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prostheticknowledge:

A Brief History of Animated GIF Art, Part One

Paddy Johnson for artnet has put together a look into the history of GIFs as an artistic medium:

What does the history of GIF art look like? This is a tricky question to answer because while there has been no shortage of animated GIF exhibitions, there is a dearth of documentation …

… This poses a problem because it means it’s much more difficult to piece together a history of how GIFs have been used in an art context. That history isn’t going to be told in one article, but given the pervasive lack of documentation, an overview is essential before key moments are completely forgotten.

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1958年 John Dominis, 台灣金門

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shihlun:

The Chris Marker Collection (2014)
Independent British distributors Soda Pictures have detailed their upcoming collection of films directed by Chris Marker (La Jetee). The dual format release will be available for purchase on June 2. This collection of Chris Marker films consists of three works that pre-date La Jetée, the featurette that firmly planted his name as a filmmaker, as well as a series of seven shorter films that span each decade of his career thereafter. These remarkable curios reveal much about him, his ideas and his visuality, as well as his take on the modern world from an artistic point-of-view — from China, Siberia and Israel in the 1950s to the Pentagon, art collectives, cheshire cats, haikus and early new media. Released in conjunction with a major exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London, and featuring a 32-page booklet with a new piece by writer and curator Chris Darke (Rediscovering Chris Marker), alongside a seminal early piece by Roger Tailleur (Markeriana: A Scarcely Critical Description of the Work of Chris Marker).BLU-RAY Sunday In Peking (Dimanche à Pékin, 1956, 22 min) Letter From Siberia (Lettre de Sibérie, 1958, 62 min)DVD1 Sunday In Peking (Dimanche à Pékin, 1956, 22 min) Letter From Siberia (Lettre de Sibérie, 1958, 62 min) Description Of A Struggle (Description d’un combat, 1960, 60 min)DVD2 The Sixth Side Of The Pentagon (La Sixième face du Pentagone, 1968, 27 min) The Embassy (L’Ambassade, 1973, 20 min) Theory Of Sets (Théorie des ensembles, 1991, 11 min) Three Video Haikus (Trois Vidéo Haikus, 1994, 3 min) Blue Helmet (Casque bleu, 1996, 26 min) E-CLIP-SE (1999, 8 min) The Case Of The Grinning Cat (Chats perchés, 2004, 59 min)

shihlun:

The Chris Marker Collection (2014)

Independent British distributors Soda Pictures have detailed their upcoming collection of films directed by Chris Marker (La Jetee). The dual format release will be available for purchase on June 2.

This collection of Chris Marker films consists of three works that pre-date La Jetée, the featurette that firmly planted his name as a filmmaker, as well as a series of seven shorter films that span each decade of his career thereafter. These remarkable curios reveal much about him, his ideas and his visuality, as well as his take on the modern world from an artistic point-of-view — from China, Siberia and Israel in the 1950s to the Pentagon, art collectives, cheshire cats, haikus and early new media.

Released in conjunction with a major exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London, and featuring a 32-page booklet with a new piece by writer and curator Chris Darke (Rediscovering Chris Marker), alongside a seminal early piece by Roger Tailleur (Markeriana: A Scarcely Critical Description of the Work of Chris Marker).

BLU-RAY
Sunday In Peking (Dimanche à Pékin, 1956, 22 min)
Letter From Siberia (Lettre de Sibérie, 1958, 62 min)

DVD1
Sunday In Peking (Dimanche à Pékin, 1956, 22 min)
Letter From Siberia (Lettre de Sibérie, 1958, 62 min)
Description Of A Struggle (Description d’un combat, 1960, 60 min)

DVD2
The Sixth Side Of The Pentagon (La Sixième face du Pentagone, 1968, 27 min)
The Embassy (L’Ambassade, 1973, 20 min)
Theory Of Sets (Théorie des ensembles, 1991, 11 min)
Three Video Haikus (Trois Vidéo Haikus, 1994, 3 min)
Blue Helmet (Casque bleu, 1996, 26 min)
E-CLIP-SE (1999, 8 min)
The Case Of The Grinning Cat (Chats perchés, 2004, 59 min)

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lifeaftercd:

LIVING IN THE PAST
A look at Steve Jobs’ audio system in 1982

Photographer Diana Walker’s candid of Steve Jobs and his audio system in 1982 “embodied everything he held dear in high-end industrial design: clean lines, quality materials and workmanship, outstanding performance–price be damned,” according to Wired’s Rene Chun, who pieced together his long-lost audio system.

Surprised he’s the first to do it? So are we. It’s the stuff bulletin boards are made of, although no one’s advanced the discussion past the point of speculation, until now.

Only two of the manufacturers in his system are still in business and ironically, one of them is Michell Engineering, maker of his turntable. The Michell of today’s GyroDec SE begins at $2495 and it’s BYOT, for bring your own tonearm.

There are two things to know about the GyroDec: 1) Stanley Kubrick selected an early iteration of it for A Clockwork Orange because he thought it looked like the future in 1971. (It still does.) 2) John Michell, the guy who designed this elegant piece of machinery, was a sci-fi visionary. He built the scale model Discovery spaceship for 2001: A Space Odyssey and C-3PO’s robotic eyes.

“For the curious, if you were to put together this same stereo rig today by picking up the components on the used market, it would cost about $8,200,” said Chun. Don’t expect to find them in prime condition, though. While it’s been too long since we’ve heard these components, at their age, they’d need to be refurbished by a technician.

Photo Credit: Diana Walker/SJ/Contour by Getty Images. “Steve Jobs sits at his home in Woodside, CA on December 15, 1982.”

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melazcosmo:

Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting Book. Eilon Paz’s 416-page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging for more records… [source]


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melazcosmo:

Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting Book.
Eilon Paz’s 416-page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging for more records… [source]

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hpvinyl:

recordstore in berlin, called “platten pedro”

thousands and thousands of vinyl records

For Wang Changchun

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thingsorganizedneatly:

SUBMISSION: Disassembled electronic connector.  Photo by John Bernardo Photography

thingsorganizedneatly:

SUBMISSION: Disassembled electronic connector.  Photo by John Bernardo Photography

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shihlun:

Shomei Tomatsu, Chewing Gum and Chocolate, 2014.

(Source: burnedshoes)

— 4 months ago with 107 notes
nosex:

THE UNKNOWN KNOWN (ERROL MORRIS, 2013)

nosex:

THE UNKNOWN KNOWN (ERROL MORRIS, 2013)

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