Artist Brian Lilla enjoys unusual turntables — here is one he made, almost entirely submerged under water.
That the movement leaves the label uncovered is amazing; that the needle stays in the groove, against the outward movement of water even moreso. On one hand, this is entirely possible: turntables are amazingly low-tech; the only reason for a plug-in is to make the platter spin, the needle produces it’s own ‘electricity’ and stays in place based on friction between the needle and the groove. On the other hand, it looks too good to be true; water is dense, causes friction in bad ways and lubricates in worse ways. Any which way, it’s hypnotic to watch. Via.
I looked at the picture before reading what it was, and I was disgusted by the ants and intrigued by the beautiful photography, only to find out that the bugs are art, too. The artist will be exhibiting her work in a few different places over the next month, if you’re interested in seeing these first-hand.
Not to be upstaged by the ever-increasing number of views her quitting video got, the company responded with a video of their own to announce that her position was open. A rooftop pool? I wish I was an animator!
As I drove back to Fargo today, cruising across the dry basin of Glacial Lake Agassiz, watching stormclouds build over Detroit Lakes and listening to Prairie Public Radio, I learned something new about Fargo today. A reality-TV producer is putting together a Fargo-themed show, to be called “Good Morning, Fargo!” This is the first I’ve heard of such a thing, so I immediately started going down the rabbit hole. More inside.
A photographer has pulled an old instruction book off his shelf, and has taken tintype photography to the front lines for the first time since the Civil War. Aerial gunner Ed Drew, while stationed in Afghanistan, had his fellow soldiers pose for tintype photographs, producing haunting artwork that recalls the Civil War, in a modern context.