Archive for October, 2007

A preview of the Mutamorphosis conference in Prague

Monday, October 29th, 2007

The Mutamorphosis conference is an extraordinary convergence of artists and scientists coming together in Prague, Nov. 8-11, combining the 40th anniversary of Leonardo, and overlapping with the annual International Festival for Arts, Sciences, and Technologies – Enter3 – organized by the Czech Academy of Sciences. More than enough futurological themes to stretch your mind between [...]

The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas at MoCA, LA

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Opening yesterday at the MoCA in Los Angeles is an exhibition of Emory Douglas’ art made while he worked as minister of culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until its discontinuation in the early 1980s. Organized by Sam Durant, with the assistance of Alden and Mary Kimbrough and the Center for the [...]

Pure Grade Realities + Higher Intelligence … part 2

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

More critical art events to keep those adversarial worlds at bay and all our ports open for ingenuity and collective imagining :

From some of the compas who brought us Reboot FM, Rolux, and Pirate Cinema, a conference on “The Oil of the 21st Century” in Berlin. Opening event is Oct.18th with Jamie King, Alan Toner, [...]

Pure Grade Realities + Higher Intelligence on The Rise: A Quick Round-Up of Things on The Near Horizon

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Lots of news of things coming up just around the corner where XLt Organisms will be participating, covering, sporing, remxing, converting to Mass energy, formulating into art maps and praxis engagements, etc. etc. Note: we will be updating this entry through the weekend so check back to see what we’ve added.

THIS weekend at [...]

Vote SF Chron Writer CW Nevius Onto the Island of Proto-Fascist Tabloid Think Tanks

Friday, October 12th, 2007

The San Francisco Chronicle has reached a new pinnacle of professional journalism this week by giving CW Nevius, sports writer and veteran Rotten Tomatoes film reviewer, a new editorial column on the front page. In a brilliant move to rouse the citizens of our great city to NIMBY extremism, Nevius has been given the [...]

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Future Sex, But Were Afraid To Insert Your Credit Card

Monday, October 8th, 2007

[Image from Jim Avignon remixed for Pan Optic Radio's ABCs of Disneyweltschmerz, 2001 ]
(Note, this is Part 2 of 3 plog items on Monochrom’s Arse Electronika conference, which begins with prior entry “AE Probes the New Pron World…” )
We are still processing the profoundly messy Arse Electronika conference from this weekend. Ironically it’s (Fuck) Columbus [...]

Arse Electronika Probes The New Pron World: Arts and Technology + Bonus Features for a 21st Century Smorgasbord of Pleasures Impaled By A Newly Roused Market

Friday, October 5th, 2007

We’re still looking for the quote, but we think it was Roland Topor who once said his worst nightmare would be to have his stomach turned inside-out.

But then there’s Pron, that simulated red-lit back-alley bardo of perpetually unfinished business where technology and porn commingle and conceive. And when the marketplace reaches into your sexuality [...]

“What Would Jesus Buy?” at SF Docfest, Reverend Billy Steers Head-on Into the Strip Mall Insanitorium

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

( rev billy, savitri, aaron, and lukas at roxie cinema, 10/2 )
The new Morgan Spurlock produced film about Reverend Billy’s Shopocalypse tour, “What Would Jesus Buy?” – directed by Rob VanAlkemade, now based at the 5lowershop- played at the Roxie as part this year’s SF Docfest, and tonight Billy and partner-in-crime Savitri are being hosted [...]