Before and during the American Revolution, the English, both in England and in the colonies, mostly spoke with a rhotic accent. The rhotic accent means that all hard r’s were pronounced, like “hard.” Once we had the first sound recordings after the American Revolution, some three hundred years…
- We have chairs for you to sit on!,
- and a tent to keep the rain off,
- with authors doing everything from panel discussions to Food Pictionary,
- and their fantastic books are for sale! (Proceeds benefit not only your local indie, but Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Because…
Laser-Cut Wooden Records Give New Meaning to ‘Tree Rings’ or ‘Organic’. “Amanda Ghassaei, creator of the 3-D printed record, is at it again, this time with lasers. Diverting from additive manufacturing to subtractive, Ghassaei etched tracks on another medium — wood — using a 120-watt Epilog Legend EXT laser cutter. The strains of Radiohead’s “Idioteque” and The Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning” are easily recognizable, but infused with an almost electric whine, a strange sound to hear emanating from a piece of wood. Ghassaei is a software engineer at Instructables, so she naturally published a how-to on the DIY site.”
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings. Google Street View randomly pops you into a secret location and you have to guess where you are, oddly addicting.
Please click through watch the interview with Rose Leslie. Ygritte 4ever.(via housingworksbookstore)
As theater-makers, we are constantly thinking about, battling, embracing, in some way engaging with the recognizable narratives that Mr. Cowen mentions. They are our sworn enemies and our daily bread. Damn them. God love them. What do you think of them?
Sometimes your work plateaus. You research, compare, edit, work as hard as you can and it seems like nothing is happening. Suddenly, a passage in the work or in a source breaks through; in flurry, in a magical overwhelming moment, it all connects. You move forward. Those moments make me go back to dramaturgy again and again. It’s magic.
How is it that I’ve only just discovered the art of Tadeusz Kantor?
I love discovering multidisciplinary artists - their work is so inspirational. Kantor in particular was known for his paintings, sculpture, directing, stage and costume design, happenings, and theatre theories.
I spent the majority of yesterday researching his work, and would highly, highly recommend others check it out, as well. This is just the briefest of introductions to Kantorian art.