Conversation anyone?

A 16-year-old boy who relies on texting for almost everything says almost wistfully, “Someday, someday, but certainly not now, I’d like to learn how to have a conversation.”

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In today’s workplace, young people who have grown up fearing conversation show up on the job wearing earphones. Walking through a college library or the campus of a high-tech start-up, one sees the same thing: we are together, but each of us is in our own bubble, furiously connected to keyboards and tiny touch screens.

READ MORE:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html?_r=1

Animated Gifs / Cinemagraphs


GIFs are one of the oldest image formats used on the web. Throughout
their history, they have served a huge variety of purposes, from
functional to entertainment. Now, 25 years after the first GIF was
created, they are experiencing an explosion of interest and innovation
that is pushing them into the terrain of art. In this episode of Off
Book, we chart their history, explore the hotbed of GIF creativity on
Tumblr, and talk to two teams of GIF artists who are evolving the form
into powerful new visual experiences.

From PBS / Off Book

Featuring:
Patrick Davison, MemeFactory
TopherChris, Tumblr
Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader, Reed+Rader
Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, Cinemagraphs

ALSO CHECK OUT:
http://publicdomainreview.org/animated-gifs/

Scott Stulen + Bud Rodecker / Lectures

UMD Annual Student Show Jurors:

Scott Stulen (artist and curator) and Bud Rodecker (graphic designer)

will talk about their creative work as part of the Visual Culture Lecture Series.

The VCLS lectures are free and open to the public.

Tuesday April 10, 2012

6:00pm in Montague Hall 70

University of Minnesota Duluth

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See Bud Rodecker’s Portfolio and work with THIRST

http://budrodecker.com/

http://3st.com/

At Thirst, Rodecker helped create Gather Give Grow, a six-minute short highlighting the program of Archeworks’ Mobile Food Collective (MFC). The film premiered at the U.S. Pavilion of the Architecture Exhibition at the 2010 Venice Biennale.

http://3st.com/#/clients/design_educators/archeworks_mfc

More about Scott Stulen’s projects and artwork here:

http://www.scottstulen.com/works.html

Stulen art

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