Monday, March 31, 2003

awww...OSX only
just some posters
enough with the commentary for now

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Saturday, March 29, 2003

the decimal clock
"our days are too short... "
Experimental Jetset Vibraphone
try different combinations for Harmonic Relaxation.

War Impact on Americans Traveling Abroad
"Just Act Canadian!"
(please add "in a canoe"
to the Canadian joke)
“You can prepare all you want to be embedded at Fox News,
but until you’re in the thick of it, you have no idea
how scary a place Fox News can be.”
Students for an Orwellian Society
Ingsoc Condition Alert System
Current Condition:
Far East Trading Company
"You just started a shipping company
in the far east during the 19th century.
With one ship and a loan for $500
you must build an empire."

Friday, March 28, 2003
"...chronicles the solo, one year, round-the-world journey
of Mike Pugh, an optimist from Chicago, USA.
Mike has been on the road for 178 days.
He's currently in New Delhi, India."

online etch-a-sketch
(turn the monitor upside down and shake to clear)

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Unofficial Official Simulator
"...answers any question posed to Dick Cheney,
Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Perle,
Condoleeza Rice, & Paul Wolfowitz."
(as if you hadn't heard enough)
How to Take Back America
Thom Hartmann
Blackboard gallery
pay attention!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

"...this Divine Fire, a force of immense power
that emanated from the Ark of the Covenant. a feminine component of the deity in biblical times.
This feminine Glory of God is called
“shakina” (Shock-in-ah). "

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Monday, March 24, 2003

Zack de la Rocha and DJ Shadow:
a new song, "March of Death"
Adopt a Pagan Soldier Program
"If you know of a Pagan service member
that is living over-seas, or currently deployed..."

(um...okay...all I got is "Beelzebub Bailey!!")
Thank you for your fame!
"As America makes its way through perilous times,
it's easy to forget the unsung heroes:
our celebrities."


(give this piece a chance)

Saturday, March 22, 2003

Budapest nature-art extravaganza
pretend you can click in Hungarian!
" a 3D model world
inhabited by artificial lifeforms
created by WWW users."
all psyops...all the time!
Painstaking histories of fictional universes
(Now linked to 251 timelines!)

Looking for news about ANYTHING else?
How about this:
Rabid monkey with only half its face
terrorizes villagers
"each of these artworks depicts a place.
Some of the images take familiar forms,
like maps or landscape paintings.
Others represent places in unexpected ways.
Each of these images
provides a view of the world
shaped by the artist who created it."
The Sounds of Art
"...provides users with recordings
made in the presence
of various works of visual art.
Described on the page itself as
'Part social experiment, part sound exploration,
and part guaranteed conceptual failure,' "
Writing in French Cafés
"Cafés make the writer into a performer."

Friday, March 21, 2003

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Traditional Ecological Knowledge Prior Art Database
"Multinational pharma companies are patenting
the traditional medicine of indigineous people.
Now activists have created a prior-art website
to foil these acts of 'bio-piracy'."

SERVAS International!
" international network of hosts and travelers
building peace by providing opportunities
for personal contact between people
of diverse cultures and backgrounds."

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

The Second Coming
W. B. Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem Baghdad to be born?

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

The Idiot Prince Will Have His War
FTW asked retired U.S. Army Special Forces
Master Sergeant Stan Goff
to re-examine what we can expect on the battlefield
when the United States begins its invasion.

Sunday, March 16, 2003

Saturday, March 15, 2003

Global Candlelight Vigil for Peace
Sunday, March 16 -- 7:00 PM
Let's Toss for It: a look at sortition

"But anyone who deliberately tries
to get himself elected to a public office [in Utopia]
is permanently disqualified from holding one."

Thomas More
Internet Book List
Spread the Word!

Friday, March 14, 2003

Statesmen will invent cheap lies,
putting blame upon the nation that is attacked,
and every man will be glad
of those conscience-soothing falsities,
and will diligently study them,
and refuse to examine any refutations of them;
and thus he will by and by convince himself
that war is just, and will thank God
for the better sleep he enjoys
after this process of grotesque self-deception.

-- Mark Twain via booknotes
3d pong
I won...once
"..."walk-ins" are beings
who have attained sufficient awareness
of life so they can forego
the process of birth and childhood,
incarnating directly into adult bodies."
Did Bush Know?
"...innocent American civilians paid with their lives
because high-level elements of the Bush administration
engineered blocks on U.S. intelligence agencies
in order to fulfil and protect another agenda.
Unless a full-blown independent inquiry
into this process is mounted soon,
there is little doubt
that more innocent Americans
will pay with their lives again."
Network for Good
"...using the Web to help people get more involved
in their communities
- from volunteering and donating money,
to speaking out on issues you care about."

