A brand new entrant to the torrent site market is set to take the Internet by storm. A P2P veteran, fresh from defeating the major recording labels in a 13 million euro lawsuit, has obtained 1.6 million euros from the Spanish Government to power his new dream – a 30 million torrent search engine. Throw in a brand new advert-free torrent client, a Free Software promise, plus a determination not to be bullied by corporations, and we have a very potent mix indeed.
In the near future, "smart" technologies and "big data" will allow us to
make large-scale interventions in politics, culture, and everyday life.
Technology will allow us to solve problems in original ways and create
new incentives to get more people to do the right thing. But how will
such "solutionism" affect our society? What will happen when deeply
political, moral, and irresolvable problems are recast as
uncontroversial and easily manageable matters of technological
efficiency? Technology, Evgeny Morozov proposes, can be a force for
improvement--but only if we keep solutionism in check and learn to
appreciate the imperfections of liberal democracy. Arguing that
we need a new, post-Internet way to debate the moral consequences of
digital technologies, To Save Everything, Click Here warns against a
world of seamless efficiency, where everyone is forced to wear Silicon
Valley's digital straitjacket. Evgeny Morozov Contributing Editor, The New Republic Author, To Save Everything, Click here Christine Rosen Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation Senior Editor, The New Atlantis +
This video was directed and produced by Dwight DeVane in 1976. Hear
more of the music of Moses Williams on "Drop on Down in Florida: Field
Recordings of African American Traditional Music 1977-1980" http://www.dust-digital.com/florida/
Heldon - excerpt from Heldon Third - Disjuncta
Shiver - Future World intro > Metro - Angel Of Mercy (Loop) - Nu-Groove
?? - Private Life remake- MASK 400
Ennio Morricone - Prayer (Conroy)
Dia Prometido - Ruisenor Persa - Philips
Random Library 1
Bernard Bonnier - Vero La Toto - Amaryllis
Mal Waldron - Thoughts - Japo
Demdike Stare - Unreleased
Gherkin Jerks - from Stomp The Beat - Gherkin Records
Fabio Fabor - Melos e Psiche > Julia Holter excerpt
Nate Young - Regression - NNA
Random Library 2
Random Library 3
Leila - How do you want it? - Rephlex
Atmo - Subaquatic - Orly
Julia Holter - Goddess Eyes - Leaving Records
Demdike Stare - Kommunion
Ian Carr & Don Rendell Quintet- Dusk Fire (Excerpt and edit)
Multimedia installation consisting of a
painting 620 x 400 cm, several ready-mades, photograph, and an animation
film projected on a 700 x 900 cm. surface.
Mathaf - Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
Told, Untold, Retold
Dec. 30, 2010 – May 28, 2011, curated by: Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath.
Once upon a time...
In the family house, and in my father’s room in particular, which was
his guest room and daily sitting area, my feet shook as I entered the
room after long years of expatriation. His clothes, which were hanging
there in a corner, were the first things I laid eyes on. That was a very
intense and emotional moment to me.
This is then what is left of my father??
His kufiyeh “head cover”, agal “headband”, praying beads, and
traditional clothing. They were all deeply rooted in his identity and
sentiment. They, with his big old collection of coffee pots made part of
his dignity, respect and sense of belonging.
They were hanging there, high, tidy and clean, as always, ready to be
worn, exactly as he used to hang them himself. They were leveled upright
on the wall surrounded by lost ghosts and floating shadows, restless
and anxious, pacing the room, swaying on the beat of his strong, deep
voice which filled the room, together with the smell of fresh roasted
coffee and the tunes of old sad Mawaweels.
This is then what is left of my father!
A few Objects,
Hundreds of memories,
A grieving love which still fills my mother’s eyes,
And many unfinished tales.
A moment of confusion.
A world disappeared and a new one aroused, a more beautiful charming world.
Here in this room I used to sit next to him, sometimes on his lap or on
my mother’s were I felt warm and happy switching between the two. I used
to put my arms around his neck or dangle my legs over his broad
shoulders, loudly laugh and sing. Here I used to play, run, dance draw
and dream, sheltered by their presence and love.
Oh Lord, where do memories come from?
Where do they go?
Where do they disappear and in which cupboard are they set?
How do they suddenly return, so strong and so intense, which makes the
whole world vanish, and then they fade as an old tale which once was.
A tale where boundaries get lost and dissolve in an unlimited world of tales.
I shiver as I now see this before my eyes.
A shiver of consciousness.
Imagine that your body is stretched up, getting taller and higher;
you slightly bend to see what’s below you. You’ll see yourself among the
crowd, anxiously moving within masses of people, things, memories and
emotions. For a while, you’ll lose your balance as you realize that you
are not but a little story or a lost tale in a universe of countless,
endless tales. Then you know that you are both the story and the
Wherever we go, however we change or grow old, “Once upon a time…”
would always be the words we carry within, long for and cherish. These
words pull us towards memories and times, things and places, images and
people that cannot be separated from us. “Once upon a time” is another
version of ourselves from within.
‘Once upon a time” is me as I was born. It is me as a child. It is me a second ago, and will also be me as I die.
“Once upon a time” is our childhood, our school, our friends, family,
dreams, needs and desires…. it is all our lives as we bear and are
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji
Andy Votel's first musical passion was hip-hop, which intrigued as well as attracted him: he wanted to find out how that music was made. Thanks to his resourceful father, he discovered that it was based on loops, and that many of them were samples from other songs. That was the start of his obsession with discovering sources, and of his scouring of records that were probably not earmarked for him at the time (the late eighties) given his age, 14, and location, Manchester. While his friends got excited over Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, Andy explored jazz recordings released on labels such as CTI Records and soundtracks by composers like John Cameron and Krzysztof Komeda.
Over the past twenty years, Andy Votel has travelled far and wide in a quest to buy as many records as he could. Some have ended up making it into his works or DJ sessions, and others have found their way into the catalogue of Finders Keepers, the cult label he co-founded with Dominic Thomas and Doug Shipton. His personal collection of vinyls, which he admits to measuring in cubic metres rather than numbers, makes him an acclaimed 'archaeologist' of unusual records, even though he refers to himself as the world's worst archivists and admits that he can spend hours looking for a particular vinyl at home, sometimes even buying a second or third copy because it's quicker.
Andy's main obsession is pop, particularly of the twisted and psychedelic kind. He feels an affinity for artists who have been sidelined by mainstream culture, and is particularly drawn to records that are written on, personalised or dedicated, because they tell a story. An unusual case worthy of study, in spite of everything, he doesn't consider himself a fetishist. His main motivation is to listen to music, and the only way to get the music he likes is generally to buy and collect it. Tracklist Download