Monday, November 24, 2008

OMG, this just came out:

"DJ Spooky's Rebirth of a Nation is a film project based on a remix of D.W. Griffith's infamous 1915 film Birth of a Nation. The original film was based on a novel and theater play by Thomas Dixon entitled The Clansman - essentially what Dj Spooky is doing is applying dj technique to cinema in a way that parallels, deconstructs and remixes the original."


"You don’t have to die to shoot a death scene."

--Deborah Solomon interviews David Lynch


To better understand Deleuze & Guattari's concept of mapping vs. tracing, it is crucial to understand the concept of homeomorphism:

In the mathematical field of topology, a homeomorphism or topological isomorphism is a bicontinuous function between two topological spaces. Homeomorphisms are the isomorphisms in the category of topological spaces — that is, they are the mappings which preserve all the topological properties of a given space. Two spaces with a homeomorphism between them are called homeomorphic, and from a topological viewpoint they are the same.


"What Is Flash Fiction?"


Steve Smith and Kathy Kachelries


Bright Eyes - "At the Bottom of Everything"

Directed by Kat Solen


"Find Us With the Lemurs: Disability and the Språkgrotesk"

By Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson

[a manifesto on soft surrealism]


[the following short film is beautiful, but NSFW]


a short film

directed by Priya Sanghvi


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Fashion photography from Ruvan Afanador: