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Hans van Mierlo

12 maart 2010

Breda, 18 augustus 1931 – Amsterdam, 11 maart 2010

A brief history of pretty much everything

24 februari 2010

“This is the final piece for my AS art course, a flipbook made entirely out of biro pens. It’s something like 2100 pages long, and about 50 jotter books. I’d say I worked on and off it for roughly 3 weeks.”


Europa Film Treasures

28 januari 2010

Watch the treasures of our European cinematographic heritage online

Movie Narrative Charts

22 december 2009

These charts show movie character interactions. The horizontal axis is time. The vertical grouping of the lines indicates which characters are together at a given time.

A Penny Made of Gold

09 december 2009

One afternoon in March 2007, Jack Daws stepped up to a newsstand in Los Angeles International Airport with a handful of change, including a counterfeit penny made of 18-karat gold that Mr. Daws, a Seattle artist, had fashioned. He carefully put the counterfeit penny, dated 1970, down on the counter, counted out enough change to pay $11.90 for a Hustler magazine and left.

He got a cup of coffee and sat down on a seat with the newsstand in sight, and watched for an hour wondering if any of the travelers had walked off with his golden penny and where it would end up at the end of the day……

He never expected to see it again, but he wondered where the penny ended up: stuck in a giant penny jar, melted down with other coins back at the United States Mint, lost in a street gutter. Meanwhile, one of his other counterfeit pennies sold for $1,000 to a collector through the Greg Kucera gallery.

Then, Mr. Daws woke up one morning in October (2009) and listened to a voicemail left by a Brooklyn graphic designer named Jessica Reed. “I think I found your gold penny,” the message said.

Vaders Diary

01 december 2009

“Got a new helmet today! A better fit than the last, and I don’t get so hot and sweaty. Plus, it looks a bit more menacing. Not much time to write. I have to be up early for a meeting tomorrow. I’m sick of meetings. I just want to get out and do some evil. I haven’t been well, lots of nitemares…”

Vuilnis… maar dan anders

03 oktober 2009

Tim Nobel and Sue Webster take piles of trash and make art into them… but sometimes the art isn’t apparent until you see it in a different light. Kijkhiervoormeer

I do

29 september 2009

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25 september 2009

Bert & Ernie puppetmasters

22 september 2009

Digital Revolution: an experiment in collaboration.

08 augustus 2009
Twenty years ago a young man called Tim Berners-Lee had an idea. He called it the World Wide Web. Today it’s hard for us to imagine a world without the web; without Wikipedia; without social media; without music downloads; without video on demand… The change wrought by the web has been exponential, explosive and so profound that it renders imagining the world in another 20 years time almost impossible. Did the father of the web ever imagine it would become the world-changing technology it is today? Is he surprised, delighted or even disappointed by his creation? What are his hopes for the future of the web? 10 July 2009 Sir Tim Berners-Lee joins the BBC to reflect upon 20 incredible years and launch a major new BBC project. Be here. BeInvolved>>>


05 augustus 2009

Zitten mág hier!

Super adorable

02 augustus 2009


Color Pencils Reviewed

21 juli 2009

Today I acquired a set of color pencil devices. You can get them in certain specialized shops. Note the device color range greatly varies by manufacturer; mine wasn’t even in the 6 bit range, producing only up to 24 colors when displayed. Invitations are not required for usage of color pencils though the service is paid only, with unfortunately no trial period.
Tip: During testing, directly selecting a pencil was buggy; as a workaround, apply pressure to the pencil tip first.


Polka dots, the trademark of “Kusama Happening”

12 juli 2009

Red, green and yellow polka dots can be the circles representing the earth, the sun, or the moon. Their shapes and what they signify do not really matter. I paint polka dots on the bodies of people, and with those polka dots, the people will self-obliterate and return to the nature of the universe.


Le langage symbolique, a deep hand

08 juli 2009

Les tableaux que je compose sont une interface entre deux mondes parallèles. Le premier, celui dont j’ai hérité, est constitué de différents stéréotypes et codes tribaux. Le second est un espace de liberté inaccessible par voie directe, En composant, j’exprime au travers d’une multitude d’images symboliques la somme d’un certain nombre de nos fantasmes.

