Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Google hates sex: the end of sex blogs


Bad news today!
I suppose it will be the end of Unscathed Corpse. Since it's not a "money blog"... no banners, ads etc... I can't pay for hosting etc... and I will have no time to devote to a migration and organize a new website. 12 years !! it was fun while it lasted.... "Google hates sex". (More at ZDNet by Violet Blue).

Today I received the following:

Dear Blogger User, We're writing to tell you about an upcoming change to the Blogger Content Policy that may affect your account. 

In the coming weeks, we'll no longer allow blogs that contain sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video. We'll still allow nudity presented in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content. 

The new policy will go into effect on the 23rd of March 2015. After this policy goes into effect, Google will restrict access to any blog identified as being in violation of our revised policy. No content will be deleted, but only blog authors and those with whom they have expressly shared the blog will be able to see the content we've made private. 

Our records indicate that your account may be affected by this policy change. Please refrain from creating new content that would violate this policy. Also, we ask that you make any necessary changes to your existing blog to comply as soon as possible, so that you won't experience any interruptions in service. You may also choose to create an archive of your content via Google Takeout. 

For more information, please read here. Sincerely, The Blogger Team (c) 2015 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Jonathan Viner Art

quote [Jonathan Viner (b. June 1976) is an American painter based in Brooklyn, NY. Working primarily in oils, he fuses a deep respect for the tradition and craft of painting with an appreciation for the dynamic pluralism of current art practice. His conceptually ambiguous, precisely articulated hybrids of portraiture and narrative assert the right of the artist to exceed prevailing institutional conventions in pursuit of highly individualized artistic vision].

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

World Leaders on the Toilet by Cristina Guggeri

Italian artist Cristina Guggeri (a.k.a. Krydy) creates irreverent portraits of world leaders (Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Silvio Berlusconi etc...) ...engaged in their "duties"... The serie "Il Dovere Quotidiano" (The Daily Duty), in Facebook.

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Guy Bourdin silent film


Ahead of his retrospective "Guy Bourdin: Image Maker" at Somerset House, watch a super-8 rarity from the late Parisian photographer. (more @ NOWNESS)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tree Change Dolls

Tree Change Dolls is a project about taking old discarded toys and giving them a new lease on life, cerated by an artist, illustrator and science communicator based in Hobart, Tasmania. Facebook.

quote: "...these dolls have been rescued and rehabilitated from op-shops and tip shops around Tasmania. These lil fashion dolls have opted for a "tree change", swapping high-maintenance glitz 'n' glamour for down-to-earth style. I hand repaint the dolls faces, mold new shoes, and my Mum sews and knits their clothing. My sisters and I grew up playing with second-hand dolls and home-made toys in the beautiful Tasmanian natural environment. I love the satisfaction of repairing and reusing discarded items to give them a new lease on life".