Britney’s Glory Is Sonic Goodness

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I think Britney has always worked with geat producers. Glory is basically the electro pop of Karen Kwak (exec.) Bloodpop Dan Book Burns Cashmere Cat Jason Evigan Warren “Oak” Felder Andrew Goldstein Oscar Görres Ian Kirkpatrick Mattman & Robin Mischke Nick Monson Alex Nice Robopop Lance Eric Shipp Pat Thrall Tramaine “Young Fyre” Winfrey. I place it in the Major Lazer school of music. 

Glory (Deluxe Version)

Glory (Deluxe Version), an album by Britney Spears on Spotify

Glory (Deluxe Version) by Britney Spears on Apple Music

Listen to songs from the album Glory (Deluxe Version), including “Invitation,” “Make Me… (feat. G-Eazy),” “Private Show,” and many more. Buy the album for $12.99. Songs start at $0.69. Free with Apple Music subscription.



Image Mixes from Visualizations of a Unified Field Theory of Randomness

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A Unified Theory of Randomness | Quanta Magazine

Standard geometric objects can be described by simple rules – every straight line, for example, is just y = ax + b – and they stand in neat relation to each other: Connect two points to make a line, connect four line segments to make a square, connect six squares to make a cube.



Vermeer’s Science & Art

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Vermeer painted light like no one.  David Hockney first speculated that Vermeer achieved his effective effect via optics.

Quick Hockney detour:

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Enter Tim Jennison.

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Tim Jennison was obsessed- OBSESSED- with the idea that Vermeer achieved this effects using a combination of a camera obscura and mirrors.

To investigate the idea he created a precise replica of the original setting. Which as the founder of Lightwave he was able to in a way few could.  He also started NewTek, maker of the Video Toaster (largely made obsolete by After Effects).

Kiki detour:

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This is Kiki Stockhammer– she redefined the 90s “booth babe.” Heinous phrase but that’s what it was. Kiki was the face of the Newtek Video Toaster. What distinguished Kiki is she could tell you, in as much technical detail as you cared for, absolutely anything you wanted to know about the Video Toaster and the Amiga it ran on.

Back to Tim. Tim’s obsession included making, by hand, 16th century style windows.

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His work produced an amazingly Vermeer-like recreation of Vermeeris iconic “The Music Lesson.”

Vermeer,~1662, on the left; Jennison, ~2012 on the right.

Fantastic documentary of Tim’s process by Penn. Ignore the vulgar ads.

Tims Vermeer (2013) Full Movie – HD 1080p BluRay

Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.


The movie angered art historians, it disrupted their conception of what painting is. They confused art cricism with art making. Personally, I think the fact the he devised technology to render his view on life makes the work and the art even greater.

Hockney’s view:

David Hockney on Why ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ Doesn’t Make the Artist Out to be a Fraud

Tim Jenison, a wealthy entrepreneur from Texas, had never had an art lesson when he sat down to reproduce Johannes Vermeer’s masterpiece, The Music Lesson. After four months employing nothing more than a dentist mirror, a brush and oil paints, the result is nearly as breathtaking as the original painting by the 17 th-century Dutchman.

Hockney-Falco thesis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Hockney-Falco thesis is a theory of art history, advanced by artist David Hockney and physicist Charles M. Falco. Both claimed that advances in realism and accuracy in the history of Western art since the Renaissance were primarily the result of optical instruments such as the camera obscura, camera lucida, and curved mirrors, rather than solely due to the development of artistic technique and skill.