Damp Cloth

likeafieldmouse:

Chad Wright - Master Plan (2013)

"For the first part of this series, Wright created a mould in the form of an L-shaped suburban dwelling, and set out a series of sand castles on his local beach. This scale-model suburbia was washed away by the tide, which perhaps urges us to consider the relative transience of so solid a symbol of the American dream, particularly since the 2007 subprime mortgage collapse. "

Artist’s statement: 

"In Master Plan, I am conflating a child’s sandcastle with architecture typifying postwar American suburbia. This three-part series culls artifacts from my childhood, investigating suburbia in its vision and legacy.Phase One focuses on the mass-produced tract house, re-examining it as symbol for the model American Dream.”

(via npr)

newyorker:

“Automonument #2.” Photograph by Niv Rozenberg.
A look at photographs from “Another New York,” a show that aims to move past the iconic and at times clichéd images that are often used to represent the city: http://nyr.kr/160nINZ

newyorker:

“Automonument #2.” Photograph by Niv Rozenberg.

A look at photographs from “Another New York,” a show that aims to move past the iconic and at times clichéd images that are often used to represent the city: http://nyr.kr/160nINZ

Once, the snow was so deep you almost couldn’t hear Margaret Atwood.

—David McGimpsey

npr:

From NPR’s Robert Krulwich: It’s high summer, yes, but blink and soon it will be fall, and trees will turn red, brown, beige, yellow, pale green and gold. But not cars. Cars may be making the Earth warmer, but their colors, I notice, have turned wintry.

Take a look at this chart (top), put together by DuPont. It’s their 2012 Automotive Global Color Popularity Report for the planet.

The trend is mostly the same in North America, but things seems to change in other large countries.

Read the rest of the story on Krulwich Wonders.

(Charts courtesy of DuPont)

prostheticknowledge:

Kremlin security agency to buy typewriters ‘to avoid leaks’
One way to protect yourself from cyber-attacks and information protection in the digital age … go back to analogue. Via BBC News:

Russia’s agency responsible for the Kremlin security is buying typewriters - a move reportedly prompted by recent leaks by WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden.
A 486,540-rouble (£9,860) order for electric typewriters has been placed by the FSO agency on the state procurement website.
The FSO has not commented on why it needs the old-fashioned devices.
But an agency source told Russia’s Izvestiya newspaper the aim was to prevent leaks from computer hardware.
"After scandals with the distribution of secret documents by WikiLeaks, the exposes by Edward Snowden, reports about Dmitry Medvedev being bugged during his visit to the G20 London summit (in 2009), it has been decided to expand the practice of creating paper documents," the source said.
The source added that typewriters were already being used at Russia’s defence and emergencies ministries for drafts and secret notes, and some reports had been prepared for President Vladimir Putin by typewriter.

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prostheticknowledge:

Kremlin security agency to buy typewriters ‘to avoid leaks’

One way to protect yourself from cyber-attacks and information protection in the digital age … go back to analogue. Via BBC News:

Russia’s agency responsible for the Kremlin security is buying typewriters - a move reportedly prompted by recent leaks by WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden.

A 486,540-rouble (£9,860) order for electric typewriters has been placed by the FSO agency on the state procurement website.

The FSO has not commented on why it needs the old-fashioned devices.

But an agency source told Russia’s Izvestiya newspaper the aim was to prevent leaks from computer hardware.

"After scandals with the distribution of secret documents by WikiLeaks, the exposes by Edward Snowden, reports about Dmitry Medvedev being bugged during his visit to the G20 London summit (in 2009), it has been decided to expand the practice of creating paper documents," the source said.

The source added that typewriters were already being used at Russia’s defence and emergencies ministries for drafts and secret notes, and some reports had been prepared for President Vladimir Putin by typewriter.

More Here

(via visual-poetry)

DEAD BEATS: Hunter S. Thompson Birthday Gift

deadbeatsblog:

Hunter S. Thompson decided the perfect birthday gift to his actor pal, Jack Nicholson, would be to drive to the top of a creek overlooking Nicholson’s mansion and fire off a few rounds of ammunition while booming out a tape of what Nicholson’s former girlfriend Anjelica Huston described as…

hinternetz:

so that’s what McDonalds would look like after zombies shred their global empire? After seeing world war Z, this looks about right. Not sure how I feel about the nazi themes explored. Mixed metaphors & in bad taste. Still, there’s something darkly compelling about this tiny world the installation has created.

Work title: “The Sum of All Evil” // Artist: The Chapman Brothers

(Source: noreason2gohome)