Filip Noterdaeme compared the Marina Abramovic retrospective to Sarah Palin dressing a moose in Alaska, great for comedy but tragic for politics or art.

From his delightful The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart

It’s not that email is broken or productivity tools all suck; it’s just that culture changes. People make email clients or to-do list apps in the same way that theater companies perform Shakespeare plays in modern dress. “Email” is our Hamlet. “To-do apps” are our Tempest.

The developer raises up the great sword of technology and brings it down upon the plinth of culture—and the sword shatters. But never mind; we can go back to the forge to make a bigger, better sword for retina displays. And as we craft it we whisper that eternal prayer for the comfort of list-makers: This time will be different.

Doomed to Repeat It — Paul Ford — Medium

Amsterdam ain’t stingy with the charm.

Amsterdam ain’t stingy with the charm.

Abhörstation Teufelsberg

Abhörstation Teufelsberg

at Görlitzer Park - Berlin

at Görlitzer Park - Berlin

The idea of innovation is the idea of progress stripped of the aspirations of the Enlightenment, scrubbed clean of the horrors of the twentieth century, and relieved of its critics. Disruptive innovation goes further, holding out the hope of salvation against the very damnation it describes: disrupt, and you will be saved.

Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong : The New Yorker (via justin-singer)

archiveofaffinities:

PROPOSAL FOR A SOCIAL CONDENSER 026

archiveofaffinities:

PROPOSAL FOR A SOCIAL CONDENSER 026

Animatronic penis data visualization wall. Oh, ITP!

Animatronic penis data visualization wall. Oh, ITP!