Speaking of crystals (via Everything Is Terrible!: MARTIAL ARTS & THE POWER).
[murmur] is a documentary oral history project that records stories and memories told about specific geographic locations. We collect and make accessible people’s personal histories and anecdotes about the places in their neighborhoods that are important to them. In each of these locations we install a [murmur] sign with a telephone number on it that anyone can call with a mobile phone to listen to that story while standing in that exact spot, and engaging in the physical experience of being right where the story takes place. Some stories suggest that the listener walk around, following a certain path through a place, while others allow a person to wander with both their feet and their gaze.
[murmur] was first established in Toronto’s Kensington Market in 2003. That same year projects were launched in Vancouver’s Chinatown and along St. Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, and over the past few years [murmur] has grown and expanded across other neighbourhoods in Toronto, Calgary, and San Jose, California. [murmur] Edinburgh launched in Leith in January 2007, and [murmur] Dublin Docklands launched in May 2007. [murmur] Australia launched in Geelong in February 2009.
[murmur] was initially developed with the assistance of the CFC Media Lab, Toronto.
“An old and nearly forgotten cemetery, located a few blocks northeast of Fort York, is the final resting place for some of Toronto’s founding citizens. Victoria Memorial Square is home to the city’s first military cemetery and is one of its earliest public parks.
Standing in the park today you never would know that it holds roughly 400 graves, mostly those of men, women, and children connected with the fort who died between 1793 and 1863.
Over the course of its history, Victoria Square has been both an object of commemoration and a victim of neglect. It is an enchanting space. It whispers stories of 19th-century life and death, and it speaks to the values Torontonians have placed on their collective history.”
“Brock’s present monument was rebuilt in 1853 after the original monument was bombed by a terrorist in 1840.” This month is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York (Toronto). Brock was killed later that year, in October, at the Battle of Queenston Heights.
Many of these have downloadable audio components.
- Is EMPIRE a really a byword for neoliberalism? Are there differences in the two?
- how does the book in relation to social networking? FACEBOOK AND PRIVATISATION
- what is the relationship to hope? (nuns)
- Unions - can act as legitimating structures for capitalism, and there is internal corruption, but what is the alternative?
- Examine contemporary methods of media (both left and right wing) framing events as sin.
[Tompkins Sq. Park - early instance of gentrification]
[REF - Chris Kraus film How to Shoot a Crime (1987) is an interesting piece that examines both crime scene videography]
[Halifax - Africville - community dissipated, stuff moved in garbage trucks which caused outrage]
[occupy and the rhetoric of sinning]
- Terminology - PROCEDURE. ? - is the idea of procedure a problem?
The fire starts to die out, Sixteen Candles comes to an end, and I ask if I can see his closet—after all, he designed his own $5,000 arctic-fox-fur, gold-hardware bomber jacket. We wander into the house, a woody manor. Drake enters some numbers into a keypad on a bookshelf and—presto!— it swings open into his massive, paisley-swathed sleeping chamber, complete with a California king bed, for which he must purchase custom sheets.
When I ask about the strange square above the bed, he grabs a remote, and a projection system emerges from the ceiling.
Neato, I say. “Would I have you already?” he asks. “Are you sleeping with me?”
Ladies and gentlemen, our unknowing OVOXO mascot, Drake