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The loop is a signature of our times, whether in musical beats or GIFS. The loop is repetition, over and over again in the now.

Frieze Magazine | Archive | Head Space 2:38pm on April 6, 2015

If we give the impression that creativity is the sole domain of the creative industries, why are we surprised when it is considered irrelevant to everyone else?

The marginalising of creativity by the creative industries — Medium 8:23pm on February 24, 2015

Wherever life pours ordinary plenty.

Isn’t that a beautiful description of the web?

Adactio: Journal—Ordinary plenty 2:23pm on February 14, 2015

Interviewer – Suppose your house were on fire and you could remove only one thing. What would you take?
Jean Cocteau – I would take the fire.

Nothing Original – Interviewer: Suppose your house were on fire and… 10:36am on February 14, 2015

I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.

Quotes About Memory (1428 quotes) 12:52pm on February 11, 2015

This is what an innovative new website looks like.

Bloomberg Business 11:02am on January 28, 2015

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

Four Quartets — T.S. Eliot 10:50am on January 28, 2015

Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and in this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.

John Berger Quotes (Author of Ways of Seeing) 4:08pm on January 26, 2015

Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.

Marshall McLuhan Quotes (Author of The Medium is the Massage) 2:58pm on January 26, 2015

For someone with so much relationship advice, you seem awfully alone.

Beginners (2010) 7:30pm on January 25, 2015

Now man is beginning to wear his brain outside his skull and his nerves outside his skin; new technology breeds new man.

The Playboy Interview: Marshall McLuhan « NextNature.net 11:57am on January 21, 2015

The contours of the resultant cartoonlike image are fleshed out within the imagination of the viewer, which necessitates great personal involvement and participation; the viewer, in fact, becomes the screen, whereas in film he becomes the camera.

The Playboy Interview: Marshall McLuhan « NextNature.net 11:20am on January 21, 2015

Nationalism didn’t exist in Europe until the Renaissance, when typography enabled every literate man to see his mother tongue analytically as a uniform entity. The printing press, by spreading mass-produced books and printed matter across Europe, turned the vernacular regional languages of the day into uniform closed systems of national languages — just another variant of what we call mass media — and gave birth to the entire concept of nationalism.

The Playboy Interview: Marshall McLuhan « NextNature.net 11:13am on January 21, 2015

Find 3 sites that inspire you.

Steal the layout from one, color scheme from another, and typography from the third.

Combine those three, and you’ll realize you’ve created something original.

Monsters and Thieves by Nathan Kontny of Basecamp 10:21am on January 21, 2015