Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Nice LibX Tutorial

Penn Libraries LibX tutorial from Penn Libraries on Vimeo.

I have been impressed with LibX for a while.

This tutorial has some nice animations (reminiscent of Prezi). I also like how they gave a scenario where a student uses Wikipedia as a jumping point to find more information in trusted sources at Penn.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Social Networks

Instead of using a profile aggregator like ProfileFly, I've decided to aggregate my profile links in-house. Some networks I use more than others.

Delicious Profile

Facebook Profile

Flickr Profile

Last.fm Profile

LinkedIn Profile

LiveJournal Profile

Myspace Profile

SecondLife Profile

SlideShare Profile

Technorati Profile

Twitter Profile

Vimeo Profile

YouTube Profile

Blog Under Construction

Big changes are underway. Plans are to have the blog completely updated over the next few days. The blog will act as my primary website with links being changed over to the bryanloar.com domain.

The redesigned blog will have new banners, a minimalist front page, and resume & contact info.

Here's to new in 2010!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Cornel West, Jane Austen, & The Morgan Library & Museum

Cornel West: Reflections on Austen from The Morgan Library & Museum on Vimeo.


Cornel...he's a "Jane Austen freak."

This and other reflections were produced in association with the exhibition A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen Life and Legacy.  The exhibition runs until March 14, 2010, at NYC's Morgan Library & Museum.

Others who have participated include the recently posted Siri Hustvedt, Harriet Walter, and the very interesting reflections of Fran Lebowitz.

Andrew Baasch



Andrew Baasch is the cinematographer and video editor behind Ohio Sessions, a project that intimately highlights Ohio musicians.  He also does an amazing job at documentary photography.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Super Desserts, Wholly Craft, & Ohio Sessions

Super Desserts - Funeral from Ohio Sessions on Vimeo.


The Super Desserts are one of my favorite bands, and I'm lucky enough to live where the band calls home (Columbus, OH).  Columbus has really come around in the last past 5-10 years.  Clintonville's unnofficial Craft District, Junctionview Studios, Chop Chop, Rivet, Mahan Gallery, OAL's new gallery space, a progressive president at CCAD, and progressively better shows at Roy G Biv, I'm finally at the point where I actually like living here.

Wholly Craft is one of those craftin' shops in Clintonville, and you can catch the Super Desserts every once-a-while here.  I didn't get a chance to see them at the show above, but I did catch them back in 2008 with an absolutely beautiful acoustic set by the Flotation Walls.