Updated blog is now at Interference Patterns. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, March 31, 2004
cone projections
umbrella projections
Megan Roberts & Raymond Ghirardo at the Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, PA.
3/31/2004 10:39:24 PM
I've been at it, again....

click for art gallery click for art gallery

click for snapshot 4 gallery click for snapshot 4 gallery click for snapshot 4 gallery click for snapshot 4 gallery

click for snapshot 5 gallery click for snapshot 5 gallery click for snapshot 5 gallery click for snapshot 5 gallery

And, before you ask--no, I don't know what the difference is between "art works" and "photographs." Although photographs are definitely artworks. Mostly. Most of them. Some of them, anyway.

3/31/2004 10:25:59 PM

ookworld presents: product placement
Please note: This section is a gallery of old advertising, packaging and design, presented for historic and visual interest. None of these items are for sale, nor do we know where you may purchase them today. Additionally, we are not interested in placing ads for any current products. "Product Placement" is only a quasi-clever title for the gallery. Queries along any of these lines will be politely ignored.
3/31/2004 10:45:14 AM
cloud formation gypsies about 5420.art
Sometimes beyond omphalos gets stinking drunk, but bicep defined by cup always bur globule behind apartment building!When you see of widow, it means that garbage can around starts reminiscing about lost glory.hydrogen atom living with, for philosopher, and toothpick related to are what made America great!And can be kind to the dark side of her paper napkin.Abel and I took tape recorder defined by wheelbarrow (with reactor about prime minister, bottle of beer behind.Abel and I took about philosopher (with about cough syrup, for coward.

around cab driver daydreams, and satellite inside hibernates; however, defined by looking glass cook cheese grits for..wedding dress over ruminates, because freight train living with tea party share a shower with clodhopper beyond.

What this has to do with getting me to use their "turnkey proven system" for buying & selling on ebay, I'll never know....
3/31/2004 12:16:31 AM
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
news from my uncle, Ed:
Francoise just reported that there are three does on the front lawn. The other night when we went to bed there were eight of them out there. I wish we'd look out one day and see eight turkeys. We used to see wild turkeys all the time, but not for a couple of years now. We think the coyotes are encroaching from the north and raiding the nests. This past Monday a friend/neighbor stopped by to say he'd shot a big tom turkey for me, and we needed to go back and find him in the woods. He said he'd gotten a good head shot, but the turkey had supposedly disappeared when the mail carrier drove by. Well, I spent an hour or more searching this steep hillside for the bird, crawling over all this blown-down timber and through big thickets of briars, and never found the bird. In fact, I never saw a drop of blood or a feather. Now, this guy is a big-time drinker, and I have to wonder if he even saw a turkey. He had a 24-ounce Bud in his hand when he came to get me. We finally went to his house and got his dog to track the turkey, but that didn't produce a bird either. So I guess we'll have to wait to get our turkey.

The other night over at Archie's barn one of his old friend showed up. There was beer being consumed, and his friend, Bobby, started spinning some yarns. He told us about how he was down in Roanoke recently and had stopped at McDonald's for a burger. He left his car at McDonald's and walked down the steet to the postoffice to mail a letter, at which point he was greeted by a very friendly dog in the parking lot. Well, it turned out that the dog was a drug sniffing dog, and his handlers came up and questioned him, asking him to submit to a search, which he did. They busted him for a pipe, and then asked him if he was driving (in Virginia, they can confiscate your car, I guess, in drug cases), He told them, "Hell, I'm not driving, I'm homeless!" and they released him. He had to wonder around town for a couple of hours until it was safe to go back and retrieve his car at McDonald's. The episode cost him $150.

Stay tuned, more mountain tales to come.....
3/30/2004 11:38:25 PM
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3/30/2004 01:22:41 PM

Alexandra Nechita
[Nineteen]-year-old Alexandra Nechita was born in Romania in 1985. She began drawing at the age of two. At seven, Alexandra was painting with oils and acrylics, and her first exhibit was a one-woman (child) show held at a Los Angeles public library when she was just eight years old.

Alexandra's talent was instantly recognized as capacity crowds came to see her amazing and often monumental paintings. After seeing her art, the press labeled her "The Petite Picasso." She attracted the attention of art critics and the media who began telling the world about this rarest of child prodigies - an artist who had mastered drawing and color, an artist who had created a visual language of her own, in a unique, lyrical, figurative, abstract cubist manner, an artist who had only recently turned nine years old.
3/30/2004 10:51:53 AM

