Probability not only made random sounds O.K. in our minds, it also increased entropy – which was what we were trying for. Then, in Cybernetics there was also information theory: the more probable something is, the less Information it transmits, Cliches, of course, are the least illuminating of all.
One time my grandmother gave me that exact same picture of Jesus in a wallet-size photo so that I could carry it around with me at all times.
Now I want to carry *this* photo around in my wallet so that I can have it on me at all times.
Woo and hoo …
from the link:
I recently came into possession of an incredible boxed set of 18 BETTER LIVING booklets published in 1951 by Science Research Associates Inc. These were specifically educational aids for parents and teachers in helping kids stay on the right paths mentally, physically, and socially— in areas ranging from understanding sex and dating, to health and behavior, to choosing careers, facing crises, manners, etc. As usual here at AEET, we’re more about the artistic side of things though and the focus of today’s post is the superb illustrative key art by Kathleen Shepherd, fyi: with images enlarged 300%! I’ll have more from this fun series over the coming months, which features a variety of very clever, and very different artists— so stay tuned!
I AGREE to something that’s just been launched into my face and I scarcely have patience or sense enough to read on the fly so you THE CORPORATE ENTITY which owns this piece of virtuality can never be sued or otherwise held responsible for whatever happens in my small subset of said virtuality.
Fine, sure, whatever. (crap)
|—||Susan Sontag (via iamlamour)|
Scritti Politti - Messthetics
Again with the ancient sounds.
Surprisingly, perfectionists are often procrastinators, as they can tend to think “I don’t have the right skills or resources to do this perfectly now, so I won’t do it at all.”
this is my problem with everything.