RMIT Gallery delights at White Night Melbourne


Originally posted on RMIT Gallery:
A steady stream of enthusiastic art lovers flocked to RMIT Gallery for the last night of Experimenta Recharge – an interactive exhibition of media art. To the hum of the music around the nearby State Library,  patrons played with the art works, delighting especially in Brazilian artist Anasia’s Franco’s “Emanating…

More Great Saves by Associated Press Staffers


Originally posted on THE DEFINITIVE SOURCE:
Every few weeks we distribute to the AP staff examples of great saves by our staffers who protected us from hoaxes and inaccuracies. Here are some of the latest: A SUSPECT SNIPER The video looked like it had been shot on the front lines of Syria’s civil war. It…

On Value and Being Seen


Originally posted on Paper Pencil Life:
Longtime reader Sarah asked in the comments on my post about Edith Pearlman if I could share my thoughts on how I skate the inevitable line of doing work for work sake and doing work to be seen.  To which I say: Oh boy–how much time do you have?…

Nothing You Can Do Impresses Me


Originally posted on The Unlikely Coder:
A lot of press lately has been addressing the downsides of coder culture — for example, A. facebook / google / twitter’s latest press releases revealing that less than 20% their technical workforce is female; B. Tim Evko’s discussion on battling constant community pressure toward Information Overload; and C. a recent rant on the “If I…

Poetry, History, Connectivity


Originally posted on ann e michael:
We are connected, perhaps too closely, too immediately. With Nigeria and Boko Haram. With Paris and Charlie Hebdo. Ferguson, MO. Eric Garner in New York. George Zimmerman. Iraq. Syria. It’s easy to continue this list–too easy. What we tend to want are simple solutions, dichotomies, dualities, one choice or…

The Right Words, The Right Time.


Originally posted on sara barnard:
Fourteen years ago, I wrote a story about a girl. I was thirteen at the time, and writing stories was what I did. And not just about girls. Planets that spoke to each other, mice who lived in the Underground, magic meerkats and friendly boats. Writing was my thing; it was…

Reacting to Objects: Mindfulness, Tech, and Emotion


Originally posted on Museum in a Bottle:
There’s been a lot of discussion about mindful looking and unplugging in museums of late. By pure coincidence, I’ve been thinking about looking at objects while traveling over the last 2 months, developing an understanding of how mindfulness and technology work together for me to connect emotionally with…

What Is Seen and What Is Said


Originally posted on The New English Landscape:
Derelict barn, Dartford, Kent, 2007 In 1936 the writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans were commissioned by Fortune magazine to produce an article on the lives of poor sharecroppers in the American South. The ethos of Roosevelt’s New Deal produced a whole series of collaborations between writers,…