#Antimedia by Florian Cramer [#geekgirl]
“The Cover of Florian Cramer’s new book is, in short, beautiful (and us posting this here has *absolutely nothing* to do with the fact he devotes an entire section of the book to discussing a work by our Creative Director…*cough*…).”
Ancient Plant Popsicles Sprout Anew [#geekgirl]
“Plants that were frozen during the “Little Ice Age” centuries ago have been observed sprouting new growth, scientists say.
Samples of 400-year-old plants known as bryophytes have flourished under laboratory conditions.
Researchers say this back-from-the-dead trick has implications for how ecosystems recover from the planet’s cyclic long periods of ice coverage.”
Patti Smith Advises the #Young [#geekgirl]
“Build a good name”, rock poet Patti Smith advises the young. “Life is like a roller coaster, it is going to have beautiful moments but it is going to be real fucked up, too”, she says.
The American singer, poet and photographer Patti Smith (b. 1946) is a living punk rock legend. In this video she gives advice to the young:
“Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work. Protect your work and if you build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency. Life is like a roller coaster ride, it is never going to be perfect. It is going to have perfect moments and rough spots, but it’s all worth it”, Patti Smith says.
Interview by Christian Lund, the Louisiana Literature festival August 24, 2012, at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Produced by Honey Biba Beckerlee and Kamilla Bruus.
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
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#Words to Use More Often [#geekgirl]
A “Coffee in Suspense” [#geekgirl]
“There is a new form of active solidarity with the poor that started in Italy and apparently now also in Spain. Someone pays for 7 cups of coffee but only drinks 3. The 4 that are paid but not consumed then are (according to google translate) ‘pending’. People who cannot afford coffee can come to the cafe and ask for a pending coffee. The same is done with food.” [Interpretation by Josephine Bosma via Rosapoo].
[Update: Apparently this is an actual established Italian tradition called a "Caffè sospeso" - a "coffee in suspense" - that has been revived due to distressing economic conditions. Hat tip to Neural Revue for the added info.]
#Marina Abramović + #Ulay: #MoMA 2010 [#geekgirl]
Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again.
At her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, where she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened.
“Wherever you look is #beauty…” [#geekgirl]
Here’s to Alice Herz-Sommer, a holocaust survivor whose advice regarding life = incredibly poignant + profoundly wonderful [store it up: she makes complete sense considering she's 109]. When asked what’s the secret of her feeling so good at her age, she replies:
“Optimism, and looking for the good. Life is beautiful. To be happy, to admire, to thank. [Being] thankful that we are living. Wherever you look is beauty.”