Ethereum's Walled Garden: Flowertokens and Terra0Thursday, September 13, 2018
Terra0 cofounders Paul Seidler and Paul Kolling never planned on tokenizing Dahlias, but after meeting at Berlins Universität der Künste (UDK), they found common inspiration in digitizing real world commodities. At first, the implications of an economically self-sustaining forest may be far-fetched, but their first experiment, Flowerokens, gives us a glimpse into an intriguing potential future.
Seidler and Kolling were enrolled in the convergent field of arts and new media at UDK under the professorship of Joachim Sauter, founder of the digital art installation space ART+COM. Of common interest between the three were the social and economic assumptions made by new technologies. While Sauters generation could only experiment with pre-blockchain iterations of cryptocurrencies, Seidler, Kolling, and the third co-founder Max Hampshire, are now taking up Ethereums blockchain to turn science fiction into a firm reality
Current Project: A self-owned forest on the Blockchain.https://t.co/bLymtfcHP3
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Francis “Red” Grandy, 96, of HermonThursday, September 13, 2018
Stars and Stripes Offices in Washington, DC.Based at the Darmstadt Headquarters, Red archived a pivotal time in our history, documenting post WWII and Cold War era events, including the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Miracle on Ice historic US hockey team win against Russia in the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Photographing major world leaders, celebrities and iconic figures like Ray Charles, Sophia Loren, Chuck Yaeger, Hayley Mills and Muhammad Ali to name a short few and several American Presidents including, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson. Red did almost anything to get the shot, only missing one deadline in his 35 year prolific career.Today Stars and Stripes still celebrates Red with their Photo of the Day collection headed by close friend, Joe Gromelski, featuring photographs of Reds throughout his career.Later in life Red enjoyed hosting parties at Lazy River Playground built by his father in the early 1940s, spending time with his grandchildren and friends and giving rides in his prized Amphibious car he had shipped from Germany.Through his lens Red Grandy gave a timeless gift to our culture and to American and world history. Reds life was a life lived in adventure, friendship and resilience of the human spirit. He was a gift to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.Red is survived by his sister Patricia Anne Harmer, daughter Kathryn Grandy Tabor, her 4 sons Greg Reczko, Andy Reczko, Doug Reczko, and Lowen Tabor, nieces and nephews, 7 great grandchildren, 8 great great-grandchildren, and several great nieces and great nephews.Red was on the Hermon Cemetery Board and the Gateway Museum Board in Morristown. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hermon Cemetery in his honor.Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com. Arrangements for Mr. Francis J. Red Grandy are under the care of the OLeary Funeral Service of Canton.http://www.wwnytv.com/story/39008549/francis-red-grandy-96-of-hermon
Laura Carbone & The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “The Flowers Beneath Your Feet” VideoThursday, September 13, 2018
Kip Berman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has teamed up with Berlin-based singer Laura Carbone in a new single titled “The Flowers Beneath Your Feet,” and its premiering today on Stereogum.
After Laura joined TPOBPAH on their most recent tour in support of 2017’s album The Echo Of Pleasure, the two artists joined forces to write and record together, and the result is pretty tremendous.
“The Flowers Beneath Your Feet” is a shoegaze-y duet that feels massively heavy while still steeped in a dreamy malaise. Each artist does what they do best: Carbone breathes dark energy into a reverb-drenched hook as Berman sinks into a melancholic haze of guitar and distortion. Their voices swirl and melt together beautifully as they sing in unison. I long to be the flowers beneath your feet/ I long to be the very air you need.
A few words from Laura:
Creating this song with Kip was a new and very enriching experience for me, and it meant a lot to me to work with him and to have his absolute confidence in my view on music, sound an...https://www.stereogum.com/2012943/laura-carbone-the-pains-of-being-pure-at-heart-the-flowers-beneath-your-feet-video/video/
German authorities take aim at far-right party's youth wingThursday, September 13, 2018
Jordans and Kirsten Grieshaber contributed reported from Berlin.