I’ll try to post more audio leading up to our Oct 10 performance. Think we’re gonna perform behind a wall with peep holes and a couple screens cycling through relevant animated GIFs. Don’t worry — still planning to wear something fabulous (am mulling over this sexy-as-hell long-legged strapless bodybriefer).
“In the case of Al Jazeera, news isn’t so much biased as honestly representative of a middle-of-the-road developing-world viewpoint. Where you stand depends upon where you sit. And if you sit in Doha or Mumbai or Nairobi, the world is going to look starkly different than if you sat in Washington or London, or St. Louis for that matter.”—Why I Love Al Jazeera - The Atlantic (October 2009)
“On July 5th, a twenty-two-year-old C.L.T. member named Britnee Brown, who has been with the company for a little more than a year, took a call that was a record five hours, twenty-five minutes, and thirty-one seconds long, from a woman on the East Coast interested in Masai Barefoot Technology shoes, which purport to mimic supposedly salubrious barefoot-on-the-beach walking with curved rubber platforms. “We started talking about her sister,” Brown said.”—Zappos, the online shoe shopping utopia : The New Yorker
“Printed in technicolour brights, sharp monochromatics and mixed with crystals – each one hand-applied – the effect was otherworldly, resembling the kaleidoscope of colour one sees in tropical fish or coral, whilst snorkelling, or else resembling inter-galactic images captured by the Hubble Telescope in the farthest reaches of space. Other patterns were a sci-fi version of big cat stripes or spots. Designs were named “sea tiger” or “barracuda”.”—London Fashion Week: Mary Katrantzou - Telegraph
“Basically that’s what we’ve done. we’ve ignored the need to maintain and evolve consciousness on a par with technology. We assumed it took care of itself. Or even worse we’ve assumed that the human body as it is right now is the final version of our evolved self. That it’s somehow sacred. It’s not. It’s a work in progress just like everything else. the brain is still evolving, and getting larger. And now that people are semi-cyborgs with new technologies like ipods and cell phones their brains are going to change again.”—Genesis P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle in an interview with Only Magazine. I’d also recommend this video of an interview with Ian Svenonius for Soft Focus. There’s a great part in the fourth segment about the overuse of music in public spaces and how it creates “dubiousness” around recorded music and reasserts live music as being more authentic. (via tessagoldsmith)