My friend, Dr. Steele asked me if I knew who took the first picture. He said he thought it looked like Igor Stravinsky was the subject. On the left is Osip Brik in a picture taken by Aleksandr Rodchenko; Stravinsky’s on the right.
Rodchenko’s image was the cover image for the magazine LEF in 1924. Brik was married to Lilya Brik, who is the person in this Rodchenko Image that loads of others have copied.
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Update: I had wondered if this look was simply common at that time. Here is Hitchcock looking similar.
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Here is a part of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring as the soundtrack for some Travolta-Jamie Lee Curtis video.
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And here is Ari Verluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek’s Exactitudes series with pictures of homogeneous groups of individuals 

My friend, Dr. Steele asked me if I knew who took the first picture. He said he thought it looked like Igor Stravinsky was the subject. On the left is Osip Brik in a picture taken by Aleksandr Rodchenko; Stravinsky’s on the right.

Rodchenko’s image was the cover image for the magazine LEF in 1924. Brik was married to Lilya Brik, who is the person in this Rodchenko Image that loads of others have copied.

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Update: I had wondered if this look was simply common at that time. Here is Hitchcock looking similar.

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Here is a part of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring as the soundtrack for some Travolta-Jamie Lee Curtis video.

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And here is Ari Verluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek’s Exactitudes series with pictures of homogeneous groups of individuals 

Click here to zoom.

Click here to zoom.

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Marcelo Coelho, Art-O-Meter

Evaluating Art (So You Don’t Have To)

Light sensor placed beneath painting supposedly evaluates quality of artwork based on time spent by visitor examining said artwork:

Art-O-Meter is a device that measures the quality of an art piece. It bases its evaluation on the amount of time that people spend in front of an artwork compared to the total time of exhibition. The measurements are graphically represented by comments and a 5-star rating system.

Without the interaction of a viewer, the Art-O-Meter will register time like a regular clock. However, when a user enters the area covered by its motion sensor, a second timer is triggered and it will count time as the viewer observes the artwork.

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“die zeit vergeht” by ernst jandl

“die zeit vergeht” by ernst jandl

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Sort of related,  Mots D’Heures: Gousses, Rames: The D’Antin Manuscript (Mother Goose’s Rhymes), published in 1967 by Luis d’Antin van Rooten is purportedly a collection of poems written in archaic French with learned glosses. In fact, they are English-language nursery rhymes written homophonically as a nonsensical French text, that is an English-to-French homophonic translation. Moreover, the result is not merely the English nursery rhyme but that nursery rhyme as it would sound if spoken in English by someone with a strong French accent.

Sort of related, Mots D’Heures: Gousses, Rames: The D’Antin Manuscript (Mother Goose’s Rhymes), published in 1967 by Luis d’Antin van Rooten is purportedly a collection of poems written in archaic French with learned glosses. In fact, they are English-language nursery rhymes written homophonically as a nonsensical French text, that is an English-to-French homophonic translation. Moreover, the result is not merely the English nursery rhyme but that nursery rhyme as it would sound if spoken in English by someone with a strong French accent.

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Vladimir Guculak, Teacups

Vladimir Guculak, Teacups

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The wheels of three Martian rovers, left to right: Sojourner (1997), Spirit/Opportunity (2003), Curiosity (2012).
Curiosity is the size and weight of a Mini Cooper with a top speed of 0.05 mph.

The wheels of three Martian rovers, left to right: Sojourner (1997), Spirit/Opportunity (2003), Curiosity (2012).

Curiosity is the size and weight of a Mini Cooper with a top speed of 0.05 mph.

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When my grandfather died, we found this among his things in his distinctive handwriting. You can use it to find the day of the week for a date in the past or future. Choose the year from the right or left table of numbers. Follow that row along to the column of months in the matching colour - red/black. Use the corresponding numbered calendar along the bottom. January 11th, 1930 was a Saturday. April 16, 2066 is a Friday (and a day I might die if I live as long as my grandfather did). February 22, 2222 will be a Sunday (if we’re still counting days this way). I was born on a Sunday.

When my grandfather died, we found this among his things in his distinctive handwriting. You can use it to find the day of the week for a date in the past or future. Choose the year from the right or left table of numbers. Follow that row along to the column of months in the matching colour - red/black. Use the corresponding numbered calendar along the bottom. January 11th, 1930 was a Saturday. April 16, 2066 is a Friday (and a day I might die if I live as long as my grandfather did). February 22, 2222 will be a Sunday (if we’re still counting days this way). I was born on a Sunday.