Deconstructing Time, 2nd Edition: Illustrated Essay-blogs About the Human … – Rick Doble – Google Books

The 2nd Edition of Deconstructing Time – essay-blogs about the human experience of time. We are immersed in time. We take time as a fact of life and think very little about its workings, yet we are at its mercy. In a sense time is all you have: on your gravestone will be your name and the date you were born and the date you died. What could we gain by obtaining a perspective, by standing a bit outside of time? Although the clock will still continue to tick, your relation to time will be changed. It is the modern human — i.e. Homo sapiens sapiens — sense of time that is the key difference between humans and the other animals. And further I believe that time, as we experience it, is created by our uniquely human brains and is critical to our sense of consciousness.

Source: Deconstructing Time, 2nd Edition: Illustrated Essay-blogs About the Human … – Rick Doble – Google Books

Moving with the times | Tate

Moving with the times Eadweard Muybridge I David Campany 1 September 2010 Tate Etc. issue 20: Autumn 2010 Eadweard Muybridge Self-Portrait 1885 Albumen silver print 22 x 18 cm © The Archives of American Art The pioneering nineteenth-century Anglo-American photographer is best known for his images of animal and human subjects in motion, but was …

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The Physiognomy of Hands (1917) | The Public Domain Review

Pages 317 and 318 from a book titled Analyzing character, the new science of judging men: misfits in business, the home and social life (1917) by Katherine M. H. Blackford, M.D. and Arthur Newcomb.

Source: The Physiognomy of Hands (1917) | The Public Domain Review

19th-Century Album of Ottoman Fashion | The Public Domain Review

An album showing various clothing and ceremonial costumes of the Ottoman Empire, including an array of very impressive hatwear. Source: 19th-Century Album of Ottoman Fashion | The Public Domain Review

With Discovery, 3 Scientists Chip Away At An Unsolvable Math Problem : The Two-Way : NPR

For decades, we have known of only 14 convex pentagons that can do something called “tiling the plane.” Now there is a 15th shape, but mathematicians are still far from knowing exactly how many exist.

Source: With Discovery, 3 Scientists Chip Away At An Unsolvable Math Problem : The Two-Way : NPR

Drawing With Paint: Douglas Crimp on Jack Tworkov, in 1971 | ARTnews

Jack Tworkov, Alternative IX (OC-Q1-78 #5), 1978, oil on canvas.COURTESY THE ESTATE OF JACK TWORKOV AND ALEXANDER GRAY ASSOCIATES, NEW YORK With a show of

Source: Drawing With Paint: Douglas Crimp on Jack Tworkov, in 1971 | ARTnews

Notes on the Fourth Dimension | The Public Domain Review

Hyperspace, ghosts, and colourful cubes – Jon Crabb on the work of Charles Howard Hinton and the cultural history of higher dimensions.

Source: Notes on the Fourth Dimension | The Public Domain Review

Manfred Mohr Plays The Machine, Turning Algorithms Into Visual Music | The Creators Project

The digital art pioneer’s solo show is currently on view at Carroll / Fletcher gallery in London.

Source: Manfred Mohr Plays The Machine, Turning Algorithms Into Visual Music | The Creators Project

Our Fraught Relationship with Time, in Clever Minimalist Illustrations | Brain Pickings

A witty visual meditation on our comical control strategies, the predictability of modern life, and our constant tussle with productivity an

Source: Our Fraught Relationship with Time, in Clever Minimalist Illustrations | Brain Pickings

The Fine Art of Italian Hand Gestures: A Vintage Visual Dictionary by Bruno Munari | Brain Pickings

A pocket guide to Neapolitan nonverbal communication.Somewhere between his seminal manifestos on design as art and his timelessly deligh

Source: The Fine Art of Italian Hand Gestures: A Vintage Visual Dictionary by Bruno Munari | Brain Pickings

“The most engaging hybrids are a seamless blend of opposites; for instance, the familiar and the foreign, or the horrific and the beautiful.”

The most engaging hybrids are a seamless blend of opposites; for instance, the familiar and the foreign, or the horrific and the beautiful.

Source: Spotlight on Science: Alan Dorin | The MIT Press

DAM :: Essays :: King: Digital Art Museum 2002

If one is engaged, as we are, with an inventory of all mathematical branches and with an interest in visualising all forms that come to light, one can obtain plenty of forms, shapes and structures never seen before – an expansion of our treasury of forms

Source: DAM :: Essays :: King: Digital Art Museum 2002

DAM :: Essays :: Franke: Expanding Medium 1986

Even though this statement may sound rather sober, it does imply that art is not a material but rather an intellectual process…Most art historians will probably agree that esthetic quality depends neither on style nor on the instrumentarium. What counts is the creativity and sensitivity of the artist and the form and content of the message presented to the public”

Source: DAM :: Essays :: Franke: Expanding Medium 1986

DAM :: Essays :: Dietrich: Thought-Experiments 1987

“On one hand, the repercussions of digital simulations are an ever-increasing dematerialization of, among others, aesthetic activities and objects. On the other hand, they provide sensuously apprehendable simulations in situations where scientists previously felt compelled to check theories with thought-experiments because the instrumentarium used to conduct and measure physical experiments was inadequate to provide measurable data.”

 

Source: DAM :: Essays :: Dietrich: Thought-Experiments 1987

Beloved British Artist Ralph Steadman Illustrates the Life of Leonardo da Vinci | Brain Pickings

A visual “autobiography” of the legendary polymath that grants equal dignity to the grit and the glory.Freud once observed that the grea

Source: Beloved British Artist Ralph Steadman Illustrates the Life of Leonardo da Vinci | Brain Pickings

Bluebird animation based on Charles Bukowski’s poem –

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
you.
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he’s
in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do
you?

Doctoral dissertation in graphic novel form – “The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked, equal partners in meaning-making?”

Source: Doctoral dissertation in graphic novel form – Boing Boing

Eadweard Muybridge: Feet off the ground | Art and design | The Guardian

He transformed photography and laid the foundations for motion pictures, but Eadweard Muybridge has always been dogged by controversy. His biographer, Rebecca Solnit, defends the great innovator against a new campaign of innuendo

Source: Eadweard Muybridge: Feet off the ground | Art and design | The Guardian

Ramón y Cajal and the Case for Drawing in Science – SA Visual – Scientific American Blog Network

“No matter how clearly we can see an object, there is something about the physical act of reproducing and interpreting it visually: in making marks, we infuse meaning into each element of the structure before us.”

Drawings by Ramón y Cajal of the human sensory cortex

 

Source: Ramón y Cajal and the Case for Drawing in Science – SA Visual – Scientific American Blog Network

Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation | Brain Pickings

“Time perception matters because it is the experience of time that roots us in our mental reality.”Given my soft spot for famous diaries Source: Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation | Brain Pickings