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Posts Tagged ‘Lena Dunham’

Miranda July Curates Celebrities Emails in New Digital Art Project

If getting inside the heads of celebrities sounds appealing to you, then you are going to love Miranda July‘s latest project “We Think Alone.” The author/filmmaker has asked ten famous people to share previously sent private emails so that she can use them to craft digital portraits. Participants include: Kareem Abdul-JabbarLena DunhamKirsten Dunst, Sheila HetiEtgar KeretKate and Laura MulleavyCatherine OpieLee Smolin and Danh Vo.

Readers can opt in to receive a weekly email newsletter with communications from all ten of the personalities. The emails were all sent prior to this project to someone in their life. The emails were personally chosen by the sender. Every week will have a different theme. The first theme is money. Here is more from the project’s description:

…our inner life is not actually the same thing as our life on the computer — a quiet person might !!!! a lot. A person with a busy mind might write almost nothing. And of course while none of these emails were originally intended to be read by me (much less you*)  they were all carefully selected by their authors in response to my list of email genres — so self-portraiture is quietly at work here.

Follow this link to sign up.
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Playboy’s New iPhone App Does Not Bare All

Playboy is exercising a bit of restraint in its latest iPhone app. The app does not include any  photos of nude women and instead focuses on lifestyle content. It’s a smart move considering that Apple has been known to censor material from that contains nudity.

The Playboy app features stories on travel, clothes, food, cars, drinks and women, as well as interviews, recipes and fiction. It also has photos and videos. The current issue features an interview with Lena Dunham, creator and star of Girls, as well as a video of Kylie Johnson, Playboy’s Miss February 2011.

“We’re taking everything that has made Playboy great and re-imagining it for the iPhone, while reinventing our aesthetic with exclusive pictorials and a beautiful, image-heavy navigation. It truly is Playboy 2.0,” stated Josh Schollmeyer, Playboy’s director of digital content.

The landmark men’s magazine was early to make its content available for mobile devices and began offering a mobile optimized site back in 2007.