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3/30/2004 10:39:28 AM

Dave Warnke
via J-Walk who doesn't think too highly of the work.
3/30/2004 09:31:26 AM
Monday, March 29, 2004
The Art of Andy Maluche, SIH Seriously Now Art Exhibit in Pinto Art Gallery
Andy Maluche, Stick Insect Hunter, has had a new exhibit. He's also been growing a Goatee. Hmmmmm....
3/29/2004 03:42:56 PM
Cat and Girl
hackwork impressionism
3/29/2004 02:05:42 PM

new fragments of the old and forgotten in the new Foundlings 3 gallery.
3/29/2004 11:55:33 AM
George Bush Xray
shockwave flash.
via J-walk blog.
3/29/2004 09:52:56 AM
Sunday, March 28, 2004
Went to New York, yesterday, yadda yadda yadda. Took the bus, as opposed to driving. Saw the Dieter Roth show at MOMA-QNS, which makes me want to start making things, again. I also took a lot of photos. Well, digital photo-like objects. Well, not objects, becuase they are digital. Anyway. The camera with the most and most-interesting images is corrupted. But here are some from the other camera:
3/28/2004 09:16:25 PM

For Lili with Love, Thurston

Forged Dedication by Gabriela Forcadell & Cecilia Szalkowicz

Bob Schweitzer gave it to me today, gratis, along with the 2004 Bread & Puppet calendar. He also offered to carry some of my bookworks. That's great, Bob! As long as you don't give them away....
3/28/2004 09:00:28 PM
Crank Dot Net | Egyptology
well, of a sort....
3/28/2004 12:43:43 PM
Friday, March 26, 2004
low-dose X-ray moving-footage camera
Mar 24 2004 - MillTv has provided the effects for three x one-hour BBC programmes detailing the behaviour and science behind a wide range of amazing reptiles. The team from MillTv created many graphics showing reptiles in action based on real skeletons. Research was undertaken at a South African University where a low-dose X-ray moving-footage camera had been developed. This bespoke camera was used to film a moving turtle and a snake eating. The results were anatomically interesting, but not visually arresting. So MillTv set about trying to develop an aesthetic in collaberation with series producer, Phil Chapman. These X-ray shots were imbued with vivid colours to achieve a more interesting visual style, often using white backgrounds to differentiate the sequences from conventional X-ray imagery.

To make the X-ray sequences more dynamic, the specially-shot footage was used as a starting point for 3D recreations. Following this approach, MillTv created sequences involving diverse animals and dramatic actions, including a snake biting a rat in ultra slow motion; a lizard eating a rabbit; a whole sequence of snakes following scent trails; and demo sequences illustrating how various reptiles hunt, eat, run, walk, swim and even fly.
Props to blanco for the tip
3/26/2004 02:07:04 PM
Bridge "melts" on Conn. I-95
click on the slideshow for some interesting images.
State police said a car apparently forced the tanker truck into a concrete barrier on the southbound side of the interstate Thursday night. The truck carried 12,000 gallons of home heating oil, which fueled a huge blaze that sent a fireball dozens of feet into the air.

The highway buckled and the overpass, which was new, sagged several feet, said Ronald Jantzen, a state Department of Transportation engineer.
3/26/2004 01:40:21 PM
bleak.art 3/26/2004 12:11:53 PM
U.S. Newswire - Transcript of Remarks by President Bush at the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner
I have to admit it really ticked me off when Democrats questioned my National Guard service in Alabama. Here's a photo proving that I was in Alabama fulfilling my duties. (Laughter.) Political campaigns always have their unexpected moments. This next photo is when I heard that Senator McCain said he was considering being Kerry's running mate. (Laughter.) The next one was taken a couple of months ago. I had just gotten word that Howard Dean had lost Iowa. (Laughter and applause.)
via electablog.
3/26/2004 09:40:09 AM
recycle or die
dedicated to recycled culture
3/26/2004 09:31:18 AM
Thursday, March 25, 2004
This site is a work-in-progress. Particularly since I am a self-taught webmaster (and by self-taught I mean "a lot of people have helped me out"). So, if you notice any problems, hate the layout, have any suggestions, lemme know.

And things are gonna be changing, anyway..... but, still....
3/25/2004 04:49:53 PM
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I don't have a debit card. And, needless to say, I haven't ordered any viagara. But, now that I can see the low, low price of only $418.00, maybe I'll reconsider!!!
3/25/2004 09:01:26 AM
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Project for the New American Empire
The Project for the New American Empire is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that American hegemony is good both for America and for America; that such hegemony requires military dominance, diplomatic stonewalling and commitment to corporate principle; and that too few political leaders today are making the case for American interests being the most interesting interests there are.
via News of the Dead.
3/24/2004 12:35:03 PM
Cruft: I'm a publisher
well, of sorts.

this does have me thinking, though....
3/24/2004 10:45:42 AM

with every iteration, NCC's website gets neater and neater. Neat as in "not messy." Which is unfortunate, becuase NCC is one of the best proponents of an seemingly-crude all-over hyper-cluttered anti-aesthetic. Their website is much more navigable than it once was, which can't be bad from some viewpoints, but there is far less work available then there used to be. And that work has not been suffering. Check out these brief, compact animations for MTV.
Props to blanco for reminding me that the update was finished.
3/24/2004 08:58:32 AM
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
intercontextuality, processualisation, deconstruction, actualisation, contingency, deregulation, immanence critique, non-disciplinary deportment, interfacing, reception coding, flagellate protozoan.
3/23/2004 12:41:47 PM
Gertrude Stein Online
There is a there there.
3/23/2004 10:48:35 AM
Do It Yourself Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid Day (DIY DNA DAY).
An afternoon for budding biotech hobbyists at the CUBE microplex, Bristol, UK.

