Archive for November, 2009

Jackson vs Bean

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Personally, I’ve wondered who would win this matchup for AGES.

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Posted: November 4th, 2009
at 6:54pm by Black Ock


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Reverse Mercatorisms

As with any map projection, Mercator is a trade-off. Ancient compass-wielding navigators loved Mercator's lines of constant heading, and without its faithful local angles and parallel lines of latitude/longitude, online maps would be downright confusing. The mathematical cost? Magnification, fun house mirror style! Mercator oversizes Greenland because it sits so much closer to the poles than Africa.

Poking around the Internets, you'll find some equal area projections that tell the true story. But what if we went even further, stuck with Mercator, and swapped Africa and Greenland - dragging the Mediterranean coast up to 81 degrees North and the ice cap south to the Equator?

.:datapointed.net->

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Posted: November 4th, 2009
at 3:53pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Allen Vandever art post "Dream Lover"

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Dream Lover Acrylic, Epoxy Resin by Allen Vandever
This if one of my first successful dream paintings. I feel as though it accurately captures the essence of the woman who inhabits all my dreams, present since pre-pubescence. Her persona is amorphous. She is a confidant, friend, and ever-different but always recognizable lover. She knows and is every woman I have ever loved, so perhaps, the only woman I have ever loved. This painting is my attempt to express her divinity to the realm of the world without dreams. Often, I find her there, standing beside me, her face similar to mine, filled with the glow of every color.
Sono io in the feminine form, Beatrice herself, and I, Virgil. A self-portrait of a kind, an understanding finally grasped after further introspection and analysis. My dreams move me to paint; painting urges me to reflect through the pen. To write about such things is to lose one?s self in the silence of exploring the mind, exploring what it means to be a human being living somewhere within the expansive range of self and humanity. This sequence of events illustrates the importance of the process of self-analysis, also teaching us that knowledge is boundless.

Dream Lover Acrylic, Epoxy Resin by Allen Vandever

This is one of my first successful dream paintings. I feel as though it accurately captures the essence of the woman who inhabits all my dreams, present since pre-pubescence. Her persona is amorphous. She is a confidant, friend, and ever-different but always recognizable lover. She knows and is every woman I have ever loved, so perhaps, the only woman I have ever loved. This painting is my attempt to express her divinity to the realm of the world without dreams. Often, I find her there, standing beside me, her face similar to mine, filled with the glow of every color.

Sono io in the feminine form, Beatrice herself, and I, Virgil. A self-portrait of a kind, an understanding finally grasped after further introspection and analysis. My dreams move me to paint; painting urges me to reflect through the pen. To write about such things is to lose one’s self in the silence of exploring the mind, exploring what it means to be a human being living somewhere within the expansive range of self and humanity. This sequence of events illustrates the importance of the process of self-analysis, also teaching us that knowledge is boundless.

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Posted: November 4th, 2009
at 10:03am by Koookiecrumbles

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Categories: art,contemporary,art theory

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the Obameter

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According to 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner, Politifact, President Obama has kept 49 of his promises and broken only 7. View the complete analysis at the Obameter here.

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Posted: November 4th, 2009
at 1:08am by Koookiecrumbles

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Art Theory: David Ellis

David Ellis works within a variety of disciplines. The project "Flyway" is both performance and exhibition. Commissioned by the Theory Icon Project, David Ellis painted every day from morning until night in an airplane hangar inspired structure. This entire process has been captured in stop frame animation that Ellis calls Motion Painting. Finally, the finished works will be installed at the Theory flagship store from April 7th until June 2nd, 2008. In this video, artist David Ellis, producer Matthew Mascotte, cinematographer Chris Keohane, and sound designer Roberto Carlos Lange talk about the project. The Theory store, New York, March 27, 2008.

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Posted: November 3rd, 2009
at 2:30pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: contemporary,art theory

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Vitaly Komar Opening : New Symbolism

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"New Symbolism" by Vitaly Komar is opening on November 7th ( 6 - 8 p.m.) at the Ronald Feldman Gallery in NYC: During the show the artist will be doing weekly lectures at the Free School of Visual Symbols (Fridays , 4 - 6 p.m. or by appointment).

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Posted: November 1st, 2009
at 10:41pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Muzak Video Sundays 11.1.09

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Way Of The West - Drum 1982

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Azari & III - Reckless With Your Love

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Stelios Kazantzidis - Efige Efige

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DJ Spinna / New York featuring Krym of The Jigmastas

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Shwayze - Buzzin (Classixx Remix)

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Seelenluft - Manila

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Posted: November 1st, 2009
at 4:18am by Koookiecrumbles

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