Art and design are not the same thing. They’re two different activities. I’ve been putting it this way over the last six months: art and design are like love and sex. They’re fine independently, and you can use them without one engaging the other. Every once in a while, you find you get both from the same source, but that’s unusual. Design does not have art as its objective. It has a goal, and it means moving from an existing condition to a preferred one. Art is about the transformation of human experience, establishing the common ground between people. Those are two very different functions.

kidpres:

We need your help. 
We set out to put a show on TV about joyfully making the world a brighter place. We wanted to try and put something out there that felt and looked and smelled a little different. You can see the show on The Hub Network. We’re thankful for the opportunity, but we need people like you to help spread the word. Never did we imagine our little family project would ever spread this far. It’s only because of people like you who believe, like we do, that every voice matters. We’re working to make Kid President not just about one kid, but all kids. We want every kid and grown-up to realize they can make a difference. It’s why every episode begins with:
"This program is being broadcast at a special frequency. If you’re receiving this transmission: Congratulations, you are officially awesome."
and every episode ends with a pep talk. We don’t want to make stuff that people just watch. We want you to take action and give the world a reason to dance.
Tell your friends. Write about it. Spread the word. It wasn’t easy to get our happy little show on the air, but thanks to people like you - we did. Let’s keep going.
We’re excited about making more fun stories both for TV and for the web. Happy you’re part of this with us!
- Brad and Robby
#kidpresident
http://facebook.com/kidpresident
http://twitter.com/iamkidpresident
http://instagram.com/iamkidpresident

kidpres:

We need your help.

We set out to put a show on TV about joyfully making the world a brighter place. We wanted to try and put something out there that felt and looked and smelled a little different. You can see the show on The Hub Network. We’re thankful for the opportunity, but we need people like you to help spread the word. Never did we imagine our little family project would ever spread this far. It’s only because of people like you who believe, like we do, that every voice matters. We’re working to make Kid President not just about one kid, but all kids. We want every kid and grown-up to realize they can make a difference. It’s why every episode begins with:

"This program is being broadcast at a special frequency. If you’re receiving this transmission: Congratulations, you are officially awesome."

and every episode ends with a pep talk. We don’t want to make stuff that people just watch. We want you to take action and give the world a reason to dance.

Tell your friends. Write about it. Spread the word. It wasn’t easy to get our happy little show on the air, but thanks to people like you - we did. Let’s keep going.

We’re excited about making more fun stories both for TV and for the web. Happy you’re part of this with us!

- Brad and Robby

#kidpresident

http://facebook.com/kidpresident

http://twitter.com/iamkidpresident

http://instagram.com/iamkidpresident

(via bradblog)

Tenderness

BY JAMESON FITZPATRICK

Yes, I was jealous when you threw the glass.

I wanted the shattering against the wood-paneled floor for myself,
to be the sudden diaspora of its pieces across the apartment — and last night

when we fought, I wanted you to hit me so badly I begged.
And the other day walking past Renewal-on-the-Bowery,

when one of the men smoking unsteadily outside
called me a faggot, I thought: Good. People get what they deserve.

Then I wished I were more like Jesus — capable of loving
all people and all things always, capable of nothing

but love. I waste half my wishes this way,

wishing to be virtuous. The rest, well,
I don’t have to tell you, do I?

When you’re learning about something and dissecting it, I don’t think you’re really through until you don’t understand anything about it. If you study something and you find all this stuff about it, you just went skin deep, so if you keep going and going, you should be left with a fucking mess of unanswered questions. If you take any subject and keep asking, “Why,” without stopping, you’ll get to a point where there really [aren’t] any clear answers.