Archive for May, 2012

incredible shapes in space. goldfish that don’t abide.

May 21, 2012
so much more interactive than the frozen movement of a photograph. a more human process. and the three-dimentionality. riusuke fukahori.

choreographic plastic bags

May 21, 2012

Reminds me of Torch and Fugit

May 19, 2012
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Mind blown

May 15, 2012
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Where are the peace stories?

May 14, 2012
It was an honour to meet Michael Morpurgo, author of “War Horse.” He affirmed a peace message I found to be much stronger than that which was represented on the stage. I look forward to reading the YA novel, which I hadn’t known is written from the horse’s perspective.
There was a Q&A after his talk at the Princess of Wales Theatre. I asked for his thoughts on why there are so few strong peace narratives for adults. He shared about how we are drawn to the dark stories, and cited Paradise Lost. He also shared about the difficulty of talking about the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and of inheriting struggles. His most recent book takes place near the dividing line. I understand he wrote it after his trip to Gaza.
I am sorry I was unable to go to Gaza in 2010. Our group in the West Bank was able to teleconference with the Gaza peace group that was working on a parallel project to the one we were learning about. I am sorry I have not been bolder in voicing the injustices I witnessed in that travel. It was heartening to have someone like Michael thank me for asking a difficult question and say he hoped we meet again. I hope so too.

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this is a fascinating cultural moment

May 10, 2012

touch sensitivity

May 7, 2012
Always interested in human interface and interactivity, however, this is the first time it's given me a slightly creepy feeling like. If objects are constantly gathering information about our interactions…

Best-case scenario means we become more body-conscious beings. Worst case it's weaponized or used solely as marketing research. 

a concert to help us believe in the children

May 5, 2012
http://blip.tv/corinnemtl/kid-koala-s-space-cadet-headphone-concert-5258791

Okay that's a cheesy way of saying it, but when Eric San uses all his Early Childhood Education training and puts on an experiential concert at 918 Bathurst (peaked wooden roof with orbs of light brought in, and scenes of outer space painted on canvases along the wall), children are at the center of it. He got us to stand up and move our fingers like this and that, to grow like a shoot breaking out of a seed, and to chant "Terence" to tell New Yorkers Terence's name so they don't forget it. The magic was alive and I wish you were there with me.