Inside the Tech That Makes These Age-Defining Artworks Possible

Inside the Tech That Makes These Age-Defining Artworks Possible

What artistic gadgets from our generation will endure in the popular imagination of those who come long after history has drawn its obliterating curtain across Microsoft’s forgotten windows? Perhaps there is a prevailing suspicion that the remarkable strides in new …

    




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impresionante

impresionante

Impresionante, ¿verdad?

Nos encanta este fotomontaje. ¿A vosotros no?

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Watch the Rolling Stones Write “Sympathy for the Devil”: A Highlight in Godard’s ’68 Film One Plus One

After the Rolling Stones’ partly misguided, partly inspired, attempt at psychedelia, Their Satanic Majesties Request, the band found its footing again in the familiar territory of the Delta Blues. But with the 1968 recording of Beggar’s Banquet, they also retained some of the previous album’s experimentation, taken in a more sinister direction on the infamous “Sympathy for the Devil.” In the studio, with the band during those recording sessions, was none other than radical French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard, who brought his own experimental sensibilities to a project he would call One Plus One, a document of the Stones’ late sixties incarnation—including an increasingly reclusive Brian Jones. Godard punctuates the fascinating studio scenes of the Stones, with what Andrew Hussey of The Guardian calls “a series of set pieces—an incoherent stew of Situationism and other Sixties stuff”:

Black Panthers in a disused car park execute white virgins; a bookseller reads aloud from Mein Kampf to Maoist hippies; in the final scene the bloodied corpse of a female urban guerrilla is raised to the Stones’ soundtrack as Godard himself darts about like a demented Jacques Tati waving Red and Black flags. You just don’t find this sort of thing at the local multiplex anymore.

For all of its heavy use of leftist Sixties iconography, its anarchic attempt to fuse “art, power and revolution,” and its fascinating portraiture of rock and roll genius at work, the film crash landed in France, earning the contempt of arch Situationist theorist Guy Debord, who called it “the work of cretins.” Critics and audiences apparently expected more from Godard in the wake of the abortive May ‘68 student uprising in Paris, and the general neglect of the film meant that Godard missed his chance to, as he put it, “subvert, ruin and destroy all civilised values.”

The film’s producer, Iain Quarrier, also found it disappointing. Without the director’s permission, Quarrier decided to retitle One Plus One with the more commercially-minded Sympathy for the Devil and tack a completed version of that song to the last reel, a move that provoked Godard to punch Quarrier in the face. But not everyone found Godard’s effort off-putting. In a 1970 review, the New York Times’ Roger Greenspun called it “heavily didactic, even instructional…. [T]he prospective text of some ultimate, infinitely complex collectivism.” Greenspun also decried Quarrier’s unauthorized interventions.

In his retrospective take, Andrew Hussey admits that Godard’s political posturing is “bollocks,” but then concludes that One Plus One is “great stuff: a snapshot of a far-off, lost world where rock music is still a redemptive and revolutionary force.” And it’s both—ridiculous and sublime, a powerful crystallization of a moment in time when all the Western world seemed poised to crack open and release something strange and new. Watch Godard’s original film, One Plus One here (with Spanish subtitles) here; the trailer for the recast Quarrier version directly above; and the scenes where Godard captured the Stones’ giving birth to “Sympathy for the Devil” above. It may be perfect viewing on “Black Friday,” that most absurd celebration of mindless consumerism.

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Josh Jones is a writer and musician based in Durham, NC. Follow him at @jdmagness

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The Fluid Dynamics of Spitting: How Archerfish Use Physics to Hunt With Their Spit

The Fluid Dynamics of Spitting: How Archerfish Use Physics to Hunt With Their Spit

Archerfish are incredible creatures. They lurk under the surface of the water in rivers and seas, waiting for an insect to land on the plants above. Then, suddenly, and with unbelievable accuracy, they squirt out a stream of water that …

    




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Moonbase Apollo (1968)

Moonbase Apollo (1968)

