September 21, 2013
A Truly Great OS Would Just Get Out Of The Way

As I watched, Shaijaan gently massaged the ‘call’ icon. Rhythmic figures of eight, then a gesture I couldn’t quite discern.

“Intimacy signature,” he said. “nobody’s going to be copying this, they couldn’t know it without signing a prenup with me first.”

I said, “wow,” because that seemed appropriate, and thought about the sad 3210 in my pocket.

After a time, the icon began to melt, then delicate fractures spread across its surface like ageing masterpiece. The icon flew apart, splinters cascading across the display, each reflecting the sky and skyscrapers behind me like so many slivers of glass. I saw trees, I saw metal – in one, I saw my own face, and in my face, refracted by the C of ‘call’, I saw where everyone I loved was right there and then, their hopes and dreams, and in the agglomeration of them all I saw a terrifying hint of my own future.

Light poured from the interior, a light that felt familiar like a mother’s womb but also outside any spectrum known to mortal man, a light that scared me with profundity and yet – ah, and yet – soothed me. Reassured me that within the chaos, I would find salvation within this product. Absolution.

“Yeah,” Shaijaan sighed. “To be honest, I think iOS9 is a bit showy-offy.”

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September 20, 2013
Make Art. Make Art make Money. Make Money make Art.

He viewed money as energy, the energy that makes concrete things happen out of worthy ideas. Money was not an end in itself. It could provide physical infrastructure or it could help him hire other artists and technicians to realize a nascent idea. I don’t ever recall him being the least bit concerned or afraid of money or obsessed by it, which many people are. It just wasn’t what drove him—at all.

Nobody could deny that Jim Henson (of the Muppets) was one of the world’s great artists. Someone who gave to mine and previous generations some of its most treasured things.

The deftness of his art, however, lies in the way he allowed it to engage with the marketplace. To make money. In an age where art seems to be anathema to business, Elizabeth Hyde Stephens’ quick biography of Henson’s working practice should be succour to all of us.

On Muppets And Merchandise: How Jim Henson Turned His Art Into A Business

September 19, 2013
…unfortunately.

…unfortunately.

(Source: spiritualinspiration, via theohpioneer)

September 19, 2013
The Ham Contest

badkidsjokes:

if you go to the ham contest wat will the man say

you won last year you are not alowed

September 18, 2013
philipreeve:

18th September. Playing about with pastels.

philipreeve:

18th September. Playing about with pastels.

September 16, 2013
Kowloon Closet Dreams
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertypicturegalleries/9888398/Overhead-photos-of-cramped-apartments-in-Hong-Kong.html

Kowloon Closet Dreams

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertypicturegalleries/9888398/Overhead-photos-of-cramped-apartments-in-Hong-Kong.html

September 15, 2013

Just some gears

August 23, 2013
geometrydaily:

2^9 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 512 dots, arranged in cubes. 2x2 dots arranged in cubes, arranged in 2x2 meta-cubes, arranged in 2x2 meta-cubes.
With this, Geometry Daily goes on a hiatus. Yes, I will pause posting. Instead of doing even more graphics, I would like to go deeper. 512 graphics is a lot of material and some ideas demand more attention and want to go elsewhere, on paper, shirts and how-knows. The about page, the shops, my website, they are in dire need for some cleaning up. With the normal schedule, this will never happen.
So far, I will not make any commitment of when I will start posting again, but I’m pretty sure I will. The current idea is to produce more Geometry Dailies behind the scenes and then publish them again in a daily fashion in “seasons”, like in tv series. Let’s see what the future brings!
Any news related to Geometry Daily will of course be posted on this tumblr and the facebook page. For everything else please follow @Tilman on Twitter and have a look at my old creaky blog tilman.me.
I know for some this is a bit of a shock, sorry! Maybe get a silkscreen print, a digital print or a shirt to fill the void?
You are a great audience, thank you all very much for following.!
Love & Geometry! Tilman.

Parting is sweet sorrow.

geometrydaily:

2^9 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 512 dots, arranged in cubes. 2x2 dots arranged in cubes, arranged in 2x2 meta-cubes, arranged in 2x2 meta-cubes.

With this, Geometry Daily goes on a hiatus. Yes, I will pause posting. Instead of doing even more graphics, I would like to go deeper. 512 graphics is a lot of material and some ideas demand more attention and want to go elsewhere, on paper, shirts and how-knows. The about page, the shops, my website, they are in dire need for some cleaning up. With the normal schedule, this will never happen.

So far, I will not make any commitment of when I will start posting again, but I’m pretty sure I will. The current idea is to produce more Geometry Dailies behind the scenes and then publish them again in a daily fashion in “seasons”, like in tv series. Let’s see what the future brings!

Any news related to Geometry Daily will of course be posted on this tumblr and the facebook page. For everything else please follow @Tilman on Twitter and have a look at my old creaky blog tilman.me.

I know for some this is a bit of a shock, sorry! Maybe get a silkscreen print, a digital print or a shirt to fill the void?

You are a great audience, thank you all very much for following.!

Love & Geometry! Tilman.

Parting is sweet sorrow.

August 21, 2013
On Bullshit Jobs

"Once, when contemplating the apparently endless growth of administrative responsibilities in British academic departments, I came up with one possible vision of hell. Hell is a collection of individuals who are spending the bulk of their time working on a task they don’t like and are not especially good at. Say they were hired because they were excellent cabinet-makers, and then discover they are expected to spend a great deal of their time frying fish. Neither does the task really need to be done – at least, there’s only a very limited number of fish that need to be fried. Yet somehow, they all become so obsessed with resentment at the thought that some of their co-workers might be spending more time making cabinets, and not doing their fair share of the fish-frying responsibilities, that before long there’s endless piles of useless badly cooked fish piling up all over the workshop and it’s all that anyone really does."

-On The Phenomenon Of Bullshit Jobs, by David Graeber

stapler

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August 13, 2013
Now And Then

2013:

"Regarding your suggestions, the IOC has a clear rule laid out in the Olympic Charter (Rule 50) which states that the venues of the Olympic Games are not a place for proactive political or religious demonstration."

1968:

image

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Olympics_Black_Power_salute

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