Archive for February, 2007

I have a Useless Account, do you?

February 11, 2007

A highlight of web2.0, via plasticbag.org.

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Information endurance

February 11, 2007

“What will come to be valued won’t even be so much intelligence, or aggregation of information produced by intelligence operations, or knowledge work, so much as information endurance. Those with information-endurance skills will come to be valued even if they aren’t especially bright. In fact, their deficits may help make them a sturdy and breeding stock, able to crush all their enemies and surge forth into the real-life universe to other galaxies where they will find other survived, mediocrities and malevolences just like themselves.” [From a post at Second Thoughts, Profky Neva’s blog on Second Life] Or maybe I’ve been reading too many blogs lately.

The infernal dance palace

February 9, 2007

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Saltair: a Mormon “dance palace” and amusement park on the shores of Salt Lake. This joint burned to the ground twice and was rebuilt anew twice, then flooded.

We don’t look anymore, we shop

February 7, 2007

“What we do with commodities qua images then, is not to look at them.”

“The idea that we buy images is already a useful defamiliarization of the notion [of commodities]; but the characterization whereby we shop for images is even more useful, displacing the process onto a new form of desire and situating it well before the actual sale takes place – when, as is well known, we lose all interest in the object as such.” [Frederic Jameson, Future City]

Lunarcy

February 6, 2007

If I had a playstation I would DEFINITELY get it customized with an airbrushed 3d lunar landscape and mini spacecraft…

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Bye bye doodie

February 1, 2007

Great Ze Frank video about art and…

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Photograph by Bill Owens, from the series Suburbia, 1973. The caption for the picture reads: Before the dissolution of our marriage my husband and I owned a bar. One day a toilet broke and we brought it home.

In my language

February 1, 2007

This video is amazing. It is by an autistic woman, her blog is here. The first half of the video is “in her language” and the second is narrated.