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Imagery of an open mouthed cat popping out of a flying saucer adorned the OMR2017 stage on which Cambridge Analytica CEO, Alex Nix, talked about psychographic manipulation of voters.
- HAMBURG / OMR FESTIVAL The “rock stars” of the marketing scene become political By Jakob Koch | Published on 16.03.2018 (Translation)
- Alexander Nix, CEO, Cambridge Analytica – Online Marketing Rockstars Keynote | OMR17 (Video via Archives.org)
Local Austin Events Utilizing Alien/UFO Themed Imagery
- Moontower Comedy Festival 2018
- Cosmic Dance at Haven Con 4 – A Cosmic Journey. “The Only LGBTQ+ Geek and Gaming Convention of Texas. March 29th – April 1st – Doubletree Hilton North – Austin, TX”
Local Austin Food Vendor Advertising Utilizing Cryptozoology Themed Imagery
See gallery of pics at bottom of page of a homemade pillow created by SMiles’ mother using a cloth pattern featuring the above Bruce Pennington artwork featuring UFO related imagery overlaid with Star Wars “knock-off” imagery.
- Archived Cargo Culture Posts (Archive.org caches)
- Archived Image Gallery
- Archive Articles
- Blue Star Tattoo/LSD Transfer Scare returns to Austin!
- “Guess What’s In Your Child’s CRACKER JACKS Toy Surprise!” Scooby-Doo Psychedelic Tattoo LSD Transfer Tattoo Scares
- Artificial Sun – Lighting system or hoax device?
- Minimalist alienist sculptural artist John McCracken interviewed by San Antonio art critic Frances Colpitt
- CARGO CULTure – John Carter
- Toynbee Ideas Resurrect Dead on Planet Jupiter!
- CARGO CULTure – SMiles Lewis
Theme by Larry Harvey, text by Larry Harvey and Stuart Mangrum, illustration by D.A. of Black Rock (aka Dominic Tinio)
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke
“Who is John Frum? He is known to us by many names, this Visitor from Elsewhere, dispenser of endless abundance and wielder of mysterious technologies: John Frum, Quetzalcoatl, Osiris, “Bob.” His cargo is splendid, his generosity boundless, his motives beyond our understanding. But across the ages and around the world, the stories all agree: one day he will return, bearing great gifts. Our theme this year asks three related questions; who is John Frum, where is he really from, and where, on spaceship Earth, are we all going? …
Our story begins in Melanesia during World War II. Thousands of American GIs suddenly descended on this South Sea island chain, bearing with them unimaginable riches: magical foodstuffs that never spoiled, inconceivable power sources. Just as abruptly the troops departed, leaving only broken, rusted Jeeps, crumpled beer cans, and the memory of Spam. To the astonished eyes of the natives, this was a miraculous occurrence, and they yearned for the return of abundance. Accordingly, they built totemic sky-craft in an attempt to summon back these Visitors and their legendary leader, the man the Melanesians called John Frum. They had formed a Cargo Cult.
This Myth of Return is no less relevant today. To put this in a modern context, what if your electricity went dead and stayed that way — would you know how to make the current flow again? Can you fix your car if it breaks down, or build yourself a new one? Like the islanders, most of us are many steps removed from the Cargo that entirely shapes our lives. We don’t know how it’s made, where it’s made, or how it works; all we can do is look beyond the sky and pray for magic that will keep consumption flowing.”
Pavilion design by Lewis Zaumeyer, illustration by Andrew Johnstone
- Cargo Culture files of SMiles’ ELFis Journal of Possible Paradigms.
- Homemade pillow created by SMiles’ mother using a cloth pattern featuring UFO related imagery overlaid with Star Wars “knock-off” imagery.
GALLERY of CARGO CULTURE ELFIS Issue X Cargo Culture Shock Images:
More miscellaneous product I’ve received:
- Bigfoot figure (from Harry & the Hendersons board-game?)
- Baby Bighead postit notes from a child’s alien school pak with alien head eraser and paper-clips as well as other stickers: head, body
- Glow in the Dark Alien Invaders
- Alien Hacky Sacks
- Third Eye Alien Key Chain
- Bank & Salt-n-Pepper shakers
- Drink holder
- Wind-Up Alien Egg
- Robot Eggs
- Hubcap theme One Two Three
- Roswell Alien action figure
- UFO Files action figures from China (with Global UFO map)
- black & white comics: If you ask me, wearing these things only makes them nervous.
- aliens & cappuccino
- gullible public
- government admissions
- You abducted him, YOU feed him
- end-times of democracy
- Why some are abducted and some are NOT
- News of the Weird – lead story 1992
Theatres in North Carolina recently began showing, as a short feature, a state-funded film advocating teen-age sexual abstinence. In The Power to Create, a teen-age couple in a car are contemplating having sex until the sky lights up and an alien emperor implores, “You have the power to create life. Don’t abuse it.” The kids-decide to go to a movie instead.
- the apes have it
- dowsing for dow
- hail bop?
- missing timex
- North Carolinan-alien abstinance propaganda & text
- tabloid wedding
- ufo ifo ufo ifo ufo
- xmas files
- cheap labor for xmas
- PJ Harvey abducted for x-files album
- sexy gillian
- triple X couple
- triple X trio
- fema bee conspiracy the x-files movie buzzzzz
- Jose Chung’s From Outer Space
- Amex Alien Advert 1992
miscellaneous product I’ve received:
- Roswell 50th cookies
- alien glow-pops
- UFOs made in China
- alien/ufo balloons
- chocolate invasion force
- alien figures
- just in time for Halloween
- Its a ufo, its angel hair, no its the hand of jah
- eye of jah
- ET sculpture
- Anne Richards is an alien
- Surf the Planet Waves
- War o Worlds
- michellan man alien
- alien mural near Liberty Lunch musical venue Austin, Texas
- just what it says & as scary as it sounds : probe
- schwa rocket
- Austin Cablevision junkmail ink-blot test
- V2 propaganda and ALL that implies : just say KNOW
off site and off axis:
- check out these color comic strips at Sarfatti’s site
What to make of Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North? Touted as “the largest angel sculpture in the world,” it was erected Feb. 15 on a hillock next to a highway outside Gateshead (where the huge Baltic Flour Mills art center is to be built) in the northeast of England. At the work’s inauguration for the press and local dignitaries, who were lashed by gale-force wind and hail, Lord Gowrie, departing chairman of the Arts Council of England declared the work “a piece of public art unique in the history of this country . . . to be compared to the Eiffel Tower.” It is telling that he compared it to a structure famed as a piece of engineering rather than a work of art. Its statistics are more impressive than the object itself-65 feet high with a 175-foot wingspan “as big as a jumbo jet.” The work’s price tag was $1.28 million.
The colossal rust-colored thing just looms there, imposing but deadly dull, its steel-ribbed, featureless body saddled with curious plank-like appendages of its awkward “wings.” The canny people of Gateshead, originally skeptical, especially about the cost, seem to have taken it to their hearts, and await a lucrative influx of an estimated 150,000 Angel viewers each year. -Lynn MacRitchie
-all images reproduced for research purposes only-
Weird, Sexual, Inappropriate(?) Cargo-Culture