• When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a movie and get more out of life.
  • Each day was only as good as its distractions.
  • Once built, the digital environment becomes a monument, an artifact, a site, a landscape, made from human time, labor, and money, made by machines, made of natural resources. Its contents can be otherworldly, yet the digital’s creation remains very much of the world, material culture of the immaterial.
  • What seems like nostalgia is more about remembering concepts that we forgot in our ambition to turn software entirely into productivity, pure functionality, and maximizing output
  • The sun never sets for those that ride into it.
  • That deadpan Mad magazine irreverence that crops up any time talented folks are given free reign to do whatever they want as long as comes in under budget and on time and is over 60 minutes long
  • If it is easier to kick someone out than to go through a difficult series of conversations with them, it is not a community.
  • However, the simple fact that they have been resounding failures in our century does give them a certain spiritual quality.
  • From this hiding place life was way too much, it was loud and rough round the edges
  • To me UI isn’t just UI. You’re designing an actual space that people will be living in.
  • Thus he truly served as a guide, philosopher, and friend to many Christians; precisely because, while his own times were corrupt, his own culture was complete.
  • I do not understand this compulsion of mine for seeing movies; it almost seems as if movies are “in my blood.”
  • While our senses of cultural and historical value may vary over time, we have only one chance to document an event and infinite opportunities to reconstruct it as it never occurred.
  • I don't think that decisions to migrate and destroy material should be made in private. While a single decision may seem trivial or obvious, the sum of many decisions will change history.
  • We must define our interest and pursue it.
  • The true modernism is not austerity but garbage strewn plenitude.
  • In a world that is well on its way to becoming one vast quarry, the collector becomes someone engaged in a pious work of salvage.
  • Life is not about significant details, illuminated a flash, fixed forever. Photographs are.
  • All my preoccupations are about the end of the world.
  • No archive will restore you.
  • Sixteen, clumsy and shy, that's the story of my life.
  • Destroy the warming sun.
  • You've got to really try, try so hard to get by, and where are you going to? Flip on your TV and try to make sense of that. If we were all in the movies maybe we wouldn't be so bored. We're giving it up so plain, we're living our lives in vain, and where are we going to?
  • Clearly, that is at bottom the same ancient lament that the masses seek distraction whereas art demands concentration from the spectator. That is a commonplace.
  • The distracted person, too, can form habits.
  • Reception in a state of distraction, which is increasing noticeably in all fields of art and is symptomatic of profound changes in apperception, finds in the film its true means of exercise.
  • Distraídos venceremos.
  • Get through this.
  • Peaceful morning = Happiness.
  • I want to live like you, simple but fun.
  • Studying is not the same as being a student, being a student implies behaving like a student, not cutting class, answering the register, taking exams.
  • Little things are what screw you up the worst, just like little things will be the downfall of the American Empire.
  • Voices echo this is what salvation must be like after a while.
  • There's literally no living person I would pay money to meet. That's just fucking stupid.
  • Slack is how you take life by the throat and scream at it!
  • City pop is also known as YouTuberecommendationcore.
  • No matter where we are - far away in the mountains or downstairs in the cafeteria, swimming in the ocean or hiding in an automobile - I enjoy being together with you, and I miss you when we are not.
  • Ring, hair, letters, photographs - all traces of our love will be scattered then, like an anagram from one of our code lessons.
  • Then there was the discovery of Factsheet Five in the early 90s and things began to get real fuzzy and out of hand.
  • Far beyond the limitations of nostalgia, there are stories to be told and history to be discovered
  • But I had this feeling inside of me that something real was there. Just hardened shit, maybe, but that was more than they had.
  • The Lord God himself put a fever in my brain, and sometimes it makes it hard to get my message straight, but it puts me in discernment.
  • You're wrong, I do want to live. Just not like this.
  • Frank and I never got into fights. We were curious about things.
  • It was an amazing time in Chicago back in 1990.
  • I wondered if she wished I were an object, a crystal, a talisman, something that couldn't cause her harm, something that would bring her luck.
  • I felt like maybe I wasn’t just a girl to him, maybe I was a freak, and I smiled, and blushed, not at him, but at myself. Maybe I could become somebody else.
  • It was dumb and it was hard. We needed mercy. Our lives were dumb enough. Something had to save us.
  • The girls seemed to be more serious about it. That's why I didn't really trust them. They seemed to be part of the wrong things. They and the school seemed to have the same song.
  • First night of damp skin on sheets. I couldn't tell you why I am taking photographs again or why I am spending my lunch breaks searching for words. The answer isn't what I am here for.
  • An intense love for what most people would consider garbage.
  • Get a man who works for nothing and you get a man who just likes to hang around.
  • But sometimes I believed that everyone and everything we called when we were out there - that I called silently under my breath at home, too, and at school, that Grey must have called when she was alone, too - would somehow keep us safe.
  • I don’t need to figure anything out. I’m fine. It’s not a big deal. What I really need is to not be here anymore.
  • If there was no reason to get out of bed, there was no reason to sleep either.
  • If you get nothing else out of a.c.8-t-t but the realization that there is more than one way of looking at the world, then you have gotten the point.
  • How we are used to operating in a computer is very vignette and collage-like in itself.
  • The reach of human nature can create the wonderful (Silly Putty) and the dreadful (Napalm) with everything else falling in between in its valley like a bottomless pit. Pop culture serves as a wallpaper to take the edge off the reality and, if done well, help you understand it, too.
  • The point of his walks, he said, is not to get somewhere: “I like the spaces in between.”
  • I wanted to create a large body of work and I realized that if I stuck with it that I could not be ignored.
  • As for me, I seemed born not to raise hell but to doubt everything.
  • And Dear Reader please don’t start me up with “the internet now gives everyone a voice” bullshit. Give me the Flyer On The Telephone Pole Guy over anyone posting anything on the internet. Maybe it’s Marshall McLuhan’s “The Medium Is The Message” thing that I’ve never quite been able to dissect.
  • When you defend rapists, and bemoan the cultural loss of their work when they get called out, think about the bigger loss that could have been the contributions of their victims. I have things to contribute too. I have art to put out there too. I matter too. Other victims do too.
  • Mail Art was never about quality, but participation and communication. That's why as the medium has matured, it has been able to escape its initial postal format and continue on to Fax and Internet exchanges. In truth it is no longer Mail Art at all, but International Networker Culture.
  • Watched Korean movie, "The Sassy Girl," (with the moral: "Love is a bridge to chance events from which we prosper").
  • There are different ways of looking at change in the world. We’re biologically the same as we were 10,000 years ago. Maybe the only change we can make is through technology. Culture is changing, and that change might be caused by technology.
  • Maybe I don't know myself any better than someone would looking back on disjointed evidence of my life. Maybe that's a good thing.
  • Going to therapy and doing yoga so you can heal while your victims hide in shame, wondering if they’ll ever recover, wondering if you’ll ever allow it, is fucked up. That’s not accountability, that’s not rehabilitation; it’s fucking privilege.
  • Creativity is the ability to present information in a perspective that is new, but also adequate to a coherent model in the audience’s minds.
  • What emerged was a deep well of grief that is the unspoken fundament that underlies so much of our time — certainly when we gather together and purport to be any sort of “community.” What is so often banished had returned: tears, anger, sorrow, transparency, trust.
  • As distinct from the choreographed “emergence” of days 4 and 5
  • People who aren't freaks will never be able to cast spells.
  • It’s practically a myth now. I barely remember a world before Columbine. It was like it was in my memory before it even happened.
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