Endroits abandonnés

September 29th, 2006

steelworks, nadrag

I would like to invite you to my upcoming photography exhibition, “Endroits abandonnés“, open between 20 October and 2 November 2006 at the French Cultural Centre in Timişoara (Bd. C. D. Loga 46).

The opening will be on 20 October, 18:00. There will be 11-12 large-scale (127x85cm) black and white (duotone) prints.

The exhibition is organized and financed by the French Cultural Centre in Timişoara.

[UPDATE] Thanks to waka x / makunouchi bento / tmbase we have a dedicated mix for this exhibition. [Download zip, 109MiB, playtime 01:19:42]

Amortizarea câinelui

September 28th, 2006

100% contabilitate, 0% rationalitate, 100% eejiţ!

Ultima linguseala

September 27th, 2006

Ca mare fan al filateliei, in copilarie, am citit undeva ca oamenii care apar pe timbre sunt fie morti, fie poarta coroana. Eh, nu si la noi, insa: parlamentari pe care ii lingi pe partea dorsala.

intalnire informala cu Dan Perjovschi

DUMINICA, 1 OCTOMBRIE, ora 17.00 // LIBRARIA HUMANITAS – JOC SECUND // TIMISOARA

Incepand cu mijlocul anilor ’90, lucrarile lui Perjovschi si mai ales desenele si instalatiile sale cu caracter socio-politic s-au bucurat de o recunoaştere crescanda si pe scena artistica internaţionala, fiind expuse, printre altele si la Bienala de la Venetia de mai multe ori. Distinctive pentru el sunt desenele minimaliste si rapid executate, grafitti-urile şi ilustraţiile care tratează complexitatea relatiilor inter-personale, internationale si inter-institutionale intr-o maniera directa si esentializata. El formuleaza intrebari atat despre vechile concepte privind nationalitatea, cat si despre inca relevanta problema a rupturii Est-Vest. Perjovschi a reflectat asupra acestor schimbari, spre exemplu, sub forma unei serii de performance-uri publice, prin tatuarea pe braţ a cuvantului “ROMANIA”, la “Zona Europa de Est” in Timişoara 1993, tatuaj pe care l-a inlaturat zece ani mai tarziu la expozitia “In the Gorges of the Balkans” de la Kassel.

(Thanks, Andrushka.)

Cows Get High

September 25th, 2006

As we all know, if you’re happy, the outcome of your job is increased. Still, resorting to “illegal substances” can subject you to legal actions – in Romania, Cows Get High

Together of the Jewish and Muslim

September 25th, 2006

We learn from the Los Angeles Times about A Rare Coming-Together of the Jewish and Muslim Holy Seasons

Amelie reloaded

September 22nd, 2006

Just found out – Amélie Poulain either is a real person, and the movie is based on true facts, or the movie is well regarded in the ranks of pranksters – apparently, a man’s lost gnome attended a Steelers game, Yahoo dixit!

Printre cistigatorii acestui an al celei mai prestigioase competitii pentru fotografii din toata lumea, International Photography Award, se afla si romanul Cosmin Bumbut.

El a cistigat premiul intii in sectiunea Editorial, categoria Other cu fotografiile realizate in inchisoarea Aiud si premiul 3 in sectiunea Special, categoria Turism cu seria intitulata Transit. Cosmin Bumbut a mai primit 12 “honorable mentions” – mentiuni speciale- pentru alte fotografii semnate de el in cursul acestui an.

In aceeasi competitie au mai fost premiati Nadav Kander, Howard Schatz, Laureen Greenfield, ZenaHolloway, fotografi recunoscuti in toata lumea pentru contributia lor la campanii publicitare celebre.

Integral pe HotNews.ro

Simon Richter posts a rather interesting entry on his personal blog. I quote:

On Slashdot, there has been a bit of discussion on beginner’s programming languages, such as BASIC, and whether their absence from “modern” systems has pushed people (children/teenagers mostly) into pure consumer roles, as the learning curve with those languages that ship with the OS is far too steep, so they do never begin to program.

I agree with him. If it wasn’t for Sinclair’s ZX-81 & Spectrum during my early years, I would be doing jazz and photography now, instead of destroying my eyes, back, & mental health in a software corporation.

Das Weimarer Bläserquintett

September 20th, 2006

Cvintetul de suflători din Weimar concertează mîine, 21 Sep 2006, ora 19:00, la Liceul Ion Vidu din Timişoara.

(Thanks, Andrushka.)