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Art

2/18: Manifest Destiny! Reception @ SoEx Off-Site

Originally posted on R+D:
Southern Exposure’s public art grant program celebrates its first commission tonight! I was happy to supply a bit of 19th-century-inspired typography for the graphic design of the mailer (read the essay)…. Manifest Destiny! Reception February 18, 20124:00 PM – 6:00 PM Hotel des Arts, 447 Bush St, San Francisco, CA…

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Culture Criticism Observations Visual Arts

A few photos from Intersection for the Arts opening, In Other Words | More to Follow

This past Wednesday, I went to the opening, In Other Words, at the Intersection for the Arts and snapped a few photos on my phone. I really need to start lugging around my fancy camera. Although mobile devices may come in handy, art (all forms) deserve the prestige that tons of pixels can actually deliver. One of […]

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Art

Originally posted on R+D:
O, Internet! Some glimmers of humor and poetry: — In search of a book, I found this little gif. It’s a cover design that’s meant to stand in for a missing file, but it’s handsome, balanced, mysterious and beautiful on its own. Book-face with a swash-nose. I’d read it. —…

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Interactive / Participatory Art Observations

With Gratitude

I am thankful for… My mother’s sassiness, understanding, forgiving nature, generous heart, and keen awareness of exactly when I’m not telling the truth My father’s spirit, twisted sense of humor, warrior soul (Rest in Peace, wherever you are) My family and friends All the artists, musicians, philosophers, scientists, and everyone in the world for inspiring me To help […]

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Art Art and Technology Social Networking

Release Ai Weiwei: An Overseas Chinese Perspective by Christine Wong Yap

Artist and writer, Christine Wong Yap, has written a great op-ed piece for New America Media. Extremely important, telling of the cultural and political climate in China, and beautifully written. Please read and share!

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Art Art Practice

Reflections on Christine Wong Yap

“Most of us deep down believe that a person who is creative will prevail regardless of the environment,” Csikszentmihalyi wrote. “But the reality appears to be different…. No matter how gifted a person is, he or she has no chance to achieve anything creative unless the right conditions are provided by the field.” Csikszentmihalyi identifies “seven […]