Bring your kit and caboodle for display, exchange and experimentation (Discovery Kids DNA Explorer welcome.)
via Rhizome
3/23/2004 09:31:24 AM
in snapshots in foundlings

And (don't get to attached to the locations becuase they are temporary & experimental-in-progress), I have two "new" "blogs":
Guide to Fantastic Beasts runs on WordPress
String Can Phone powered by MovableType.
3/23/2004 08:48:53 AM
Monday, March 22, 2004

I was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy in the 2004 Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance awards. Gosh, darn, and I'll be out of town the day of the awards show. Drat and dang-nabbit. I did so want to go....
See the impersonal announcement in FOUNDLINGS 2

It was an honor just to be nominated. Er, yeah. Right.

UPDATE 03.25.04
read the Electric City article on the show and see the list of nominations.
3/22/2004 09:07:02 PM
Getty Research Institute: "Monuments of the Future": Designs by El Lissitzky
The Russian artist El Lissitzky (1890-1941) was one of the great avant-garde figures of the early twentieth century. The Getty Research Institute holds a remarkable array of materials on Lissitzky, including book and periodical designs, his complete correspondence to his wife, Sophie Lissitzky-Küppers, photographs of his exhibition designs, his two personal address books, and additional manuscripts related to his life and work.

As a young artist, Lissitzky aided the movement to revive Russian Jewish culture, studying the architecture and ornaments of old synagogues and illustrating Yiddish books. His lifelong engagement with abstract art began in early 1920, soon after he met the artist Kazimir Malevich. Upon settling in Berlin in 1921, Lissitzky was inspired by the utopian dream of internationalism to embark on a quest for a pictorial vocabulary that would be universal. In his later years, Lissitzky spoke of a self-imposed social mission, which required that he align his artistic aims with the goals of the Soviet state.

Lissitzky's art displays his ongoing absorption not only in higher causes but also with particular visual images and artistic mediums. For example, the image of the disembodied hand first appears in Lissitzky's work as the hand of God in a book illustration of 1919; it returns as the hand of the artist in the Constructor (Self-Portrait) of 1924, in his advertisements for Pelikan Ink, and in later Stalinist designs. Letters--Hebrew, Cyrillic, or Latin--feature prominently in his book designs, lithographic portfolios, and Soviet exhibition spaces, serving both as architectural elements and as visual symbols. The book as a dynamic object is a theme that Lissitzky sounds repeatedly. "In contrast to the old monumental art," he notes, "[the book] itself goes to the people, and does not stand like a cathedral in one place waiting for someone to approach."
I've got a (well-worn) t-shirt with one of his pictures on it.
via guabancex
3/22/2004 07:16:30 PM
basil white
When there's no more room in hell, Liza Minelli will walk the earth.
3/22/2004 03:38:30 PM
(no)text.art 3/22/2004 01:24:01 PM
Sunday, March 21, 2004
crowd at rally
some lo-res shots from the Peace Rally in NYC, Saturday, March 20.
3/21/2004 04:55:41 PM
Friday, March 19, 2004
New Details Emerge in Hoffa Case

Details of a written confession by a man who claims to have had a role in the 1975 murder of Jimmy Hoffa shed light on Northeastern Pennsylvania mob boss Russell Bufalino's underworld involvement.

The three-page confession by Frank Sheeran, 83, was allegedly written in November, about a month before he died in a Chester County nursing home. Highlights of the deathbed confession, which is not corroborated, were publicized earlier this week by the Philadelphia Daily News.

The bottom of each page of the confession bears Mr. Sheeran's signature, which was called a forgery by his daughter, Dolores Miller, of West Chester.

According to the alleged confession, Mr. Hoffa contacted Mr. Sheeran on July 27, 1975, to arrange a "sit down" with Mr. Bufalino to try to resolve a conflict between Mr. Hoffa and Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, a New Jersey Teamster boss for Local 560 and a soldier in the Genovese crime family connected to Mr. Bufalino.

Mr. Hoffa and Mr. Provenzano were federal prison cellmates briefly in the 1960s, according to the 1986 President's Commission on Organized Crime.

Mr. Sheeran had been president of Teamsters Local 326 in Wilmington, Del., under Mr. Provenzano's control, and reported to Mr. Bufalino.

On July 28, 1975, Mr. Hoffa called Mr. Sheeran and informed him he was meeting with Mr. Provenzano on July 30. Mr. Hoffa wanted Mr. Sheeran at the meeting "to watch his back," according to Mr. Sheeran's confession.


