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Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Mashup Reigns on Facebook

Mashup Image from Facebook (*Note the black bars through the eyes were my own addition)
“Mashups combine views, data, and logic from existing Web sites or applications to create novel applications that focus on situational and ephemeral problems.”
This statement from Maximilien, Ranabahu & Gomadam (2008: 32) in IEEE Internet Computing refers to an open and programmable [...]

Elevated Park: The Highline NYC

The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s, to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan’s streets. Section 1 of the High Line is open as a public park, owned by the City of New York and operated under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Friends of the High [...]

Book Review: Modernism and the Marketplace

Alissa G. Karl. Modernism and the Marketplace: Literary Culture and Consumer Capitalism in Rhys, Woolf, Stein, and Nella Larsen. 2009. New York: Routledge. 183 pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-98141-5
Reviewed by Paul Crosthwaite, English Literature Research Group, Cardiff University (UK)
This outstanding study explores the engagement of Anglo-American women writers of the modernist period with a global capitalist system [...]

Book Review: A Construção do Lugar pela Arte Contemporânea

Marta Traquino, A Construção do Lugar pela Arte Contemporânea [The Construction of Place in Contemporary Art]. 2010. Ribeirão, Portugal: Húmus Editions. 172 pp. ISBN: 9789898139320
Reviewed by Andrea Mubi Brighenti, Department of Sociology, University of Trento (IT)

“Marching Piece” performance by George Maciunas. Flux Snow Event, New Marlborough (Massachusetts), 1977.
Contemporary artworks have addressed space in a variety [...]