• Persistence

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 4.4.2014
    art-culture
    Persistence

    “He lacks imagination and has no good ideas”, “it is impossible to sell animal stories in the USA”, “he is better off driving trucks”, “your material is not suitable for us at present”, “hardly one copy would sell here”, “interesting but it does not fit our plans”: 

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    tags: blogging / art / society

  • Reality's zippers

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 14.3.2014
    art-culture
    Reality's zippers

    In Greece it’s been synonymous with the local company ZAMA (if you are wandering in the area around Acropolis you will probably come across their home-store) and abroad with the Japanese company YKK which didn’t invent it but was (and still is) its biggest manufacturer. 

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  • Thousands of classic comics –free

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 12.3.2014
    art-culture
    Thousands of classic comics –free

    It certainly lacks the sophistication of the similar offer by New York’s Metropolitan Museum but fans of American “classic pop” of the 50s will certainly appreciate it: The Digital Comics Museum  offers  over 15,000 copies of comics from that era for free download –the only thing you need to do is register (without a charge), find the titles you want and download them. (There is no limit either).  

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    tags: blogging / comics

  • The world from above

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 7.3.2014
    art-culture
    The world from above

    The discussion about when digital processing of a photograph goes beyond the limit over which the photograph stops being an actual “photograph” didn’t start recently and isn’t going to end anytime soon. There are cases though, such as the “Site Specific” project by Italian photographer Olivo Barbieri, where the photographer doesn’t attempt to hide the processing. 

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  • Presidents, stars and the Twitter crowd

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 6.3.2014
    society
    Presidents, stars and the Twitter crowd

    I was writing somewhere else about the most popular picture of all times on Twitter, that of actress and Academy Awards hostess Ellen DeGeneres together with some of Hollywood’s most popular actors (Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt et. Al)....

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    tags: blogging

  • White and coal

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 28.2.2014
    art-culture
    White and coal

    The inspiration was William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), one of the fathers of photography and the first man to grasp the concepts of “positive” and “negative” in regards to delivering an image; although in the era of digital photography these concepts have lost their meaning, they remain etched in our collective unconscious and they carry with them a small part of Talbot’s genius.

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  • Heavenly sea

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 25.2.2014
    society
    Heavenly sea

    I discovered it very recently; contrary to what its inhabitants believe or proclaim, Japan is a big country and furthermore, I haven’t travelled beyond Honshu, the central island and this is in the northern, Hokkaido. So to get there, you need to either take a 3-4 hour train ride from either one of the local airports or from Sapporo, the area’s biggest city. And eventually reach the Tomamu resort  and the terrace called “Unkai” or “sea of clouds”. 

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  • Lonely houses

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 12.2.2014
    art-culture
    Lonely houses

    In Greece we don’t have these housing clusters; the closest you can find to Britain’s and the US’s row houses are public housing apartment buildings but their style is completely different.

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