Mr. Sheeran allegedly wrote he had dinner with Mr. Bufalino on the evening of July 28, 1975, when Mr. Bufalino was called away to a telephone. When he returned to the table, Mr. Bufalino allegedly told Mr. Sheeran, "That call, the men east of here have made a deal with Kansas City and Chicago. There is no need for us to worry about a meeting with your friend on the 30th."

"I knew what this meant -- that Jimmy had made one threat too many and that there was nothing I could do to save him," Mr. Sheeran allegedly wrote.

Mr. Sheeran and Mr. Bufalino, along with their wives, traveled from Wilkes-Barre to Detroit on July 30, 1975, for the wedding of Mr. Bufalino's niece.

During the trip, they stopped at a restaurant leaving their wives behind while Mr. Sheeran and Mr. Bufalino drove to a tiny airstrip. Mr. Sheeran got onto a plane and was flown to a small airfield outside Pontiac, Mich., where a vehicle was waiting.

Mr. Sheeran drove to a residence where Salvatore "Sally Bugs" Briguglio, a business agent for Local 560, and brothers Steve and Tom Andretta were waiting.

"The deed had already been done," Mr. Sheeran allegedly wrote in his confession. "As I had been instructed to do, I drove his (Hoffa) body to Pete Vitale's waste treatment plant, where all evidence was incinerated."


Mr. Sheeran allegedly wrote that he then drove back to the small airfield where he flew back to meet up with Mr. Bufalino.

Mr. Sheeran, Mr. Bufalino and their wives returned home from the wedding on Aug. 2, 1975. Two days later, Mr. Sheeran allegedly wrote that he had dinner with Mr. Bufalino, Mr. Briguglio, Mr. Vitale and others at a restaurant in New York City.

After dinner, Mr. Vitale allegedly told Mr. Sheeran he could pay his respects to Mr. Hoffa in the soot surrounding his trash incinerator, according to Mr. Sheeran's alleged confession.

Mr. Vitale owned the Central States Waste Management Trash Incinerator in Hamtramck, Mich., several miles from Detroit. Mr. Hoffa was last seen outside the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, a suburb of Detroit, on the afternoon of July 30, 1975.

According to testimony to the President's Commission on Organized Crime, Mr. Hoffa was killed to prevent him from making another bid for Teamsters president. Mr. Bufalino died in 1994.

ASSOCIATED PRESS contributed to this report.
UPDATE 03.26.04
Court TV on Hoffa & the mob
This Week in Gangland has a little on the origin of the Bufalino Family (scroll down).
Namebase.org has an interesting chart of connections to Russel Bufalino and Frank Sheeran.
Sheeran had previous denied involvement in the murder.
3/19/2004 03:10:45 PM
Photomatt: Pink Girls Index
pink pink pink pink pink.

Do you like pink?

I like pink.

You should, too.

If you don't, you can still appreciate the happy, ripe Fruits.

UPDATE 03.21.04
pink punk star
Frannie is a Pink Punk Star.
3/19/2004 02:20:39 PM
NY Times: 'Dieter Roth': Delirious Decay From a Prolific Jack-of-All-Arts
and soon this link,too, shall die, and be replaced by a paid archive article. sic transit gloria mundi.
3/19/2004 01:56:41 PM
see what my neighbors have donated to presidentail campaigns
Here are two outstanding items
Dominic De Naples
Real Estate
D&L Realty
George W. Bush
400 Mill St
Dunmore, PA 18512
Lewis De Naples
Information Requested Per Best E
Information Requested Per Best E
George W. Bush
118 Bush St
Dunmore, PA 18510
Also interesting to note that everyone, everyone, in my areas who donated to Bush donated the $2K maxiumum. How interesting.

Anyway, go there and check it out for yourself.
via J-Walk.
3/19/2004 01:13:07 PM
Thursday, March 18, 2004
light.art 3/18/2004 04:18:20 PM
God, I love this town!

Local boss allegedly ordered Hoffa hit
By Justin J. Henning TRIBUNE REGIONAL STAFF 03/18/2004
Northeastern Pennsylvania-based mob boss Russell Bufalino ordered the July 1975 killing of Jimmy Hoffa, according to a confession.

An undated confession purportedly written by the late Frank "Big Irish" Sheeran, a former official and a longtime Hoffa loyalist, claims he disposed of Jimmy Hoffa's body on orders of Mr. Bufalino, a Kingston resident who died in 1994 and had been head of what authorities said was a powerful crime family.

Mr. Sheeran, who died in December at age 83 in a nursing home in Chester County, said in the confession he got rid of Mr. Hoffa's body in a Detroit-area incinerator.

Moscow resident James Kanavy, who worked for the Pennsylvania Crime Commission from 1973-94, said the new confession could be plausible.

"Frank (Sheeran) was close to Bufalino and people up here," Mr. Kanavy said. "He knew Jimmy Hoffa, he knew all these people who know. But only a few people really know what happened, and they're dead."

The only person to have heard Mr. Sheeran confess was his onetime agent and manager, Harry Jay Katz, 63, who said Mr. Sheeran told him in 1996.

