Markets of Meaning (Find Portishead a Biz Model)

Thanks to Alex Osterman via Twitter for suggesting this link to their appeal on Creative Commons:

Help Portishead Find a New Business Model

Portishead, an experimental-pop group and pioneers of the early 90s electronica movement, announced yesterday that they are now “free agents”, having completed their three record deal with Island Records. The band is . . . → Read More: Markets of Meaning (Find Portishead a Biz Model)

The Book is Dead – Long Live The Book!

This is a mail art call, one of the ongoing cultural artifacts spawned by Fluxus and Ray Johnson. Even if you don’t contribute, this is worth paying attention to, as cultural observers everywhere (Paul Krugman’s NYTimes op-ed on Friday) have been predicting the end of the book as we know it.

So what do you . . . → Read More: The Book is Dead – Long Live The Book!

Patricia Kambitsch’s Looks Like Howard

In the midst of the Midwest’s blizzard, Patricia Kambitsch kept her date with destiny and launched her new memoir Looks Like Howard, now available online and everywhere through Behler Publications. We held the Surf ‘N Soul event at Therapy in Dayton Saturday, and our crowd packed the place with friends and book lovers, catching the . . . → Read More: Patricia Kambitsch’s Looks Like Howard

Visual Global Sensing

Could the mashup of Flickr + geovisualization generate a global Panopticon?  Robert Ouellette’s Gagglescape tipped me off to Flickr’s World Vision, a constantly circulating slide show of extraordinary images picked up from every point on the globe.

The slideshow effect is mesmerizing, because these are images you would not be finding otherwise, it’s unlikely . . . → Read More: Visual Global Sensing