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Herzog on the Lock Ness Monster
Proof the Loch Ness Monster Exists? Video
Posted by christopher
Posted on May 31st, 2007
Posted in ORANGE
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Google steets

Whoa:

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=40.772287,-73.982363&spn=0.04862,0.114326&z=14&om=0&layer=c&cbll=40.761946,-73.975571&cbp=1,288.981028938907,0.5,0

Posted by christopher
Posted on May 31st, 2007
Posted in PURPLE
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OLIVER LARIC, EVERY IMAGE ON SCIENTOLOGY.ORG

Posted by cabbie
Posted on May 31st, 2007
Posted in YELLOW
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Roland Kayn

Posted by tom
Posted on May 30th, 2007
Posted in BLACK
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120 Years of Electronic Instruments

Posted by tom
Posted on May 30th, 2007
Posted in GREEN
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Posted by cabbie
Posted on May 29th, 2007
Posted in TEAL
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Arts Channel

This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while:

I want to create a setup that will stream the Arts channel (that endless and incredibly awesome free channel that you can find through basic cable) over the internet.  I’m going to write a proposal offering my services for free in exchange for the set up costs, but I need to learn a bit more what’s required technology-wise. 

Does anyone have any information about how to go about doing this?  Has done it before?  Wants to be involved?  Please email me at   c h r i s [at] iiiiiiiiii.net (no spaces between the name). 

Posted by christopher
Posted on May 29th, 2007
Posted in GREY
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New Sounds

World Trance Music

Show #2424

Monday, May 28, 2007

It’s an hour of world dance music and ecstatic trance on this edition of New Sounds. Hear folktronic sacred DJ music from the Algerian native Cheb I Sabbah, off of his most recent release, “La Kahena.” This master mixer brings together Indian, Arabian and African musical traditions in an intoxicating frenzy of irrestible beats with

contributions on the CD from Bill Laswell, Karsh Kale, and many Moroccan musicians. There’s also music by Mercan Dede, who combines modern settings with Sufi-inspired material to set up an hypnotic otherworldly space. From his latest, “Su,” listen to a piece called “Ab-I Verd” (which means rose water), and is dedicated to the famous Turkish singer Kani Karaca. Also, there’s music from Bachir Attar, the leader of the Master Musicians of Jajouka, an ancient family originating from the Moroccan village of Jajouka, whose ritual trance-inducing melodies can help achieve transcendence in music. Plus, hear exerpts from the ecstatic project by Shahram Shiva, “Lovedrunk,” – it’s the poetry of Rumi, set to music for whirling.

Listen to the whole show (real player).

Posted by christopher
Posted on May 28th, 2007
Posted in LIGHT PINK
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here

I started a new project a couple of days ago, involving the site ubu.com…..here is a good mp3 I found.
                                                                                                                                                             

Posted by cabbie
Posted on May 28th, 2007
Posted in WHITE
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breaking news

NAVY BLUE IS NOW BLACK
NAVY BLUE IS NOW BLACK
NAVY BLUE IS NOW BLACK
NAVY BLUE IS NOW BLACK
NAVY BLUE IS NOW BLACK

Posted by cabbie
Posted on May 27th, 2007
Posted in BLACK
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More hot-topic dandies

Christopher Hitchens’s new book:  Familiar topic, yet hearing him speak is always entertaining.  I feel sorry for the dude debating with him…

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/ros/open_source_070521.mp3

Posted by christopher
Posted on May 25th, 2007
Posted in ORANGE
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the ascension

Posted by cabbie
Posted on May 25th, 2007
Posted in BLUE
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puppies

Posted by nate
Posted on May 25th, 2007
Posted in WHITE
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Internet is finally back up… Whew.

Yesterday I received all of the N+1 back-issues and, to my surprise, they threw in the first edition of their "research pamphlet" for free.  It’s a transcription of a P.S. 1 symposium that was held in April of last year entitled A Practical Avant-Garde.  Towards the end Mark Greif makes a point about community television that immediately reminded me of Ben’s thoughts and projects that he was working on a few years ago, among other things.  I’ll type it out because I love typing, and I’m good at it:

GREIF:  Do people in the audience want to follow up with questions about design, or do I get to talk about community access television?

PETROVICH:  Do it.

GREIF:  Community access television!  I, too, find that when I talk enough about painting and literature, it does make me want to stop talking about them, and start talking about television and food.  Those two have much more to do with my life than anything (well, except for literature).  I did have the experience recently of going to see the reinstalled Museum of Modern Art.  I don’t live in New York.  It was very exciting for me, and, of course, there is much more video art than there was before, and it’s now at the center of the collection.  I saw all the video art at the new MoMA, and then I went home and –you see, the really great thing about New York is that, at night, you can watch community access cable television.  There are at least four stations.  And something became clear. 

    I often feel that video art is one of the great artistic disappointments of the second half of the 20th century, because, in fact, you would think it would be the best of all artistic media and all genres.  It is often argued that people today are becoming less and less literate, which seems largely true, but they are certainly becoming more televisually literate.  And so you would imagine that the great bulk of people in the first world, having been deprived of words, would be so saturated with images –and moreover, with a consciousness that can accept such an extraordinary quantity of images and reproduce them — that these people would produce extraordinary works on video, just by sheer putting together of images. 

    There is a kind of history of what happened to video art that explains why you don’t see that kind of genius, namely that, for museum presentation, people who were already artists in other media, but would then film their own hands, heads, bodies, in their studios, on video, wound up in the museum.  But many of the people who worked more in the critique of television, simply by, for example, intercutting television events, often wound up in other places like community access cable.  So now if you turn on community access cable late at night, you can see that there’s a show called Concrete TV.  I try to find it whenever I’m in town –if I can find it (it’s on at 2 AM).  The title comes from musique concrete, I guess.  It’s just thousands upon thousands of edited television shows that this video editor keeps at home, in which you see not one car crash, not two car crashes, but five or twenty car crashes all in a row, and, moreover, car crashes which often occupy the same visual space within the frame of the television.  You learn from this not so much about art, but about television, and you really learn something deep.  Whenever I watch it, even though the thing is meant for thrills –you’re watching people kicking each other in the face, cars crashing — in fact I find I’m possessed by a deep calm.  It’s the same calm that, on a smaller scale, is the calm of watching television generally, because of its endless repetition.  This is the fundamental structure of television:  repetition.  I think Concrete TV is better than just about anything in the MoMA video art display, a work of genius.  And I think it’s very often going to be the case that, in this sense, the most avant-garde work, the most revealing work, is going to be found –insofar as our lives are dominated by design —in design, although maybe only on the fringes of it, and –insofar as our lives are dominated by television — on television, though, again, on the fringes.

Posted by christopher
Posted on May 25th, 2007
Posted in LIGHT PINK
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ps



from jamie: pictures of pagan swords


Posted by cabbie
Posted on May 25th, 2007
Posted in TEAL
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a little ethnic moose

Posted by cabbie
Posted on May 24th, 2007
Posted in GREY
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a little ethnic song

Posted by ben
Posted on May 24th, 2007
Posted in GREEN
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perfect face

Posted by nate
Posted on May 23rd, 2007
Posted in LIGHT PINK
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moose fancy, ode to pappy

Posted by ben
Posted on May 23rd, 2007
Posted in GREY
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moose time!

moose time!

Posted by nate
Posted on May 22nd, 2007
Posted in GREEN
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