Friday, January 21, 2011

akira and repo man

two clips that seem relevant (both films were recommended to me by james wiltgen):

tetsuo's mutation from the classic anime akira

and the closing scene from repo man, in which the chevy malibu begins to look like kac's alba

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Biotechnic Opera (Novum series at Strophe)

This is happening on January 22nd (for more info, click here).

The flyer was designed by Megan Broughton, who took my "Take Care of Yourself" class.

Who owns your genes?

On Henrietta Lacks:

On the question of biological material as property:

More on this in Vandana Shiva's Biopiracy book.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Carsten Höller, SOMA

Footage of Carsten Höller's project at Hamburger Bahnhof museum in Berlin:

For more info, click here and here.

The part with the mice at 0:55 reminded me of the grid in Tron.

More reindeer art, this time by Tea Mäkipäa, here.