Distilling Daily Stories Into Art
Here’s a recent lecture covering the anthropology of Hip-Hop plus a Q&A at St. John’s.
MaximBrady reviews Kanye West’s Theraflu
Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is.
Now where to find a game of Pac-Man? (demo after the jump)
“Look for an after-tax, cash value of the jackpot that exceeds 0.8 times the odds against you, and in which the number of tickets sold remains less than one-fifth this jackpot.”
“Pick the most unpopular numbers… By playing unpopular numbers you won’t win any more or less often, but you’ll less often split the pot with other winners.”
“Don’t pick the number one. It’s on about 15 percent of all tickets. Similarly, avoid lucky numbers 7, 13, 23, 32, 42, and 48. Better are 26, 34, 44, 45, and especially overlooked number 46. Avoid any recognizable pattern, but give slight preference to numbers at the edge of the ticket, which are underused. In mathematical terms, picking a unique ticket makes the jackpot look bigger and thus your lottery dollar look smarter.”
Chris Johanson is the man.
A film made by Aaron Rose for The Generic Man, and Comme de Garçons SHIRT.
F* your open office plan. Susan Cain on The Rise of the New Groupthink.
nice illustration by Andy Rementer for the NY Times
Hennessy Youngman on Damien Hirst, “The Bono of the Art World.”