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When the Fourth Wall Falls

I’ve lost count of the times I’ve demolished the fourth wall since I posted the original version of this video two years ago.  Sometimes it’s been intentional and strategic. But it usually happens when I lose the discipline of unflinchingly working within the constraints of a character. The magic circle isn’t just a fictional device. […]

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Grand Opening: Avastar Night Club

Originally posted on Fashion Forward Faces:
Last night, friday the 1st June I attended the official opening of Johannesburg’s first ever themed nightclub – Avastar. From when I arrived at the club I was welcomed by fire dancers , clowns on stilts making ballon animals and a brightly lit entrance “What happens in Avastar stays…

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Previz #63 – Strange Zeitgeists

SAN FRANCISCO, 11 April — In this Previz we imagine multiverse traveler Ironyca along with performance / new media artists / hacktivists Eva & Franco Mattes wearing lycra unitards or latex catsuits. Kind of a dance thing, kind of a BDSM thing. But definitely artists doing an identity art thing. With costumes. Wow! The idea for the Strange […]

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Garage Band & Public Storage

YOUR GARAGE, 2 April — paradoxically, this unassuming place is both the place where creativity is born… and the place where creativity goes to die. Early in your life, the garage is the no-cost studio where musicians, artists, inventors, and innovators can develop their work. Later in life it’s home occasionally to cars, but more […]

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Diderot, Britannica, Wikipedia & Knowledge

CHICAGO, 13 March — surprising no one, 244 year-old Encyclopaedia Britannica announced today the end of their print edition. In 1751 Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alembert published the first encyclopedia. 17 years later Britannica was first published, and in 2001, 250 years after Diderot, Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched Wikipedia. While many, […]

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Revolution 2.0

OMG February 2011 – What a month! Last week Social Media was at the heart of regime change in Egypt… this week an IBM supercomputer is facing the 2 greatest champions in the history of Jeopardy… Ghonim described the revolution as “like Wikipedia,” and one can’t help but notice the resonance Watson has with Wikipedia… […]

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Welcome to the Real World

  It was so great seeing Tizzy yesterday… my head’s still spinning over how awesome her new video is. http://vaneeesa.com/2011/01/06/tizzers-foxchase/ And today I saw the above video from CNN Money. http://world.secondlife.com/group/0d5fc362-a93b-4d26-b7b6-3b0d6427950c What a pair of bookends! The guy who walks away from a job at Merrill Lynch to sell virtual real estate, and the woman […]

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Carl

I only had lunch with him the one time. Marky Mark went down to Caltech to hang out with his VLSI Tech Dweeb pals, and I went along… I actually have no idea why… I guess I was infatuated with him back then. When those guys get started… it’s really fascinating for the first five […]

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A Tale of Two Fashion Websites

Some people have a lifelong struggle with eating disorders… others have a lifelong struggle with blogging disorders! 😛 I try really hard… kinda hard?… to never blog about Free Culture or Fashion… but I fail a lot. I try not to blog about Free Culture because I feel like, well, as the saying goes, “My […]

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Gogbot!

Based on the, scandalous to some, idea that things in the universe don’t stay constant forever and that Homo sapiens don’t necessarily represent the ultimate intelligence in all of “creation,” we have the GOGBOT FESTIVAL celebrating the Technological Singularity this week in Enschede, The Netherlands.

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Unitards & Catsuits

I think you’d be about as surprised to see Lycra-Woman show up with whips and chains as you would be to see Latex-Woman teach yoga or Pilates

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Balloon Couture Meets Chocolate

TSIM SHA TSUI, HONG KONG, 21 January 2010 — I probably don’t have to tell you that you like chocolate. I probably don’t have to tell you that you love chocolate. I probably don’t have to tell you that sometimes chocolate can turn a crappy day around. But… I bet you never knew that it […]

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