new-aesthetic:

“Most people on Zazzle are actual people, making products, one at a time, for themselves, as gifts or to make a modest buck. Trolling through Zazzler forums, one reads again and again the hard-learned lesson of techno-capitalism that a hundred terrible shirts invariably will make more money than ten good ones. Here arises a mutant breed of Zazzler—representing a tiny minority of its members but a disproportionately large number of products—marrying the production line and the bottom line with the command line and developing programs that to varying degrees automate their design process, producing tens of thousands of products with little or no human oversight or labor.”

Spam-erican Apparel « DIS Magazine « Amazing, go read.


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February 29, 2012

emergentdigitalpractices:

(via KAROLINA SOBECKA) visiting the University of Denver this week.

Sniff is now installed in our C-cubed Studios. Karolina is giving us a behind the scenes glimpse at how the work behaves.


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February 27, 2012

(via KAROLINA SOBECKA) visiting the University of Denver this week.


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February 27, 2012

Colombia rebels say freeing all ‘prisoners of war’

nbclatino:

A man lights a candle among others forming the word ‘Peace’, on January 26, 2012 in Cali, Colombia, during a tribute to the FARC hostages who died in captivity. (Photo /Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images)

by the Associated Press

   BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s main rebel group says it will free the last of the government captives it has held for years. It also says it will abandon the practice of kidnapping.

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February 27, 2012

marathonpacks:

markrichardson:

(…) It’s upsetting to watch, but this is one of the great “Fuck You” moments in popular music history. Instead of just leaving the stage, she rubs the audience’s face in what she had done. Her bravery is astonishing. 

What crime briefly made her the most hated woman in America? She had the audacity to protest the way the Catholic Church, all the way up to the top, had overlooked and covered up the sexual abuse of children. Years later, we’d all learn just how right she was. But at this moment, almost no one was on her side. Imagine how lonely she must have felt up there. A singer at a tribute to Bob Fucking Dylan is booed off the stage for an act of protest against the rich and powerful’s role in the exploitation of the weak and invisible. It was a different time. We were just about to come out of 12 years of Reagan and Bush I.

So true. I’m forever on Team Sinead for this and the SNL performance. I recently torrented the original SNL episode, and it’s absolutely stunning how silent the crowd was after she tore up the Pope’s photo. Not a gasp, not a boo, not a cheer, nothing. Just stunned silence. I think Tom Shales’ book mentions that Lorne Michaels ordered the episode’s director not to turn on the “Applause” sign when she did what she did. Apparently she tore up a different photo in the run-through? Can’t quite remember.

A couple other reactions bear mention: Tim Robbins, that evening’s host, didnt’ even acknowledge her in the good-nights. Didn’t even look at her or mention her name, and she’s standing right next to him. Tim Robbins! Then it got worse the next week, with Joe Pesci. His “hey I taped the photo back together” stunt was fine, but then he said, “if it was my show, I’d have gave her such a smack!”, at which point the audience applauded. Seriously. A round of applause for a man threatening physical violence against a woman who had made a gesture trying to draw attention to child abuse in the Catholic church. Crazy.

Again: Team Sinead forever. When she walks away from the mic after the above performance, she seemed absolutely fine—no doubt still on a high—until Kris Kristofferson grabs her in his unnecessarily paternalistic way (I think he said “don’t let the bastards get to you” or something?), at which point she seems to break down. Which makes sense.

Also: what a voice.


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February 27, 2012

At this time, many young Iranians all over this world are watching us, and I imagine them to be very happy. They are happy not just because of an important award, or a film or a filmmaker, but because at the time, in talk of war, intimidation and aggressions exchanged between politicians, the name of their country, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture — a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics. I proudly offer this award to the people of my country. A people who respect all cultures and civilizations, and despise hostility and resentment.

Iranian film director ASGHAR FARHADI, on accepting his Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, A Separation (via inothernews)

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February 27, 2012

@stoweboyd: To think outside of the box, you first need a box http://t.co/N4uNLEKm How metaphor and embodied cognition impact innovative thinking.

February 26, 2012 at 04:25AM via http://bit.ly/w0Gu3f (via stoweboyd)

I have been curious about the interaction – if any – between Lakoff, Bordiue [sic], and de Certeau [sic?].


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February 26, 2012

todaysdocument:

On February 26, 1939, in a dramatic act of conscience, Eleanor Roosevelt resigned from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) when it barred the world-renowned singer Marian Anderson, an African American, from performing at its Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.

Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Mrs. Henry Roberts, 02/26/1939


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February 26, 2012

AOL’s Tim Armstrong Knows How to Play Nice With Others – Andrew Goldman via NYTimes.com

AOL’s Tim Armstrong Knows How to Play Nice With Others – Andrew Goldman via NYTimes.com


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February 26, 2012

alittlespace:

Abandon(ed) Ship.

(w. 10th and Bleecker, NYC)


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February 26, 2012