Dennis Hopper’s 1960s

rauschenberg

Before he hit the road in Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper spent years photographing Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and other artists. View this amazing gallery on The Daily Beast (in this photo: Robert Rauschenberg with his tongue stamped “Wedding Souvenir, Claes Oldenburg,” 1966).

Dear Lily

Musician Dan Bull wrote an open letter to Lily Allen after her recent campaing against file sharing. And he sang it, borrowing music from one of her songs. Brilliant…

“That’s the actual reason, you see; and please don’t compare sharing to stealing – I’ve not took anything off you, I’m just spreading love for what you do. Downloaded your songs for free, then I bought my mom your CD.”

Ain’t nothin’ like computer love

Lil Kim

Be sure to read ALL the lyrics. Featuring: Myspace, Gmail, iPhone, Youtube and much more!!! Oh, and yes, “download” is a metaphor…

“Three o’clock in the morning we be online
Others send friend requests but they get denied
He type I miss you
I type back to let him know the feeling’s mutual

It’s just Myspace love but it’s beautiful
He love to watch my videos on YouTube
Hey, it’s like everytime I log on I get so turned on
Computer love playin’ in the back”

Windows and Mirrors

ethereal_others

I dont’ usually do that. I mean, I don’t re-post things from my own blogs, but I’ll make an exception for this:

Ethereal self is a net art work by dutch artist Harm van den Dorpel. Landing on the project’s page activates the visitor’s webcam, trasforming the browser into a diamond-shape mirror. So far, the work is quite fun and thought provoking, but it really gets exciting when you find out (mostly by chance, since it’s not linked on the artist’s website) the second part of the project: the Ethereal Others website. Here, all the screenshots from the webcam activity are constantly archived, on a non-stop refreshing page. Hundreds of people looking in the computer’s screen, which is both a mirror and a window…

http://www.harmvandendorpel.com
http://www.etherealself.com
http://etherealothers.com

[via random magazine]

My Biennial is better than yours

Mybiennialisbetterthanyours

Mybiennialisbetterthanyours an online project curated by Tolga Taluy for the X Biennale de Lyon

“The works displayed on mybiennialisbetterthanyours.com are not subversive because they are trying to deconstruct established systems of dot.capitalism. They are subversive because they are referring to these systems through the use of amateur “original” content production standards set up by meta-producers of online containers, which are radical in their mass popularity and ease of use.”

[via manystuff]

Pigeon vs Adsl: 1-0

Pigeon/adsl

“A Durban IT company pitted an 11-month-old bird armed with a 4GB memory stick against the ADSL service from the country’s biggest web firm, Telkom. Winston the pigeon took two hours to carry the data 60 miles – in the same time the ADSL had sent 4% of the data.”

[read more here]