"Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal? To burst the “filter bubble” that surrounds us with people we like and content that we agree with."
Some nine days after the September 11 attacks, President George Bush infamously pronounced: “Either you are with us, or you are with
There have been many interpretations of this statement, although few would be surprised to know its’ biblical source: Matthew 12:30
“He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad”. But where Matthew 12:31 goes on to talk
of forgiveness, Bush made no such overtures.
Further complicating the issue is that although this statement denies neutrality or alternative opinion, it demands global allegiance to a
particular brand of ideology that was never actually defined. Is it requiring compliance to the US spiritual, political or financial hegemony?
Or all three?
This metaphorical painting is a response to the absurdity of reducing such complicated issues to such simplistic absolutes.
A symbol of wealth, power and status, the velvet rope divides the “opposing forces.” Yet its only strength is attributed power: as a barrier it
offers no actual resistance. More united than divided, the participants are simply sharing the same field.
As are we all. It is a lesson from which mankind might well take heed, for we are all of the same flock sharing the same small piece of Earth,
separated only by the imagined barriers of our own myth-making. (via Matthew Quick Artist - You are either with us)
Salt is an essential mineral for nature and human kind. In Japan, salt is traditionally considered as cleansing, it is used among in funeral rites and often placed in small piles at the entrance to restaurants and other businesses to ward off evil spirits and to attract benevolent ones. The Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto, discovered the medium salt for himself, while grieving over the death of his sister. Wanting to preserve all his memories of his sister, Motoi Yamamoto began to create huge salt pictures. Motoi sees his installations as exercises which are on the one hand seemingly meaningless and yet necessary for his personal healing. An important aspect of the installation is the dismantling of his work at the end of each show and delivering the salt back to water, usually in collaboration with the public; hence, the title ‘Return to the Sea’. Each grain of salt holds its own history and trajectory. Motoi Yamamoto’s art radiates an intense beauty and tranquility, conveying something ineffable, yet endless at the same time.
Placing things were they should be” originated as the WTAPS principle for if you create something simple, that is where you end up reaching. That’s basically the whole point of that slogan. But WTAPS is now moving on to a different concept, it came from a Japanese word called “seikatsusha” which we coined the term “lifeist”. A lifeist basically draws no distinction between work, play and learning. And that is actually what WTAPS is trying to strive for – a form of lifestyle.
Coolest kid on the block
First of them to die too
No actually she wasn’t smoking, her mother was a photographer and she loved to photograph kids with adult objects to see how people reacted. It’s a very strong message I think
Oh I loved it when some dude made up a story about this girl being a Brazilian prostitute.
Instead of being world renowned photographer Sally Mann’s daughter, holding a candy cigarette.
You got art’ed homie.
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