"I started writing and the result was something unreadable."
Mirtha Dermisache (1940-2012) from Argentina, practiced asemic writing since the early 1970s. It is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means having no specific semantic content. Asemic writing seeks to make the reader hover in a state between reading and looking.
The Magdalen (c.1518-19). Probably by Correggio (Italian, 1494-1534). Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London.
Mary Magdalene leans on a sacred text and holds the pot of ointment with which she annointed Christ’s feet. In her penitence in the wilderness she has abandoned all her jewels and finery and her hair is in disarray. Probably a relatively early work by Correggio, but not in good condition.
Singer Madonna reading on the set of Desperately Seeking Susan (1985). Photographer: Andy Schwartz.
The original Madonna-does-Madonna movie, Desperately Seeking Susan, sees the pop star playing a New York vamp whose party life exploits become the envy of suburbanite wife and maid Roberta.
“The mind does not enter into the alphabet or the printed book or the computer so much as the alphabet or print or the computer enters the mind, producing new states of awareness there.”
— Walter Ong (via inthenoosphere)
An Interview with Smári McCarthy | Black Transparency
An interview with the software developer and activist Smári McCarthy, on the intersection between law and code. Metahaven 2013. Produced in collaboration with Bureau Europa.
After Georges de La Tour - Education of the Virgin on Flickr.
The authorship of this painting has been much debated. Recent studies of the several surviving versions suggest that all may be replicas of a lost original by Georges de La Tour.
[Musée du Louvre, Paris - Oil on canvas, 88 x 103 cm]
(Source: ttdrunk, via ggggbook)