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We love… moss graffiti

Mosstika’s living graffiti is amazing | Grist.

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BLDGBLOG: Pieces of the city are forming, like islands

Like the movie Bladerunner, images of a future that is occurring unevenly… A postmodern future, where strange structural forms and dirt roads, fiber optics and donkeys coexist. A future that is not in the United States.

Pieces of the city are forming, like islands: “Photographer Bas Princen has a fantastic new exhibition, called “Refuge,” up at Storefront for Art and Architecture.

(via BLDGBLOG.)

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A Farm Grows in Brooklyn – on a Rooftop

Check out this project to build a 1-acre working vegetable farm, producing local produce for Brooklyn, on a rooftop.

Aside from the intrinsic interest of the project – and the importance of urban agriculture to creating sustainable cities and a sustainable society – the “Kickstarter” site is an interesting experiment in alternative funding.

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Artist Promotes ‘Subway Etiquette’ With Guerrilla Campaign

“Riding the subway in NYC is cheap, efficient, and often, highly irritating. It’s like a concentration of the most inconsiderate and rude people know to man, but hopefully one graphic designing prankster can help.”

via Artist Promotes ‘Subway Etiquette’ With Guerrilla Campaign — ANIMAL.

Artist Jay Shells has produced ‘Subway Etiquette’ poster campaign – a series of posters based on people’s pet peeves about behaviour on the subway, and has been posting them, guerrilla style, through the system.

(ta, Laughing Squid, for the hook up)

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Upcoming Bay Area Films of Interest

  • San Francisco Silent Film Festival May 28, 2015 – June 2, 2015
  • Castro: Days of Heaven/Out of the Blue June 3, 2015
  • Dazed and Confused at Balboa June 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Balboa
  • Breaking Away at Balboa June 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Balboa
  • Henri Langlois Tribute at PFA June 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm PFA Thursday, June 11, 2015 7:30 p.m. Henri Langlois Centennial Tribute: Opening Program Introduced by Tom Luddy. Judith Rosenberg on pian o. A collection of shorts on the legendary Langlois, as well as the 1918 I talian short La Tosca, a lost film found by Langlois in the BAM/PFA Collec tion. Titles include Langlois (1970), Chit Chat…
  • Dimitri Kirsanoff & Nadia Sibirskaïa Collaborations at PFA June 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm PFA Friday, June 12, 2015 7:00 p.m. Dimitri Kirsanoff & Nadia Si birskaïa Collaborations Dmitri Kirsanoff (France, 1924/1928). Imported Pr ints! Judith Rosenberg on piano. Two rare works from the great silent-era d irector Dimitri Kirsanoff: the evocative portrait of two young sisters, Mé nilmontant, and Autumn Mists, a short about a melancholy soul. (54 mins) n…
  • Max Ophuls, "From Mayerling to Sarajevo" (1940) at PFA June 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2625 Durant Avenue #2250, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States Friday, June 12, 2015 8:15 p.m. From Mayerling to Sarajevo Max Ophuls (France, 1940). New 35mm Print! Ophuls presents the love affair between Archduke Franz-Ferdinand and Czech Countess Sophie Chotek in his o wn elegant, fluid style. “Amongst the finest works of Max Ophuls” (Robin W ood). (90 mins) http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/theater_near_y ou2015
  • Lubitsch "Forbidden Paradise" at PFA June 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm PFA Saturday, June 13, 2015 6:30 p.m. Forbidden Paradise Ernst Lubitsch (US, 1924). Imported Print! Judith Rosenberg on piano. Lubitsch t eams with his favorite muse, the great actress Pola Negri, for this comed y inspired by the amorous intrigue surrounding Catherine the Great of Russi a. Adolphe Menjou costars. (78 mins) http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmse ries/langlois2015
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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, film buff and occasional reviewer, and former private detective. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.

 

What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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