By Bivoulab

Molly Hankwitz and David Cox


Abandoned British equipment on the beach at Dunkirk. Although 340,000 troops were evacuated from Dunkirk, the British Army left behind: 120,000 vehicles, 600 tanks, 1000 field guns, 500 anti-aircraft guns, 850 anti-tank guns, 8000 Bren guns, 90,000 rifles and half a million tons of stores and ammunition. Details from “A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East” by Spencer C. Tucker, page 1907

The Constructivists, amid unfinished starters of adventures recklessly spoke of replacing art with life and wanted to make the object of production the object of art. 


Tatlin built a stove in his room to keep from freezing, sewed a specially tailored coat to keep from shivering in the wind, and cut himself a comfortable work suit. Playing with the industrial production of an object was not the last motivation of the design solutions of the Moscow Constructivists.


She was too short to see over the fence.

There was no ice cream in the freezer, nor did they have money to go to the store.


“When strong, avoid them. If of high morale, depress them. Seem humble to fill them with conceit. If at ease, exhaust them. If united, separate them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.” 

― Sun Tzu


If You Do Not (Do)AXES Now, You Will Hate Yourself Later

How We Improved Our AXES In One Week(Month, Day)

Why AXES Is No Friend To Small Business

Believe In Your AXES Skills But Never Stop Improving


That Whole Democracy Gimmick


rotator secret deified terces rotator


This object is one of just a couple surviving from a development project run by the Nadir Underground in the mid to late 1930s. The goal was to produce a compact device for time-space pilots and officers.


“Like lost children we live our unfinished adventures.” 

― Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle


“It is not so much [the murderers’] copulating or murdering that matters as the copulating or murdering of the images, limpid and cold in the mirror.” – INVISIBLE CITIES


AXES And Love Have 4 Things In Common

AXES : Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

Proof That AXES Is Exactly What You Are Looking For

Here Is A Quick Cure For AXES


“The more powerful the class, the more it claims not to exist.” 

― Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle


“The liberal idea of tolerance is more and more a kind of intolerance. What it means is ‘Leave me alone; don’t harass me; I’m intolerant towards your over-proximity.” 

― Slavoj Žižek


everything as is starting oneself more to nothing deceitful oneself world one the wanting of capable finds chosen the its of from than without center hear the There natural condemning world chatter as to even thus consider


The plot tells of an alien conspiracy that is taking over the British government, turning ordinary people into zombies, stopping at nothing to build their own breeding tank in a mysterious chemical factory.


There’s a lot to marvel at:


It became entirely possible to tell a complex idea in real time, with only a few minutes. Nothing goes badly wrong that there are special effects.

Where the bee sucks. I also suck: 

In a cowbell I lie down on the concrete

There’s no couch when the owls start howlin’. 


On the flat black bats of Brisbane

After summer form balls on the lines. 

So fuck it, I shall I live now 

Under the tassel that hangs on the fossil.




In Thessaloniki, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman monuments coexist that bear witness to the city history and its significance. Several of the underground secrets of Thessaloniki have been discovered and emerged, while restoration work is under process. Although the final result is impressive with underground monuments such as the Catacombs of St. John and the underground museum of the Agora, they do not comprise highlights for the city and access is still very limited or not permitted even to the locals by the Archaeological 


Department of the Thessaloniki underground Metro project.


“They’ve always been here” 


1957′  Quatermass & The Pit.


  • Switchblade Design
  • Death Condition
  • Nadir Time
  • Zenith Control
  • Politbureau Organisation
  • Shadow History
  • Grip
  • Law

This city could be envisaged in the form of an arbitrary assemblage of castles, grottos, lakes, etc. It would be the baroque stage of urbanism considered as a means of knowledge. But this theoretical phase is already outdated. We know that a modern building could be constructed which would have no resemblance to a medieval castle but which could nevertheless preserve and enhance a “Castle” type of poetic power (by the conservation of a strict minimum of lines, the transposition of certain others, the positioning of openings, the topographical location, etc.).




  • Switchblade Fact
  • Switchblade End
  • Switchblade Note
  • Switchblade Regret
  • Switchblade Roll
  • Switchblade Attention
  • Switchblade Design


“If you want to know how much darkness there is around you, you must sharpen your eyes, peering at the faint lights in the distance.”


