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Reads tagged with “David Byrne”

American Utopia: Maira Kalman’s Spare Visual Poems Drawn from David Byrne’s Masterpiece of Anticynical Humanism
American Utopia: Maira Kalman’s Spare Visual Poems Drawn from David Byrne’s Masterpiece of Anticynical Humanism

A painted dance in praise of the best we can do.

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The Universe in Verse 2019: Full Show
The Universe in Verse 2019: Full Show

“Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.”

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How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling
How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling

Cultivating the ability to experience the “geeky rapture” of metaphorical thinking and pattern recognition.

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The Best Music Books of 2012
The Best Music Books of 2012

From the neuroscience of talent to the illustrated Beatles, by way of Zen Buddhism and how creativity works.

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Bike Culture: A Roundup
Bike Culture: A Roundup

How to slam-dunk rubbish, or what abandoned bikes have to do with the economy of war.

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One Fine Day: David Byrne Performs His Hymn of Optimism and Countercultural Anthem of Resistance and Resilience with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus
One Fine Day: David Byrne Performs His Hymn of Optimism and Countercultural Anthem of Resistance and Resilience with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

“I complete my tasks, one by one. I remove my masks, when I am done…”

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David Byrne’s Lending Library
David Byrne’s Lending Library

A colorful case of the mosaic of influences that is art.

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David Byrne’s Hand-Drawn Pencil Diagrams of the Human Condition
David Byrne’s Hand-Drawn Pencil Diagrams of the Human Condition

“Science’s job is to map our ignorance.”

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David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work
David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work

“Presuming that there is such a thing as ‘progress’ when it comes to music is typical of the high self-regard of those who live in the present. It is a myth. Creativity doesn’t ‘improve.'”

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The Museum of Everything
The Museum of Everything

What Disney animation, Kabuki performance art and styrofoam trays have in common.

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