Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Future of Photography

A writer knows how to write and a composer knows theory of music so that they can extend their arts beyond purely technical elements. But in the future the technique of photography will be so simplified and so widely taught and understood that the illiterate per son will be the one who is not a photographer.

-- László Moholy-Nagy, The Future of Photography, 1944

Monday, December 07, 2009

Best. Craigslist. Post. Ever.

1500 live ladybugs, accidently bought while drunk, feels bad. (park slope)
Date: 2009-12-05, 3:34PM EST
Reply to:

So, after consuming pot brownies and getting a little too drunk on thanksgiving a friend and i decided to buy 1500 live ladybugs from amazon, which was a great idea until they came in the mail. Now they're sitting on my windowsill and I have nothing to really do with them. If i set them free they'll die in this weather, if I leave them on my windowsill they'll die.

So, if you have a greenhouse or some kind of animals to feed them to it'd be awesome. I don't want to ruin 1500 lives.

Email me and tell me what your'e gonna do with them, and if you can come pick them up. And they're yours.

* Location: park slope
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests


Thursday, December 03, 2009

David Scazla

NY Supreme Court Rules Against Eminent Domain in MVille

For the ~3 people who 1. read this blog, 2. were involved in The Spectator's coverage of Columbia's Manhattanville expansion plans, and 3. still care:

The New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division ruled on Thursday that the state’s use of eminent domain in Manhattanville “to benefit a private elite education institution is violative of the Takings Clause of the US Constitution, article 1, § 7 of the New York Constitution, and the ‘first principles of the social contract,’” according to a decision written by State Supreme Court Justice James Catterson.

More at Newsroom and City Room. HUGE.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

New York Sleeps

Christopher Thomas' New York Sleeps series shows the city eerily devoid of people -- they're stunning if slightly bizarre images.