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The Most Basic Form of Mind Control is Repetition

By Adam Cosco

The Most Basic form of Mind Control is Repetition on IMDB: imdb.com/title/tt1789950/

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What is the Internet, Anyway? (Today Show, 1994)

Some confusion is obvious on the set of NBC’s “Today” show, regarding the Internet and the @-sign. Reportedly footage from NBC Today between segments not originally aired…

January 1994

via Vortex Tech + Retronaut

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Signals from the DEW Line: Art & Poetry in the Global Village

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Signals from the DEW Line: Art and Poetry in the Global Village

Dates: November 8-13, 2011
Location: 2nd Floor Gallery, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
Opening Reception & Poetry Performances: Tuesday November 8, 7-10pm
Admission: Free

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“Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen”. – Marshall McLuhan

Artists, as McLuhan described them, are the Distant Early Warning system of our culture. This exhibition and public performance explores the confluences between technology, poetry, artistic practice, and the influences of McLuhan’s vision in our time.

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On November 8th, as part of the McLuhan 100 conference and DEW Line Festival, join us for an evening of art, poetry and celebration of McLuhan’s vision 100 years later. From Facebook, to the city streets and imaginary glimpses at a new landscape after global warming, artists, poets and new media projects present cultural reflections on the state of the Global Village.

Signals from the DEW Line is a curatorial collaboration by Andrea Thompson and Britt Welter-Nolan.  http://tinyurl.com/6jdxvqx

via McLuhan Galaxy

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Stanley Green

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Stanley Green 

 Stanley Owen Green (22 February 1915 – 4 December 1993), known as the Protein Man, was a human billboard who became a well-known figure in London, England, during the latter half of the 20th century.

For 25 years, Green patrolled Oxford Street in the West End, carrying a placard that advocated “Less Lust, By Less Protein: Meat Fish Bird; Egg Cheese; Peas Beans; Nuts. And Sitting,” though the wording—and punctuation—changed slightly over the years. Arguing that protein made people lustful and aggressive, his solution was “protein wisdom,” a low-protein diet for “better, kinder, happier people.” For a few pence, passers-by could purchase his 14-page pamphlet, Eight Passion Proteins with Care, which reportedly sold 87,000 copies over 20 years, its front cover observing, “This booklet would benefit more, if it were read occasionally.”

Green became one of London’s much-loved eccentrics, though his campaign to suppress desire, as one commentator put it, was not invariably popular, leading as it did to two arrests for obstruction and the need to wear green overalls to protect himself from spit. He nevertheless took great delight in his local fame

Photos via Nad + Norman Craig 

 

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Everything is a Remix

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Remixing is a folk art but the techniques are the same ones used at any level of creation: copy, transform, and combine. You could even say that everything is a remix.

An exploration of the remix techniques involved in producing films. Part Two of a four-part series.

An additional supplement to this video can be seen here:
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Creativity isn’t magic. Part three of this four-part series explores how innovations truly happen.

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Nelson and Valdez of Wreck and Salvage each produced videos inspired by Part 3. Check ’em out:
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by Kirby Ferguson

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Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine

Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine (or just Melvin the Machine) can be described as a Rube Goldberg machine with a twist. Besides doing what Rube Goldberg’s do best – performing a simple task as inefficiently as possible, often in the form of a chain reaction – Melvin has an identity. Actually, the only purpose of this machine is promoting its own identity.

Melvin takes pictures and makes video’s of his audience which he instantly uploads to his website, facebook and twitter account. Besides that he makes his own merchandise. All of this within 4 minutes of craziness which you just have to witness yourself.

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Concept & art direction: HEYHEYHEY | Designteam De Ploeg: HEYHEYHEY, Frank Winnubst, Bas van Hout, Bart Bekker, Jeroen Hezemans, Wouter Corvers, Bram de Vries, Dick Lafeber | Directed & produced by: HEYHEYHEY | Steadicam operator: Joost van Poppel | Focuspuller: Adriaan van de Polder | Boom operator: Andre Philips | Sound mixed by: Bram Meindersma | Editing by: Sander van der Aa | Music: Woody & Paul | Sponsors: MU, The Cre8ion.Lab, De Ploeg, Municipality of Eindhoven.

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The Inner Workings of a New York Photo Agency in 1978

“Moving Stills” is a short 10-minute documentary created back in 1978 to show how New York-based photo agency Contact Press Images operated. It’s a fun blast from the photographic-past — a world where images are captured on expensive rolls of film and where editors review photographs on a lightbox with a loupe.

via Photoxels | PetaPixel

Hat tip:  Don Crowley

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