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September 17, 2006

11 With Mixed Feelings

Not only do I have mixed feelings about continuing these weekly roundups, but I have mixed feelings about all eleven stories below. Little People – London public art project and an interesting study in perspective, but kind of left me wondering, why? On Movies as Spiritual Discipline – Concise and helpful paper on one of […]

Not only do I have mixed feelings about continuing these weekly roundups, but I have mixed feelings about all eleven stories below.

Little People – London public art project and an interesting study in perspective, but kind of left me wondering, why?

On Movies as Spiritual Discipline – Concise and helpful paper on one of my favourite topics, but it amazes me that such basic work still merits publication.

Apple rules out iPod movies for Asia – I’m buoyed by most of Apple’s recent (Pro) announcements, but worried the focus is becoming too US-centric (especially since I’m currently pegged to the trammelled Australian iTunes store).

Apple’s living room strategy a multi-year venture (Yes another Apple story)- A while back I was nervous about Apple losing focus on their Pro applications. They are doing well, but the consumer focus still makes me nervous.

Level Playing Field – Whilst it is sad to see the malaise that has developed in Afghanistan, the military intervention was necessary.

Lost Childhood? Nostaligic Claptrap – I agree in part, but am also glad C got those quite innocent (if eye-opening) years in India

Theology of Dogville – Solid review of this film, but it troubles me that Von Trier’s work gets so little play in theological discussions

Skinny models banned from catwalk (via Author Intrusion) – Fashion designers have very good reasons for using slim models (and should not in my view pamper to consumers by changing sizes). However, there is a point where the industry needs to accept responsibility for the image it presents to young people (see also).

Modern Ways Open Door To Diabetes In India – Isn’t just a question of development and new wealth, but also the role of medical “expertise” and fatalism in Indian culture.

Breathing Earth (via World Changing) – Clever, but I wish some of that creativity could be harnessed to make a positive and constructive point

Uchronia (via LaughingSquid) – Stunning piece of work, even if I don’t buy into the ideas that drive the Burning Man festival.

[tags] Uchronia, Apple [/tags]

Responses
Jose 16 years ago

I hope you enjoyed a great 18 de Septiembre with some vinito, emapanadas, and pastel de choclo. Viva Chile. I leved in Santiago in 1997 for a year. I fell in love with that place, me dejo Chi-Loco. Peace, Jose

Fernando Gros 16 years ago

I blogged on Talk LIke a Pirate Day and not on the 18th! I feel bad now.

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