MonthSeptember 2003

Interesting stuff in the blogosphere

Abe’s notes on Tokion Magazine’s Creativity Now Conference: “… design has over taken British culture, its replacing advertising as a way to sell product.”

A design article by Adam and a conversation about it on Margin Walker.

danah’s thoughts about Burning Man, plus her notes on Commonwealth Club talk on dating in contemporary urban cultures. “Rather than finding the best person for us, look for the person that we could spend the rest of our life trying to make happy. When two people are devoted to making each other happy, the relationship would work.”

Cool Hunting blog

Josh Rubin hunts for cool and posts it on his blog.

See also Trendcentral.

Espresso Stories

Via the always wonderful Creative Generalist: Espresso Stories tales you can swallow in a single gulp.

Robert Anton Wilson for governor


Robert Anton Wilson is running for Governor of the Republic of California
as the unofficial write-in candidate for the Guns and Dope Party

(via Disinfo)

Xeni Jardin’s Burning Man coverage

I didn’t get a chance to meet Ms. Jardin while I was out there. Maybe next year.

Full Story: Wired: Burning Man ’03 Ashes, Dust

Burning Man: Coming to a town near you

I’m back. I’ll be posting some thoughts about Burning Man on my personal blog, as well as on Margin Walker in the near future. In the mean time, I’ll be posting some BM related links here… first off, check this:

Two full-time employees of Black Rock City LLC are helping develop regional spinoffs beyond those already growing in places like New York, Seattle, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Austin, Tex., ? and making sure they adhere to the philosophy of the original. […]

Black Rock Arts Foundation, meanwhile, has been set up to raise money and to bring radical art to communities nationwide. Organizers also just distributed what they call a ?Burning Man film festival in a box,? a do-it-yourself kit that they expect will promote avant-garde cinematography.

I think this is a great idea, as long as it is handled properly. I don’t think the Burning Man community is going to take it well, though.

AP: Burning Man Festival Seeks Social, Political Influence

(via Abstract Dynamics)

RIP Wesley Willis

He died at 40, of myelogenous leukemia

(via Adam).


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