The future is won by people who build and not destroy. — Barack Obama
Is it possible to calculate the value of a work of art by using mathematical formulas? Is it possible to rank artists in order of importance the same way? Can you predict the future of the art market by using math or science or extrapolating from graphs? —
My foray into the question of “what is the value of art?” A small thread to larger entangling questions of why our society values the hard sciences over the humanities, the role of artists in our community, the relationships between artists and benefactors, the usefulness of art, the position of art on our hierarchy of ‘shit to care about’ and more.
I’m out of my depth here, but the question of the role of art in our lives — how important is it and how prevalent or under siege is it - has been on my mind as of late.
Jack Dorsey’s dazzling startup promised to transform the credit and finance industry. After losing $100 million, has his company lost its edge?
"With any challenge," Dorsey says, "there’s a fight-or-flight psychological reaction: You either continue to fight, or you go away."
This is how things work.
(I faked the last one, with apologies to ‘-AML’)
Unfortunately, AML probably feels the same way as Stephen, but like me at one time, got tired of people thinking I could change similar things beyond my control and then taking it out on me personally.
Pssst- use AdBlock. Problem goes away.
I hate the Pulse updates on LinkedIn.
Put it on Dribbble — Alaric
As is true for most issues of excessive and abusive policing, police militarization is overwhelmingly and disproportionately directed at minorities and poor communities, ensuring that the problem largely festers in the dark. — Glenn Greenwald, The Militarization of U.S. Police: Finally Dragged Into the Light by the Horrors of Ferguson, The Intercept. (via tobie)
18-Year-Old Michael Brown’s Shooting Revives Police Brutality Outcry
Ferguson, MO sounds like a third-world shithole.