Tag Archives: public/private

Overdrive L.A.

In 2013, as part of Pacific Standard Time, the Getty had an exhibition (and book) called Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future 1940-1990. Exhibition details and images are still up on the Getty website, including this video: Ed Ruscha’s photographs of … Continue reading

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in that case

overheard: (man on bus on cell phone) “I just wanted to bring this up — I don’t like how you keep saying I wasn’t there for the first few years of his life. He’s five now and I’ve always been … Continue reading

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information as commodity

partly on the question of whether bloggers should have the same rights as established journalists if everybody gets it, it stops being precious. ? to understand how we treat information in the United States, 1) remember we live in a … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies

Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies (1971) by Reyner Banham Anybody who has ever lived in Los Angeles for any period of time or found anything worthwhile about the city should read this book. Foreigners to this city tend … Continue reading

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Archive Fever

by Jacques Derrida, from lecture given June 5, 1994 “There is no political power without control of the archive, if not memory. Effective democratization can always be measured by this essential criterion: the participation in and the access to the … Continue reading

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