Wednesday, 25 May 2016

found poetry

not so much found poetry as poetry being where you find it. i've been a fan of napowrimo in the past but have found over the years that the prompts surrounding this exercise, after a while, become a bit same old same old. at least that is until i came across the found poetry review's list of prompts (tho they should properly be described as exercises) for napowrimo 2016.

these are dazzling. all poets and, more importantly people who wouldn;t describe themselves as poets, should get into these if only to challenge themselves about language can do. following these posts the poetry is, if anything, incidental. i was loving the creativity of approach, the manner in which i found myself challenged.

i haven;t done so yet but one day soon i'm going to have a day where i just work thru these just in order to see what comes out the other side

Monday, 23 May 2016

model making



me, i haven't made a model in decades but, like so many of my generation, opening up he box on a plastic kit was a familiar experience. but here's what happens when someone who's really good at it gets going. what's interesting to me here isn;t the model itself but the techniques that david damek uses to realise the finished object, anyone who's into craft and making will be loving this wee vid

Saturday, 21 May 2016

matthew callahan



i was genuinely intrigued by matthew callahan's recreation of war photograph's using star wars figures. ot sounds a bit gimmicky but, given he's serving in the military, it quickly steps up to be a meditation on this public service and how a serving soldier might mediate thru popular culture. there's too few artworks by people in service - it's great to see this.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

andrew wyeth


i think i got into andrew wyeth from the time i saw this picture of helga testorf. an odd choice maybe for someone whose first choice may not be so representative but something about the way he paints light keeps me coming back for more

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

andrea kowch


i'm very taken by the pictures of andrea kowch. something about them make them feel like a magical realist andrew wyeth. not much of a one for social media her website's a bit out of date but an image search yields fruitful results

Monday, 16 May 2016

jane long



 as someone who almost entirely lacks the patience for photoshop i admire those who do so i was really taken with jane long's reworkings of old photographs. i'm a fan of old pics generally but these give anew life and narrative to the image while being respectful to the source. even better she has a tutorial page so you can see how she did it. full credit for that! check out more of her work via the link.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

holly herndon



interviewing someone in this environment is never easy adn ti shows on this but there's lots of interest to consider, even if some of it might just be a tad annoying! (yes, i feel i'm getting a bit old sometimes!)

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

japanese paper



why japaenese paper? why not! ansd here's how it's made...


Monday, 9 May 2016

audio vs radio



it's an artificial thing audio vs radio but there is a difference and here paolo pietropaolo explains it. if you're strating out in audio/radio/podcastery there's much here to think about. and even if you're not there still is. worthwhile having a peek at cbc's technical channel also

Thursday, 5 May 2016

shakespeare - relevant?



most likely ever since i was at school when doubtless it was argued to me i've been on about the relevance of shakespeare to young people. sometimes i get it right and there's a spark, sometimes - not so much. one common theme from the nineties onwards (and included born and the like) was that had shakespeare been alive he would undoubtedly have been something to do with rapping. any discussion i might have had however is blown away by aka from the hip hop shakespeare company in this ted talk. it could be you're an educator, you may be just a parent who wants to share, whatever your background if you've got a feeling for the language of shakespeare this is essential viewing.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Monday, 2 May 2016

mark fearn


can't tell you more about this as mark fearn has no wen presence. shame as i'm loving this

yusk imai


got to love these. more here

Friday, 29 April 2016

zenga bros

Zenga Bros - Tall Bike Tour from Zenga Bros on Vimeo.

if you only watch one inspirational video today. creativity pays you back. and back. and back.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

asghar khamseh


after the post in which i lamented the presence of so much work devoted to young naked white female people here's this via lens culture. acid attacks certianly aren't only common to iran so i'm including this not as a comment on that country, whose culture and people i know and love, but to draw attention to what happens when one group of people assume an authority over another. these are not pretty images but equally they're not the lives of the poeple who have to live them.