links to sites of the fantastic
links to some artist sites
a greek-language version of this site is now available
established surrealists / artists of fantastic realism
Links below are to online references and to books (my recommendations available on Amazon - except for Dalí & Giger,
on whom very many books exist).
The Symbolists were the precursors to the surrealists:
[must have] Symbolists & Symbolism by Robert L. Delevoy
Concise enyclopaedia of Symbolism Jean Cassou
A Dictionary of Surrealism José Pierre
Surrealists & Surrealism Gaëtan Picon
Phaidon encyclopedia of surrealism René Passeron
SURREALISM Uwe M. Schneede
We all know that Steve Job's iPad is an iDud. Below are some of the sites that you will not see using the iDud
(or any of the other "i" devices by Apple):
Apple's television advertising of their iPad in Australia claimed "all the world's websites in your hands". Apple knows this is a deceptive misleading claim; well before the airing of these advertisements Jobs had already asserted that his mobile devices will not now, or ever, load Flash sites. Jobs wrote this in April 2010 "Thoughts on Flash" http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash .
In the UK Apple made the same claim about the iPhone. The UK's "Advertising Standards Authority" found, in summary, that Apple's claims were deceptive/misleading (http://www.asa.org.uk/Complaints-and-ASA-action/Adjudications/2008/8/Apple-(UK)-Ltd/TF_ADJ_44891.aspx). These advertisements were pulled.
I made a complaint to Australia's regulating body ... which, in typical Australian fashion, came up with an excuse to do nothing and allowed these deceptive advertisements to continue.
Despite Jobs' antipathy toward Flash, users of his company's devices have demonstrated that Flash functionality is something that many want. When the (partially) Flash-capable SkyFire browser launched on Apple's "App Store" it it sold 100 thousand copies in a few hours, and hundreds of thousand copies since; despite SkyFire's limited Flash-player support which does not allow users to navigate those sites which can only be navigated via Flash-player. Other tablet manufacturers such as Samsung (Galaxy) are, unlike Apple, manufacturing tablets which are fully compliant with Flash-player 10.1. And, as I type this, previews of RIM's forthcoming "Playbook" show that it too offers Adobe Flash. Increasingly, Apple is isolated in its stance
is a cruel species. The stupidity of religion convinces some of our own
kind that a human blastocyst is of divine worth, yet an animal, even one
which is genetically nearly us, is expendable. In the Judaic/Christian
sacred text the delusion propounded is one of an imaginary god creating
animals solely for humans to harvest. It is this religious delusion which
underpins the culture of vivisection in a society that pays lipservice
to being secular. In other countries bile is 'harvested' from caged, living,
bears... until the animal is slowly killed... One wonders why..., for in
a country like Buddhist Vietnam, it would mean they are torturing another
human soul reincarnated as a "lower" life-form... , but maybe their Buddhist
delusion convinces them that this terrible fate is warranted; after-all,
to come back as a lower life-form means that this "soul" must have committed
something terrible in their previous incarnation and thus deserves this
miserable fate....(...yes they "milk" bile from bears in China too... ....
China..., the land in which the practice of "traditional medicine" is bringing
many species to the brink of extinction ... like the rhinoceros of which
97% have been exterminated from 1970 to 1990 simply because of a moronic
Chinese belief that the essence of an animal's 'power' can somehow be absorbed
by the consumption of the body part symbolising this power, which in the
case of the rhino is its horn. The west aids this extermination in its
support of such dumbfoundingly stupid voodoo by credulously peddling the
fantasy that Chinese traditional medicine is merely "herbal" ... )
humans we are represented against cruelty from our own kind by bodies such
as Amnesty International, but Amnesty is essentially politicised which
utterly diminishes the legitimate causes it pursues...
the views expressed are entirely my own and do not represent the opinions
or views of the sites below.]
Haven. These guys have been used as crash test dummies for NASA; and infected
with Hepatitis strains in biomedical research, etc. Their DNA only differs
from ours by just over 1 per cent; they can be taught to sign and can thus
communicate with us. However, that does not seem to equate to their having
any rights ... Chimp Haven gives sanctuary to these fellows.
Society for the Protection of Animals.
is the Australian site of the WSPA. (There are links to WSPA sites in other
wishing to save our own species from the cruelty of members of our own
kind can assist Médecins Sans Frontières by visiting their
main vakras FLASH site ]
vakras site in the
greek language ]
[ Phantast site ]