A New American Picture (2010, 2012) by Doug Rickard is a disturbing book and a great example of how Google Street View can be applied by artists. His new book N.A. that will be available soon in a trade ediiton published by Verlag Kettler and D.A.P. is even more disturbing. Especially if you consider that the pictures are completely sourced from YouTube video’s. Again Rickard uses publicly available material from the internet to expose scene’s he otherwise would have never been able to capture. Both books were initially published as limited edition books by the small publisher White-Press.
You could say there are too many photo events coming up in the Netherlands.
There is Useen in Amsterdam September 18-21, a photo fair similar to Paris Photo but of course more limited in scope and presence.
There is the Noordericht in Leeuwarden, a big photo festival between August 31 and October 26 with many exhibitions in museums and galleries.
There is Breda Photo, another photo festival from September 11 until October 26 with lots of big names like Todd Hido, Gregory Halpern, Alec Soth, Ed Templeton, Andrew Bush and Simon Roberts.
So if you plan to visit Unseen, stay two more days and travel by train in two hours to Leeuwarden for the Noorderlicht festival and in one and a half hour to Breda for Breda Photo. Both have plenty of interesting exhibitions with great names. Look up the websites for details. And if you like festivals and like culture, stay a bit longer to visit the Incubate festival, a kind of South by Southwest festival, in Tilburg one and a half hour by train from Amsterdam.
Photographer and blogger Harvey Benge about the exhibition and publication Gift by Rinko Kawauchi and Terrri Weifenbach. Gift is a very nice publication especially because the binding invites the reader to browse the pictures by Terri Weifenbach and Rinko Kawauchi simultaneously thus allowing you to follow the exchange of pictures.
New photo magazine FRIET with every day objects from the Amsterdam Noord/Zuidlijn (North/South metro line) excavations made from plastic . Archeology for children with photography by Harold Strak and design by Willem van Zoetendaal. Strak is photographing thousands of objects from the Noord/Zuidlijn excavations that will result in a major publication documenting the archeological discoveries.
Angela Ahrendts’s move to Apple could give the former Burberry C.E.O. a chance to solve tech companies’ fashion dilemma: how to create wearable technologies that people actually want to wear. http://nyr.kr/1mUElqi
Photograph: CBS Photo Archive/Delivered by Online USA/Getty.
This article makes me curious about Apple’s future direction. Will they be able to enter a new period of massive innovation?
Extensive digital publication by the RKD (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie/Netherlands Institute for Art History) focusing on the working methods of Dutch artist Daan van Golden. This is a great resource for those interested in this artist. The text is only available in Dutch.
There is also a digital exhibition catalogue available for the current Daan van Golden exhibition Reflections in The Hague. You can view and download it here. The texts are in Dutch.
And last but not least Koenig books also recently published Daan van Golden: Photo Book(s), a publication documenting all of Van Golden’s publications related to his photography works.
I am looking forward to seeing this movie by Spike Jonze. The movie makes a lot of people talking about AI and the Turing test and such. I had to think of Dr. Smile, the psychiatrist in a suitcase owned by main character Barney Mayerson in The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. It is my favorite book by Philip K. Dick. What I really like about Dr. Smile is that he is a real psychiatrist. He keeps calling Barney Mayerson Mr. Bayerson.
So far I am really enjoying this new book by food writer Michael Pollan. Of course I should not read about cooking, but spend the time in the kitchen cooking myself. I am still reading the part about barbecue as this is where it starts. Cooking originated by using fire to transform animals into something more nutritious and digestible.
I never barbecue myself as I live in an apartment building where open fire is strictly forbidden even if you have a terrace like we do. Our neighbor is an Australian and they have this giant outdoor kitchen, but it uses propane.
My best barbecue experience was when I was in South Africa for a consulting job. I was invited for a family barbecue. The host picked me up from the hotel and first we went shopping. We bought meat and biltong to have something to chew on while waiting for the food to be cooked. I bought some wine to bring and then we went to a place where you could buy wood. In South Africa they will never ever use charcoal like we do. It took my host forever to select the right wood and then we went to his house. I was introduced to his family and his son started cooking. While waiting we drank brandy and coke, another tradition in South Africa, and ate biltong. When the food was served it was the most delicious meat I ever tasted. Tasty, tender and juicy.
Like you can have multiple models in your Alfresco back-end project, you can also have multiple Share configuration files in your Alfresco Share project. This makes your Share configuration more readable. You can have for example a separate Share configuration file for your workflow form configuration and one to configure your custom content model.
You only need to provide a context file that references the configuration files using Spring bean configuration, just like in your back-end project.
Let’s say I have a custom model for partner agreements in the back-end. The following example references an agreement-share-config.xml file with the Share configuration for my partner agreement content model and an agreement.properties file for the labels.
Save the file for example as agreement-share-context.xml in the Share web-extensions folder where the Share configuration and the labels file are also located in this example. If you add things like type or aspect visibility or advanced search forms do not forget to set the replace attribute to false, otherwise it might overwrite settings in other Share configuration files.
This new release of Activiti Designer includes Kickstart, a simplified process editor and form editor that automatically generates the Alfresco artifacts and allows you to deploy them in various ways including using CMIS.
I have been playing with Kickstart a bit and must say it looks promising. At first it is a bit confusing as the process is not displayed as the traditional process designer with tasks and connecting arrows, but once you are used to it, it is quite powerful.
There are things not supported in this release like for example adding task listeners, but these will be added in future releases. Listeners for things like conditional tasks, e-mail notifications or to output task variables to the execution level are generated automatically.
If a well-educated time traveller from 1914 met one of us, he would conclude that, in the past century, humans achieved a new level of superintelligence. But do a mobile phone and an Internet connection make us extraordinary? http://nyr.kr/1hk91vX
Khava Gaisanova lives in Chermen, a village in the heart of the North Caucasus. In 2007 her husband disappeared, like so many men in the North Caucasus disappear without a trace – kidnapped, arrested or simply executed and buried in anonymous graves. The unstable North Caucasus described in this book lies on the other side of the mountains from Sochi. In The Secret History of Khava Gaisanova, a grim picture unfolds of the region hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.