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One Per Year By Curt Cloninger
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One Per Year is a collection of fifteen essays written between 2000 and 2014. The topics range from media theory to philosophy related to media theory to music reviews to art reviews to thoughts on... More > design. Like a time capsule, the book archives 15 years of media history from the point of view of the same person, an artist and theorist who went himself through an evolution, from his early interest in hacking and web design to his encounter with internet art and continental philosophy, to his participation in recent debates around glitch art and the New Aesthetic. Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art undermines language as a system of meaning in order to reveal it as an embodied force in the world. His work has been featured in the New York Times and at festivals, galleries and museums from Korea to Brazil. He maintains lab404.com, playdamage.org, and deepyoung.org.< Less
Machiavelli: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 173 quotes from Niccolo Machiavelli and 41 facts about Niccolo Machiavelli. “History is written by the victors.” “It is better to be feared than... More > loved, if you cannot be both.” “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” “Men must either be caressed or else destroyed.” “War is not so to be avoided, but is only deferred to your disadvantage.” “A man who wishes to profess at all times will come to ruin among so many who are not good.” Niccolo Machiavelli was a founder of modern political science. "The Prince" is based on his diplomatic experience and his reading of ancient history. In 1502 Niccolo Machiavelli got married and had 4 sons and 2 daughters. Niccolo Machiavelli was a good father and an affectionate but unfaithful husband. As the author of the comedy Mandragola, Niccolo Machiavelli has been acclaimed the equal of Moliere. Joseph Stalin read The Prince and annotated his own copy.< Less
Salvador Dali: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 90 quotes from Salvador Dali and 79 facts about Salvador Dali. Salvador Dali was strongly influenced by the writings of Sigmund Freud. Salvador Dali always dressed... More > extravagantly, often in a suit, cape, turban and walking stick. Salvador Dali had an intense fear of grasshoppers. Salvador Dali, encouraged by his parents, believed he was the reincarnation of his dead brother, and this theme is sometimes featured in his work. You can't expel me for I am Surrealist! I do not understand why, when I ask for grilled lobster in a restaurant, I'm never served a cooked telephone. I don't do drugs. I am drugs. I never think; I play. A painting is a hand-made photograph. The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret. The true artist is one who is able to paint extraordinary scenes in the middle of an empty desert. A true painter is one who is able to patiently paint a pear surrounded by the tumult of history.< Less
One Per Year By Curt Cloninger
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One Per Year is a collection of fifteen essays written between 2000 and 2014. The topics range from media theory to philosophy related to media theory to music reviews to art reviews to thoughts on... More > design. Like a time capsule, the book archives 15 years of media history from the point of view of the same person, an artist and theorist who went himself through an evolution, from his early interest in hacking and web design to his encounter with internet art and continental philosophy, to his participation in recent debates around glitch art and the New Aesthetic. Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art undermines language as a system of meaning in order to reveal it as an embodied force in the world. His work has been featured in the New York Times and at festivals, galleries and museums from Korea to Brazil. He maintains lab404.com, playdamage.org, and deepyoung.org.< Less