Saturday, January 28, 2012

atypical ephemera algorithms

Postcards from Google Earth, Bridges from clement valla on Vimeo.

"These artifacts are atypical ephemera, and often accidental products created by various internet algorithms. There is very little direct human hand in these artifacts. Though the purpose in collecting them is not simply for their preservation. It’s more about framing them, allowing them to be seen, and showing a kind of bizarre byproduct of these super-functioning and useful systems, such as Google."
- Clement Valla - artist & coder fascinated by the processes that “produce unfamiliar artifacts and skew reality. More here.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I want to be a Coppola too


Sofia Coppola curated a Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris that ends tomorrow (photo below).

And filmed a film at my favourite - the Chateau Marmont.

She made Lost in Translation (in my other favourite - Japan).

And then married Thomas Mars.

Thanks for reminding me

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The only people for me are the mad ones

the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars....

Jack Kerouac's 1957 letter to Marlon Brando

Saturday, January 7, 2012