Monthly Archives: December 2011

blier’s buffet froid

“Buffet froid” aka “Cold cuts” … what more can I say? It’s one of Bertrand Blier’s best, and his dad’s, and Depardieu’s, and … And it’s proven ideal for the Christmas & New Year season ever since 1979-12-19 …http://mubi.com/films/buffet-froi… Continue reading

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adam curtis on ghostwatch

Adam Curtis – click the tag for more on him – has just blogged “a brief history of the appearance of ghosts and poltergeists and other spirits on television. Not fictional ghosts – but real ones, or the reports of their appearances, that you find … Continue reading

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potlatch vs the prisoner’s dilemma

Marc Holthof on potlatch vs the prisoner’s dilemma, and re: the VRT’s foolish econologic decision to end “Music for Life” … “It is the “prisoner’s dilemma” in the early 1950’s by the mathematician AW Tucker was formulated and a classic of game the… Continue reading

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bots

Two chatbots talking … as discovered via this “intimate technology” blog: http://intiemetechnologie.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/computer-power-and-human-reason/ Continue reading

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2011-12-14 werktank lecture

This work – “Continuization Loop” by Wim Janssen – has received a honorary mention at Ars Electronica 2011. It was produced by Werktank, which also features Kurt d’Haeseleer and Ief Spincemaille, plus Mekhitar Garabedian and Aernoudt Jacobs. They’… Continue reading

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a third alice (im gilbert adair)

RIP Gilbert Adair (1944-12-29 > 2011-12-08), journalist, film critic and author of “Alice through the needle’s eye: a third adventure for Lewis Carroll’s Alice” (1984), “Peter Pan and the only children” (1987), some Agatha Christie spoofs, and oth… Continue reading

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m for mika rottenberg

… an exerpt from “Squeeze” (2010) by Mika Rottenberg, currently on display at Museum M in Leuven (aka Louvain), Belgium … the sound here isn’t good, I’m guessing a visitor to the SF expo filmed this ‘from screen’ … still, glad there’s at lea… Continue reading

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