Category: People

Biographies, profiles and appreciations of an eclectic collection of people of interest to iRez authors.

 4 Comments on Meeting Donna Haraway
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Meeting Donna Haraway

Earlier this month, Trilby’s typist had the opportunity to hear Donna Haraway speak in real life. Haraway…

 27 Comments on Yordie Sands
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Yordie Sands

iRez’ head cheerleader Yordie Sands has been “running silent, running deep” for a couple of weeks now…

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Enter Heidegger

Given that I am using a Hermeneutic Phenomenological approach, it must come as no surprise that Heidegger’s…

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Virtual Reality of Theater

I can’t deny that I am a huge fan of Antonin Artaud’s oeuvre, or that his conceptualization…

 0 Comment on Virginia Heffernan
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Virginia Heffernan

CAMBRIDGE, MA, 27 March — Harvard English Literature PhD, former New York Times columnist, and current Yahoo!…

 5 Comments on Word Viruses and Other Pre-Recordings
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Word Viruses and Other Pre-Recordings

Not surprisingly, my favorite writer of all times is William Burroughs. I went so far as to…

Image of Caitlin Upton answering her infamous question at the 2007 Miss Teen USA Pageant in Pasadena, California.
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Caitlin Upton

PASADENA, 24 August 2007 — At the Miss Teen USA Pageant held here tonight, finalist Lauren Caitlin…

 0 Comment on Nastia Liukin
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Nastia Liukin

SAN JOSE, 1 July — Reigning Olympic Gymnastic All-Around Gold Medalist Anastasia Valeryevna “Nastia” Liukin will not…

 22 Comments on Previz #67 – Charlotte, Forever
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Previz #67 – Charlotte, Forever

As much as I love Marina Abramovic, Charlotte Moorman holds a special place in my heart. She…

 6 Comments on Oh Marina!
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Oh Marina!

Is it just me or is anyone else really excited about seeing “The Artist is Present” on…

Montage of Senator Bayh with Purdue athletes and Alan Turing portrait illustration.
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Alan Turing & Title IX

BLETCHLEY PARK / WASHINGTON DC, 23 June — Today is British mathematician Alan Turing’s 100th birthday! Today…

Detail of the 1863 painting Olympia by Victorine Meurent and Edouard Manet
 6 Comments on Vicky
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PARIS, 1863 — Lady Gaga, Madonna, yes, Britney Spears and Taylor Swift too, they all owe Vicky…

 0 Comment on Esra’a Al Shafei
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Esra’a Al Shafei

BAHRAIN / LONDON / BISCUIT BAY, 9 April — From my dorm room at King’s College in…

 3 Comments on Eric Whitacre / Virtual Choir
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Eric Whitacre / Virtual Choir

LINCOLN CENTER, 2 April — At the nexus of TED’s elitism, Thomas Kinkade’s populism, Sigfreid & Roy’s…

 2 Comments on Timmie Jean Lindsey
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Timmie Jean Lindsey

HOUSTON, 16 March 1962* — today Timmie Jean Lindsey underwent the world’s first silicone-gel breast implant surgery….

 0 Comment on Thomas Kinkade, dead at 54
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Thomas Kinkade, dead at 54

LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA, 6 April — Thomas Kinkade, “The Painter of Light” died today of unknown, and…

 1 Comment on James B. Lansing
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James B. Lansing

Do they rock? That’s like asking if Ferrari’s are fast. — Ogsard Yesterday I wrote about my…

 1 Comment on Garry Winogrand Challenge
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Garry Winogrand Challenge

ART & ARTIST NETWORK – GROUP NOTICE SUBJETCT: Garry Winogrand Challenge FROM: FaithXue Resident DATE: 3/27/2011 Hello!…

 3 Comments on Tizzers Foxchase
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Tizzers Foxchase

[2011/01/06 07:12] Tizzers Foxchase: <3 [2011/01/06 07:13] Vaneeesa Blaylock: hey Tizzers [2011/01/06 07:13] Tizzers Foxchase: hai! [2011/01/06…

 1 Comment on Carl
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I only had lunch with him the one time. Marky Mark went down to Caltech to hang…

 0 Comment on U+UCO
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Hi guys! Check out these cool videos that Vaneeesa sent us links for! The Japanese duo U+UCO…

 0 Comment on Kate Miranda
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Kate Miranda

Vaneeesa left me a long list of people she wanted me to blog about. She said she…

 0 Comment on Sascha Pohflepp
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Sascha Pohflepp

Pohfelpp’s video is about a world that never was, yet is couched with iconography and design aesthetics we remember so well from childhood that we strangely, unexpectedly, effortlessly find ourselves slipping into this alternate river of time.

 1 Comment on Felicia Day
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Felicia Day

The truth is that Felicia Day does not piss me off, she amazes me. She saw a lack of opportunity so she created opportunity. She felt disdain for gamers, so she created a web series that celebrates gamers. She understands the media of our age.

 2 Comments on NicoleX Moonwall
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NicoleX Moonwall

NicoleX Moonwall is what Second Life is all about.

 0 Comment on Nienke Klunder
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Nienke Klunder

LONDON, 4 July — Like Nikki S. Lee and Cindy Sherman, Nienke Klunder uses transformations of her…

 1 Comment on Happy Holidays!
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Happy Holidays!

I recently started the Moment series. They’re just “moments” large or small that stumble across my virtual…

 5 Comments on Rineke Dijkstra
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Rineke Dijkstra

After posting David Goldblatt’s famous swimsuit photo, I sort of felt like I had to do a…

 0 Comment on John Cage
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John Cage

There is vastly more to the John Cage oeuvre than my knowledge of it, and even my…