From Blueseed website:
“Blueseed is creating the world’s most amazing startup community for entrepreneurs, on a cruise ship 12 nautical miles from the coast of San Francisco, in international waters. The location allows startup entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world to launch or grow their companies near Silicon Valley, without the need for a U.S. work visa. The ship will be converted into a coworking and co-living space, and will have high-speed Internet access and daily transportation to the mainland via ferry boat. So far, over 1300 entrepreneurs from 67 countries have expressed interest in living on Blueseed.”
"On Friday night Swiss police fired rubber bullets and teargas at an artist-activist group who took over Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata and architect Christophe Scheidegger’s politically uncomfortable ‘favela cafe’ at Art Basel, a fully working eatery in the guise of Brasil’s ad-hoc urban areas. Art Basel had allowed the group to protest for a limited time."
"…the two participants in Love Is All are turned into hazes of flesh-colored dots arranged into skeletal polygons set against a pitch-black background. They’re ghostly forms in a world more digital than physical."
Full article: ANIMAL
From Soundcloud description
“Someone once said that freedom isn’t free. It may have been Ronald Reagan, or a cowboy from a film whose title I’ve long forgotten, or maybe it was Reagan playing a cowboy in one of his numerous shitty movies. I don’t know. ANYWAY. Let’s get down to business:
NSA BANGERS is an audio landscape full of paranoia, espionage, epic snooping, unhealthy obsession, and the stress of being a contemporary type human being. Basically, NSA BANGERS is the soundtrack of Freedom! And Freedom is expensive y’all! Apparently, it like, costs your Freedom!”
Tracklist on Soundcloud page
Link to Gumtree ad
“An artist in Providence, Rhode Island was apprehended the other day by mall security as he left the secret apartment he’d built almost four years ago, in an unused utility space in the mall’s parking garage…
The man built the apartment with the help of seven other artists, and various people have lived in it over the past few years for up to three weeks at a time. The artist’s website about the project offers both an explanation of the “installation,” and a couple of long-winded apologies that sound suspiciously court-ordered”
“A new invention aims to foil paparazzi who try to photograph people who do not wish to be photographed. Wilbert Leon Smith, Jr. and Keelo Lamance Jackson of California obtained a patent last year for what they call “Inhibiting Unwanted Photography and Video Recording”. Their invention builds on a simple idea patented in 2005 by Jeremy and Joseph Caulfield from Arizona…”
Full article: The Guardian
"I have been sitting here looking out the south window (it’s sitting where the 2 is on a wall clock) staring at the moon since 6:30 a.m. and it hasn’t moved anywhere, i am still looking at it and it is 7:47 a.m. and it is still in the same spot. It’s like time is standing still. It finally moved out of my sight around 10 ‘clock. I also was talking with a friend yesterday and mentioned how i don’t feel like i am even part of this world anymore and with all the research and knowledge and things i have learned, I see people and things differently and i don’t feel like i even belong here. I am so, so ready to go home."
See also: Chronostasis
“..unremittingly alien explorations into what they call aquatic assault programming. Instead of emulating orchestras or choirs, they use the synthesizer as a sonic weapon…
By inventing another outcome for the Middle Passage, this sonic fiction opens a bifurcation in time which alters the present by feeding back through its audience – you, the landlocked mutant descendent of the Slave Trade. The sustained cruelty of Drexciya’s project is not so much justified as it is distributed and intensified. If the dominant strain in Afrodiasporic pop culture stresses the human, the soul, then the post-soul, post-human tendency Drexciya belong to rejects the human species by indentifying with the alien.
…Aquatopias cradle and lull you into a deep end of placid angles. …Drexciya paves over this underwater paradise, requisitions the Bermuda Triangle for a fifth theatre of war. Modern science knows more about the Red Planet than the abyssal plains of the deep sea. Therefore, these unknown depths are the appropriate environment for concepts secreted deep in track subtitles, impressed in the vinyl, hidden notions you have to dive for.”
See also interview with Drexciya:
From the Fordist Motown “hit factory” to post-fordist Detroit techno “hitech soul” (…?)
Job listing for Artist Assistant
"Payment in art or lets talk on email" – sounds awfully like they are going to be paid in bags of sand.
