Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Weird, Wild, Wonderful Four - December 20 - 26 /09

Christmas has come and not quite gone. Today is the day for turkey sandwiches with cranberries and stuffing, leftover lemon tarts, and a little Christmas Kahlua in the coffee.

The Langley Schools Music Project in 1976 - 77: There are three videos covering the story from the recording of students doing rock covers with their teacher (unconventional for the times), to the discovery of the album decades later, to the hit album, to the reunion of the students with their former teacher.

The video is part two of the story.

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading is
a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year's TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize.
The list of talks on the site is long and includes thinkers from all areas of human endeavour. This is a wonderful resource for everyone.

crew L Street Art and Graffiti has excellent photographs of street art and comments on each photo. The blog owner is from Portugal, so I'm guessing the photos are as well. Interesting, the range of art in these photos. (The image is from the blog.)

Finally, Around the World and Back - Moly x 25 is based on an interesting idea - six artists from the US and Australia each have a Moleskine folding sketch book which they send by snailmail to each other in a planned rotation. Each sketches in the others' books, and the blog shows the results. I can't find much information about the project on the blog, such as what they are planning to do with the sketch books at the end of the rotation, but the idea is very cool.

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