Created for The Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation, The Edut Project tells the story of Holocaust survivors through the portrait paintings of David Kassan, written profiles by journalist Dan Maccarone and short films by filmmaker Chloe Lee. Read more
In honor of Women’s History Month, HBO is celebrating with four weeks of kickass programming. TV series, documentaries and film selections all honoring the influential women of Hollywood, both real and fictional. Read more
This morning, the Film and TV contenders were announced for the 2017 Golden Globes which will air on January 8th, 2017. This gives you time to catch or binge watch several of the outstanding contenders available via Netflix, Amazon, HBO Go and other premium cable and satellite services. Read more
above: Robert Mapplethorpe, self-portrait, 1977
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) was known for his blunt and unabashedly honest photographs. Highly stylized black and white photos of male and female nudes, the S&M scene, self-portraiture, celebrity portraits, flowers and statuary were among his most common subjects. Now considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Mapplethorpe: Look At the Pictures, a documentary directed By Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival will air as part of HBO Documentaries on Monday, April 4th. Read more
Architect Adam Kalkin’s Push Button homes are fascinating. A shipping container that unfolds with the push of a button in 90 seconds to reveal a living space complete with a bedroom, a bathroom, kitchenette, and living area. Read more
The Noteworthy Project asked different artists to reinterpret emoticons in their own inimitable style. The process and final pieces were documented on film and directed by Oscar-nominated and Sundance-winning filmmaker Jessica Sanders. Below are those films and the final artworks.
“My goal was to present a midpoint between the 🙁 emoticon’s abstraction of sadness and the literal representation of it in the photo of my daughter, thus inserting my own expression into the equation.” – Tim Biskup
🙂 by AJ Fosik:
“I decided to transform the devious emoticon into an idol, taking a digital [way of conveying] emotion and meaning and merging it with a traditional physical one, subverting both to create something new.” – AJ Fosik
“I wanted to create a LOL that radiates optimism, using a handcrafted, analog, pop vision to capture its warmth and cheerfulness.” – Megan Whitmarsh
“OMG invites its audience to interact by speaking to it. Besides surprise, it can represent joy, sadness, anger, excitement, fear, shock, and relief. OMG changes in real-time to reflect that variation.” – Reza Ali
“The 😉 emoticon depicts our dynamic: a closed eye dreaming, forming ideas; an open eye, developing them. A smile links us.” – Craig and Karl
Our potential for human expression is huge, but at some point technology started getting in the way of our passion. We’ve been so busy tweeting and texting, we may have accidentally left behind what makes us human.
The Noteworthy Project documents a series of projects that examine what happens when communication is made by hand.