Show 2 at RCA is up and on, so much to see!
See Jasmine Raznahan's project Metapress and Fabien Cappello's xmas tree furniture.




This is what I'm planning to see:

17.30 Lucy Love
22.15 Kanye West
00.30 Trentemøller

14.00 First Aid Kit
19.30 Nick Cave and the bad seeds
23.30 Grace Jones

12.30 Balstyrko
16.00 Håkan Hellström OR 16.30
Oh no ono
18.30 I got you on tape
00.00 Fever ray (juhu)
01.00 Pet shop boys
02.00 Malk de koijn

14.00 Peter Doherty
18.30 The whitest boy alive
20.45 Yeah yeah yeahs

The new Grizzly Bear video by Patrick Daughters is beautiful!
Enjoy it.


Clive Thompson on the Future of Reading in a Digital World

James sent me a text telling me to read Clive Thompson's article
in WIRED, read it here.

I have just interviewed Bob Stein for the book The Form of the Book, which will be published by Occasional Papers later this year and there's many overlapping ideas. He worked with McKenzie Wark to put his "Gamer Theory" book up on commentpress. The WIRED article is an interesting short read.

To pre-order a copy or for further information about The Form of the Book, contact Occasional Papers: info@occasionalpapers.com



The BEYOND KIOSK exhibition at MUDAM in Luxembourg curated by Cristoph Keller is a dream for anybody with a love for independent publishing of contemporary art, design and graphic art.
Cristoph Keller has selected 700 works from his archive of publications, artists' books, magazines, videos and audio media.
I would have spent hours there if I could and wish that Luxembourg wasn't that remote a place to go to for re-visits of this exhibition.

For opening times and more info see here


MASSIVE - weekend show

For this weekend only! 12th-14th of June 12-6pm
Supine Studios
255 Armhurst Road
N16 7UN
I went and saw the MASSIVE show, never been to Supine before, go to see mini massive art this weekend.

DIVINE - Sebastian Tellier

He cracks me up! George finds this video hilarious and I totally agree:
Holding up a news agent, playing the keyboard while a microphone weirdly appears from his chest, doing the gangsta attitude, getting a massage, hanging out in the file section of the most boring office - all in a white suit playing it cool.


Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek

Many hours spent on Ari and Ellie's mesmerizing and impressive site!
Get lost yourself

Dear Computer

Hours spent here!
Every image imaginable can be found on Dear Computer's
Google Image Ripper


Enghave Plads

Just came back from Distortion 2009 in Copenhagen, and it's the best of the best - great street parties in each part of Copenhagen!
If only the bloody weather hadn't been so fucking freezing...
Maybe I wonder why everybody all of a sudden seem to love a mass techno trance? Maybe because no matter how pissed you are it is a rhythm you can still kinda keep.




Choir of Young Believers concert at DR Koncertsalen!

I missed this concert, they even had a double concert on the same night because they're so bloody good the first one sold out like hot cakes.
See a video clip

and go and by Choir of Young Believers debut album "This is for the white in your eyes"!



Read "The presence of print" article by Sonja Drimmer on the if:book blog this morning, if you have been down to Blackwell's to see the EBM and gotten one of the books, many of the what if's she is asking in this article should be asked much more.

Here's the snippet that caught me:


So again, I ask, what has the EBM got that the digital formats haven't? And again the answer is Presence. If people are going to continue to purchase paper books, publishers have got to do for books what the music industry failed to do for CDs. While the CD-stand or -case was almost de rigeur in 1990s interior decor, people soon realized that a tower of transparent plastic was not the personality statement piece they imagined it could be. Yet vinyl records, despite their obsolescence, retain their appeal for many, from nostalgic Baby Boomers to cool-hunting teens. Perhaps it is, after all, the sound quality, but I'm willing to bet that the labor put into sleeves and liner notes is what has guaranteed their enduring appeal. Records are fetishized objects, while CDs are shiny detritus disks. At this moment in time, books seem poised to go either way.

How can the EBM and the publishing industry at large promote the permanence of the paper book? Capitalize on what already makes the book appealing. Its Presence. Looking at my own bookshelves at the moment, my eye is pleased to see three elegantly-designed paperbacks of Murakami's works leaning against one another, while lamenting that the fourth was produced by a publisher with a lesser eye for design and display. My Penguin Classics form a band of black crowned with a single red striation, and my cookbooks' spines flash an array of color that, frankly, makes me hungry.


Read the whole text here