Sunday, January 28, 2007

Advertise on Earth

Web 2.0 unleashes itself on the physical world. As the earth´s cartography is re-organized according to Google, it still seems to be behaving as a benevolent dictator as it advertises the Google Maps´planes flight paths so the public can participate in the updating of the maps; leading as of yet, to Space Invaders and Spam graffitied upon the globe.

Update: A more puerile example.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Open source death

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has opened their records on executed offenders. The records include the offender´s charge and their last statements. Reading through them is difficult not to be moved, the majority apologize to the victim´s family and with almost no exception invoke godly forgivance. The majority are black (40%), whites in second (31%) and hispanics in third (27%). One can even follow the scheduled executions, today Jonathan Moore will die.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

David Lynch and Donovan On The Road

The 'David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace' presents a bizarre yet cosy double header of the noirish-surrealist film-maker, and the erstwhile hippie folk artist. Touring New York (Jan 12th) , Washington (14th) and Los Angeles (21st). And its free.

A New York Times piece on, 'David Lynch’s Shockingly Peaceful Inner Life,' here. Karmic.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Ken Russel In A Scene From A Possible Harmony Korine Movie

Celebrity Big Brother as a catalyst to cultural creation. HERE, a Big Brother conversation over breakfast, between veteran director Ken Russell (The Devils, Tommy ...) and 'disgraced' former Miss Britain winner and footballers wife Danielle Lloyd, which rather recalls a piece of Harmony Korine dialogue or scene making, like his story, HERE, about Old Dirty Bastard talking to Clint Eastwood....

An Excerpt:
"You're an Essex girl?" said Ken. "Fine county. Full of millionaires."