Dogme 95 rules
"Furthermore I swear as a director to refrain from personal taste! I am no longer an artist. I swear to refrain from creating a "work", as I regard the instant as more important than the whole. My supreme goal is to force the truth out of my characters and settings. I swear to do so by all the means available and at the cost of any good taste and any aesthetic considerations."


Encyclopedia of Life

Some wonderful images from E.O. Wilson's Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), the beginning of a project which hopes to provide information on all of the known organisms in the world.


Just a few images from the Met's current show Radiance from the Rain Forest: Featherwork in Ancient Peru (more images on the exhibition page); a couple people recommended it to me and it was well worth the trip.


this is the first completed version of my table cloth for stains
click on the image to see a larger version


I've dreamed about this:

Advertising Outlawed in São Paulo, Brazil

A city stripped of advertising. No Posters. No flyers. No ads on buses. No ads on trains. No Adshels, no 48-sheets, no nothing.

In September last year, the city’s populist right-wing mayor, Gilberto Kassab, passed the so-called Clean City laws. Fed up with the “visual pollution” caused by the city’s 8,000 billboard sites, many of them erected illegally, Kassab proposed a law banning all outdoor advertising. The skyscraper-sized hoardings that lined the city’s streets would be wiped away at a stroke. And it was not just billboards that attracted his wrath: all forms of outdoor advertising were to be prohibited, including ads on taxis, on buses—even shopfronts were to be restricted, their signs limited to 1.5 metres for every 10 metres of frontage. “It is hard in a city of 11 million people to find enough equipment and personnel to determine what is and isn’t legal,” reasoned Kassab, “so we have decided to go all the way.”

continued on Debranded Home

I've been thinking a lot about archiving my Internet activity as a physical object so it is not just wasted time, but a materialization of something that would otherwise not fully exist. So Arend told me about an Austin man with OCD who wrote a program to download the internet onto CDs. If he weren't in jail for possessing child pornography then he ought to have a show.

"Perez's compulsion would also characterize his use of the Internet. Specifically, Perez told the court, he was trying to make a "backup" of all online content - that is, the manic and absurd ambition to duplicate the entire World Wide Web, initially from Usenet sites. "


German designer Julia Lohmann uses plant and animal materials to construct her objects, the top image is a lamp made with kelp and the second image is from a workshop about making salmon skin leather.


Nice compilation of grass photographs by Brad Troemel