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Archive for January, 2013

Is privacy the new taboo?

Posted by Anne on January 26th, 2013

I’ve been online now for just over 5 years. Recently I accidentally found the first video I made of myself, where I self-consciously wondered whether the information broadcasting movement I was about to join had any relevance, or whether it was a half-witted attempt to engage in broader but seemingly disconnected discourses, as half-witted as […]

Writing

Posted by Anne on January 22nd, 2013

I’ve started a book project, which forces me to conceptualize something from the big picture down to the last detail. After poking around for about a month exploring the areas I have found important in my business English classes over the past years, thinking through individual features and refreshing my contact to clients who might […]

Cassandra Wilson: Red Guitar

Posted by Anne on January 20th, 2013

Cassandra Wilson Red Guitar (from: Another Country 2012) Wash my face with blue water Lay my head on white linen Morning comes, drink black coffee Then I play my song on red guitar Take my flight through blue heavens Walk my path in green gardens Drive my car on black highway Then I play my […]

Kickstarter

Posted by Anne on January 5th, 2013

Kickstarter is a website that helps crowd-source funding for creative projects. So they invite finite enterprises with specific goals that need concrete financial backing. It’s not primarily geared to companies, and it’s also not for charity, it really comes down to supporting the arts, where the performance, the product or the outcome is not expected […]

Charles Ferguson

Posted by Anne on January 4th, 2013

I watched Inside Job the other day, the Acadamy Award winning 2010 documentary about the 2008 financial meltdown, directed by Charles Ferguson, and had a bit of a meltdown of my own. As the blurb to the posted interview with Ferguson states “the film makes the powerful case that an out-of-control finance industry took advantage […]

“What are you selling?” “Personality”

Posted by Anne on January 3rd, 2013

Comedian Salesman Kenny Brooks: “I’ve got a disease called enthusiasm”. Catching! Goes into suburbia with his cleaning liquid, deals with bad attitudes, and lays his word wit on his potential customers, playing to their social anxieties (“Don’t laugh too hard cause the neighbors gonna see this black kid scrubbing your windows”). My favorite one-liners: My […]