alternative. Bouman explains how we can take a picture of the ultimate dark using the Event Horizon Telescope.
1x I’m your host, Andy Clarke, and I’m writing a Hardboiled Web Design book about Art Directing for the Web. You can find out more about that at stuffandnonsense.co.uk/books. Over the next few weeks and months, I’ll be discussing art directing for web with my guests, some of the most experienced art directors and designers working on the web today.
In this episode, Dan Mall and I discuss Art Directing the Web.
Unfinished Business: Art directing for the web, with Dan Mall — Stuff & Nonsense, product and website design North Wales
I’m currently writing a hardboiled web design book about Art Directing for the Web, so in this season of the Unfinished Business podcast I’m discussing art directing with my guests who are some of the most experienced art directors and designers working on the web today. This week I talk about art direction with Super Friendly, Dan Mall.
In partnership with aerospace engineers and the Nevada Museum of Art, Trevor Paglen will launch Orbital Reflector into low-earth orbit as the world’s first nonutilitarian satellite. This ephemeral artwork will have a life span of several weeks. Paglen aims to make an artistic and aesthetic statement while encouraging dialogue related to larger issues surrounding the interdisciplinary fields of science, engineering, politics, and space.
Learn more about Orbital Reflector: http://orbitalreflector.com/
Learn more about Trevor Paglen: http://www.paglen.com/
Learn more about the Nevada Museum of Art: http://www.nevadaart.org
Radioactive waste can remain dangerous to humans for 100,000 years. Nations with nuclear power are building underground storage facilities to permanently house it, but how might they mark these sites for future generations? The nuclear industry is turning to artists for creative solutions. How might artists create a warning that will still be understood and heeded so far into the future? Radioactive Art meets artists whose work deals with issues around nuclear legacy, and visits the nuclear agency in France that has sought their input.
Jenn Schiffer: @jennschiffer | jennmoney.biz
00:16 – Welcome to “Neon Abstract Podcast Erotica!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”
01:15 – Origin Story
03:05 – Art
06:37 – Viewing Source and Learning How to Code
11:02 – Getting a Computer Science Degree
13:56 – Pixel Art, Sexuality in Tech, and Online Presence
@aphyr (Kyle Kingsbury)
Ashley Madison Scandal
26:54 – How do potential employers react to your satire?
28:41 – CSS Perverts
36:03 – Vetting Potential Employers and Company Culture; Dealing with Toxic People
Jessica: Everyone has something that they keep quiet about because they aren’t sure of the consequences.
Coraline: Being privileged enough to have the responsibility to be public and show people that it’s okay that they are who they are.
Astrid: You don’t have to separate your passions.
Jenn: We all need a space to feel uninhibited.
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