“The task of art is enormous. Through the influence of real art, aided by science, guided by religion, that peaceful co-operation of man which is now maintained by external means-by our law-courts, police, charitable institutions, factory inspection, and so forth,-should be obtained by man’s free and joyous activity. Art should cause violence to be set aside.”—Leo Tolstoy
“In the distant, landline-dominated past people thought: “I have a feeling so I want to make a call.” Young people today seem to be thinking instead: “I want to have a feeling, so I need to make a call.” There is something inorganic, derivative and inauthentic about a lot of mobile communication. As a species we run the risk of letting the permanent wireless social clouds that surround us steal part of our nature.”—Does anyone have an Economist subscription who could email me this article? It’s called Homo mobilis, and quotes the work of Sherry Turkle, a psychologist at MIT. (via somethingchanged)
“Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man’s physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed.”—Baudelaire (via themadeshop) (via damadesign)
This is an amazing interview. This photographer has been my main inspiration for the last 3 years. And this audio interview on why he did what he did for this shoot is amazing for people interested in photography and those not. I definately recommend listening to it. And check out this photographer, amazing.