Posts tagged: ellis
Warren Ellis, 2013
Note: text and photo are almost synchronous (March 3rd, ~ 1am).
Charles Stross, 2013
Note that I totally disagree with Charlie, but I agree with Warren Ellis to quote it: when I read it in Charlie’s blog, I thought of tumbling it because the problem is so well delineated and well written. I didn’t do it because I found it too depressing at the moment.
Of course Charlie’s observation is right as any description of inertia force can be: it exists in any system. But IMHO it underestimates the power of the individual and the network effect in an interconnected world. If gangnam style can go around the world in one week, a movement of individuals, one by one, can also gain a tremendous momentum. We’ll see.
The tetrad is a means of examining the effects on society of any technology (i.e., any medium) by dividing its effects into four categories and displaying them simultaneously:
What does the medium enhance?
What does the medium make obsolete?
What does the medium retrieve that had been obsolesced earlier?
What does the medium flip into when pushed to extremes?
The laws of the tetrad exist simultaneously, not successively or chronologically.
via Warren Ellis
The paintings proceed in pairs or groups aligned by subject.The textbook simplicity of this format is irresistible. The visual self-schooling particular to looking at art kicks in, and almost before you know it your eyes are off and running, darting back and forth, parsing differences in style, brushwork, color, detail and overall effect, the expression of emotion that Matisse said he was always after.
Evolving Toward Ecstasy Matisse Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - NYTimes.com, 2012
Related: Matisse at MoMA: Carving With Color, 2010
This is a note about presenting art in animated sequences, as described (ref posts on the topic by Warren Ellis). Also, when Roberta Smith is in sync with an artist, her prose is literally enchanting.