book use

interest in the use of printed books in contemporary creative , decorative, and functional objects.
thoughts on ebooks & ereaders, book related text & quotes, typography, textile & paper arts, maps & mapping, and bookstore & library love are all present. oxo.

ps ~ my views on politics, race, class, gender, and education are also very present. if this offends you, please don't follow me.

I don’t know how to prove this but I have a feeling that when you go to the elite universities, you find more obedience and conformity. Noam Chomsky (here)

(Source: brianjohnspencer, via noam-chomsky)


Eternal Portraits

Art project by Brian House are framed pieces of Facebook Facial Recognition data of users (thus, a portrait of users characteristics):

Facebook uses face recognition software to identify its users in photos. This works via a ‘template’ of your facial features that is created from your profile images. These features — the distance between your eyes, the symmetry of your mouth — generally do not change over time. Unlike a photograph, which captures some ephemeral expression of who you are at a particular moment, a face recognition template forever remains your portrait. It is all possible photos, taken and untaken, by which you, or someone else, might document your life.

These templates are Facebook’s proprietary data. For a brief period in 2013, users could access their template using the “Download a copy of your Facebook data” option in the settings (it is no longer included in the download). The information is unusable in its raw form without knowing the specifics of Facebook’s algorithm. But as an irrevocable corporate byproduct, the future implications of such data remain unclear.

Eternal Portraits is a series of printed and framed face recognition template data from our friends and ourselves.

More at Brian’s website here

The roots of all living things are tied together. Deep in the ground of being, they tangle and embrace. If we look deeply, we find that we do not have a separate self-identity, a self that does not include sun and wind, earth and water, creatures and plants, and one another. Joan Halifax  (via natural-magics)

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