A mash-up of audio and video propaganda from the mid-20th century. Because apparently our leaders are determined to drag us back to the Cold War, one way or another. I guess some dystopias never grow old.
Forests of the Future
My brief review of an ambitious new web platform for poetry film makers and videopoets.
Introducing the Film and Video Poetry Society
“As scientists speculate what kind of life might exist on other worlds, a provocative idea is taking hold: that alien life, unlike anything we know, might already exist here on Earth. The idea is that life might have arisen two or more times on our planet – not just once, as long assumed. Our form of life came to dominate, while other forms receded into the corners. This ‘shadow biosphere’ would be difficult to detect, since it might not contain DNA, proteins or the other molecules that we rely on to detect life.”
What the ctenophore says about the evolution of intelligence – Douglas Fox | Aeon Essays
Who knew that Dogfish Head Brewery sponsored a poetry contest? There isn’t even an entry fee!
The Broadkill River Press
“I shouldn’t have to leave Facebook in order to escape racist hate. I shouldn’t have to be silent in the face of racist hate in order to be able to stay on the platform.
Facebook is failing people of color, just as they are failing many feminists and transgender people, in punishing them for speaking out about abuse. And they need to be held accountable.”
I know from personal experience just what a nightmare the UK Border Force is at Eurostar Brussels. https://t.co/TmzO2POC0j
I dreamed myself adrift in a forest of the dead. https://t.co/6anqwWZHQ1
A round-up of recent video work.
Bronze Age, Ornithology, and Bloodshot Cartography: recent videopoems
Really pleased to see the The Film & Video Poetry Society’s ambitious new web platform, which includes a fund to help poetry film makers, a live TV-like service, support for subtitle translation, and an annual poetry-film symposium in LA… among other things.