1. fohk:

marble tears

    fohk:

    marble tears

    (via computers-are-art)

    4 hours ago  /  Source: fohk

  2. Gentrifiers focus on aesthetics, not people. Because people, to them, are aesthetics.

    Proponents of gentrification will vouch for its benevolence by noting it “cleaned up the neighbourhood”. This is often code for a literal white-washing. The problems that existed in the neighbourhood - poverty, lack of opportunity, struggling populations denied city services - did not go away. They were simply priced out to a new location.

    That new location is often an impoverished suburb, which lacks the glamour to make it the object of future renewal efforts. There is no history to attract preservationists because there is nothing in poor suburbs viewed as worth preserving, including the futures of the people forced to live in them. This is blight without beauty, ruin without romance: payday loan stores, dollar stores, unassuming homes and unpaid bills. In the suburbs, poverty looks banal and is overlooked.

    In cities, gentrifiers have the political clout - and accompanying racial privilege - to reallocate resources and repair infrastructure. The neighbourhood is “cleaned up” through the removal of its residents. Gentrifiers can then bask in “urban life” - the storied history, the selective nostalgia, the carefully sprinkled grit - while avoiding responsibility to those they displaced.

    – Sarah Kendzior - The peril of hipster economics (x)

    Portland, take note.

    (via notational)

    4 hours ago  /  Source: mizoguchi

  3. (via notational)

    1 day ago  /  Source: applebeanz

  4. sexpigeon:

Shut up.

    sexpigeon:

    Shut up.

    2 days ago  /  Source: sexpigeon

  5. mazamas-ghost

    mazamas-ghost

    5 days ago

  6. crater_lake (at Crater Lake National Park)

    crater_lake (at Crater Lake National Park)

    1 week ago

  7. There’s a meaty region south of syntax and north of mathematics that we don’t have a good name for, and that’s what we learn when we learn to program.
    Sarah Mei » Programming Is Not Math (via femmebot)

    Agreed

    (via notational)

    1 week ago  /  Source: sarahmei.com

  8. soundings-series:

making connections
[more information coming very soon!]

    soundings-series:

    making connections

    [more information coming very soon!]

    2 weeks ago  /  Source: soundings-series

  9. notational:

christopherschreck:

RIP

http://galleristny.com/2014/07/on-kawara-whose-art-marked-the-days-of-his-life-has-died-at-81/
Wow. Amazing how this moment resonates with his work. I feel surprisingly choked up. Moved even.

*sends some postcards*

    notational:

    christopherschreck:

    RIP

    http://galleristny.com/2014/07/on-kawara-whose-art-marked-the-days-of-his-life-has-died-at-81/

    Wow. Amazing how this moment resonates with his work. I feel surprisingly choked up. Moved even.

    *sends some postcards*

    2 weeks ago  /  Source: christopherschreck

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