This beautiful portrait and interview with Joachim Sauter, a successful German media artist, designer and Professor at the Universität der Künste Berlin, makes me miss Berlin really badly. Luckily, I’ll be visiting in the first 2 weeks of June! :)
Photos by FvF, one of my all-time favourite websites.
Free posters from offscreenmag:
I’m getting rid of some remaining stock at our Berlin warehouse. Order between now and this Thursday, 10am (CET) to get one of the above posters FREE with any order. You can specify which one you would like by replying to your order confirmation email. Otherwise, I’ll randomly add one of the two to your order. (As long as stock lasts!)
For those interested in purchasing one, you can still do so through these direct checkout links (shipping included):
Some specs about the posters:
- 42.0 × 59.4 cm / 16.53 × 23.38 in
- 120g/m² uncoated, premium recycling paper
- folded twice to DIN A4 size
- shipped in an envelope (free)
We have these brief lives, and our only real choice is how we will fill them. Your attention is precious. Don’t squander it. Don’t throw it away. Don’t let companies and products steal it from you. Don’t let advertisers trick you into lusting after things you don’t need. Don’t let the media convince you to covet the lives of celebrities. Own your attention — it’s all you really have. In the tradeoff between timeliness and timelessness, choose the latter. The zeitgeist rewards timeliness, but your soul rewards timelessness. Work on things that will last. Inside each of us is a little ten-year-old child, curious and pure, acting on impulse, not yet caring what other people think. Remember what you were doing at ten, and try to get back to doing that thing, incorporating everything you’ve learned along the way.
Jonathan Harris’ essay on Navigating Stuckness is a beautiful summary of what it means to be a maker.(via offscreenmag)
In the past I’ve relied on my own network of contacts and contacts’ contacts to find interesting content and contributors. I occasionally get emails with suggestions and ideas, but once I filter out the self-promoting bulk of it, I’m usually left with very mixed quality results. Still, I’m willing…