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Smartwatches Won't Sell Until Someone Figures Out What They're For

Samsung says it has moved 800,000 of its widely panned Galaxy Gear smartwatches. At least, that's the word from <i>Reuters</i>.<p>It's a little hard to tell …

Articles about alexander mcqueen and meaning life on Dwell.com - Dwell

I did not attend “Savage Beauty,” the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, thinking that I would fall to...<p>Curators in Rotterdam present an exhibition that questions the often unsettling future of technology as a constant presence from...<p>Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the …

San Francisco

What's Wagner's secret? Love, actually

There is a moment towards the end of <i>Die Meistersinger</i> that sums up Wagner's genius as a dramatist. The boorish town clerk Beckmesser exits. Hans …

Nina Stemme: 'I am always questioning myself – could it be better?'

Nina Stemme is one of those artists who, if you are having difficulty submitting yourself to the multiple absurdities of opera, makes you believe in …

The Debt We Shouldn’t Pay

Debt: The First 5,000 Years<p>by David Graeber<p>Melville House, 534 pp., $32.00; $22.00 (paper)<p>At the heart of the argument about how to revive a …

Non-Human High Fidelity: I Want to Take you Higher

Resolved: it’s an article of faith that higher resolutions are better. I want to take you higher. The way to get a higher resolution is to start with …

Olga Kurylenko Talks Russian Literature and Terrence Malick

For those who believe the model-slash-actress category remains an underestimation in Hollywood, Olga Kurylenko hopes to shred your assumptions by …

Boston bombing breaking news: Don’t watch cable. Shut off Twitter. You’d be better off cleaning your gutters.

Inspired by the events of the past week, here’s a handy guide for anyone looking to figure out what exactly is going on during a breaking news event. …

The $12 Gongkai Phone « bunnie's blog

How cheap can you make a phone?<p>Recently, I paid $12 at Mingtong Digital Mall for a complete phone, featuring quad-band GSM, Bluetooth, MP3 playback, …

Beckett the Nietzschean hedonist

By Richard Marshall.<p>‘Clov: There are so many terrible things now.<br>Hamm: No, no, there are not so many now.’ (‘Endgame’).<p>A body of despair has been …

Unsingularity: The Missing Piece

Something must be missing. That’s the only possible explanation. Otherwise we humans would naturally live for ever and approach a much higher level …

Singularity

HP Lovecraft, pulp philosopher

Graham Harman’s “Weird Realism” examines the metaphysical underpinnings of the cult author’s bizarre oeuvre\<p>Brian Kim Stefans<p>April 11, 2013 8:22pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on the L.A. Review of Books.<p>H.P. LOVECRAFT'S WORK has not received a great deal of attention from literary …

Focus: Model Suggests Link between Intelligence and Entropy

April 19, 2013• <i>Physics</i> 6, 46<p>Dynamical systems that maximize their future possibilities behave in surprisingly “intelligent” ways.<p>A. …

Quantum Physics

You're Going to Be Sorry You Bought That Kindle

High-def finally has come to e-readers.<p>Kobo's new Aura HD features a stunning 6.8-inch 265 PPI (pixels per inch, for the techno-illiterate), the …

Lisa Batiashvili - Brahms & Schumann (Trailer English)

Will Robots Create New Jobs When They Take Over Existing Ones? - MIT Technology Review

A new class of industrial robot is appearing. These robots are smart, affordable, and safe enough to work alongside humans, and they can do many …

Robotics

Rhythm / Pitch Duality: hear rhythm become pitch before your ears

I just got home from a five-week tour in Europe and finally have some time to do what I call research. The way I see it, being a touring musician is …

Guitar

Chelsea Light Moving - "Frank O'Hara Hit"

Joseph Beuys

<b>Joseph Beuys</b> (12. Mai 1921 in Krefeld; † 23. Januar 1986 in Düsseldorf)<p><b>Art into Society - Society into Art (at the ICA, London. May, 1974)</b><p>1. ICA …

Maendeleo, Intel Bring Solar-Powered Tech Education to Rural Uganda

Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com<p>One of the most important themes of this year’s <b>D: Dive Into Mobile</b> conference is that mobile is about more than just apps …

Solar Panels

Punk Is in the Air

The very idea of Punk Nostalgia would have been anathema in the raw, self-destructive music scene that blossomed stinkily in the bowels of 70s New York. But here it is, gathering steam with a Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute show, a memoir from Richard Hell, and the movie CBGB.<p>Punk put …

Companies Unite in Call for U.S. Climate Change Policy

Leaders from the business community made one thing clear when they came together on Wednesday to announce a 100-day corporate campaign in support of climate change policy: This is not a right or left issue. It is not about appealing to a base of liberals or conservatives. According to signers of …

Coughing And The Meaning Of Art

A few years back, I attended a Keith Jarrett solo piano recital at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. The hall, which seats nearly 3,000 people, was sold out.<p>The first time an audience member coughed, Jarrett stopped playing and commented on the excellent timing of the cough. As others coughed, …

Ten bars of the <em>Ring</em

“Secret Passage”<p>by Alex Ross<p><i>The New Yorker</i>, April 25, 2011<p><i>Act II Scene 1 of</i> Die Walküre<i>, from Bayreuth, 2000.</i><p>Richard Wagner’s <i>Ring of the Nibelung</i> is …

Eine Oper spielt alle Stücke

„Philip Glass, horch zu!“<p><b>Wenn Komponist Philip Glass sagt, dass er auch ein Telefonbuch als Libretto verwenden könnte, dann darf man ihm das nicht</b> …

The Bottom of the Music

Of course television isn’t what it used to be. Nothing is, that’s how it goes with “time” and its “it was”. The number of channels has expanded from …