La majeure partie du contenu de mon inconscient résultant de ma sociabilisation, en m’ajustant aux autres, au fil du temps, je suis devenu comme tout un chacun un pervers polymorphe frustré. A deep end.

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James Brown, Prince & Michael Jackson op één podium

07 juli 2009

Een filmpje uit 1983 geloof ik… flashback>>>

New Products For July

05 juli 2009

“Hello Ugly Team!

I just wanted to thank you. I received the sweater today and it is the ugliest sweater I have EVER seen! Its perfect! I am sitting at my desk right now cracking up about this sweater. I cannot wait to give it to my friend for her birthday and the best part of that deal is she has to wear it!

Thank you for the service you provide! You guys rock!”


Inside Roy Lichtenstein’s Studio

04 juli 2009

A new series of photographs has recently emerged that provide an intimate look at the studio and working environment of Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Photographer Laurie Lambrecht worked as his part-time assistant from 1990 to 1992, helping him to inventory his studio in preparation for his 1993 retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan. While they were re-visiting files and scrapbooks together, Lichtenstein encouraged her to make photographs from time to time, and was often pleased and amused by the results.

Bekijk de slideshow via www.laurielambrecht.com (klik Portfolio)

Klein Sprookje: Lenny Kravitz

Er was eens.. een meisje dat zat te luisteren naar de wind die Lenny kravitz in haar tuin blies.

Cardboard Love in a Digital World

03 juli 2009

Meer op cardboardlove.com


01 juli 2009

(It means I love you in dinosaur)

Photographs of the female “Guardians of Russian Art Museums”

29 juni 2009

Andy Freeberg created a fantastic series of photographs of the female ‘GuardiansofRussianArtMuseums’>>>

From his artist statement: I found the guards as intriguing to observe as the pieces they watch over. In conversation they told me how much they like being among Russia’s great art. A woman in Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery Museum said she often returns there on her day off to sit in front of a painting that reminds her of her childhood home. Another guard travels three hours each way to work, since at home she would just sit on her porch and complain about her illnesses, “as old women do.”

Steffen Schackinger – Perfect Waves – Guitar

28 juni 2009



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25 juni 2009

Google Maps

24 juni 2009

Dedicated to broadcasting good music 24/7

23 juni 2009



01 juni 2009

Message to Myself (Tupac Shakur)

18 mei 2009

White Wedding: Literal Video Version

13 mei 2009

leuk! (literal video version)

(aldus de één tegen de ander…)

09 mei 2009



08 mei 2009

Graffiti door Banksy. Klik Outdoors en scroll horizontaal

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The Landlord

05 mei 2009

Will Ferrell meets his landlord. 😀

One bloody thing after another

04 mei 2009

This is a serialized horror story, written by Joey Comeau and illustrated by Emily Horne. Chapters:
1. Annette needs to be fed.
2. The kitten.
3. One month earlier.
4. Some theories.
5. Poor stupid Mitchie.
6. Family.
7. Elizabeth Richards’ revenge.
8. The reunion.
Lees OneBloodyThingAfterAnother

Manhole Cover Design in Japan

21 april 2009

“A manhole is the top opening to an underground utility vault used to house an access point for making connections or performing maintenance on underground and buried public utility. It is protected by a manhole cover, a (usually metal) plug designed to prevent accidental or unauthorized access to the manhole.”

In Japan zien deze ‘manhole covers’ er super uit, kijkmaar

Celluloid Remix

18 april 2009

“Celluloid Remix: dé online remix contest waarbij je van uniek Nederlands filmmateriaal iets totaal nieuws kunt maken. Het Filmmuseum stelt 21 unieke stille filmfragmenten (uit de periode 1917-1932) ter beschikking. De filmfragmenten geven een beeld van de snelle veranderingen op industrieel en maatschappelijk gebied in de jaren na de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Geef jouw visie op de snelle veranderingen in de wereld van vandaag, morgen en overmorgen. Remix de fragmenten met eigen materiaal en soundtrack tot je eigen korte film over vooruitgang, in letterlijke, figuurlijke, technische, maatschappelijke of andere zin.”

