Archive for March, 2010

WTF?!? FILES///THE WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTS ON BANKSY VS. ROBBO GRAFFITI BATTLE

March 2, 2010  |  art, Banksy, Graffiti, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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You KNOW graffiti is beyond overground when the WALL STREET JOURNAL is actually REPORTING on battles:

A GAME OF TAG BREAKS OUT BETWEEN LONDON'S GRAFFITI ELITE
Slight Brings Robbo Out of Retirement; Cobbler Won't Let Rival Tread on Him

By Gabrielle Steinhauser | Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2010

LONDON—In the predawn hours of Christmas morning, a 40-year-old shoe repairman who goes by the name Robbo squeezed his 6-foot-8-inch frame into a wet suit, tossed some spray cans into a plastic bag, and crossed Regent's Canal on a red-and-blue air mattress. Read More

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LONDON///STREET LIFE///NEW TIME OUT LONDON BANKSY INTERVIEW ISSUE HITS STANDS

March 2, 2010  |  art, Art Crimes, Banksy, Graffiti, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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TIME OUT LONDON has just released a "collectors item" issue featuring a cover story BANKSY interview with matching poster to boot (order HERE). Have a read: Read More

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SCIENCE///WTF?!? FILES///CHILE EARTHQUAKE SO MASSIVE IT SHORTENED LENGTH OF DAYS ON EARTH

March 2, 2010  |  News, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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CHILE EARTHQUAKE MAY HAVE SHORTENED DAYS ON EARTH
Space.com | March 2, 2010

The massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile may have changed the entire Earth's rotation and shortened the length of days on our planet, a NASA scientist said Monday.

The quake, the seventh strongest earthquake in recorded history, hit Chile Saturday and should have shortened the length of an Earth day by 1.26 milliseconds, according to research scientist Richard Gross at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

"Perhaps more impressive is how much the quake shifted Earth's axis," NASA officials said in a Monday update. The computer model used by Gross and his colleagues to determine the effects of the Chile earthquake effect also found that it should have moved Earth's figure axis by about 3 inches (8 cm or 27 milliarcseconds).

The Earth's figure axis is not the same as its north-south axis, which it spins around once every day at a speed of about 1,000 mph (1,604 kph). The figure axis is the axis around which the Earth's mass is balanced. It is offset from the Earth's north-south axis by about 33 feet (10 meters).

Strong earthquakes have altered Earth's days and its axis in the past. The 9.1 Sumatran earthquake in 2004, which set off a deadly tsunami, should have shortened Earth's days by 6.8 microseconds and shifted its axis by about 2.76 inches (7 cm, or 2.32 milliarcseconds). Click HERE to continue reading at Science.com...

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STREET LIFE///VIDEO RECAP OF JR’S 2009 “WOMEN ARE HEROES” PARIS PROJECT

March 1, 2010  |  art, Film, Graffiti, JR, Paris, Street Art  |  Comments Off

JR / Exposition Paris 2009 - Ile Saint Louis
by JR

Have a look at the Paris project in detail HERE...

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FILM///JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT “THE RADIANT CHILD” MOVIE TRAILER

March 1, 2010  |  art, Film, First Look, News  |  Comments Off

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