TL;DR version: They throw lawyers on you and threaten you to take almost nothing in return, because as a starving artist, you’ll be unable to pursue them legally and the maximum damages are so low that it’s not worth pursuing.
Monthly Archives: September 2014
Literary Lions, sorta
I used to work RIGHT BESIDE these two lovely ladies – done by the same artist who made the famous ones at the Main NYPL and to my mind even more beautiful, the gentle slope of their spines is incredible to behold as you walk around them. They seem ready to pounce and yet also sublimely meditative. Quite a feat to pull off as a sculptor.
Anatomy of a Viral Tweet
How I Became Thousands of Nerds’ Worst Enemy
by Tweeting a Photo
Famous people aren’t like regular people, they’re better. So this was a huge deal.
The internet is filled with nerds who are desperate to 1) demonstrate their love for science and 2) display their superiority to everyone else. I had provided them all with a chance to do both, at the same time. They were falling over each other to tell me that I am the reason the world is a bad place.
via How I Became Thousands of Nerds’ Worst Enemy by Tweeting a Photo | Gawker.
Highly suggest reading the whole thing to see what it is like to be at the center of a social media firestorm that misses your humanity or factors in your ability to be tongue-in-cheek. Some things are missed completely in the social media sphere. Don’t become like this guy, you might not be able to stand it.
Ellis Island’s Abandoned South Side
Are you familiar with the south side of Ellis Island, which has been sitting in abandonment for about 60 years? It makes for some beautiful ruin porn, but it would be great to see this area restored, which is something the Save Ellis Island project has been determined to make happen. We reached out to them for some new updates on their efforts, but for now let’s focus on the ruin.
via Photos: Touring Ellis Island’s Abandoned South Side: Gothamist.
Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa
Unbelievably cool [animated gif]
This is a “sponsored” post by FiOS and have no idea other than what is on the reference page, you follow by the link, but I’m here for more of this type of content marketing. This is the only one shared, and the only one in memory this tantalizing. Viva La Gifolution! Continue reading
A Brief Chat with Helen Levitt
This “chat” (really an interview) is from 2008 and is one of the better ones found on the interwebs with Helen Levitt. Reading the whole thing felt very personal and touching. Highly suggest reading the whole thing, as well as the critique of the different versions of her book. That is if you are in to that sort of thing. (click the photo above or the link below to view the article – note, the whole thing is in a viewer)
ART we LIKE: Leontine Greenberg
Leontine Greenberg is a painter, puppet-maker, and prop designer. She lives in Jackson Heights, Queens with her husband, daughter and two cats. Continue reading
Evolving a September 11th Charity
While smaller Sept. 11-related nonprofits have closed, contracted, merged or narrowed their missions, Ms. Lutnick said she has plans to broaden her fund’s focus. Going forward, she wants the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund known as an organization that supports needy grass-roots nonprofits—and stays nimble in its financial response to disaster victims. The fund has already been moving in those directions.
Livin My Life
Jill Scott: _Livin My Life Like It’s Śniegu_
(Śniegu – Golden Remix)
Commentary: The fat beats and strange alien noises shouldn’t please me, but strangely they do (…read more)
Lauren Bacall’s Guide on How To Become A Successful Model in NYC, 1941
But she still modeled for extra money, including a stint as a Montgomery Ward catalog model. Although would soon move on to full-time acting, her experience as a model was invaluable once she was put in front of a movie camera.
ART we LIKE: Expansion
RIP: 3 FDNY 1st Responders succumb to post-9/11 diseases
Jordan Davis’ Mom doing good work
God Bless the Child
Horace Scott & City Boy All-Stars @ The Cutting Room NYC
Note to Self: Look up the next time they are performing & go – this gave me *chills*
The revolution will be Tweeted, Facebooked, Reddit-ed, Vined and Instagrammed
From the recent Twitterstorms surrounding events in Ferguson, Missouri, and the killing of US journalist James Foley in Syria, to the Israel-Palestine conflict, political activism and protest is now all about getting the message out using social media.Its importance as a political tool on the streets was first noticed during the Arab Spring in 2011, when Twitter and Facebook were used by protesters in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya to respond to real-time events on the ground. Now it’s used by all kinds of people in all kinds of scenarios; all you need is a smartphone.
via The protester’s guide to social media | TechRadar.
show don’t tell
#ARTweLIKE: Roundup Summer 2014
First Day of Fall 2014: The Autumnal Equinox
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