Happy News

02 april 2009
We believe virtue, goodwill and heroism are hot news. That’s why we bring you up-to-the-minute news, geared to lift spirits and inspire lives. Add in a diverse team of Citizen Journalists reporting positive stories from around the world, and you’ve got one happy place for news.
Check HappyNews

Moet ineens denken aan dit liedje 🙂

Nieuwe Muxtape gevonden: 8tracks.com

28 maart 2009

Share your mix. Discover new music. 8tracks is a simple way for people to create or listen to a mix, a short playlist containing at least 30 minutes — roughly 8 tracks — of music.
Check mijn playlists op 8tracks.com/Menske en/of ga zelf aan de slag 🙂


26 maart 2009

Blind is een digitaal, interdisciplinair blad dat enkele malen per jaar uitkomt. Elk nummer heeft een thema dat op een interdisciplinaire manier wordt benaderd in artikelen, interviews, recensies en opiniestukken van studenten, wetenschappers en professoren. Alle oudere nummers zijn eveneens nog steeds beschikbaar en dus altijd opnieuw op te zoeken en terug te lezen.

Are you addicted to a website?

25 maart 2009
Go to keepmeout.com & Reclaim your life!

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23 maart 2009

The NIN|JA 2009 tour site is now live atninja2009.com and features a FREE download with exclusive, previously-unreleased music from Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction, and Street Sweeper. You can also browse tour dates, photos, videos, and listen to streaming music.www.ninja2009.com

Sad Steve

21 maart 2009

Sad Steve is first and foremost an audio search engine. The search engine finds music, podcasts, comedy tracks, and even speeches. Type some keywords in the search box at the top of this page and you’ll be playing full-length tracks in no time. Download them too, if you want. No DRM. Sad Steve also features good, up-and-coming musicians.

“Lieve ik…”

09 maart 2009

Stuur je toekomstige ik een mailtje via futureme.org


05 maart 2009

Bellen met God?

03 maart 2009
Laat een bericht achter na de piep: 06-44244901

Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

08 februari 2009
A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, “Tell me, what you see?” “Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied. Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, “What does it mean, mother?”

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity … boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water. “Which are you?” she asked her daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?”

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart? Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor.

If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Hendrik Kerstens

18 januari 2009

Dit berichtje is eigenlijk voor Ploekske

www.witzenhausengallery.nl &

LIFE A Journey Through Time – experience

10 januari 2009

Frans Lanting’s LIFE: A Journey Through Time is a lyrical interpretation of life on Earth from its earliest beginnings to its present diversity. The LIFE Project aims to bridge the gap between nature and science, and is realized through the integration of photography with the performing arts and the world of life and earth sciences, in collaboration with partners and institutions around the world.

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Van Kooten & De Bie

05 januari 2009

“Het knippen, converteren en uploaden van mijn collectie heeft me ongeveer 250 uur aan vrije tijd gekost. Ik hoop dat ik hier veel mensen blij mee heb gemaakt”.

Mij wel 😀 Jacobse en Van Es rule!

Bekijk de collectie

He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died

02 januari 2009

AS a senior at Bard College in 1979, Jamie Livingston acquired a Polaroid camera. After a few weeks, he noticed that he was taking about one picture a day, and shortly thereafter he decided to continue doing so. The project, which quickly evolved into something of an obsession, began with a snapshot of Mindy Goldstein, Mr. Livingston’s girlfriend at the time, along with another friend, both of them smiling at something outside the frame. It ended 18 years and more than 6,000 photos later with a self-portrait of the photographer on his deathbed on his 41st birthday. He died on October 25, 1997. Kijk en geniet: Polaroids

“Happy New Year, first of all”

01 januari 2009

“Happy newBand of Gypsys Machinegun

One Love

31 december 2008

James Joyce is a London-based artist and designer. At the start of 2006 he founded his own studio One Fine Day where he produces limited edition prints of his work as well as taking on commissions from a variety of clients. More at one-fine-day.co.uk

The Grickle Channel

29 december 2008


Dagelijkse beslommeringen

28 december 2008


25 december 2008


Spirit in the Dark

24 december 2008

Maar ook See Saw! Videosearch ArethaFranklin&TomJones

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Room XX by Miquel Barceló

21 december 2008

On november 18th, the Spanish government officially presented Miquel Barceló’s latest art installation in the UN’s Palace of Nations in Geneva. The controversial work of art is a massive sculptural installation, located on the domed ceiling of the building’s newly created Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations chamber. The work consists of multi-coloured stalactite forms that appear to be dripping from the ceiling.

