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McSweeney’s first ever student short story contest!

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The exciting program of Theater der Welt in Mannheim includes Berlin based collective raumlabor´s Hotel shabbyshabby. After an open call  and a selection, raumlabor invited ´creative geniueses. students of architecture and professionals´ to design a hotel spread in the city. The hotel rooms are being built in front of National Theater  to be replaced in park, [...]


It’s getting quite hot, and mugginess slow cooks the brain. Times like these call for pop-silly-coolness (aka pop-si-cles) to afford our neurons some soothing entertainment. So: if you think you’re hot, check out these fire ants.
With a disclaimer for creature un-friendly behavior and oblivious kitsch.  An Only in America production.

Lost Book Found

“I found connections between the street vendor, Benjamin’s ‘flaneur’, and my own work as an observer and collector of ephemeral street life,” Jem Cohen once said about his 1996 film Lost Book Found, a truly mindblowing, poetic Super 8/16mm flick about city life. Got 37 mins? Well, then watch it right now:

Monday Madness All Around

It’s a monday, and we are all going back to the hamster wheel. Artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley were living and working in their 30-feet-hamster-wheel at Boiler for only 10 days until March 9th. It’s a bit like an architectural remix of Mad World. Have a good start to the week everyone!


The films of Peter Tscherkassky (1958-) hearken back to golden period of experimental cinema.  Despite the capabilities of today’s film editing software, they engender not the uneasy multiple exposures, the interruptions of sprocket holes, and eruptions of grinding sounds populating Tscherkassky’s films.  Since his introduction to the everyman’s Super 8 in 1979, his works, frenetic [...]


Broken Fingaz -Graffiti Stop Motion from Broken Fingaz on Vimeo.
So I was minding my own business on Warshauer…you know, just loitering…when a blast of fuchsia and chartreuse, conjoined in the oscillating razor gaze of a floating beheaded B(e)ard grabbed my eye.  This looks even better than it sounds.  Then today, I was looking out [...]


If you feel a shame-tinge when sneaking a selfie in the H&M changing room, here’s some validation.  Moving Image Art Fair London is holding a National #Selfie Portrait Gallery, featuring works by 19 new artists from Europe and the States.  As they are all video works, they are a bit more complicated than the average Instagram [...]


‘If you want to be famous, you must do something more badly than anybody in the entire world…A mistake. That’s what makes the poetry.’
Miroslav Tichy
The man of bedraggled cameras made out of cardbored tubes, tin cans, toilet paper rolls, etc…


Reaction LX is a gathering for design students organized by MEDS. Previous workshops by this non-profit student organization took place in Alanya, Istanbul and Ljubljana in 2010, 2011 and 2012. This time, two-weeks workshop, is held in an abandoned old prison in Lisbon where 250 attendees have also been living together as a commune. Besides daily [...]