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Archive for October, 2008

More Speech Bubbles

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I have that feeling 2008 (or 2007 already) is the year of the speech bubble. I keep seeing them everywhere …

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October 31st, 2008 at 9:33 pm

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Pudong Rules

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I enjoyed my Shanghai-CN trip a lot and I took many many pictures. A lot of them are suitable for my ‘pic of the day‘ series and although I am already back in Berlin they will pop up here once in a while.

This one was taken by Kuch (Thx!) and is showing a sign you would see while you were entering one of the touristic towers at new Pudong Shanghai. Check point nr.1. It’s neither a joke nor photoshop!

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October 31st, 2008 at 10:53 am

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Take a trip to China

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While I was still in Shanghai (eARTS festival) our Firefox add-on ChinaChannel went finally online. Being in China this tool is kind of useless because the web there is just like that. It feels kind of normal and sometimes slow but it is very hard to tell the difference between ‘real’ or censored timeouts while you surf on political limits.

But after 10 days of Shanghai I recommend everybody not just to take a virtual but a real trip to China. It is kind of easy to sit in Europe/America and to discuss the problems of Asia/China without having experienced these countries. There is a lot to talk about. Go there and take a look.

China Channel

Experience the censored Chinese internet at home!

The Firefox add-on China Channel offers internet users outside of China the ability to surf the web as if they were inside mainland China. Take an unforgetable virtual trip to China and experience the technical expertise of the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry (supported by western companies). It’s open source, free and easy.

Become a Chinese Internet tourist:
http://chinachannel.hk

A new project by Evan, Tobi and myself, with input from Michael, and Jamie.


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October 28th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

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Jump and Run Shanghai

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The workshop “Urban Space. Time to Play” at eARTS Shanghai was great fun and a very interesting public space experience. In Berlin nobody would care (‘Ah well, just another artist …’) but people (and police) in China are not used to public action and were realy curious about our performance.

Thanx to all the participants, the eARTS team and V2 lab! I had a very good time and learned a lot about China.

All pics and documentation comming soon.

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October 24th, 2008 at 8:10 am

Shanghai Stencils

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There is almost no graffiti at all in Shanghai but stencils advertising all kinds of services by private people are very common. This is a grey market one. Somebody offers diplomas, papers or visa for money.

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October 24th, 2008 at 7:57 am

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Testing Shanghai

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First speech bubble test run during “Urbans Space. Time to play” at eARTS Shanghai was great fun. Public performance on Wednesday 22th of Oct. 3 p.m. at South Railwaystation

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October 21st, 2008 at 5:19 am

eARTS Shanghai

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I’ll be be part of the workshop “Urban Space. Time to Play” 19th – 22th Oct. next week at eARTS Shanghai. I am looking forward to it and I am curious to test China for some paper based realtime urban adventure action. Stay tuned! More info

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October 16th, 2008 at 11:29 am

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Mr.X

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Old skool animated GIFs rule! Why do we need fancy (and slow) photo flash plugins? Nice collection of shoes Tobi-X. Who is that girl in Singapore? ;-)

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October 16th, 2008 at 11:14 am

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‘The way things go’ – Urban version

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via rebelart

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October 15th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

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bit.fall

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There are many many ‘neo analogue’ screen projects out there. bit.fall by Julius Popp I do like a lot.

Check the movie.

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October 14th, 2008 at 10:17 am

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