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.
This morning I went for a run without my iPhone and Runkeeper keeping track and it felt really good. Maybe it is because I am reading The Circle, the latest novel by Dave Eggers. It is a near-future novel about social media and its potential impact on our society.
The Alfresco Summit will be in Barcelona from 4 to 7 November and in Boston 12 to 15 November. Like other years there are many developer tracks, but starting form this year there are also business tracks including many customer cases. This is your chance to meet Alfresco partners, customers and employees and learn about new features, new ways of doing great work with Alfresco and exchanging ideas and experiences. Put your content to work!
This might be the first Taryn Simon book I am going to really like. I had a copy of Contraband, but got rid of it as I did not like it as much as I thought I would. For me most of her work is visually too clinical and lacks any artistic subjectivity. I have the same issue with the work of Jacqueline Hassink. Any way, this looks like a really interesting book. A catalog of Bond gadgetry and former Bond birds. Ian Fleming was a keen bird watcher and choose the name of his famous British spy character after the ornithologist James Bond who wrote a book about birds called Birds of West Indies.
Only recently I rediscovered some of the music by Psychic TV. For me it has always been a difficult band as they mix so many different music styles. From folk influenced music to melodic pop to unbearable experimental noise. The latter is not surprising as Genesis P-Orridge of Psychic TV was one of the founding members of Throbbing Gristle. This album is currently one of my favorites. It is a very unpolished 4 track recording, but a great record to listen to. It is difficult to get hold of it so I posted a link to the excellent blog about post-punk and industrial music The Thing On The Doorstep. I think I am only beginning to understand the importance of Genesis P-Orridge, now Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, as a musician and artist.
If you visit Foam, for example to see America by Car by the famous Lee Friedlander or The Afronauts by the acclaimed Cristina de Middel, do not forget to visit the exhibition space in the library as there is a great exhibition by Peter Puklus called Handbook to the Stars. Through his website you can still order a copy of the book with the same title. It is basically a cut-up version of the exhibition in book form. No need to hesitate, as you will have Jörg Colberg’s blessings. I really like this kind of playful, fresh and inventive studio photography. Highly recommended.
Doug Rickard recently published a new book called TOM. There is not much information available, but initial responses on social media are positive. It looks like an interesting book, but it is also a typical collectors book as it is limited to 300 copies and pretty expensive. At the same time to me his New American Picture as published by White Press is still one of the most significant photo books of recent times.