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Everything is a Remix, So Steal Like An Artist SXSW Austin, TX 3/10/12 - While many have described the new world of remix culture where “nothing is original,” few have provided practical advice for those of us who find ourselves living and making things in it. Join filmmaker Kirby Ferguson (creator of the video series EVERYTHING IS A REMIX) and artist Austin Kleon (author of NEWSPAPER BLACKOUT and STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST) as they show clips from Kirby's work and discuss how one best goes about being a creator in the digital age. Questions Answered: 1. What are the basic elements of creativity? 2. What is the line between inspiration and outright plagiarism? 3. How can creators best share their work on the web without getting ripped off? 4. Is it really true that nothing is original? 5. Why is “make what you like” better advice than “make what you know”? Supporting Material: EVERYTHING IS A REMIX: http://www.everythingisaremix.info/ STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST: http://www.austinkleon.com/steal Category: Convergence / Film / Music Austin Kleon - austinleon.com Kirby Ferguson - http://www.everythingisaremix.info/
|Building Cultural Bridges: Bhutan -- Nepal -- PortlandBuilding Cultural Bridges is the culmination of a year-long community project to make a film about the experience of coming to America. Covering the cultural and spiritual realities of transition through community dialogues, interviews with immigration service stakeholders, teachers and volunteers, the film provides insight into the transition to life in Portland, OR.|
Puerta Del Sol Update Saturday May 26th Madrid Spain direct democracy
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Puerta Del Sol Occupation General Assembly Skype with Barcelona after police attack
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Veggie bus alternative energy workshop and radical art mobile space at the the Anti-COP Anti-Cap encampment. Cop 16 Cancun
for more Cop 16 coverage see Planet Save FAIL!
Trabantimino, completed just one hour before its October 7 opening at Salon 94, welds three aspects of car culture, says photographer Liz Cohen, who spent 8 years building the hybrid: ownership, fabrication and marketing. Aiming to combine design features of two defunct models, representing different cultures-- the East German Trabant and the Chevy El Camino truck--Cohen learned mechanical engineering from several mentors at World Wide Customs, Oakland; Elwood Body Works, Scottsdale, and Kustom Creations in Detroit. In a parody of automotive marketing protocol, Cohen also posed as a pin-up. The show, at Salon 94's reopened gallery, 243 Bowery, includes a wall of 150 b&w prints of tools borrowed from Bill Cherry, Cohen's first mechanic mentor, to make the hybrid, as well as Cohen's pin-up prints and ephemera. For more details, email email@example.com. Filmed by Liza Béar, on October 7 and 8. http://squaringoff.blip.tv
A night at macrosea, brooklyn new york, near the Gowanus Canal, dancing, swimming in [refurbished of course] dumpsters.
The bus that limped into Austin a couple months ago is now embarking on the the long limp ... for lack of a better word... home. Seems like every destination becomes the symbolic "home" that I never really reach.
I fixed the leak with a combination of patching material and have a back up plan if the patches break. I also did a 2 hour local test drive to make sure everything was working. I'll be stoopping frequently to check for leaks and let my baby rest.
Anyone in the Waco, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville areas that want to hook up let me know. This will be a fairly slow drive... I'm pushing my luck enough just pulling out of the driveway.
wish me luck.
There's a hole in the coolant hose that heats the the veggie oil. It is in that impossible place to get at where the hose in hose (oil line running inside the coolant line) goes through the firewall (not a computer term). I'm surprised that the unprotected sharp piece of metal pressed tightly up against it had not cut a hole in it sooner.
This morning I was awoken by the police (again) while parked in the RV side of a Flying J parking lot. They "mildly" threatened to arrest me or fine me 1,000 dollars an ounce for the coolant that leaked out over night. I was able to convince them to give me an hour to fix it and leave... that i knew where the hole was and was capable of fixing it ( I did know, but I am not capable of fixing it in an hour ) I've blown about 80 unexpected bucks on coolant, stop leak and "special" rescue tape. There is no way to fix the hole without removing the entire veggie fuel line and coolant heat system. It will take a lot of time.
I was told by a flying J employee to just move it back to the big rig lot and work on it there, that way when the cops came back I'd be gone. I did that but within an hour an unmarked car with a uniformed cop cruised by.
As I rolled around under the bus frantically trying to put tape on wet hose with one hand (because that's all that would fit it the space) a trucker pulls up next to me hops out and leans down to warn me of the swarm of bees he saw behind my bus... I thanked him even though those bees and the ones I was laying on were all dead from the coolant that covered my entire body as well.
I cut an extra piece of hose and tried to cover the hole and protect the hose from the sharp metal it had been rubbing against for 25,000 miles. I called in for reinforcements from my Texas comrades, ideas for where i could limp the bus to for safety.. Thank you all, just knowing someone was helping me think it through was quite comforting. Also, Much thanks to Topher who I bugged 'til the wee hours last night trying to find a solution. You Topher, are my "real" favorite veggie mechanic; the title of this post however is a reference that that other guy will only get.
Long story long... Bus not fixed. bus not in Austin. maybe bus in Austin tonight. Bus limping into Austin for the 3rd fucking time. I'm able to drive about 10-15 miles on each radiator fill up of water. Must drive real slow on the highway while assholes honk angerly at me every minute or 2. I'm almost within range of a AAA tow job but those of you who have followed my saga will know that I can probably drive there in 10 mile spurts faster than they will come tow me.
I don't know what "normal life" is; but I know that this is NOT normal or joyous and that has become the norm for bus travel and I'm sick-n-fuckin' tired of it.
90% home . . . 90% over it.