Bits: 11.25.09

VVORK: "Transformed rooms of the Neugerriemschneider gallery in Berlin, by Pawel Althamer. As a vanitas gesture, the gallery remained open 24 hours a day."

• The (awesome) Groundswell Collective is launching a print journal. And they're looking for submissions on the topic of "crisis folklore": "How we imagine future stories that describe our current time period can give us an alternative glimpse of the cultures we are shaping in the here-and-now." Oops: the deadline is Nov. 30!

• Loving Cooper Union's new Roni Horn-esque signage.

• Spec-lash! "In an effort to educate Visual Communication Designers and those who use their services, on the damaging effects caused by spec work and spec-based design contests, a group of designers from all over the globe banded together, fueled by passion and a lot of caffeine, to bring NO!SPEC to the public."

Errol Morris' favorite scenes from Frederick Wiseman films.

• Did REVOK really tag a Greek airliner with the phrase "Stay High"?

Beautiful Decay looks at the work of Minneapolis' own, Roxane Jackson.

• Google has photographed some 14,000 objects from Iraq's national museum and will put them online early next year.

• Pop-Up City's look at Russian pop-up culture -- "flexible buildings, DIY campers, truck houses, and limousine-caravans" -- reminds me of this Northern Minnesota stretch limo I stumbled upon a few years back.

• Brian Sholis interviews Luc Sante on his new book about early 20th-century folk photography.

• Should you be passing through Durban, South African next March, don't miss the 2010 Art and Social Justice Conference.

• You've heard of the 100-Mile Diet; now there's the 100-Mile Thanksgiving.

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