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Max Hodges
Works at White Rabbit, Tokyo
Attended University of Houston
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Claustrophilia: the sexual fetish whose adherents crave total confinement. By Anneli Rufus...
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With each passing day (e.g. dead thugs rap again) I find Fredric Jameson's uncannily prescient cultural analysis in "Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism" increasingly relevant to the modern world. Jameson is perhaps our most important cultural theorist. The book is quite difficult but worth the read, and re-read. There are many articles and scholarly papers written about it too which can smooth the learning curve.

here's a short synopsis:
http://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/theory/postmodernism/modules/jamesonpostmodernity.html

and here's a more lengthly interpretation by Ira Chernus:
http://spot.colorado.edu/~chernus/NewspaperColumns/LongerEssays/JamesonPostmodernism.htm

Jumping into the sections in Chernus' paper entitled "Television" and "Commodity Culture" where she puts it all together.
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excellent write-up on the White Rabbit Express buying service for Japanese goods
Admit it: you've had times when you want something sold in Japan so badly that you don't care how much it costs, only to find out that there's no international shipping. You swept the floo...
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don't be evil for Google+
Engineers at Facebook, Twitter and Myspace fight Google+ focus
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outrageous! Nachtwey includes images of a completely unrelated physically disabled man in the context of a photo story on the Fukushima radiation disaster.
http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/01/james-nachtwey-japan-slideshow#slide=8
Photographer James Nachtwey shoots the brave workers who are tasked with cleaning up Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster.
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Yeah, I was scratching my head
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"Post-processing in the digital age: Photojournalists and 10b Photography"
British Journal of Photography

I think it's great that this service is available. I myself could have used it when working in several situations where electricity and communications were very scarce resources. However stylistically I prefer the originals in most cases, which include more details and information. As Nacthwey has done with the "three zombies" photo (https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/nachtwey%20max%20hodges?hl=en), amping up the contrast to get this gritty, stark, more abstract style has become a veritable cliche and can distract from the content as often as it can compliment it.
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This is something really artistic! thanks!
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no offense if I deleted you from my circles. I'm deleting everyone because I figure its the easiest way to prune my list. I'll simply re-add the people I want to follow, rather they trying to decide who to remove one-by-one. Cheers!
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Dead Thugs Rap Again

This Tupac holographic performance is about reproduction and consumption of sheer commodification as a process. It's about digital reproduction technology itself, used to commodify emptied-out stylizations of dead celebrities.

Even death is no escape from the commodity fetishism of late capitalism.
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And Coachella, which sells itself as an "environmentally sustainable" festival, is produced by AEG Live, a subsidiarity of Anschutz Entertainment Group, which belongs to the same private corporation in a legal battle to destroy the environment for oil and natural gas reserves

http://nyulocal.com/city/2012/04/03/watch-out-new-york-here-comes-fracking/
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Available for pre-order LIMITED-EDITION White Leica M9-P via White Rabbit Express
Act fast! Now taking pre-orders for this very limited-edition item Available only in Japan and limited to 50 units! The kit comes with a silver Noctilux-M
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site updated: new design and new photos from inside the Fukushima "off-limits" zone

What good? what's bad? feedback appreciated! Doesn't work on iPad or iPhone yet.

Cheers!
PHOTOGRAPHY. Fukushima · 3/11 Japan Quake · Fetish Portraits · Fashion · Portraits · Tearsheets · Bio · Contact. Slide 2. From the series FUKUSHIMA: EXCURSIONS INTO THE 20-KM “OFF-LIMITS” ZONE.
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WEBSITE REDESIGN
what do you think?
fyi, the template for iPhone/iPad is not ready yet
PHOTOGRAPHY. Fukushima · 3/11 Japan Quake · Fetish Portraits · Tearsheets · Bio · Contact. Slide 2. From the series FUKUSHIMA: EXCURSIONS INTO THE 20-KM “OFF-LIMITS” ZONE.
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yeah, i didn't think out the nav well enough during design (was in a rush). thinking to add some kind of breadcrumb now. thanks!
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Helping to make the Japanese language, Japanese culture and products from Japan more accessible to the world.
Employment
  • White Rabbit, Tokyo
    Founder & Creative Director, present
  • Freelance Photographer
    Tokyo-based Documentary Photographer, 2007 - present
  • Dell Computer Japan
    Web Database Administrator - Online Store
  • A2D Technologies
    Software Engineer
  • Exxon Mobil
    Database Application Developer
  • Waste Management Inc
    Database Application Developer
  • Compaq Computer Corporation
  • Catapult Systems
    IT Consultant
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Houston - Beijing - Tokyo
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03-6303-1840, 03-6303-1841
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I like making photos; Founder/Director White Rabbit, Tokyo
Introduction
Tokyo-based documentary photographer and fixer. 

Max is the Founder/Director of White Rabbit Express, a Tokyo-based buying service. He also runs White Rabbit Press, a small Tokyo-based publishing company where he has produced Tokyo Realtime - a series of audio tours for Tokyo neighorhoods.
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see here: http://maxhodges.com/about
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  • University of Houston
    Computer Science, Creative Writing
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