If you hate physics, it’s probably because you had a bad teacher.
—Prof. Walter Lewin, For The Love Of Physics Lecture (via captainparadox)
How are you?
Oh, you know…
A wistful shrug belies panic as
stitches begin to burst.
A rattled lie as I
try to hold the straining tide.
Well, nice talking to you.
Hastely I grab the edges of my self
and mend the threatened breach.
Safe for now but
who is it
Recently I was discussing the problems transgender people face in society with my boyfriend, and why a lot of transgender women resort to working in the sex industry to provide for themselves, and fund their transitions.
The catalyst for this was a confrontation I had with a…
Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (Roy Ascott’s phrase.) That solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, or whether Carl Andre’s bricks or Andrew Serranos’s piss or Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’ are art, because we say, ‘Art is something that happens, a process, not a quality, and all sorts of things can make it happen.’ … [W]hat makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you — so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art.
—Brian Eno (via cavetocanvas)