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(Source: cactuslands, via pyramidrome)
Paper Knowledge is a book about the mundane: the library card, the promissory note, the movie ticket, the PDF (Portable Document Format). It is a media history of the document. Drawing examples from the 1870s, the 1930s, the 1960s, and today, Lisa Gitelman thinks across the media that the document form has come to inhabit over the last 150 years, including letterpress printing, typing and carbon paper, mimeograph, microfilm, offset printing, photocopying, and scanning. Whether examining late nineteenth century commercial, or “job” printing, or the Xerox machine and the role of reproduction in our understanding of the document, Gitelman reveals a keen eye for vernacular uses of technology. She tells nuanced, anecdote-filled stories of the waning of old technologies and the emergence of new. Along the way, she discusses documentary matters such as the relation between twentieth-century technological innovation and the management of paper, and the interdependence of computer programming and documentation. Paper Knowledge is destined to set a new agenda for media studies.
Rudolf Stingel at Gagosian
Freight train in city
(Street Life, Unid. Location) series
Lewis W. Hine, American, 1874 - 1940ca. 1915
gelatin silver print
34.4 x 26.5 cm.
Frogs life by Brian Box
Frida winking, 1933
Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates
House in Nasu
Nasu, Tochigi, Japan
(via Relief for red-light delays in Auckland - National - NZ Herald News)
Columbus Circle, 1936
The Weddings Are The Hardest (2009) -
A member of my family reminded me today of a piece I wrote a few years back on loss. While today is a different anniversary, the memory is fitting and merits a repost here.
Even four years later, there will still be occasions that feel like a magnum slug. Happening in unexpected places at…