May 13, 2003 May 68 Picturebooks

[We've been bandying around the word "detournement" a lot on this site, occasionally rather inaccurately -- a lot of what's been going up is simply collage of some sort, rarely wit the symbolic, even utopian charge that classic "detournements" emit. The link below is to images of detourned items from the May 68 uprisings, along with several links to "pro-situ" detournements on things like punk record jackets, etc.]


Picturebooks @ Paris -- May 1968

Posted by Brian Stefans at May 13, 2003 09:57 AM | TrackBack


Posted by: Flug Lanzarote on January 15, 2004 12:49 PM

Note the new asterisks whenever we reference favoriteNumber, except for that new line right before the return.

Posted by: Elizabeth on January 19, 2004 05:24 AM

The most basic duality that exists with variables is how the programmer sees them in a totally different way than the computer does. When you're typing away in Project Builder, your variables are normal words smashed together, like software titles from the 80s. You deal with them on this level, moving them around and passing them back and forth.

Posted by: Christian on January 19, 2004 05:25 AM

This code should compile and run just fine, and you should see no changes in how the program works. So why did we do all of that?

Posted by: Jucentius on January 19, 2004 05:25 AM

But some variables are immortal. These variables are declared outside of blocks, outside of functions. Since they don't have a block to exist in they are called global variables (as opposed to local variables), because they exist in all blocks, everywhere, and they never go out of scope. Although powerful, these kinds of variables are generally frowned upon because they encourage bad program design.

Posted by: Laura on January 19, 2004 05:26 AM

When Batman went home at the end of a night spent fighting crime, he put on a suit and tie and became Bruce Wayne. When Clark Kent saw a news story getting too hot, a phone booth hid his change into Superman. When you're programming, all the variables you juggle around are doing similar tricks as they present one face to you and a totally different one to the machine.

Posted by: George on January 19, 2004 05:26 AM