Stumblebum

Stumblebum

Susan Rothenburg, Stumblebum, 1985
86.5” x 42.5”

Honky Time Alignment

“I suffer from what my friend Leo Abrahams calls the honky offset-the tendency of white players to be early on the beat…It’s eleven milliseconds. If you delay the recording by that much, it sounds much better.”

—Brian Eno in a recent (good) New Yorker article about the neurological roots of time perception.

In normal conditions, sound travels about twelve feet in eleven milliseconds. Set the white players up twelve feet further back on the stage. Boom. Perfect time alignment.

Untitled (‘84)

Untitled ('84)

Jack Goldstein, Untitled, 1984
Acrylic on paper, 31” x 47”

Untitled (Of Course)

Untitled (Of Course)

Richard Wright, Untitled, 2003
Gouache, watercolor, and pencil on paper, 12 1/4 x 16”

Back to Black

Back to Black

Richard Serra, Back to Black, 1981
1-color lithograph, 133 x 158 cm.

The Savage Bees

The Savage Bees

Seen at I ♥ Hot Dogs.

( via rory)

Monoroid

Monoroid

New prints from Neil Burke.

This is the story of BUSHWICK……

This is the story of BUSHWICK......

BUSHWICK - Historic & Beautiful Brooklyn published by The Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1946 is one of six booklets that tell the story of the 6 Towns of Kings County. They tell the history supplied with pictures. This is the story of BUSHWICK……

Celestial Hemispheres

Celestial Hemispheres

Stellatum Planisphaerium by Louis Vlasbloem from 1675.

Some background:

This double hemisphere celestial chart by Louis Vlasbloem, called Ludovico Vlasblom on the chart, is derived from the celestial hemispheres in Joan Blaeu’s world map. The small spheres depict the geo-centric and helio-centric configurations of the solar system. The very energetic expansion of Dutch maritime trade in the late 16th century and first two thirds of the 17th provided Europe with new astronomical knowledge of the Southern hemisphere, and in 1598 twelve new constellations formed by Petrus Plancius appeared on a Hondius globe. These were added to the Ptolemaic canon of 48 constellations making a total of 60. The newly discovered constellations of the southern hemisphere include: Pavo), Phoenix, Indus, and others, and Coma Berenices in the north.

Mechanical Books

Mechanical Books

Planetae et Radiationes in Cancri Dodecatemorio by Giovanni Paolo Galucci from 1588.

Beautiful hand-colored movable volvelle device depicting months and zodiac signs from Theatrum Mundi, et Temporis.

Leo Belgicus

Leo Belgicus

Leo Belgicus (Novus XVII Inferioris Germaniae Provinciarum) by Famiani Strada (1648).

The Leo Belgicus is a map of the Low Countries (the current day Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium) drawn in the shape of a lion.

Seven Wonders of the World

Seven Wonders of the World

From Histoire de la Magie (The History of Magic), by Éliphas Lévi (Alphonse-Louis Constant), Paris, 1922.

( via obi scrapbook)
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