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July 30, 2008

: Beautiful Burnout ArtJam

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Beautiful Burnout Artjam

Beautiful Burnout, 2008 | handmade silkscreen on rag paper, 37 x 29 inches

The ArtJam is, to quote Robert Morris, ‘A continuous project altered daily’ and has,
in essence, been an ongoing conversation between Rick Smith and Karl Hyde (Underworld) and John Warwicker (tomato).

For over 20 years this conversation has generated work, which has then generated further conversation, and then more work … in many different forms and in many different contexts or situations, and has now grown to include other members of tomato and our extended family of (creative) friends as an essential part of its discursive nature and behaviour. / via mySpace
:. underworld

Beautiful Burnout Artjam: The Art of Underworld
1st-15th August 2008
, Jacobson Howard Gallery, NYC US
tags : exhibition, underworld
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June 29, 2008

: MEMEFEST 08 Results

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© Alexandra Hall, Individual Beauty - D
© Alexandra Hall, Individual Beauty – D

“This years festival outline seems to be the most difficult till now. Many submissions sadly did not respond to the theme RADICAL BEAUTY”, the Memefest collective resumed. “This years visual submissions had problems to match the complexity of communication in terms of including all three levels in a productive way. We know it is a hard task, but good design work needs to include all this levels.”

|| field : visual arts – static visuals
|| category : undergraduate

INDIVIDUAL BEAUTY by Alexandra Hall

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is our make up and what makes us unique. Yet where is beauty headed in the future, with the knowledge scientists have, that they can manipulate our genetic traits. We are individuals because of our genetic make up. This pack of three 10cm x 15 cm postcards (each with the same back) shows clinical but beautiful images of hair, blood and skin – the main physical external components containing our DNA. The typography presents the word ‘INDIVIDUAL’ and highlights the letters D, N and A through each card, enforcing the notion that DNA makes the individual, and the effect manipulated DNA could make in individual beauty becoming extinct. The postcards are intended to be sent between friends and family to create awareness of where we need to make sure science does not take beauty.

With the current progression and speed at which technology and science is moving there is no doubt that the industry will soon become involved with that of the beauty one. Be unique, be beautiful, it is your own make up and what makes you you.
/ INDIVIDUAL BEAUTY
/ MEMEFEST 2008 results
A selection of works from this year’s festival will also be included in issue 10 23:56.
tags : festival, culture jamming, network

June 4, 2008

: Can subcultures still thrive in the glare of the digital age?

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As part of an interview with The Onion A.V. Club website last June, Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk agreed to answer a few fan questions, including one from someone named MollyPocket, who wondered if true underground movements were still possible, or was “the Internet making everything too readily available to everyone?”

Palahniuk’s answer, in short, was yes and no. “There will always be an underground,” he replied, and predicted “a backlash of veiled, hidden societies” in response to the overload of information provided by reality television and confessional memoirs.
full article / RYAN BIGGE for TheStar

: Hackers can turn your home PC into a bomb

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It is already possible for an assassin to send someone an e-mail with an innocent-looking attachment to it. When the receiver downloads the attachment, the electrical current and molecular structure of the central processing unit is altered, causing it to blast a apart like a large hand grenade.
/ ijeriko

// Technorati Profile

June 2, 2008

: Fuckin’ Euro Inflation

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Eurozone inflation surged to the highest rate for 16 years
on the back of sharply higher oil prices as consumer spending in the 15-country region showed further signs of weakness.

Annual inflation in the eurozone reached 3.6 per cent in May, according to official data released on Friday, up from 3.3 per cent in the previous month. That appeared to rule out any chance of an early cut in interest rates by the European Central Bank, which aims to keep inflation “below but close” to 2 per cent.
/ ft

May 18, 2008

: Wild Combination | Matt Wolf

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matt wolf doc
matt wolf doc

two stills from “Wild Combination” / jameswagner

I saw the New York premier of Matt Wolf‘s first feature-length film, Wild Combination, at the Kitchen last night. It’s an amazing documentary on the life and music of Arthur Russell, the innovative downtown musical composer/performer who just couldn’t stand still and wouldn’t be pinned down, even for his own visions of his art.
/ jameswagner

/ Here’s an Amazon widget which will let you sample some of his music

/ images courtesy © Matt Wolf

May 16, 2008

: Vintage aviation hostess photos

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Wired’s got a strange and evocative slideshow of paleo-air-hostesses from the early days of commercial aviation online. Did they really fly long-haul in miniskirts and knee-high high-heeled boots? Christ, they must have been in agony.
/ bb

May 3, 2008

: Prayer of Peace: Relief and Resistance in Burma’s War Zones

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In Prayer of Peace: Relief and Resistance in Burma’s War Zones, filmmaker Matt Blauer sheds new light on the Karen people and their struggle for survival in Burma. Although many in the outside world condemn the country’s military government, few are aware that over one million Karen villagers fight to stay alive inside the country’s borders.

Blauer illegally crosses the border several times to help local relief workers bring medicine and material aid to those displaced by the Burmese Army. In his journeys, he meets a nurse devoted to assisting escapees following the death of her parents and a pastor/cameraman who documents human rights abuses. With candid interviews and stunning footage of recent events, the film brings a fresh awareness to an often ignored but important issue in this troubled nation
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May 1, 2008

: The Fictitious War in Iraq

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The real war is between U.S. forces and the legitimate Iraqi resistance.
It is not reported

We do not see the real war. The Pentagon, the journalists only where the use of its propaganda. This is especially the Al-Qaeda attacks. But these Al-Qaeda attacks represent less than one hundredth of daily military actions. We have per day on average over 200 military actions in Iraq. About 100 of these military actions the United States, which are bombings, raids, shootings. In addition, approximately the same number of military actions of the legitimate Iraqi resistance, including some 100th This is legitimate resistance because he turned to the Geneva Convention protects civilians and holds. About two is not reported because the Pentagon to the American people will not admit that in large numbers continue military actions against the Iraqi population, and because the Pentagon does not want to admit that there is a massive Iraqi resistance, against the American occupation and fights by a large majority of the population supports. The U.S. government could no longer claim to lead a war against Al Qaeda.

EN / interview (online translation)
DE / Der Scheinkrieg im Irak / eurasisches magazin

: Musician ‘duped’ into anti-piracy video

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An artist featured in a new campaign pushed by the Australian music industry to discourage illegal file sharing and change the public’s perception that musicians live like royalty says he was duped into joining an anti-piracy “witch hunt”.

Frenzal Rhomb guitarist Lindsay McDougall, also a radio presenter at Triple J, told the Herald he was furious at being “lumped in with this witch hunt” and that he had been “completely taken out of context and defamed” by the Australian music industry, which funded the video.

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