in a sense photography was just the culmination of a particular school of post-renaissance photo-realistic art in europe (which already used photography-like techniques like camera obscura etc), and the focus of "modern" art on materiality was a reaction to *that*, not a priori pioneering in non-representational art. because of course even a cursory glance at visual art throughout the world reveals a focus on materiality (from the beginning, even back to, like, lascaux)
it seems like the distinction between "representational" (or imitative) and "non-representational" art that arose after the invention of photography tended to lump all art from before this distinction arose into the "representational" category (with "new" art being distinguished, and seen as virtuous, as "non-representational"). but of course before this distinction was drawn there was no such taxonomy and artists wouldn't have conceptualized themselves as belonging to either category
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Twitter seems to be the place where journalists
1) sniff around for the latest controversy
2) spitball some ideas
3) publish a lengthy thinkpiece in The New Yorker or The Atlantic
What in the heck is Twitter doing to journalism?
and here's the youtube video he mentions which consists of three solid minutes of morphing orangutans set to sixpence none the richer's classic "kiss me" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFypzyB7nQc and it is indeed incredible
whoops forgot the link https://github.com/veltman/openvis
this is a pretty great talk by noah veltman on shape interpolation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLc1y-gim_0
it's not that big a deal, but I wish all google's magenta stuff wasn't all in the same repository https://github.com/tensorflow/magenta to install the whole thing with pip you have to have already installed alsa and jack, but those are only necessary for the music stuff, which I'm not interested in (and which would have been a pain to install on NYU's HPC I think?). so I ended up having to just... dissect the project I was interested in from the package as a whole
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tl;dr is right there in the link.
If you've ever known someone who scoffed at pre-packed or partially-prepared convenience foods, could you think about boosting this?
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