newyorker:

Cartoon of the day. Don’t forget to enter this week’s caption contest: http://nyr.kr/r46had

newyorker:

Cartoon of the day. Don’t forget to enter this week’s caption contest: http://nyr.kr/r46had

newyorker:

Melanie Willhide’s Tribute to a Burglar

When life give you lemons, make lemonade. When someone breaks into your home and steals your computer, make a collaborative photo project. That’s what Melanie Willhide did.

Willhide dedicates “To Adrian Rodriguez, with Love” to the individual who broke into her home and stole various things. Her computer was recovered by the police, but the hard drive had been wiped clean. Willhide attempted to recover the erased data but found her digital photographs corrupted. Lemons! Rather than delete the images, Willhide considered these corrupted files a collaboration with her machine. She refined them and made additional ones inspired by the mess. Lemonade!

The series opens today at Von Lintel Gallery, in New York.

- For more selection of Willhide’s work, visit our Photo Booth blog: http://nyr.kr/yvcuGb

thenewinquiry:

“ICON. A fork in the road is an icon of a rest stop; the  Eiffel Tower is considered an icon of Paris. Yet Peirce would have  cautioned against confusing the operation of signs with the materiality  of the structure itself. If an icon refers to the Object and its  resemblance to a sign through what he called a shared Ground, then the  Burj Al Arab represents an icon insofar as it refers to a modern naval  vessel or ship.  
And a symbol… insofar as it marks a virtual stand-in for Dubai as the Arab center of the world.”
-Maryam Monalisa Gharavi, “Semeiotic Dubai: Peirce and Pop Architecture”

thenewinquiry:

ICON. A fork in the road is an icon of a rest stop; the Eiffel Tower is considered an icon of Paris. Yet Peirce would have cautioned against confusing the operation of signs with the materiality of the structure itself. If an icon refers to the Object and its resemblance to a sign through what he called a shared Ground, then the Burj Al Arab represents an icon insofar as it refers to a modern naval vessel or ship.  

And a symbol… insofar as it marks a virtual stand-in for Dubai as the Arab center of the world.”

-Maryam Monalisa Gharavi, “Semeiotic Dubai: Peirce and Pop Architecture”

And now, O my journal!… Shalt thou not flourish tenfold? — Boswell, 16 July 1763 (via 18thcentury)
turnofthecentury:

The Jersey Shore circa 1908. “Atlantic City boardwalk and bathing beach.” Detroit Publishing Company
from Shorpy 

turnofthecentury:

The Jersey Shore circa 1908. “Atlantic City boardwalk and bathing beach.” Detroit Publishing Company

from Shorpy