Friday, December 22, 2006

Born in England and raised in Nigeria, Yinka Shonibare currently lives and works in London:

Scramble for Africa

The Swing (after Fragonard)

Scientists in Liverpool have concluded that Shakespearean language excites positive brain activity. In other words, reading his stuff really does make you smarter. Click here to read the article.

The Economist says Postmodernism is the new black.

Here is a site with loads of sweet essays and lectures by the likes of Zizek, Agamben, and Deleuze, among others, including this cool Columbia lecture where Zizek says: "Democracy" means that whatever electoral manipulation took place, every political agent will unconditionally respect the results.

Click here to listen to Miles Davis Radio.

Rheim Alkadhi, the daughter of an American mother and an Iraqi father, lived in the Middle East throughout the 1970s and now lives in Los Angeles. These images are from her project entitled My Lover in Unequal Parts: A Found Photo Project:

I Think to Ask

I Stand in the Street

And finally, check out this super cool Peter, Bjorn & John video for their tune Young Folks: