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Diigo Bookmarks 08/30/2008 (a.m.)

Friday, August 29th, 2008

“Image Disembodiment?”, by Bernard Languillier Found via …? Kazys Varnelis?, Geoff at BLDGBLOG? (can’t place it, but at some smart blog I read), an essay by Bernard Languillier about how the digital process is changing our relationship with printed images. It’s a to-read-later piece for me right now – haven’t had time to read it […]

Diigo Bookmarks 08/29/2008 (a.m.)

Thursday, August 28th, 2008 Harper defends cuts to arts programs – Annotated G&M article on recent announcement of cuts in arts funding, which co-incided with the Conference Board of Canada’s report on the significance of the arts to Canada’s economy. tags: globeandmail, steven_harper, canada, cultural_support, funding, conference_board_canada, arts_funding Valuing Culture: Measuring and Understanding Canada’s Creative Economy – Annotated […]

Diigo Bookmarks 08/12/2008 (p.m.)

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Voices From the Suburban Blogosphere, by Bob Tedeschi – Article that chronicles the role of blogging in the creation of new hyper local / local news eco-systems. QUOTE: For readers, the blogs are providing news in ways unseen in traditional local news media. (…) Like other journalists who run news sites, Paul Bass, New […]

Hanif Kureishi profile in NYTimes: “My Beautiful London”

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

I found this observation really compelling: France, as well as the rest of Europe, is “going through a huge crisis about identity, race, religion,” Kureishi went on to say. “Their identities have been shattered by immigration. That’s the price you pay. If you want a modern economy, you have hundreds of thousands of workers around […]

Diigo Bookmarks 08/09/2008 (p.m.)

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

CityStates: Commentary on an Urban World: Kalokairi Calling: Mama Mia! and ‘Redesigning the American Dream’ Michael Dudley, who only the other day came out with a brilliant analysis of The Dark Knight, now looks at Mama Mia! across a range of feminist texts as well as some urbanist readings. Fascinating stuff, a must-read… tags: michael_dudley, […]

Diigo Bookmarks 08/09/2008 (a.m.)

Friday, August 8th, 2008

PDF: The Entrepreneurial Advantage of World Cities 31-page PDF (still to read), “The Entrepreneurial Advantage of World Cities,” subtitled “Evidence from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Data.” From the abstract: QUOTE Recent discussions in the Economic Geography literature increasingly focus on creative cities and the importance of creativity for achieving economic growth. Considering the increased attention on […]

Diigo Bookmarks 08/07/2008 (a.m.)

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Be Nice to the ‘Creative Class’! :: Views :: Why does one too often get the impression that publications like The Tyee are fighting a rear-guard and even anachronistic battle? That somehow, somewhere different patterns are emerging, which its journalists just don’t see, preferring instead the familiar world of what they knew “back in […]

Diigo Bookmarks 08/05/2008 (p.m.)

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Technology Review: 3-D Printing for the Masses From p.2 of this article: QUOTE “Ultimately, I think people will have these [3-D rapid prototyping] printers at home,” says Lipson. The idea is that people will pay a nominal amount for blueprints and then download them, in much the same way that music is shared over the […]

Diigo Bookmarks 08/05/2008 (a.m.)

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Protein® Feed | Could Globalization Be Going In Reverse? – Annotated “The world is flat” or “the world is spiky” or …”the world is complex,” maybe? At any rate, this article questions the idea that outsourcing will continue to continue, spreading outward in some sort of new and flattened topography (akin to a downward spiral […]

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