KENNETH GOLDSMITH: I feel he stepped in shit and is now trying to get out of it in an interesting way. Instead of the usual rounds of apologies and promising to do better next time, he’s had a change of mind, one that says, hey, maybe what I did wasn’t so bad if I could frame it properly. So, in the aftermath, he’s scrambled to cite folks who have thought long and hard about how to view cultural materials as shared, rather than proprietary, as befits the digital age. That said, his plagiarizing of those materials and apologies and so forth, have been very sloppy, and as such, not tremendously convincing. Anyone who has worked with shared and borrowed materials for a long time knows that there is a certain degree of craft involved, something LaBeouf has no clue about. Plagiarizing well is hard to do. Had he done it well, he might not have gotten the blowback that he has.— Interview with Kenneth Goldsmith by Trace William Cowen « Nailed Magazine Nailed Magazine (via madinkbeard)
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— Andrei Tarkovsky (via mindseyeproductions)
Cinema is the only art that operates with the concept of time. Not because of its developing in time, because so does music and theater and ballet and other artforms. I mean time in the literal sense; After all, what is a take? From when we say, ‘Action!’ To when we end by saying, “Cut.” What is happening?
It is the fixing of reality, the fixing of time. The conservation of time - for us to keep forever…No other art form can fix time except cinema. So film is a mosaic of time.
Poor Tarkovsky, all those years he was saying “film” when he really meant to say “comics”.
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A diagram from Metaphysical Magazine, 1900, in an article entitled “Nature’s Analogies” by John Hazelrigg.
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Thirty fucking days. #30dayscomics #comics #process
Sweet! When is the book coming out?2 months ago
— When and Why did people start saying ‘um’ when they talk?
Every language has its own version of um. French has euh, Korean eum, Finnish öö, Russian eh; even sign languages have signs for um. The fact that most languages have some kind of um suggests that it serves a natural and important language function.
So what is this important language function? Why do people say um? Not because they are nervous. Scholarly studies of the word reveal that the use of um does not correlate with anxiousness or any particular personality traits. Rather, um is used to signal an upcoming pause—usually uh for a short pause and um for a longer pause. The pause may be needed in order to find the right word, remember something temporarily forgotten, or repair a mistake. Um holds the floor for us while we do our mental work. It buys some time for thinking.
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The only thing better than running a successful scam is having it exposed in style!3 months ago