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: …

Dollhouse 1

  LOS ANGELES, 2009 — A computer is hardware that runs software. You can boot your PC with Windows or Mac or Linux or something else. For 2 TV seasons Joss Whedon, Eliza Dushku & Co. explored the idea that the human body might be bootable with “different operating systems.” …

Being Outed

CHICAGO, March 1912 — As the nymwars have helped elucidate, there are many reasons to use a pseudonym. To avoid an abusive former partner, to avoid a repressive government, or simply to immerse into an RP character/identity as deeply as possible, are but a few. In fact if you think …

Fair Leaks

Speaking of Wikileaks and remembering that journalists are supposed to be about Free Speech, not Free Lunch… I saw Doug Liman’s Fair Game (2010), with Naomi Watts as Valerie Plame and Sean Penn as her husband Joe Wilson. The film is about their marriage and other things, but the sweeping …

Douglas Story & Desdemona Enfield

Remix Art breaks the 20th century hegemony of top-down, 1-to-many, read-only culture. Second Life is the land of User Generated Content (UGC) It is a world where Story & Enfield can freely create these works. And now in Ripple we see them paying it forward, empowering readers to become authors in a read-write culture where the world we experience can be shaped by our own hands.

6000 Degrees

Here are some excerpts from my 2003 work 6000 Degrees. As you can see in the video above, Monica struggles with issues of identity and individuality. Monica struggles a lot, but seems to conclude that her life is unique. Yet the gallery installation of her “struggle” presented five 10′ tall …