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Jim Merricks

Jim Merricks

Jim is from Leeds, UK. You can find Jim’s tweets at and website at www.smultronsamhallet.com.

Critical geographer. Rugby boffin. Scifi fanboy.

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    Jim Merricks owned

    November 15, 2012
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    Jim Merricks Kulendran Thomas. Between occupy and the new aesthetic, it would seem art is struggling to find a new temporality for itself.

    May 14, 2012
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    Jim Merricks Here's to wabi-sabi and the elegant ageing of consumer products.

    April 12, 2012
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    Markus Reuter Here is a blog post about wbai-sabi by me: bettertastethansorry.com/2011/03/wabi-sabi/ And the docu within the blog post is really really good.

    April 12, 2012
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    Jim Merricks Great post!

    I like wabi-sabi, but struggle a little bit sometimes with the fetishisation of the rustic aesthetic. On one hand, you have the furniture of Kaare Klint. Klint scratched, scarred and sanded his pieces to give it them an aged look. This fake-antique has an atemporal appeal but is completely disingenuous; the furniture was always expensive and has spent little time outside galleries. On the other hand, there's hagi ware bowls. These were made imperfectly but with a very particular function in mind: tea ceremonies. For some reason we take comfort in holding a warm, oddly shaped ceramic bowl. Hagi ware feels genuine, perhaps because our human hands are similarly scratched and marred. www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&q=hagi%20ware&biw=1096&bih=806

    April 13, 2012
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    Jim Merricks Jokes man, jokes.

    April 11, 2012
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    Jim Merricks Yasha Levine. Lovely.

    April 9, 2012
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    Jim Merricks Gigi Roggero on Hardt and Negri's Commonwealth.

    April 1, 2012
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    Jim Merricks Ah, words of wisdom from Robin Kearns!

    March 29, 2012
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    Jim Merricks Too funny.

    March 19, 2012
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    Jim Merricks Neuvofaux.

    March 17, 2012
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    Jim Merricks Ethan Zuckerman on the Kony 2012 campaign.

    March 14, 2012
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    Jim Merricks Banksy on advertising and culture jamming.

    March 6, 2012
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    Jim Merricks On ruin porn. I read an interesting article recently about the art spaces flourishing in Detroit. There is something liminal about decay that hints and social and political renewal.

    February 29, 2012
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    Jim Merricks The dissolving dialectic of self/place. This article doesn't over-romanticise either, which is refreshing.

    February 24, 2012
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    Jim Merricks A reductionist statement and one that itself reflects bad politics. But this is something we are increasingly going to hear from both extremes of the political left and right.

    February 24, 2012
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