Posts Tagged ‘USA’

Aaron Swartz 1986-2013

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Over time this tragedy just seems to become more painful, rather than less.

More here and everywhere.

On another note, February 11 is Today We Fight Back. If you are reading this on Feb. 11, click on the banner below – and if you are in Canada etc.

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NSA in Good Will Hunting

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Here’s Matt Damon’s character Will being interviewed by an NSA recruiter in Good Will Hunting, 1997. I’d forgotten about this genius bit of mouthing off until I saw the clip circulating this morning.

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Happy whichever winter holiday you love most, everyone

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Animation from a kinder, gentler, classier time. Designed by R.O. Blechman and animated by Willis Pyle, 1996, for CBS Christmas station identification.

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You Know Things are Messed Up When Librarians Start Marching

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Most of the photos here were taken by a friend of mine, Canadian filmmaker Velcrow Ripper, at Occupy Wall Street. Reproduced here with permission. See his whole gallery of Occupy Wall Street photos.

I would like to nominate the protest sign—all the protest signs of this year’s worldwide uprisings, in general—as the pre-eminent design object of 2011.

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Dry Design – converted garage

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

In this area of Los Angeles. two-car garages are mandated on each lot, by code. This garage was converted by Dry Design as a studio and possible living space in West L.A. It has a suspended plywood sleeping loft, and it maintains its wide opening doors to ensure that the building can be returned to its original use as a garage.

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Taos, New Mexico

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

There are views of two different churches here. San Francisco de Assissi just south of Taos, New Mexico, along with an old settlement there. The church with the white banding around the wall is part of a church in Taos Pueblo itself. The rounded corners on the churches are massive buttresses.

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