Ordinary Sunday Brunch: Culture Quick Links
Ordinary Sunday Brunch
[Mu1] Circuit bending: Hacking a Furby in the name of music.
[Mu2] Contrarian opinion: “Why you should consider buying music on vinyl, CD and music files”.
[Mu3] When rock was the hip new thing: “Observer archive – Rock Around the Clock, 16 September 1956“.
[Mu4] Concert pianist facing burnout, has a radical change of pace: Hauling a piano up a mountain in Thailand to play Beethoven for blind elephants.
[Ar1] “As a curator at the Denver Art Museum treated American Indian artworks as aesthetic creations, not artifacts, and championed the artists who made them.” Nancy Blomberg, dead at 72, with a legacy worth reading up on.
[Ar2] Not artistic license: Art School in France caught changing race of students in advertising photos.
[Ar3] String art, done by robot.
[Hi1] Not the Disney Licensed variety, either: “The surprising history of American pirates”.
[Hi2] “Over the last week, some South Carolinians were talking about a different, folkloric warning sign, a ghost known as the Gray Man, believed to appear in the small town of Pawleys Island as a harbinger of hurricanes.”
[Hi3] The New York Times brings up the seemingly forgotten Wendell Willkie.
[Hi4] The history of dissent, from ancient Egypt to today, as told by the British Museum.
[Fo1] 10 years on, a retrospective-and a check up-on the originators of the food truck trend in LA.
[Fo3] “Food waste” has been a hot topic among foodies for a while now, and this SF based chef is turning it into a restaurant concept.
[Fo4] The very strange, but increasingly violent, story of “fake food:” “The issue has been caught up in xenophobic violence, with shop owners targeted by South Africans . There is very little hard data about what’s referred to as “fake food” in both the formal and informal sectors. This means the issue is politically charged and dominated by opinions, not evidence.”
[Re1] Lots of religious news out of China lately, and it is all bad, for all faiths.
[Re2] One way to look at it: “All ancient religions were once new religions. And all ancient innovators of those once-new religions borrowed ideas from even older religions, blending old ideas with new ideas to create a new religion.”
[Re3] “The case of a Michigan couple charged in the death of their 10-month-old daughter is bringing to light a debate about withholding medical care because of religious beliefs.”
[AT1] What happens when you turn a trained architect loose on Minecraft? Magic.
[AT2] Fascinating read: “Architecture is rooted in precedent and allusion. An exciting prospect of destabilizing intellectual property is the ability to return to these precedents and allusions for inspiration, dissection, and questioning. Buildings often considered too precious to do anything with, other than analyze the parti, can be challenged, reconfigured, and maybe even perverted”.
[AT3] And they are all worth your time: “7 Short Films About Architecture That You Won’t Find on Netflix”.
[AT4] The Palace of Mexican Music uses steel ribbing to create the effect of “strings” among other features of note.