According to Mr. Katz, Mr. Sheeran said he "shot Hoffa in the car and took him to an undisclosed location" in the Detroit area where the body was destroyed.

Yet a cloud of skepticism still hangs over the claim. Mr. Sheeran's daughter, Dolores Miller, of West Chester, said she thought the document was created by Sheeran biographer John Zeitts of Omaha, Neb., to upstage a book to be published in June by another biographer.

KNIGHT RIDDER TRIBUNE wire service contributed to this report. ©Scranton Times Tribune 2004
3/18/2004 03:51:35 PM
CNN.com: Parents angered by book about gay princes - Mar 18, 2004
"I was flabbergasted," Hartsell said. "My child is not old enough to understand something like that, especially when it is not in our beliefs."
3/18/2004 01:43:46 PM
arrow.art 3/18/2004 11:31:06 AM
wolfgang photos
Philippines-based Andy takes great photos. I'd be much more jealous, but I know that his digital camera cost approximately 667 times more than mine.... The fact that he's also more skilled, I blame on the accidental fact that he's older and more skilled than me.
3/18/2004 09:47:25 AM
edsel thumbnail
Solo Exhibit Edsel LaBillois
from the land of Wisconsin, courtesy my my sister.
3/18/2004 09:40:05 AM
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
it's not about the red; it's about the PINK.
via Accordion Guy.
3/17/2004 03:20:17 PM
dawn of a new day
RetroCrush (p)reviews the new Dawn of the Dead remake.

Do you like to go shopping? Yes, I do.

Update 03.19.04
Brian has an interesting take.
3/17/2004 02:23:47 PM
Beyond Cyberpunk! Table of Contents
Old school stylin'.
thanks to Brian for pointing this out.
3/17/2004 12:35:30 PM
Gena's Amazing Eskies
I'm speechless.
via Very Big Blog.
3/17/2004 11:42:40 AM
Scranton Times Tribune" Books key to prison drug deal
expand your mind....
3/17/2004 11:29:19 AM
short story by Jim Munroe, from his blog. he's got a blog? heck, I need to get out more....
My daughter just got a tattoo. It's a heart with the word "Dad" in it.

"Happy Father's Day!" she said, her sleeve all bunched up. What could I say? She turned thirteen almost six months ago, and if she can vote and drink, I suppose it would be wrong to try to prevent disfigurement.
3/17/2004 09:57:31 AM
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
sinfest: cartoon musicals

well, I thought it was funny.

3/16/2004 05:32:53 PM
I probably pointed this out before. which would make me repetitive. people have pointed out that I'm repetitive before. and people have pointed out that I'm repetitive after. I'm not sure if people have pointed out that I'm repetitive during, but my girlfriend hates it when I talk during movies. none of this has anything to do with neen; I'm just feeling wordy and repetitive. or did I already say that?

neen.org has a flash interface that is interesting and doesn't annoy me.
3/16/2004 05:13:24 PM
Sister vs Mecha-Sister
flash thingy. er, no julie andrews in it. But, it was either that or some sort of "Holy xxx" reference. Hm. Maybe something about wimples...
via 24 Hour Pixel People.
3/16/2004 03:21:06 PM
Mondrian Machine: The 'Mondrian Machine' at ptank.com
via kottke.org.
3/16/2004 02:36:04 PM

Broken Image(s).
3/16/2004 11:44:23 AM
horrid flash interface; some nice designs.
3/16/2004 09:48:14 AM
Question Answering: rappinchild1
People keep IM'ing Sylloge and asking him questions....
rappinchild1: yo
sylloge: what it is, my friend?
rappinchild1: got sum q's for ya
sylloge: shoot
rappinchild1: What is the energy-releasing carbohydrate in biological systems?
sylloge: Duh ... glucose.
rappinchild1: man u r f-in awesome
sylloge: thanks!
sylloge: May I recommend Google? http://google.com -- you can often find the answers to your questions there
rappinchild1: ye
rappinchild1: i lookd up question answerer and i found sumin to do w/ u and sweetroxy215
sylloge: why didn't you look up energy-releasing carbohydrate in biological systems?
rappinchild1: really didnt think it would have the answer
rappinchild1: since ur the oracle
rappinchild1: do u kno wut im gunna ask u next
sylloge: nope, that is not within my powers
More of 'em at Questions.
found via BoingBoing.
3/16/2004 09:32:43 AM
Monday, March 15, 2004
Roth Time
Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective, on view at MoMA QNS and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center from March 12 through June 7, 2004.
Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective is the first comprehensive museum overview of the work of Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930–1998), one of the most influential European artists of the postwar period. This full-scale retrospective includes nearly 350 works, showcasing five decades of work and the full range of Roth’s creative activities—drawings, graphics, books, paintings, sculptural objects, installations, and film and video works. Roth Time, presented at both MoMA QNS and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, reflects the vast formal, conceptual, and poetic scope of Roth’s oeuvre as well as his use of diverse media. The exhibition presents Roth’s work as an innovative, inspired, chaotic, and lucid whole, mirroring both an individual and an epoch.
more roth time
I've got another shot of the Artforum ad over in art wroks 2.
Just becuase.
3/15/2004 10:49:21 PM
Sunday, March 14, 2004
cremaster 3
Welcome to beam.to/brutallo = Ultra-rare DVDs
The Cremaster Cycle 3 - USA 2002 Color - $24.99 DVD-R (2 Disc Set)
The Cremaster Cycle 4 & 5 - USA 1994/1997 Color - $14.99 DVD-R
The Cremaster Cycle 1 & 2 - USA 1995/1999 Color - $14.99 DVD-R

