They don't wrap fish in our work.
— Hugh Newell Jacobsen
I really do have the best ice cream flavor ideas. They're not at the top of my head but I know they're there.
— Lily
It's not just knowing what to tap, it's having the touch. And I don't have the touch.
— Sid (over Zoom) on touch screens
The same spirit that leads us to equally obsess over the family photographs of Orson Welles on vacation in the Alps and the most recent edition of a math textbook makes us ill-equipped for success in contemporary life.
— Jamie Vander Broek, "A Library Is For You," Radical Humility
This very much does not read as something that was meant to be put in a museum and last forever.
— Ben Davis, "I Looked Through All 5,000 Images in Beeple’s $69 Million Magnum Opus. What I Found Isn’t So Pretty," Artnet
All matter is decaying and prone to deteriorating, but I think that's what's so fascinating about the cheese book, is that it underscores that and makes the problem much more immediate.
— Julie, "Opening the Interactive Book," NYU*
Dennis had had this concept for years that the media was restless and didn't really want to be surfeited with handouts and crap. One honest man with no impediment between his impulses and his tounge could turn the world around.
— Norman Mailer, The Executioner's Song
The donor of this work does not allow photography
— Lily in a text as I was photographing her text
It’s funny to me that the Detroit Institute of Arts — one of our country’s premier art museums — thanked me for my visit by emailing me a coupon good for $4 off a Buddy’s Pizza
— @mcmubria
Gilmore had a quality Gibbs could recognize. He accommodated. Gibbs believed he, himself, could always get near somebody—just use the side that was like them. Gilmore did the same.
— Norman Mailer, The Executioner's Song
Pete didn't remember all the things he said in the prayer, or even if he held her hand while he prayed. One was not supposed to remember what was said in prayers. It was sacred at the moment, and not really to be repeated.
— Norman Mailer, The Executioner's Song
Didn't want to make an enemy of him for too little.
— Norman Mailer, The Executioner's Song
No doubt these trees would make good lumber after passing through a sawmill, as George Washington after passing throuh the hands of a French cook would have made good food.
— John Muir via Andrea Wulf, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
But even cleverest AI can be fooled with the simplest of hacks. If you write out the word “iPod” on a sticky label and paste it over the apple, Clip does something odd: it decides, with near certainty, that it is looking at a mid-00s piece of consumer electronics. In another test, pasting dollar signs over a picture of a dog caused it to be recognised as a piggy bank. OpenAI, the machine learning research organisation that created Clip, calls this weakness a “typographic attack”. “We believe attacks such as those described above are far from simply an academic concern.”
— Alex Hern, "'Typographic attack': pen and paper fool AI into thinking apple is an iPod," The Guardian via @tau_au
You like the whoopie pies.
— Clover employee
First impressions, he [Darwin] noted in one of his very last entries, were often shaped by preconceived ideas. "All mine were taken from the vivid descriptions in the Personal Narrative."
— Andrea Wulf, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Ancestry company uses deepfakes to bring old photos of your great grandma to life
— Mashable headline
It's a thesis, it's 8.5 x 11.
— paraphrase of David trying to remember something Dalma said that Spyros said on how it's best to stick to format conventions
One that they had captured was so clever that it tried to grab at the engravings in Humboldt's scientific books depicting grasshoppers and wasps. To Humboldt's amaement the monkey seemed able to distinguish engravings that showed its favorite foods – such as the insects – while the pictures of human and mammal skeletons didn't interest the titi at all.
— Andrea Wulf, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
The poet's true mastery is most fully displayed if those on the outermost edges still find the poems thrilling and revealing, even though they know absolutely nothing about any of the key players.
— Stephen Greenblatt, Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare