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how to wear a sari

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I finally bought a sari! Ted (from work) took a video of the shop assistant showing me how to wear it but I accidently deleted it. so I tried it on that night to take another video so I'd remember how to do it later. it's dark blue/purplish in colour with pink/magenta highlights and gold trimming. I think I paid too much but I probably won't buy too many of these. though I am hoping to get a couple of cheaper cotton everyday versions rather than this silk one. they gave me a brochure in case I forget also.

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12/11/2006

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20060711 Marriage and castes in India - a local's perspective (mp3)

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we had a chat at work about marriage and castes in India not long after arriving. it was interesting for us and the Indian guys to hear how it works and the differences between love marriages in the West and arranged marriages as well as the process involved in India. in these modern times, websites are used for arranging marriages, similar to the online dating sites that crowd the late night tv advertorial space.

some of my questions / comments sound quite dumb now that I know more about the place and people here but it was my first week in Delhi and didn't know much about Indian customs.

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The Optimen @ Arena (Brisbane) - video 01

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part of The Optimen's set @ Arena in Brisbane, Australia, 23/09/2006

I was a bit close to the speakers so the audio is a touch distorted so pls forgive the sound quality

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part of The Optimen's set @ Arena in Brisbane, Australia, 23/09/2006

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20061005 drive to Canberra to see Tab & Andrew

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the drive to Canberra to see Tab & Andrew while she's pregnant. shaky footage as I was driving! I took a couple of the brown signed tourist drives and ended up on a 75 km unsealed dirt mountain track on the way to Wombeyan Caves. I had to beep the horn going round the blind corners and the tyres were sliding a bit some of the time so it was a bit scary. it took me a couple of hours as I was driving so slowly! luckily I didn't come across too many cars coming the other way. finally I made it to the bottom of the hill where the park is leading to the Caves. by this time it was 3:30pm and I thought I might have to do another 75k to get back to the highway, so I didn't actually make it to the caves - the shortest trip was a 1.5 hr guided walk which involved climbing inside the caves also. I did get to see lots of kangaroos though and the park was a nice oasis after the hairy drive through the mountains. luckily there was a 5 km road with about 1 km unsealed, but easier gradient road leading out of the park heading towards Golburn / Canberra, so the trip back was much quicker and safer! great to see Tab & Andrew before they have the baby, so it was worth the trip!!!

tina 2006 - Ian Andrews - Spectrum Slice

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parts of Ian Andrew's performance and presentation of his video works at Electrofringe 2006, Newcastle, Australia, sunday 01/10/2006

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tina 2006 - Jasch - Codespace

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part of a performance by Jasch - generative audio and video soundscapes to immerse yourself in

sunday 01/10/2006, Electrofringe 2006, Newcastle, Australia

http://www.jasch.ch/

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http://www.thisisnotart.org/Members/ben/jasch-codespace/

Codespace integrates realtime drawing and motion-images with electronic sounds that evoke an abstract place where organical and crystalline shapes pulsate and flow. Generative (rule-based) processes or algorithms and realtime action by the artist are applied to basic shapes which in conjuction with finely graded colours comprise a rich palette of textures and shapes. empty dark space is inhabited by fast moving abstract shapes, structures with an architectural quality develop over extended periods of time. The piece evolves from dark and minimalist atmospheres to abstract densities, like a digital painting performed before the viewer's eyes. Memory of the images accumulates, obtaining qualities like a painting or etching. Reduction and concentration of elements helps to maintain the crucial focus, build the tension and give insights into the enigmatic and invisible world built of code.

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tina 2006 - audio & video projection 01

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part of the audio and video projection held at This is Not Art festival in Newcastle, Australia, sunday 01/10/2006.

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tina 2006 - David Wolf and Somaya Langley - TBA

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part of the video, audio performance by Somaya Langley who uses gestural movements combined with accelerometer sensors attached to her outfit, and David Wolf who provided the visual feast to accompany the soundscapes. part of Electrofringe 2006 festival in Newcastle, Australia, on sunday 01/10/2006.

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TBA explores sonic city spaces through a gestural interface. In the current sociological climate, the city can be an alienating yet sonically rich space. Individuals potentially relate more closely to the city, the buildings and architecture than they do to the other inhabitants. However, the city is an ever-changing environment demolishing buildings, resurrecting monuments simultaneous moments of destruction and resurrection. Using footage of Newcastle as well as abstract and generative 3D systems, elements are combined and manipulated in real time using custom built applications developed with Quartz Composer and Max/MSP.

tina 2006 - Lloyd Barrett panel - Mise En Scene

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part of Lloyd Barrett's panel session at Electrofringe 2006 in Newcastle, sunday 01/10/2006.

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http://www.thisisnotart.org/Members/ben/lloyd-barrett-mis-en-scene/

Combining schizophonic computer rendered soundscapes with graphical abstractions Mise En Scene is an exploration of film sound - in particular the importance of incidental sound in the creation of effective and diverse virtual environments. Using abstract methods of translating appropriated video and sound Mise En Scene demonstrates the very human ability to make sense out of nonsense when within a set of guidelines and expectations. Mise En Scene ultimately focuses on the creation of scenes from a variety of visual and sonic signifiers, the end result being akin to a strange dream open to interpretation.

tina 2006 - Robin Fox panel 02 - AV, XY & Z

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part of the Robin Fox session at Electrofringe 2006. he demonstrates his laser & music performance and speaks about his process.

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tina 2006 - Robin Fox panel 01 - AV, XY & Z

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part of the Robin Fox session at Electrofringe 2006. he demonstrates his laser & music performance and speaks about his process.

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tina 2006 - token word poetry jam 06 - Cooknkitch and Monkfly 03

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Cooknkitch and Monkfly: finish the night off with dark hip hop and electronica

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