A lot of the "coincidences" Julie Beck imagines as meaningful in her recent Atlantic article about her quest to meet the "wildly different" other women with her name, just seem part of being a middle-class, college-educated white person in the US with a common moniker. As a "Kristin Miller," I have some basis for comparison.
There's no better visual shorthand for HK's hive-like urbanism than crowded streets beneath a glowing canopy of signs sprouting from nearly every available surface. The multicolored glare and audible electric sizzle of so many tubes blinking on and off is a deeply encoded childhood memory.
In one of my Film & Digital Media seminars this spring, a classmate had us do an exercise: She showed us a series of photos of well-known female directors, such as Lynne Ramsay and Sally Potter—women whose movies a group of film nerds would likely have seen and admired, some of whose work I count … Continue reading Media: Hollywood Needs Women
Wired's recent piece about Op Doc maker Casey Neistat is envy-inducing. Their photo-essay on his workspace manages to trigger both extreme gear lust (lookit all the cameras!), as well as childhood wishes for a treehouse/ secret clubhouse. It's reminiscent of Andrea Zittel's OCD-ridden projects about space and organization, but that's not a bad thing at … Continue reading Media: Gearhead Fantasia
Absolutely fascinated today by this On Point segment about the elastic human perception of time, an interview with Claudia Hammond about her new book Time Warped.