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  1. A History of the World in Maps - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Throughout history, maps have always been as much about their creators and their worldviews as about reproducing an accurate replica of the world. Early maps were also about the unknown and how to display the borders of the known world. Monsters in illustration were often used to represent what lay beyond the edge of the world, and cartographers competed to create the best and scariest monsters on their creations.

    Professor and BBC documentary presenter Jeremy Brotton has produced a study of the cultural values embodied in maps and collected them in a book called A History of the World in Twelve Maps.


    —Huffduffed by adactio one year ago

  2. ‘MetaMaus’: The Story Behind Spiegelman’s Classic : NPR

    Cartoonist Art Spiegelman’s epic Holocaust graphic novel, Maus, was published 25 years ago. Spiegelman’s new book, MetaMaus, explores that signature work through interviews, answers to persistent questions and examples of his early drawings.

    When cartoonist Art Spiegelman published his epic Holocaust graphic novel, Maus, 25 years ago, a lot changed. He received a special Pulitzer Prize and became a contributor and cover artist for the New Yorker.

    Maus blends the stories of Spiegelman’s trying relationship with his father and a horrifying tale of Auschwitz, as seen through his father’s eyes. Spiegelman drew the Jews as mice and the Germans as cats.

    But Maus has continued to haunt him.

    MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus is the story behind Spiegelman’s signature work, complete with interviews, answers to many persistent questions and examples of his early drawings.

    "Me and my mice, we weren’t dressed for success," Spiegelman tells NPR’s Neal Conan. "Originally we assumed we would self-publish Maus. … I didn’t believe it would be read beyond … about 10,000, 15,000 people. And when it got bigger, I felt littler."


    —Huffduffed by adactio 2 years ago

  3. Graphic Novels Panel: Art Spiegelman, Chip Kidd, Jessica Abel, Charles Burns & David Heatley


    —Huffduffed by robotjohnny 3 years ago

  4. Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty

    TED collaborates with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Denis Dutton’s provocative theory on beauty — that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply "in the eye of the beholder," are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins.

    Denis Dutton is a philosophy professor and the editor of Arts & Letters Daily. In his book The Art Instinct, he suggests that humans are hard-wired to seek beauty.


    —Huffduffed by adactio 3 years ago

  5. Robert Crumb in Conversation with Francoise Mouly

    The famed illustrator discusses his work with the art editor of The New Yorker, including his new book, an illustration of the "Book of Genesis", from the Creation to the death of Joseph.


    —Huffduffed by robotjohnny 4 years ago

  6. Lawrence Weschler on David Hockney

    Lawrence Weschler talks about Hockney’s longtime interest in new technology and his recent paintings, which will be on view at PaceWildenstein this fall.



    From http://www.nybooks.com/podcasts/

    —Huffduffed by carldpatterson 4 years ago

  7. The State of the Art by Iain M. Banks

    As part of their sci-fi season, BBC Radio 4 present a dramatisation by Paul Cornell of the short story The State of the Art by Iain M. Banks.

    A spaceship from The Culture arrives on Earth in 1977 and finds a planet obsessed with alien concepts like ‘property’ and ‘money’ and on the edge of self destruction. When Agent Dervley Linter decides to go native can Diziet Sma change his mind?

    —Huffduffed by adactio 5 years ago

  8. Chris Ware and Marjane Satrapi in conversation

    Last week graphic novelists Marjane Satrapi and Chris Ware spoke with the New Yorker Art’s Editor Françoise Mouly at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts as part of the the three-day festival of New French Writing. They tackled big topics like storytelling and autobiography. via http://blogs.wnyc.org/culture/2009/03/05/talk-to-me-marjane-satrapi-chris-ware/

    —Huffduffed by robotjohnny 5 years ago

  9. Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy by Lawrence Lessig, Shepard Fairey and Steven Johnson

    What is the future for art and ideas in an age when practically anything can be copied, pasted, downloaded, sampled, and re-imagined?

    LIVE from the NYPL and WIRED Magazine kick off the Spring 2009 season with a spirited discussion of the emerging remix culture. Our guides through this new world—who will take us from Jefferson’s Bible to André the Giant to Wikipedia—will be Lawrence Lessig, author of Remix, founder of Creative Commons, and one of the leading legal scholars on intellectual property issues in the Internet age; acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey, whose iconic Obama "HOPE" poster was recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery; and cultural historian Steven Johnson, whose new book, The Invention of Air, argues that remix culture has deep roots in the Enlightenment and among the American founding fathers.

    From http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/pep/pepdesc.cfm?id=5206

    —Huffduffed by adactio 5 years ago

  10. Jonathan Harris at Flash On The Beach

    This talk by Jonathan Harris, which I was lucky enough to attend, has caused quite a stir in the Flash community. For the first hour, Jonathan talks about his (amazing) work. In the closing half hour, he takes not just the Flash community, but all Web workers to task for concentrating too much on the technical and not enough on meaning. It’s the ideas that matter, he argues; enough with the experimentation already.

    From: http://www.polaine.com/playpen/2008/10/06/jonathan-harris-at-flash-on-the-beach-08/

    —Huffduffed by adactio 5 years ago

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