Posts Tagged ‘guardian’

My Life in Art: How Jean-Michel Basquiat Taught Me to Forget About Technique

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Guardian.

A personally written introduction to Jean–Michel Basquiat’s life and art by Will Gompertz. As mentioned earlier Basquiat’s has had a big impact in my life. For us art interested DIY-kids of Generation Y he surly is the Master.

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Welcome to the Everything Emulator

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Guardian.

I’ve posted about digital preservation earlier. In this article Bobbie Johnson mention two projects, one American and one European. I wish them all the luck creating the simulator of simulators and promise to keep you updated on the projects.

The State Should Fund Graffiti Artists

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Guardian.

Nothing to add. Mr. Jones is spot on: Give them [the young unemployed] a spray can (and access to free art education) and you just might produce the next Jackson Pollock. The first artist to pop up into my mind is Basquiat, who’s art has had an large impact on my life.

Video Games are Good for Children – EU Report

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Guardian.

Finally some scientific proof of what my intuition told me all along. Most people in my generation – born in the 80’s – has grown up playing video and computer games, and most of us turned out all right. As a matter of fact I think it did us good, or as the paper has it:

Video games can stimulate learning of facts and skills such as strategic thinking, creativity, cooperation and innovative thinking, which are important skills in the information society.

Twestival: Charity Begins at Twitter

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Guardian.

A great initiative to use the social web for fundraising. I wish them all the luck!

The Many Faces of Pablo Picasso

2009-02-09

Re–blog from the Guardian.

A very well written article by Peter Conrad on Picasso. It’s quite long but well worth the read. Whenever I read about Picasso I come to think about the French philosopher Michel Serres’ book the Parasite. The parastitic as metaphysics, as a necessity of human existence.

The Foresight of Google

2009-02-09

Re–blog from the Guardian.

Jeff Jarvis introduction to his new book What Would Google Do?, published by Collins, put a smile on my face. I’ve talked about this with friends for the last 5 years. Finally someone has gotten the act together and written a book about it, strengthening the argument and justifying the view. I for one will read this as soon as possible.

Welcome to the Science Book Club

2009-02-09

Re–blog from the Guardian.

Tim Radford launches an online science book club. This is a great initiative. I really look forward to take part of the conversion. I hope you will to.

Bugs Drafted in for Battle to Save Artworks

2009-02-09

Re–blog from the Guardian.

Art and science has always been closely linked, nothing new to that. But I was totally unaware about this type of exchange. Using biotechnology to preserve works of art. Now this is the type of creativity that makes me proud of being human!

10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know

2009-02-09

Re–blog from Swissmiss.

A re–blog of a re–blog but I feel that the topic of privacy on Facebook is so important. Specially today with Facebook growing in the pace it does and cyber crime on it is getting more common.