The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Cologne, Germany 2014
Photo Credit: Robin Harper
Depeche Mode — Everything Counts
from Construction Time Again (1983)
in my final year of undergrad one of my lecturers gave an entire art history lecture about nineteenth century european industrialisation and marxist dialectic materialism based on this song and it was the single best and most informative class I ever attended
"When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Gangsters. Now you’re a hacktivist. Which I would probably be if I was 20. Shuttin’ down MasterCard. But there’s no look to that lifestyle! Besides just wearing a bad outfit with bad posture. Has WikiLeaks caused a look? No! I’m mad about that. If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, it seems to me he should at least have an outfit for that."
The Kennedys managed to turn the Mona Lisa into a kind of 15th century television set. Instead of a million and a half people looking at one image flashed on a million and a half screens, you had them all looking at it on one screen, which was the picture itself and that was the only difference. They didn’t come to look at the Mona Lisa, they came in order to have seen it, and there is a crucial distinction, since one is reality and experience and the other one is simply phantom. In America, the Mona Lisa became its own facsimileRobert Hughes’s premonition that the Mona Lisa’s trip to America (to be exhibited in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C in 1962) would deeply change the way that art would then be viewed. (via pyrrhics)
Ferracci’s movie poster for Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise.
Fantastic news for people who suffer regularly from migraine headaches. The FDA has just approved a wearable electrical stimulation device for sales in the United States — a headband that prevents the onset of migraines when worn for just 20 minutes each day.
A device like this is definitely long overdue. Some 10% of people worldwide suffer from migraines, a condition characterized by intense pulsing or throbbing pain in one area of the head, accompanied by nausea or vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound.
Developed by STX-Med in Beligum, Cefaly is a compact, portable, battery-powered, prescription device. It’s placed at the center of the forehead, just above the eyes, using a self-adhesive electrode. The headband then delivers transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to the trigeminal nerve known to be involved in migraine headaches. The only known noticeable effect is a tingling or massaging sensation where the electrode is applied. It can only be used by people age 18 or older and should be used no more than once per day for 20 minutes. [x]
I appreciate the fact that they got a designer to make it look like a space tiara. They didn’t have to go that extra mile, but they did, because they care.
"Daul, you have to be happy. I hope you’ve found it." - A message from Lee Hyuk Soo to Kim Daul [November 2009]