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Zodiac 21: #6 The Sign of the Internal I.D. Chip

Zodiac 21: #6 The Sign of the Internal I.D. Chip Words by Paul Morley, Image Christian Montenegro The ultimate form of surveillance, the conclusive removal of any lingering forms of post-internet privacy, the turning of the individual into unprotesting trackable object happy to display their whereabouts, likes, dislikes, political views, sexual fantasies, sundry physical and metaphysical […]

Zodiac 21: #5 The Sign of The Self

Zodiac 21: #5 The Sign of The Self Words Paul Morley, Image Antti Uotila Self-love/self-promotion/self-expression –  as represented by the addiction to Facebook/Myspace/Twitter/Tag/the radiant 140 characters/the Reality TV show audition/I think I’ve got talent. Characteristics: self-importance, self-belief, self-confidence, self-indulgence, self-delusion, self-regard, self-admiration, self-interest, self-possession, self-worship, self-hyping, self-seeking, self-involved, self-satisfaction, love of friends, fear of anonymity.   http://www.anttiuotila.com/

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Zodiac 21: #4 The Sign of The Internal I.D. Chip

#4 The Sign of The Internal ID Chip/ #5 The Sign of The Botox Injection/ #6 The Sign of The Self   Zodiac 21: #4 The Sign of the Internal I.D. Chip Words by Paul Morley, Image Christian Montenegro The ultimate form of surveillance, the conclusive removal of any lingering forms of post-internet privacy, the turning of […]

Zodiac 21: #3 The Sign of the Wiimote

Zodiac 21: #3 The Sign of the Wiimote Words by Paul Morley, Image Revenge Is Sweet The reliance on the remote control as a guaranteed route to fun, the acceptances that a human is only complete when connected to a gaming machine, the comfort gained from combining pure, glorious laziness with the appearance of activity, exercise, intrigue, […]

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V17: Paul Davis Goes Global

  Varoom’s regular columnist on Vlad The Impaler,  financial spot illustration and Twitter. Varoom 17 extract. Globalisation: It’s Not At All New At All. ©Paul Davis 2011. I don’t get this overused so-called new-fangled word ‘globalisation’ at all. Think of past super-powers; surely it comes down to what technology was available at the time. Think […]

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V17: The Politics of (Russian) Pluralism

  Is there a Russian style of illustration? Victor Melamed thinks so. As a Moscow-born artist who studied in England and has worked for the New Yorker and Rolling Stone, he undoubtedly has the perspective necessary to answer the question. But immediately, there are qualifications. Melamed is the co-founder and co-ordinator of Tzeh, a fifty-strong […]

Zodiac 21: # 2 The Sign of the Hive Mind

Zodiac 21:  # 2 The Sign of the Hive Mind Words Paul Morley, Image Quickhoney Plague of sameness, collective consciousness, everyone thinking the same, targeted by the same advertisers turning them into the same sort of consumers, looking at the same thing, worshipping the Na’Vi, Gaga or Sarah Palin. Characteristics: Anxiety, gregariousness, deference, submission, docility, fear of […]

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Zodiac 21: #1 The Sign of The Banking Crisis

#1 The Sign of The Banking Crisis/ #2 The Sign of The Hive Mind/ #3 The Sign of The Wiimote Words By Paul Morley, Images by Ah Studio, Quickhoney, Revenge is Sweet, Si Scott, Antti Uotila, Christian Montenegro, Cristiana Couceiro, Otto, Polly Becker, FrancisFrances, Clara Terne, Mimi Leung.   Intro: Varoom The 12 Signs of the Zodiac […]

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Reportage: Reflections & Process

  Gwendi Klisa The Reportage section of Varoom 17 carries work exploring the theatre of human rituals in public spaces. Here we expand this theme with Gwendi’s experience in Malaysia, and she responds to Varoom’s questions below: BRIEF This reportage project was inspired by an illustration course I took at Central Saint Martins. On my […]