— Pokémon Go and the Need to Critically Consider Augmented Realities

Pokémon Go is currently taking the world by storm. The game uses smartphones to overlay the material world with digital elements, encouraging users to travel around to different places in order to progress in the game. via — Pokémon Go and the Need to Critically Consider Augmented Realities Continue reading — Pokémon Go and the Need to Critically Consider Augmented Realities

Jonas Mekas, Walden, 1969 (excerpt) on Vimeo

“Since 1950 I have been keeping a film diary. I have been walking around with my Bolex and reacting to the immediate reality: situations, friends, New York, seasons of the year. On some days I shoot ten frames, on others ten seconds, still on others ten minutes. Or I shoot nothing…. Walden contains material from the years 1964-1968 strung together in chronological order.” – Jonas … Continue reading Jonas Mekas, Walden, 1969 (excerpt) on Vimeo

A Mesmerizing Marathon of Robert Frank’s Movies – The New Yorker

“The life of Robert is an immense onion,” the filmmaker Laura Israel told me recently. “I kept finding things out. Most people, you reach a point, you have them. But with him things are always happening. He wants to change it up. He’s a drifter, flows to the next thing. It’s hard to edit that.” via A Mesmerizing Marathon of Robert Frank’s Movies – The … Continue reading A Mesmerizing Marathon of Robert Frank’s Movies – The New Yorker

Chris Burden, from shoot to kinetic metropolis

Chris Burden’s Metropolis II is an intense kinetic sculpture, modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. Steel beams form an eclectic grid interwoven with an elaborate system of 18 roadways, including one six lane freeway, and HO scale train tracks. Miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, the equivalent of approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense … Continue reading Chris Burden, from shoot to kinetic metropolis

Un palmier

Days of being wild, Wong Kar-wai, 1990 Moi, ‘Tu as grandi?’ Elle, ‘Parce que je porte des chaussures à talons hauts.’ Hardly had her voice faded away, the beginning of the film Days of being wild went through my head. Lazy music brought me flying over large tracts of palm trees in the 1960s. Moi, ‘Parce que tu es un palmier tropical.’ Lui, ’Parce que tu … Continue reading Un palmier

When I am Pregnant, 1992, Anish Kapoor

When I am Pregnant, 1992, Anish Kapoor It is astonishing how Anish Kapoor manages to make the act of observation such an intense experience. Matter appears and disappears, and the distinctions between reality and illusion, being and not being, are obscured. In recent years Kapoor seems to be in the process of transforming his themes once again. Rather than working with materials that absorb light, … Continue reading When I am Pregnant, 1992, Anish Kapoor

Wikipedia traffic data and electoral prediction: towards theoretically informed models | EPJ Data Science | Full Text

This aim of this article is to explore the potential use of Wikipedia page view data for predicting electoral results. Responding to previous critiques of work using socially generated data to predict elections, which have argued that these predictions take place without any understanding of the mechanism which enables them, we first develop a theoretical model which highlights why people might seek information online at … Continue reading Wikipedia traffic data and electoral prediction: towards theoretically informed models | EPJ Data Science | Full Text

Parlez-vous suisse romand? – Le Temps

Les helvétismes sont ces mots ou tournures d’expression ou qui n’existent qu’en Suisse – plusieurs centaines sont répertoriées – ou qui prennent un sens légèrement différent dans la Confédération de celui que leur donnent les dictionnaires: ainsi «bâcher» signifie recouvrir d’une bâche en français orthodoxe, tandis que tout Romand sait qu’il est en train de finir une corvée lorsqu’il la bâche… Pesées d’intérêts et autogoals, … Continue reading Parlez-vous suisse romand? – Le Temps

The Big Lebowski | Film | The Guardian

Like a teenager who discovers Che Guevara T-shirts, there is nothing original or particularly inspired about liking The Big Lebowski. So predictable, you’ll say. Dear God, it’s not even the best film by the Coen brothers, have you not seen Barton Fink? Year after year, I watch films that make me cry, films that make me laugh, and films that keep reappearing in my head … Continue reading The Big Lebowski | Film | The Guardian