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Monthly Archives: June 2005

"Surely mortal man is a broom-stick"

“This single stick, which you now behold ingloriously lying in that neglected corner, I once knew in a nourishing state in a forest: it was full of sap, full of leaves, and full of boughs: but now, in vain does the busy art of man pretend to vie with nature, by tying that withered bundle […]

CFP: Contemporary Composition, Technology and Listening

Play!: Contemporary Composition, Technology and Listening Proposals deadline: 15 July, 2005 “It has been almost 50 years since John Cage defined experimental music in terms of the contemplation of sound and the use of technology. All sound–and even silence– could and should be the stuff of music for everyone, listeners and composers alike. The tape […]

Skate South Africa

Indigo Skate Camp – South Africa “The idea of introducing skateboarding to a rural Zululand community has proved to be a stepping stone to the opportunities tourism / skate camp can provide. We optimistically named this new generation of skateboarders the Amazulu Skaters. Skateboarding to them is more than a fun activity, it is a […]

Zombie cities

In George Romero’s new film Land of the Dead, armoured vehicles roam the suburban and zombie-infested wasteland outside the walled city. The world (as humankind has known it) is merely a memory. In its place is the never-ending nightmare existence of US – the living – and THEM – the ‘walkers’. What’s left of mankind […]

Birth of a New Product

Decorating a hotel to launch a car, VW’s Project Fox has created birth spaces for branding a product. I especially like Tokidoki world. Several designers were asked to decorate rooms to make a temporary “Hotel Fox” where journalists were lodged for the launch and rebranding of the new “Fox” model in Denmark. What is the […]