Labour in a Single Shot – Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann on Work in the 21st Century

     |    Thursday February 26th, 2015

The depiction of labor in mass media, analysing pre-industrial, industrial and digital economic structures and redefining the working class as a group (and ideally sense of class consciousness and solidarity) to which the bricklayer and the media professional alike belong as equals – these were some recurring themes of the late Harun Farocki‘s work. So 

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     |    Wednesday October 3rd, 2012

Time to do a little followup/catchup on some of the things I’ve been writing about here, in the form of some short items that have been collecting in my brain and on my desktop. Nothing, unfortunately, to do with Bart Simpson, although I have reason to believe that Matt Groening may have heard this now-famous 

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Crowdsource THIS, Buddy!

     |    Wednesday June 20th, 2012

I’ve got a friend in Bonn who likes to mess with me. The other day I got a message from him: “I just got you one of these,” followed by an Amazon URL. I clicked it and saw something called a “mankini,” all done out in the colors of the German flag. The first, last, 

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Cinema Reloaded

     |    Friday December 25th, 2009

The upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam, known for discovering and presenting cutting edge cinema, has launched a new inititiative – Cinema Reloaded – that strives to harness the potential of crowdsourcing to raise funds for new, innovative films.   Info from the Cinema Reloaded Website: HOW DOES IT WORK?   On the Cinema Reloaded website, 

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