Friday, December 19, 2008

Belgium Creative Agency Launches Internet Firing Squad

(ontsla means: ontslagen = fired - picture not well taken)

New trend name: 'Crowdsourced Corporate Layoffs'

Belgian creative agency So Nice has put up a website for the sole purpose of firing one of their eight employees (either that or they have created a clever scheme that capitalizes on the shoddy economy). You Choose We Fire features a Brady Bunch-style layout of those on the chopping block. According to the site, one of them has to go, and visitors to the site get to decide who it will be.

I apologize to Hrant

I find this column by Cengiz Candar touchy and straight out of his heart.

I was a friend of Hrant Dink and one of those who felt responsible for his death.
I was not so very close to him and we met rarely. But we were friends. We had built our own memories. We were the two panelists on the last day of an open-to-public workshop titled "From the Balkan Wars to the new Turkish Republic" on March 7 to 10, 2002 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. It was his first trip abroad. We were together in Paris in 2006. We were together on panels in Istanbul and Trabzon. We sat around the dinner table so many times and shared bread at his Kınalıada house.
And there is morreeee

Day Opening - December 19

Salvador Dali
Metamorphosis of Narcissus
1937-38. Oil on canvas,50,8 x 78,2 cm.
Tate Gallery, London