Saturday, July 30, 2011
The Reverend Marvin Pentz Gay, Sr. (October 1, 1914 � October 10, 1998) was an American fundamentalist minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and later a spin-off sect called the House of God. Born on a farm along Catnip Hill Pike in Jessamine County, Kentucky, he was the father and murderer of famous Motown performer Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., later known as Marvin Gaye. The father and son were said not to have gotten along. Gaye, Jr., was said to have resented his father because he was a closeted crossdresser. Gay, Sr., was displeased with his son's secular music and lifestyle, and arguments between the two were regular and frequent. Gay, Sr., shot his son twice (in the shoulder and chest) and killed him during an argument at the Gays' Los Angeles, California home on April 1, 1984. He served five years probation for the filicide, after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter, and was sent to a rest home for the remainder of his life. He died of pneumonia in Culver City, California, at the age of 84, in 1998. - Wikipedia
Amy Winehouse fans now have a few more tokens to remember her by: the soul singer's clothing, jewelry and other belongings. Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse, gave out T-shirts and other mementos to mourners outside her house on Tuesday morning. "It's what she would have wanted," he told The Sun. "I will cherish this for the rest of my life," said an emotional fan, holding tight to one of the singer's red vests. Winehouse's family kept her most cherished belongings, including her guitar and notebooks. "God Bless Amy Winehouse," said Mitch before getting in a taxi, giving mourners a glimpse of his daughter's ballet shoes tucked into his back pocket. - The Daily Beast
a device that can generate a 3D digital scan from a real-life object, where the file can be used to reproduce the object in 3D with a device such as the 3D printer or CNC Precision Multimachine.
an additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is printed by laying down successive layers of material, just like a printer except in 3D.
Global Village Construction Set
Friday, July 29, 2011
Summer School at MoMA PS1 presents Master Classes during the month of August, 2011 taught by Gus Van Sant, James Franco and Francisco J. Ricardo, Ph.D. This new initiative includes lectures and discussions that bring students together to take part in a conversation around contemporary practice with artists, authors, musicians, curators, theorists, and scholars. Special guests will include artists Laurel Nakadate and Ryan Trecartin on the occassion of their solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1. Space is limited. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is required prior to the first class. Registering for Summer School is open to current art, poetry, film, writing, music and drama students beginning July 28th. Applicants are required to provide their name, email address, the name of the College or University they are currently enrolled in and an image of their school ID. Summer School is FREE of charge.
LONDON - Jonathan May-Bowles, also known as Jonnie Marbles - the foam pie-thrower who was slam-dunked by Wendi Deng Murdoch at the House of Commons two weeks ago - was convicted Friday of assault and causing harassment, alarm and distress for his attack on News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch. He will be sentenced August 2. The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to the charges, but appeared less than repentant when questioned by reporters as he was leaving the court. "I'd just like to say that this is the most humble day of my life," he said, mimicking the exact phrase used by Rupert Murdoch when he began his Parliiamentary inquisition on July 19th. May Bowles launched the shock attack on Rupert Murdoch as the 80-year-old News Corp. head was giving evidence on phone-hacking to the Culture Committee, as police, MPs and News Corp. deputy COO James Murdoch looked on in horror. - Mimi Turner
“I have no idea what’s going on,” Anthony Haden-Guest said with a frown, leaning against a wall in the back. “This doesn’t look like the usual art crowd.” Mr. Powhida was pretending to be an asshole.