6 Burst results for "Laura Epsom"
The Art Newspaper Weekly
"laura epsom" Discussed on The Art Newspaper Weekly
"Mixing it up. Painting today is at the. He would gallery in london until the twelfth of december. And if you quick you can vivian. Jiang's exhibition laura epsom at the non march space in beijing. It closes this sunday. The twelfth of september coming up i talk to the us painter lang. Berg and i took the artifice. Lisa shift about paintings and collectors. And we look at that transformed painting by vermeer. But i hear review of the.
This Week in Tech
"laura epsom" Discussed on This Week in Tech
"I'm saying maybe a little more Couple stories before we go and thank you all for being with us And thank you panelists for being with us One-storey before we go a harry. An are residents of the bay area. I just wanted to point out this story in the new york times this week. Headlined tech workers who swore off the bay area are coming back. Anybody who has been in the bay area or san francisco or anywhere in the surrounding for any amount of time remembers. How many they actually they remember when they lose track of how many times the bay area in san francisco is declared dead. I have lost track. It happened when i moved here in the early nineties. It happened in the late nineties during the dot. Com crash happened in the late. Two thousands during the financial crisis. It happened again during the idea that everybody's leaving the bay area and everybody's leaving san francisco and they'll never come back and everybody who's here goes Probably not and then when you set your watch wait for it. Wait for it. Oh here's the piece about how they're not actually leaving or if they did leave. They're coming back. I you know. I don't really have a lot to say about this other than it always happens like this. This is just how it is. This is san francisco is a city and this is a region founded on the gold rush People russian to get rich and some of them stay and some of them go and it's kind of a weird place but there's value to be here and so every time i'm just saying if you see san francisco declared dead again take the under. It's probably not going to happen. And some of the people who did move like move to san jose if your new home is forty five minutes away from your old one you really have not made a big life change A lot of the people move to To to reno or or truckee which is right on the nevada border which is not quite the same or having a vacation house up there and relocating temporarily like it's not california's a big place to so people can relocate out of the city centre to a place where maybe they can afford a house Which they've been doing for many years since time and memorial know tons of people have moved up to truckee tahoe. That's that's not a nutrient. So i'm just saying San francisco's never over. It's just never over. Everybody will always think it's over. It's never over. It always comes back. It always will. It changes all the time and people do leave but new people come and that's just how it is so anyway Really a dog bites man kind of story. The tech workers are back and finally last story. My friend glenn fleishman is Really interested in lots of quirky things including old type. He recently bought a replica of gutenberg. Bible it's glenn you if you know you know you get it but this story is so good and i wanted to point out to people. It's a story from antigone. Journal dot com. It is called. Laura epsom filler. Fail killer tale if you've ever done any desktop publishing or seen weird things post on the internet that don't make any sense you might wonder. What is lauren epsom. Dole or sit on it this strange. Latin ish text isn't quite right for latin. Where did it come from. Why is it here. Well this story tells all and the story is really pretty great because it turns out. They're also great pictures of like Bags of food packaging. That never got. The actual tax law is filler text when the regular text isn't ready so you have a bag. That's food and drink. Laura simpson dolar. Saddam it sounds great family special laura some dolar saddam it the idea there. Is you replace that with the real text later. Sometimes people forget but it's a great way for designers to maka page and see what it looks like taipan. This story though is amazing because it finds that this particular order of latin occurred in a very particular book that was an addition of cicero that was published in the early twentieth century that that was widely distributed. And probably somebody somewhere in the late sixties because that's what originated. It is not from time immemorial it is not from the time of the romans and does not from the time of gutenberg. It's from the late sixties. Somebody was like oh we should probably have some fake texts to put in there just in case and they picked up a used copy of this latin by cicero and they dumped it in there and then changed it. The other great part of the story changed it to add some more english issue punctuation and word endings so that anybody knows latin looks up and goes. This isn't latin. This doesn't make any sense. And they found the actual literal page number in the cicero Book the in this particular edition that contains the source text. And there's actually a sort of a second page a little later that they kind of glommed. I i love this stuff. They're like like the fact that somebody on the internet went to the trouble to find out the origin of laura epsom text. Boy it gives talk about our first segment. This is what gives me hope for humanity that this kind of this kind of stuff is going on. That's great company. That did was lecherous at which some of us get nostalgic about because they made these sheets of rub on letters which before desktop publishing richard useful Yeah and so. They needed some some greek texts. We call it. Greek text even though it looks latin. The idea of filler tax now modern modern journalism students in the like no that we generally use things that are misspelled words so that our spelling checkers. Catch them things like. Tk you see that. A lot or lead spelled led or deck spelled d. e. k. Or other words that are should be real words but they're misspelled so that everybody knows that's not right. You shouldn't put that in the newspaper tomorrow. You shouldn't post that on the website but back in the day letter set needed some sort of generic text and anybody who knows what is. It's just like i feel like this is such a great origin story. I assume that this was an ancient printing practice into. That's the late sixties in london. Hope i remember. I took a. I took latin as my as my language in high school..
