This moment.. An East German soldier ignores orders to let no one pass and helps a boy, who was found on the opposite side from his family, cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall’- 1961.
Submitted May 22, 2015 at 11:21PM by 010110101001
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Posted on May 19, 2015 at 02:21PM.
Paige K. Bradley at Bookforum:
Dennis Cooper’s latest book, Zac’s Haunted House, was released online in mid-January by the Paris-based small press and label Kiddiepunk. Dubbed an “html novel” and offered as a free download, it consists of seven html files, each of which expands into a long, vertical scroll of animated gifs. You could call Zac’s Haunted House many things: net art, a glorified Tumblr, a visual novel, a mood board, or a dark night of the Internet’s soul. It has just a few words—the chapter titles and a few subtitles embedded in some of the gifs—but it still very clearly belongs to Cooper’s own haunted oeuvre, capable of evoking powerful and gnarled emotions. Although it is something of an about-face from his last novel, The Marbled Swarm—with that book’s intentionally contrived, digressive language—Zac’s Haunted House still displays Cooper’s obsessive attention to form and style. It also features his by now nearly classical imagery and interests: The vulnerable young male body juxtaposed with death and failure; charged use of subcultural vernacular; and confused bodies, to say nothing of identities, fumbling through sex and subterfuge. Cooper has always written characters whose ineloquence hints at experiences that defy language; now, telling a story almost exclusively in images, he pushes this inarticulateness in a new direction. The result is surprisingly eloquent, and accurately speaks to our experience of the present, online and IRL.
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Posted on May 19, 2015 at 01:40PM.
on: May 19, 2015 at 12:05PM
See more architecture and design movies at dezeen.com/movies
Architectural Association graduate Zhan Wang has produced an animation depicting a fictional technotopian future scenario in which China has built a giant port to distribute minerals mined from the moon.
Zhan Wang’s Lunar Economic Zone project imagines a celebration taking place in Shenzhen in the year 2028 to mark the arrival of the first shipment of lunar minerals.
The animation portrays the architecture and infrastructure required by such a system and the way the parade might be propagandised to present China’s technological and economic prowess through the lens of the global media.
See the full story on Dezeen: http://j.mp/1AcZmVt
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Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:17AM.
Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:01AM.
TIL the Germans wouldn’t fire at the king of Belgium out of respect for him being the highest ranking man on the front
Submitted May 16, 2015 at 05:25PM by JoeBieEpic
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These photos of waves are incredible, so I’m sharing with you
Submitted May 16, 2015 at 08:54AM by TheZentones
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