This wonderful 12 minute film created by Joseph Holmes features clips from 46 different films that take place in a projection booth, from Buster Keaton’s “Sherlock, Jr.” all the way up to Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds.” The short debuted at the Redstone Theater at The Museum of the Moving Image as part of the opening reception for Holmes’s “The Booth: The Final Days of Film Projection,” an exhibition of photographs which continues through January 2014. [thanks to Bronx Banter]
Intimate X-Ray Couple Portraits
What would normally be intimate portrayals of couples holding each other close has been transformed into stark, almost eerie portraits by Japanese students and artists Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi. However there is an unspoken passion revealed in these x-ray portraits of couples that transcends any form of traditional imagery. The result is a series of ghostly white skeletons tangled in loving embraces.
Using an actual CT scan and x-ray machine, they photographed four couples revealing something more than what we would see in a doctor’s office. “X-ray images usually show the finite nature of our bodies composed only of matter,” say the duo. “But these couples portraits reveal a pulse that isn’t normally seen.”
Kenneth Goldsmith writes about a “small but thriving subculture” that documents glitches in Google Books’ scanning process: http://nyr.kr/1eZqY1r
“Because of the speed and volume with which Google is executing the project, the company can’t possibly identify and correct all of the disturbances in what is supposed to be a seamless interface. There’s little doubt that generations to come will be stuck with both these antique stains and workers’ hands.”
Above: “Special Collection” (2009), by Benjamin Shaykin. Photo by the Library of the Printed Web.
Today is my birthday, and I’ve asked all my friends to skip the obligatory Facebook wall post and instead write five-star reviews of my book, HOW NOT TO READ, that are just descriptions of what a book is. It would warm my heart if you joined in. All you have to do is describe a book. You don’t have to buy it or read it (though it makes a great gift!). I’ll post my favorites next week!
Odio a la gente que lleva camisetas del Ché Guevara cuando no se han escuchado un disco suyo en la puta vida.— Sr Itingo (@papatengosed)
The Dark Side of the Moon (1990) Science Fiction Horror GIF
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