Thursday, March 13, 2003

A to Z of Wartime Newspeak
"Words can be decoys as weapons or their extensions
and are often used as such.
Many are the lethal offspring of an alphabet of anguish,
a lexicon of slanted war speak.
Orwell would have been right at home,
but for the rest of us,
it is often uncomfortable finding these terms
bubbling up almost involuntarily from within.
"News language" has a way of fusing
with our own language in the same way
that babies absorb the lingo,
accents and phrasing of their parents.
What we hear again and again in the media
embeds itself in the inner voice.
We recycle what is repeated.
Pavlov understood this more than Orwell,
but never mind."

Three Unidentified Children
in the midst of wartime
Schadenfreude totally rocks!!
"...a real-time strategy game that is truly for the birds.

Feather your nest.
Regurgitate resources for your hatchlings.
Preen your troops.
Lead your army of penguins to glory!

Advanced flocking engine
Customizeable plumage
Authentic birdcalls
Multibranched tech tree for nesting improvements"
Blogging goes mainstream
"..."content Darwinism," a process that will push
the most compelling news
and views to the blogging forefront."
Bush Orders Iraq To Disarm Before Start Of War

(the onion)

Maintaining his hardline stance against Saddam Hussein,
President Bush ordered Iraq to fully dismantle its military
before the U.S. begins its invasion next week.
"U.S. intelligence confirms that, even as we speak,
Saddam is preparing tanks and guns
and other weapons of deadly force for use
in our upcoming war against him," Bush said Sunday
during his weekly radio address.
"This madman has every intention of firing back at our troops
when we attack his country." Bush warned the Iraqi dictator
to "lay down [his] weapons and enter battle unarmed,
or suffer the consequences."
"The Dismal Sanctuary of Asya Schween"

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Cheney is Still Paid by Pentagon Contractor
"gets up to $1m from firm with Iraq oil deal"

and then...there's this
interdisciplines : The Future of Web Publishing
"Back to the Oral Tradition
Through Skywriting
at the Speed of Thought"
The universals of human nature
"a list of complex interactions
between a universal human nature
and the conditions of living in a human body
on this planet."
holy roller
The Galaxy Catalog
a collection of digital images
of 113 nearby galaxies
Really Bad Country Song Titles
"When You Wrapped My Lunch in a Road Map,
I Knew You Meant Good-Bye"

"They May Put Me In Prison,
But They Can't Stop My Face From Breakin' Out"

"I'm So Miserable Without You,
it's Almost like Having you Here"

"If The Jukebox Took Teardrops"

"I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail"


"The present opportunity has been taken
to re-set in new type the letterpress,
and to re-engrave (from the originals)
the whole of the drawings.
The publisher trusts that Three Men in a Boat,
appealing as it does so much to human nature
both in its pathos and its humour,
will still continue its pleasant voyage,
and find new friends in every home
in the land which gave it birth."

BRISTOL, March, 1909.

Monday, March 10, 2003

fUSION Anomaly.
"Remember: You are what you cache..."

Sunday, March 09, 2003

Gashleycrumb Tinies!
(not for before bedtime!)
We love Sarah Silverman!
(always have!)
The book of life
"At its best the journal is the most truthful
and democratic form of literature.
Written without hindsight or knowledge,
it catches the haphazard unfolding of life itself "

Friday, March 07, 2003

It's not the End of the World...
it's The World of Ends
Arrest Me
"Bush is out of control."

Thursday, March 06, 2003

From an undisclosed San Francisco
not for the faint of you-know-what!

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Tried Yellowtail yet?

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

dirty wallpaper
"art and filth on the walls
of seedy european streets"
What About the Iraqi Children?
a speech given by 13-year-old Charlotte Aldebron
at a peace rally in Maine
Why I'm the Coolest Stud at MIT
(i think that's for you)
Ten Second Films™
I went out for jujubes...what happened?

Monday, March 03, 2003

get your sad on | page twenty
because he liked Voltron just the way he is!

Sunday, March 02, 2003

"It is often forgotten that (dictionaries) are artificial
repositories, put together well after the languages they
define. The roots of language are irrational and of a
magical nature."
-Jorge Luis Borges

Saturday, March 01, 2003

Petabyte Disk Drives in Seven Years
What Does That Mean for You?

"we face a curious Malthusian catastrophe
of the information economy:
the products of human creativity
grow only arithmetically,
whereas the capacity to store and distribute them
increases geometrically.
The human imagination can't keep up."
Sleeping With The Devil
"I attempt to examine and justify my insomnia."
"Horses are sculpture,
they embody all the facets of art
that interest me.
They are beautiful,
but a little bit frightening at the same time"

"on the post-9/11 struggle to teach creative writing
while awaiting the further annihilation of Iraq"