How many revolutions have occurred in the history of the world? Are they all violent? As revolutions around the world continue to make front page news, we asked Jack Goldstone, author of Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction, to help us put together a timeline of the revolutions that have shaped the world.
I still have some of these Noisy Alphabets for sale:
A two colour screenprint on 210gsm watermarked Fabriano paper in an edition of 250 signed and numbered copies. The image is approximately 42 by 62cm, and the paper is 50 by 70cm.
There is something about your story, because you haven’t made an album in four decades — in a way it’s like you’ve stepped out of this time machine, and you’re bringing the power of your music to people in a different era who weren’t with you back then.
I am, but let’s go a little deeper here: Timelessness also matches transcendence. I happen to be passionately in love with the universe and who I feel created it. And when you love the universe like I do, you are lining up with eternal things or things that certainly are eons old; you are not lining up with fads. I had to be told what “techno” means. I had to be told there’s an argument between non-techno and techno, a little bit like Bob Dylan went through when he wanted to use an electric guitar. I mean, of course he wanted to experiment; of course he wanted to use everything he could. Creators want to branch out.
Our human fads are so temporary and they come and go so quickly. The things that last have a greater balance with these things that are more eternal. I always want to go to the universe and use things that have a timeless quality, that match the eons, that match the flow of nature. My music comes to me, usually, like rain: It’s a fast flood. It pours from above my head, through my head, and I have to race to get pencil and paper to catch it.
The Cartoonist’s Apprentice
By some strange coincidence, Mikey Heller’s Time Trabble strip is the second comic about Moby Dick I’ve seen recently.
THE HEIDELBERG PROJECT
The Heidelberg Project is art, energy, and community - "It’s an open-air art environment in the heart of an urban community on Detroit’s East Side. Tyree Guyton, founder and artistic director, uses everyday, discarded objects to create a two block area full of color, symbolism, and intrigue. Now in its 27th year, the Heidelberg Project is recognized around the world as a demonstration of the power of creativity to transform lives."
Stills from ‘How We Used to Live’ - the new London BFI archive film from Paul Kelly & Saint Etienne @bobpetesarah
POLISH PATTERNS BY KACPER KOWALSKI
Photographer Kacper Kowalski - “I’m not sure if there is any more hackneyed subject in photography then nature. Maybe portraits… Landscapes are my favorite theme. I hunt for them near my home, by the way. And every time I am delighted. Graphic compositions of fields, roads and meadows, lakes like puzzle cuts, surprisingly symmetrical patterns on a frozen lake – these are Polish patterns.”