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Cryptolanguages

Posted in Curiosa & Forteana, Taxidermy & Grotesk by Juju on August 8th, 2006 | BBC Wikipedia


Cryptolanguages

At long last I now know some real examples of thieves cant

I've been doing a little bit of reading on Cryptolanguages or Cyptolects... secret languages used to communicate within a group without outsiders knowing what's going on.

Great examples of this would be Leet, Fenya or Rechtub klat which you might remember from The Adventure Game as well as The Hard Word. Lots more examples to be found on Wikipedia.

Studio Job's Perished, an interesting set of skeletal furniture, is nice but maybe not quite as inspired as the Leather Face's work from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


Enironment Transformer - are apparently appliances that change sensory impressions... looks like a great way to play Fly to me :) Oh but that's not all they have more... Mind Expander, Oasis and more...

Money makes art... Christopher Wilde's currency collages...


I've always been a big fan of pinball, not that I'm any good at it I just like it. Kevin Tiel has some nice shots of pinball on his site

Happiness
Apparently
people in Britian aren't too happy, no surprise there then... but of
the 178 nations we came 108th and the US 150th - that really is a bit
of a surprise... The BBC article is quite good goes on to talk about resource consumption versus happiness, well worth the read. Consume or be happy!!!

It's festival time again in Edinburgh so as a native I get to grouch about the vast influx of people and my inability to move from one part of the city to another without ducking juggling clubs, firey wands etc etc... On the plus side I do get to do fun things from time to time. I saw The Luminescent Orchestrii last night at the Spiegel Tent, great time - they are on for a couple more nights I think. If you ever get a chance... well worth your while.

If you've not seen these... you owe it to yourself you really do...
- Faust, the F. W. Murnau's masterpiece (both on the Internet Archive and Google Video.

- Nosferatu, another Murnau's classic is available at Archive and google and as torrent.

- The Golem: 1915 version and 1920 version.

- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (internet archive and google video)

- Fritz Lang's M. (Google video and internet archives)

- Destiny, by Fritz Lang again on google video.

Blagged from http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com in the name of art...

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