Econlinks: Of (visual) art, old and new

  • The third and the seventh: imagination materialized or Alex Roman’s computer generated art. Via Michael Nielsen
  • Staying in CG: meet Julia Map, of Google ancestry. And since we’re here, read how the fractals changed the world –which was in a way also part of the obituary to Father Fractal, Benoit Mandelbrot, who passed away a couple of months ago; see a better one from the Economist. My own brief memories of him: I met Mandelbrot at a workshop on economics with heterogenous agents (WEHIA) at Essex University, back in 2005. Before his keynote speech, he introduced himself in the following very humorous way (paraphrasing): “Hi, I am Benoit Mandelbrot. And I am not dead yet. [pause] I tell you that because I have just met somebody in the corridor who told me: ‘OMG, you are Benoit Mandelbrot. I thought you were dead for a long time now‘ “. 
  • Meet Jeremy Mayer, tamer of the typewriter. I disassemble typewriters and then reassemble them into full-scale, anatomically correct human figures. I do not solder, weld, or glue these assemblages together- the process is entirely cold assembly. I do not introduce any part to the assemblage that did not come from a typewriter
  • Back to the traditional, but impressively executed: meet Camille Seaman. From the “Last Iceberg series” statement: “Nick Cave once sang, ‘All things move toward their end.’ Icebergs give the impression of doing just that, in their individual way much as humans do; they have been created of unique conditions and shaped by their environments to live a brief life in a manner solely their own. Some go the distance traveling for many years slowly being eroded by time and the elements; others get snagged on the rocks and are whittled away by persistent currents. Still others dramatically collapse in fits of passion and fury.
  • On the art of fiction: interview with Michel Houllebecq, born provocateur. Hat tip MR.
  • And yes, she is back online (hopefully she is now here to stay)! Meet my friend Anna, talented photographer and undercover economist. 

5 thoughts on “Econlinks: Of (visual) art, old and new”

  1. Vlad, merci pt. comentarii. Am foarte putin timp la dispozitie, deci deocamdata nu pot promite cand si daca voi putea &quot;inspecta&quot; ce faceti la RadioWhisper, dar va doresc succes!<br /><br />PS. Evident nu doresc nici sa promovez vreun articol sau altul de-al meu, am mai scris prin alte posturi ca intentia mea nu e deloc popularizarea. Ma adresez unui anumit segment si nu neg deloc ca

  2. Buna Seara!<br />Eu sunt Vlad, unul dintre membri Radio Whisper – un radio antimanele dedicat bloggerilor şi nu numai.<br />Am găsit întâmplător blogul tău, am citit câteva articole şi nu am vrut să ies înainte să te felicit – mi-a plăcut mult ce am găsit aici. Am fost atras de subiectele interesante si de originalitatea articolelor. Felicitari ! Noi promovăm la radio diferite articole ale

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