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Date : August 2008

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Think Different! Be Different!

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Published on: August 30, 2008

In case you did not notice, I started blogging a little bit more about political and social subjects recently. There is a reason for it. I spent more time thinking about the things that happened in this world. I did’t say that I wasn’t thinking about those things in the past, I just say that I did spend more time than usual. See for example my longer posts about the Crazy Horse Memorial, the Berlin Wall or Nationalism and Blind Obedience to your Government. This also lead me to create a category at my blog titled “Politics” where I attached all those (more or less) politics related blog posts of mine (including past blog posts from last year or the year before that). Well that’s enough for an intro :). I stumbled recently across a cool Apple Computers commercial that I don’t remeber seen on TV, but that has nothing to say, since I did not watch TV really during the past 1-2 years or so.. thanks to the Internet hehe. This is IMHO the best Apple Computers commercial of all times and one of the best commercial of all time in general too. Well, and if there is one thing that you can say about the Apple CEO Steve Jobs, then it would be “Yeah, He thinks different!“. The message of the video is clear: Follow your instinct and ignore what other people might say. The people who thought different and were called all kinds of words by the[…]

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Cirque du Soleil & Criss Angel’s ‘Believe’ – A Special Sneak Preview

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Published on: August 27, 2008

The news that the new Cirque du Soleil show with the (in)famous magician Criss Angel with the title “Believe” will premier much later than it was originally planned was bad, but there was nothing that could be done about it. There is only about 1 1/2 months to go until the current premier date and the Cirque is already on “promo tour”, which is a good sign. You do not go on promo tour, if you are in trouble and far behind schedule, risking further delays… no, you would be back “home” and work overtime, weekends and holidays to get the thing done on the date you said it would be done. Well, 16 dancers of the new show and their ceographer were sighted in Los Angeles, California a few days ago. They gave a special performance at the event “So you think you can dance?” and a first real sneak peak of the new Criss Angel show ever, actual footage from the show itself, no talks, no stills, drawings and models.. nope, the real deal this time. It shows the actual performance to get a glimpse of the things to come, when the new show finally premiers in October 2008 at the Luxor hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This performance was aired on TV on Fox and somebody was kind enough to record it/Tivo it and upload the whole thing to his favorite video sharing website, where I picked it up. I also found a mini-documentary video,[…]

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Copyleft vs Public Domain

Categories: ANSI, ASCII, Personal
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Published on: August 24, 2008

When I released my artwork on July 6, 2006 into the public domain, I assumed that this automatically implies that copies and derivations of it can also not be copyrighted. I just learned recently that this is not the case. Since this was not intended by my original declaration, I did modify my declaration and the disclaimer in all detail pages of my artwork that became property of the general public. I am not a lawyer, so I assume that this refinement of my declaration will be okay. I also assume that this updated declaration cannot apply to events that happened between July 6, 2006 and today, August 24, 2008. With this change did also the logo change. Instead of the strikethrough “c” logo is not the flipped “c” logo displayed with the license. What now follows is the old and new disclaimer to illustrate what changed. Old DisclaimerThis piece of Art has been released into the public domain.You are free to use it for your purposes free of charge. See Disclaimer below. This image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domainby its author, Roy/SAC aka Carsten Cumbrowski. This applies worldwide. In some countries this is not legally possible; if so:Roy/SAC aka Carsten Cumbrowski grants anyone the right to use this work for any purpose,without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law. Updated/New DisclaimerThis piece of Art has been released into the public domain under the Free Art Licence (FAL) 1.3 (Copyleft Attitude). See Disclaimer[…]

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Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium Coming to Movie Theaters

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Published on: August 18, 2008

Some good, but not entirely unexpected news, at least half of it. Cirque du Soleil and Sony Pictures announced a few days ago the release of the Cirque du Soleil concert show for the big screen in movie theaters. It will be released this month (they made the announcement on very short notice). This probably means that we can expect a DVD release of the show by Christmas this year or latest by Spring 2009. I would be surprised, if they would not release it this year already. Christmas would be perfect to get a piece of the holiday business. I am not surprised about the availability of a recorded version of the show, the Cirque did that with other shows that were not resident shows in the past already (with exception of “La Nouba”), including “Corteo” and “Varekai”. It should not be for long until a video of the touring show “Kooza” will become available on DVD. I do not recall though that they had the recordings running in Movie Theaters prior the DVD release. That’s a first as far as I know. Here is the trailer for the Movie release, coming to selected Movie Theaters near you. Backup Link to Video on Youtube.com. For more Cirque du Soleil visit my Cirque du Soleil primer. Also check out my YouTube channel about Cirque du Soleil and performing arts in general. This announcement also reminded me on working on a longer preview video of the show. I got many video[…]

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Mount Rushmore Square

Categories: history, Personal, Politics
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Published on: August 17, 2008

I created a short 12+ minutes long video about the little known Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills Mountains of South Dakota. I edited together the 3 minutes intro part of it, which is then followed by an about 10 minutes long mini documentary about the project. Backup URL to Video on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T9zWoNBnWE). Backup URL to Video on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nCDrKZ4ASw). You can download the video in .AVI format and 640×480 pixels resolution (259 MB) free from my Mediafire.com account. Backup link to video at Google Video The yet unfinished Crazy Horse Memorial mountain carving is located less than 30 minutes from the famous Mount Rushmore Presidential Memorial where the heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were carved into the mountain rock for the eternity. The Crazy Horse mountain carving dwarfs the impressive Mt.Rushmore one in size and scale. Also the time to create it is an eternity compared to the Mt.Rushmore project. The sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski started working on it on June 3, 1948 and it is still far from being finished today. In contradiction to the the better known and federal funded Mt.Rushmore project is the Crazy Horse project entirely funded by the people who donate time, resources and money and by the admission to the visitor center and North American Indian Museum, which is located at the mountain base. The Admission is either $10 per person (children under 6 free) or $27 per car load, whichever is better for you, for[…]

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