Links for 2009-05-30

May 31st, 2009 | brainjuice

  • P.E.A.R.
    Paper for Emerging Architectural Research: "P.E.A.R. aims to re-establish the fanzine as a primary medium for the dissemination of architectural ideas, musings, research and works." Reminder to self that I'm at the launchparty on June 15.
    (tags:architecture magazine reminder event )


May 30th, 2009 | brainjuice

Had an incredibly good day at the THRILLING WONDER STORIES symposium at the Architectural Association. You have no idea. Just a wonderful time. Thanks again to Geoff and Liam for bringing me in, and thanks to the audience for not walking out the minute I said "It’s time for a big sweaty Englishman to drone at you about history for half an hour." Also, for not throwing me out when I got to the bit about science fiction’s subversion of context and the horrifying potentials of sf porn.

Also thanks to the guys from ICON magazine for making the interview painless. Looking forward to seeing how that turns out: me yelling about archaeoacoustics and dead bodies in the walls, Francois Roche just being a freaky genius, and Geoff Manaugh trying to find a point of sanity in the middle.

Normal service probably won’t resume here until Monday, as I think my brain is just about tapped out.

(Photo by Jones The Engineer)

Links for 2009-05-27

May 28th, 2009 | brainjuice

AA Talk: Final Update

May 28th, 2009 | about warren ellis/contact

I’m on around 4.10 pm — making me the last speaker before the final big super-discussion between all the speakers etc.

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

May 28th, 2009 | researchmaterial

When I first saw this, in the opening few seconds, I thought it was another comedy cut of an old Nic Cage film, like the funny edits of his WICKER MAN remake. And then I thought, no, I don’t recognise these bits from anywhere… and then I thought, no, this can’t possibly be a real film…

But it is.

Will this actually be the best cop film ever made?

Reserve judgement until the very end.

…no, obviously it’s not going to be the best anything. But I bet you I watch it anyway.