The Clothed Avatar: Virtual Bodies in Latex Catsuits

With every iPhone & Google glass we are inexorably drawn into the fantasy, fetish world of cyborg technology. We lust for this technology. — But we are afraid of it. — As we go deeper into high tech our desire simultaneously drives us deeper into the high touch experiences of the corporeal body. The tactile fetish of an avatar body in a latex catsuit.

THE DUDE

Jeff Bridges is… THE DUDE from ‘The Big Lebowski’. To my mind The Big Lebowski is one of the best Coen Brothers movies.  It has a great cast not to mention a dazzling soundtrack and the dream structures used in the film are exceptionally good.  This is my favorite one: …

Hosoi Ichiba Gone

I’ve used all my favorite adjectives when describing the beautiful Japanese Edo period regions of Hosoi Ichiba. Earlier this year I selected Hosoi as the first of my Gimme Six picks. Shortly after I published that article, Hosoi found itself in financial crisis and was forced to trim down from four regions to only two. …