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Is it real if I can only see it from one viewpoint?

Ferruccio Laviani‚Äôs “Good Vibrations” is amazing. This is a real cabinet created to look like a warped scan. However, I‚Äôd like to see another photo with a different angle. Showing another photo will ruin the illusion, but it will also bring this cabinet into the realm of reality for the dimensional object that it is. …

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Has Jackson Pollock lost his power?

A selection of poem, “The New York School” by Joseph Bradshaw I can‚Äôt remember anything about the movie Pollock. I wish a bald Sigourney Weaver played the part of Jackson Pollock. That would make the film more memorable. I wish every Jackson Pollock was secretly a portrait of Sigourney Weaver in Aliens and you could …

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What is an artwork you love?

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago asks for an artwork that you love. Happy Valentine’s Day! What are some artworks you love? We’ll be tweeting some of our V day favs, like “The Kiss” mcachicago.org/exhibitions/co‚Ä — MCA Chicago (@mcachicago) February 14, 2013 One of my picks is Arturo Herrera’s “Behind the House III” Reasons …

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What content marketing superhero are you?

This online quiz is eerily accurate. I have been affirmed in my superpower desire of light manipulation. The online quiz by fusionspark, “Which Content Marketing Action Hero Are You” says I am Visualizator. Rather fitting that one of his super powers is light manipulation. In 2007 I blogged about my most desired superpower, and it …

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You don’t really want pristine mint condition baseball cards, do you?

Seeing an image like this of pristine cards all nicely preserved inside protectors makes me want to make more well-worn cards. A baseball card with sharp corners is so institutional. “CAREFUL! Don’t set that card on the table, you might nudge the corner.” Baseball cards are meant to be worn. I’m making a fine art …

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Dark optimism or bright optimism?

It’s weird how someone can call the phrase “Together, we’re fucked” to be optimistic. It’s a rather perverted look on optimism. Give Sarah Nardi’s article a read, “Artist Joel Fisher chooses to see the bright side.” The artist claims he’s focusing on the word “together” in “together we’re fucked.” Frankly, whichever word you emphasize in …

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Can I speak Estonian?

Ma ei räägi eesti keelt, mida mälu. Ma ei oska eesti keelt läbi Google Translate. Minu murre on Google Translate murre Eesti. Võin rääkida iga töö Eesti Google Translate olemasolu. Minu väga sõnad siin on tõend selle kohta vööri alla, enne kui me tegelikult. For those who want to read this in English.

Who is the most urban superhero?

Which superhero is the most urban superhero? And I’m not just talking about the action just happens to take place in a city. I’m talking about a superhero who lives and breaths what it means to be in the city. Fighting crime in the alleys on the streets on the sidewalks. First superhero I think …

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How do you pronounce GIF?

How do you pronounce the 2012 word of the year, GIF? I say it with a G. Not with a J. The creators of the word disagree, they say it’s to be pronounced JIF. But that’s stupid. GIF stands for “graphics interface format” and “graphics is pronounced with a hard “g”. Graphics is not pronounced …

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