“Hollywood directors dreamed of it: the breakfast machine. Imagine a contraption that sets a chain reaction in motion at the push of a button, frying eggs, juicing oranges, brewing coffee, making toast, and serving it all on a plate with jam, meat and cheese. What a perfect way to start the day!…”
Google cameras didn’t pass by? No problem…
Caleb Cole is an american photographer. “His mother instilled in him a love of garage sales and thrift stores, where he developed a fascination with the junk that people leave behind”.
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).
“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.”
What Facebook is For?
The Masked Ball, sculptures by Aganetha Dyck…
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”
Marble sculpture by Sebastian Martorana…
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…
[via random magazine]
“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.”
Amusing Ourselves to Death is a great book written by Neil Postman in 1985. A very effective summary is provided by this comic. Are we gonna be killed by our “infinite appetite for distractions”? Postman basically referred to television, but what about the Web, paradise of non-stop and always available distractions?
“…the Kiosk of Piracy is proud to announce the launch of “The Pirate Kiosk”! From last night own, a copy of the infamous Pirate Bay is available to the public, but – here comes the catch – offline-only. Yes, offline, the Kiosk is not connected to the Internet in any way, but the interested public is invited to use the service in a wifi-radius around it.”
“5 Phenomenal Examples of Fan-Made Transformative Storytelling”. On Lift Drift…