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‘culture’ Archives

University Course: Wasting Time on the Internet »

University Course: Wasting Time on the Internet

Dr. Kenneth Goldsmith mirrors an idea whose time may have come: I’m so tired of reading, every time you pick up a paper, on how bad the Web is," he told the Washington Post. "I don’t think that’s true. I think the Internet is making us smarter. So he has set out to make an academic point.  Poet, UbuWeb founder and [...] Need We Say More? » Need We Say More?

What do women really want?  It's a question for the ages.  And in this age, this idea started back when co-founders Josephine Wai Lin and Dalal Khajah were working at advertising agency AKQA. “We hired men to act as body guards for our bosses as a joke." “One guy was actually a male stripper but we wanted him to just pretend he was [...]

Aging Boomers Become The Flat Age Society »

Aging Boomers Become The Flat Age Society

Photo illustrations by Zachary Scott for The New York Times. Have you noticed?  People over 45 don't "act their age"?  And what exactly does acting one's age mean, anyway?  We live in a time of physical augmentation and augmented reality as the norm.  At the same time, we live in a time of radical redefinition of the term "aging".  What [...]

James Kerr AKA Scorpion Dagger Turns Animated GIFS »

“I like the idea of these people bumbling around the world and having fun, and not taking life too seriously.” At first, I was just looking for images without copyrights on them! It was maybe a few months into Scorpion Dagger when I realized that I kept going back to the Renaissance art, and started thinking that maybe there was something [...]

Moving Always Changes One’s Perspective »

Moving Always Changes One’s Perspective

After more than two decades living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and 14 years in Sonoma County, I made the move back to my roots in Southern California.  Los Angeles, is an amazing place, full of opportunity for the experiences I love. Looking forward to more post inspiration and sunsets like this one. More photos on dgirlp's

Food Porn: The World’s Newest Obsession »

Food Porn:  The World’s Newest Obsession

I live  in Foodie-Ville. Sonoma County, California is known for its access to the world's most beautiful, biodynamic, Demeter-approved, organic, humanely-produced, preciously prepared and ingested culinary perfection.  So I'm accustomed to seeing lots of social media food porn. But really, how many pictures can we take of pizza, pasta, [...]

July 4th Afterthoughts: Andy Warhol on American »

  “Everybody has their own America, and then they have pieces of a fantasy America that they think is out there but they can’t see. So the fantasy corners of America, you’ve pieced them together from scenes in movies and music and lines from books. And you live in your dream America that you’ve custom-made from art and schmaltz and [...]

The Neglect of a Loved One: Back to MixingReality »

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you.  Whether it's getting to the taxes that you filed an extension for, touching up the roots on your do, or finally getting the house painted after many years of hemming and hawing about costs and colors...time marches on. So with no excuses, only time passing, I am back to my blog here at [...]

The Hunger Games Trailer Starring Barbie & Crew »

The Hunger Games Trailer Starring Barbie & Crew

The Hunger Games meme has been released. And as a cultural touchstone it had to fall on others. Barbie stars in her own trailer for the film. And she brings along some of her friends.

Video of the Day – The Wrinkles Of The City, Los »

Video of the Day – The Wrinkles Of The City, Los Angeles by JR

  JR is a French conceptual artist who works in the streets hanging massive photos in public spaces.  His art has transcended the streets with shows at Tate Modern and Centre Pompidou.  In 2011 he won a TED prize, and Forbes Magazine has featured him in their 30 Under 30.  At mixingreality we love him too, and have written about his [...]

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