Method to the madness

Crazy from the outside, ordered on the inside. New York only appears chaotic. But within the frenzy is a viable system of cosmos. There’s a hidden system at play, no different than how the brain works. Like neurons, taxi cabs and hedge fund managers are all trying to out-compete each other in a race to […]

‘Human beings can aquire a certain solitude, even in the middle of New York City’

Every thing in the world, every event, is like a dewdrop on a multidimentional spider’s web, and every dewdrop contains the reflection of all the other dewdrops. But you see, the hermit finds this out through his solitide, and so also human beings can aquire a certain solitude, even in the middle of New York […]

A trip through New York City, 1911

In 1911, Swedish film company Svenska Biografteatern recorded its trip to New York. Fortunately, the footage survived and most recently was speed-corrected and reproduced with added street sounds of car horns, horses, and police whistles to give us a sense of the environment back then. Some observations: Notice all the people wearing hats The streets look a […]

Banksy returns to New York

Banksy is back in New York, the first time since his month-long residency back in 2013. The iconic street artist kicked off his visit with a mural dedicated to the imprisonment of Turkish artist and journalist Zehra Dogan, who’s watercolor painting protests the continued destruction of Kurdish territory by the Turkish military. The black hash […]