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"Come On Up To The House," by Tom Waits, directed by Anders Lövgren :: first posted here 20 November 2009
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from “His Girl Friday - Between The Lines Edit,” by Valentin Spirik, 2005. His Girl Friday is available in its entirety here :: via Waxy.org

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Every Painting in the MoMA on 10 April 2010,” by Chris Peck :: via things magazine

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Obsessives: Seeds,” by Leslie Jonath, Eric Slatkin, Blake Smith, and Roxanne Webber, CHOW, 29 April 2010 :: via Coudal Partners

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video Drawing Cash

A fan-contributed, computer-drawn still frame from The Johnny Cash Project, 2010 :: via MetaFilter

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from “The danger of a single story,” by Chimamanda Adichie, TED.com, July 2009

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How to move a 100-year-old church,” promo for the series Monster Moves, 2007 :: via Coudal Partners

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Everything is Everything: Alternate Version for Single Channel,” by Koki Tanaka, 2007 :: via Coudal Partners

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from “Always in the Season,” by Pomplamoose, 2009 :: via Boing Boing

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Mankind Is No Island” by Jason van Genderen, 29 September 2008 :: via Richard Law, 7th grade English teacher at Strath Haven Middle School (not the last time my son will introduce me to significant cultural works!)

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Feast by Matt Zoller Seitz, Museum of the Moving Image, 24 November 2009 :: via kottke.org

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Ljósið,” by Ólafur Arnalds, from the album Found Songs, 2009 :: via My Contracrostipunctus

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Grocery Store Musical,” book and music by Anthony King and Scott Brown for Improv Everywhere, 20 October 2009

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video Les was More

Les Paul & Mary Ford on Alistair Cooke’s ‘Omnibus,’” 23 October 1953 :: via Boing Boing

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”????? (Hibi no neiro)”,” by SOUR, 1 July 2009 :: thanks @jonathanhliu

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Surprise Wedding Reception at Improv Everywhere, 2 June 2009 :: via Kottke.org

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"Life Through the Viewfinder," a post by blogger mrs tulip, 6 April 2009 :: via Tomorrow Museum

Two schools I have taught at in the past couple of years ban camera use at their high school musical night. One of the reasons is because students look out to the audience to see if mum and dad are watching. If they see only a sea of lenses instead of adoring eyes they are met with technology rather than soul.

We are obsessed with recording life from our point of view, even when it is only 30 cm from the next person's POV.

The Mona Lisa is photographed by every visitor to the Lourve when we have ready access to pristine images of her taken in optimum lighting etc.

We humans are strange creatures.

Gopangane,” sung by KS Chithra and KJ Yesudas, music by Raveendran, from the film Bharatham (1991)

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excerpt Biophilia
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from "Videophilia replacing love of nature," by Rusty Pritchard, The Earth is the Lord's, 16 March 2009

Loving nature, it turns out, is not just an instinct but a virtue. Like nature itself, the virtue of loving it requires cultivation. There’s no question that the trait of biophilia is good for us and good for God’s garden, but we aren’t able to retain a love for nature simply because it’s built in. We must actively create, and re-create, every generation, a culture that loves, and therefore tends and keeps, God’s garden.

To quote researcher Zaradic:

“We need environmental stewards now more than ever. Yet we are raising a generation of young people whose primary experience with nature is virtual. Real nature is a full sensory experience, with frequent open-ended problem-solving opportunities and no off switch. We should all make outdoor play a priority for our children and ourselves. Nature: use it or lose it.”

"Kaiten (conveyor) sushi time in real Japan" by pastora911 (Youtube) :: via Boing Boing
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