links for 2007-07-01
Who makes the Apple iPod? Here’s a hint: It is not Apple. The company outsources the entire manufacture of the device (451 parts) to a number of Asian enterprises, among them Asustek, Inventec Appliances and Foxconn.
The reactivation of the demonised image of Rushdie has become a common tactic for Islamist movements worldwide, and it also helps that an overwhelming majority of the angered crowd have not even read his book. An orchestrated mediatic effect of futility.
Broken from rigid metric and rhyme schemes, influenced by the writing of Shakespeare, Byron and Shelley as well as by classical Arabic poets, she took up modern topics and used lyrical language that spoke with the immediacy of life on the Arab street.
The sculptures focus on human psychology, stripped of context and rationalization, and articulated through animal and human forms. Suspended feral and domestic individuals that embodies the impacts of wild aggression, territorial desires and isolation.