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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Colortones Mixtape #001

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Colortones Mixtape #001

In the spirit of mixtaping, especially for the inaugural episode, I figured it'd be a good idea to make this one out to my dear friend Liz who, through our many delightful interstate exchanges, unintentionally helped shape the idea of Colortones.

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November 14, 2011

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Behind The Colortones Mixtape Series

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Behind The Colortones Mixtape Series

Some of us still habitually call them mixtapes in this new era. We were probably those kids who lived and breathed DIY cassette culture, carefully compiling moods and themes. Whatever the impetus, mixtapes are awfully personal statements.

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November 14, 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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Drew

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Sustainable Turntable by Matthew Lim

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Sustainable Turntable by Matthew Lim

Matthew Lim, a recent Industrial Design graduate from Art Center of Design, conceptualized this Sustainable Turntable, in hopes of pitching it to Sennheiser. [...]

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September 30, 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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Drew

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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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Drew

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Lomography RedScale Film: A Trial Run

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Lomography RedScale Film: A Trial Run

Last year, Lomography released the first ever roll of pre-loaded red scale film. I thought I'd figure out what all the buzz was about. From bright sunny landscapes to intriguing portraiture to long-exposures, my expectations were surpassed.

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June 6, 2011

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OFFF On Tour Madrid 2011

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OFFF On Tour Madrid 2011

Good music, stylish illustration style, quirky characters, and a cool plot—what else do you need in an animated short? The guys from Cocoe do it again, a small studio based in Madrid, led by Gabriel Suchowolski (microbians) and Jean Duprez.

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June 3, 2011

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Aälejandro Díazs

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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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