April 4th, 2007

Chris Keeley

Meshing WiFi in a San Francisco housing project

Meshing WiFi in a San Francisco housing project

Wired has a great story about a meshing wireless network that's been deployed in a grim San Francisco housing project, giving residents and their kids access to the Internet. It's a really heartwarming story of community-initiated sustainable development:
Last month, volunteers turned on a novel broadband network in this 135-unit block, throwing a digital lifeline to Emma Casey and other tenants. Using a refurbished PC she picked up for $100, the 47-year-old mother of two adult children is now going online to help her son find a job, get health information and, she says, pay tribute to neighbors who've met with violent or untimely deaths.

"I want to get more literate," says Casey, who receives disability payments, and subsists on just over $1,000 a month. "I see other people working on computers, and little kids pecking on the things, and I thought to myself: 'I've got to learn.'"

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Chris Keeley

Chocolates shaped like Hep-C

Chocolates shaped like Hep-C

Food hackers at the Sentimental Objects in Attempts to Befriend a Virus have created a jar of gourmet chocolates shaped like the Hepatitis C virus:
A model of the virus was printed as a rapid prototype from a 3D algorithmic illustration of the virus from the Protein Data Bank. The chocolates were then cast into the molecular form. Part of the Sentimental Objects in Attempts to Befriend a Virus series, the truffles do not carry hepatitis C. Desire to eat them is mixed with a repulsion for the virus, a dialectic which has proved to be an exciting and approachable way to ignite discussion and create awareness about an extremely prevalent and underrepresented disease.
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http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/009449.php
Chris Keeley

Yokohama Mary is a documentary that explores the disappearance of Mary, a post-World War II prostitu

Yokohama Mary is a documentary that explores the disappearance of Mary, a post-World War II prostitute who became a fixture on the streets of Yokohama, Japan. Sextv speaks with director Takayuki Nakamura, who paints a portrait of an inspiring but thoroughly enigmatic woman.

http://www.sextelevision.net/archives/episodeArchivesDisplay.asp?segmentID=500&seasonID=9

Yokohama Mary

Trailer for Yokohama Mary from Eleven Arts (2005, directed by Takayuki Nakamura). Also... Yokohama Mary at Sextv. "...Yokohama Mary is a documentary that explores the disappearance of Mary, a post-World War II prostitute who became a fixture on the streets of Yokohama, Japan. Sextv speaks with director Takayuki Nakamura, who paints a portrait of an inspiring but thoroughly enigmatic woman." Also... Cine-Tre page for Yokohama Mary.
Chris Keeley

Jiří Anderle... Moje matka (My Mother, 1980, etching, opus 161). From Jiří Anderle: Ecce homo - graf

Jiří Anderle... Moje matka (My Mother, 1980, etching, opus 161). From Jiří Anderle: Ecce homo - grafika ze 70. - 90. let., March 20 - May 5, 2007 at galerie art svìtlana a luboš jelínkovi. "...Jediný český umělec, jehož grafické dílo je vystaveno v newyorkském Metropolitním muzeu v jednom sále společně s Rembrandtem, Dürerem, Matissem a Picassem."

Chris Keeley

Report

Subject:        report
Date:   Wed, 4 Apr 2007 14:55:28 +0300
From:   Paparsenos Achilles
R. Keeley

Bob,
 From an announcement  I saw last night , you will be the protagonist
(who opens his files) of a Pavlos Tsimas report in MEGA channel next
Tuesday on  the 40th anniversary of the April 21 coup. Alexis
Papachelas in  his "Files" program last night about Papadopoulos and his
wife , included a brief interview with you , apparently from an old report.
KALO PASCHA to you and Louise. Achilles
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