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November 27, 2007
A recent post
on Russian animation reminded me of the "Lift" series of short animations, created by the Pilot
studio [link in Russian]
. There are, count 'em, 1
installments. Knowledge of Russian not required to watch.
posted by Krrrlson at 7:34 PM PST - 4 comments
He was called "the Telemaster", "the Humbler", and " the greatest unknown guitarist in the world". Danny Gatton
, revered by guitarists great and small, never achieved popular acclaim. His refusal to stick to any particular genre of music, and his reluctance to travel had much to do with that. But to those of us lucky enough to enjoy the Washington, DC music scene of the eighties and nineties got to see arguably the most talented electric guitar player
this country has produced.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 4:26 PM PST - 26 comments
NYC's Museum of Modern Art
hosts a Georges Seurat exhibition
that focuses on sketchbooks kept by the master of pointillisme
. Page through each sketchbook, which is not possible to do at the actual exhibition. Also featured are photos of conservation efforts, including microscopic views of Seurat's technique, and a discussion of his subject matter. Requires Flash, pages may load slowly. Different sections of site not directly linkable because of Flash format-- sorry!
posted by Rykey at 3:19 PM PST - 9 comments
"There may be no biological process more complicated than the relationships that viruses have with their hosts. Could it be that their persistence made it possible for humans to thrive?" [Via Disinformation.]
posted by homunculus at 11:22 AM PST - 63 comments
Cerra Perdida (Lost Wax):
What's better than free sculpture in the street? In Barcelona an artist is "losing" sculptures around town for every month of the year.
posted by jxn at 7:53 AM PST - 7 comments
End of Empire
: A collaboration of all areas of geopolitics affecting countries of the world in relation to the 'Empire' of the United States of America, and the 'sub-Empires', such as the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and any other country which seeks to exploit poorer nations and their people in the quest for domination.
posted by adamvasco at 6:15 AM PST - 11 comments