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Why has tech reporting become such tedious product journalism? Why are reporters trying to scoop each other on news that is essentially a spec sheet about a mass-produced product? : Continue reading :
Nearly a decade into the twenty-first century, art criticism finds itself directly pressured by the considerable impact and strain of new technologies that exist precariously on the cusp of being emergent and anachronistic. Although art criticism is not ‘dead’ exactly, pointed questions might be raised as to both its current health and future prospects. One could maintain that many of those skeptical about the relevance of criticism today are likely asserting the fact that the ‘old school’ premises which guided much extant criticism are simply not viable when asked to speak toward and elucidate the newer approaches, attitudes and configurations guiding much recent art. : Continue reading :
"Saul Bass. Before I ever met him, before we worked together, he was a legend in my eyes." As introductions go, that’s a humdinger and a half, but coming from Martin Scorsese? It doesn’t get much better than that, and the iconic director goes on to say that his designs, "found and distilled the poetry of the modern, industrialized world." Saul Bass is such a significant figure it would be hard to begin to do him justice in book form, but this mouthwatering 440-page opus by Saul’s daughter Jennifer and Patrick Kirkham is a worthy tribute to both the man and the legend. :Continue reading:
The Wrong Place paints a picture, literally, in exquisitely phosphorescent watercolor, that’s riproaringly resonant if you’ve ever been swept along the steaming current of a swirly club-night out. : Continue on the comic :
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