Not All Who Wonder Are Lost

myampgoesto11:

Tokujin Yoshioka's 'Crystallized Project': 6 Months of Tonal Vibrations of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Expressed in Crystal  

“Nature shows us a beauty that exceeds our imagination,” says Tokujin Yoshioka. “The forms of nature are unique and cannot be reproduced. This endows them with mysterious beauty and makes them fascinating to us”.

As part of the Japanese designer’s large-scale one-man show at MOT in Tokyo, Yoshioka has installed a peculiar work he calls “a painting.” Looking much more like a bed of water than a painting, the piece is actually 6-months’ worth of crystal that have been growing, layer by layer, inside a glass tank. It’s truly a work of art that has been ceded to the hand of mother nature.

But the crystals haven’t just been sitting there quietly. Throughout the whole time they’ve been exposed to the music from Tchaikovsky’s ballet, Swan Lake. The tonal vibrations and pulsations materialize within the crystal, dictating its final form.

According to Phenom World, a Netherlands based manufacturer of electron microscopes and other high-tech imaging tools, “crystals exposed to music showed differences in size, form and structure of the surface. But what exactly about different frequencies and rhythm vibrations causes the change still remains a mystery.

“I believe that a design is not something that is completed through being given a form, but rather something that is completed by the human heart. I also feel that incorporating the principles and movements of nature into ideas will become something important in future design.”

text source: Spoon & Tamago

images: Tokujin Yoshioka, Phenom World, Revista Código

jetgreguar:

blameaspartame:

T0DD CL0UD

EDGY BUT STILL POLITE 
thats somehow really adorable

jetgreguar:

blameaspartame:

T0DD CL0UD

EDGY BUT STILL POLITE 

thats somehow really adorable

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rollership:

Making it a “crime” to copy is complete bullshit. It is a new contrived  crime that changed the definition of stealing. Anything that isn’t stolen from someone physically, so that they no longer have it,  can NOT be called stolen. 
class-struggle-anarchism:

theartistsbox:

Study Find Music Piracy Doesn’t Hurt Music Business
A new study published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has found that illegal downloading doesn’t hurt the music industry. After examining the browsing habits of more than 16,000 Europeans, the research showed that there is actually a positive link between online piracy and visits to legal music stores — so rather than negatively impacting digital revenues, researchers found that music sales can actually benefit from piracy.
“It seems that the majority of the music that is consumed illegally by the individuals in our sample would not have been purchased if illegal downloading websites were not available to them,” researchers said.
The study also found that music streaming websites such as Pandora (P) and Spotify don’t cannibalize music purchases.
“The complementary effect of online streaming is found to be somewhat larger, suggesting a stimulating effect of this activity on the sales of digital music,” researchers noted, adding that the music industry should not see piracy as a growing concern.
The European Commission’s study contradicts an earlier report backed by the MPAA that claimed the closure of sites like Megauplaod resulted in increased movie sales.
“Taken at face value, our findings indicate that digital music piracy does not displace legal music purchases in digital format,” the paper concluded. “This means that although there is trespassing of private property rights, there is unlikely to be much harm done on digital music revenues.”

Well that sucks, I really wanted to be hurting the music industry…

rollership:

Making it a “crime” to copy is complete bullshit. It is a new contrived  crime that changed the definition of stealing. Anything that isn’t stolen from someone physically, so that they no longer have it,  can NOT be called stolen. 

class-struggle-anarchism:

theartistsbox:

Study Find Music Piracy Doesn’t Hurt Music Business

A new study published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has found that illegal downloading doesn’t hurt the music industry. After examining the browsing habits of more than 16,000 Europeans, the research showed that there is actually a positive link between online piracy and visits to legal music stores — so rather than negatively impacting digital revenues, researchers found that music sales can actually benefit from piracy.

“It seems that the majority of the music that is consumed illegally by the individuals in our sample would not have been purchased if illegal downloading websites were not available to them,” researchers said.

The study also found that music streaming websites such as Pandora (P) and Spotify don’t cannibalize music purchases.

“The complementary effect of online streaming is found to be somewhat larger, suggesting a stimulating effect of this activity on the sales of digital music,” researchers noted, adding that the music industry should not see piracy as a growing concern.

The European Commission’s study contradicts an earlier report backed by the MPAA that claimed the closure of sites like Megauplaod resulted in increased movie sales.

“Taken at face value, our findings indicate that digital music piracy does not displace legal music purchases in digital format,” the paper concluded. “This means that although there is trespassing of private property rights, there is unlikely to be much harm done on digital music revenues.”

Well that sucks, I really wanted to be hurting the music industry…

The less you say and the less you stand for and the less you mean nothing, the more successful and more powerful you are. You know, that’s how it works. And…I have a big mouth. (X)

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insteadofwatchingtv:

Space Sounds

“Rap music is so diverse in its themes, its style, its content but when it becomes a vehicle to be talked about in mainstream news, the rap that gets in national news is always the rap music that perpetuates misogyny that is most obscene in its lyrics and then this comes to stand for what rap is. Really its for me the perfect paradigm of colonialism, that is to say, we think of rap music as a little third-world country, that young white consumers are able to go to and take out of it whatever they want. We would have to acknowledge that what young white consumers, primarily male, oftentimes suburban, most got energized by in rap music was misogyny, obscenity, pugilistic eroticism and therefore that form of rap began to make the largest sums of money.”

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