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13 Questions to Ask Before Submitting to a Literary Journal

A writer friend recently asked me a brief but not-so-simple question: <i>How do you decide where to send your work?</i><p>In other words: Faced with seemingly …

Comprehensive review of UX tools for your website

A comprehensive list of 76 UX tools that will help you build stunning web experiences through usability testing, mocking up, prototyping, verifying …

An Atlas of Alternative Maps by Tim Berners-Lee, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Damien Hirst, John Maeda, Kevin Kelly, John Baldessari, and More

For all the spiritual benefits of getting lost, we humans are habitually driven to orient ourselves to the world and find our place in it. It is no surprise, then, that maps captivate our imagination so powerfully. We’ve found in cartography a tool of propaganda and a springboard for philosophy, a …

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On Kawara obituary

The Japanese artist On Kawara, who has died aged 81, would not have wanted an obituary like this. He would have preferred the page to be left blank except for his name and the number of days he had been alive. He was preoccupied with the passing of time, and when asked for his biography for an …

The limits of the digital humanities, by Adam Kirsch

The humanities are in crisis again, or still. But there is one big exception: digital humanities, which is a growth industry. In 2009, the nascent …

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A Seminal Duchamp Work Was Re-Imagined As A Kilometer-Long Light Painting

"Human Tide" is a long exposure/time-lapse ode to the legendary Dadaist.<p>Last past August marked the hundredth anniversary of legendary artist Marcel Duchamp's stay in Herne Bay in England, a summer which many believe marked a turning point in his work. To celebrate the anniversary, an arts festival …

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Roger Shattuck: The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant-Garde in France, 1885 to World War I., Rev. ed. (1955

In this book Roger Shattuck portrays the cultural bohemia of turn-of-the-century Paris who carried the arts into a period of renewal and …

JESSICA SMITH

<i>Zen</i> by Jessica Smith <br>(Lulu, 2011) <br>Jessica Smith describes her book as "The ultimate in erasure poetics." <b><br>Advance Look at forthcoming Galatea</b> …

Orgasm Without Release: Alan Watts Presages Our Modern Media Gluttony in 1951

<i>“If the remission of pain is happiness, then the emergence from distraction is aesthetic bliss,”</i> Saul Bellow wrote in his poignant 1990 essay “The Distracted Public.” Nearly a century earlier, in his funny and wise reflection on feeding the mind, Lewis Carroll admonished that <i>“mental gluttony, or</i> …

Surreal Editorial Illustrations by Blastto

Surreal Editorial Artworks.<p>Carlos Llorente also known as Blastto is a Spanish graphic designer, illustratior and digital artist based in London. The …

The Often Forgotten Ingredient for Measuring Content Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog

Content marketing is now a way of life for B2B businesses. It’s one of the primary ways B2B marketers generate and nurture leads, establish thought …

Beauty and the Beastly Po-Biz, Part 2

Speaking of clothes, one standout opportunity for the heralded “blockage” or disruption of capital that seems to have been missed occurred at the …

June 2013 Contemporary Poetry Reviews

<i>Each month, this contemporary poetry review series selects between five and ten collections published since 2003 to recommend to its readership. These collections are selected from a pool of more than two thousand books of supplied and already-held contemporary poetry. A full list of books reviewed</i> …

Spectacular Sculptural Installation Featuring Over 200 Arrows

Polish artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski has teamed up with German artist Bodo Korsig to create a site-specific installation known as <i>Pfeilschaften</i>, which roughly translates as “Arrow Machinations” in German. The lively installation presents over 200 arrows darted against and through the walls of the …

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Art forgery is high art in its own right

We all know that art forgeries are just cheap rip-offs of real art. What Jonathan Keats’ new book presupposes is, maybe they’re not?<p>Forgers are the foremost artists of our age.<p>I’m not talking about the objects they make. Their real art is to con us into accepting the works as authentic. They do so, inevitably, by finding our blind spots, and by exploiting our common-sense assumptions.<p>When they’re caught (if they’re caught), the scandal that ensues is their accidental masterpiece. Learning that …

James Joyce, With His Eyesight Failing, Draws a Sketch of Leopold Bloom (1926)

<i>Click image to view it in a larger format.</i><p>James Joyce had a terrible time with his eyes. When he was six years old he received his first set of …

Why IBM might ditch servers and become Intelligent Business Middleware

The tides of enterprise IT have shifted. While there’s still money to be made in selling servers, the innovation is now happening higher up the …

The Natives Are Getting Restless

If you ask 10 marketers for a definition of “native advertising,” you are likely to get 10 different answers. While the concept is as old as …

8 Tips for Social Business, Part 2: Organizing Control Over Social

Share<p>Leading vehicle manufacturer General Motors is a global company, with brands in more than 120 countries, over 202,000 employees and 158 …

Trailblazing Graphic Designer Paula Scher on Creativity

In <b>How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer</b> (<i>public library</i>), Debbie Millman sits down with twenty of today’s most celebrated graphic designers to unravel the secrets of their creative process, work ethic, and general philosophy on life. The result is a kind of modern-day equivalent of the 1942 …

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