Thursday, June 26, 2014
In fact, the report said, because drone pilots watch their targets sometimes for days and weeks before pulling the trigger — and then see them blown up on a high-resolution video screen — they are more susceptible to post-traumatic stress than pilots of manned aircraft.The panel instead reserves the bulk of its criticism for how two successive American presidents have conducted a “long-term killing program based on secret rationales,” and how too little thought has been given to what consequences might be spawned by this new way of waging war.
— Mark Mazzetti, “Use of Drones for Killings Risks a War Without End, Panel Concludes in Report,” The New York Times
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
This thesis has interpreted typography and architecture as fields of dynamic organization systems which operate under a common set of parameters, while understanding that they exist independently of one another. Architects have the opportunity to build new spaces and structures, but the letterforms in our alphabet have been passed down, and typographic design reinvents these existing conditions based on a number of fundamentally architectural design concepts. Typography then becomes a process of managing a vast collection of parts in the same way that buildings are constructed frame space and facilitate programatic requirements. However, while many of their fundamental principles overlap, a literal synthesis of typography and architecture-making buildings from letters or letters from buildings-would only succeed in combining the most superficial characteristics of two design fields that should exist independently, but always be acutely aware of their deep-seated relationship.
— Charles Sneath, Typography and Architecture, 2009 Thesis No. 22808, Princeton University
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Worry about others’ concerns, like pleasure on their account, needs regular renewal if it is not to fall away
— Kingsley Amis, “Dear Illusion”
Monday, June 23, 2014
That I’ll pretend to find.
— Grizzly Bear, “While You Wait for the Others”
Sunday, June 22, 2014
He slips into spaces.
— Ian Darke, USA v. Portugal, 2014 FIFA World Cup
Saturday, June 21, 2014
You’re going to be plaid by the end of the day.
Friday, June 20, 2014
No I won’t be afraid.
— Burnt Toast, “Stand By Me”
Thursday, June 19, 2014
On and on and on, on and on and on.
— Nat Baldwin, “Weights”
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
That was easy.
— Easy Button
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Wait a minute. With the time change, I could be alive for six hours in New York, but dead three hours in Paris.
— Joe, Everyone Says I Love You
Monday, June 16, 2014
The detective only the critic.
— G. K. Chesterton, “The Blue Cross”
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Back in Greece things moved because they had somewhere to go.
— Man 1, Science conversation in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Is not that strange?
— Benedick, “Much Ado About Nothing”
Friday, June 13, 2014
— Newark Penn
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Now they know you’re supposed to shit 6 times a day.
— Seth Rogan, This Is The End
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
He’s my dog twin
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
And therefore he and I share this space.
— Robert Krulwich, “Things,” Radiolab
Monday, June 9, 2014
He knew, too, that soon all this would regain importance. But for now he felt strangely protected by a burning shield of fever and sleep.
— Primo Levi, “The Death of Marinese”
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Does she like to cuddle?
Saturday, June 7, 2014
So I’ve always wanted to see an image, want it enough to buy it, and then hang it in my house and look at it every time I walk down the hallway and have my kids look at it. Then I would change them to more ridiculous images and I would constantly revolve the images I had, whether it be photographers, or Escher, or German Expressionist woodblocks, or anything that I thought would keep their mind moving. That’s why I collect and that’s why I show.
— Graham Nash, Wisdom (Andrew Zuckerman): Love