“In an American movie, you can blow up the White House. We cannot blow up (Tiananmen) Square. It’s different. But the audience wants to see a lot of exciting visual things. So I think the leadership will think about that.”
The endlessly frustrating censorship issues that Chinese filmmakers face…
Dodging censors and gonzo grips: How to make a movie in China - CNN.com
1:35 am • 21 March 2013 • 4 notes
This whole mix is great, but it’s really worth listening to the very last track - fascinating spoken word/jazz piece of unclear origins (several Google searches turn up nothing more than it was a 7-inch single from 1974) - a piece of poetry ostensibly about an early 1970s sense of African-American identity, but it seems read by a different voice (who is Jim Reese?) - dated but worth a listen.
1. The Soul Four - Misery
2. Jimmy McCracklin - The Drag
3. Freddie King - The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist
4. The Fabulous Denos - Once I Had A Love
5. Gary U.S. Bonds - I Want to Hollar
6. The Beatles - I’m Happy Just To Dance With You
7. The Spinners - Sweet Thing
8. Otis Leavill - When The Music Grooves
9. Georgie Fame - Yeh Yeh
10. The Stratfords - Never Leave Me
11. Marie Kaigler - I Am The Oppressed (read by Jim Reese - Detroit, MI)
1:33 am • 21 March 2013 • 51 notes
Interspecies fashion. It’s coming, guys. @interspeciesinternational
11:30 am • 20 March 2013 • 142 notes
The interspecies internet. Soon.
5:01 am • 20 March 2013 • 173 notes
Stop WHATEVER you’re doing and listen to this Arab-Malay vintage synth banger right now…
ซอลีฮะห์ หวังเกษม + ยามาล แซะห์ยูซุฟ (soliha wangkasem & mohamad yamal yusef with the k.t. band)
From the incomparable Monrak Plengthai
12:56 pm • 18 March 2013 • 1 note
“If the director of the CIA can’t maintain his privacy on the Internet, we’ve got no hope.”
The Internet is an Orwellian nightmare, blah blah blah but at least there’s cute videos of cats on it.
Opinion: The Internet is a surveillance state - CNN.com
8:25 am • 18 March 2013 • 1 note
Insane trove of vintage American postcards featuring children and guns (via MetroPostcard Blog)
7:40 am • 18 March 2013
Books, monographs, scholarly articles published in peer-reviewed publications. These are the coin of the academic realm. Museum catalogues, essays commissioned for purposes that are not purely scholarly, and work done in a crossover venue that has trade or commercial or popular associated with its identity are considered lesser contributions, and weighted accordingly in moments of tenure or promotion. But as the industry of blogs and tweets has blossomed, the question of how new formats and genres will be accounted for within the metrics of scholarly communities, and how the processing tools that generate citation indices and frequencies can be extended to assist in the mechanics of ranking a scholar’s achievement without forcing a committee into any direct encounter with their work. Cynicism aside, the possibilities are rapidly becoming probabilities with every sign that we will soon be tracking the memes and tropes of individual authors through some combination of attribute tags, link-back trails, and other identifiers that let can generate quantitative data and map a scholar’s active life.
What might this process look like and how will it change scholarship?
Intro to a piece by Johanna Drucker for great-looking new journal Amodern.
Scholarly Publishing - Amodern
3:20 pm • 17 March 2013 • 1 note
Any minute now.
Perpetually Accosted, 2012
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1:12 pm • 17 March 2013 • 103 notes