  • Underground Attack
  • Underground Country
  • Underground Talk
  • Underground Kick
  • Underground Insurance
  • Underground Exchange
  • Underground Steel
  • Underground Road
  • Underground Mist
  • Underground Society
  • Underground Harmony
  • Underground Gold
  • Underground Debt
  • Underground Day
  • Underground Smash
  • Underground Song
  • Underground Wax
  • Underground Authority


There were white out conditions in the town; subsequently, the roads were impassable.

Let me help you with your baggage.

I am never at home on Sundays.


Let’s split open our figures and place the environment inside them.

Quote before 1920; ac cited by Christina Lodder, in Russian Constructivism, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983), 17


“Platforms don’t look like how they work and don’t work like how they look.” 

― Benjamin H. Bratton, The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty


I’ the commonwealth I would by contraries 

Execute all things; for no kind of traffic 

Would I admit; no name of magistrate; 

Letters should not be known; riches, poverty, 

And use of service, none; contract, succession, 

Bourn, bound of land, tilth, vineyard, none; 

No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil; 

No occupation; all men idle, all; 

And women too, but innocent and pure.


“Tomorrow, may I have your yesterday?” 

― Benjamin H. Bratton, The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty


Barbara: [hysterically] Mr. Cameron threw me out of the elevator, and then I heard all those people screaming!


Sam Royce: [trying to ease the panic] Probably the first time the old bastard ever did anybody a favor!


We need to rent a room for our party.


This is a Japanese doll.


The clock within this blog and the clock on my laptop are 1 hour different from each other.




Johnny: There’s nothin’ like a good smoke and a cuppa’ coffee. You know, some men got the craving for gold and silver. Others need lotsa’ land, with herds of cattle. And then there’s those that got the weakness for whiskey, and for women. When you boil it all down, what does a man really need? Just a smoke and a cup of coffee.


The mysterious diary records the voice.


The shooter says goodbye to his love.


He said he was not there yesterday; however, many people saw him there.


Professor Bernard Quatermass: 


Altered, by selective breeding, atomic surgery, methods we can’t guess, and with new faculties instilled in them, high intelligence, perhaps something else. 




In effect, a colonization. 


Professor Bernard Quatermass: 


It would be a way of possessing the Earth. Only a colony by proxy, but better than leaving nothing at all behind. 



Surely it had to be carried out on a huge scale. 


Professor Bernard Quatermass: 


Yes, if I’m right, if I’m right, we’ve come on a single instance, probably an accident, a landing that went wrong and they all died. The Thames valley was swamp then. 


Minister of Defense: 


You realize what you are implying? That we owe our human condition here to the intervention of insects. 


Professor Bernard Quatermass: 


I suppose I am.




O woe, woe,

People are born and die,

We also shall be dead pretty soon

Therefore let us act as if we were dead already. – 


A Shropshire Lad – A.E. Housman


Politbureau Organisation



Meaning: Delicious; something that looks or tastes appetizing.


Right Off the Bat

Meaning: Immediately, done in a hurry; without delay.


Lovey Dovey

Meaning: The affectionate stuff that people do when they are in love, such as kissing and hugging.


Jig Is Up

Meaning: For a ruse or trick to be discovered; to be caught.


Break The Ice

Meaning: Breaking down a social stiffness.


Wouldn’t Harm a Fly

Meaning: Nonviolent; someone who is mild or gentle.


Goody Two-Shoes

Meaning: A smugly virtuous person.


Flame the westward skies adorning

Leaves no like on holt or hill;

Sounds of battle joined at morning

Wane and wander and are still.


Beating a Dead Horse

Meaning: To bring up an issue that has already been resolved.


Like Father Like Son

Meaning: Resembling one’s parents in terms of appearance or behavior.


Ugly Duckling

Meaning: One who may seem plain at first in appearance or capability, but later turns out to be beautiful or great.


515 Thing

515 Comfort

515 Year

515 Care

515 Copy


“I will go where I am wanted, where there’s room for one or two,

And the men are none too many for the work there is to do;

Where the standing line wears thinner and the dropping dead lie thick;

And the enemies of England they shall see me and be sick.”


Death Mother

Death Sister

Death Condition

Nadir Time


“in contrast to modern art, which causes displeasure-modern art, by definition, hurts. In this precise sense, modern art is sublime: it causes pleasure-in-pain, it produces its effect through its own failure, insofar as it refers to the impossible Things.” 