Kottke Ride Home
"laura epsom" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home
"All right. let's come back to the latin professor and publications professional richard mcclintock. He was not an early book. Specialist and in nineteen eighty two or nineteen ninety-four it was effectively impossible to search the corpses of old books. Some limited digitizing and databases were available by the mid nineteen ninety s but it would have been impossible to survey books across centuries for a bit of text. He relied on concordance is. It's now trivial. And no one is found in earlier citation than the nineteen sixties in nineteen ninety-four mcclintock said that he quote recalled. Having seen laura epsom a book of early metal type samples unquote but those would likely have been from the eighteen hundreds in any case in two thousand one however he told the straight dope for article they published on the subject that quote. He'd been unable to locate the old type sample in which he thought he'd seen lauren epsom. I spent a lot of time looking through nineteenth and twentieth century specimen books online and some in person and have not encountered that taxed though there are wonderful phrases invented to show off metal type and how they could be used price comics. Noted you could use google books and graham feature to find words that appear closer together and the chart for epsom is pretty spectacular. Arise that starts in the late nineteen seventies. there's one weird peak from nineteen eleven to nineteen seventeen however when you click through to examine those books. It's clear that some optical character recognition software substituted lorrimore if some dole dolar etc when it couldn't make a match in some cases particularly against decorative borders so the appearance in the nineteen in google books. Gram search is an artifact of the scanning and text recognition process finally to finish up placeholder. Texas also called dummy text and it's a form of greeting or replacing real tax to a something that resembles eh in some design programs. You can set a greek threshold. So that below a certain type point size instead of the computer rendering the type precisely. It shows greek text or areas of varying density. Greek king of course comes from the phrase. It's all greek to me meaning. Someone can't understand what's being said not a draw the circle back to its origin. That phrase comes from shakespeare's play the tragedy of julius. Caesar cassius did cicero. Say anything casca. I he spoke. Greek cassius to what effect casca nay. And tell you that on near look you in the face again but those that understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads. But for my own part. It was greek to me cicero. It always comes back to cicero. Who is brutally killed on the orders of mark antony and forty three just two years after writing his treatise on systems of good and evil yet obi wan like they struck him down any became more powerful or at least more omnipresent than they could ever have imagined as price wrote about his life for a long time. Cicero was everywhere while he remains everywhere in a weird and ironic fashion another time. I may tell you the story of a different accidental placeholder at two.
Kottke Ride Home
"laura epsom" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home
"Its secrets more deeply than previously thought and man happily discovers one hundred and sixty bowling. Ball's under his house. Here are some of the cool things from the news today. It's almost certain. You've come across the latin seeming tax that starts lorrimore epsom sometimes appearing in places where actual sentences in paragraphs should be if you read latin however and note that i do not the text turns out to be a mix of latin sense and nonsense. This run of text has become a somewhat universal placeholder used because it has a cadence of letters and word links that make it an easy choice temporarily. Filling space while creating designs in latin characters used in english and most western european languages. It's supposed to be replaced with actual text before printing or posting to the web at doesn't always happen. The staff of antigone an online publication created to discuss the classics in context of the twenty first century received a letter from a reader that asked for an explanation of this texts origins particularly the chopped up latin that underlies it antigone recently published. Its reply with a detailed accounting of this familiar distorted text that i find more compelling than many previous examinations i was trained as a typesetter in the nineteen eighty s on photo typesetting equipment and began using a mac with all this page maker onepointoh in one thousand nine hundred five for typesetting and page layout lauren. Epsom was in the air as page maker had built in a run of that text as filler. I've read over the years. A few different descriptions of how warm ups became the standard. But the antigone explanation is the first. I've seen that truly ties together. The history of its use with a deep look at the particular. Latin texts used as source material. Richard mcclintock a latin professor who spent his career working in a college. Publications office is widely acknowledged as the person who identified the source of the law firm taxed. He said he founded in nineteen ninety-two. While looking through concordance for specific latin word that appears infrequently a concordance is a summary of all words that appear in a work useful in paper books before we had databases in nineteen ninety-four. The clinic wrote into the graphic design magazine before and after yes wrote in as on paper and magazine as an apprentice to refute the magazine's contention that laura epsom had no real meaning. He had tracked it down. Not just to a book but a specific edition of a book. The laura was aclu because the word had been clipped at the start of a page..
