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further thoughts from a towering intellect: today, to keep the soil rich we must fertilise

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Here’s a few links for the restless
How to land a jumbo jet (on that rare occassion when the pilot decided to eat the fish)
Absolutely incredible revhead video of Icelanders driving ridiculously overpowered cars over wild arctic wasteland whilst the world’s worst house music plays in the background
Obama Buttons!
Hypnosis party tricks
Rap about life in Russian army [...]

obsolete before it was used….

This “exoskeleton” drives a midi interface that you can program to trigger various functions in a musical software, in this instance the (irritating) Ableton Live.  Whilst this is mildly interesting in and of itself, I think the video should perhaps be watched more for its sociological significance.  Note the quality of the decor, the  mild [...]

they brought a hammer so that the music could be freed

The clever people at the pretty pictures site have come up with a useful solution to an age old problem.  What to do when you have a very irritating tune stuck in your head?   I think you will find the solution elegant, simple and eminently practical.  Click HERE for the answer

qwerty

TEXTile, Jean Shinn
From Jean Shinn.com
“In this interactive sculpture, thousands of recycled keyboard keys are embedded into a continuous textile. The keys spell out a line-by-line transcript of the email correspondence between the artist and fabricators regarding the creation of the artwork. As a result, the sculpture documents its own making. Viewers can also type their [...]

territorial markings

I could use any number of reasons for posting this.   An explanation of male territoriality.  A discussion of headwear in the subcontinent.  The military tattoo as spectator sport.  A point of discussion for the destabilisation of a country with a known nuclear arsenal. A resprisal of Monty Python’s silly walks.  The need for a visa [...]

The Power of Nightmare

This BBC documentary, The Power of Nightmares, pursues similar ideas to Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, the notion that contemporary politics, having lost the power to inspire through ideology, now uses fear as its major motivation in harnessing popular opinion.  Though I found its arguments more balanced and nuanced, as it seeks the threads of [...]

cloudwatching

As googolophlic as I am, I must admit to sharing some of the concerns of this article. So whilst I do a lot of word processing on line using google docs, I try whenever possible to keep copies with me on the “hard earth” of my very own data storage facility.
“The concept of using web-based [...]

and all the voices spoke at once

The Turner nominees have been announced.  Have a look at the talent here…

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