Monday, 5 May 2008
Discarded Photographs Found in an Alleyway.
'this collection comes from a heap of discarded photographs, found in a venice alleyway by my friend, mike lee. i was on vacation in cape cod when he called, asking if he should rescue them. he thought i'd be the only person he knows that'd be interested in them. other neighbors had looked through and passed, but mike's descriptions of the early 70s rock bands and buggy eyed entertainers unleashed an anxiousness in me,. i told him to save as many of the photos as he could. '
Latin American Graffiti and Street Art.
Peach Box Labels from the State of Georgia.
QANTAS Airline Nostalgia.
Dorothea Lange's 'Migrant Mother'.
'Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” was photographed in February 1936 in a pea pickers’ camp in Nipomo, California, while on assignment as a photographer for the Resettlement Administration (RA), which soon would become the better-known Farm Security Administration (FSA)...'
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's Official Site.
Burma's pro-democracy leader.
Also : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aung_San_Suu_Kyi
A website devoted to the religion and culture of Norse heathenism - the 'practice, promotion and development of the Northern spiritual faith, which we call Hindrvitni or the Northern Way', i.e. the ancestral Norse religion. There's also an interesting collection of language resources : http://www.northvegr.org/resources_main.php
Japanese Pop Artist Yoshitomo Nara.
From the Wikipedia article ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshitomo_Nara ) - 'The manga and anime of his 1960s childhood are both clear influences on Nara's stylized, large-eyed figures. Nara subverts these typically cute images, however, by infusing his works with horror-like imagery.'
Querying the Hive Mind.
'What are some of your absolute favourite online essays, articles and other pieces of non-fiction writing?'
'I find it hard to maintain friendships with women. What's up with me?'
'What other words out there lack elegant opposites?'
The price of food, the cost of despair.
'The crisis of skyrocketing food prices is affecting all economic groups in every corner of the world. Every day, it seems, high-priced food sends another country lurching through some crisis: demonstrations, riots, rumors of hoarding, falling governments, even deaths.'
'Global Voices is well positioned to follow the nuances of this complex issue with authors tracking citizen media in nearly every country of the planet. This article is an attempt to place an overall narrative on the global food crisis with observations from our authors from around the world. Clicking on the links will take you to all the posts that have been referenced.'
Snake Earrings of India.
'Traditional earrings in the villages and tribal areas of India are manifestations of symbolism, religious meaning and social significance. A woman wears a particular type of earring as a sign of identity, of membership in the defined social group into which she was born. Wearing the specific earrings of her community, she continues the tradition of her ancestors...'
Audio Tape Cassette Nostalgia.
Brazilian Album Covers.
Analysis of Sidewalk Fractures.
Gulag Prisoners at Work 1936-37.
Mercury Chases the Sunset.
Crescent Mercury in Colour.
An Avalanche on Mars.