Slavoj Žižek, The Parallax View


Shared with non-OOP predecessor languages

Objects and classes

Class-based vs prototype-based

Dynamic dispatch/message passing


Composition, inheritance, and delegation


Open recursion


OOP languages


Let’s split open our figures and place the environment inside them.

Quote before 1920; ac cited by Christina Lodder, in Russian Constructivism, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983), 17


Zenith Control

Shadow History


The interactive train ride will pass through and stop at the original station platforms, where an audio visual display will take riders back in time.


 Most switchblade designs incorporate a locking blade, in which the blade is locked against closure when the spring extends the blade to the fully opened position. The blade is unlocked by manually operating a mechanism that unlocks the blade and allows it to be folded and locked in the closed position.


Underground Attack


“Memory is redundant: it repeats signs so that the city can begin to exist.” INVISIBLE CITIES


“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” 

― Sun Tzu, The Art of War


“The more powerful the class, the more it claims not to exist, and its power is employed above all to enforce this claim. It is modest only on this one point, however, because this officially nonexistent bureaucracy simultaneously attributes the crowning achievements of history to its own infallible leadership. Though its existence is everywhere in evidence, the bureaucracy must be invisible as a class. As a result, all social life becomes insane.” 

― Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle  




“The traveler’s past changes according to the route he has followed: not the immediate past, but the more remote past.” Invisible Cities


515 Copy


“The one measure of true love is: you can insult the other” 



“Words are never ‘only words’; they matter because they define the contours of what we can do.” 



“Liberal attitudes towards the other are characterized both by respect for otherness, openness to it, and an obsessive fear of harassment. In short, the other is welcomed insofar as its presence is not intrusive, insofar as it is not really the other. Tolerance thus coincides with its opposite. My duty to be tolerant towards the other effectively means that I should not get too close to him or her, not intrude into his space—in short, that I should respect his intolerance towards my over-proximity. This is increasingly emerging as the central human right of advanced capitalist society: the right not to be ‘harassed’, that is, to be kept at a safe distance from others.” 


― Slavoj Žižek, Against Human Rights


OOP in dynamic languages

OOP in a network protocol

Design patterns

Inheritance and behavioral subtyping

Gang of Four design patterns


“This society eliminates geographical distance only to produce a new internal separation.” 

― Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle


Object-orientation and databases

Real-world modeling and relationships

OOP and control flow

Responsibility- vs. data-driven design

SOLID and GRASP guidelines


Formal semantics


The interactive train ride will pass through and stop at the original station platforms, where an audio visual display will take riders back in time.

“I never had a career. Only work.” 

Nigel Kneale, Quatermass and the Pit


Falling into total disuse in the 1970s the terrace enjoyed a number of large, multi-level underground shopping areas, originally built for air defense. 


The largest is at the roundabout intersection of 24th street Gertrude Streets and Friendship Square where three levels of markets following streets from four directions meet under the giant snowflake atrium.


She said “I liked it better the way it was before”


Such data — examples of a modern poetry capable of provoking sharp emotional reactions 

(in this particular case, outrage at the fact that anyone’s life can be so pathetically 

limited) — or even Burgess’s theory of Chicago’s social activities as being distributed 

in distinct concentric zones, will undoubtedly prove useful in developing dérives.


In the “possible rendezvous,” on the other hand, the element of exploration is 

minimal in comparison with that of behavioral disorientation. The subject is 

invited to come alone to a certain place at a specified time. He is freed from the 

bothersome obligations of the ordinary rendezvous since there is no one to wait for. 


But since this “possible rendezvous” has brought him without warning to a place he may or

may not know, he observes the surroundings. It may be that the same spot has been

specified for a “possible rendezvous” for someone else whose identity he has no way

of knowing. Since he may never even have seen the other person before, he will be

encouraged to start up conversations with various passersby. He may meet no one, or 

he may even by chance meet the person who has arranged the “possible rendezvous.” 

In any case, particularly if the time and place have been well chosen, his use of 

time will take an unexpected turn. He may even telephone someone else who doesn’t 

know where the first “possible rendezvous” has taken him, in order to ask for another

one to be specified. One can see the virtually unlimited resources of this pastime.


