Order, chaos, order: Jennifer Shaw's 'Hurricane Story'
The chaos that followed Katrina made anyone who cared feel like a small thing arranged into involuntary scenarios devised by unseen forces. In Jennifer Shaw's Hurricane Story
, the artist arranges things, and in doing so restores wonderful order to her story, and her city’s.
The Right Stuff
Tumblrs like The Burning House and Everyday Carry
offer collections of what's meant to be profoundly personal stuff. Are the self-portraits via possessions — or something more interesting?
Over the last five or ten years, more people have gotten more comfortable with the notion of “digital goods” having real value. People collect and covet objects made of bits and existing only in online games or virtual worlds or other non-physical realms. Increasingly, though, things from the digital world are crossing over into physical manifestations that can be bought and sold.