Posted 5 days ago

whatthezeitgeistwants:

Easter eggs of the Zeitgeist 2014

Posted 1 week ago

voxsart:

Palm Beach Pennies 1958.

John F. Kennedy, Gore Vidal, and Tennessee Williams shooting clays.

Posted 1 week ago
brucesterling:

*Also, I was 60 years old yesterday during the lunar eclipse, but who’s counting

brucesterling:

*Also, I was 60 years old yesterday during the lunar eclipse, but who’s counting

Posted 1 week ago

whatthezeitgeistwants:

Screen shot from “Vanishing Surveillance: Securityscapes and Ambient Government"—excellent short lecture by Professor David Murakami Wood, Canada Research Chair in Surveillance Studies (how’s that for a job title) of Queen’s University.  

In the talk Murakami Wood covers millennia of security measures built on landscape manipulations and other naturalistic techniques to lead into a theory of immanent “ambient government"—sensorial presences of the State so ubiquitously and subtly embedded into the environment that they are almost indistinguishable from nature.  

Strong stuff via CTheory from the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture at the University of Victoria, thanks to Arthur and Marilouise Kroker.

Video here.

Posted 1 week ago
Posted 2 weeks ago

mhysafire:

kayleyhyde:

We all know that feeling, vending machine

Aw

Posted 2 weeks ago

"Run"

Posted 2 weeks ago

whatthezeitgeistwants:

"Sometimes I crank up some music and just let it go," says W., explaining the daily painting regimen he now enjoys in his Dallas retirement.  This video that accompanies his new exhibit of presidential portraits of leaders of other nation-states takes our own nation-state to a new apex of self-parody, to say nothing of our beautiful, insane all-American capacity to wrap the horrors of our past in a cocoon of post-Protestant banality (and in this case, geopolitics practiced in the style of a fraternity pledge captain).

You really have to see it to believe it.  (Consider Abu Ghraib photos as semiotic aperitif.)

"I fully understand that the signature is worth more than the painting." 

Posted 2 weeks ago
HOW DID I GET HERE?

(Source: ceinwen92)

Posted 3 weeks ago

toysrevil:

"Unconventional Heroes: AKIRA Vespa" (pic via @luckydog505)