Category Archives: Paris

Manifesto of Surrealism by André Breton (1924)

The original manuscript is a priceless fetish object now, but you don’t have to be a zillionaire to read the Manifesto of Surrealism. You can experience a little psychic automatism , and it’s free. Thanks to for publishing this … Continue reading

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Imaging Paris: La Liberté guidant le peuple

Eugène Delacroix. Liberty Leading the People. 1830. Louvre, Paris. [Source: Wikimedia Commons]] La Liberté guidant le peuple – 28 July 1830

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Café Mouffe: Paris S’eveille

Paris S’eveille by Jacques Dutronc became an anthem for the student revolt in May 1968. Il est cinq heures, Paris s’eveille (“It’s 5 a.m., Paris wakes up”). Café Mouffe opens every Friday at 3:00 p.m. Please drop by for a … Continue reading

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Imaging Paris: Documenting May 1968

Protesters march down Boulevard Saint Michel on May 10, 1968. The banner reads: “Sorbonne Teachers Against Repression. [Photo by Serge Hambourg/via Art Knowledge News] French photojournalist Serge Hambourg documented the turbulent student revolt in Paris in the spring of 1968  … Continue reading

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Imaging Paris: May 1968

Photos de Paris en 68. Montage: yoy’. Musique: Rosa Park -” la revolte gronde.”

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Paris May 1968: Under the Cobblestones, the Beach

Students dig up cobblestones to throw at police. The layer of sand below the stones led to the slogan, “Under the cobblestones, the beach.” [Photo by Serge Hambourg/via NPR] Sylvia Poggioli has an excellent radio story on NPR, Marking the … Continue reading

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Listening To My Father: Let The Rough Side Drag

Robert F. Willis (May 12, 1921 – November 3. 1987). The drawing was made by a Montmartre street artist in 2005 from a photograph taken in Paris after V.E. Day in 1945. When I was working with my son Saturday … Continue reading

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Playing By Ear: Audio Embeds

Alex at augmented illusions embedded an audio clip of Common swifts, a harbingerr of spring where he is in Rotterdam. Hearing them transported me to the apartment balcony in Paris where Ms. Modigliani and I have spent many a midsummer … Continue reading

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WordCamp Toronto 2008 – Oct. 4-5

WordCamp Toronto 2008 takes place at Centennial College on Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 4-5. Here is the event description: Learn how to increase your search engine ranking, create and find content that makes them come back for more. Get inside tips from … Continue reading

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Fossil sounds: Listen To The Neanderthal Within

You know he’s in there somewhere, hefting his club, grinding his massive molars on one prehistoric resentment or another. Why listen to Prozac when you can consult your own inner Neanderthal? Anthropologist Robert McCarthy has developed a computer model of … Continue reading

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