Cine Francisco at the San Francisco Public Library 6/20/19


bivoulab recommends as a good ‘all round’ overview of films set in San Francisco with ‘then and now’ comparisons of locations around the city.

Cine Francisco Film Running List

Part I – City of Distraction and Escape

Ask Me Don’t Tell Me (1961)

Woman on the Run (1950)

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

The Lineup (1958)

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) 

The Laughing Policeman (1973)

Amateur Camcorder (1986) – Drive on Embarcadero Freeway

Woman on the Run (1950)

The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

Point Blank (1967)

Vertigo (1958)

17 minute point:

Part II – The Toxic City 

Vertigo (1958)

The Love Bug (1968)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Bullitt (1968)

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) 

D.O.A. (1949)

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) 

Vertigo (1958)

The Conversation (1974) 

37:11 minute point:

PART III – The Toxic City Continued… 

Crackers (1984)

Dirty Harry (1971)

San Andreas (2015)

Godzilla (2014)

Psych-Out (1968)

Mrs Doubtfire (1993)

The Sniper (1952)

The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

End 60 min mark

Bullitt car chase route


The Bullitt Chase updated

The Conversation Then and Now


San Francisco in Movies (note NOT a bivoulab compilation)



Julian Assange related links to accompany lecture/demo by David Cox at Other Cinema on 4/20

Wikileaks itself:

Wikileaks at Wikipedia

Underground: The Julian Assange Story

In 1989, known as ‘Mendax’, Assange and two friends formed a group called the ‘International Subversives’. Using early home computers and defining themselves as ‘white hat hackers’ – those who look but don’t steal – they broke into some of the world’s most powerful and secretive organisations. They were young, brilliant, and in the eyes of the US Government, a major threat to national security.

At the urging of the FBI, the Australian Federal Police set up a special taskforce to catch them. But at a time when most Australian police had never seen a computer, let alone used one, they had to figure out just where to begin.

Risk – Laura Poitras

The Fifth Estate

Although Julian Assange has described the film as a “massive propaganda
attack”, he did discuss the film with Benedict Cumberbatch, with
Cumberbatch claiming that he’s “personally supportive” of the

Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is “Scandalous” and Highlights Shocking
Extraterritorial Reach of U.S

Slavoj Žižek: US establishment desperate to arrest Assange after Manning imprisoned

UK: Assange arrives at court in London

EP.739: Roger Waters-Julian Assange Arrest Proves UK is a SATELLITE STATE OF US EMPIRE!

Jailed for journalism: WikiLeaks editor Hrafnsson on Assange case | The Listening Post

Glenn Greenwald calls Julian Assange’s arrest “a grave threat to press freedoms”

Bivoulab to present “In Memoriam Futuri” at Other Cinema on 12/1/18



David Cox and Molly Hankwitz, as Bivoulab, retrieve the absolutely essential 20th Century moment that is Paris, May 68 in their In Memorium Futuri, an hour séance/screening on Situationist cinema and its echoes off the Parisian cobblestones. Guy Debord, Michelle Bernstein, Maurice Lemaitre, and their many angry comrades were the catalysts for massive change in the West, largely through their literary and cinematic critiques of the Capitalist “Spectacle” and its destruction of everyday life. A multiplicity of excerpts are deployed in Bivoulab’s provocative talk, that bears on found-footage filmmaking, the urban “drift”, and even the present-day steamrolling of our own beloved City.

ALSO: Elena Pardo’s El Otro Grito (The Other Scream), a 15-min. remembrance of the student massacre at the ’68 Mexico City Olympics. Ralph Diamant’s 16mm The Streets Belong to the People brings the global “Golden Jubilee” back home to the States, with his contemporaneous montage of Chicago street verité, barricade interviews, and a prescient Moog synth track. JUST ADDED: Sam Green pops in with Subterranean Celluloid from Chicago ’68, on his own Weatherman clip of Chicago ’68 footage, brokered through Diamant, Emile de Antonio, and Chris Marker.

AND!: Lynne Sachs sends in a brand new 7-min. condensation of her Investigation of a Flame.

PLUS a march with William Burroughs, Allen Ginsburg, and Jean Genet at that DNC (from Frédéric Moffet), Roger Flint’s Spangled Banner (music by the Grass Roots!), free bread and wine, and red roses.