Posts Tagged ‘anonymity’

Special Reflection

Published May 17, 2010 by Molly



Occasionally you stumble upon a website that raises more questions than it provides answers. Sometimes this is a good thing. In the case of Special Reflection, it’s a great thing. The website collects drawings and posters and music by (we think) various people connected by some mechanism that we can’t quite divine.

Anyone out there have more information? If so, offer it up. If not, just enjoy the treasures of the site under the auspices of anonymity. After all: a good drawing is a good drawing, no matter who made it.

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!