Best Comics Ever
"laura epsom" Discussed on Best Comics Ever
"Twenty twenty one. I'm thrilled to have a dhaliwal. The creator of graphic novels like cyclope exotica and woman world from drawn and quarterly. On the podcast. Thanks so much for joining. How are you doing today. Thank you thanks for having me. I am doing well I've had a good morning. So that's always nice. Good no absolutely best kind of best interview. Go into somebody's already. That's you and i feel like. I got all the same questions right back at you. Know it's totally fair right. Just like have like a regular conversation like i'm learning to do that again. You know now that the pandemic is lifting a little bit here and there like actually bumping into people and having small talk again instead of inviting them on my podcast interviewing them. Those are those are different skill sets. Apparently so i'm working on that but But i'm getting there so let's talk. Let's talk cyclope exotica a really graphic novel. It's a great work. You you lead into this with your kind of liberalizing in encyclopedia approach to learning about culture and rather than going straight to kinda the lived experiences of the cyclops in this book. And for those. Who don't know. I highly recommend you read it. But if you're unaware like the premise of the book essentially as you're looking at a fictionalized universe where you have Cyclops in the world rather individuals with one eye. And they're very much a standard. I think for marginalized communities Even though the book is not you know it's it's about their lives since about what they do and kind of what that world would be like. And there's a clear lesson. I think from that intro about like learning about people as people rather than informational curiosities I'd like to hear your thinking behind that introduction and kind of what inspired it for you Yeah it was quite hard to communicate a guest to to pitch idea to to my mentors. My friends 'cause it once. I had done it and it was in. The book was a lot easier to understand. But i i really i from the beginning knew that i wanted to craft the book in the style. Where there's these two book ends where you come into the world from this encyclopedia stance relearn you kind of have that classic fantasy introduction or sifi tradition of like. Hey here's everything you need to know about. The world here is like the math and how it works and now we're going to step out of that we're going to get a little more personal and to actually have the character literally step out of her panel and be like this is like not a cool way to learn about cyclops and then start. The comic was something it could see in my head. But once i started drawing it became harder and harder and was really confusing because i had to also play around with like the page she stepping out of because all let information for a very long time was just like the laura epsom leg just classic like words. Just repeating Before i like realize like oh. This is an opportunity. She steps out of the page which is about herself. And what does it say about her there. And it's actually got a don't think. My book is really the spoilers because it's a very short read but lake. It tells you about where her story is going to go on that page as she stepping out so you could technically know her whole story before she's about to tell you but it's very different. Read than when she tells you at herself So it was very important to me to do that and to be able to visually a rather than to have like the hard cut of. Here's the encyclopedia..
Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"laura epsom" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Hello welcome back to the show. My name is matt. my name is no. They called me bed. We're joined us. Always with our super producer. Alexis code doc holliday jackson. Most importantly you are you. You are here. That makes this the stuff they don't want you to know. It is the top of the week which means it's time for more strange memes and i've been thinking as some points we're we're going to. We're going to start experimenting with this with this format. -mat awhile back. You and i just started listing headlines that didn't make it onto the show at the very end and peek behind the curtain. You know while. We're getting rolling in preparing for strange news We go through a lot of stuff and we discuss like cool. Stories is this newsworthy. How'd we we try to find some variety Today we've got what may be a case of sabotage may be the financial future of nation states and And then we've got mars that's true a guy got swallowed by a whale this week and we're also talking about mars. It's pretty the me. Yeah we all yeah. We kind of had to do a little. A which one should we go with. And i think we ended up with pretty crop. fellas Speaking of crop share with the the the fruit story. We're yes k. days free space space space. Yeah so the new york times recently reported about a week ago that they published an article claiming that watermelons have been found on mars like fields and fields of water balance Here's the quote from the article by joe schmo as c. h. m. o. e. saying fields of watermelons found on mars. Police say okay. Authorities say rise of fruit aliens is to blame for glut of outer space watermelons and then it concludes with the line saying The fbi declined to comment on reports of watermelons raining down but confirmed that. Kiwis have been intercepted. The story is terribly boring. Watermelon taste good. Police say what the hell is happening. I feel like i'm tripping right now. Yeah it's a weird one guys. So essentially what happened is the new york times like i guess it must have been a tester. Some kind of laura epsom. The blazey brown dog jumps over the picket fence. Kind of thing to test lay out right right because there's actually an archived version of it that i found on What's it called here. It is called yes literally just called like archive dot. Is and it's like laid out with you know measurements on each side Like you would you know. See maybe a template for a web page or you know print publication and the new york times Very quickly withdrew the article. Which is why now you know has to live on an archive page and printed. Some form of retraction gotta find that retraction here real quick quite a few articles about the most substantial article is able to find that i didn't have to pay or register for was on the indian express The rise of fruit aliens new york times retracts article claiming watermelons were found on mars. Netizens react with memes of course So i guess the thing is interesting about this. You guys is that we've been seeing a lot of interesting space news lately like that very much pertains to things that could be once. We're completely unbelievable. But now are possibly more entering the realm of believability like a lot of this disclosure stuff. A lot of these declassified videos that we've seen through the to the stars academy and all that so i can see how initially a headline like this. It'd be like yeah okay. Maybe maybe we miss this. Because when i first heard it i i was. I was on board for a second. I was like what cool are they underground or something like. How can we haven't seen these before. But yeah apparently. What happened was according to a spokesperson for the new york times This is what they said. Let's give them the earlier today. A mock article intended for a testing system was published on our site in error. The article has since been removed Of course it has been archived in multiple places and google cashed it so the memes abounded The there's now to another page that read. This article was published in error. Kind of you know. Egg on the face. I would say of the new york times who have certainly had a rough go of it over the past administrations constantly being maligned in the fake news new york times or the failing new york times or whatever so probably not the best. Pr move for them. But it's pretty funny and of course there's a lot you know. When this initially came out there were a lot of conspiracy theory. Discussions taking place on twitter. Watermelon and mars began to trend all over twitter and other social media platforms and there were tweets question. What if the nypd watermelon melon story. Is there pre right of the forthcoming ufo report at you guys know oftentimes big journalistic organizations like that will pre write obituaries for celebrities. Say for example. That are like you know maybe getting a little long in the tooth and they might also cash or pre right Something based on a source that they have or who knows. Let's see if there were a couple of other ones We've got one saying that. The agents of the watermelons on mars got in touch and let them know they weren't dead yet. let's see if anything if anything. I thought it'd be musk melons nice. You know. that's so funny. I'd never heard of a musk melon. And the other day. I was at this very popular. International grocery store here in atlanta be how a farmers market and i saw a big carton of musk melon juice and in seeing in print. I realize that if you have removed them from mellon and flip it around you've got yourself elon. Musk right there Whoa i don't know if that's a. Wow that's the thing it's it's a thing that exists We've got watermelon taste so good. Police say looks like the n y t need the weekend as badly as me Then we've got. Is it bad. I wanted to read that story. No no it's not The mars rover can have one space watermelon as a treat just true alvarez and then finally we've got one from john christian saying well you know what's happening in the new york times The national farmers union even chimed in with we aren't aware of any space watermelons but we'll double check them so that it's a goofy story but it's a good example of what happens when our Super instant gratification news sources. Get something mega wrong. In the most elaborately hilarious way possible so for a couple of things. The perseverance mission. That's happening right now. A mars rover..