So today my sister sent me this article by Claire Suddath. She went on to blast the 25 things on facebook that everyone has been doing. She actually had some funny ones on there. But then at the end she took a jab at twitter. So below is 18 tweets randomly about Claire Suddath found on twitter. I would have put 25 but she wasn't that relevant to get that many. :)
- Claire Suddath is a killjoy
- Claire Suddath doesn't get Web 2.0
- Time entertainment fails so hard at grasping the internet.
- Claire suddath. you. are. old.Claire Suddath, your a hack, go back to journalism school
- Dear Claire Suddath, Learn the definition of narcissism! Yours Truly, Sarah
- Claire Suddath is barely a journalist anyway, she writes in a series of opinionated statements. Clearly tweeter is awesome!
- Claire Suddath has really found that she has stupid friends.
- Claire Suddath will be at home the next few days, hooked up to intravenous Midol and clutching a bottle of Valium.
- Claire Suddath needs to stop reading facebook and twitter.
- Claire Suddath at Time doesn't like Facebook, or Twitter
- Dear Claire Suddath; did you just find out that surveys suck? Welcome to the internet. Glad to see such quality writing in the MSM.
- Claire Suddath looks a little like Anne Coulter. That explains everything.
- Claire Suddath needs to lighten up, or unfriend people. Some of those were hilarious.
- Claire Suddath is an idiot for posting this
- CLAIRE SUDDATH from Time.com: You are officially an idiot.
- Interesting that Claire Suddath would speak of "viral narcissism", yet forget to leave off her "by line"...
- Sorry Claire Suddath, but anybody calling Twitter "stupid" at this point is either woefully out of touch, or just garden variety flame-bait.
- I wonder how old Time writer Claire Suddath is. She clearly doesn't get it. I only know who she is because of Twitter.
- Dear Claire Suddath of Time Magazine. 1. Maybe you have boring friends. 2. Stupid? That's the best you've got? 3. Time.com serves pop-ups?
- What an insightful person CLAIRE SUDDATH is...what a ___(Fill in the Blank)___
Dave: So who is Ben Livingston?
Ben: Those blogs are pretty much who Ben Livingston is.
Dave: What drew you to neon?
Ben: I like to draw and in 1980 I was working at The Washington Project for The Arts in DC, I saw a sign where The Dutch Masters were outlined in neon; it occurred to me that maybe I could draw with light! The rest is history.
Dave: Did you ever work under another artist to learn your skills?
Ben: Skills??? No, But I did do a long apprenticeship under two neon master craftsmen, however, they were not artists. Artists don’t really exchange skill sets… Mentoring –Yes! They mostly gave me philosophical advice and taught me how to refine what I was doing to promote myself more professionally as an artist… Stephen Antonokos, Jesus Morales, Jan Moyer, Pebbles Wadsworth, Rudi Stern, Madelin O’Connor, John Christensen, Gary Martin
Dave: If someone was interested in working with neon what direction would you point them?
Ben: My Studio for a demo and then they’re on their own.
Dave: Where do you feel art is going?
Ben: Universities have drifted from the evocative romance of a liberal arts education towards something that more resembles a vocational school thanks to the lure of superficial careers based on money and science.
In other words, one used to go to school driven by humanness and curiosity, now they seem driven more by materialism & Desire.
In a similar way, I feel that the definition of “Artist” is changing. On one hand, an ageless traditions of expressions that are conceived through reflection as a refinement of unique filter through which only that artist experiences and recreates the world; And on the other hand it seems technology as a medium, like craft is all about pushing the limits of a material. I find this to be relatively void of intrinsic human condition other then exuding a deep sense of loneliness and isolation that seems to come from some sort of engineering burnout, or what I call “BNS” or Burnt Out Nerd Syndrome. The “BNS” Mecca would be aptly named burning man… Which I always thought should have been called “Burnt out Man”. I conclude, the problem with “BNS” Art seems driven by the desire to be and look cool and impress others “VS” the old school where the ultimate goal is simply to please one’s self
I think western philosophies have turned the pursuit of making art into a “better mousetrap” Game and this is primarily why we are culturally confused about what art is.
Dave: What type of people purchase your work?
Ben: Museums, Corporate & Private Collectors
Dave: What is the subject of your work?
Ben: Nature, The human experience, the force & fragility of life and the spirit of creativity
Dave: Is there symbolism behind your color choices?
Ben: No symbols… Spontaneity is the loudest voice of the muse.
Dave: How are you using web technology to promote your work?
Ben: I have a website that is 9 or 9 years out of date… It does just fine…
I like to use blogs to work out bigger ideas without using paper, although hand writing and drawing in journals activates far more creativity as it feels like a much more soulful and organic experience.
Dave: Thank you for your time Ben. Your work is amazing!
My father used to refer to this kind of thing as "paradoxical insanity".
That said, I basically had to learn all that shit just so I could get to the pretty lights.
I suppose if I could have found what I was looking for at the shopping mall, I'd a bought them there and saved myself a lot of trouble.. LOL
Similarly, I received an NEA fellowship because I was trying to figure out how to create a sublte continuum of colors, like an opal.. I didn't give a flip about all that R&D, I just needed neon to imatate nature more accurately.
So I ground up a bunch of phosphorescent rocks and shoved them in tubes and fired them up till I liked what I saw. It's only science because it became a technique that is repeatable...BTW, that twisted neon stick on your blog was my final report for the fellowship containing everything that I learned using your tax dollars in one shot..
In short, "necessity is the mother", is what it always seems to boil down to for me and my lazy ass..
I am a big fan of photo manipulation and have found a new artist that has truly inspired me. He is from Moscow and does some really amazing work. He goes by the name tebe_interesno and I really will let his work speak for itself.
If you get time check out Joe and his site at http://www.herbertbrothers.com/
Do you think this commercials was worth the 1 mil?