Barceló has revealed that the concept for the project came to him while he was in Africa. At the unveiling Barceló explained, “On a day of immense heat in the middle of the Sahel desert, I recall with vivacity the mirage of an image of the world dripping toward the sky”. The vivid idea later took shape as he planned out the work. >>>>

Guess God thinks I’m Abel

20 december 2008

Oasis (Guess God Thinks I’m Abel)

Aus der reihe

15 december 2008


14 december 2008

For a brief period in the mid-1870s, artistic woodblock prints known as “newspaper nishiki-e” were a popular form of mass entertainment in Japan. These colorful prints fed the public’s enormous appetite for sensationalism by retelling shocking stories culled from the major newspapers of the day. The Meiji government swiftly cracked down on the publishers of these “unofficial” sources of information, causing them to disappear as quickly as they had appeared, but not before hundreds of issues had been published and circulated around Japan. While newspaper nishiki-e most often retold stories of scandalous or heinous crimes, they occasionally presented accounts of monsters, ghosts and mysterious happenings, such as the ones included here: pinktentacle.com

Niet vergeten

13 december 2008
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

Follow the three R’s:
Respect for self
Respect for others and
Responsibility for all your actions.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

Spend some time alone every day.

Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

Be gentle with the earth.

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

Proof that girls are evil

07 december 2008

First we state that girls require time and money: ‘Girls = Time x Money’>And as we all know “time is money”: ‘Time = Money’ >Therefore: ‘Girls = Money x Money = (Money)_> And because “money is the root of all evil”: ‘Money = √Evil’ >Therefore: ‘Girls = (√Evil)_

And we are forced to conclude that: ‘Girls = Evil’

Eye Scapes

02 december 2008


Rhythm Is A Dancer

13 november 2008


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09 november 2008

ZAK: Alles goed met de crisis?

TV Kijken

02 november 2008


Daniel & Geo Fuchs

20 oktober 2008

Tarantino (2006)

Daniel & Geo Fuchs


14 oktober 2008


07 oktober 2008

Up YOURS regen!

02 oktober 2008

(Up yours regen!)


13 september 2008



13 september 2008


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Joaquin Phoenix

05 september 2008



03 augustus 2008

“There are 8,000 nerve endings in the clitoris and this son of a bitch couldn’t find one of them.” Kijk&luister

Li Wei

31 juli 2008

kijk hier voor meer

Meet Animaris Rhinoceros

27 juli 2008

A new species created by Dutch scientist turned artist Theo Jansen. This amazing-looking being is a wind-powered walking sculpture, one of several that the artist/engineer has brought to life.

Korte films

23 juli 2008

(korte films)



21 juli 2008


16 juli 2008


You say potato, I say foot

28 juni 2008

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Sweettie =)

31 mei 2008

….. *shake head*

16 mei 2008

Save Us Jon Stewart!

11 mei 2008

Blame it on the sunshine

06 mei 2008

Let’s make some noise!

26 april 2008

Titel is verplicht

09 april 2008


Do or don’t: that’s the question

29 februari 2008

(Do or don’t: that’s the question)

No reply whatsoever

07 februari 2008

(No reply whatsoever)

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Somebody to love

29 januari 2008

(Somebody to love)

How to find my soul a home

23 januari 2008

(How to find my soul a home)

Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me

19 januari 2008

(Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me)

Maus is still here

16 januari 2008

(Maus is still here)

If you believe you are enlightened you are actually a little bit crazy

10 januari 2008

(If you believe you are enlightened you are actually a little bit crazy)

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