It’s been a crazy few weeks with Media Space a huge new art, science and photography gallery opening at the museum and anything great I read over that time I fear went in one ear/eye and out the other. But over the past week the internet has been singing again and I’ve managed to save and remember why I did.
I discovered a new arts space not far form home on Roman Road who are currently showing the work of Thomas Mailaender, the exhibition is made up of 75 photos of Cambridge students climbing the town and university’s buildings at night. These were originally used in the 1937 cult book of the same name. This interview over on Vice explores Mailaender’s motives behind the work and why pranks are the best thing ever
I really enjoyed Wired’s feature on Twitter founder Ev Williams. The longer I work and play on the internet the more it reinforces how incredible a thing it is but also shatters my perhaps once romantic ideals. But not in a sad way, just that this type of change (maybe not so quickly) has happened before and convenience is the key to success in most industries/life/etc “If you study what the really big things on the internet are, you realize they are masters at making things fast and not making people think.”
Over to Kate Moss, being an icon and growing old “I don’t dress like my mum did at my age; I don’t know anyone who’s let their hair go grey. I don’t think she [Kate] would even think about it. She’s just being herself.”
I love Tumblr for its ease, creativity and because more young people use it than Facebook so this profile in the New York Times on David Karp was pretty interesting especially as it talked so much about the power of charisma and Karp’s belief that it is a tool for “the most talented people in the world.”
And a few other things I am in love and envy with the Serpentine’s new identity for the new Sackler gallery and excited about the 89plus Marathon which will bring new practitioners, born in or after 1989 together.