28 January 2010


"It just feels right to hold the internet in your hands as you surf it.
And with a screen this large you can just see more of the web, as
you're surfing it... The whole website... in the cleft of your ass..."
- Steve Jobs

18 January 2010

A Very Young Artist

"Recruited as plantation hands, they frequently showed themselves unwilling to work steadily. Induced to raise a cash crop, they would not react "appropriately" to market changes: as they were interested mainly in acquiring specific items of consumption, they produced that much less when crop prices rose, and that much more when prices fell off. And the introduction of new tools or plants that increased the productivity of indigenous labour might only then shorten the period of necessary work, the gains absorbed rather by an expansion of rest than of output. All these and similar responses express an enduring quality of traditional domestic production, that it is production of use values, definite in its aim, so discontinuous in its activity."

Marshall Sahlins -
Stone Age Economics quoted in The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America by Michael Taussig

17 January 2010


Hidetsu Yagi, co-inventor of the Yagi Antenna.

transitive verb or adjective.

Diagnostic terms invented by two very different 20th C
artists to describe the methodology of rehearsing a
tired (pre-existing) artistic formula for the sake of
market success.

11 January 2010

"Your Beautiful Internet"

Given that his character chain-smokes his way through most of Nine, it seems safe to assume that he was smoking off camera as well. "Oh, all the time," he says. "All the time."

Daniel Day-Lewis interviewed in The Guardian

10 January 2010

entwürfen für müttergenesungswerke

designs for rest stations for mothers

by Martin Kippenberger