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Archive for January, 2007

What Khrushchev wrote to Kennedy: be afraid of war

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

I’m reading Deyan Sudjic’s brilliant 2005 book, The Edifice Complex; How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World. I won’t even try to synthesise this book, which covers what one might call the architectural impulse — the desire to shape the world according to one’s convictions, the will to stamp evanescence with some sort of […]


Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

I can’t retrace my steps to figure out how I came across this site, but Stock Exchange of Visions (as in “for the future, what it has in store for us [maybe]”) has eaten up 10 minutes of my time here, 10 there. I’m especially partial to Bruce Mau‘s clips. They’re funny, intelligent, and he […]

Trend Blend Map

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

I haven’t entirely figured out why I’m reading a marketing blog, but IF! is a really good one, full of weird and wonderful links. Today, it pointed to Ross Dawson’s blog, who published the Trend Blend 2007+ (PDF!) map on December 18/06. I love visual stuff like this, and just spent half an hour redrawing […]

Cultural marks

Friday, January 12th, 2007

On Jan.8, J.C. Scott, a local designer who has “an upcoming role promoting arts and culture through Tourism Victoria,” mused in the local paper about how Victoria might go about being “in search of our cultural mark” (that was the title of the article). He used the article to think out loud about how we […]

Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

The 13th annual Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival (VIFVF) runs this year from Feb.2-11. The organisers put the “My Victoria” short entries on YouTube. Of the 3 or 4 I’ve watched, I really liked Rachel Smyth’s ironically titled “My Victoria?” (Click the title to go straight to the video on YouTube.) This little movie […]

Super, girl….

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Your results: You are Supergirl Supergirl 87% Wonder Woman 87% Robin 87% Green Lantern 85% The Flash 80% Hulk 75% Iron Man 75% Spider-Man 65% Superman 65% Batman 60% Catwoman 55% Lean, muscular and feminine. Honest and a defender of the innocent. Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test (Via Spiderman. 😉 )

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