The Boston-based performance group Institute for Infinitely Small Things has published a book called The New American Dictionary.
The dictionary highlights the terminology of fear, security and war that has permeated American English post 9-11. It includes 68 new terms i.e. Preparedness and Freedom Fries as well as terms that have recently been redefined i.e. Torture.
The dictionary also has an interactive dimension. 58 terms are left undefined for the reader to pencil in their own definition. Furthermore, readers are invited to submit their additions to the institute for a possible inclusion in the 2nd edition.
The New American Dictionary is available at several online stores.
a huge balloon, tied to a carâ��s vent-pipe, depicting the amount of exhaust emissions a car releases a day.
the "bursting earth" project is similar, but more dynamic. activists attach world globe balloons on exhaust pipes of cars in Berlin. the exhaust gas inflates the ballons. after the message becomes readable, there is a big "bang".
Aram Bartholl is a german artist renowned for making physical abstractions of the digital world, particularly game-worlds.
One of Aram's not-to-be-missed performances is inspired by the popular computer game World of Warcraft (WoW).
In WoW, the nickname of the player's avatar is constantly hovering above the head of the player so that the identity is visible for everyone else in the game.
Aram took this little feature out of cyberspace to see how it would look if people's names would float above their heads in the physical world too.
WoW has been performed at different locations around the world. Luckily, it is well-documented!
Aesthetics and Politics
REALIZING THE IMPOSSIBLE: ART AGAINST AUTHORITY by Josh MacPhee, Erik Reuland, editors :: There has always been a close relationship between aesthetics and politics in anti-authoritarian social movements. And those movements have in turn influenced many of the last century's most important art movements, including cubism, Dada, post-impressionism, abstract expressionism, surrealism, Fluxus, Situationism, and punk. Today, the movement against corporate globalization, with its creative acts of resistance, has brought anti-authoritarian politics into the forefront. This sprawling, inclusive collection explores this vibrant history, with topics ranging from turn-of-the-century French cartoonists to modern Indonesian printmaking, from people rolling giant balls of trash down Chicago streets to massive squatted urban villages and renegade playgrounds in Denmark, from stencil artists of Argentina to radical video collectives of the US and Mexico. Lots of illustrations, all b&w.;
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Pall Thayer wrote:
> Oooo... appearantly he was known as Dennis "Danger" Madalone back in
> stunt days. And gifted? Well, you be the judge. Here's part of his
> astounding track record:
> 126 ft. Motorcycle Jump from Ramp to Ocean
> 28ft. 7in. Air Ram to Concrete Floor
> I don't know, sounds a bit like the old, "Yeah, I got him real good!
> smacked him right in the fist with my jaw bone!"
> Maybe he and William Shatner could double up on an album (and for
> who hasn't heard William Shatner's 1968 album, "The Transformed Man",
> do! And make sure you read the liner notes too.)
> Marisa S. Olson wrote:
> > woah! this guy is awesome! i LUV the rainbows in the
> > video, and the emotional way he sings "americuh-huh."
> > but did you read his bio, here:
> > http://www.americawestandasone.com/home.html
> > he's on star trek trading cards!!! and he's been on
> > arsenio!!! this guy is my idol. and, also, he seems to
> > be a real animal lover, which i respect. :) thanks
> > for the fwd!
> > meanwhile, people looking to bone up on their
> > patriochristian videos should also *definitely* check
> > out the amazing "Baby Got Book," which takes one of
> > the most important hip hop songs ever (?!) and gives
> > it a king james, "whiteboydj" spin...
> > http://www.whiteboydj.com/babygotbook/index.html
> > it sometimes loads poorly, so the fall back is here:
> > http://www.compfused.com/directlink/615/
> > enjoy!
> > marisa
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maybe if we could all just make pictures that made marines feel "peaceful" - that might start a mass revolt - Marines Against the War (and for pretty pictures).
perhaps the author has as much freedom as he can handle - as it was put, but maybe that's because he is not doing anything that tests power.
andy barnett wrote:
> A few months ago I spotted a group of men standing in front of a my
> stall. They were
> being "drawn into" one of the pictures. I allways leave well alone
> when customers do this- They relax and sway their heads as their eyes
> follow the lines on the paper. The group came up and bought the print
> explaining they were American Marines and had been out in Iraq -This
> image made them feel peaceful and they were going to put it up in
> their base.
> Is this a form of subversion that should be encouraged further?