Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Konono N°1
"These are musicians who left the bush
to settle in the capital and who,
in order to go on keep fulfilling
their social role and make themselves
heard by the ancestors (and, more concretely,
by their fellow citizens)
despite the high level of urban noise,
have had to resort to DIY amplification
of their instruments,
and to megaphones (conical speakers).
This makeshift electrification
has provoked a radical mutation of their sound,
as it has introduced distorsions
which they have integrated to their style"

Traffic Light Wars: By Koit
"It's ok to walk now... No, not you!"
Sunset from space
"Enjoy the little things in life,
for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things"
"a not-for-profit organization
whose mission is to archive Web sites
after their authors die
and can no longer support them."

Saturday, February 22, 2003

The Story About the Baby
Happy Birthday, Cordelia!

Friday, February 21, 2003

Manly Tips for Bachelor Living
this one's right at you, k-dog!
the 5 line self portrait
"the ultimate in self-expression,
it is a design experiment
that puts you on paper
in as little structure as possible"
Dovesong International
Music of India: Tabla & Pakahawaj
Caring for Your Introvert
"First, recognize that it's not a choice.
It's not a lifestyle. It's an orientation.

Second, when you see an introvert lost in thought,
don't say "What's the matter?" or "Are you all right?"

Third, don't say anything else, either."

Thursday, February 20, 2003

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

question: "why are we americans so sure
iraq has weapons of mass destruction?"
answer: "because we kept the receipts!"

playwright peter stone: via dangerousmeta
Sojourners : Faith in Action : Teach-In
National Teach-In on the War on Iraq
February 24-28
"Artist Emilie Clark and writer Lytle Shaw
were arrested for posting pictures
of people from Baghdad
in Soho late Thursday night."
Dennis Kucinich: The Cadence of Courage
Remarks at Feb. 15 peace march in New York City
Artistic Sign Language
"...symbolic shrouds are placed over art,
so that nobody will notice the bad things
that are being done
in American citizens' names."

altered books
turn the page...inside out!
A Shoggoth on the Roof: the Cast Album
"There are some things
man was not meant
to adapt to musical theatre..."
Mortimer Adler's Syntopicon
a la robotwisdom
Winning images unveiled
53,597 images submitted to
World Press Photo Awards.
Color & Light
What's YOUR favorite photon?

Monday, February 17, 2003

The 50 Most Ridiculous Things About the Upcoming War

from The Beast - Buffalo's New Best Fiend
Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity
In Words of Four Letters or Less
The Simpsons Action Figure Information Station
Custom Figure Contest...near mint!
Emily the Strange Cosmic Debris
"Emily is thirteen years old and bad.
Bad meaning good.
She has a Posse of 4 cats:
Miles, Sabbath, NeeChee, and Mystery.
She's downright strange and knows it.
She's anti-cool, a subculture of one."

Saturday, February 15, 2003

Let's make a meta-movie
I'll watch myself going for popcorn
Twelve Peace Prayers
take your pick...
or genuflect all twelve!
Are You Cultured?
Global Web design and the dimensions of culture

The New Facts of Life
Books in Review by Melvin Konner
Reckless Administration
May Reap Disastrous Consequences

Senate Floor Speech - February 12, 2003
Gallery of Data Visualization - Historical Milestones
"some graphics so breathtaking
in information design and artistic beauty
that it is hard to imagine
how they might be reproduced today."
300th Episode Airs Sunday!
"Let us all bask
in television's warm glowing warming glow."
--Homer Simpson
Make your own freeway sign!
(go your own way)
Afghanistan omitted from US aid budget
aw...not even a little faith-based doo-hickey?
Cannot find Weapons of Mass Destruction
"The weapons you are looking for
are currently unavailable.
The country might be experiencing
technical difficulties,
or you may need to adjust
your weapons inspectors mandate."

Friday, February 14, 2003

Genomic Art > Gallery
Visualists and Artists
Interpreting the Human Genome

Thursday, February 13, 2003

What does a very large-scale conversation look like?
"At no other point in history
have we had a medium that supports
many-to-many communications
between hundreds or thousands of people.
VLSC takes place across international borders,
often on a daily or hourly basis."
"openDemocracy maps the democratic insurrection
of a million minds and hearts.
(..for whom silence would be a greater crime.)"

Pictures of Baghdad
"...See some of the people
our government is going to kill
and goggle at the pretty mosques
we'll destroy!"
[Necessary precondition]

Amazingly expressive
Iraqi calligrapher
Hassan Massoudy
Icelandic and Faroese Photographs
of Frederick W. W. Howell
(circa 1900)
via Cornell Archives

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Poets Against the War
I'm almost finished...I think.
What rhymes with 'depleted uranium'?
The Real Reason for the War in Iraq
"A Macroeconomic and Geostrategic Analysis
of the Unspoken Truth - Part One"

Monday, February 10, 2003

"February 15 will likely be the single largest day
of protest in world history"
Look away...look away...
look away, Dixieland
Poetry and protest
"Laura Bush never deprived us
of the opportunity to sing for milk and brownies
on her turf and bow to the hem of power.
We chose not to.
Our dearest hope was that the Bushes
would cancel the event
for the simple reason
they are in violation of the spirit of our poetry;
in a word, they don't deserve American poetry."

Sunday, February 09, 2003

Saturday, February 08, 2003

Friday, February 07, 2003

Tuesday, February 04, 2003

BigChampagne - Online Media Measurement
"What Nielsen is to TV ratings,
BigChampagne is to the increasingly
important measurement of what people
are downloading on the Internet."

Sunday, February 02, 2003

A Martian View of The Media's Pro-War Propaganda Bubble
"Most people can see that
are "losing patience" with Iraq
because it is failing to cooperate
in supplying an excuse to attack."

Saturday, February 01, 2003