Did you know Columbus, Indiana (about 45 min south of Indy) ranks 6th in the nation for architectural innovation and design? Uh-huh. Is true.
Allow me to name drop: Eero Saarinen, Eliel Saarinen, Harry Weese, I.M. Pei… and more.
I’m still reeling from this weekend’s whirl-wind architecture tour. See, what happened was this: Columbus Visitor Center invited a whole bunch of design bloggers from across the country for a VIP tour, including me. You can follow this weekend’s play by play here: #COLMCM and check out some of the pictures I shot on Flickr. Expect more blog posts in the following days.
Aside from all the MCM eye candy, there were also a ton of cool people to hang out with. Go ahead, give ’em some love:
> Atomic Indy
> Cincinnati Modernation
> Modern Ridgewood
> Modern Capital
> Jet Modern
> Back Garage
> Apartment Therapy Chicago
> Indianapolis Museum of Art Blog
I just blogged for the IMA… read the full post here.
I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to tell the difference between my “personal” and “professional” social media identity anymore. The lines have blurred in so many ways just in the past couple of years. Yes, part of it has to do with passion for what I do, but even so- everything has become so intertwined, so to speak, when it comes to the ‘interwebs’. And I’m not the only one.
This photo was snapped just this morning down in 100 Acres by Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Lisa Freiman and promptly tweeted by CEO Max Anderson:
Steel workers gather for a photo opp. on top of Free Basket by Los Carpinteros
Take for instance how social media has reshaped the world of journalism. “Citizen journalism” is the concept of members of the public “playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information.” Examples of this can be seen through blogs, twitter, and camera phone images.
As a museum, we can employ this same idea. Staff, artists and visitors can capture events as they happen with their iPhone or a Flip Video. The following images were captured on artist duo Type A’s cell phones and then uploaded to Facebook:
The top ring of "Team Building (Align)" casts a shadow
Astronomer Brian Murphy of Butler U. and Andrew of Type A work out some calculations to place the second ring for "Team Building (Align)"
So lately I’ve had the opportunity to sharpen my video editing skills at work. I loved it in college (using FinalCut) and I used to shoot and edit short web videos for NUVO, so it’s nice to be back in the saddle so to speak. A big thank you to some amazing (and patient) co-workers who helped me through the speed bumps (and learn to use Premiere). Here are the ones I’ve done. Whatchya think?