Thursday, August 07, 2008

Wow! An Allegory on Human Fabrication

NORMAN SAUNDERS (American 1906 - 1988)
Newscast, Marvel Science Stories cover, April/May 1939
Oil on canvas
28 x 18.5 in.
Signed lower left
This cover scene illustrated the lead story by Harl Vincent for Marvel Science Stories, Volume 1, #4, April/May, 1939.

source: Heritage Auctions

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog and the Obscene Machine Blog Converge...

It had to happen eventually, the fusing of my twin obsessions: ersatz subjectivities and Mexican facsimiles. In honor of the impending release of Beverly Hills Chihuahua, a CGI wetdream of a cinematic artifact that promises to re-inculcate cross the Americas EVERY stereotypes of Mexico and Mexicans ever to be uttered, I present to you a modern marvel--a Chihuahua mannequin!

Holy Pinocchio Batsman!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Channel Your Inner Eugenicist

Michael Wyatt Harper is back in the house with a link to a site that basically allows you to design your own human. I don't know if this posting belongs here or on Tex[t]-Mex, so I am going to post it at both blogs.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Influenza of the Sciences in the Prose of a Cultural Studies Maven

Until I hit Organic Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin in 1981, I knew I was going to be a cancer researcher--that was to be the capstone of my career as a biology major. Alas, the intervention of a 500-student classroom and a demented bio professor ended this career in the sciences. That doesn't mean this professor of literature and cultural studies still doesn't howl plaintive paeans to the world of petri dishes, vials, and viruses!

Most of the major conceptual apparatuses in my work are lifts from biology--the worst and latest offender? Eyegiene.

So it is that I point you to the New York Times and a great interactive feature they posted today that will give hypochondriacs all the ammo they need to ruin their day.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Miss Autonoma, 2008

The peculiar and relentless evolution of ersatz companions augers odd futures for our species. Suspicious? Then go here to be assured!