Cargo cults | tellmeboutblog

  Picture this: flight control towers, satellite dishes, head phones, radios, and even planes, made entirely out of bamboo and grass! This is not some strange amusement park, this was the response of indigenous people in the South Pacific after the abandonment of western military bases at the end of WWII. If you build it,…
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#KEITHJACKSONMATTERS: The Kid That Sold Crack To The President

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society

crack address. kennebunkport.On September 1, 1989 two disparate worlds within the same nation briefly overlapped. Then President George H.W. Bush and his speechwriters mulled over what would be the new leaders first address to the nation while vacationing at the Bush compound in affluent Kennebunkport, MA.  Far removed from the shores of Kennebunkport, in the shadows of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, 18 year-old Keith Timothy Jackson toiled in the District crack trade, chasing his iteration of the american dream.  As Bush and his operatives searched for a tool to dramatize a forthcoming speech on the nation’s drug control strategy, they stumbled on just the right “prop,” local Spingarn High School senior, Keith Jackson.  crack address. spingarnIn his own admission of events, Bush concedes the “first Oval Office address for a President is a big deal.”  Bush wanted to set the tone for his administration, one avowedly rooted in promises of law and order…

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At the Imperial War Museum (3): Percy Delf Smith’s ‘Dance of Death’

That's How The Light Gets In

Dance of Death war etchings by Percy Smith - Death forbids

Percy Smith, Death forbids, from The Dance of Death series

While in London recently we saw the extensive Imperial War Museum exhibition, Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War. Billed as being the largest exhibition of British First World War art for almost 100 years, it has needed three posts to do it justice. In this final post I want to highlight a suite of seven etchings by an artist who was completely new to me. The printmaker Percy Delf Smith’s series The Dance of Death, utilises the medieval allegory of the universality of death to express the macabre lottery of life on the Western Front.

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RAGE AGAINST THE ALGORITHM

ALIENIST MANIFESTO

On the anniversary of the “Velvet Revolution,” an international meeting of artists, activists & theorists from diverse backgrounds will take in Prague to discuss & plan strategies & tactics for creative emancipation & insurgency under a global regime of algorithmic control & co-option. Subjects will range from Xenofeminism to Sinofuturism, Accelerationism, Alienism, the Anthropocene, Big Data & the “Technological Singularity.”  The three-day colloquium  will be accompanied by a group exhibition (incorporating alt’ai — Qiao Lin, Paul Heinicker, Daria Stupina, Lukáš Likavčan).

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