Impossible to find, decent quality, mastered from 3rd generation VHS tape of the original museum laserdiscs.

from an Amazon.com review:
The Cremaster Cycle is that rarest of oddities, a series of films that have managed to become wildly popular despite having content that would leave the average filmgoer walking out scratching his head and saying "what on earth did I just sit through?" For that matter, most film snobs will wonder the same thing. Cremaster is like the Ezra Pound's Cantos of modern film; you'll enjoy it on the surface, but there's much more to be found if you happen to be up on such topics as Biblical history, the Masonic initiation rites, the Paralympics, and other such cultural obscurities. But don't let such a thing stop you. I know there's a lot of you out there who just have a thing for men in kilts. You get that, too.
another, less complimentary "review":
Matthew Barney is a jack-ass I saw the Cremaster Cycle, number three in particular, and i thought it was absolutly a waste of time. The order, by and far, has to be the most non sensical part of the entire sequence. The only people who enjoyed it didnt really, and are just saying so to make others feel like they are less. I understand Barney was trying to convey a deeper meaning, but he didnt, what he did do is manage to waste large amounts of money Dont buy this, Matthew Barney is nothing more than a no good psudo-artist, dont let him get his hands on any more of your money.
I saw #3 at the Guggenheim in June of 2003. I was vastly disappointed that I didn't like it; I felt old. Once upon a time, in my wild, heady, anything avant-garde-is-f*****g-cool days, I would have loved this. Now, I think "how much one can accomplish when given five million dollars."

Nevertheless, some bootleg DVD purchases might be in order. I just love pirate copies of high art.

I wonder where I can get me some DeKooning....
3/14/2004 11:48:01 PM
Welcome to the Speedtrap Capitol of Pennsylvania!
"A Crooked Cop (John Krieg) and an Unethical Judge (Patricia Robinson)"
You know, I'm beginning to get the idea that this guy just doesn't like Mehoppen very much.
3/14/2004 11:33:44 PM
Joe Barrick's one-man band
found via Wish at OddMusic, who also adds on a related note:
i used to know Art Wooten, who used to fiddle with the Monroe brothers before WWII. He made a rig like that of Fate Norris. that would play a guitar and banjo with his feet while he fiddled. The machine used thread and thread spools to fret the banjo and guitar with pencil erasers. had eight chords as i remember... These other servoes strummed the guitar and banjo and used a bike wheel as a flywheel. One foot chorded and the other pumped the flywheel.. the cool part was that the banjoe strummer produced that eccentric "frailing" style rythmn... i suppose this is all greek to you brits and ozzies... but it sounded pretty good, not mechanical at all.. i dont think this ever got documented.. art died in the 80's i think.. wish
3/14/2004 01:14:43 PM
Friday, March 12, 2004
It’s showtime
My friend, Shiv, is trying to get me to learn more about cricket.
3/12/2004 03:00:10 PM
Related Information About Centralia, PA
I first heard about Centralia in the early 80s, when I was living in South Dakota. Now, I live less than an hour away. it's still on fire.

Of course, the Carbondale fire, just "upda line" from me, is much worse.
3/12/2004 02:44:19 PM
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Blame India Watch
blog that watches the, er, "Blame India" game....
3/11/2004 04:44:59 PM
Madrid 3/11/2004 09:52:14 AM
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Mikita Global Services continues his Travels on the Bad F*cker Highway
[....] One evening in Pushkar we're sitting on the ghats and some kids approach us asking for the usual - school pens or one rupee. After awhile I manage to talk one of them into giving me one rupee. they are as stunned as we are that they actually agreed to give me a rupee. I feel a little bad and trade them for a part of my Hindu deity sticker collection. Everybody happy.
I got a second postcard from Kent this week. Doesn't say what it's of (and his text is all rambling about "did you get one like this already? we've sent so many out") but it appears to be a dried hand. In a shrine.
3/10/2004 03:43:53 PM
scifi.art 3/10/2004 01:13:51 PM
alicia reading &c shop downtown scranton! mike & michael

new art wroks. well, new-ish.

3/10/2004 12:19:19 AM
Tuesday, March 09, 2004
Bob Schweitzer is getting back into selling artists' books, and related materials:
I worked out the use of space, so I will be in the Laura Craig Gallery at 307 Linden on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 12 - 3 p.m. starting on the 14th - this coming Sunday.

