Thursday, August 27, 2009


Library of Tomorrow from Arhus Kommunes Biblioteker on Vimeo.

Great animation. Not crazy about exterior aesthetics. Hanging gardens are always a good idea (unless they're hanging over electronics).

Chicago Pub Lib's YOUmedia

The Story of YOUmedia... from YouMedia on Vimeo.

"YouMedia @ CPL is an innovative, 21st century learning space, housed at the Harold Washington Library, created to connect young adults, books, media and institutions throughout the city in one dynamic space designed to inspire collaboration and creativity. By working both in teams and individually, young adults will have an opportunity to engage in projects that promote critical thinking, creativity and skill-building.

YouMedia @ CPL is a partnership between the Chicago Public Library and the Digital Youth Network.

Find more online:

Film Presented by:

The Chicago Public Library

The Person Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation"

Friday, August 21, 2009

Save UCLA's Art Library!

I recall how I thought long & hard about going to UCLA for my MLIS because of so many great art resources there. I seriously hope that UCLA's administrators find a solution.

Here's the background at LA Times.

Here's the FB Group.

Here's the petition.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Books, Beer, & Ballet: Swindon Library 1946

Borrow with interest from the Library from Swindon Viewpoint on Vimeo.

"A fascinating look at the work of Swindon Library in 1946. Made by the Government as part of the 'Britain can make it' programme, it exemplifies the spirit of social renewal prevalent after the Second World War. 6-240"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Might I Add That Dwellephant Kicks Rump Too

Image: Dwellephant's Sieger/Pezzettino Handbill

Old friend Dwellephant has been a busy bee this summer. He did the art for the entire 91.7 FM WMSE Radio Summer Camp festival. He also runs a sketch-a-day blog called Dwellery.

Data Gatherers: We're All Rats

Image: Transdermal Testers via jurvetson

Slate's article Seeking & PSFK's follow up offers some interesting insights into our data driven ways--suggesting that we are biologically inclined to become obsessive info seekers.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sunday, August 09, 2009

w00t! PK & Yumi at Junctionview

Yumi: An Expolosion of Art & Food

Awesome friend Mark Mattson is part of the shindig & has his artwork on the Yumi flyer.  The show has been paired with an outdoor version of Pecha Kucha Night at Junctionview Studios.  Fantastic!