Offline and unrecorded

Caterina on How to be Free and the power of digital memories, an essay that originally accompanied the New Museum show ‘Free‘ in 2010. ‘As the human and data combine, as we appear in surveillance cameras, and leave behind traces on the internet, we’re in an alien netherworld, our selves and our humanity fugitive beyond the machine. There’s a reason we say IRL: our real life happens offline, unrecorded.’

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Hobbit-as-Phantom-Menace: ‘This [scene] happens in, like, the conference room at Rivendell, which in the blazing hi-def digital photography of Andrew Lesnie looks more than ever like the food court at a fancy architect-designed mall in Abu Dhabi.’ / Disney Unleash a fire-breathing dragon, microlight-powered special effect / a nice piece of projection mapping in a club / Skoolies are school buses converted to mobile homes. A vast gallery.

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Beautiful Noise, via NME. See also the highly recommended Oxford-centric Anyone Can Play Guitar, directed by Jon Spira and now available on DVD. We’re also fans of Upside Down – The Creation Records Story. Also relevant, perhaps, a fine MeFi post about Post-Rock and beyond. The post also links to this rather epic mash-up, 65daysofwaroftheworlds / The Siren Sound, an mp3 blog.

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The Bedford Press is the Architectural Association’s in-house imprint / UnCube Magazine demands that you have a vast monitor / Portal 9 Journal, a new Arabic-English journal about the city / Geometry + Geology, photographs by Daniel Hewitt / Top Ten magazine covers of 2012 / Street Skew, paintings by Arden Bendler Browing / Ten questions for graphic artist Jamie Hewlett.

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Don’t forget our vaguely festive gift guide.

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