Aphex Twin’s first valentine (circa 1976)
Phantasmagoric possibilities in a world collapsing. I’ve been known to write about design, music,…
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Something Cold returns to Nancy Whiskey’s Detroit for another month of isolation anthems and icy analog electronics. This month we are very excited to have Michael Doyle* (Burnlab / Dorkwave) join us on the decks!
Doyle is a Detroit based artist/DJ who creates a union between design, art, music and culture. He has designed several record covers and other print materials for Ghostly artists Solvent & Matthew Dear, science museums, auto show displays and art directed non-traditional media campaigns for organizations such as Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. He also co-founded, the now legendary Detroit party, Dorkwave in 2003. We are truly honored to have him join us in the fog for another cold, dark night!
DJs Justin Carver, Daniel Stolarski and Michael Doyle play minimal-synth / industrial / ebm / wave / post-punk records late into the night…
Tod Williams & Billie Tsien architecture is rare proof that humanity has the capacity for transcendental aesthetics and intelligence. If an advanced alien race were prepared to rid the Earth of us crude humans, I’d point to the poetic use of materials, space and light in one of their buildings. #FolkMoMA
Synesthesia, loosely defined as the phenomenon of a sensation creating an unnatural secondary sensation, is actually quite common; some humans perceive numbers as colors, for instance. But Psychology Today reports the story of a young Texas girl might be the only person on the planet identified to have what’s known as “mirror touch” synesthesia — where an individual feels the emotions of those around her — with machines, not humans.
The girl (who is not named to protect her identity) describes the experience as an “extra limb,” an extension of her own body, when she’s near a machine that she’s not touching — she cites cars, robots, escalators, locks, and levers as examples of mechanical objects that act as stimuli. “When watching cars crash in a movie, I feel them as they’re ripped and crush, and I usually have to turn away and cut myself off from the stimulus,” she says. Interestingly, she identifies humanoid robots as a “stranger” experience for her due to their physical similarities to her own body."
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OBJECT OCCULT AW13
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The Thoreau Poison: Shane Carruth’s ‘Upstream Color’ : The New Yorker
Thorough literary breakdown of Upstream Color linked to the pic above.
Also see Carruth discuss the the subconscious connections between Walden and the film.
Upstream Color [ 2013 ] [ Soundtrack HD ] - As If It Would Have A Universal And Memorable Ending
Can’t get this out of my head - both the film and the soundtrack. It’s a slow burning, but relentless kind of beauty with many surfaces.