Also Sprach Zarathustra (1972), a blacklight poster by Asher Ein Dor.
• “Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) is a reasonably informative, if rather dry, look at a subject with much more potential for exploration,” says Dan Shindel, reviewing Anton Corbijn’s feature-length documentary about the album-cover design team. Sounds like a missed opportunity, on the whole, although the history of Hipgnosis has been so thoroughly explored over the course of several books (including a very recent one by Aubrey Powell) that any documentary seems almost superfluous. What I’d most like to see is something we’ll never have, a film about the company directed by the late Storm Thorgerson. And on that note, Thorgerson’s two-part documentary about art and drugs, The Art of Tripping (previously), has resurfaced on YouTube here and here.
• “LunaNet consists of a set of rules that would enable all lunar satellite navigation, communication and computing systems to form a single network similar to the Internet, regardless of which nation installs them. Setting lunar time is part of a much bigger picture. ‘The idea is to produce a Solar System internet,” says Gramling. ‘And the first part would be at the Moon.'” Elizabeth Gibney reports on plans to create a consistent time zone for the Moon.
• “Listening to 12, one cannot help but be struck by this deep expression of Sakamoto’s pain, of his human frailty, strength, and uncertainty about the future.” Geeta Dayal on Ryuichi Sakamoto’s latest album.
• At Public Domain Review: Illusory Wealth: Victor Dubreuil’s Cryptic Currencies by Dorinda Evans.
• At Aquarium Drunkard: Journey to inner space with The Groundhogs.
• DJ Food investigates the High Meadows psychedelic poster site.
• New music: Sub-Photic Scenario by Runar Magnusson.
• At Wyrd Daze: Disco Rd: 23 pages 23 minutes.
• The Strange World of…Chris Watson.
• Lunar Musick Suite (1976) by Steve Hillage | Lunar Cruise (1990) by Midori Takada & Masahiko Satoh | Luna Park (2006) by Pet Shop Boys
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!!!THAT High Meadows site–Thanks_SO_much
*eyes currently spinning in skull after looking too long at a Sätty poster*
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Thanks for the link, I hadn’t seen that site before. Good to see it’s an official place. I met Walter Medeiros when I was in San Francisco in 2006, and got to see many original pieces of Sätty art, including some of the collages from the Visions of Frisco book.
Is it too early to start talking about a ban on commercial advertisements on the Moon? We’re obviously going back. Can’t we include some sense of decorum and respect in our planning?
R.I.P. Tom Verlaine
Yeah, RIP Tom Verlaine.
I doubt you can ban advertising in space any more than you can on Earth. MAD magazine predicted all this in their parody of 2001: A Space Odyssey by extending the few logos that you see during Dr Floyd’s journey to the Moon to a point where there were logos everywhere.
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