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"the grid is not only something we can't get out of... it runs right through us, it dominates the way we look at the world around us." - dan cameron

npr's studio 360 tackles what probably every art student has found to be one of the most liberating and constricting things they were taught.

the show investigates the origin of the grid and how it can be applied not only to 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional visual spaces, but aural spaces as well. the grid, which is often misread as limiting those who function with and within it, is discussed here not only through it's rigid lines, but also the openness of its neccesity, practicality, and instinctual relationship that we share with it.

chuck close is the show's guest.

check out the audio archive of the show: http://www.wnyc.org/studio360/show.html



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discussion

  • The concept of the grid brings out the mathematical side of artistic thought and...more
    - [pax]
  • We did a design project with non-linear "grids." They were arrived at by cuttin...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • that's refreshing peter, freeing the composer of the initial binds that the grid...more
    - [ben]
  • Ben, sorry about the lag time -- It was in Professor Funk's 8-hour Design class,...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Peter, I'd be interested in seeing the results. Any chance you have that file o...more
    - [nick]
  • I've listened to this studio 360 show twice now... with a month or two to digest...more
    - [nick]
  • Uhh...it's on one of those Zip 100s. I may have a hard copy I can scan, though....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • yeah preetty cool stuff, huh? peter, if you can wait until i get back i can put...more
    - [ben]

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Science and Society Picture Library

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Lots of neat images for those interested in all sorts of stuff from yonder.

Seeing as I just had my wisdom teeth out yesterday, I got a kick out of a Phoenician denture, c 1000-210 BC in the health / medicine section.

"This bridge of the lower incisors is a copy of the only known specimen of a Phoenician denture. It was discovered in 1802 at Sidon in what is modern Lebanon. The denture consists of six ivory teeth bound together with a gold wire."

There is a lot to see at the Science and Society Picture Library.



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discussion

  • i wonder if someone will unearth my newly acquired silver fillings someday and p...more
    - [pax]
  • oldschool orthodontics. how did you hear of this site? i found a cool rendering...more
    - [ben]

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outside circle happenings

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What does everyone think of taking the outside circle presence outside of the web -- to increase visibility, draw in creative new members, or just to involve and be involved in our local communities? I've always wanted to stage "Action Painting Night," where participants can wear old clothes and engage in a multi-person "painting jam." This would require finding a space (like a warehouse or storage unit) that could be draped in plastic and have large canvases tacked up to walls and ceiling, and rolled out on the floor. Perhaps a meeting previous to the happening, to decide on what supplies are desired (colors and types of paint, brushes/sponges/aerators/balloons/etc.) Of course, food and beverages. Any other ideas for outside circle happenings? Or should we keep it all "cyber?"

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discussion

  • i think that's a great idea peter. we should use the "cyber" part of the circle...more
    - [ben]
  • The concept of "paint jam" was new to me so I searched the web and found photos...more
    - [name not provided]
  • I'm game for meeting in meatspace. Who, What, Why are taken care of. Where,...more
    - [nick]
  • Sounds good to me. I'm always game for hands-on collaborative art! In fact, Pet...more
    - [pax]
  • Anybody have ideas for any smaller-scale collaborations? How about a "traveling...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • that's a great idea peter! would you be interested in starting it?
    - [ben]
  • Sorry I've let this lag for a while...1. Yes, I would be interested in starting...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I am tentatively planning an outside circle happening for a weekend in July. It...more
    - [stargrazer]

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stuckist manifesto

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Here is another example of a group of artist's manifesto.  The Stuckists: "Against conceptualism, hedonism and the cult of the ego-artist."

Highlights:

  • "Artists who don’t paint aren’t artists."
  • "Art that has to be in a gallery to be art isn’t art."
  • "The Stuckist is not a career artist but rather an amateur (amare, Latin, to love) who takes risks on the canvas rather than hiding behind ready-made objects (e.g. a dead sheep). The amateur, far from being second to the professional, is at the forefront of experimentation, unencumbered by the need to be seen as infallible. Leaps of human endeavour are made by the intrepid individual, because he/she does not have to protect their status. Unlike the professional, the Stuckist is not afraid to fail."

A little out there, but it is a manifesto anyway.

I also found a nice portrait of a being with Lionel Richie. 



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discussion

  • i have no qualms about hiding behind a sheep.
    - [ben]
  • is this a reference to the klf?
    - [nick]
  • why sheep?
    - [ben]
  • Artist's who don't paint aren't artists? That's like saying painters who don't...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Ack! I'm have contention with this line: "The following have been proposed to t...more
    - [name not provided]

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Magnificent Map Collection Online

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I'm glad the East Asian Library at Univeristy of California has released some of their historical Japanese maps online. As many of them are 400 years old, many are on handmade paper printed with woodblocks.  Of the 2,300 some maps in their collection, 210 have been digitized with a digital camera by Cartography Associates' David Rumsey.  I found it interesting that the camera gave them good depth of field and they choose it over a drum or flatbed scanner.  Additionally they list their hardware and software - heavy on the RAM.

The Insight viewer is a large download, but worth the wait to see the maps.  The interface is pretty good, but the collection is great.  It's also recommended by Edward Tufte, who's work is also worth reading over and over.

I highly recommend viewing a part of this collection if you have some time to spare.



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discussion

  • i like the maps...but i couldn't find the REALLY old japanese ones.
    - [ben]

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