Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

In this edition of Saturday Sharing, learn where at least some thrown-out objects get a second, if virtual, life; experience the engrossing Pine Point Revisited site; check out a new e-magazine about all things collage; browse the new online journal Poecology; and view a wonderful animation of John Siddique's poem "Vine Moon - Fire".

✦ Ever wonder where obsolete objects go? Try the interactive Museum of Obsolete Objects, a wonderful resource for answers to the question "What ever happened to... ?" Suggestions of objects to add to the museum are welcomed. (My thanks to the Smithsonian's The Bigger Picture blog for this link.)

Mooo on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ One of the most engrossing sites I've been on is Richard Cloutier's interactive Pine Point Revisited. Pine Point was a mining town, in fact a "planned community", now surrounded by industrial pits described as "otherworldly", and this "documentary" site, through oral histories and film, stills, video, music, and other media, resurrects it or, rather, the memories of it. It's a fascinating exercise about nostalgia and remembrance of a place that no longer exists, even its name removed from maps. Today, it exists only online. (My thanks to Paris Review Daily blog for sharing the link to this fascinating stop.)

Welcome to Pine Point Blog

✦ The nonprofit Fractured Atlas has launched (in private beta) — secure, cloud-based events ticketing and relationship management for artists and arts organizations. Learn more about it here.

Fractured Atlas on FaceBook and Twitter

Fractured Atlas Blog

✦ Artist Seth Apter at the altered page recently spotlighted a new eMag, Collage in Color, that deserves being shared far and wide. Fully interactive, the virtual magazine highlights, through embedded slideshows and videos, tutorials, interviews, and images (you can pan and zoom), work of emerging and well-known artists, who offer their tips, tricks, and favorite techniques for creating collage. From Cloth Paper Scissors, the downloadable magazine for PC costs under $10.00 and can be enjoyed on- and offline. Learn more about it via these FAQs (additional installation FAQs are here) and then take a look at this preview

✦ The environment, ecology, and place as reflected in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction come together in Poecology, an e-journal that launched its first issue, with wonderful cover art by Nikki Rosato, in August. The editors plan to add to the site essays, news, events, and other content related to the environment. The journal has no subscription fees but does welcome donations to defray costs for the site and administration. (My thanks to NewPages for the link.)

Poecology on Twitter

Poecology Blog

✦ It's been a delight to share the marvelous animations of John Siddique's poems from Recital. Here is his "Vine Moon - Fire" as videopoem:

Vine Moon from John Siddique on Vimeo.

My Reviews of John Siddique's Recital and Full Blood

John Siddique's Blog


Hannah Stephenson said...

All of these were wonderful, especially the animation (but all of them!)...

charlotte gordon said...

What an extraordinary blog. I love "VIne Moon." Thank you.