Art Basel, Miami – 2017

Art Basel, Miami – 2017 VIVISXN attends the swankiest, sexiest art soiree of the year. Welcome to Art Basel, Miami 2017 — Part I! It is the world’s glammest and gutsiest contemporary art bazaar featuring works from established master blasters, semi-famous rogues, underground up-starts and everything in-between. Art Basel, Miami kicked-off today (for the press,…

Virgins for sale – Aleexandra Khefren and Giselle, etc.

Arab and Chinese dudes love to buy virgins  Another millennial vixen has reportedly sold her virginity for millions on the infamous site Cinderella Escorts. Back in April, a Hong Kong businessman paid $2.5 million for 18-year-old Romanian lingerie model Aleexandra Khefren’s virginity (that’s her above). She was financially distressed, of course. In fact, millions of…

Björk and the Blockchain – Fetishizing Virtual FX

Crypto-Anarchists, Crypto-Libertarians and Björk Björk is offering up cryptocurrency when you purchase her new album. Rad. In the wake of Hotel-empire heiress Paris Hilton’s endorsement of Lydiancoin, and Dennis Rodman’s Potcoin, and rapper The Game’s Paragon Coin, and everybody on your Facebook feed talking up Ether, comes Björk’s embrace of AudioCoin — a cryptocurrency that…

‘The China Secrets’ at Amazon.com

Security Breach – ‘The China Secrets’ Sensitive intel docs surface on Chinese espionage, PLA subterfuge and classified MSS materials. Move over Wikileaks! Currently at Amazon.com’s self-publishing marketplace, a growing volume of essays exposing China’s darkest, most classified secrets is seeing the light. Six books with colorful covers and catchy titles, which comprise the fascinating ‘China…

Hybrid Warfare and Spec-Ops – ‘The calm before the storm’

‘The calm before the storm’ Delta Force operators and SEAL teams are headed to the Korean Peninsula to ‘decapitate’ the North Korean leadership. Today, the South Korean and U.S. navies kicked off massive combined drills on the Korean peninsula amid escalating tensions, a training exercise which North Korea has warned may prompt another ballistic missile launch…

Harvey Weinstein – Trouble In Tinsel Town

Did Steve Bannon basically destroy Harvey Weinstein? Random thoughts on Harvey Wein-stain, warped power structures and other Hollywood weirdos. The biggest open-secret in Hollywood was that Harvey Weinstein was a world-class perv. And his ‘coming out party’ this week is incredibly intriguing, totally appaling and very viral. Tinseltown is a dirty place. It’s Chinatown, squared.…

Paris Fashion Week – SS18

 Fashion Faves from Paris – SS18 VIVISXN keeps you up to scratch from PFW. Comme’s cartoonish and kitsched-out candy confections Comme des Garçons’ conceptual crackerjack Rei Kawakubo combined kawaii kiddie toys, anime and digital themes into a groundbreaking collection full of deconstructed patchwork, spray-painted graffiti art, cool ruffles, contoured red PVC raincoats, and Hello Kitty charms…

Hugh Hefner – Hegemon, Hedonist…Our Fucking Hero!

Obituary – Hugh Hefner (1926-2017) Icon, iconoclast, dream weaver and cultural achiever, Hef died at the age of 91. He was a gentleman hedonist and real-deal feminist! “Women have traditionally been either put on pedestals or damned as the source of all sexual temptation and sin. These are two sides of the same coin, since…

‘War Dogs’ – Slick visuals and smart stats on the global arms biz

Contemplating the Global Military Industrial Complex We ponder the global arms trade with a few slick visuals and some smart stats.  The below visuals and density functions depict the global weapons trade of late. Created by savvy data scientist Hai Nguyen Mau, each relationship plots the value of the arms business between the respective countries…