Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Death and Taxes: An Information Graphic

Impressive information graphic showing where US Federal money is spent.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Lee Friedlander: American Monuments

I just got back from the Lee Friedlander photo exhibit at the Minnesota Art Institute. I knew nothing about Friedlander's work, but was drawn to the description of his interest in popular culture and photography as a medium. I was most pleasantly surprised by Friedlander's interest in American Monuments; his work seems potentially instructive for the Visual Culture and Language class and my work with Electronic Monuments. I should try a series of photos on Fargo's monuments.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Photo taken with my built in iSight camera on my MacBook. Getting the built-in iSight was a big reason for getting the computer--I just hope I can find less gratuitous uses that this one.

My wife also has a MacBook with iSight, and we did some video chatting recently while she was in Chicago. That was pretty cool, and much easier with much higher quality than the few webchats I have participated in over the last 10 years. Video phones seemed so futuristic when I was a kid, but my son (the goofy one in the photo), even realized as he was video chatting that he would likely be video chatting with us the rest of his life (if and when he leaves home).

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Neil Cohen, visual linguist, reviews Making Comics by Scott McCloud. Neil does a nice job of making some distinctions between his approach to the visual and McCloud's approach, and I can't help but think that an email exchange I had with Neil influenced this review a bit.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

A review of a book about Dada and modern art.

The works cited include a book about collage.

Friday, August 25, 2006

I had the good fortune to see the Andre Kertesz "On Reading" exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago just before the exhibition closed.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I heard about the Democracy Player today on Future Tense. Watch TV on the Web, make TV for the Web.