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Darius Britt (Aubrey Plaza) and Kenneth Calloway (Mark Duplass) in a still frame from Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed

MADRID, 1615 — Following up on his publication of El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha) Part 1, 10 years ago, today Miguel de Cervantes published the 2nd and final part of his novel. iRez believes that this will become a novel for the ages, and […]

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Screen Cap from frame of the trailer for 1995 Kathryn Bigelow film "Strange Days"

Tech Crunch – Strange Days

INSIDE THE MATRIX, 27 June — Tech Crunch’s Sarah Perez remembers Kathryn Bigelow’s 17-year-old film Strange Days and contemplates the long quest to merge humanity, technology, and experience.

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W Magazine features King Baby Studio on Tom Cruise

Originally posted on King Baby Studio's Blog:
As you have probably heard, Mr. Risky Business, Mission Impossible, & every other summer blockbuster you can think of has transformed himself once again.  For his newest role Tom Cruise slides into the life of a rock god as Stacee Jaxx in the new film Rock of Ages.  When we got…

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Photo collage of Zoë Saldaña as Uhura in Star Trek and Neytiri in Avatar

Zoë Saldaña

Originally posted on socialpsychol:
Zoe Saldana (born June 19, 1978), sometimes stylized Zoë Saldaña, is an American actress. She had her breakthrough role in the 2000 film Center Stage and the 2002 film Crossroads. She later gained prominence for her roles as Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Uhura in the 2009 film…

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Dollhouse 1

  LOS ANGELES, 2009 — A computer is hardware that runs software. You can boot your PC with Windows or Mac or Linux or something else. For 2 TV seasons Joss Whedon, Eliza Dushku & Co. explored the idea that the human body might be bootable with “different operating systems.” Technically I think this scenario […]

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image from the film "Somewhere in Time." Modern day Christopher Reeve stares at a photo of Jane Seymour

Being Outed

CHICAGO, March 1912 — As the nymwars have helped elucidate, there are many reasons to use a pseudonym. To avoid an abusive former partner, to avoid a repressive government, or simply to immerse into an RP character/identity as deeply as possible, are but a few. In fact if you think about Orthonyms, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms, […]

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

In his new film, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Werner Herzog takes us on a sublime journey into Chauvet Cave in Southern France, putative home of the oldest Western art. I’ve read that Herzog is not a fan of 3D, but that he chose to use it this one time, to give us the experience of […]

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Fair Leaks

Speaking of Wikileaks and remembering that journalists are supposed to be about Free Speech, not Free Lunch… I saw Doug Liman’s Fair Game (2010), with Naomi Watts as Valerie Plame and Sean Penn as her husband Joe Wilson. The film is about their marriage and other things, but the sweeping backdrop of it is the […]

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Douglas Story & Desdemona Enfield

Remix Art breaks the 20th century hegemony of top-down, 1-to-many, read-only culture. Second Life is the land of User Generated Content (UGC) It is a world where Story & Enfield can freely create these works. And now in Ripple we see them paying it forward, empowering readers to become authors in a read-write culture where the world we experience can be shaped by our own hands.

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