Saturday, January 30, 2010

Not massively enthused by this racist and classist "exoticisation" of Brazil's "otherness" (poverty, urban squalor, ugly / animal people, cockroaches, crude sexuality) and the contrast being made with white, male, middle-class, hi-tech, artist qua space-explorers.


And the music is dull-as-ditchwater too. Go listen to where the real innovation is happening in Brasilian music.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Talented Friend Watch #17 : Scribe's book A World of Corners is available to buy or download free.

Beautiful images.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

So does the "device swarm" (or "splinternet" as Josh Bernoff calls it) spell the end of the web's golden age? (And help Apple to trounce Google into the bargain.)
As Apple prepares (allegedly) to reinvent the book publishing industry, pay attention to Lawrence Lessig on the micro-chunking of copyright.

Friday, January 08, 2010

January 1st, Gisel and I passed through Zurich, calling in at the legendary Cabaret Voltaire, where we found them celebrating the passing-out-of-copyright of, amongst others, Ravel. And we got invited to join in a rousing chorus of Dada Bolero.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Snow covered trees in Austria

Railway siding, somewhere on the Swiss / Austrian border.