Relative Silence
pushart:

supersonicelectronic:

Sam Weber.
digitalyn:

kryz:

When to use i.e. in a sentence - The Oatmeal


I did not know that.
electronicalrattlebag:

ekstasis:

fette:

All work by Dirk Skreber. Top, installation view of the exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Untitled (Crash 1), 2009, Red Mitsubishi Eclipse Spider 2001 and Untitled (Crash 2), 2009, Black Huyndai Tiburon 2001. Bottom, It Rocks Us So Hard Ho Ho Ho 2, 2002, oil on canvas, 160 x  280 cm. Watch. Watch also. And. Finally.
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It is over crowded and traffic-jammed with those who came here by by choice, and those who came here by accident (being born counts as accident) and stayed by choice. It is the model of architectural impermanence.
Katya Tylevich in To live and die trying in LA for Elephant Magazine Issue 3, 2010.

A History of Nothing. 
Narrative elements: a week of hunting the overpasses, the exploration of countless apartments. With stove and sleeping-bag, they camped like explorers on the sitting- room floors. ‘They’re exhibits, Karen - this conception will be immaculate.’ Later they raced around the city, examining a dozen architectures. Talbert pushed her against walls and parapets, draped her along balustrades. In the rear seat the textbooks of erotica formed an encyclopedia of postures - blueprints for her own imminent marriage with a seventh-floor balcony unit of the Hilton Hotel.
Amatory elements: nil. The act of love became a vector in an applied geometry. She could barely touch his shoulders without galvanizing him into a spasm of activity. Some scanning device in his brain had lost a bolt. Later, in the dashboard locker she found a set of maps of the Pripet Marshes, a contour photogram of an armpit, and a hundred publicity stills of the screen actress.
— J.G. Ballard, from The Atrocity Exhibition


Art imitating literature?

electronicalrattlebag:

ekstasis:

fette:

All work by Dirk Skreber. Top, installation view of the exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Untitled (Crash 1), 2009, Red Mitsubishi Eclipse Spider 2001 and Untitled (Crash 2), 2009, Black Huyndai Tiburon 2001. Bottom, It Rocks Us So Hard Ho Ho Ho 2, 2002, oil on canvas, 160 x 280 cm. Watch. Watch also. And. Finally.

It is over crowded and traffic-jammed with those who came here by by choice, and those who came here by accident (being born counts as accident) and stayed by choice. It is the model of architectural impermanence.

Katya Tylevich in To live and die trying in LA for Elephant Magazine Issue 3, 2010.

A History of Nothing.

Narrative elements: a week of hunting the overpasses, the exploration of countless apartments. With stove and sleeping-bag, they camped like explorers on the sitting- room floors. ‘They’re exhibits, Karen - this conception will be immaculate.’ Later they raced around the city, examining a dozen architectures. Talbert pushed her against walls and parapets, draped her along balustrades. In the rear seat the textbooks of erotica formed an encyclopedia of postures - blueprints for her own imminent marriage with a seventh-floor balcony unit of the Hilton Hotel.

Amatory elements: nil. The act of love became a vector in an applied geometry. She could barely touch his shoulders without galvanizing him into a spasm of activity. Some scanning device in his brain had lost a bolt. Later, in the dashboard locker she found a set of maps of the Pripet Marshes, a contour photogram of an armpit, and a hundred publicity stills of the screen actress.

— J.G. Ballard, from The Atrocity Exhibition

Art imitating literature?

missspite:

Fail better

So, I didn’t win the Text Publishing Prize and get my book published. Time for another editing run-through and then more submissions, more failures… God, that’s fucking depressing.

missspite:

Fail better

So, I didn’t win the Text Publishing Prize and get my book published. Time for another editing run-through and then more submissions, more failures… God, that’s fucking depressing.

williac:

shawnblog:

elpasajero:

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krandallarcher:

American lies

Tumblr fiends, meet Bren. Writer, photographer and digital-media-maker, amongst many other skills.

krandallarcher:

American lies

Tumblr fiends, meet Bren. Writer, photographer and digital-media-maker, amongst many other skills.

You must learn to overcome your very natural and appropriate revulsion for your own work.
William Gibson. (via nevermindtheswearjar) (via apiphile) (via godiseven)
gamefreaksnz:

justinrampage:

Storytelling in games is very important. Most of my favorite games have deep / interesting plots. This illustration puts an image to the whole gaming narrative topic.
Narrative in Games by  Charlene Chua / sygnin (Twitter) (Facebook)

gamefreaksnz:

justinrampage:

Storytelling in games is very important. Most of my favorite games have deep / interesting plots. This illustration puts an image to the whole gaming narrative topic.

Narrative in Games by Charlene Chua / sygnin (Twitter) (Facebook)

My crackpot theory is that people are losing their skill to express themselves, and they’re, in a way, farming that task out. If they want to express themselves they buy a song or they buy a greeting card that’s already processed by someone who’s kept that skill. We can’t express our own feelings anymore so we have to hire someone to do that.
Chuck Palahniuk (via louobedlam)
reginasworld:

Kerouac’s On the Road scroll

reginasworld:

Kerouac’s On the Road scroll

gribblescribble:

248 - Jesus, I was afraid you were a machine

gribblescribble:

248 - Jesus, I was afraid you were a machine

Fiction is fast. It eats things before they’re even born, sometimes.
Warren Ellis.
Now all I need is an opening. I was thinking of “Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed,” but I don’t know who Buck Mulligan is and what the hell is a “stairhead”?
Richard Kadrey on novel writing. Via James Smith, the creator of the fantastic webcomic Gang of Fools.

These words do not have direct equivalents in English. Some of them would definitely be useful for us English-speakers, what do you think?

1. Waldeinsamkeit (German): the feeling of being alone in the woods

2. Ilunga (Tshiluba, Congo): a person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time

3. Taarradhin (Arabic): a way of resolving a problem without anyone losing face (not the same as our concept of a compromise – everyone wins)

4. Litost (Czech): a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery

5. Esprit de l’escalier (French): a witty remark that occurs to you too late, literally on the way down the stairs…

6. Meraki (Greek): doing something with soul, creativity, or love

7. Yoko meshi (Japanese): literally ‘a meal eaten sideways’, referring to the peculiar stress induced by speaking a foreign language:

8. Duende (Spanish): a climactic show of spirit in a performance or work of art, which might be fulfilled in flamenco dancing, or bull-fighting, etc.

9. Guanxi (Mandarin): in traditional Chinese society, you would build up good guanxi by giving gifts to people, taking them to dinner, or doing them a favour, but you can also use up your gianxi by asking for a favour to be repaid.

10. Pochemuchka (Russian): a person who asks a lot of questions

11. Tingo (Pascuense language of Easter Island): to borrow objects one by one from a neighbour�s house until there is nothing left

12. Radioukacz (Polish): a person who worked as a telegraphist for the resistance movements on the Soviet side of the Iron Curtain

13. Selathirupavar (Tamil): a word used to define a certain type of absence without official leave in face of duty

There is only one thing that you write for yourself, and that is a shopping list. It helps to remember what you have to buy, and when you have bought everything you can destroy it, because it is no use to anyone else. Every other thing you write, you write to say something to someone.
Umberto Eco