Undone (Television Series)

Undone is a really interesting animation exploring what it means to be human, time, family relationships, and many other things. While it is like Waking Life, it’s really unlike any other series I’ve seen before. Recommended.

Note: It’s not complete. The ending is a cliffhanger for a second season. But, I liked it enough to recommend it for viewing now. Available on Amazon Prime.

Dunning-Kruger Effect = Satisfaction

“…people with the biggest gap between their abilities and their view of [themselves] say they have the highest levels of satisfaction with their life, career and relationships. “People who report being more adjusted are those who have a combination of relatively lower true abilities and actual higher views of themselves,” says Stéphane Côté, a social psychologistat the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and an author of the paper.”

—Lydia Denworth, “New Insights into Self-Insight: More Might Not Be Better.” Scientific American. August 27, 2019.

Control (Game)

“After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control. This supernatural third-person action-adventure game will challenge you to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments, while fighting through a deep and unpredictable world.

Control

Monkey Trap

“…take a hollow gourd or coconut and drill a small hole in it. Size matters. The hole should be just barely big enough for a monkey to get a hand inside. Place a treat—bananas, rice, etc.—in the gourd and tie it to a tree. Then wait.

Eventually a hungry monkey will come by, stick in their hand, grab the food, and become trapped. The monkey’s hand fits through the hole, but his fist doesn’t fit back out. They will scream and struggle, clinging tightly to their reward, until someone comes to collect them. The irony, of course, is that the monkey could have escaped at any time. All they had to do was let go.”

—Frank Chimero, “Monkey Trap.” FrankChimero.com. September 19, 2019.

Love Frank Chimero. See also: “Fuck you, pay me,” “A Modest Guide to Productivity,” and the books and music he’s been reading and listening to.

Fitzcarraldo Editions

“Like some other small imprints – and some record labels’ singles clubs – Fitzcarraldo runs an annual subscription scheme. For £100, subscribers get a year’s worth of books – in 2019, the label will publish 12 titles – and Testard gets some small measure of financial breathing space, with income that may not be received for eighteen months being banked in advance of publication.”

—Angus Batey, “Pushing The Boat Out: Art & Business The Fitzcarraldo Way.” The Quietus. September 15, 2019.

I need to put together a list of these interesting small publishers. Dorothy is another that came to mind reading this article.

CRAZY4CULT 13

CRAZY4CULT 13 is opening tonight at Gallery 1988. Check out their store to get reasonably priced artwork on the cult pop culture theme.

“TONIGHT we bring back the most popular G1988 art show of all time for its 13th consecutive year. Once named “Art Show of the Year” by LA Weekly, CRAZY4CULT features pieces from our favorite artists inspired by your favorite cult films. See paintings, prints & sculptures paying tribute to films like This Is Spinal Tap, Little Shop of Horrors, Twin Peak: Fire Walk With Me, Fight Club and so much more. The opening reception is TONIGHT from 7-9 PM and will mark your first chance to purchase work – and remaining pieces will be online for purchase Saturday at gallery1988.com.

CRAZY4CULT 13