Monthly Archives: April 2006

The clip show episode

The little problem I had with this site a while back prompted me to make some MATLAB tools to parse Apache web server log files. They were very useful then, but I never got back to them. This morning, I … Continue reading

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Buckshot of links

Maps: religion by county (sort of via) and by language. (via) Culture blogs: Space and Culture blog: “a cross-disciplinary journal of cultural studies that fosters the publication of reflections on a wide range of socio-spatial arenas.” And TheBoxTank blog: “A … Continue reading

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Presentation Images

I probably should wait until after the presentation tomorrow to post the contact sheets for the presentation, but there’s no time like the present, really. I hope to see you there tomorrow!

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Part 3: Art for Art’s Sake

This was the hardest section to organize and the farthest ranging (in terms of subject matter). Tokihiro Sato Christopher Bucklow Adam Fuss Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison Michal Macku Wang Qingsong Yasumasa Morimura Cindy Sherman Loretta Lux Atta Kim Sandy Skoglund … Continue reading

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Part 2: The Physical Landscape

Artists in my presentation making images of the world around us without much reference to social interactions (i.e., landscape): Joel Sternfeld Stephen Shore William Eggleston Catherine Opie Joe Deal Robert Adams Bernd and Hilla Becher Jeff Bruows Thomas Struth Jem … Continue reading

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Part 1: Social landscape

A quick update on the contemporary photography presentation before going to bed. I finished prepping the first of the three parts on the social landscape. (I folded fashion into this section.) And I got a good idea of how I … Continue reading

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Time to start creating my presentation

It’s not easy to sum up the entire contemporary photography scene. I’m positive I’m going to leave something really important out. I know for certain I will — Cindy Sherman isn’t in my presentation, after all. (But seriously, her newest … Continue reading

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An Open Invitation

I will be presenting the lecture An Overview of Contemporary Art Photography this coming Monday, the 24th to the Newton Camera Club. The hour-long overview should start a little after 7:30 PM. All are welcome. (Directions to the Nonantum Branch … Continue reading

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Alien abductions

Americans love conspiracy theories, frequently involving the government and/or aliens. Susan Clancy has a new book: Abducted : How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped by Aliens. Apparently, it’s just as inflamatory as her prior book about false memories … Continue reading

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Getting E-mail Done

Lately I’ve been thinking I need a secretary. Having somebody create digests of my e-mail, book planes/hotels/cars, call the oil burner repairman, drop off film at the lab, etc. — something like the remote assistant I wrote about a while … Continue reading

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Tora! Tora! Tora!

Lisa and I have seen some films over the past month or so — V for Vendetta, Inside Man, Lucky Number Slevin, and Thank You for Smoking. They’re all good, and I recommend them all, especially the Spike Lee joint … Continue reading

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Tough Day at the Office

Man, what a day! First the racoon. Jess also saw the capture from her office, which also overlooks the parking garage. Lately townie people have started making out there before heading home from work. “Stray racoons and stray couples,” she … Continue reading

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COPS!

The Natick police were in front of my building this morning when I arrived. No cops in the back where I usually park. So I walked through the building to the front, where a small group of construction workers and … Continue reading

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ARTFORUM – April 2006

I picked up a copy of ARTFORUM earlier today. Notable photographic items: Nan Goldin has new works at Matthew Marks Gallery (images). Some of Martin Parr’s fascinating fashion-inspired photography at Danziger Projects. The Fraenkel Gallery is one of the finest … Continue reading

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Universal health coverage

I love my commonwealth. The economy is robust. Taxes are low (5% sales tax, 5.35% flat income tax, 12% capital gains tax). Anyone who wishes can marry without running into out-of-date legal impediments. And now we have universal health coverage. … Continue reading

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