14 thoughts on “Video Update

  1. Deena Rosen

    @michael Loving the “Information Community of Artists” posts. Wonderful research and synthesis. I really appreciate her inclusion of the perspective that the maker movement has appropriated artistic practice, leading to less funding for the arts and more emphasis on product-driven rather than process-oriented making. It has been bugging me that there is so much hype about STEM and makerspaces and even crafting in libraries (and schools and everywhere), with art sidelined. She addresses this head-on in her research. Great examples! Thank you.

    1. Amy DeBevoise

      @deenarosen Oh wow, I will have to read that synthesis now because I completely agree with those points. I experienced that product-driven emphasis myself while working at a children’s museum. So much hyper focus on STEM — which alone is not a bad thing — but not every child is meant to be an engineer!

    1. Zoe Tran

      Ingrid, I just visited the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco with my mom last weekend to see their Jim Henson exhibition. Included was a BTS photo from when Harry Dean Stanton was on The Jim Henson Hour and I just loved seeing those two together.

  2. Ingrid Dayton

    Oh wow. I wonder if that can be found online? Jim Henson was a true hero. I loved Harry Dean Stanton in “Paris, Texas”. “I’m not afraid of heights, I’m afraid of falling.”

    and @michael, I remember Carl’s bench and I have this shirt: https://shirtoid.com/101307/damn-fine-coffee/

    On another note, I don’t know if you’ve heard of Storycorps, but I did a two hour interview session at the Contemporary Jewish Museum at the Storycorps mobile unit with my mom, to learn more about her childhood in Czechoslovakia and Germany. I was born here and knew very little about her journey from her family’s expulsion from the Sudetenland all the way to Oakland California. I highly highly recommend doing this with someone in your family or someone important in your life. They record it on DVD, send you a copy and put a copy in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. http://www.storycorps.org

    Well, back to my LRM. Thanks for the comment!!

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