When everything is finished in a world, the people go to look for what the artists leave. It’s the only thing that we have really in this world — is an ability to express ourselves and say, ‘I was here.’
- Abbey Lincoln
, a towering figure in American jazz and the civil rights movement, who died Saturday at age 80. (via savingpaper
Part of supporting limited government is understanding that sometimes, things you don’t like will happen, and the government (especially the federal government) won’t do anything about it. Getting to do what you want comes at the price of other people getting to do what they want—including build mosques where you’d prefer they didn’t.
Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit — all these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided.
Brian Eno, predicting the future, in 1995 (via glenda)
Brilliant point. I’ve been seeing a lot of 80s and 90s video art in galleries and museums lately. The washy, imprecise color display from the magnetic tape technology adds to the emotional feeling I have towards them.
(via ericmortensen) (via mikehudack)
Ad industry market research firm eMarketer released estimates Thursday that predict ad spending on Facebook will reach nearly $1.3 billion worldwide in 2010—and is poised to hit over $1.7 billion in 2011.