When we look back at the Apollo Program, those of us who think of any part of it beyond Neil Armstrong’s historic first footfall recall a series of increasingly ambitious missions to a variety of landing sites. Apollo 12′s November …

    




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A Short, Animated Defense of Toronto’s Great Public Libraries

If you’ve been with Open Culture since our early days, you might remember I Met the Walrus, a short Oscar-nominated film that recalls the time when John Lennon granted an interview to a 14-year-old Beatles’ fan named Jerry Levitan. The animated film (which we still highly recommend) was the visual creation of Josh Ruskin and James Braithwaite, who have now teamed up to create “Our Public Library,” a short animated film that calls attention to the budget cuts that are undermining Toronto’s great public library system. Toronto’s lawmakers will be making key decisions about the fate of the library soon (something hopefully Mayor Rob Ford won’t be involved with, seeing that he seems prefer the pipe and drink to the book). For information on how to help protect Toronto’s public libraries, please visit the web site Our Public Library.

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The Odd Collection of Books in the Guantanamo Prison Library

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20 brillantes anuncios de Ciencia

20 brillantes anuncios de Ciencia
20 brillantes anuncios de un museo de Ciencia.
 
Con el fin de demostrar que la ciencia puede ser divertida, el
Science World Museum y Rethink Canadá creó una serie de anuncios de ambiente elegante que muestran diversos datos curiosos, en las calles de Vancouver.
 
Uno de sus anuncios más notables fue la valla publicitaria de 6000 $ de valor, cubierta por 2 oz de oro puro y custodiada por dos guardias durante todo el día. En realidad, esto sirvió para dos propósitos: además de invitar a la gente a ir a ver la exposición
“Treasure!”, el cartel también nos muestra que 2 onzas de oro son suficientes para cubrir la superficie de una valla publicitaria“.
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Unibratec: Viking

Technology is always evolving, what about you?

Advertising Agency: Martpet Comunicação, Recife, Brazil
Creative Directors: Diego Curvêlo, Edison Martins
Art Directors: Eloi Pinheiro, Rian Lins
Copywriter: Diego Curvêlo
Account Supervisor: Themis Uehbe
Account Executives: Elaine Arcanjo, Fernando Freitas
Media Supervisor: Rodrido Rodrigues
Media Executive: Ítalo Ferreira
Art Buyers: Sandra Torreão, Camila Oliveira
Final Artwork: Kiara Carneiro
Photographer: Chico Barros
Retoucher: Daniel Xavier
Advertiser’s Supervisors: Silvana Toscano, Sandra Pinheiro
Published: November 2013

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Unibratec: Roman

Technology is always evolving, what about you?

Advertising Agency: Martpet Comunicação, Recife, Brazil
Creative Directors: Diego Curvêlo, Edison Martins
Art Directors: Eloi Pinheiro, Rian Lins
Copywriter: Diego Curvêlo
Account Supervisor: Themis Uehbe
Account Executives: Elaine Arcanjo, Fernando Freitas
Media Supervisor: Rodrido Rodrigues
Media Executive: Ítalo Ferreira
Art Buyers: Sandra Torreão, Camila Oliveira
Final Artwork: Kiara Carneiro
Photographer: Chico Barros
Retoucher: Daniel Xavier
Advertiser’s Supervisors: Silvana Toscano, Sandra Pinheiro
Published: November 2013

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Unibratec: Caveman

Technology is always evolving, what about you?

Advertising Agency: Martpet Comunicação, Recife, Brazil
Creative Directors: Diego Curvêlo, Edison Martins
Art Directors: Eloi Pinheiro, Rian Lins
Copywriter: Diego Curvêlo
Account Supervisor: Themis Uehbe
Account Executives: Elaine Arcanjo, Fernando Freitas
Media Supervisor: Rodrido Rodrigues
Media Executive: Ítalo Ferreira
Art Buyers: Sandra Torreão, Camila Oliveira
Final Artwork: Kiara Carneiro
Photographer: Chico Barros
Retoucher: Daniel Xavier
Advertiser’s Supervisors: Silvana Toscano, Sandra Pinheiro
Published: November 2013

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