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Week 6

12.10.2001

Mariko Mori, man. Wow. She's "the miniskirted darling of the media art world" and the daughter of the guy who builds the tallest skyscrapers around. Mariko was bigger than Warhol for a couple of quarters there. I wonder what Mariko's doing right now. Touring someplace unlikely in Asia, I guess. Drinking Pocari Sweat and planning big installations in Sweden. Good for her. I hope she outlives Georgia O'Keefe.

http://www.mcachicago.org/MCA/exhibit/
past/Mori/

http://www.rooseum.se/prevex/precol/
marikomori/mori.html

http://
www.thedreamexperience.homestead.com/
files/start.htm

 

12.11.2001

* A young Irish anarchist goes to G-8 Genoa and takes his camera. He's drinking in cafes, he's bumming cigarettes, he's sleeping on picnic tables, he's hanging out at the Social Forum... It's all about "blocs" and "affinity groups."

http://struggle.ws/wsm/news/2001/
genoa.html

http://struggle.ws/wsm/news/2001/
genoabb.html

http://struggle.ws/wsm/news/2001/
genoamigrants.html

http://struggle.ws/wsm/news/2001/
genoasat.html

 

12.12.2001

*Kids, if you wanna *really* freak-out your parents and teachers, print out that handy 16-page .pdf booklet on "Fighting Global Capitalism." Leave it at the places today's teens gather, like church basements and Pop's Chocolate Shop. I promise: your favorite authority figures will come straight out of their skins.

http://struggle.ws/wsm/pdf/pamphlet/
globalcap.html

 

12.13.2001

Leonora Carrington home pages! Leonora was that famous Surrealist art woman who was Max Ernst's girlfriend. No, not Peggy Guggenheim. Not Dorothea Tanning. Those women actually *married* Max Ernst. Leonora was the one who *didn't* marry him and could *really paint. *

http://members.nbci.com/lecarrington/
index2.htm

http://www.arts-history.mx/carrington/
homepage.html

Okay, I was just teasing -- Dorothea Tanning is a hale and hearty 90 years old and can still paint like nobody's business.

 

12.14.2001

"Landships -- Spurious Victorian Armored Fighting Vehicles." I must admit I really dote on this folk-steampunk stuff. Little fake colonial death machines. They're so cute, okay? I can't help myself.

http://zeitcom.com/majgen/60lshp.html

 


Bruce Sterling knows more than is seemly about the ecological implications of mining lard from sewers and having the dead devoured by birds. If you go to Viridian Design, he'll share that knowledge with you. He also writes books.

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