This piece by Evan Drolet Cook got me thinking about perception, and hubris, and how for the most part, our reputation around the world has the taint of arrogance and naïveté when it comes to world view. Obviously, for some of us, this is not the case, but in general, Cook’s rendition of the North American map is a good reminder of all we may not have experienced. And though Americans are used to seeing this meme of a world view…let’s not forget…there’s a whole big world beyond this continent…just sayin’….
- The Hunger Games meme has been released. And as a cultural touchstone it had to fall on others. Barbie stars in her own trailer for the film. And she brings along some of her friends.
During yesterday’s annular eclipse, in which the moon passed in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, Hidetaka Onoyama‘s photo emerged as our favorite image. Taken from Tokyo, it’s a beautiful reminder of the wonder of nature, and the power of science to understand.
- In 1970, Eva Hesse died of brain tumors at the the height of her art career. She was 34 years old. In her wake, she left behind one of the most remarkable bodies of work by a twentieth century artist. After her death, the Guggenheim Museum gave her a five-year retrospective, and filled the famous