Posts Tagged "repetition and variation"

I’m Presenting at 20×2 Chicago!

I got an email from 20×2 organizer Kevin Newsum, asking if I’d like to participate in the event when it comes to Chicago. Though it’s been going on at SXSW for 10 years now, the upcoming Chicago show will only be the second time the event has been outside of Austin. I hadn’t heard of the event before, but it…

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I Am _____.

I Am is a video by Steven Nicholas Smith, where random people in Philadelphia are asked to complete this sentence: “I am _____.” As you can expect, he interacts with a ton of people, and gets a ton of varied responses to the prompt. In a few instances, Smith explores individual stories a little deeper… and focuses on a select…

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Persona

Flickr user J Trav has some pretty amazing photographs posted up. In particular, there’s a wonderful series called Persona, where he asks strangers to share the contents of their purses, bags and backpacks… and takes a portrait with them alongside their stuff. There are some really fascinating images in this set, and it just sucks you in. So much to…

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“Get Out of There!” Video Montage

This is an impressive and hysterical compilation of video clips, all featuring the phrase “Get out of there!” I’m amazed at how long this clip is, and awed by how much time it must have taken to stitch all these segments together, from all the different movies listed. [via MetaFilter]

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Touching Strangers

I meet two or more people on the street who are strangers to each other, and to me. I ask them if they will pose for a photograph together with the stipulation that they must touch each other in some manner. Frequently, I instruct or coach the subjects how to touch. Just as often, I let their tentative physical exploration…

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Young Me / Now Me: Portraits of People Over Time

Young Me Now Me is a recent project by the very fun (and very funny) Ze Frank. The premise is a great one, and remarkably simple. Submit two photos of yourself: one of you at an earlier age; the other of you as you are today, ideally doing the same pose as the original. The whole project is genuinely delightful,…

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Over 100 Different Kit Kat Flavors

Who knew there were so many Kit Kat flavors? I’ve seen one or two variations here in the states, but this is a pretty eye-opening collection of Flickr photos. I’m not a huge candy person, but Kit Kats are at the top of my list both for their size and texture (I can’t do full candybars, but Kit Kats are…

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Bank Notes

The days of walking in to a bank, firing a pistol into the air, and demanding everyone “hit the ground” are pretty much a thing of the past. A lot of modern day bank robberies take place with just one person doing the stickup, and more often than not using a note instead of a gun. Bank Notes is a…

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CNN Concatenated: Amazingly Edited Video, by Omer Fast

A while back, I came across an art piece by Omer Fast entitled “CNN Concatenated.” It’s a stitchwork of different anchors on CNN, each speaking one word snippets. The overall effect is both mesmerizing and super-creepy, in an Orwellian Fortune Teller sort of way. It’s a bit like found poetry, but using video. The version below is super crappy in…

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