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WEEKLY EMAIL: NOVEMBER 24, 2010


Destroy This Book

FEATURED THIS WEEK : EDWARD MORRIS AND DMITRI SIEGEL

Destroy This Book

Most People just don't get climate change. Few grasp the need and more important, the opportunity to transform our society. So the people who do get it need to be louder, more insistent and more effective at getting the message across. With the Green Patriot Posters project we looked to the graphic design and artistic communities for ways to invigorate and mobilize people to remake our economy for a more sustainable future.
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MICHELLE HAUSER

A Fluid and Expressive Medium: Interview with Robert E. Jackson

Since 1839, a cavalcade of photographic processes have framed our perceptions of images. Each time a new method evolves — from the daguerrotype to the gelatin silver print — something quicker and more affordable comes along. With the emergence of digital photography, what was once essential to "fix" an image — light sensitive material, substrate and chemical reaction — is no longer necessary. Ironically, now more than ever, historic methods have come back into vogue.
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JOHN FOSTER

Accidental Mysteries, 11.21.10

Welcome to Accidental Mysteries, a weekly cabinet of curiosities set aside for your perusal and enlightenment.
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JEN RENNINGER

Jen Renninger's Collection of Boxes

"I've been collecting boxes for as long as I can remember and tend to use them as both display objects and containers for art or work in progress." Jen Renninger shares her collection of vintage boxes.
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STEVEN HELLER

Miss Branding: A Cautionary Tale

In the 1957 film Blood of Dracula, the science teacher at an all girl’s boarding school, tells her student lab assistant, “I can release a destructive power in a human being that would make the split atom seem like a blessing.” The teacher’s name is Miss Branding — yes, Branding — and her threat, we soon learn, is aimed at men.
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JOHN FOSTER

Accidental Mysteries, 11.14.10

Welcome to Accidental Mysteries, a weekly cabinet of curiosities set aside for your perusal and enlightenment.
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POEM OF THE WEEK

"Negligent Worldicide"

Negligent Worldicide, a poem by Chase Twichell.
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