09 May 2007

Oh the Urbanity!

It's starting to feel like the future. Sometime this year, 50% of humans will be living in an urban environment. This brings up the following questions:
  • How can I rent out space for maximum profit? (This guy has the right idea.)
  • Can John Deere survive in a non-rural economy? I propose a combo sitting mower/taxi. It would of course come with one of those beaded seat covers.
  • Will cities finally become as big and cool as they are in comic books? On the same note, when will we start seeing real super heroes? This is the future, and genetic mutations should be good for something other than cancer.
  • Will The Illinois ever be built? I think it would do well in Dubai.
  • What will happen to screen doors?
  • Are people still going to have Southern accents?
  • What is the fifth element?
  • When are they going to find midichloreans? We need to build the academy soon before there is no room left for the archives.
  • Where is my flux capacitor? Seriously guys, I can't find it anywhere.
  • Will Wile E. ever catch the roadrunner before they build the new bypass and subdivision?
  • What happens in the meadow at dusk?
(Piece above was done by the amazing graffiti artist, Evol.)

A playlist for our modern lives:
1. See You at the Lights - 1990s
2. Transistor Radio - The Helio Sequence
3. Gravity's Rainbow - Klaxons
4. Someone Great - LCD Soundsystem
5. Wake Me When It's Over - Longwave
6. Maple Leaves - Jens Lekman
7. When I Go Deaf - Low
8. Moonchild - M83
9. Void - The Mary Onettes
10. Some Kind of Sad - Ringo Deathstarr
11. Jsem Absolutní Vůle - Plastic People of the Universe

Reprise:
12. Gravity's Rainbow (Van She Remix) - Van She/Klaxons

Finale:
13. Kelly - Van She
14. Where Do the Children Play? - Cat Stevens

3 comments:

Sebastien said...

Yeah, how come urban environments aren't as cool as they are in comic books! You know what I really want, one of those hoverboads. Been wanting one of those since I was 7.

Sebastien said...

By the way Ian, I finally got those interview questions for you!

1. How do you come up with ideas for your artwork? or is it spontaneous? or hard to explain?

2. You are supposed to run zigzags if a crocodile is chasing you. Do you think that's true? If not, what's your method for escaping a crocodile that's chasing you?

3. Who are some artists that inspire you? Why?

4. What celebrity do you find most attractive? Why?

5. Do you think there is a duckbill platypus conspiracy to take over the world? Or is it just an elaborate hoax?

* Leave a comment at my blog saying, “Interview me.” Include your blog URL.

* I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.

* You will update your weblog with the answers to the questions.

* You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

* When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

* Have fun!

Ian said...

Hey thanks! Today is a busy day but I'll have time tomorrow.