Wait. Sorry. This page isn't being updated any longer.
Too much travel, not enough time...
traveling a lot, and even though i travel with my laptop, during
the last few trips i've only used it for work. No time at all
for updates, but we haven't given up on this site. Tons of updates
on the way, nothing finished. As John from Kamichaos
would most certainly say, "c'est la fuckin' vie"...
last couple of days have been insane. If three out of four people
say you look tired, something must be wrong. I guess i AM better
off sleeping. Still, its worth checking out: Mural
Global, and the SP Fashion Week
at a restaurant with our friends Thesis,
and in the middle of a bite something goes CRUNCH! It was a piece
of glass! The manager apologised profusively, but I couldn't help
remembering the section at the Mutter Museum
where there is a collection of recovered objects that were swallowed.
Scary. But not as much as what these guys
This page isn't dead. It was just sleeping. There are actually some
updates in english here. Kassia's suspension
has captions in english AND portuguese, something we'd like to make
a regular feature of this site. We just don't have the time to make
two different versions of the same pages... Salon
Art is just photos, so no need for any translation, and is worth
checking out. That's it for now, but there will be more...soon.
of things going on, multi-tasking mode in full effect. Short term,
long term, stuff far behind schedule. Can't complain, it's cool
to be busy. Personal work is just as important, or more, than commercial
work. Despite the inevitable entropy, i've got an optimistic outlook.
Life just isn't worth living if you aren't psyched.
Right now I'm thankful for my health, for the freedom to do as I
please, and not being bound to anything. Financial obligations (and
taxes) aside, I've made a choice that keeps things fresh. Dealing
with different people, pressure, and results makes one have to adapt
all the time. Something else that is quite special are the technical
advances which make it possible for everyone to have their soapbox,
of sorts, and be able to express themselves however they wish, without
foreign intervention or censorship. It's five fifty three am and
i think i'm better off sleeping.
is the deal?
a lamp post somewhere in SP: Che is dead. Make your own revolution.
of the joys of having a website is meeting new people. This morning
we received a really nice message from Olga, writing from Moscow,
who has a really cool website
herself. I've never been to Moscow, but I spent a few days in St.
Petersburg covering the Goodwill Games and absolutely loved the
city. Incredible people and architecture. I stayed at the Astoria
and everything would have been perfect if it wasn't for the company.
The editor I traveled with was a real challenge. In the morning
he'd grope around in the dark for his cigarettes, and smoke at least
two or three in bed before getting up. I could live with that, if
the windows in the room would actually open. He also was pretentious
as hell, viewing himself as a modern Bukowski but not going any
further than the alcohol equivalent. Still, its part of the job,
and one doesn't always get to travel with cool people. The best
times spent in Russia were those walking around solo, getting completely
lost, or at least very disoriented, and just taking pictures
in the street. That is probably one of my favorite things, arriving
at a new city, just walking all day meeting people and exploring.
friend Maká sends a scene from work.
Digi-pano by Dani.
Today he asked a client for a logo. He requested that it be sent
in EPS format. The guy sends in a jpeg file instead. He calls
again, repeating his request. He gets the same jpeg file, RENAMED
as an EPS.
gave up. When he isn't dealing with these geniuses, he likes to
film and edit. His cut of our friend André's shaky video
can be seen here: Suspended Wedding.
is the real Lost Art. This is fun.
links by Metafilter.
is good business for some people. Chief at Real
World Rescue offers security courses-it's a dangerous
time to be a journalist.
poor get the scraps.
page exists for a few reasons: First, because over 60% of the
visitors to this site are from outside Brazil. Secondly because
it's a good place to say things I probably wouldn't say elsewhere.
people who have previously expressed ill feelings about our comments
on this page are either too lazy to read
this, or can't speak english.
like i could really care, but we have learned a few things in
the past, and one of them is that (as it says on
this postcard we shot), the truth
friend of ours, Soninha, has learned
this lesson the hard way this week. She gave an interview to a
weekly magazine here about smoking grass, and openly admitted
enjoying a hit off a joint once in a while. The editors in the
magazine made a big deal out of it, putting her on the cover and
on billboards all over the place, with the words, "I smoke
dope." She was fired from her job at a public tv station,
and is now facing possible charges. It was a naive gesture on
her part, meant to increase public discussion about marijuana,
and ended up costing her job and probably permanently branding
her as a pothead in the media. This
is a much more humanistic approach.
a real shame. Soninha is a socially conscious person, a practising
budhist, and absolutely harmless to society. It's just yet another
contradiction in the laws here, where media hungry prosecutors
try to get on the spotlight by going after easy prey. Meanwhile,
major corruption on every government level continues and nothing
media itself is partly to blame, too concerned with selling entertainment
based on tv ratings instead of informing and provoking change.
had our share of problems in the past by speaking the truth. A
few editors, permanently surrounded by subservient lemmings, are
completely unprepared to deal with an honest opinion. Ideas we
once thought generous to share in a constructive manner were met
with disgust and instant blacklisting. The message was clear:
keep it to yourself. Employees dependent on their monthly salaries
aren't willing to rock the boat. As independent free-lancers,
we all too often shared critical views of publications. It was
tragic, but also funny, to be banned from a place only to see
the exact changes we suggested put into effect. Honest criticism
can sure be a quick shortcut for making new enemies.
survive unscathed it seems the best tactics are only to praise
what you find worthy, and to completely ignore the rest. Kinda
lame solution for perfectionists, but a comfortable one for those
stuck in inertial mode.
4:35 am and i guess i am better off sleeping now.