Bryon Widner, a former US white supremacist, covered his face with racist tattoos as a teenager. Decades later, after leaving the white supremacist movement and being unable to find a job with such appearance, he started to strongly regret his decision of tattooing his face in such way. At one point, he felt so bad Continue Reading
Posted on November 13, 2011 by This and That
Posted on November 11, 2011 by xhiller
All you camera freaks out there might like watching the video of the panoramic ball camera developed by researcher Jonas Pfeil and his team at the Technical University in Berlin.
The camera is a ball like any other ball, except that 36 fixed-focus 2 megapixel mobile phone camera modules have been inserted into the padding.
The Continue Reading
Posted on November 9, 2011 by admin
Are people in need of love in Berlin? I guess so, if one looks at this sign that caught my eye at the subway station of Schlesisches Tor in Berlin-Kreuzberg. It says: «Love, take as much as you need!»
Maybe this sign will give some comfort to the lonely hearts out there!
Posted on November 4, 2011 by tapehead
Tapehead shot a video showing the great variety of international press displayed at an international news shop in Friedrichstrasse. Why on earth is the Jüdische Allgemeine (a Jewish weekly) sandwiched between the Junge Freitheit (a nationalist NPD right-wing paper) and the Preußische Allegemeine Zeitung (a coldwar obssessed German imperialist rag)? What's that German saying about Continue Reading
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Posted on October 30, 2011 by This and That
Last week, the feature-length documentary « Not my Life » of Robert Bilheimer was showed on CNN. It was presented in two parts. I could only watch part 2. This is a documentary about slavery of children in the world that I have found very interesting. Part 2 deals with the subject of children soldiers and child Continue Reading
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Posted on September 26, 2011 by OW_Blog
Earlier this month we reported on the finalists for the human rights logo contest (see picture left). On Friday, September 23, the winner was selected. To find out if your favorite was chosen or not, go to the contest's website.
Hopefully, the new logo will not just be more symbolic politics but actually enhance the awareness Continue Reading
Posted on September 15, 2011 by xhiller
One of realeyz.tv’s translators asked me to look for work by ALIAS. Hmmm. OK. Then, really and truly purely by chance, I ran into a stencil work at Mariannenplatz next to the Bethanien’s new little skateboard set-up. Seems that Kunstraum Kreuzberg will be featuring skater films. Sounds right up our alley! ALIAS - very dramatic Continue Reading
Posted on September 14, 2011 by xhiller
There is so much graffiti in Berlin. So many tags, stickers, stenciled and sprayed artworks. Why did I choose this image? First of all the Giacometti-like figures in black caught my attention. Just a few lines build these evocative figures. What are they looking at - and why are they doing it in tandem? The Continue Reading
Posted on September 12, 2011 by natalieg
Das Gericht reagiert damit auf die Beschwerde der Turbine Classics GmbH, die sich gegen den Beschluss des Amtsgerichts Frankfurt am Main vom 11. August 2010 wehrte. Inhaltlich griff das Gericht in seiner Entscheidung die rechtliche Argumentation von Rechstanwältin Dr. Henrike Maaß von der Kanzlei Eggers Malmendier auf, die Turbine im Beschwerdeverfahren vertreten hat. Das Gericht begründete nun auf zehn Seiten, warum das Continue Reading
Posted on September 11, 2011 by tapehead
The stark black and white video presents essentially a one-woman show featuring singer Soffy O (with a blink and you'll miss it Hitchcockian cameo by Mentrup). Soffy O's evocative facial expressions carry the clip - the dialogue she silently mouths is besides the point, the real action lies in her batting an eye or minutely Continue Reading
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