September 2006 Archives

A weekend

Of focus and celebration.

September 22, 2006 | 10:39 PM | Permalink
Uplifting iron - the life of Kellie Everts

Leaving aside the terrible text, I find there's something strangely uplifting about this image.

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Thanks to things for the link and for leading me to discover the life of Kellie Everts - pioneer female bodybuilder and stripper for God.

September 22, 2006 | 12:31 AM | Permalink
Fear and videos on the campaign trail

As they say in all self-respecting horror movie trailers, be afraid, be very afraid!

September 20, 2006 | 06:41 PM | Permalink
Ranting Jello Biafra

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September 20, 2006 | 06:38 PM | Permalink
A cult of cruelty

Robert Fisk examines the shift from 'soldier' to 'warrior' creed in the US army and its possible implications.

September 19, 2006 | 10:40 PM | Permalink
Neave.tv

Neave.tv introduces a totally fresh interface and super visual way of watching videos online.

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September 19, 2006 | 06:28 PM | Permalink
Shooting war

Powerful and critical. Precise in the elements that comprise its narrative. A feature film shot in comic strip frames.

An embedded hypermedia funky fundamentalist near future geopolitical war pamphlet set to soap opera tempo. Without the soap.

It's Baghdad, and Brooklyn and Bangalore, 2011.

Shooting war starts here.

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September 18, 2006 | 11:15 PM | Permalink
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September 13, 2006 | 06:23 PM | Permalink
Town called Dobson

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September 13, 2006 | 06:21 PM | Permalink
A. flag (diptych)

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(images found here and here)

September 13, 2006 | 06:16 PM | Permalink
Bling bling basket

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(via a unified post by valentinatanni + andreaxmas)

September 12, 2006 | 06:45 PM | Permalink
See it, film it, change it

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September 11, 2006 | 01:53 PM | Permalink
Violence and transgression in Italy 2006

The other evening in Bologna two young gay men were assaulted and beaten up. The following day, the city bishop commented how in a society indulgent of transgression, violence is one of the abhorrent outcomes. "Violence is the cousin of transgression", he told La Repubblica.

Meanwhile in Milan, a 60-year-old priest is arrested while abusing a 13-year-old gyspy rentboy in a parked car.

September 09, 2006 | 05:00 PM | Permalink
Liquid state of excited emergency

The liquid terror that rains on daily life is leaving wet stains of cultural production and seeping into the intimate crevices of the collective subconscious.

Among established fashion photographers, Steven Meisel stands out for the way he can transcend the genre by trespassing into art and peddling chronicles of the artifice that make up the reality of our times. Unlinked media memories go back to his plastic surgery and celebrity gossip story-shoots as examples.

This month's Vogue Italia features his vision of airports security checks, riot police and terrorist threat.

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Airport security screening also provides the setting for a power-drenched tease search strip in this brilliant post by west coast sex geek writer Violet Blue:

"On wednesday, I will walk up to one end of a long line of men. Sometimes there are women, but it's always mostly men. They are there to watch me, and I am there to be watched. I start at one end, smile at the first man I encounter, and begin. Slowly. Carefully, I take off my glasses and fold them neatly, just like my nighttime bedroom ritual. Then I lean over and unzip one long black platform boot, and then the other. I present each piece of footwear as proof -- as if the sudden shortness in my height, and its message of vulnerability isn't evidence enough..."

Continues here. (via)

September 09, 2006 | 11:46 AM | Permalink
OurSpace

Net neutrality is on MySpace. How can you not love the web?

(via)

September 09, 2006 | 11:37 AM | Permalink
Night life in Second life (a short film)

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New world notes describes this short film as Machinima meets Mulholland (drive).

Noir and atmospheric.

September 07, 2006 | 06:14 PM | Permalink
Banksy vs Paris (the artifacts)

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(background - via)

September 07, 2006 | 02:08 PM | Permalink
Tamara Staples' still life(s)

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(via)

September 06, 2006 | 12:06 AM | Permalink
Whither navigation

This whimsical little online oracle could be used as a travel tool by budding neo-surrealists wishing to go for a saunter.

Available online or as a Mac/PC download, it would work best as a mobile application. Better still if integrated with a GPS tracer. Maps of one's meanderings could be used for digital divination practices, like a 21st C. tech variant of palm reading.

Thanks to Craig Conley for the link.

September 05, 2006 | 11:56 PM | Permalink
Lost portraits from Kandahar

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(more info here - via)

September 04, 2006 | 06:59 PM | Permalink
666 MPH

The Reverse Cowgirl points to 666 MPH: Bong-Ra track meets Bikini Bandits video. Sweet.

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September 01, 2006 | 02:05 PM | Permalink