acrylic painting over photocopies combines figurative, domestic scenes with the cacophony of globalism and traditional decorative motifs.
posted by klangklangston
on Aug 12, 2013 -
Acclaimed writer Bruce Sterling is back for his annual State of the World interview
in The WELL's inkwell conference. It's a must-read. The first question comes from Cory Doctorow who asks him to help him plan for the future now that Cory has a kid, etc. Sterling's answer is hilarious, biting, and brilliant all at the same time. And that's only the beginning...
posted by brianstorms
on Jan 6, 2010 -
...With the end of the cold war and the emergence of global networks in which goods, ideas and people circulate outside the language of citizenship, the fundamentalist fight for ideological states has lost influence... Muslim radicalism, by contrast, has moved beyond the language of citizenship to assume a global countenance, joining movements as different as environmentalism and pacifism in its pursuit of justice on a worldwide scale. Such movements are ethical rather than political in nature: they can neither predict nor control the global consequences of their actions...Spectral brothers: al-Qaida’s world wide web Snapshots of Faisal Devji's Landscapes of the Jihad are to be seen within
posted by y2karl
on Dec 8, 2005 -
Emancipator or Oppressor?
E.J. Dionne talks about how the global economy may not be as evil or as good as its respective supporters and detractors make it out to be. It seems like a pretty balanced look at a subject that gets horribly slanted coverage.
posted by owillis
on Jan 2, 2002 -
eBay takes a leaf out of eToys' book.
Everybody's favourite auction site is threatening legal action against EBay Pty Limited, an Australian company that’s been around for twenty years but only got online recently. eBay has the ebay.com.au
domain name, so EBay bought ebayaust.com
in late 1999 for their small business selling self-published books.
Now eBay wants EBay to stop using the name both online and offline
, the latter of which seems highly dubious given the relative ages of the companies.
In what is becoming an increasingly global marketplace, where do we draw the line between disparate companies with similar names?
posted by Georgina
on Feb 27, 2001 -