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Frank Zappa interview from The Cutting Edge

Here’s all the interview segments from a long canceled TV show called “The Cutting Edge”. Interesting stuff. [via]

 

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1001 TV Sets Mark the End of Analog

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This year will mark the end of analog TV in the UK when London officially switches to digital on April 18, 2012. To commemorate this transition, renowned artist David Hall has created an installation featuring 1001 different tv sets, ranging in boxy size, age, and condition, that are each running on different analog stations, simultaneously, for this piece titled 1001 TV Sets (End Piece).

The artist, who is well known for his pioneering video art installations, has reworked his 101 TV Sets from the 70’s in this massive solo exhibition titled End Piece… that is currently on display at Ambika P3 Gallery in London. As the exhibit comes to a close on April 22, 2012, the TV sets will gradually lose their signals until they are nothing but a series of static screens emitting white noise.

David Hall

via my modern met 

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EAMES: The Architect and the Painter

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EAMES: The Architect and the Painter is a documentary film that chronicles the lives of prolific American designers, Charles and Ray Eames. 

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life — from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age — has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.

via core77 + laughing squid

image via Eames Office, LLC

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at netflix

to purchase the dvd go here:
http://firstrunfeatures.com/eamesdvd.html

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The 1972 Xerox Alto

[May 14, 1979]

In this short one-minute commercial, Xerox introduces its vision for the office of the future. Years ahead of its time, the 1972 Xerox Alto featured Ethernet networking, a full page display, a mouse, laser printing, e-mail, and a windows-based user interface. Although it’s high price limited sales, the Alto was a groundbreaking invention and the inspiration for the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

via Computer History

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The History of the Boombox

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Before iPods (or even CDs) there were boomboxes. It’s been 20 years since they disappeared from the streets, but the nostalgia they evoke is about more than stereo equipment. We’ve changed the way we listen to music — and to each other. Watch a video about the history of the boombox. Learn more about the boombox at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103363836.

Boombox Museum

via Dangerous Minds + NPR

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Werner Herzog in Studio Q

Studio Q:  The Urgency of Life

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Stanley Kubrick’s Photographs of New York

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Kubrick’s striking black and white images of 1940s New York City — which were often shot on the sly, his camera concealed in a paper bag with a hole in it — hint at the dark beauty and psychological drama of his later creative output. Now, VandM is making 25 select prints from the nearly 10,000 photos that he took as a young man available for purchase for the first time. The majority of the proceeds going to the Museum of the City of New York.

– VandM

 

via Retronaut 

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