gold in the air

Had my first anxiety dream about grad school.  My bed turned into a coordinate system, with my body becoming a series of (x,y) points following the crook of my elbows and knees and dotting the curve of my spine.  Suddenly it made no sense that my body should exist on this plane, because the projection wasn’t defined.  Latitude and longitude weren’t being used, so the numbers couldn’t settle.  Every point on my body had a floating coordinate above it, with each number space spinning rapidly, like an old alarm clock with panel numbering. 

Never had nightmares about maps before, this is new. 

grupaok:

Henri Lefebvre’s The Production of Space in Valais, 2014 — this was the introductory image from Julian’s lecture at ECAV last week, with Chateau Mercier and Sierre as the backdrop.

grupaok:

Henri Lefebvre’s The Production of Space in Valais, 2014 — this was the introductory image from Julian’s lecture at ECAV last week, with Chateau Mercier and Sierre as the backdrop.

archivesofamericanart:

For many artists, writing in their diary was as habitual as making their morning coffee or brushing their teeth before bed. Frederick Hammersley wrote in this diary for 3 years. In his small, angular handwriting, he summarized the events of each day, focusing on school and studio work. Each entry is carefully colorblocked and as a result, the diary mimics the aesthetic of his paintings.
This diary will be on view in our next exhibition, “A Day in the Life: Artists’ Diaries from the Archives of American Art” in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery. 
Frederick Hammersley diary, 1952-1956, bulk 1952-1954. Frederick Hammersley papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

archivesofamericanart:

For many artists, writing in their diary was as habitual as making their morning coffee or brushing their teeth before bed. Frederick Hammersley wrote in this diary for 3 years. In his small, angular handwriting, he summarized the events of each day, focusing on school and studio work. Each entry is carefully colorblocked and as a result, the diary mimics the aesthetic of his paintings.

This diary will be on view in our next exhibition, “A Day in the Life: Artists’ Diaries from the Archives of American Art” in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery.

Frederick Hammersley diary, 1952-1956, bulk 1952-1954. Frederick Hammersley papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

» Mapping What You Cannot See, Cannot Know, Cannot Visit

littlebrumble:

Of course, you say. Cartography is a science. What it describes should be there. And yet, I find myself a little surprised by our ability to measure, to extrapolate, to conjoin, to build a true whole from a gazillion little parts. It’s an enormous intellectual feat. And now, I’m happy to report, it’s been done again — on a scale that boggles my mind.

This whole thing gave me chills. 

(via fuckyeahcartography)

My friend Wes goes on a motorcycle trip every summer.  Six weeks last summer, two months this summer.  The stories and photos last the rest of the year, all of us thirsting for his tales and forgetting about our beers. Definitely a lesson in just doing something, rather than worrying about whether you can or not. 

My friend Wes goes on a motorcycle trip every summer.  Six weeks last summer, two months this summer.  The stories and photos last the rest of the year, all of us thirsting for his tales and forgetting about our beers. Definitely a lesson in just doing something, rather than worrying about whether you can or not. 

Tags: adventures motocycles zen and the art of
» Inuit Tactile Maps

opencartographies:

image

…wood was, and is, the most distinctive medium used by the Greenland Eskimos in mapmaking. Blocks are carved in relief to represent the rugged coastline of Greenland with its fjords, islands, nunataks and glaciers, the shapes of the various islands being linked together with rods. In…

(via fuckyeahcartography)

coldwindandiron:

Even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with you honey.

coldwindandiron:

Even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with you honey.

(Source: momentosdefuga, via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

(Source: airows, via itheexplorer)

mythologyofblue:

Jake Longstreth, Particulate Matter, 2014 (via thefiftyeight)

mythologyofblue:

Jake Longstreth, Particulate Matter, 2014 (via thefiftyeight)

I am sympathetic to the kind of faith that does not evangelize or raise banners but is the faith drawn on by a lone human being as a means of support.
Zia Haider Rahman, in an interview with Guernica magazine. "How Do You Know You Know?"


1/91 Next »