"A project to hand-transcribe the entire Qur'an according to historic Islamic traditions and to illuminate the text with relevant scenes from contemporary American life. Nine years in the making, the project was inspired by a decade of extended travel in Islamic regions of the world." —American Qur'an
Remedios Varo was a Spanish surrealist artist. Her Letters, Dreams & Other Writings was recently translated and published by Wakefield Press.
"In 1998, Saint John's Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible." —Saint John's Bible A medieval-style illustrated Bible for modern times. Really interesting piece of art. Makes me think of Sandow Dirk's American Qur'an, which probably deserves a blog post of its own.
https://vimeo.com/307806967 "VSMP is an object that contains a Raspberry Pi computer, custom software, and a reflective ePaper display (similar to a Kindle), all housed inside a 3D printed case. Every 2.5 minutes a frame from the film stored on the computer’s memory card is extracted, converted to black and white using a dithering algorithm, and … Continue reading Very Slow Movie Player (VSMP)
Gallery1988 has a bunch of prints from their 12th annual Crazy 4 Cult series available for purchase. Much of it is amazing work. —Crazy 4 Cult 12
Note: This was written in August of 2015, before cafebedouin.org existed. I rediscovered it recently and thought the point is still a valid one and worth sharing. tl;dr: Algorithms have a bias toward the status quo and present a threat to our cultural production. (2,600 words) Shortly after the start of the Afghanistan war, Osama … Continue reading The Rating Rabbit Hole