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100 Years of Marshall MacLuhan

August 28, 2011

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Images taken from The Book of Probes. More info on MacLuhan centenary here. Nice interview with Mackenzie Wark on MacLuhan here.

Ocular Prosthetics

July 30, 2011

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‘A different nature opens itself to the camera than opens to the naked eye….’
Walter Benjamin.

Photographs in slideshow from Wayne Levin’s new collection Akule. Use of Painlevé documentary footage inspired by paper given by Anna Gibbs of the University of Western Sydney– ‘Mimesis as a Mode of Knowing: Seeing Beyond vision in the Practice of Jean Painlevé’ at the wondeful Bodies in Movement conference at the University of Edinburgh, May 2011.

Stelarc in Dublin, June 2011

July 14, 2011

Anthropodermic Bibliopegy

July 10, 2011

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Anthropodermic Bibliopegy.

Immaterial?

July 5, 2011

Franco Recchia’s ‘Central Park’, made from circuit boards and ‘old’ computer parts, image source here.
Use of the image is inspired by RemiXedoC’s peek at Jennifer Gabry’s fresh-from-the-oven work, released under Creative Commons licensing Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics. Hear the author’s account of what influenced her work here.

Brassier in Zagreb

June 27, 2011

Great lecture given by Ray Brassier at a recent (Anti)Vitalism conference in Zagreb.
Parts 1-5 and the rest of the conference, including a paper given by Catherine Malabou here.

Digit-al

June 16, 2011

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1,’Aboriginal paintings’, Raft Point, the Kimberley, Sydney and 2. Cabbage Tree Creek, Australia.
3.Hand stencil, Cosquer caves, France, estimated to be 27,000 years old.
4.Gua Tewet, The tree of life, Borneo, Indonesia.
5.Hand stencil on the percussive surface of a resonant chamber Peche Merle, France, around 20,000 years old.
6.Stencil in the Chauvet caves of the Ardèche region of France, 30,000 years old.
7.Cueva de las Manos, Santa Cruz, Argentina, dated around 550 BCE.

Many of these paintings were made by the artist holding paint in her mouth and blowing it over her hand onto the surface of the rock.

Take a virtual tour (chortle) of the Lascaux caves here.