Katsushika Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai

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The room of the modern person is stark, but in its simplicity it exudes wealth and sophistication. There is just an iPad and a simple bed or futon. None of the old-time accouterments, which signified intelligence, artistic interest, or a curiosity about the world, are evident. There are no magazines, books, or records anywhere. Just perhaps some high priced toiletries in the bathroom. Everything she needs is on the iCloud.

How long before we’re convinced that hands, arms, legs, and appendages are just bothersome?

The cyber-lords have already convinced us that maps, paper, pens, and even push buttons are somehow incredibly inconvenient and clumsy, leaving us scraping and pawing like drooling bug life on their flat digital dildos. Google’s search engines and applications have likewise taught us to refrain from using our apparently out-of-date and hopelessly inefficient brains.

What’s next? Giving up all thought, consciousness, history, and agency.

Hoarders are the only thing standing between these incomprehensibly rich, all-controlling, indecent, digital super-despots and the complete destruction of any alternative consciousness — and indeed any non-official history or interpretation of the world.

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Ian Svenonius in Jacobin!

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Matthew CravenStare, 2013  Mixed media on found paper  51 1/4 x 37 3/4”

Matthew Craven
Stare, 2013 
Mixed media on found paper
51 1/4 x 37 3/4”

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David Shrigley Untitled (I Draw Everything..), 2012  Acrylic on paper  75.5 X 56 cm

David Shrigley
Untitled (I Draw Everything..), 2012 
Acrylic on paper
75.5 X 56 cm

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David Shrigley Untitled (Hat and Broomstick), 2011 Monotype on paper  100 x 70 cm

David Shrigley
Untitled (Hat and Broomstick), 2011 
Monotype on paper
100 x 70 cm

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Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass

Steven Baris Rhizome D16, 2010 Oil on Mylar 24 x 24”

Steven Baris
Rhizome D16, 2010 
Oil on Mylar
24 x 24”

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Cordy RymanCardboard Warrior, 2010Acrylic, screws and glue on cardboard17.5 x 16.25 x 1”

Cordy Ryman
Cardboard Warrior, 2010
Acrylic, screws and glue on cardboard
17.5 x 16.25 x 1”

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Cordy Ryman Yellow DoodleBot, 2010 Acrylic, glue, cardboard and ink on Gatorboard 18 x 14-1/2”

Cordy Ryman
Yellow DoodleBot, 2010 
Acrylic, glue, cardboard and ink on Gatorboard
18 x 14-1/2”

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Nathan CarterBBC Radio One Meets BBC Radio Two, 2008 Wood, acrylic and enamel paint, steel, coins 9-3/4 x 30 x 14”

Nathan Carter
BBC Radio One Meets BBC Radio Two, 2008
Wood, acrylic and enamel paint, steel, coins
9-3/4 x 30 x 14”

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