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Apr.20.2009
Susan Boyle’s Got Peep Posted by Hal Tags: So what’s the one thing we know about overnight Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle? What’s the one fact that resonates with all of us? Answer: It’s that she’s NEVER BEEN KISSED. This is the source of our fascination with her....
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Apr.16.2009
It’s time for fast food Peep people. All the rage this week is a video featuring of a Domino’s Pizza employee sticking cheese in his nose before putting it on a sandwich. Then he farts on some salami and wipes his naked butt with a dish-cloth before using it to wash some dishes. All the while his...
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Apr.14.2009
In the Peep book I argue that we are using things like social media and twitter and YouTube as entertainment, first and foremost. It’s a more immersive, interactive form of entertainment, but it’s still entertainment. As such I reject the argument that we’re becoming more social through social...
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Apr.13.2009
I’ve got an essay in the Spring issue of Canadian Art, on stands now. They don’t make their content available online, so if you want to check it out, you have to pick up a copy. Do it! It’s a great mag. The piece explores the work of two Canadian artists in the context of surveillance and art. I...
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Apr.13.2009
Hey over at the City Lights Bookstore and Publishers Facebook Fan Page they’re giving away a free advance copy of The Peep Diaries: How We’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors. Go enter the contest now! Oh and I’ve got an FB fan page too: sign up to be Hal’s fan. (Can there be...
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Apr.09.2009
A baby is born with a malformed brain and has very little time to live. Her parents decide to donate her heart to another baby. They take the two month old off the respirator keeping her alive and wait. The baby breathes on her own, surviving for now but just barely. It’s a sad story. But what kind...
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Apr.08.2009
I was going to do a high minded post today and claim that all week I’d be looking at different incarnations of Peep Art. But, well, how about we do that next week? In the meantime, how about some idiotic double Peep action? Remember we defined the double Peep here as the phenomenon by which the...
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