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Quipsologies
~ Vol. 9 ~

Art, dead people, people coming out of prison and a Speak Up milestone among other interesting items in today’s Quipsologies.

~ M. KINGSLEY ~

UbuWeb — Spring 2005 features: 1. Films by: Guy Debord, Moholy-Nagy, Hans Richter, Robert Rauschenberg and 37 Fluxus works
2. Marshall McLuhan interviews with Dick Cavett and Edwin Newman
3. Eight versions of Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate 4. New additions to their Dial-A-Poem recordings: William S. Burroughs, John Giorno, etc.
5. Live To Air — Sound works from Lawrence Weiner, Vito Acconci, etc.
… and much, much more.

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Nineteenth-century images of Albinism.

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Two items from comics genius Mark Newgarden, best known as the creator of the Garbage-pail Kids: 1. An animated cartoon on the dangers of cartoons. “Hi!”
2. A deconstruction of Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy. (PDF link)

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Only a few days left to catch a small, but wonderful exhibition of Yves Klein’s Air Architecture at New York City’s Storefront for Art and Architecture. The exhibition was originally produced by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in Los Angeles; and the catalogue is a more than adequate substitute if you can’t catch the show.

~ JASON A. TSELENTIS ~

Parsons students design video games for Atari, teaming artists, gamers, programmers, and designers up for this heated competition. [Via The New York Times]

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City Seeks Relief Of ‘Visual Clutter’ On Raleigh Streets Temporary signs in the public eye are deemed “not aesthetically pleasing” by a Raleigh, North Carolina council member.

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Cubist Painting Recovered Was it misplaced or stolen? Either way, Nature Morte a la Charlotte has been found.

~ BRYONY ~

Disk drive storage to the maximum? Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has achieved this by devloping upright magnetic storage.

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AOL’s Top 10 Spam E-mail Subject Lines’ of 2004.

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Do you know who spent more time online last year, men or women?

~ MARIAN ~

A most unfortunately named web address.

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From The New York Times: The footwear retailer Steve Madden has decided not to shy away from the imminent release of its namesake founder from prison. The company is promoting the return of its creative leader in a series of eye-catching posters and print advertisements, and is having some fun with it in the process.

~ ARMIN ~

Noted: Colin Stokes’ — male lead in Off-Broadway’s I Love you, you are perfect, now change — resume reads: “He has a degree in graphic design from Harvard, so he could get a real jon if he wanted.” How low is theater actors’ self-esteem that they joke about graphic design being a real job?

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How’s this for a headline: “Corbis Acquires Dead Celebrities”? The Roger Richman Agency, who owns the rights to dead celebtities like Steve McQueen, George Burns and even Alfred Einstein has been bought by Corbis. Nothing like the thought of adding Buckminster Fuller to your shopping cart. [Thanks to Matt for the link to the news]

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Quipsology-approved Job Opportunity: The Graphic Design department at NCState seeks a recent M.F.A. in Graphic Design within three years of graduation, to fill the Designer in Residence position, who has some teaching experience and who wishes to continue or expand design research and exploration begun in graduate work. Application details. Deadline for the web-based application is April 24.

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This entry marks the 1,000th entry on Speak Up. Yes, that’s, like, a lot.

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PUBLISHED ON Apr.11.2005 BY The Speak Up Authors
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Comments
Jeff Gill’s comment is:

Well done, Armin, Bryony et al.

That makes this comment 1000.001.

Re: the Steve Madden story, a lovely mixed metaphor:

"...instead of ignoring the 5,000-pound elephant in the corner, you might as well bring it out into the open and make hay of it."

Paul Capelli, CEO, Ad Store, NY

On Apr.11.2005 at 09:58 AM
Isaac B2’s comment is:

That note about the actor with a graphic design degree "so he could get a real jon if he wanted” is priceless! Now I can finally convince my parents that what I do for a living is "real."

On Apr.11.2005 at 04:48 PM
Sarah’s comment is:

In response to Marian's most unfortunately named web address, I present to you the most unfortunately named corporation. I laughed so hard I cried when I saw the semi rolling by at a stoplight.

On Apr.11.2005 at 04:57 PM
ravenone’s comment is:

get a real jon? That a typo or?--

On Apr.12.2005 at 12:05 AM
marian’s comment is:

Thanks Sarah! A good morning laugh.

On Apr.12.2005 at 09:54 AM
Derrick Schultz’s comment is:

The Ubu link is great. thanks for it.

On Apr.12.2005 at 08:45 PM
Frank’s comment is:

hmmm..."a real jon"...maybe not a mistake. Might be some real insight here into how

designers feel about themselves and their employers. Either way, worth a good chuckle.

On Apr.13.2005 at 02:37 PM
sbrinley’s comment is:

Disk drive storage to the maximum? Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has achieved this by devloping upright magnetic storage.

Even better, they've broken into song about it.

On Apr.13.2005 at 08:24 PM
Bryony’s comment is:

I am speechless, that song is insane. thanks for the link.

On Apr.13.2005 at 08:47 PM
sbrinley’s comment is:

You're welcome.

On Apr.13.2005 at 10:08 PM
Bradley’s comment is:

Armin-

Who is this Alfred Einstein guy?

On Apr.15.2005 at 05:42 PM