12 PM | 31 Mar

Sir Richard Branson recommends #cannabis over #cows for Kiwi farmers [#geekgirl]


Richard Branson is recommending cannabis over cows if New Zealand could legalise the drug.

The billionaire entrepreneur was in the country over the weekend to speak at a charity event.

In an interview with Newshub, he predicted cannabis would be as acceptable as wine in 10 years’ time.

He said the war on drugs had been an absolute failure and it was now time to look at other options.

Source: NZ Herald

03 PM | 11 Dec

Lord of the Rings #Donut mistaken for #Muslim script [#geekgirl]


Quite the furore, when this donut was accused of displaying Muslim script associated with a call-out for Sharira law.

Of course, the frosting on the above-displayed donut does not call for Shariah law (or even Shakira law). It’s actually Orkish, (from the brilliant mind of J.R.R. Tolkien) and roughly translates as:

Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

In English, this means:

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

Source: Snopes

07 PM | 03 Jun

@EXPERIMENTA_ RECHARGE 6th International Biennial of #Media #Art [#geekgirl]


Image Credit: Maree Clarke, Born of the Land, 2014. Sculptural video installation, dimensions variable, video duration: 1:48 mins. Image © the Artist, courtesy Experimenta Media Arts and RMIT Gallery, photography Mark Ashkanasy.

@EXPERIMENTA RECHARGE 6th International Biennial of Media Art

14 May – 3 July 2016 Gallery 1, 2 & 3

Experimenta RECHARGE: the 6th International Biennial of Media Art presents the work of artists who employ, critique and experiment with media and technology. The exhibition’s thematic and title, Recharge, focuses attention on artists whose work is inspired by and entangled with the past. Recharge asks: does knowledge change when it is presented in different technological forms and cultural contexts?

Recharge features artworks that draw from photography, biology, sculpture and installation, electromagnetics, sound art, robotics, gaming, dance, the world-wide-web, performance, 3D printing, animation, film, video, and analogue television.

The artworks in Recharge enrich the exhibition with a number of sub-themes, including portraiture; the ownership of knowledge; archiving of information and understandings of time – scientific, spiritual and bodily.

In Recharge, Artistic Director and Curator Jonathan Parsons and his Associate Curators, Elise Routledge and Lubi Thomas look closely at the role media art plays in re-telling and creating stories. The artists in the 6th International Biennial of Media Artare alert to both the intimate and the broader cultural contexts through which they move and live. By listening, watching, thinking and making, they recharge knowledge and meaning systems, reinvigorating these systems or radically transforming them.

IN CONVERSATION WITH LEISA SHELTON: 5.00pm – 6.00pm, Friday 17 June

MAPPING AUSTRALIAN MEDIA ART: 6.00pm – 9.00pm, Friday 17 June, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, Friday 1 July

FREE: RSVP Thursday 16 June