What’d I miss? In detail.

Posted on March 6th, 2009 in What'd I Miss?

Because I never write here, because pretty much everything I do is a secret wrapped in an enigma smothered in an NDA, but because god if I don’t know some vocal and productive people– I used that Twitter thinga that I’ll bet you’ve heard of to make a request:

TWITTERFRIENDS! Yes, I mean you. Projects, releases, things of interest that YOU did this week.  Tell me (use #whatdimiss).  Links++ good.

So what? So this.  I never write here (see above) but I still get SO MUCH MORE TRAFFIC than a dead blog deserves.  I figure folks do pretty well catching some excellent content from my network on the right side of the page there, but there’s a little voice in my brain saying "shit, woman, do you know how many people are doing things that would be really well served by the traffic you gather just by, well, sitting there and doing nothing?"

So I’m giving this a go.  Here’s how this is going to work:

On Friday (that’s today!) I’m up every morning at fuckall am.  We’ll see how many replies I get and, if there’s enough to make something that looks like a week in review, I’ll post links out to YOUR pages on Monday morning.

Yep.  Free traffic.  All you gotta do is twitter me a what and a where (and, if you have characters left, adding the hashtag #whatdimiss will help me find them all).  Should be dead easy, as I’m not putting any constraints on the content except: a time frame of this week (if you’re doing something next week, tell your friends to gimme their shit this week so I think it’s worth doing long enough to get to your project) and I want links to your stuff (I don’t want random CNN news unless you’re in it, and I don’t want links to your mates– they can twitter me themselves. I’ll probably make exceptions for (positive) reviews and editorials, since writing up multiple paragraphs on [x] is doing something, but no, I’m not interested in your delicious links.).

Now, I’ve got an idea that people don’t actually want attention, so I’m pretty sure this idea is going to die in the water with two links this Monday and a whimpering silence if I try again next week… but what the hell.  It’s worth a go, right?  Right.  Go.

Links for 2009-11-14 via Warren Ellis

Saturday November, 14 2009 03:00 PM PST

cotton and candy via Irene Kaoru

Saturday November, 14 2009 09:48 AM PST

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Will Cotton, CANDY CURLS, 2005, oil on linen, 34×24 inches

I can NOT explain my obsession with things made out of food, especially candy. It’s a longstanding affliction I have. Via NOTCOT.

Twitter Updates for 2009-11-14 via Kelly Sue DeConnick

Saturday November, 14 2009 08:26 AM PST

Twitter Updates for 2009-11-14 via Kelly Sue DeConnick

Saturday November, 14 2009 08:26 AM PST

Twitter Updates for 2009-11-14 via Kelly Sue DeConnick

Saturday November, 14 2009 08:26 AM PST

Steampunk Fashion at Steampunk Workshop via Libby Bulloff

Friday November, 13 2009 03:43 PM PST

So much steampunk we’re bleedin’ oil!

I’ve started my fashion column over at Jake von Slatt’s Steampunk Workshop. Have a look-see if you’ve a moment! I may begin cross-posting some content from here to there and back again, but this time I’m gonna make ya go look.

Thank you!

Twitter Updates for 2009-11-13 via Kelly Sue DeConnick

Friday November, 13 2009 08:26 AM PST

Twitter Updates for 2009-11-13 via Kelly Sue DeConnick

Friday November, 13 2009 08:26 AM PST

ghostwalker via Trixie Bedlam

Friday November, 13 2009 06:49 AM PST

trixiebedlam posted a photo:

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been a long time since I spotted one of these. good to know Thundercut isn't RIP.

Matthew Ritchie via Irene Kaoru

Thursday November, 12 2009 05:30 PM PST

Brilliant article I am rereading over at artforum about one of my favorite contemporary artists, Matthew Ritchie. I haven’t actually thought about him much since I saw his 2006 show at Andrea Rosen (which was beautiful) but I almost want to mouth idiotic things like “everything he touches is fantastic” as though he were not just a guy. I am most drawn to artworks that speak to the mythical and larger than life, and his work always does so while creating its own language and operating very strictly within its own logic.

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Matthew Ritchie in collaboration with Aranda\Lasch and Arup AGU, The Morning Line, 2008, mixed media.
Installation view, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville. Photo: Benjamin Aranda.

Somewhere amid this tangle of incomplete emancipations lies a great deal of the work that we call emergent today. A prime example is Matthew Ritchie?s current traveling?or is it self-replicating??project, a series of structures including, most recently, The Morning Line in Seville and The Dawn Line in London (now on view in New York). An earlier, scaled-down iteration, titled The Evening Line, was presented at last year?s Venice Architecture Biennale, with the larger, more expansive and centrifugal Morning Line following soon after. This trajectory itself is a sign that Ritchie?s work has found clear and unapologetic interest among architects, but, more germanely, Ritchie himself developed, resolved, and realized these structures only with the collaboration of Benjamin Aranda and Christopher Lasch, two young researchers who specialize in algorithmic design. While The Morning Line initially appears as a snarled tumbleweed of metal filigree accidentally forming both interior and exterior cavities for inhabitation, as well as the structure of transfers and arches necessary to keep it stable and upright, it quickly resolves in one?s perception as a pattern of modules that is rotated, displaced, and scaled at every level and along what appear to be determined paths. This is the moment when an underlying predisposition is sensed, which transforms one?s understanding of the work (the modules, in fact, are hand-generated cartoons that are computationally ?grown?). Ritchie brought to the table a taste for medieval knowledge systems and the dream of their comprehensive resolution within a pageantry of materials and narrative characters. His interest in the figures or actors of knowledge as points of compression of historical understanding and imagination, or simply as convenient ways of presenting these to the mind, belies a profound belief that the world encodes itself in its productions and that this code represents an asset and resource that could and ought to be tapped, if only we knew how.

Systems Theory - Sanford Kwinter

Conan! What Is Best In Life? via Warren Ellis

Thursday November, 12 2009 04:43 PM PST

"DAY-GLO HUMAN UDDERS!"

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(I feel I must point out that these are really not what are best in life, and that Molly Crabapple should be arrested and probably waterboarded for making me look at this.)

(And also this.)

(Cowgirls. Honestly.)

Links for 2009-11-12 via Warren Ellis

Thursday November, 12 2009 02:00 PM PST

HAPPY()SAD Tumblr Theme via Warren Ellis

Thursday November, 12 2009 01:54 PM PST

Because Ariana’s sliiiightly crazy, she’s created a free HAPPY()SAD theme for Tumblr users. This is, of course, based on the HAPPY()SAD t-shirt she and Rich Stevens released yesterday.

Twitter Updates for 2009-11-12 via Kelly Sue DeConnick

Thursday November, 12 2009 08:26 AM PST

Hailstorm & Rainbows via Kelly Sue

Wednesday November, 11 2009 04:14 PM PST

Kelly Sue posted a photo:

Hailstorm & Rainbows