Monday, August 20, 2007

Third flood this summer.

Through the magic of capillary action, the hanging sheet soaks my bed.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Where oh where is Jules Joseph Lefebvre on cream, sugar and the truth?

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Lectures and Conversations

With Wittgenstein we take our aesthetics without science. And our coffee without aesthetics.

Nietzsche on Nihilism

And Robert Solomon on Nietzsche just says between science and the aesthetic, "in the context of a cup of coffee, the aesthetic (perspective) is preferable."

Friday, August 17, 2007

Paper Planes

M.I.A. - Paper Planes

I don't know what this has to do with third world democracy.

Friday, August 10, 2007

July in early August

All-encompassing writer, director and performance artist Miranda July appears in documentary film maker Mike Mills latest project, 5 videos for lauded NY three-piece Blonde Redhead. Here is the song "Top Ranking" with July and 145 poses held for one second each.

Thursday, August 09, 2007


A new CAPCHTA (for Completely Automated Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart)program from Carnegie Mellon University is stopping comment spam and protecting passwords with a twist. reCAPTCHA takes text from scanned books and uses your human eye to convert it to editable text. With 60 million people using a CAPTCHA a day, books can be digitized far quicker and at a tenth of the cost.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

We taught Paul Simon how to steal from Africa, now we teach you how to steal from the radio.

"off the radio I get a constant flow
hit it, pause it, record it and play
turn it, rewind, and rub it away"
The B-side to cassette single "c30 c60 c90 go" was blank, in an unsubtle nudge to Bow Wow Wow's own label. EMI went ahead and pulled the tape from stores.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

This computer isn't a girl -- this computer is a lady.

From Prof. Niemyer's Foundations of American cyber-culture class at UC Berkeley.
Wed. 9/13/2006 -- The Turing Test: Persona Non Grata 2

So right back at you Turing: why do we care which terminal is a computer and which terminal is a human? So that we know who is in control? Organic-generated content is inherently more valuable than artificially created content?

Alan Turing was incidentally a homosexual and underwent hormone therapy by mandate of a Manchester UK judge. He committed suicide two years later

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Reverse Turing test

Hey human, pass this really easy eye exam.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

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this saturday at the hosiery
443 i st. nw
3 blocks from the gallery place metro

Monday, July 23, 2007



From J. Huckenpahler:

Friday, April 27, 2007

Shrapnel Photos

April 26, 2007
a live installation for Supple
@ Warehouse Gallery

NSFW, graphic.