Tuesday, November 25, 2008

a little Thanksgiving fun!





Watch the hilarious "USO JUSTO" here!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

In case you didn't get your fill of culture jamming...




Today we were pretty excited by the beautiful fake New York Times edition produced and distributed for free by international pranksters The Yes Men a few days ago. And here's what the New York Times had to say about it.

Anyway I couldn't have said it better myself, so in the interest of free time for free people I will just post a link below to our 'kindred spirit' bloggers at SIX-BY-ONE who often dip into the same MEDIA honeypot--they have a few culture-jamming embedded videos worth watching over there so check 'em out, and thanks guys!
http://mothership6x1.blogspot.com/2008/10/week-10-in-case-you-didnt-get-your-fill.html

ps. the icing on the cake

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Ecstasy of Influence



Here's the article The Ecstasy of Influence: a plagiarism by Jonathan Lethem that was published in Harpers magazine last year, which starts with this quote by English poet John Donne (1600's) from Meditation XVll
All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

happy election day!



Reagan Speaks for Himself (1981), by Doug Kahn

haiku editing!

Well we are busy working with found footage now, sharpening our scalpels and making precision cuts in bursts of three--in homage to Eisenstein, japanese haiku and the general round magic of the number 3 ... I like to call them simple machines myself., which can later be assembled into larger more complex machines otherwise known as, um, films... here's a few examples.
Lets start with Kevin:
video