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As an affective state, caring is an embodied phenomenon, the product of intellectual and emotional competencies: to care is to be affected by another, to be emotionally at stake in them in some way. As an ethical obligation, to care is to become subject to another, to recognise an obligation to look after another. Finally, as a practical labour, caring requires more from us than abstract well wishing, it requires that we get involved in some concrete way, that we do something (wherever possible) to take care of another.

Thom Van Dooren (via Rogre)

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cinoh:

“Condorito Vase (Greek),” a 2004 work by the Frimkesses. Credit Stephanie Diani for The New York Times

cinoh:

“Condorito Vase (Greek),” a 2004 work by the Frimkesses. Credit Stephanie Diani for The New York Times

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Flowers for a four-year-old girl.

Flowers for a four-year-old girl.

Aug
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Made a knitting basket as a gift for an 89 year old grandma. Stuffed it with homespun t-shirt yarn to give her something different and cooler to hold in her hands (during a heat wave). One of our many side projects…

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Cosmo and The Ball (el esférico)

Aug
9th
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…to truly live a creative life means that you will need to experiment in as many different fields as possible. With that challenge, there’s always that risk that as you do, you will leave yourself open to being seen as a dilettante. But I decided that I’d rather try even though it runs the risk of failure.
— Moby

(Source: GOOD)

Aug
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gaguzzi:

Another old pixel art I made. Each one of the characters in the picture is the skin of a Minecraft player.



I’m a big fan of Gaguzzi’s Pixel Art.

gaguzzi:

Another old pixel art I made. Each one of the characters in the picture is the skin of a Minecraft player.

I’m a big fan of Gaguzzi’s Pixel Art.

Jul
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I want to shake people awake. I want people to look at the material and react to it. I want to make them aware of individual responsibility, both for themselves and for the rest of the human race. It has become easy to be complacent about the world.
— Robert Rauschenberg

(Source: cinoh)

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robertogreco:

Close-ups of the Californias project

Jul
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robertogreco:

A few years ago, when the media was reporting about “the endangered state of California,” we screen-printed some shirts with the bear from the flag of the state of California on them. The shirts were gray and the ink we used matched the color of the shirts making the bears intentionally difficult to see. We followed the shirts with a reproduction of the Bear Flag using a gray-blue fabric for each component and allowing the edges of each component to fray. It was a reminder that our state is always a blank slate and that as citizens we have a choice in what our state is and what it can and will be.

That flag led to a series of flags that do some or all of the following, but are still recognizable as the California flag:

  • rearrange or reposition the components (star, bear, ground, stripe)
  • recolor or retexture (through fabric choices) the components
  • resize or re-proportion the components overall or in relation to each other
  • remove components
  • use anagrams of CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC
  • reproduce another historic California flag

When we travel and when people visit us in our home, the flags are often shared and a conversation ensues about the diverse past, present, and imagined futures of our state. People play with the components of the flag and we inevitably create new flags as a result of their ideas. We call this project Californias, a conversation about our collective hopes and dreams for the place that we have called home for over twenty-two years. These are parallel Californias, Parallelifornias that coexist in time and space. They are not a call for splitting the state that we love for all its contrasts, its imperfections, and its beauty. It’s exactly the opposite, an appreciation for our California, simultaneously one and infinite.

We have several more flags in the works and we’re always on the lookout for ideas. If you would like to be part of this conversation, please contact us with your thoughts. Last year, Sophia and Enzo made a Scratch project that allows you to move around the components of the flag. It’s not the same as sketching or playing with fabrics, but if you make something you like with it, please take a screenshot and share it with us.

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Hot Head - custom order

Hot Head - custom order

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unconsumption:


McMurdo Station embraces ‘skua’ culture of recycling and reusing materialsOne of the quirky aspects of life at McMurdo Station External U.S. government site – the largest research base in the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) External U.S. government site, with a summer-time population of about 850 people – is Skua.
Skua is a concept. It is a noun and a verb. In prosaic terms, it is Goodwill meets the free box. Poetically, some describe it as a karmic recycling of goods.
“Skua is a big part of the culture,” says Kate Austin, a communications operator at MacOps, the communications center for USAP field operations, during a visit to Skua Central, a 300-square-foot shack on the edge of McMurdo where unwanted clothing, electronics and other sundry items go to await new owners.
“What I like about Skua is the whole attitude in the program of making do,” she says. …
Skuas are a group of seabirds, with the brown skua and south polar skua calling the Antarctic home. Related to gulls, skuas are opportunistic predators and scavengers. A few of the large birds are never far from McMurdo, ever on the lookout for an easy meal, requiring station personnel to lock down food waste bins and to remain vigilant when walking outdoors with a plate of cookies in hand.
The birds have lent their name to Skua Central, the repository where Austin is reorganizing jeans, boots, wool hats, blenders and even food stuff and cosmetics.
The word has also entered the local vocabulary. If you “skua” something, you either found an item or released it into the stream of free goods. Some people go “skuaing” – searching out a specific item or just going on a general hunt through the skua treasure trove.
Skua Central is at the end of the flow of discarded items – the reservoir into which various streams from the dorms and tri-wall containers around McMurdo eventually empty. The station’s Waste Department handles skua items along with the dozen or more different categories of waste.
About 65 percent of all trash from McMurdo and South Pole stations is eventually recycled. 

More: The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica - The Ultimate Free Box
Via BoingBoing.

unconsumption:

McMurdo Station embraces ‘skua’ culture of recycling and reusing materials

One of the quirky aspects of life at McMurdo Station External U.S. government site – the largest research base in the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) External U.S. government site, with a summer-time population of about 850 people – is Skua.

Skua is a concept. It is a noun and a verb. In prosaic terms, it is Goodwill meets the free box. Poetically, some describe it as a karmic recycling of goods.

“Skua is a big part of the culture,” says Kate Austin, a communications operator at MacOps, the communications center for USAP field operations, during a visit to Skua Central, a 300-square-foot shack on the edge of McMurdo where unwanted clothing, electronics and other sundry items go to await new owners.

“What I like about Skua is the whole attitude in the program of making do,” she says. …

Skuas are a group of seabirds, with the brown skua and south polar skua calling the Antarctic home. Related to gulls, skuas are opportunistic predators and scavengers. A few of the large birds are never far from McMurdo, ever on the lookout for an easy meal, requiring station personnel to lock down food waste bins and to remain vigilant when walking outdoors with a plate of cookies in hand.

The birds have lent their name to Skua Central, the repository where Austin is reorganizing jeans, boots, wool hats, blenders and even food stuff and cosmetics.

The word has also entered the local vocabulary. If you “skua” something, you either found an item or released it into the stream of free goods. Some people go “skuaing” – searching out a specific item or just going on a general hunt through the skua treasure trove.

Skua Central is at the end of the flow of discarded items – the reservoir into which various streams from the dorms and tri-wall containers around McMurdo eventually empty. The station’s Waste Department handles skua items along with the dozen or more different categories of waste.

About 65 percent of all trash from McMurdo and South Pole stations is eventually recycled. 

More: The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica - The Ultimate Free Box

Via BoingBoing.

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Embroidery and Heavy Metal

3,000 embroidered frames to make a music video.

Embroidery and Heavy Metal

3,000 embroidered frames to make a music video.

Jun
12th
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