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ArtLung posts tagged with “culture” ·


  • The Bot Collection
    When I started this post, back in January, the intent was for it to be a comprehensive discourse on toy robots. I was starting to collect them and thought I could sum it up succinctly. So much for brevity, it’s meandering. Bear with me. Here’s the collection from then. My fascination with robots probably began…
  • Malcolm McLaren is dead.
    Most famous for being a rock empresario. For the Sex Pistols. For Punk theory. For Bow Wow Wow. Dead at age 64. He could be a lot of fun. Here’s Buffalo Gals, 1983: I don’t remember this video, or the nudity, but the song sounds like the 1980s to me. I always liked the song….
  • Pre-Gaga Gaga.
    The first time I heard of Lady Gaga it was from Krisztianna. At the time I thought her fandom of Miss Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was delusional or maybe even ironic. As it turns out, Lady Gaga actually has quite a lot going on for her. She’s worked hard, and for many years to create…
  • TPM Barnett on social networking technology
    It’s about the people and relationships first, technology second: I think one of the reasons why such connecting technologies get underappreciated or underused is that we manage to cast the whole process as some revolutionary new mode of behavior, when it’s not. The same interpersonal skills apply, it’s merely the scope and speed that changes….
  • A Movie About Chatroulette
    I have not used it. This movie encapsulates why Chatroulette is cool, and also why I probably won’t ever use it. Waxy pointed to this video first, I think. Danah Boyd writes about what is extraordinary about the Chatroulette. There are a few curse words in the video.

  • Omar & Brother Mouzone
    Two of the more vivid characters from The Wire, Omar and Brother Mouzone, which Leah, my father and I have watched over the past month with great zeal. It’s worth re-watching start-to-finish.
  • James Ellroy
    Source: Salon Interview: James Ellroy, 1996: Well, I write in a cultural vacuum, so I don’t understand what’s out there in the culture too much. You don’t watch TV? I watch boxing on TV and I listen to classical music. I talk with my wife a lot and exercise. Culture to me is just shit…
  • Web Anthropology, particularly YouTube
    Anthropologist Dr. Michael Wesch talks about Digital Ethnography. He puts YouTube in perspective and reminds me I love it despite the fact that one needs a tool like Comment Snob sometimes to appreciate it.
  • Latest Thomas Barnett Lecture
    Always enjoyable, and wonderful to see and hear how the brief has evolved. via his excellent blog, and the post The Latest and Greatest Brief
  • Poor Communications Skills
    …about coffee. via vintage ads