I'll give you a short list of the artists represented (no specific order): Richard Nonas, Coco Gordon, John Baldessari, Lawrence Weiner, Gilbert and George (a great SIGNED poster for only $25!), Dara Birnbaum, Keith Tyson, Edward Ruscha, Hamish Fulton, Bruce Nauman, Richard Long, lots of Bread and Puppet stuff, Telfer Stokes, Jenny Holzer, Douglas Gordon, Mel Bochner, Dan Graham, Robert Morris, Allan Kaprow, Sol LeWitt, Chuck Close..... and a whole lot more!! And they range from $2.00 to over $100 - but most are within the 15 to 35 dollar range. Most limited editions, some signed and numbered. Some really great deals......

So we'll see how it goes.... But since I look at this as much as an "exhibition" (I'll have a number of works which aren't for sale - just to give context), let anyone know: there is obviously no pressure to buy!!
At other times, you can visit Bob at LeftMatrix.com
3/9/2004 04:59:28 PM
Monday, March 08, 2004
mannequin 01 - lo-res camera mannequin 2 - lo-res camera march street scene - lo res camera in is in, again - lo res camera obligatory shot of Bob S - lo res camera marcia - lo res camera jim - lo res camera mike - lo res camera maura - lo res camera kathryn - lo res camera afa crowd - lo res camera afa crowd - lo res camera afa crowd - lo res camera

all these, and MORE! now, in Make It Snappy 3

3/8/2004 11:25:15 PM
CNN.com: Dozens of Inca mummies found near Lima
Incan mummy
Monday, March 8, 2004 Posted: 2031 GMT (0431 HKT)

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) -- Dozens of mummies dating back more than 500 years have been discovered on the path of a proposed highway on the outskirts of the Peruvian capital, near an Inca graveyard, archeologists said on Friday.

Archeologists uncovered 26 burial bundles, each containing one or more adult and child mummies dating from 1472 to 1532.

In 1533, the Incas were defeated at the hands of the Spanish conquistadors.

"This [area] is part of the largest Inca cemetery in Peru and the largest excavated cemetery in the Western Hemisphere, that of Puruchuco-Huaquerones," said archeologist Guillermo Cock, who was contracted by Lima's town hall to comb the area for artifacts before construction could begin.

Cock said archeologists did not know the exact number of mummies at the site because they had not opened any of the bundles, which are still half-buried.

Some were already broken, exposing skulls and showing several hunched mummies with cloth bags tied to their bodies and offerings in their hands.

The mummies were once farmers and craftsmen and lived under the dominion of the Lati and Ishma Inca leaders, who ruled over the Rimac River valley, home to modern-day Lima, Cock said.

"These are local inhabitants, what we could now call middle class, belonging to the period of the Inca Empire, between 1472 and 1532," Cock said.

He said they were textile makers: "Ninety-nine percent of the tools in the tombs are used for such production, from dressmaking to cloth dying. There are needles and looms.

"The important thing about this discovery is that it is intact. ... The area around the mummies shows evidence of rituals prior to the burials. There are the remains of corn, beans, coca leaves and pots," Cock said.

Despite the finding, the town hall said the road -- an extension to a busy urban highway -- will go ahead.

"The works will not stop. They are an urban necessity. ... We will take the burial bales to a museum for conservation and for study. They could be plundered here," town hall spokesman Armando Molina said.

But archeologist Federico Kauffmann said Peru would be better off running the road through a tunnel under the site because it could yield further findings.

"In Peru, there is neither the money nor the techniques to preserve mummies, and there is no more space for mummies in the Puruchuco museum," he said.

Archeologists have uncovered thousands of mummies in Peru in recent years, mostly from the Inca culture five centuries ago, including about 2,000 unearthed from under a shantytown near the capital in 2002.

One of Peru's most famous mummies is "Juanita the Ice Maiden," a girl preserved in ice on a mountain. Last month, two mummies predating the Incas -- so well-preserved one had an eye intact -- were found under a school in southern Peru.
More on Incan Mummies and the Ice Maiden.
Read the original press release & more at National Geographic.
Nova's Ice Mummies special.
3/8/2004 09:51:50 PM
The American artist Joy Garnett, whose paintings are derived from news images, is faced with a legal action for thousands of dollars over this image. This has nothing to do with the protection of livelihood and everything to do with the suppression of free speech and free artistic practice. Don't let the schoolyard bullies win! Show your solidarity with Joy by grabbing this image and posting it on your website or by making your own artwork derived from it[.]
I don't know how I stand on this thing yet. But I like vacuuming images from the web. Have at it.
3/8/2004 09:02:57 PM
CNN.com: Spalding Gray found dead - Mar 8, 2004
NEW YORK (CNN) -- A body found this weekend in the East River has been identified as that of missing actor Spalding Gray, the New York City medical examiner's office said Monday.

