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Archive for May, 2008

street art stuff

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Really love this little people streetart project which Tim told me about. (Thanks Tim).

I am putting together an article about the convergence of streetart and new technologies for the Visual Culture journal. Last week I presented in Manchester on this called: Location Location Location: streetart and online spaces – a traveller’s tale.
So I am really enjoying the Channel 4 shorts at the moment on streeart:

Am going to London at the weekend and will do this tour and hope to look at the exhibition. SO EXCITING!!!!

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May 29th, 2008 at 8:31 am

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DCSF on Youtube

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I didn’t realise that the government had videos on Youtube ….

here is the launch of the Byron report :

and here is something from the outtake genre of video …

funny what you come across when you aren’t trying.

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May 16th, 2008 at 3:39 am

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vegetables as instrments

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Obviously, we all know vegetables are good for you:

(OMG do not make the mistake of viewing the WHOLE of this video…)

This is perhaps a new take on the ‘five a day’ rule:

As you are aware, vegetables are great for your health, but it turns out they have a great number of other uses too. Plenty more where this came from:

I wrote before a bit about memes here and here and here. Just wondering if the whole veggies as musical instrument is also a meme.

I am pretty sure that the ‘How to …’ format is a meme of some kind… which THE PERKLETS have heroically joined in with.

I think that the term meme is a term to be used to describe a social phenomenon but is NOT something that determines what should happen. That is to say I think a true meme evolves through and across groups, but f it is kind of DIRECTED, it does not seem like a true meme to me As in this example here.

Or am I being too purist about this? If you want to row about this check out this

Written by DrJoolz

May 15th, 2008 at 3:35 am