Barcode Art on KETV Channel 7 News in Omaha


Bar code artist Scott Blake puts the ubiquitous signs of consumerism together to create images of the famous and infamous, and he said people often perceive his work as critical of his subjects. “I think I’m really fascinated with people I portray,” Blake told KETV NewsWatch 7. Blake has traveled around the country with his project. His portraits of Andy Warhol, Bruce Lee, Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Presley and Warren Buffett and other celebrities come with a hand scanner. Images: Scott Blake-Barcode Artist When bar codes on each portrait are scanned, “a whole light table of activity is going on,” Blake said. Scanning Buffett’s face prompts an interactive display of Berkshire Hathaway products, like a pouring Coca-Cola can. Scanning Warhol’s face dumps a 3-D can of the iconic Campbell’s soup into a bowl. Scanning Lee’s face prompts a virtual fight from one of Lee’s movies. “It’s 3-D. You can taste it, smell it and scan it,” Blake said. “It’s not digital art; it’s more like a marathon of art projects.” The Buffett piece was actually commissioned for the Berkshire Hathaway weekend. Blake showed it to shareholders. Blake’s work is also featured in a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not book titled “Seeing Is Believing.” Blake hopes to personally show Buffett his work. “It would be real cool to see Warren scan his own bar codes. I think he’d love it. It’s very true to who and what he is,” Blake said. Blake’s work and ideas can be found at his Web site, www.barcodeart.com

abc news reports on secret meeting of the rich, yet ignores bilderberg completely


from abcnews: Under a cloak of secrecy, some of the world’s wealthiest people gathered in an unprecedented meeting early this month in New York City “to see how they can join together to do more,” according to one attendee. Invited by the world’s two richest men Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, along with David Rockefeller, a Who’s Who of American wealth and influence gathered around a long table in a window-lined private room overlooking the East River on May 5. “The overwhelming reason for the meeting was need — that was the issue that galvanized everyone to participate,” Patricia Stonesifer, senior advisor to the Gates foundation’s trustees, Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, told ABCNews.com. “This was a group very committed to philanthropy coming together to see how they can join together to do more.” media monarchy dot com

ABC News Nightline Warren Buffett

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Warren Buffett almost never does interviews and when he finally agreed to speak to Ted Koppel on “Nightline, finally, he pulled out all the stops, and told “Nightline” to come to Omaha and that he’d buy everyone lunch at his favorite restaurant, Dairy Queen. Warren likes the Dairy Queen so much he bought the company. Warren Buffett holds what is whimsically referred to as a major position in a lot of companies — Coca – Cola, Gillette, GEICO, Disney, to name just a few. War… More >>

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