Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Amazing Flash Rosenberg

Who is Mark Twain? from Flash Rosenberg on Vimeo.

by Flash Rosenberg

"Who is Mark Twain?" by Mark Twain himself

(new, never-before published works, Spring 2009)

Chapter 2: "Whenever I am about to publish a book...."

read by: John Lithgow

publisher: Harper Studio

video editor: Sarah Lohman

Flash is New York Public Library's artist-in-residence.

The Librarian

The Librarian from samjerK on Vimeo.

As I understand it, OSU has got something like this.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Darien Libary Construction Video

New Darien Library Construction Timelapse from Darien Library on Vimeo.

This time lapse covers the period of time from November 2007, when we put the web cam up, through July 2008 when it had to come down so that they could put in the parking lot.

One of the best construction time lapses that I've seen. Darien Public Library - http://www.darienlibrary.org

Edinburgh's Visual Cognition Lab

Eye Movements during a BBC4 Advert of a Library from VisCogEdinburgh on Vimeo.

University of Edinburgh, Visual Cognition Lab, Copyright 2009 visual.cognition@ed.ac.uk, psy.ed.ac.uk/diem/

University of Edinburgh's Visual Cognition Lab has a really compelling way to visualize eye tracking. The concentric rings that you see on the ad are the results of the VisCog Lab's analysis. Another interesting analysis is the one done on on the Sony Bravia commercial below. This would be a great visualization for usability testing or eye tracking in live situations for wayfinding, etc.

(As a side note, Fallon has done a fantastic job on Sony's Colour Like No Other campaign)

Eye Movements during an Advert for Sony Bravia from VisCogEdinburgh on Vimeo.

University of Edinburgh, Visual Cognition Lab, Copyright 2009 visual.cognition@ed.ac.uk, psy.ed.ac.uk/diem/

1982 Defense Info School Library

DINFOS Academic Library from J.D. Harrington on Vimeo.

This is a news story produced as a training tool at the Defense Information School at Fort Benjamin-Harrison, Indiana. The subject was the DINFOS Academic Libary, an on location facility that students used to gather information for their stories and relax for awhile.

Videotaped: April 1982

Runtime: 1:31

Producer: SSgt. J.D. Harrington

Book Shelving as Art

Film 26/52 - Shelf Stacking from Nathan Rae on Vimeo.

This is how it's done.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Support the Free Library of Philadelphia

"As a result of the state budget crisis and legislation impasse, the
entire Free Library of Philadelphia system is set to close October 2nd."

For more information on how to help, go to http://www.library.phila.gov/about/actionnow.htm

Sunken Library

Sunken Library
Originally uploaded by newt696
Wow. I'm not sure what to make of it either!

Libraries, a Service Industry

Ask a Librarian - 2009 PSA from Ask aLibrarian on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Ohio Art League to Move to South Campus Gateway!

Image: OAL's 2003 Annual Auction by Jim of JimOnLight

Per Adam Brouillette on ColumbusUnderground.com:

"The Ohio Art League embarks on this new venture during its 100th
Year Anniversary celebration. OAL will relocate from its Short North
gallery to the Gateway later this month in store-front space in the
main alley just off High Street between 9th and 11th Avenues. In its
new 1,500 square foot space, OAL will continue all current programming
for its nearly 600 members including monthly member-curated
exhibitions, Spring & Fall juried exhibitions, the December
Thumb-box exhibition, and weekly drawing classes.

OAL also plans to collaborate with the OSU Arts Initiative and
Couchfire Collective for expanded programming. OAL membership
coordinator Eliza Jones will oversee the new gallery, which will be
open seven days a week."

OAL also sent out a request to its members to volunteer with their move over the Labor Day Weekend and to help transform their new space.  To volunteer send an email to oal [at] oal [dot] org.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Jamie Drake Designed Library

Drake Design Associates Top Ten Rooms: Library from drake design on Vimeo.

"HGTV's Top 10 showcases the work of the top architects and designers from the Hamptons to Vancouver. Each episode features a tour of 10 amazing rooms of the same type exemplifying stellar design work. Meet the talented architects, designers, and illustrious industry experts who provide valuable insight as to why these rooms work, revealing the design secrets and unique features that make them worthy of our A-list!"

The Future of Graff: Graffiti Technica

Image: Photek by Brad Schwede (Graffiti Technica)

Brad Schwede's project, Graffiti Technica, melds his love for the digital arts and the graffiti aesthetic. The image of Photek above is a digital representation of what the piece might look like if placed on the side of the state library in Brisbane, Australia. Below is a turntable rendering of Photek.

There is also a nice interview at Flawlesshustle.com

3d graffiti - 'Photek turntable render from Graffiti Technica on Vimeo.