Below are five links I think you'll find interesting. As always, listen to a new tune and old gem after the jump.
The Female Supercomputer Designer Who Inspired Steve Jobs. Product designer and mechanical engineer Tamiko Thiel turned computers into sculptures in the early 1980s before the Macintosh came out. Said Thiel: “The general image of computers was IBM computers, racks of electronics. They looked like refrigerators or heating units. They didn’t have any identity.” Steve Jobs wanted to hire her, but Thiel had already gone on to Germany to be an artist.
The beginning of silent reading changed Westerners’ interior life. Reading alone didn’t really take off until the 1800s. Before that, all pages were read aloud in groups. “Text technologies, like moveable type, and the rise of vernacular writing helped usher in the practice we cherish today: taking in words without saying them aloud, letting them build a world in our heads.”
The pioneer of Dadaism who made collage cool. The only way for painter Max Ernst to make sense of a fractured postwar world was to start collaging, taking pieces of disparate items from fashion magazines and other miscellaneous materials and incorporating them into his work.
Video: Different types of chopsticks, explained. People have been eating with chopsticks since the 4th century BC. Historian Edward Wang describes why the chopsticks in China, Japan, and Korea are all unique.
Video: Art+Film /// David Hockney IN THE NOW. David Hockney is a British artist who’s become known as the ‘the painter of Southern California.’ Says Hockney on the perpetual need to notice:, “Our eyes never stay still. If your eyes are still, you’re dead.”
Thought of the week
“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” ― Sigmund Freud
New track on loop
Beat Spacek – Ring Di Alarm (2017)
Digging in the crates
Mal Waldron – All Alone (1966)
Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!
Wells Baum (@bombtune)