Mysterious Political Radiohead Street Art Is Appearing For The 20th Anniversary Of ‘OK Computer’

first_imgIn major cities across the world like London, New York, Amsterdam, and more, mysterious Radiohead-themed street art has been popping up. The words these anonymous posters contain are reminiscent of the lyrics of “Fitter Happier” off of OK Computer, with political messages such as “More Public Fear/More Private Security” and “Less Political Participation/Worse Politicians/More Fear.” These speculations that the street art is related to OK Computer are strengthened by the dates at the bottom of each piece, which note 1997 and 2017, alluding to OK Computer’s 20th anniversary coming up on May 21st.Additionally, Stanley Donwood, the artist and writer behind Radiohead’s album and poster artwork since 1994, recently posted an work on Instagram post featuring the Radiohead logo front and center along with the caption “soon to be real,” only heightening speculations that the Radiohead camp is behind the street art ahead of the seminal album’s 20th anniversary. Pitchfork notes that it has reached out to Radiohead about these mysterious pop-up works.Take a listen to “Fitter Happier,” then take a look at Donwood’s post and images of the street art to decide for yourself what’s the meaning behind the works.[Photo credit: Dan Jordan] [H/T Pitchfork] Just saw this on the way to the studio now hype levels spiralling out of control #okcomputer pic.twitter.com/8dTWKru01y— martin (@doksan) April 26, 2017last_img read more

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BioTek Instruments announces establishment of Korean Office

first_imgBioTek Instruments,BioTek Instruments, Inc, continues their global expansion in the microplate-based technology market with the establishment of BioTek Korea. Managed by Mr Yunki Kyung, the new direct sales and service organization will focus on growing BioTek’s brand and expanding direct service and application support for our growing customer base in South Korea.BioTek Korea will be fully functional by July 1, 2011. BioTek’s long-time partner and distributor, DI Biotech, will work closely with BioTek Korea to ensure a seamless transition for the company’s existing and expanding customer base.”The establishment of BioTek Korea will allow BioTek to increase our investment of resources in this very important marketplace,” commented Briar Alpert, BioTek President and CEO. “In addition to providing incremental local service and application support, our customers in South Korea will have direct access to the company’s global scientific and applications resources. Ultimately, this will lead to enhanced customer satisfaction for our Korean customers.”BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. BioTek instrumentation is used to aid in the advancement of life science research, facilitate the drug discovery process and to enable cost-effective quantification of disease relevant molecules in the clinic. www.biotek.com(link is external) March 1, 2011, WINOOSKI VT, USA ‘last_img read more

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Gay or Straight? When others decide for you* – Part Two

first_imgMiriam Grossman MD 21 February 2013 I discovered a support group for men in reparative therapy that met monthly in a Los Angeles home.The “Circle of Men” welcomed me as a guest one evening. There were about twenty guys, young and not so young, seated comfortably in the living room.I had one question: what is their message to the mental health profession? They were eager to be heard.Adam started off: “I am angry that I didn’t know about this therapy for seventeen years. When I discovered it, it was such a liberating sense of relief. In six years I have changed beyond my wildest dreams.”“Therapists told me for years that this is my identity, and I should embrace it,” a middle-aged man with a wedding band said, “but that never felt right to me. Now I consider it just one part of me — a part I don’t have to accept.“I have chosen the long, hard way instead of the short, easy way,” a young man named Greg told me, “and that choice is right for me.”And there was this from Hector: “The old warrior went out and fought battles for land or power. The new warrior fights a bigger battle — the battle within. This is our choice. What gives you the right to take it away?”I was captivated by their strength and integrity. If only Malik could meet these remarkable individuals!I had an idea: Invite these men to come and speak to my colleagues at the counseling center. Have them describe their journeys to therapists who are convinced that therapy for unwanted same sex attraction is a dangerous scam.Here’s a chance for open discussion of an urgent topic, I thought. Here’s a chance for students like Malik to find hope and support. And the men were all for it; “Just tell us when and where — we’ll be there,” they promised. What a great plan!Boy, was I naive.“Sounds fascinating,” the director told me. “But the University wouldn’t go for it.”And that was it. So much for intellectual debate. So much for diversity, multiculturalism, and tolerance. And so much for a patient’s right to self-determination.http://www.miriamgrossmanmd.com/gay-or-straight-when-others-decide-for-you-part-two/last_img read more

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