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PressPausePlay: Asking Hard Questions about the Digital Revolution

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PressPausePlay: Asking Hard Questions about the Digital Revolution

PressPausePlay takes a probing look at the current digital landscape and our place in its past and future and asks some hard questions along the way.

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November 28, 2011

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Delicate Trauma: The Oil Paintings of Kwon Kyung-yup

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Delicate Trauma: The Oil Paintings of Kwon Kyung-yup

When I was first introduced to Kwon Kyung-yup through a friend of mine, I somehow dismissed her art as another example of the 'battle damage' fetish that seems to be a reoccurring theme in popular anime and manga.

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October 12, 2011

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Peter Falk Beyond Columbo

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Peter Falk Beyond Columbo

Watching Peter Falk's performance in Wings of Desire is one of the many reasons I come back to the film. I remember being so impressed with the idea of Falk playing himself as a fallen angel who happens to meet another fallen angel while filming and [...]

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July 4, 2011

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Tilt Shift Photography in Post Production

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Tilt Shift Photography in Post Production

I get the photo bug every once in a while, usually after seeing someone's amazing work. That's what happened when I discovered Sam O'Hare and tilt-shift photography.

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June 21, 2011

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Dust Jacket Design: Keenan

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Dust Jacket Design: Keenan

The work of Jamie Keenan has always reminded me of another one of my favorite book designers, Gray 318. Both designers seem to enjoy getting creative when they can utilize a wide variety of approaches while delivering bread & butter covers most l [...]

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June 14, 2011

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Brian Jungen: Art in Opposition

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Brian Jungen: Art in Opposition

Perfectly juxtaposing "the first and third worlds", Jungen addresses both consumerism and the fetishization of Aboriginal art.

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June 7, 2011

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Robert Altman’s Quintet

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Robert Altman’s Quintet

Like most of my favorite films, Quintet bombed at the box office. Its thoroughly depressing landscape and subject matter, not to mention its experimental look and slow pace were perhaps not what viewers were expecting.

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June 1, 2011

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Beach House’s Low Budget Perfection

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Beach House’s Low Budget Perfection

Beach House's video for their track 'Walk in the Park' is at least to me a perfect example of low budget success. It has enough heart to make up for its shortcomings, if indeed there are any.

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May 25, 2011

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E.T. and the Death of Atari

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E.T. and the Death of Atari

Atari was most likely hungry for large Christmas sales and eager to cash in on the franchise when they made their less-than-brilliant decision to give developer Howard Scott Warshaw six weeks to develop the game. The result was a game considered then [...]

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May 17, 2011

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Drew

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The Thing and the Test of Time

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The Thing and the Test of Time

As a designer, I'm interested in longevity. Like many, I focus on timeless qualities and I find them everywhere, film itself being a particularly rich field. 'The Thing' has an uncanny dedication to minimalism, so much so that it becomes almost a sil [...]

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May 10, 2011

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The Madness of George Antheil

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The Madness of George Antheil

In 1925, composer George Anthiel created 25 minutes of pure insanity and gave us a glimpse into the future of composition. In fact, Ballet Mecanique was so cutting edge that it couldn't even be properly performed in its original conception.

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May 3, 2011

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Dust Jacket Design: Paul Buckley

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Dust Jacket Design: Paul Buckley

It's not easy to identify a Paul Buckley cover. His style runs the gamut resulting in covers designed (or directed) to boldly stand out, or tastefully fit in.

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April 26, 2011

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