Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

Today's edition of Saturday Sharing will take you below the New York Public Library, show you where to find images of war, let you listen to poetry, and lead you to a place devoted to books. You'll also be linked to the video selection Crow Moon and be introduced to "Little Sun" by Olafur Eliasson.

✦ Here's a wonderful site to explore: Underground New York Public Library.

✦ More than 350 war images from collections of The National Archives, United Kingdom, have been uploaded and are available to view here. Eventually, several thousand images will become accessible online.

✦ Some of the great poets are finding new life; er, at least their voices are coming to life again. Thanks to Poetry Reincarnations, we get to hear the likes of Sylvia Plath, William Blake, Ezra Pound, Walt Whitman, Rudyard Kipling, and many others. What can't computer animation do?!

✦ Go here to listen to readings by poet Jorie Graham. For a list of audio recordings in Woodberry Poetry Room's "The Listening Booth", go here.

✦ Try Books on the Nightstand for book recommendations, news about forthcoming books, podcasts, book group resources, and behind-the-scenes conversations about book publishing.

✦ Enjoy Crow Moon, a short made in 2006. It is entirely hand-drawn.

✦ Artist Olafur Eliasson is ingenious. Watch the video below then go to the Little Sun Website to learn more.

Little Sun from Studio Olafur Eliasson on Vimeo.

Roslyn Sulcas, "Olafur Eliasson Brings Sunlight Back to Tate Modern", ArtsBeat Blog, The New York Times, July 12, 2012

Little Sun at Tate Modern

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i think i will watch crow moon...