Hallelujah because T & M are safe & well again.
Tuesday 31 July, 02007
Saturday 28 July, 02007
So last night I was jaded having had one too many Gamay Noirs after work (it was a good day at work, I finally made a cover for a book I’ve been stalling on for eversolong, we had a class trip to Satay Kampong (recommended) and then to PARAMOVNT for Helvetica. Great film, could have been edited down a bit, was a fun way into thinking about modernism and reactions to it. Made me think about how the big temptation for design is to be about what it is always about: surfaces, surfaces, beautiful lies – but what we are all hanging out for is the truth. Helvetica caught a wave because it pretends to be neutral, an empty vessel, timeless, no history, no attachments; and we all want to forget our pasts.), so though I’d said I’d go to town with Kathy & co., I was very much not in the mood for that. But in this shifty-sand world every kept promise is a good brick, so we went out, found the French man at Hope Bros and it was all go, we were up for it clubbers, I bumped into old friends and we made some new ones, and it was all very good.
Best graph ever, from the Pew Global Attitudes Survey [2.5MB PDF, via D the Great]. It appears the Latinos are doing something right:
Friday 27 July, 02007
Thursday 26 July, 02007
Kathy complains I don’t write here anymore, just post links. That’s fair, that’s fair. But what links! · I like hanging out with open people, it’s demanding, it makes me lift my game, feel awake, up and at them. · More cars were sold in 2006 than in any previous year. · On Friday I skied by myself a lot, sometimes in whiteout, waiting for other skiers and boarders to pass, letting them map for me by their movements the bumps and dips. · That’s all I’ve got.
Monday 23 July, 02007
Thursday 19 July, 02007
Wednesday 18 July, 02007
Blah blah blah is on tonight, 8pm at Ramsey House
Monday 16 July, 02007
Saturday 14 July, 02007
In “The Other Enlightenment Project”, Stephen Batchelor says:
Today the force of the term ‘agnosticism’ has been lost. It has come to legitimate an avoidance of the existential questions posed by birth and death. Just as the modern agnostic tradition has tended to lose its confidence and lapse into scepticism, so has Buddhism tended to lose its critical edge and lapse into religiosity. What each has lost, however, the other may be able to help restore. In its encounter with secular culture, the Dharma may recover its agnostic imperative, while agnosticism may be helped to recover its soul.
This is Walsh & Keesmaat’s remix of Colossians 1:15-20:
In an image-saturated world
a world of ubiquitous corporate logos
permeating your consciousness
a world of dehydrated and captive imaginations
in which we are too numbed, satiated and co-opted
to be able to dream of life otherwise
a world in which the empire of global economic affluence
has achieved the monopoly of our imaginations
in this world
Christ is the image of the invisible God (more…)
Friday 13 July, 02007
Thursday 12 July, 02007
Wednesday 11 July, 02007
Wes Jackson of The Land Institute says
Technological fundamentalism is a far greater threat to our species than religious fundamentalism of any stripe.
Monday 09 July, 02007
Saturday 07 July, 02007
I think shoes and clothes are important to skaters. I think freedom probably is even more so. It’s hard (impossible?) to find e.g. skate shoes not made in China, Korea, Thailand or Vietnam, and no way of knowing what the conditions are like for the people who make them, and good reasons to believe they are having a pretty shitty time. This is the same for all our clothes, but I have this feeling that because skating is about freedom and independence and not being controlled they might be able to be mobilised on fair trade issues. What do you think?