AUTOMAT DAYS
I remember being taken to an automat in New York exactly like this. Perhaps it was this one; in the 70s there were still quite a few around, although they were modern and exotic to me. I was still so young I don’t think I’d even seen a vending machine yet.  I don not remember the food. It was the place that impressed me.
All this to mention that Sean Michaels has a sweet piece  at 49th Shelf on a New York even earlier than this, where the automat is the end of the party, not the main attraction.

AUTOMAT DAYS

I remember being taken to an automat in New York exactly like this. Perhaps it was this one; in the 70s there were still quite a few around, although they were modern and exotic to me. I was still so young I don’t think I’d even seen a vending machine yet.  I don not remember the food. It was the place that impressed me.

All this to mention that Sean Michaels has a sweet piece  at 49th Shelf on a New York even earlier than this, where the automat is the end of the party, not the main attraction.

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fuckyeahcitizenradio:

““If you’re wrong about a war, or several, it should say that under your name on the news, instead of your new book. Because a lot of people don’t have the time, and they just see a very serious man in a very serious suit saying that we’re in danger.”
Listen to the show.

fuckyeahcitizenradio:

If you’re wrong about a war, or several, it should say that under your name on the news, instead of your new book. Because a lot of people don’t have the time, and they just see a very serious man in a very serious suit saying that we’re in danger.

Listen to the show.

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judyxberman:

The Uncomfortable Gender Politics of “My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection”

brittalderfer:

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imathers:

Back in 2003 I attended a talk by David Brin, at Worldcon here in Toronto. Brin had blurbed Starfish; to say I was favorably disposed towards the man would be an understatement. And yet I found myself increasingly skeptical as he spoke out in favor of ubiquitous surveillance:…

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explore-blog:

Flow is a floating instrument that “lives and breathes and responds to the river” – amazing sensor-driven electroacoustic machinery that sets the water to music. Best thing since the Solar System set to music

(via peteashton)

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pandemian:

Philip Glass “Geometry of Circles”
Sesame Street, 1979

(Source: emoctv)

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retronewyork:

Skateboarding NYC in the 1960’s

photos by Bill Eppridge

I can remember falling off one of these frighteningly narrow boards after one of the kids in the neighbourhood found one in the 70s.

(via oldnewyork)

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LUMIOTHERAPY 2014

at Quartier des Spectacles, Montreal. 

This year’s installation is called  Entre les Rangs— rangs being the system of land division in New France.

More than 28 thousand clear light reflectors on slim plastic poles form the virtual field criss-crossed with paths. It doesn’t look like much during the day, but as the sun goes down, Patrick Watson’s music and strategically placed colour projectors turn the plastic field and its paths into a shimmering evocation of wheat fields in summer.

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explore-blog:

Measles has surged back in Europe, while whooping cough is has become a problem here in the U.S.

Childhood immunization rates plummeted in parts of Europe and the U.K. after a 1998 study falsely claimed that the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella was linked to autism.

That study has since been found to be fraudulent. But fears about vaccine safety have stuck around in Europe and here in the U.S.

NPR maps the resurgence of preventable diseases due to public ignorance and lamentable misinformation about vaccines.

Pair with Bill Gates on vaccines, animated.

The consequences of wilful stupidity.

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Pete Seeger’s Rainbow Quest featuring Johnny Cash and June Carter

a gathering of astonishing talent and character

Pete Seeger 1919-2014

Folk Legend, social activist, truth teller, banjo master*, giant.

* 43:50 on for some fabulous picking

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