Gray, known for writing and starring in the autobiographical film "Swimming to Cambodia," had been reported missing on January 11.

He was 62.

He appeared in movies such as "The Killing Fields," "Beaches," "The Paper" and "Kate & Leopold," but was best known for his autobiographical monologues, including "Cambodia," "Monster in a Box" and "It's a Slippery Slope."
thanks, kinda, to Ali for pointing this out.

UPDATE 03.10.04 Marc, at Misanthropicity, as a college freshman interviewed Spaulding.
3/8/2004 04:26:06 PM
The Underground Miners Website
The Official Pennsylvania Abandoned Coal Mine Explorers
3/8/2004 03:58:50 PM
Sunday, March 07, 2004
Jess Nevins On Crossovers
Most modern consumers of popular culture are familiar with the concept of the crossover--that is, when characters or concepts from two or more discrete texts or series of texts meet. Today crossovers are, if not common, not so uncommon enough as to baffle readers or viewers. Most people understand the idea of Professor Moriarty appearing on a Star Trek holodeck, or Superman and Batman teaming up to stop the Joker and Lex Luthor, or Shaft appearing to help the Jack of Spades. But the concept of the crossover is much older than many people realize, and in fact goes back centuries.

The first real crossover is difficult to place. In a liberal definition we could start with the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts. The myth, which dates to the ninth or tenth century B.C.E., is about the hero Jason, who sails to Colchis in search of the Golden Fleece. Jason is accompanied by a band of fifty notable heroes on his ship, the Argo. The 50 heroes are the "noblest" of Greece and many, such as Castor, Polydeuces, and Hercules, are the subjects of myths of their own. While the origin of the myth of the Argonauts is unclear, there is some evidence that the myth’s author brought together the heroes of various disparate myths and performed what may be popular culture's first "team up."
3/7/2004 10:29:29 AM
Reverse Solidus
Brad Brace: a little bit of everything.
3/7/2004 10:03:01 AM
Friday, March 05, 2004
the pics were taken more than a year ago. the place has only deteriorated more, since then. :::sigh:::
WARNING! annoying flash interface. but cool.
3/5/2004 04:21:36 PM
jogin.com: Real Obnoxious
why RealPlayer must die!
3/5/2004 11:48:33 AM
Magic Words: Interactive Fiction in the 21st Century
text adventure games are alive and well.
"Zork" is the only present that ever caused me to literally jump up-and-down upon opening. Okay, so I was 12.
via Null Device
3/5/2004 11:20:08 AM
Telegraph: Veni, vidi, veggie...
Roman gladiators were overweight vegetarians who lived on barley and beans, according to a scientific study of the largest gladiator graveyard discovered.

Analysis of the bones of more than 70 gladiators recently found near Ephesus, the Roman capital of Asia Minor, puts paid to traditional Hollywood images of macho carnivores with the physique of boxers.
3/5/2004 09:53:49 AM
Fish! how....interesting. I'm never going in the water again. Ever.
3/5/2004 08:54:08 AM
Wednesday, March 03, 2004
dick.art 3/3/2004 01:56:01 PM
pie.art 3/3/2004 10:51:56 AM
Sopisco News now has a new look and extended coverage. More news - more market data related to the industry - bunker prices and exchange rates - give you an indispensable tool to better understand the market.

You will benefit from up-to-date access to what is happening in the banana and reefer industry.
3/3/2004 10:36:10 AM
Tuesday, March 02, 2004
StarTrek: New Voyages -- F.A.Q.
I don't know if I'm impressed or embarrassed.
3/2/2004 04:28:35 PM
mummy.art 3/2/2004 02:39:35 PM
electrode cap Mounting the g.EEGcap electrode cap system
Step 1
In order to properly mount the g.EEGcap measure (i) the distance between the nasion and inion and (ii) the distance between the left and right preauricular points of the subject (see figure 1). The position at the half of both distances is the vertex position Cz. Align this measured position with the position Cz of the electrode cap. Now the electrode cap is in the correct position. g.EEGcap is available in standard sizes (S,M,L). The electrode positions are defined by the extended 10/20 system.

NOTE: Dirty or scratched surfaces will result in low quality EEG recordings!
3/2/2004 08:52:45 AM
Monday, March 01, 2004
happy.art 3/1/2004 01:48:55 PM
the Jargon File
...a comprehensive compendium of hacker slang illuminating many aspects of hackish tradition, folklore, and humor.


The Jargon File is a common heritage of the hacker culture. Over the years a number of individuals have volunteered considerable time to maintaining the File and been recognized by the net at large as editors of it. Editorial responsibilities include: to collate contributions and suggestions from others; to seek out corroborating information; to cross-reference related entries; to keep the file in a consistent format; and to announce and distribute updated versions periodically.
3/1/2004 12:07:46 PM
overlords.art 3/1/2004 11:58:46 AM
messy.art 3/1/2004 09:51:35 AM
portrait by George Strassburger