Miranda July has found the Cure against Procrastination

I have been looking for a solution to procrastination since I can remember. Finally, Miranda July has found a viable way to deal with this contemporary issue. In this video for nowness, she explains the process:

“A Handy Tip For the Easily Distracted” by Miranda July – NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo.

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Sonido Mazter


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Las Venas Abiertas De América Latina

Los fantasmas de todas las revoluciones estranguladas o traicionadas a lo largo de la torturada historia latinoamericana se asoman en las nuevas experiencias, así como los tiempos presentes habían sido presentido y engendrados por las contradicciones del pasado.

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The New U-Tower in Dortmund: A Symbol for Culture and Creativity

The U-Tower in Dortmund

Dortmund has transformed one of its most symbolical pieces of architecture: The former tower of the Union-Brewery, also known as ‘Dortmund’s U’, has been inaugurated yesterday as a Center for Culture and Creativity.

There is a huge video-installation – called “Fliegende Bilder” (“Flying Images”) by Adolf Winkelmann – installed around the top of the building that wants to represent the identity of the Ruhr Area – whatever that might be – and the structural change of its geographic and cultural landscape.

Several museums, universities and cultural institutions are hosted in the new center, among them the renown HartwareMedienkunstVerein.

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How to get rid of public space: An easy to follow, three step guide

We all know the problem: You just made up a brilliant image for your city (for example Barcelona) that attracts tourists, trade shows and the global community’s attention. But suddenly, with all this attention you realize that the image you have developed with so much hard work does not reflect the actual reality. So you start modifying it.
As one tiny detail of this plan, you have to make sure that the public space is clean, nice and free of possible negative influences to the idealized tourists and foreign visitors. Basically, you have to get rid of some of the most annoying inhabitants of public spaces. How to do this? Well, I propose an easy to follow three step approach:

public space - identify
Identify: First you need to detect the place where the unwanted public activity takes place.

public space - design
Design: Think about an effective way of imposing the citizen’s behavior.

public space - install
Install: Now you can apply the measure to the problematic space and transform its function.

Voilà, you are done!
Now let’s all go out there and destroy another public space!

Just for your information: I have taken these pictures at carrer San Pau, Barcelona (check the Google Street View)

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...parlant de cultura a Barcelona

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