Monday, 26 July 2010

Clearcut 1991 PT.1

This is such an excellent movie, I recomend everyone watch it although it does get kind of gruesome which I wasn't expecting, but excellent all the same. I haven't been able to get hold of it any where but the whole film has been uploaded to you tube in ten min sections. You can create a playlist and then it will play through.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

New Look - Numbers

This was posted by a friend on facebook the other day.. I also like.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Gabriel - Lamb

I love this song so much.Beautiful.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Dive! Trailer

Dancing on the ruins of multinational corporations.

Olympics 'Ahead of the Game' - Trailer

Another vid from the grass roots section.

Greenwash spill at the BP-sponsored National Portrait Gallery

BP Portrait Awards - Oil on Canvas

Excellent! I found this on the "visionOnTV website under the grass roots section. Lots of really fantastic stuff on there!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Article taken from Adbusters magazine.

The world is losing its magic. The rivers are no longer deities and the Nymphs that Socrates knew were on his walk with Phaedrus are not acknowledged anymore. Today we live in a strictly material world, a boring world, a scientific world where rocks are rocks and nature is man-made. Beautiful vistas are just that – beautiful, worthy of a picture but no longer a fountain of sublime transcendental glimmers. And yet, despite closing ourselves to the immaterial and denying the mystery of existence, the sable shadow still haunts us. So, we keep it at bay with new diversions and dazzling distractions.

Every modern generation has felt the alarming emptiness of life and has sensed that the horizon is bleak. Our banal society has long offered us nothing but the continued march of technological suicide, the extinction of biodiversity and the leveling down of infodiversity. We are wasting away our lives in long hours in front of screens, pushing pixels and accruing overtime. Bleary eyed, in a digital daze, we gulp down what we’re given and try not to think about the existential walls that are closing in as our precious years slip through our fingers, never to return again.

Faced with the shallowness of our existence, a life lived on the surface of reality, we desperately try to re-create the magical feeling that has been lost. But we are so far gone that the only alchemy we know is made of silicon chips and computer code. Still, our mercurial wizards with laptop laboratories combine these two technologies, frantically seeking the incantation for re-enchantment. But their methodologies are materialist and their tools far too modern – all that comes from their labors are expensive rose-colored glasses.

They call it augmented reality, a system for looking through the machine’s eyes, a way of seeing that replaces imagination with computer animation. And while our rocks may still be rocks, with this technology in hand, they promise us that our declining world will be bearable. That the dirt, grime and pollution need not be cleansed for through the screen everything is shiny and clean. And forget, of course, a revolution that razes this world because we can do it on our machines, safe and legally. Why destroy an oppressive reality when we can simply live in a “liberating” fantasy?

Against those who claim that augmented reality is the future of activism, we need only say: Everyone may wear blinders but the world will still stink of decay.

Micah White is a contributing editor at Adbusters and an independent activist. He lives in Berkeley and is writing a book about mental environmentalism. or micah (at)

Resurgence- Slow sunday.

25th july is going to be the next slow sunday suggested by the Resurgence slow sunday initiative "to symbolize a rejection of commercialism, a passion for the planet and a desire for change."

Some suggestions from the website;

According to the specialist in all things Slow, Carl Honoré - our society needs to take a more relaxed and more hands-off technique for raising and educating children. For this Slow Sunday Resurgence has put together a few suggestions making sure this day of rest adheres to this proposal...

Spread it out rather then cram it in - children’s spare time can end up seeming laborious rather than leisurely if the schedule is too rigid or full. Ask yourself whether they need to do so many out of school activities, family visits, trips to the shops, or sightseeing trips at weekends. Giving youngsters time to set their own agenda allows them to express their own interests.

Let them go wild - modern day living and demanding education is creating a generation of ‘battery children’. According to Natural England only 10% of today's seven- to 11-year-olds spend time playing in natural settings like woods and the countryside, compared to over 40% of their parents’ generation. ‘Free Range’ children have time to go will and enjoy the thrill of taking risks during play. Forest Schools are one of the many schemes around which allow youngsters to learn whilst playing outdoors.

From preformed to preferred - step away from off-the-shelf, ready-made electronic entertainment and try homemade amusements instead. Slow Media (music, song, and story-telling) can give a longer-lasting sense of satisfaction...and lets adults do the things they enjoyed before the digital age.

Slow yourself down - finally, remember that children are very good at sensing the mood of the adults around them. If brought up surrounded by family, teachers or other adult role models that constantly dash around frantically, it can give the impression that the grown-up world is a world of stress and anxiety with never enough time in the rush to keep ahead of the game. Instead, make sure that children know that work can be enjoyable and satisfying and possibly even easy!

Visit the site for more ideas.

Free resources.

I have found some really interesting stuff for free on I tunes they have an open university section with lectures and I have even found some video tutorials for my little boy to learn guitar. Well worth a look.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Love the concept of giving. Giving away something beautiful that has been hand made with love, to a complete stranger. This has always been what I have loved about graffiti too. It is a gift.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Had my first driving lesson in three years today! I did ok too apart from a couple of mistakes and a little rustiness. I can't wait to be able to drive, I hope I learn quickly. Here are some vans I've been looking at dreamily... I think I would like the army truck! but I think for now I'll concentrate on learning and then just a cheep run around until the insurance goes down. A little fiesta or something.

Day trip.

We were taken on a day trip and here are a few pictures I am quite pleased with. I am getting to slowly but surely know my camera. My children and a friendly chaps dog.

make-up and costume ideas for next festival :)

Its 2 am and I think I really should of been sleeping a long time ago :/ wish me luck getting up in the morning ;)

Friday, 9 July 2010