“When I went to Pixar, I became aware of a great divide. Tech companies don’t understand creativity. They don’t appreciate intuitive thinking, like the ability of an A&R guy at a music label to listen to a hundred artists and have a feel for which five might be successful. And they think that creative people just sit around on couches all day and are undisciplined, because they’ve not seen how driven and disciplined the creative folks at places like Pixar are.
On the other hand, music companies are completely clueless about technology. They think they can just go out and hire a few tech folks. But that would be like Apple trying to hire people to produce music. We’d get second-rate A&R people, just like the music companies ended up with second-rate tech people.
I’m one of the few people who understands how producing technology requires intuition and creativity, and how producing something artistic takes real discipline.”
“Ric Kaner set out to find a new way to make graphene, the thinnest and strongest material on earth. What he found was a new way to power the world…an energy storage medium with revolutionary potential..”
I started reading this post that someone sent me (“I’m Tired Of Companies Ripping off our site, So I’m Calling Them Out”).. and I admit I was skeptical at first (“Well there are only so many popular styles at the moment.. surely he’s overreacting..”) but I opened each of the sites in a new tab and compared them side by side – WTH?!? It’s insane that a design company would rip off another designer, yes – yet how much MORE insane that they would use a ripped off design for their own website (ie talking about what innovative designers they are..) – I’m blown away. Check it out!
“When Time magazine selected the British artist Banksy—graffiti master, painter, activist, filmmaker and all-purpose provocateur—for its list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2010, he found himself in the company of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga. He supplied a picture of himself with a paper bag (recyclable, naturally) over his head.
Most of his fans don’t really want to know who he is (and have loudly protested Fleet Street attempts to unmask him). But they do want to follow his upward trajectory from the outlaw spraying—or, as the argot has it, “bombing”—walls in Bristol, England, during the 1990s to the artist whose work commands hundreds of thousands of dollars in the auction houses of Britain and America. Today, he has bombed cities from Vienna to San Francisco, Barcelona to Paris and Detroit.
And he has moved from graffiti on gritty urban walls to paint on canvas, conceptual sculpture and even film, with the guileful documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, which was nominated for an Academy Award.”
.. click the photo or post title to read more.. it’s a good read ;)
This is an incredibly useful site for application designers + developers – the best I’ve seen – does an excellent job of explaining (and showing) designers the differences between what android users expect, vs iOS/iphone users…
Art groups, (or individual artists),1 giant room. Complete a 1,500 sq ft. installation. Alluding to the rhythms of MC Escher’s tessellations, the modern street-art themed mix-up, and, yes, probably vampires; using the burgeoning art scene in Minneapolis as a platform for a new world language. . . Silent auction. Music provided by Butcher’s Bag. It Will Rock.
This man endured 10 years of solitary confinement – I can’t even begin to wrap my mind around that experience.
“From May 1980 to May 1990, nuclear scientist Hussain Al-Shahristani — Iraq’s current oil minister — was thrown in solitary confinement and subjected to torture. Last month, in a revelational and deeply personal interview, Al-Shahristani spoke to The BBC about the experience.
Inspired by the moving story, Swiss filmmaker and animator Mato Atom created a brilliant new campaign for BBC World Service, capturing in abstract form and minimal narration the devastating reality of solitary confinement.”
Heading over to the 33 gallery this Saturday to check out another MPLS Deth Crew event.. there’s a theme to this one – favorite horror films (monsters) and some of the genre’s greats, including Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, and Alfred Hitchcock (gods)..
* the 33 gallery is in a weird spot but it’s well worth finding (map) as these MDC events are always a good time
Zack Kinsey | Deuce 7 | Alex Kuno | Matt Kolling | Miss Kitty | Chris Krapohl | Nate Vincent Szklarski | Rudy Fig | Erika Lommen | Maggie DeWitt | Jen Wenmark | Nicolas Caesar | Matthew Jenkins | Cassandra Schorn | Erin Sayer | Charlie Mendez