Is this an accidental recreation of Francis Alÿs’ ‘When Faith Moves Mountains’ where 500 Peruvian volunteers, mostly students, moved a sand dune a few centimetres?:
from Tate website:
For Alÿs it was essential that the participants gave their time and effort for free so that the action could stand as a model for a lavish expenditure of energy, running counter to conservative economic principles of efficiency and production.
Or perhaps it’s more like Santiago Sierra’s ’3000 holes of 180 X 50 X 50 CM each’ (2002)
I have been looking for personal statement templates for a CV, the most common advice is to avoid using buzzwords, as far as I can tell this means using less commonly used buzzwords so as to “stand out from the crowd”. A torturous logic of trying to “sell yourself” whilst battling against “authenticity’s” rebranding, digging for adjective rarities and discarding the unfashionable / overused ones. Perhaps it is not this at all, perhaps it is being “bold”, “thinking outside the box” and using an image instead of a personal statement?
Tempted to use this. But the joblessness-induced dread is strong.
(Still yet to write that personal statement).
The following horrors are taken from the Jobsite article ‘Your CV’s Personal Statement – Get it Right‘:
Don’t fall into the trap of using tired, old phrases
Don’t state the obvious – we’ve all seen these phrases before. What you need to do is give us something that makes you stand out. What are your capabilities? What can you bring to the table?
It’s not the place to tell a story
Your statement should be in third person and written in an objective way. It needs to read like a sales or marketing brochure, all about you: what service are you selling? Does it demonstrate who you are? What is your position in the marketplace? Why are you the right service provider to do the job? Keep it short and impersonal.
We don’t want to see your face
The golden rule with CVs is never give someone a reason not to call you. So, if they can find something negative on your CV, they will, and this could be your picture
Don’t be afraid to sell yourself
It’s not just about having the capability to do the job anymore – out of 100 applicants, 80 will be as qualified as you. An employer will be looking for someone who can give him a good rate of return in his investment
Link to job spec. containing quote.
(HT @aaronjohnpeters )
"Don’t take me home please, don’t take me home, I just don’t wanna go to work.
"I wanna stay here and drink all ya beer, please don’t take me home."
Joy undercut with sadness of work, and added bitter irony of Section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act, 2006, a growing concern for Liberty and The Football Supporters’ Federation.
Link to Section 27 Fact Sheet
Using billions of searches, Google has prototyped an anonymous profile of its users.
This reflects the fears, inquiries, preoccupations, obsessions and fixations of the human being at a certain age and our evolution through life
Dolly Parton’s ’9 to 5′ slowed down over 1000%. Sampled in The Clockwatching Department’s video – coming soon.
8 hour long ‘extended play working day’ remix – also coming soon.
Amazon customer reviews for 5-HTP:
“I take one a day and they have restored me back to being me, with no side effects.
I won’t be with out them.”
“I have been in a ridiculously good mood for the past week and can only put this down to this product. I have absolutely no complaints, and amm thrilled about the effects… Glad I came across this as I was actually looking for something else!!”
“There’s no need to explain yourself to the doctor and you are in control. Offers more privacy.”
“I believe this is something everyone should try if they work in offices or at computers for a large part of the day…”
“I’ve been feeling much more refreshed and ready to take on the day in the morning. I have to wake up very early in the morning for my commute to work.”
“I recently bought these supplements to help me sleep and de stress after a hard days work.”
“Really happy that it actually fitted through my letter box, as I wasn’t in at the time”
“I wanted something to help me recover quicker after heavy weekends and this really works”
“after taking these for a week ,I feel that I can cope with stress from work easier and my sleep at night seems to revive me more.
and the dreams seem way more vivid then without these.
all in all a god product,would definitely recommend this to anyone.”
Link to 5-HTP review page
Link to 5-HTP Wikipedia page
Found on Karlasugar
Factions A to D + Ed Balls Bonus Faction.
(Footage changes around 1:00 point)
Link to Space Hijackers party info page
"Diet Coke is stationing a fleet of photo booths at Tesco stores to give consumers the chance to feature in the drink brand’s 30th anniversary celebratory marketing…
David Wood, Tesco UK marketing director, says: “Our customers love to engage in theatre both in-store and online, so we are delighted to partner with Diet Coke on this unique customer opportunity. Mosaic’s in-store photo booths will certainly add some fun to the shopping trip.”…"
Full article: Marketing Week
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