☛ Radiation and man by the Canadian Nuclear Association, 1972, p. 26. Scanned and made available online by Ethan Persoff. I first spotted this diagrammatic of a nuclear power plant via Modcult. • • • I remember I first heard about what would soon be known as the Tōhoku earthquake early in the day on […]
Catastrophe is the past coming apart. Anastrophe is the future coming together. Seen from within history, divergence is reaching critical proportions. From the matrix, crisis is convergence misinterpreted by mankind. The media are choked with stories about global warming and ozone depletion, HIV and AIDS, plagues of drugs and software viruses, nuclear proliferation, the planetary […]
☛ Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa, 1950, 00:05:00. The four frames above are from the restored version (2008). “War, earthquake, winds, fire, famine, the plague. Year after year it’s been nothing but disasters.” Akira Kurosawa explains Rashomon to his assistant directors: However, one day just before the shooting was to start, the three assistant directors Daiei […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on April 3, 2011 ― Published in Art, Communication, Movies | Tagged: catastrophe, chaos, community, destruction, disaster, earthquake, Fukushima, Kurosawa, murder, order, violence
☛ The New Yorker: “Dark Spring” cover by Christoph Niemann, March 28th, 2011. © Condé Nast, 2011. See the cover on Christoph Niemann official website.