The Best Button Badge Designs of 2016

Button Badge Design by Blanca Rego

One of my data bending/glitch/sound illustrations/designs has been featured in an article published in the Digital Arts magazine website. “The Best Button Badge Designs of 2016 now available as prints”.

I found this by chance, and it’s a bit funny because I spent a lot of years translating articles for the Spanish version of that magazine. Anyway, my design is not available as print, but if you like it you can buy the button badge.

Otherwise he would collapse inwards upon the great dark void

“…life was a hollow shell all round him, roaring and clattering like the sound of the sea, a noise in which he participated externally, and inside this hollow shell was all the darkness and fearful space of death … otherwise he would collapse inwards upon the great dark void which circled at the centre of his soul … Something must come with him into the hollow void of death in his soul, fill it up, and so equalise the pressure within to the pressure without. For day by day he felt more and more like a bubble filled with darkness, round which whirled the iridescence of his consciousness, and upon which the pressure of the outer world, the outer life, roared vastly.”

Women in Love, D. H. Lawrence.

The instinct for chaos had entered

“Even in the machine, there should be equality. No part should be subordinate to any other part: all should be equal. The instinct for chaos had entered. Mystic equality lies in being, not in having or in doing, which are processes. In function and process, one man, one part, must of necessity be subordinate to another. It is a condition of being. But the desire for chaos had risen, and the idea of mechanical equality was the weapon of disruption which should execute the will of man, the will for chaos.”

Women in Love, D. H. Lawrence.

Music is the only faculty that is not altered by the dream

“Irving J. Massey says that, ‘music is the only faculty that is not altered by the dream … music in dream does not become fragmented, chaotic, or incoherent, neither does it decay as rapidly as do the other components of dreams on our awakening.'”

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sacks.

Readings

Mis problemas con Amenabar
Jordi Costa, Darío Adanti

• Las casualidades no existen [leer]
Borja Vilaseca, El País

• Political Music [read]
David Smooke

• Bats, Rats and Packs [read]
Eugene Thacker

• Capitalist Monsters
Steven Shaviro

• Hauntology: A not-so-new critical manifestation [read]
Andrew Gallix, The Guardian

Watchings

• Arduino The Documentary (2010) [watch]

Dead Set (2008)
Charlie Brooker

Misfits, Season 2 (2010)
Howard Overman

Sherlock, Season 1 (2010)
Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat

Dexter, Season 5 (2010)

Breaking Bad, Seasons 1-3 (2008-2010)
Vince Gilligan

Sons of Anarchy, Season 3 (2010)
Kurt Sutter

How I Met Your Mother, Seasons 1-5 (2005-2010)
Carter Bays and Craig Thomas

The Big Bang Theory, Seasons 1-3 (2007-2010)
Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady