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photojojo:

Google Street View extraordinaire Halley Docherty is back with a set of images that seamlessly match album covers with views from everyone’s favorite mapping service. 

See more of the world through famous album covers over at The Guardian below!

The World’s Cities Seen Through Popular Album Covers

via Booooooom

"The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again."

- Homer, The Iliad (via peelsofpoetry)
euo:

“Every path is the right path. Everything could’ve been anything else. And it would have just as much meaning.”
Mr. Nobody (2009) dir.  Jaco Van Dormael
theartassignment:

blakegopnik:

THE DAILY PIC: This is the trace of Marcel Duchamp’s heartbeat, recorded 48 years ago today by a doctor named Brian O’Doherty, better known by far as a critic and conceptual artist (often under the pseudonym Patrick Ireland, assumed in honor of his homeland’s struggles with England). The heartbeat is on display in a lovely little survey of some of O’Doherty’s output, shared between Simone Subal gallery in New York and a nearby gallery called “P!”
Duchamp’s EKG is one element in what went on to become O’Doherty’s 16-part “portrait” of the great Dada artist, which also includes a kinetic light sculpture that seems to reproduce the oscillograph trace of Duchamp’s heart actually beating. (That piece is also at Subal’s). And the composite portrait is evidence of a precariously balanced love-hate relationship that O’Doherty had with its subject – the relationship all ambitious artists have with their most important forerunner.  
Duchamp once said that “after twenty years [artworks] are finished. Their life is over. They survive all right, because they are part of art history, and art history is not art. I don’t believe in preserving, I think as I said that a work of art dies.” In his portrait, O’Doherty self-consciously set out to prove Duchamp wrong, by making a piece that would keep the Frenchman’s presence and legacy – and heartbeat – “alive” wherever and whenever the portrait is shown. “I’ve made Duchamp live 250 years; It’s very cruel, but he deserved it,” O’Doherty told me after a talk that he gave at Subal’s.  But of course O’Doherty’s cruelty is also a gesture of absolute homage, from O’Doherty to a genius – and a friend – upon whom he wished endless life.
It has often been said that a fine portrait confers as much immortality on its maker as on its sitter. But the question here is whether we are contemplating a portrait of Duchamp or by him – drawn in fact with each beat of his heart. We sometimes come across someone whom we bill as an artist through and through, in every fiber of their body, and maybe here we’re seeing Duchamp prove that he’s one. (Image – margins cropped for clarity – is courtesy the artist, P! and Simone Subal Gallery)
The Daily Pic also appears at blogs.artinfo.com/the-daily-pic. For a full inventory of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive.

Interesting to think about in the context of The Art Assignment Episode 4: Never Seen, Never Will. A beating heart. In particular, the beating heart of one of the greatest artists. 

ted:

Photos from a real-life storm chaser:

TED Fellow Camille Seaman captures the spectacular and ominous beauty of storm clouds. Supercell clouds, like the ones above, can grow up to 50 miles wide and reach up to 65 thousand feet into the atmosphere. In her TEDTalk, Camille describes her experience chasing storms: “There’s a warm, moist wind blowing at your back and the smell of the earth, the wheat, the grass, the charged particles. And then there are the colors in the clouds of hail forming, the greens and the turquoise blues.”

Watch the full talk here »

fezzingly:

there’s always that one friend you constantly make inappropriate sexual humour with

tchamblers:

Fave movies → Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (1/?)

“I could die right now, Clem. I’m just… happy. I’ve never felt that before. I’m just exactly where I want to be.”


Marla Singer [about attending support groups for diseases she doesn’t have] “It’s cheaper than a movie, and there’s free coffee.”
electric-vomit:

I CNAT STOP LAUGHING

devon-aoki:

soundlyawake:

imangelapowers:

Jennifer Lopez - I Luh Ya Papi Feat. French Montana (Video)

THIS IS AMAZING

I AM HERE FOR THIS SONG

I AM HERE FOR THIS VIDEO

I AM DEFINITELY HERE FOR THIS CONCEPT

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT A FEW DAYS AGO

THIS IS SO 2014

kateoplis:

"The ‘teenager’ was the result and invention of adolescent girls. They were the ones buying the magazines, the cosmetics, the clothes, and the records that were changing people’s attitudes. Once they started expressing themselves with their own pop culture there was an opportunity for marketing and it was through that input that they got recognized as a distinct class."
Matt Wolf on his new documentary Teenage, about the birth of youth culture
phuongnguyen89:

Born in 1976, Hiromix rose to fame in Japan after winning the 11th New Cosmos of Photography (写真新世紀, Shashin Shin-seiki) award, hosted by the photographic manufacturer Canon, in March 1995. Hiromix was nominated by Nobuyoshi Araki, one of Japan’s best known photographers, for a series of photographs called Seventeen Girl Days. Through her provocative photographs depicting the life from a teenager’s perspective, Hiromix became a media sensation and pop cultural icon in Japan.