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Art and Olfaction Awards

The IAO is launching a new awards mechanism for independent & artisan perfumers: The Art and Olfaction Awards.

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Assemble

Assemble.me is a relatively new company based in New Zealand that was started by the very smart James Franklin.

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The Institute for Art and Olfaction

I’m so excited to announce a new organization that I started in Los Angeles: The Institute for Art and Olfaction.

Crowdsourced funding campaign: The Yes Lab for Creative Activism

I love The Yes Men, “a genderless, loose-knit association of some 300 impostors worldwide who agree their way into the fortified compounds of commerce. Impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them, our targets are leaders and big corporations who put profits ahead of everything else.” With the recent BP oil spill — quite […]

‘Unplug’, now in blog and online video form

Confirming my opinion that the next big online trend will be to turn the power switch to the off position, I bring you ‘Yelp (With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg)’ from filmmaker Tiffany Shlain (and everyone’s favorite cranky editor, Dalan McNabola). This was made in support of Reboot‘s National Day of Unplugging: 24 hours of turning […]

Eat, Eat

We screened this film at Silver Lake Film Festival’s Ultra Fabulous Beyond Drag showcase back in 2007. It’s totally fucked up.

i have an idea, and it’ll solve road rage.

WTF are they up to in Jamaica?

This is called ‘daggering‘, in case you didn’t know. And then – it inspired this discussion: And then – to top it all, this dude made a video about it: And then – if you want to see what originally inspired this post, look up Major Lazer’s  ‘Pon de Floor’.

Slave Hunter & Cambodian Children’s Painting Project

Went to see Aaron Cohen tonight at Book Soup on Sunset Blvd in LA. He was reading from his new book ‘Slave Hunter‘. His rehearsed delivery notwithstanding, one is struck by the sheer bravery of the dude, and the enormity of what he is trying to undertake. In any case, seeing Mr. Cohen speak reminded […]

Announcing: Cinema Speakeasy

Announcing a new, invite-only, monthly film series – initially in Los Angeles – which aims to: showcase newer independent films that are doing the DIY Distribution rounds support the filmmakers by aligning them with new audiences outside the industry give potential non-industry audiences exposure to this new wave of content in an accessible and hip […]

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