Archive for January, 2007

Kafana Balkan presents A Bread + Cheese Circus benefit for Kosovo project

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

February 3rd,2007
110 Capp st. @ 5 th floor 8PM-1AM
Sliding scale $8-15
Come out and support a great cause and listen to some wildly festive music.
Boban and Zeljko invite you to our very first installment of KAFANA BALKAN-a benfit for the Bread and Cheese circus that has [...]

TOC v. 3.0 : Sure there’s Sex + Violence in your media soup, but where’s the erotic revolutionary uploads!??

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

We had a very informal meeting of XL Terrestrials at one of our undisclosed caffeinating locations today to discuss TOC v.3.O. That’s “Transmigration Of Cinema” for all you slackheads just tuning in… Welcome! Slackers (yes, “praise slack!” even in 2007, minus the xtra retro-cheese and quite possibly all that [se]x-ist wanking ! ) situationists, cacaphonists, [...]

Jodorowsky films at The Castro, El Topo and Holy Mountain and some psychomagic updates

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

This is a pure web teaser! There is no Sons of El Topo project to see in the cinema, the proposed sequel to Jodorowsky’s cult classic El Topo. But both this 1970 oddity-masterwork (which was the beginnings of the midnight movie due in part to Lennon and Yoko Ono) and Holy Mountain are screening at [...]

Neural issue #26: Disturbing The System

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Yep, there’s a magazine dedicated to hactivism and new media which runs a pretty mean gamut from up-to-speed resistance measures to music reviews on the outer limits to cultural oddities that will keep you on your toes…
In hardcopy it is supposedly available at Cody’s Books in the Bay Area, but you can also dig in [...]

The 12th “Berlin and Beyond” lends a few more hammers and hacksaws with which to shape society…

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Goethe’s 12th “Berlin and Beyond” festival at the Castro looked a little thin and fluffy from the program at first glance, but we are very happy to have our first impression totally dismantled. All of the films we have seen in this year’s selection so far have either proven to be unexpected surprises, engaging, intense, [...]

Wireless progre$$ (part 2): the iphone idolatry and Jobs as the Steve Ballmer crackhead 2.0!?

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

We think it might be important for those who have made the pilgrimage to Macworld this week to get a grip on the fact that unless the new iphone has upgrades to work underwater and/or during the next ice age, withstand ied-s, and/or annihilate the deathstar of the warmongers… there’s not really much social progress [...]

mah fellooh amerikan Xtras… we’re casting now for another middle ages splatter rock-u-mentary cartoon !

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Steve Bell

Celebrate’s sweet 16 at Minna Gallery!

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

“Join EFF for a birthday bash to celebrate 16 years fighting for your rights.”
They are asking for $20 donations , but no one turned away for lack of funds, and proceeds go toward one ofthe most progressive legal teams on the planet.
January 11, 7-10 PM at 111 Minna Gallery in Soma, SF.
Scott Beal of Laughing [...]

Wired for progre$$: Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, Rupert Pupkins and the Ick Factor, body hacking, body shoppers, and more 23c3 perpectives

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

When Neil Postman used to analyze the Media Ecology and the Technopoly he’d say that we were becoming heavily wired for a catastrophic excess of solutions to problems that didn’t previously exist, and that even our language for expressing the new social complexities was migrating into forms more groomed for pushing hair products. Then as [...]

Ceský Sen (Czech Dream) played the ATA to a packed house

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Somewhat surprising and very unfortunate for US audiences that nearly 2 years after winning best documentary at the SF International, no one’s picked this film up for cinema or dvd distribution, but it’s available from their own site. Czech Dream makes a highly instructional piece for pulling back the shabby curtains on mass media, advertising [...]