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From LA Times: How do you lift a really heavy rock? First, you need an even heavier crane. Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” — the 340-ton boulder that recently completed an 11-day trek across Southern California — will be lifted into place at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art using a 700-ton crane.
From ChangeThis: Blending art and science is about collaborating in ideas generation: the inter-relationship is critical, you can’t have one thing without the other. A bunch of code or data is just a bunch of numbers without the art.
Science can enable us to be more creative, and creativity allows us to get the most out of our data. But consider ‘the multiplier effect’. If either the data or creative are bad, the idea will fail. It’s not one or the other that we need, it’s both. It’s not science plus art equals results, it’s more science times art, so a zero for either means failure.
That is where the interesting ideas are — at that intersection. The future is all about ideas connecting. Those who can bridge art and science will be in demand, will be powerful. So if our ideas are going to change hearts and minds, let’s blend them together.
From The Atlantic: David Hockney’s new show is alive. Every few days he creates a painting with his iPad’s Brushes application, then emails it to identical devices on display at Paris’s Pierre Berge-Yves St. Laurent Foundation, where his “Fresh Flowers” exhibition runs through January 30. As of this writing, there are over 300 pictures and counting.
From Steven Heller at Print: The iPad is the best thing to happen since the invention of sliced bread. For instance, beginning with the exhibition Abstract Expressionist New York, at The Museum of Modern Art through April 25, MoMA has announced a free application for the Apple iPad, now available through the App Store.