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In the network society, the space of flows dissolves time by disordering the sequence of events and making them simultaneous in the communication networks, thus installing society in structural ephemerality: being cancels becoming.

Manuel Castells (via inthenoosphere)

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all-ineffable said: Mariko Mori : Wave UFO (2003)

Wave UFO believes that human beings as collective living beings shall unify and transcend cultural differences and national borders through positive and creative evolution. —Mariko Mori~Mariko Mori, the Japanese art superstar known for creating utopian futuristic scenarios that mix elements from Buddhism, Shintoism and Manga culture, here presents her latest and grandest endeavor. Wave UFO is a dynamic sculptural form that hovers on the border between large-scale sculpture and bio-amorphous architecture. A futuristic version of an integral work of art, it offers participants a multi-faceted experience involving physical, mental and aesthetic perception, taking them on a journey to an esoteric cosmos, involving them in the artist’s conception of interconnected dream worlds. Inside a capsule that itself rests within a huge architectural sculpture of whale-like proportions, three people can recline in seats for 7 minutes. The images projected on the dome screen above them are generated by an interactive bio-feedback loop that reads the brainwaves of the participants, producing a computer-animated video projection of their own shared spiritual creation. Alluding to the Buddhist vision of Nirvana, Mori’s creation of an artistic space for the joining of minds illustrates the concept that all things in this world are interconnected, offering a vision of a “newer” world, a world in which man appears to have overcome all cultural barriers.
 I got to experience this piece in person at the Dietch when I was 8 years old. It was an unforgettable and influential moment. 

badafro:

in space nobody will hear me complain but that wont stop me. nothing can

sosuperawesome:

Cosmonauts by Stasia Burrington on Tumblr

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saatchiart:

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the dedication of Gerhard Richter’s “Cathedral Window” in Cologne, comprised of 11,500 squares of glass in 72 colors.

I’ve been in this cathedral heaps, Cologne is right next to me! This window is gorgeous.

svrferblood:

me when buying something over $10: do i need this? do i need any material objects? will this matter when i face the great abyss?