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Everyone agrees George W. Bush is the worst President America has ever had. He killed all the jobs, destroyed the economy, and polarized the entire world. Downtown for Democracy is a NYC based organization determined to get young people to the polls. The also have cool merchandise from T's to posters. Piehole has Bush toilet paper and other useful accessories on sale! If u are a Bush supporter you should read Bush quotes like "We need an energy bill that encourages consumption" while baking brownies....
But Kinky was not to be cheered up. He was worried that he wouldn't be able to deal with people at the bar in Dallas. It was a bigger place, and some of the crowd were there just to drink. But here, too, the line went out the door for hours. These voters had had more alcohol than the afternoon crowd; a woman asked Kinky to sign her breast. (“Rick Perry would never do this,” she said, inspecting the autograph afterward. “Who'd want him to?” her friend said.) One slightly drunk voter asked Jewford why he wanted to be governor. “I don't,” Jewford said. Several more asked him the same thing. “I don't want to be fucking governor,” he said. “What's your stance on the environment?” a man asked, unfazed. “I don't have a fucking stance,” Jewford said. Kinky, signing a poster with his face on it, heard the exchange and cracked up. But afterward he collapsed into the car. Away from the cameras, he said to me, “Eternal life! Christ. Did I tell you what Bob Dylan said to me about dying? He said, 'When you die they let you off the hook.' ”
Hektor consists of a suitcase which contains two electric motors, a spray-can holder, toothed belts, cables, a strong battery and a circuit board which is connected to a laptop and controls the machine. The motors that are mounted onto the wall suspend the can holder through the toothed belts and define its position by changing the length of these belts.
Through the use of Scriptographer, Hektor is controlled directly from within Adobe Illustrator, the spray-can follows vector graphic paths and sprays them onto the wall. The idea behind Hektor was to create a tool with its own aestethic. It was intended as a reaction to a monoculture in design, caused by the use of computers and the same few applications and techniques - all mostly based on vector graphics - by the majority of designers all over the world. Therefore, Hektor was to be a machine that conveys the abstract geometrical information contained in these clean vector graphics in a different way than normal printers do. Hektor follows vector paths like the hand follows a line while drawing it. Moreover, with the spray-can Hektor uses a tool that was made to be used by the human hand. Combined with the fragility of the installation this aspect gives the machine a less precise but somehow poetic quality. Ambiguous on purpose, Hektor unifies this quality with the purity of technological perfection.
Google Maps meets Ikea... Iranian artist Seyed Alavi has woven an aerial view of the Sacramento River into a
carpet for the floor of a pedestrian bridge connecting the Sacramento
International Airport terminal and the parking garage.