Leonora Carrington photographed by Kati Horna
I didn't have time to be anyone's muse... I was too busy rebelling against my family and learning to be an artist. Leonora Carrington Is Dead at 94. (NYT)
Chris Marker Day on Dennis Cooper's blog. Also, Gorgomancy
Chris Collins writes an epilogue to his story of Ron Tye, Luzy, and tyepilot.com (AFC)
Jia Zhang's Platform and The World reviewed on Notcoming
On the misuse of Occam’s Razor The important part of the sentence is not about simplicity, but about selecting a hypothesis. When you’re trying to figure out which explanation for something you’ve observed is correct, the best approach is to test the hypothesis that you can eliminate most quickly.
Zanran - A Search Engine for Graphs
An algorithm that depixelizes 8-bit pixel art into "lush vector graphics."
Björk interviews Arvo Pärt
Ballet depends on the power of a woman’s body but rarely celebrates it. If anything, ballet encourages women to torture their bodies, rewarding their ability to be strong while appearing physically vulnerable. What choreographer Karole Armitage and her Armitage Gone! Dance company offer is not precisely a refutation of this rule, but its counterpoint. The Punk Ballerina (The Paris Review)
ASCIImeo takes Vimeo video and plays them as ASCII art. (via Kottke)
When Man First Met Troll (The Atlantic)
Videos from NYU GAME Center lecture series including talks by Erik Wolpaw, Richard Garfield, Kellee Santiago, and McKenzie Wark.
Also: MIT GAMBIT Lab Videogames 101 Event Lectures
Simon Reynolds essay on Ariel Pink: What resulted seemed to be a semi-conscious attempt to recreate the primal scene of the child falling in love with pop for the first time with an ear cupped to an imperfectly-tuned transistor. This illusion was created partly by Ariel’s artfully lo-fi production, out of focus and streaked by sudden leakages of colour-saturated noise, and partly by his stylistic disjointedness, the way incongruous melodies sometimes seemed to jut into a song like interference from another station’s signal. Ariel describes his music as “retro-licious”.
Review of the new Christine Love game (Futurismic)
"Comely," "hails from," "maven," "comfort food," and "New York's finest" were on Kurt Anderson's list of "Words We Don't Say" as editor of New York magazine
John Perry Barlow talks copyright at e-G8 panel, " he expressed his own surprise at being on the panel, 'because I don't think I'm from the same planet, actually.'" (Ars Technica)
Novelist Matthew Gallaway and others on OUT magazine's 2011 Hot List.
The Battle of Babylondon was a site-specific, interactive performance staged in association with the upcoming exhibition 'Out of this World: Science Fiction but not as you know it' at the British Library
A Lost E.E. Cummings Poem Discovered. Essay on the poet by James Dempsey (The Awl)