The natural world offers countless ways to make us suffer. Hostility, violence and cruelty exist even on a cellular level. From malaria to Ebola, from the botfly to the Tsetse fly, from the Gaboon viper to the lions and hyenas, the totality of this oozing, creeping, writhing, galloping,…
The Secret Handshake is an online resource and lecture series for young creatives (18-25) looking for insider insight and honest answers to help you go pro.
"Anything and everything that I know about bravery, I only know through love." — Vanessa German
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The rise of 3D printing has introduced one of the most ground-breaking technological feats happening right now. The most exciting part, through, doesn’t have anything to do with printing cars and fancy furniture, but in producing human tissue, otherwise known as bioprinting. While it’s still early days, the future of bioprinting looks bright and will eventually result in some major advantages for society, whilst also saving billions for the economy that is spent on research and development.
When I say banana what’s the first verb that comes to mind? New research explores creativity using a noun/verb exercise.
How semantically distant are your verbs?
Wanda for Wanda . #rip
Skeletal Creatures Carved Out Of Everyday Objects
Artist - Maskull Lasserre
Darkness doesn’t spare us.
Happy Birthday, Guy Davenport, born 23 November 1927, died 4 January 2005
- I never intended to be a teacher. I just like going to school and learning things.
- As long as you have ideas you can keep going. That’s why writing fiction is so much fun, because you’re moving people about, and making settings for them to move in, so there’s always something there to keep working on.
- I like to believe that I don’t think of myself as a writer. I am an amateur. Back when I was teaching I wrote when I could. Weekends were good typewriter time. Now, it’s whenever I feel there’s something to be put on paper. I don’t care what time it is, though I always write in the notebooks at night.
- I suppose you wait until it’s irresistible, then start working on it one way or another. When that time comes, I move from longhand to the typewriter.
- The poet is at the edge of our consciousness of the world, finding beyond the suspected nothingness which we imagine limits our perception another acre or so of being worth our venturing upon.
- Sometimes when reading Goethe I have a paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.
- Isn’t all art symbolic? Art itself is symbol. A symbol is simply a drenched identity, a thing more than equal to itself
Davenport was an American writer, translator, illustrator, painter, intellectual, and teacher.
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The Geography of the Imagination is a great collection.
Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop is an amazing place and space for people who love poetry. For people who love art. On Berl’s walls, Bianca Stone’s work. Bianca’s work at work with walls that you want to hold you. Like the house in Goshen. A beautiful mouth. A house is a mouth, is a mirror. The house in Goshen will get your eyes. When your eyes meet Bianca’s work, it will whisper to them. It will whisper look at these women. Women dancing. Women who are daring. A woman in a bathtub. Women who are caring. Stones. Women holding out their hands. Holding houses. Cement blocks, how they can be heads. Someone else’s cake you bake. Horses at the table. Look at these lamps. Have helmets ever held such beauty? Hold that, but also have an ear to hear Bianca assuring you that if you are for your revolution she is for it too. For your fear she will draw all the animals you love. For your forest she will draw a king and sing. For your Rise In The Fall she will draw a head the shape of a ship in the arms of arms that can hold. For your ship she will say, See there’s a way. Captain Katherine Janeway piloting the Voyager through the void whispering, Thank you for being here Bianca. Humanity Be involved with Women of Visual poetry!
If I were in Brooklyn, I’d go to see this exhibition.
A look at the artist Gerald Slota’s work and how he creates his pieces: http://nyr.kr/1hUYXgd
“His starting point is a photograph (either one of his own or a found image). He then cuts these pictures, collages them, writes on them, scratches their surfaces. Though these violent markings often give his images a sinister, even disturbing quality, Slota himself has an upbeat demeanor.”
In projects like “Metaphor-a-minute” and “half and half,” language is the trigger for irrational thought. It is also the entire trick of microdreams. In a similar vein, this automatic writing exercise comes courtesy of a brilliant web/iOs location app called what3words. Go to the app and…