An ambitious project collapsing

Published March 3, 2010 by Molly

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The greatest trick the internet ever pulled was convincing the world it didn’t exist. Just kidding. The greatest trick the internet actually pulled was turning itself into a machine for fine-grained aggregating. If the word “curate” wasn’t already abused to death, we’d say that the internet facilitates the kind of link-curating that allows us to absorb the best news/music/fashion/whatever just by clicking around to a few faithful aggregators.

Among these is an ambitious project collapsing, which assembles images from around the net that have only their visual peculiarity and resonance in common. Among the works on view: Joan Crawford in a sweater that her husband doodled on, crepe paper masks, LPs from West Africa, old photographs of immigrants and hobo whittlers, needlepoint pillows, sinister puppets, chairs, backpacks, and what looks like an image from a family photo circa 1984.

If you like surprises and virtuosity, this is the aggregator for you!

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2 comments so far

  1. Andrew says:

    thanks for stopping by!

  2. Jenny says:

    It is pretty amazing. Makes me want to cancel all my other feeds.