As it should be.
As it should be.
Listening to MOMS’ newest recording (though released a while ago now), MEEMS, and this track is a particular favorite. “Physics Is Our Business”. Check it out.
Horrifying and enlightening look at wealth distribution in the US. Whatever your politics, I think we can all agree that the reality shown here is not what’s best for our nation.
These guys painstakingly recreated the entire film of Toy Story using real toys in live action filming. Extremely impressive, and as entertaining as the original, if not with some additional novelty factor. Loving it. (by jonasonsMovies)
Would so love to go to this! Yet another reason the Barbican is wonderful.
Ever wonder who the guy is who recorded all those place names for the L? And the repeating “doors closing”? Here you go. :-)
How many Chicago neighborhoods can you name?
This is embarrassingly hard.
The Reconstructionists: Celebrating Badass Women
What do Buddhist artist Agnes Martin, Hollywood inventor Hedy Lamarr, and French-Cuban author Anaïs Nin have in common? Their names may not conjure popular recognition, and yet, for Lisa Congdon and Maria Popova, these women represent a particular breed of cultural trailblazer: female, under-appreciated, badass. They are “Reconstructionists,” as the writer-illustrator duo call them — and for the next year, they’ll be celebrated on a blog of the same name. Every Monday for 12 months, The Reconstructionists will debut a hand-painted illustration and short essay highlighting a woman from fields such as art, science, and literature. The subject needn’t be famous, but she will, as Popova, the creator of Brain Pickings, puts it, “have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture.” We spoke with Popova, and illustrator Congdon, about the inspiration behind their project.
How’d you come up with the name ‘Reconstructionist’?
Maria Popova: It’s very challenging to celebrate women without pigeonholing the project into some stereotypical and alienating feminist corner, the most dangerous part of which is the preaching-to-the-choir quality that many such projects tend to have. So when it was time to come up with a title for the project, it couldn’t be something too literal or too obvious. After sifting through hundreds of letters, diaries, autobiographies, and other writing, I suddenly remembered something Anaïs Nin had written in a 1944 diary entry — about “woman’s role in the reconstruction of the world.” It was perfect. It was the only common denominator between those women – they aren’t all artists, or all writers, or all to be expected in the pages of a tenth-grade history book. They are simply all reconstructionists.
Reconstructionists. Looking forward to enjoying and learning from this art/blog over the next year.
Perspective, guys. Perspective.
New single out from one of my favorite bands of all time, who also happen to be good friends of mine from college. Miracles of Modern Science present “The Singularity”. Check it out! And if you like it, buy it from bandcamp now. Full EP coming soon.