Every age has a theory of rising and falling, of growth and decay, of bloom and wilt: a theory of nature. Every age also has a theory about the past and the present, of what was and what is, a notion of time: a theory of history. Theories of history used to be supernatural: the divine ruled time; the hand of God, a special providence, lay behind the fall of each sparrow. If the present differed from the past, it was usually worse: supernatural theories of history tend to involve decline, a fall from grace, the loss of God’s favor, corruption. Beginning in the eighteenth century, as the intellectual historian Dorothy Ross once pointed out, theories of history became secular; then they started something new—historicism, the idea “that all events in historical time can be explained by prior events in historical time.” Things began looking up. First, there was that, then there was this, and this is better than that. The eighteenth century embraced the idea of progress; the nineteenth century had evolution; the twentieth century had growth and then innovation. Our era has disruption, which, despite its futurism, is atavistic. It’s a theory of history founded on a profound anxiety about financial collapse, an apocalyptic fear of global devastation, and shaky evidence.

Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong : The New Yorker

I’ve been cloudy for six months. This New Yorker article by Jill Lepore is the first thing I’ve encountered that cut through all that, and maybe it’s not just my own haziness it’s counteracting.

I’m still too dopey to really make it all the way through this essay with a careful eye. And maybe it’s just cause I’ve been so flattened for a while, but I don’t remember anyone else writing about tech, business, or most anything else, with the same beauty and precision.

I first came across Jill Lepore’s writing when researching luck — she’d written a lot about the original Game of Life. But this, reading this, after sharing Clayton Christensen’s private plane from Canada a few months ago, made me feel like she’s looking under rocks that other people have mistaken for monuments. And man, wait until you see what’s under those.

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Frameshift - Denny Gallery via time-and-space.tv/contributors/barry-stone image: Erin O’Keefe, Much Ado, 2014, inkjet print, 36 x 24 inches
We are pleased to announce Frameshift, an exhibition at Denny Gallery, featuring work from:
Lorne Blythe
Heather Cleary
Erin O’Keefe
Pieter Schoolwerth
Barry Stone
Wendy White
Frameshift is an investigation into practices that visualize linguistic edits to the technical language of the photographic image while compressing multiple histories of image making and vision technology. Images and full information can be seen here.
We hope you join us for the opening on Thursday, June 12, from 6 - 8PM.
Denny Gallery is located at 261 Broome Street, New York. Frameshift will be on view until July 20, 2014. Visit the gallery webpage for hours and more information.http://www.time-and-space.tv/contributors/barry-stone/post/frameshift--denny-gallery

Frameshift - Denny Gallery via time-and-space.tv/contributors/barry-stone

image: Erin O’Keefe, Much Ado, 2014, inkjet print, 36 x 24 inches

We are pleased to announce Frameshift, an exhibition at Denny Gallery, featuring work from:

Lorne Blythe

Heather Cleary

Erin O’Keefe

Pieter Schoolwerth

Barry Stone

Wendy White

Frameshift is an investigation into practices that visualize linguistic edits to the technical language of the photographic image while compressing multiple histories of image making and vision technology. Images and full information can be seen here.

We hope you join us for the opening on Thursday, June 12, from 6 - 8PM.

Denny Gallery is located at 261 Broome Street, New York. Frameshift will be on view until July 20, 2014. Visit the gallery webpage for hours and more information.

pricebullington:

Frank Stella

pricebullington:

Frank Stella

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pricebullington:

John Chamberlain

pricebullington:

John Chamberlain

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Picture of the Month for June via time-and-space.tv/ 

Your 5 x7 inch hi rez file for June is available for download at http://barrystone.com/picture-of-the-month-club-galleryhttp://www.time-and-space.tv/contributors/barry-stone/post/picture-of-the-month-for-june

Picture of the Month for June via time-and-space.tv/

Your 5 x7 inch hi rez file for June is available for download at http://barrystone.com/picture-of-the-month-club-gallery

paddyjohnson:

Thomas Albdorf: Spinning Stick
Some projects don’t have to have a more complicated reason for being than friends working with friends.
http://artfcity.com/2014/05/27/thomas-albdorf-spinning-stick/

paddyjohnson:

Thomas Albdorf: Spinning Stick

Some projects don’t have to have a more complicated reason for being than friends working with friends.

