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Vintage data viz porn

“The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly – to develop strategies of seeing and showing.”

Edward Tufte


I’ve just spent a a stupid amount of time admiring this collection of slopegraphs. Who thought train schedules could be mesmerizing?


Finally, some beauty for this Friday afternoon:



Napolean’s Russian campaign by Minard



An email about money

I’m really enjoying Miranda July’s piece called We Think Alone, so much so that I think I’ll do my own, small version of it. Found out about it because Lena Dunham is one of the participants, along some other really cool writers/artists/figures.

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Subject: Money
On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Sofia wrote:
Hi J,

Strapped for cash so wondering if I could get some of the money off my tab
this week. I could stop by the store tonight. Let me know.


On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 3:54 PM, j wrote:

i can ask g… im not the one to talk to about money… g is…

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 7:25 PM, Sofia wrote:

I forgot to preface this message by saying that I don’t have a way to reach

G and to please relay it to her.

From: j

Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Subject: Re: Money

To: Sofia

no problem…

also the Rabbi was looking for you to babysit for him…

heads up.

Number nine… number nine…

Pecha Kucha no. 9 was last night.

Reminder: NEVER invite cocky Israelis who are trying to get into your pants by being jerks to you to an event.

Christopher Moore presented on “Digital Appropriation and Recombinant Art Practices.” Is fighting copyright laws in Canada; into taking works and presenting them in ways that it is completely different: e.g., death metal songs extended to a ridiculous amount a time, maybe a day, so that all you get is these tones that you react to with your body, not like music anymore, and all the anger is gone; similarly, he took Passion of the Christ

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