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Stan Cohen - Diary: The gradual anarchist | New Humanist
"late 60s…heady years for libertarian left…new generation of radicals had gone through rapid education that skipped orthodox Marxism & traditional anarchism, plunging straight into dialectics of liberation, Fanonism, International Situationism & more. Under this influence group of us…had begun to question assumptions & boundaries of our academic discipline…looked for links to anarchist tradition &…flirted w/ late 19th-century idea of criminal as crypto-revolutionary hero.

What attracted us to anarchism?…3 obvious affinities:…distrust of all authority…undermining of professional power (Illich-style de-schooling, anti-psychiatry…critique of state, especially its power to criminalise & punish.

These standard anarchist concerns always informed Colin’s agenda…had little time for “apocalyptic” or “insurrectionary” anarchism. His approach was pragmatic, gradualist, even reformist…His anarchism was not a glorification of chaos & disorder but encouragement of special form of order…"
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march 2011 by robertogreco
Mario Pérez de Arce Lavín (1917 – 2010) | Plataforma Arquitectura
"A los 93 años de edad fallece el destacado arquitecto chileno Mario Pérez de Arce Lavín, arquitecto de larga trayectoria y con una gran cantidad de obras construidas en Chile.

Mario Perez de Arce nace en 1917, se titula de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Bellas Artes de la Universidad Católica de Chile en 1941 y se gradúa de “Master in Arts and Architecture” en la Universidad de Florida en 1942.

Tras años de experiencia y con una gran cantidad de obras construidas, en 1989 recibe el Premio Nacional de Arquitectura, el galardón más importante que puede recibir un arquitecto en Chile."
chile  architecture  architects  obituary  mariopérezdearcelavín  design 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Mario Pérez de Arce Lavín (1917 – 2010) | Plataforma Arquitectura
"A los 93 años de edad fallece el destacado arquitecto chileno Mario Pérez de Arce Lavín, arquitecto de larga trayectoria y con una gran cantidad de obras construidas en Chile.

Mario Perez de Arce nace en 1917, se titula de la Facultad de Arquitectura y Bellas Artes de la Universidad Católica de Chile en 1941 y se gradúa de “Master in Arts and Architecture” en la Universidad de Florida en 1942.

Tras años de experiencia y con una gran cantidad de obras construidas, en 1989 recibe el Premio Nacional de Arquitectura, el galardón más importante que puede recibir un arquitecto en Chile."
chile  architecture  architects  obituary  mariopérezdearcelavín  design 
november 2010 by robertogreco
The Great Legacy.com Swindle
"Things got decidedly sketchier a few weeks later, when legacy.com decided to email me a reminder that the guest book (which I had only posted to, not created) was about to meet a fate very similar to the person it was honoring if I didn't act promptly to renew, which, legacy.com suggested, would be the perfect way to show my support to a grieving family in a difficult time.
death  nytimes  legacy.com  obituaries  newspapers  obituary  money  media  evil  business  maciejceglowski  web  maciejcegłowski 
august 2010 by robertogreco
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: The Real Timothy McSweeney.
"I was intrigued by the letters so much that I kept them in a drawer in my room, wondering if Timothy was actually related to us...When a new letter would arrive, she would hand it to me, usually without reading it. I would pore over it for clues, then would add it to the stack...So many years later, when I was conceiving a name for this literary journal, the name Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern occurred to me...made sense on many levels...honor my Irish side of the family & also allude to this mysterious man & the sense of possibility and even wonder he'd brought to our suburban home...Knowing that the journal bore the name of a real person who had endured years of struggle threw melancholy shadows over the enterprise. But the McSweeneys insisted that the use of the name was acceptable, even appropriate, given Timothy's background as an artist & search for connection & meaning through the written word. Since 2000 we've implicitly dedicated all issues to the real Timothy."
daveeggers  history  writing  fun  journalism  celebrity  obituary  mystery  mentalillness  glvo  names  naming  letters  correspondence  mcsweeneys  weird  mentalhealth 
february 2010 by robertogreco
French Anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss Dies at 100 - NYTimes.com
"What was important, he said, was that Levi-Strauss advanced the idea that cultural diversity is a positive thing -- an ''idea that wasn't very popular'' 40 years ago. Honored by universities worldwide, accepted into the Academie Francaise, home of France's scholarly elite, Levi-Strauss was also a skilled handyman, loved music and believed in the virtues of manual labor and outdoor life."
claudelevi-strauss  anthropology  ethnography  obituary  2009  manuallabor 
november 2009 by robertogreco
things magazine: fun things must pass
"A few thoughts on the incredibly limited interaction between architecture and contemporary literature, triggered by the occasion of David Foster Wallace's death. DFW is perhaps best known amongst those with only a casual relationship with his work as someone who turned the footnote into a meta digression, a literal subtext that could then occupy another space within the main narrative, a place for digressions, expansions, and diversions. His journalism, if one could call it that, was a particular favourite, dense explorations of the apparently trite or over-worked, extricating fresh meaning and inevitable absurdity from each situation."..."Those gymnastic sentences and deep pile footnotes were once revolutionary. But even though all text is supposed to be multi-layered and hyperlinked, few have exploited the digital medium with the innovation that Wallace brought to the printed page."
davidfosterwallace  obituary 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Joybubbles, 58, Peter Pan of Phone Hackers, Dies - New York Times
"Joybubbles (the legal name of the former Joe Engressia since 1991), a blind genius with perfect pitch who accidentally found he could make free phone calls by whistling tones and went on to play a pivotal role in the 1970s subculture of “phone phreaks,
obituary  biography  computers  computing  history  intelligence  people  phone  hacking  phonephreaks 
september 2007 by robertogreco

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