Category Archives: “Site Seeing”

“SITE SEEING” with The River View Observer:The Art of Improvising

This week in “Site Seeing” we look at a site called  Kevin Kelly’s Street Use…Here is how he describes his site:

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 This site features the ways in which people modify and re-create technology. Herein a collection of personal modifications, folk innovations, street customization, ad hoc alterations, wear-patterns, home-made versions and indigenous ingenuity. In short — stuff as it is actually used, and not how its creators planned on it being used. As William Gibson said, “The street finds its own uses for things.” I welcome suggestions of links, and contributions from others to include in this compendium. — KK

www.kk.org/streetuse/

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Political Scoops of 2008 -River View Observer’s “Site Seeing”

Best Political Scoops of ’08

River View Observer’s “Site Seeing” chooses newser.com

 2008 was the year for political news from the election of President Elect Barack Obama to our first meeting Senator John Mc Cain’s choice for Vice President; Govenor Sarah Palin, John Edwards extramarital affair political  scandal…The year 2008 had it all and newser.com has the best of the year

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Ron English -Jersey City based Artist-SITE SEEING

The River View Observer’s –SITE SEEING -visits Artist Ron English’s website  www.popaganda.comron-english.JPG

Abraham Obama on building in Downtown, Jersey City which houses Hudson County Art Supply

Ron English is a New-York based Pop-Artist. He is most famous for his street art, where he subverts existing billboard advertisements by using his own artwork in place of the existing legitimate billboards. He recently complete his nationwide tour making murals of “Abraham Obama”, a portrait of Abraham Lincoln fused with presidential hopeful Barack Obama. The tour traveled to Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and ended in Denver at the Democratic National Convention in August.

www.popaganda.com
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September “Site Seeing” From the River View Observer

   The River View Observer’s Look At  What’s Interesting On the Web      
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The Most Alien Place On Earth

Website –DARK ROASTED BLEND -Weird and Wonderful Things

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/09/most-alien-looking-place-on-earth.html

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 This web site is very interesting and informative

http://boingboing.net 

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h a l f b a k e r y         
My hatstand runneth over

The Halfbakery is a communal database of original, fictitious inventions, edited by its users. It was created by people who like to speculate, both as a form of satire and as a form of creative expression.
www.halfbakery.com

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The Mormon’s Genealogical database online  

Search Your Family Tree   www.familysearch.org

Let us know about your favorite sites-

to list in next weeks “Site Seeing”

 

 

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