At Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts we saw a wonderful Charles Sheeler show, which included the [silent] film Sheeler and Paul Strand made in 1921. The whole 10-minute film is wonderful, but this scene is sheer genius for the time. Or any time, come to that.
Neil Gaiman‘s dogs, Cabal and Lola:
Cached here so I can find it again:
(via Gizmodo, so probably you’ve already seen it)
What a marvelous condensation, the perfect intro to a Human Geography course, or to a lifetime of study for that matter. For my money, it’s at 3:30 that the big leap occurs, as he disaggregates China into provinces, but the whole package is simply brilliant pedagogy:
I’m continuing my exploration of video as a medium of escape for my Nova Scotia Faces collections, this time with a short narrative linking together photos from a photo album rescued from a junk store in the 1970s. I’m not completely satisfied with this presentation, but it’s useful to try out different approaches. I don’t know what I think until I see what I say…
via The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong, and you oughta go there to hear Louis’s variations on the theme.
It’s getting on for 40 years since I first started working on Nova Scotia, and I’ve finally found a productive outlet for the thousands of photographs I collected in junk stores, mostly in the 1970s before others saw the possibilities in vernacular photography. Here are two videos, produced in the last couple of days: