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kathleen daniels

“one of my so-called friends on myspace made the mistake of emailing me about her acting job in hollywood. when i first met her, she was a model and said nothing about acting. i emailed her back with good wishes but asked when did all this come about? well, i never heard from her, seeing as that email was not meant for me.” –kathleen daniels

full interview in dis magazine


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evident utensil

i learned how to datamosh this weekend! obviously chairlift knew what was up looong before i did: 

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glitter in their eyes

look at this beautiful blog that my friend just started to commemorate her move to los feliz

welcome to wonderland young dk

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digital ashtray

heyy check out this site

digital ashtray is a domain for the young, cool photographer jack greer to share his work.  the pictures themselves are really nice looking: nice light, nice people, nice clothes, nice buildings, nice nail polish.  i really like them.  they look like the kind of photos that you would find in a really hot, hip person’s facebook album who brings their holga to parties.  (does anyone do that besides me?  look through hot people’s facebook albums that you don’t know very well who dress great and have fun friends?)

anyways, the obvious appeal of the photos is what makes the website format so interesting: greer does not make it easy to browse through the photos.  digital ashtray is not the passive facebook viewing experience. the photos are organized in a manner that’s a complete mystery to me, and each set of photos contains a different number of pictures.  to look at more pictures, you have to return to the home page, click on an unlabeled asterisk, and hope to land upon a long set that you can just sit back and scroll through.  but again, the pictures are so good looking, that of course you will want to look at more.  of course you want to see what the cool kids are up to.

greer explains his intentions for digital ashtray in this interview:

“i have issues with people having full access to viewing work through the internet – i think it allows for lazy viewing – pictures of sculptures/paintings/photographs all become part of a quick browse. for that reason, i wanted to acknowledge the simplicity of the interaction between online portfolio and viewer. rather than attempt professionalize my website by categorizing pictures in a manner that doesn’t suit the viewer, i figured it would be a digital ashtray. the index’s would serve as cigarette butts – asterisks – inside would contain any number of photos or sometimes just 1. the coherence of placing one photo next to another would be maintained by grouping the “events”… sometimes i have many photos of 1 day, and sometimes i have only 1 photo to describe a particular moment.”

the medium is the message, indeed.

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a cabinet of curiosities

i could waste a lot of time browsing through these victorian microscopic slides i have wasted a lot of time browsing through these victorian microscopic slides

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code organ

translate any website into music?

fyi the where is specter url composition is jammin

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edible geography

i am so obsessed with this thoughtful and relevant blog

edible geography shares cartographic projects focused on food.  i love works that challenge the language of maps, and using food as a focal point is such a clever way to re-define cartography.  food is a necessary part of human life, and so the way we interact with food defines our essential character make up.  it is only fitting that we should map out such an intrinsic aspect of our beings.  maps have the ability to demystify our consumption practices by visually charting the rituals, sources, storage, history, folklore, distribution, cost, etc. of our food.

check it out! now!

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