Emergent Futures Tumblelog

This is the Tumblelog of Paul Higgins and Sandy Teagle - Futurists from Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia. Go to Emergent Futures to see more or follow on Twitter at FuturistPaul . If you right click on the pictures, titles or links in these posts you will be able to go to the original story on the web. If you click on comments for each post you can either read what others have said or add your own comment via Disqus. If you click on the date of a post it will take you to a single post view where you can copy the web link if you want to send it to someone else. If you click on the tags it will take you to other stories from Emergent Futures with the same tag.

nevver:

Fine art

Posted at 5:31pm and tagged with: just because, art,.

nevver:

Fine art
Mark Twain (via soxiam)

Posted at 7:31am and tagged with: just because, writing,.

I am sorry to write such a long letter. I didn’t have time to write a short one.
Today there are 75 bits of Lego for every person on the planet.

nevver:

Pinterest

Posted at 8:18am and tagged with: just because, social media, tech,.

nevver:

Pinterest

Paul Higgins: Well worth a look. What was rejected or did not make it shines a light on attitudes and the times they were done.

newyorker:

New Yorker Covers Your Were Never Meant To See

Next week marks the publication of Françoise Mouly’s “Blown Covers,” a book whose subtitle says it all: “New Yorker covers you were never meant to see.” Mouly, who is the art editor at the magazine, describes how iconic New Yorker covers came to be, and also, how some covers never came to be. Here, she shares a selection of those new classics plus the cover ideas that were either too naughty, too crazy, or simply too ahead of their time.

- On newyorker.com, more of the covers you were never meant to see, with expanded images and descriptions from the artists: http://nyr.kr/IziXSf 

Posted at 6:55am and tagged with: politics, just because,.

Paul Higgins: A must listen. I have never really listened to the words of the song but this is just compelling.

newyorker:

Radiohead’s “Creep,” Sung by Prince and Carrie Manolakos

But the song was suddenly rehabilitated when, over the weekend, a video of a singer named Carrie Manolakos singing “Creep” at small concert in New York went viral.

Manolakos, whose background is in musical theatre, performs the song with perfect earnestness, closing her eyes and choking back tears. She floats lightly over the soft notes and reaches up to a stringent wail towards the middle of the song. She takes all the qualities that made “Creep” moving in 1992—what Nick Hornby, writing in this magazine in 2000, called the song’s “unnerving sincerity,” its “mournful anguish,” and “the brilliance of [its] conceit”—and repackages them in an old-fashioned night-club singer’s torch song.

Manolakos’s version does what covers ought to do; it picks up a song that has sunken into throwback territory, dusts it off, and treats it like a classic.

- Andrea DenHoed writes about the arc of Radiohead’s “Creep”: http://nyr.kr/IbOg2h

Posted at 9:28am and tagged with: just because,.

Paul Higgins: So true and so funny

tastefullyoffensive:

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Posted at 9:08am and tagged with: just because, tech, technology,.

Paul Higgins: So true and so funny

tastefullyoffensive:

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climateadaptation:

San Franapocalypse.

wbotd:

Lightning hitting the Bay Bridge last night

(Source: Flickr / philmcgrew)

Posted at 10:57am and tagged with: just because,.

climateadaptation:

San Franapocalypse.
wbotd:

Lightning hitting the Bay Bridge last night

newyorker:

Cartoon of the day. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/I0llN0

Posted at 2:43pm and tagged with: just because, oneupmanship,.

newyorker:

Cartoon of the day. For more cartoons from this week’s issue: http://nyr.kr/I0llN0