Monthly Archives: February 2016
New Life to an old Icon
New perspectives of the famous Hollywood Sign on top of Mount Lee taken by Ted VanCleave. Artist and photographer Ted VanCleave.
Oscars vs #OscarsSoWhite
New research shows that you only need handful of influencers to give the impression that everyone is talking about your brand. How does this apply to microbrands and movements like #OscarsSoWhite or #BlackLivesMatter? We investigate the power of the network to change dominant narratives and how you can use this in your marketing efforts. [Read More…]
Gil Scott-Heron: Jose Campos Torres
“Jose Campos Torres”
I had said I wasn’t going to write no more poems like this
I had confessed to myself all along, tracer of life, poetry trends
That awareness, consciousness, poems that screamed of pain and the origins of pain and death had blanketed my tablets
And therefore, my friends, brothers, sisters, in-laws, outlaws, and besides — they already knew
But brother Torres, common ancient bloodline brother Torres is dead
The filmmaker tearing up the gay scene’s body image bullshit:
“The goal is revolution. The goal is not for a fat, femme or trans feminine person to be fucking desired – because we are desired. What I want is for people to turn inward and interrogate the source of their own desires. I want to deconstruct, decolonise and to dismantle beauty as a system of domination, so that one person is not to be held up as a standard of beauty when there is a multitude of possibilities.”
Less Time at Awards Shows More Time Writing, k?
George RR Martin is now competing with Game of Thrones.
In an interview with IGN, GRRM indicated that he was still hard at work on The Winds of Winter, which won’t be coming out any time soon, and that he was very pleased with a new twist he had come up with: “It involves a couple of characters, one of whom is dead on the show but not dead in the books. The show can’t do this stuff, because they killed a character that I have not killed.” Continue reading
Representation Matters. Always Will.
Nichelle Nichols / Uhura Art by Francesco Francavilla Continue reading
Remembering Leonard Nimoy
ART we LIKE: Branded
After the jump see how the amazing piece above was created by artist Micheal Murphy and it does more than play tricks on your eyes in a silent 1:45 short video.
An Occasional Dream
David Bowie: Life-Size Body Pillow
The pillow measures 66′ inches (5 and 1/2 feet) and is made with “broadcloth, silky faille, pillow stuffing, thread, David Bowie print, and magic” to show off Bowie in his famous Ziggy Stardust days.
via You can buy a life-size body pillow of David Bowie on Etsy | MASHABLE
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Make Westeros Great Again!
1977: Poem for Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer
by June Jordan
GoT: Hall of Faces Season 6 Posters
The PR/Marketing Department has spoken:
Game of Thrones ‘Hall of Faces’ Posters
SBS: Documentary Promos
Et, Tu Olly?
7 reasons Jon Snow isn’t dead
(and 3 signs he really is)
Is Jon Snow really dead? Game of Thrones season 6 will answer this question, but for now, here is our take on the whole thing.
GoT: 2016 Are You Ready?
Game of Thrones: Highlights
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…who’s the fairest of them all?
Harper Lee’s Career by the Numbers
Advance for “To Kill a Mockingbird,” sold to publisher J.B. Lippincott in 1959: $1,000 plus 15% royalties
Advance for the “Mockingbird” film rights, sold in 1961 to Universal Pictures: $75,000 plus 12.5% of the profits
The film’s production cost: $2.2 million
Sales of “To Kill a Mockingbird” to date: more than 40 million
Advance for “Go Set a Watchman,” an early iteration of “To Kill a Mockingbird” published last year by HarperCollins: unknown
Print sales of “Go Set a Watchman” since it went on sale last July, according to Nielsen BookScan: 1.6 million
via Harper Lee’s Career by the Numbers | Speakeasy: WSJ
ART we LIKE: Mind’s Eye
Gabriel Levesque Graphic designer and illustrator from Canada.
States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness
Following on from ‘Ann Veronica Janssens: yellowbluepink’, this changing exhibition will examine perspectives from artists, psychologists, philosophers and neuroscientists to interrogate our understanding of the conscious experience. Exploring phenomena such as somnambulism, synaesthesia, and disorders of memory and consciousness, the exhibition will examine ideas around the nature of consciousness, and in particular what can happen when our typical conscious experience is interrupted, damaged or undermined.
via States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness | Wellcome Collection
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