Thursday, April 24, 2014

newyorker:

In his series “Lands in Limbo,” the photographer Narayan Mahon investigates how regions like Somaliland redefine their cultural identity after they declare independence. Take a look: http://nyr.kr/1hpY21b

Sunday, April 20, 2014
lensblr-network:

Q Train, NYC
by Garry Waller  (garrywaller.tumblr.com)
Friday, April 18, 2014
houkgallery:

Chen Jiagang (Chinese, b. 1962)Temptation #16 [The Cold Forest], 2008©Chen Jiagang/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery

houkgallery:

Chen Jiagang (Chinese, b. 1962)
Temptation #16 [The Cold Forest], 2008
©Chen Jiagang/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
reorientmag:

Today has been one of those tea days …

reorientmag:

Today has been one of those tea days …

Friday, April 11, 2014

bobbycaputo:

The Intricate, Beautiful Patterns of Civilization Seen From Above

umans love to tease signals from noise. We see a man in the moon, Mother Mary in a piece of toast, Lady Luck in a winning run at the casino. Alex MacLean deftly plays to this tendency in his stunning aerial photos that reveal patterns in seemingly mundane things.

MacLean leans from the window of an airplane to snap tightly arranged photos of urban, industrial and wild environments. The vantage point is low enough to make out the people and places on the ground, but high enough to see their organization within the broader landscape. His photos provide our appetite for patterns several layers of interpretation to chew on, while exploring the impact of things like urban sprawl, pollution and resource extraction.

“Through sort of abstract and engaging patterns, those things will draw people into it, and hopefully think about these issues,” he says. “It really is about combining art and information. Some of it is sort of subliminal–you can’t quite put your finger on it but it sort of draws you in and engages you.”

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Egypt under Morsi was undergoing a remarkably ordinary transition, falling almost exactly at the mean value of political transitions globally.

Shadi Hamid and Meredith Wheeler question whether Mohammed Morsi really was an autocrat in The Atlantic. (via oupacademic)

Can’t say I agree with everything in the article, but it’s refreshing to read something with empirical, cross-regional comparisons that actually considers the transition as what it is: a transition. Not that that’s necessarily good news in practice, but I can give the academic side some love.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

bobbycaputo:

Victoria Siemer Transforms The Human Experience Into Computerized Error Messages

Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer, also known as Witchoria, has an ongoing photography series updated weekly called ‘Human Error” in which the artist digitally overlays an existential or lovelorn computerized error message over a scanned Polaroid. 

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
newyorker:

Notes from a humorous brainstorming session following the exposure of Cuban Twitter: http://nyr.kr/1mNiUHl

“5. The head of the Africa Team brings the room up to speed on Project Subsistence Farmville.
6. Presentation outlining Project KremlinCupid, a dating site aimed at certain newly single Russian government officials to channel their lust away from other lands and toward other people.”

Photograph by David Lees/Getty.

newyorker:

Notes from a humorous brainstorming session following the exposure of Cuban Twitter: http://nyr.kr/1mNiUHl

“5. The head of the Africa Team brings the room up to speed on Project Subsistence Farmville.

6. Presentation outlining Project KremlinCupid, a dating site aimed at certain newly single Russian government officials to channel their lust away from other lands and toward other people.”

Photograph by David Lees/Getty.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

bobbycaputo:

 Trash Organized Neatly: A Photographer’s Colorful Collection of Discarded Objects

Living in the heart of any metropolis for a decade or longer might require periods of seeking alternate views, scents, and sounds, regardless of how ‘urban’ we consider ourselves. Native urbanites, too, need the sun and sea, sand, and wide-frame vistas. NYC-based photographer Barry Rosenthal‘s series Found in Nature speaks to an impeccably organized urbanite who, despite shooting objects that were found along the coastal areas of New York Harbor, still packed them tightly and densely into frame, much like all of us on the subway during peak commute hours, looking like quite the–ahem–can of sardines.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

wetheurban:

DESIGN: Time in Motion by Qi Wei Fong

Singapore-based artist Fong Qi Wei produced these mesmerizing animated GIFs as a follow-up for his photography series “Time is a dimension“, combining different “time slices” into a single print.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
pietervanoverberghe:

La route, c’est comme arriver chez moi. Ma route.Morocco, 2014

pietervanoverberghe:

La route, c’est comme arriver chez moi. Ma route.
Morocco, 2014

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Welp. I don’t know what I’m doing with my life, but it now involves going to Europe.

Monday, March 17, 2014