The Hoxton Window Project:
“I had no plan, I had no thought, I had a pen and decided to take it for a walk. My brain is a mess, my mind a ball of spaghetti charged with tiny electrical pulses being generated by a team of termites on a treadmill. I put it all up against the glass, I hope it will delight and intrigue and not leave anyone aghast” says window artist Jon Burgerman
features the work of digital creative company Unit 9
at a square in central London.
posted by honey-barbara
on Mar 2, 2011 -
In which our guide, Iain Sinclair, expounds upon and attempts to participate in the Transport for London/Barclays "Cycle Hire
" program ("scheme" in the Queen's English"). [more inside]
posted by webhund
on Jan 30, 2011 -
becoming a commonly deployed tactic by the London Met, students from the University College London are fighting back with Sukey
, launched this morning. [more inside]
posted by asymptotic
on Jan 29, 2011 -
In Hoxton, there's a shop.
Run by the Ministry of Stories (and funded by the National Lottery), the Hoxton Street Monster Supplies shop provides a free space to stimulate creative writing with workshops, publishing projects and one-to-one mentoring. [more inside]
posted by jim.christian
on Nov 28, 2010 -
They call it the "Ring of Steel"
The NYPD is tightening surveillance in New York's subways by installing a new surveillence system modeled after London's so called "Ring Of Steel"
. The $200 million system, paid for with federal funds and mismanaged by the MTA and Lockheed Martin, is part of what will one day be a 3,000-camera network of "public and private-sector cameras." London, feeling it's title as the most surveilled city in the world threatened, is now considering using unmanned drones
for covert aerial surveillance, security, or emergency operations.
posted by SpaceJazz
on Sep 25, 2010 -
The National Portrait Gallery's
Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize shortlist for 2010 has been announced. Among the entries, and causing a small ripple of controversy, is Panayiotis Lamprou's Portrait of My British Wife
, which is reopening up where mainstream sensibilities of the border between art of and voyeurism lie. The photo features Lamprou's wife Christina looking directly at the camera. Wearing no knickers
. [Links are SFW. NSFW links appropriately flagged on the pages themselves] [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan
on Sep 20, 2010 -
12 London archives – digitised, marked up and tagged – to "create a comprehensive electronic edition of primary sources on criminal justice and the provision of poor relief and medical care in eighteenth-century London".
page is a good place to start browsing. [related]
posted by unliteral
on Jun 8, 2010 -
How to be cool? How to stay calm? How to have better conversations? How to make love last? The School of Life
is a place to step back and think intelligently about these and other concerns. [more inside]
posted by jonesor
on May 18, 2010 -
Who are the grandfathers of noise music? The Nihilist Spasm Band
formed in 1965 when eight men, using homemade instruments, began creating noise together in London, Ontario. None of these men were traditionally trained musicians, yet they are often credited as being the major influence behind modern noise music, inspiring Japanese noisemakers like Hijokaiden
, as well as western artists like Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
. [more inside]
posted by threetoed
on May 4, 2010 -
is a place where you can play The Greatest Game, or seek your Ambitions, or, what the heck, just Seduce an Artist's Model! Ever since London was dragged one mile below the Earth's surface -- and one mile closer to Hell -- by a huge flurry of billions of bats, finding your fortune in the city has been something of a different beast. [more inside]
posted by cthuljew
on Apr 14, 2010 -