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dianalange:

Diana Lange 2014.Made with Processing.Reference: http://patakk.tumblr.com/post/54676098719/x-r-cos-alfa-y-r-sin-alfa-rPhoto by Edward Steichen:http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/267712

dianalange:

Diana Lange 2014.Made with Processing.Reference: http://patakk.tumblr.com/post/54676098719/x-r-cos-alfa-y-r-sin-alfa-rPhoto by Edward Steichen:http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/267712

dianalange:

Diana Lange 2014.

Made with Processing.
Reference: http://patakk.tumblr.com/post/54676098719/x-r-cos-alfa-y-r-sin-alfa-r

Photo by Edward Steichen:
http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/267712

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shanetolbert:

untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 108” x 84”

shanetolbert:

untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 108” x 84”

prostheticknowledge:

MeituPic
Chinese iOS and Android camera app has a unique ‘defog’ feature to improve shots taken in poor air conditions.

*** New “Defog” feature magically turns smoggy sky into clear blue one.***The most popular photo editor loved by over 300 million users worldwide!

Link to iOS version here - Android version here

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MeituPic
Chinese iOS and Android camera app has a unique ‘defog’ feature to improve shots taken in poor air conditions.

*** New “Defog” feature magically turns smoggy sky into clear blue one.***The most popular photo editor loved by over 300 million users worldwide!

Link to iOS version here - Android version here

prostheticknowledge:

MeituPic

Chinese iOS and Android camera app has a unique ‘defog’ feature to improve shots taken in poor air conditions.

*** New “Defog” feature magically turns smoggy sky into clear blue one.
***The most popular photo editor loved by over 300 million users worldwide!

Link to iOS version here - Android version here

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bernardyenelouis:

Tim & Simone Lehmacher, Berlin

bernardyenelouis:

Tim & Simone Lehmacher, Berlin

zacharynorman:

Zachary Norman - Exotic MatterExotic Matter 3_1

zacharynorman:

Zachary Norman - Exotic Matter
Exotic Matter 3_1

Free Print of the Month via time-and-space.tv/contributors/barry-stone/post/free-print-of-the-month Get the 5x7 inch hi rez file here.http://www.time-and-space.tv/contributors/barry-stone/post/free-print-of-the-month

Free Print of the Month via time-and-space.tv/contributors/barry-stone/post/free-print-of-the-month

Get the 5x7 inch hi rez file here.

LEGMAN & AMMOwork by Andrea Muñoz Martinez and Evan JoseOrganized by Teresa Cervantes and Ricky Yanas.Mass Gallery, Studio 3, 507 Calles Street, Suite 108, Austin, TX 78702Open Weekends until June 2014 and by appointment

LEGMAN & AMMOwork by Andrea Muñoz Martinez and Evan JoseOrganized by Teresa Cervantes and Ricky Yanas.Mass Gallery, Studio 3, 507 Calles Street, Suite 108, Austin, TX 78702Open Weekends until June 2014 and by appointment

LEGMAN & AMMOwork by Andrea Muñoz Martinez and Evan JoseOrganized by Teresa Cervantes and Ricky Yanas.Mass Gallery, Studio 3, 507 Calles Street, Suite 108, Austin, TX 78702Open Weekends until June 2014 and by appointment

LEGMAN & AMMOwork by Andrea Muñoz Martinez and Evan JoseOrganized by Teresa Cervantes and Ricky Yanas.Mass Gallery, Studio 3, 507 Calles Street, Suite 108, Austin, TX 78702Open Weekends until June 2014 and by appointment

LEGMAN & AMMOwork by Andrea Muñoz Martinez and Evan JoseOrganized by Teresa Cervantes and Ricky Yanas.Mass Gallery, Studio 3, 507 Calles Street, Suite 108, Austin, TX 78702Open Weekends until June 2014 and by appointment

LEGMAN & AMMOwork by Andrea Muñoz Martinez and Evan JoseOrganized by Teresa Cervantes and Ricky Yanas.Mass Gallery, Studio 3, 507 Calles Street, Suite 108, Austin, TX 78702Open Weekends until June 2014 and by appointment

LEGMAN & AMMOwork by Andrea Muñoz Martinez and Evan Jose
Organized by Teresa Cervantes and Ricky Yanas.

Mass Gallery, Studio 3, 507 Calles Street, Suite 108, Austin, TX 78702
Open Weekends until June 2014 and by appointment

lafilleblanc:

Carol Bove
Solar Feminine, 2013
http://lafilleblanc.tumblr.com

lafilleblanc:

Carol Bove

Solar Feminine, 2013

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mpdrolet:

Great Salt Lake Angles, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1977
John Pfahl

mpdrolet:

Great Salt Lake Angles, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1977

John Pfahl

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