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June 29, 2010

Keith Haring

Artist Keith Haring shown in his studio.

© AP Photo
Source: AP Images

"Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and was raised in nearby Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him. In 1978 Haring moved to New York City and enrolled in the School of Visual Arts.

"Between 1980 and 1985, Haring produced hundreds of public drawings in rapid rhythmic lines, sometimes creating as many as forty “subway drawings” in one day. Between 1980 and 1989, Haring achieved international recognition and participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions.

"Throughout his career, Haring devoted much of his time to public works, which often carried social messages. He produced more than 50 public artworks between 1982 and 1989, in dozens of cities around the world, many of which were created for charities, hospitals, children’s day care centers and orphanages." (Official Keith Haring website)

The Visual Resources Center has a new video "The universe of Keith Haring" (VIDEO-D N 6537 .H37 U55 2008) by Christina Clausen. Also check the AAEL VRC image database and ARTstor for images of and by Haring.

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June 17, 2010

Ann Arbor in AADL Digital Gallery

Trolley at Main & Washington
Image courtesy of University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library

Twenty-five years ago Grace Shackman began to document the history of Ann Arbor's buildings, events, and people in the Ann Arbor Observer.

She has written about Schwaben Halle, Ann Arbor's trolly car line and the early movie theaters. Now you can search a rich selection of over 130 of Grace's articles or browse by topic right from the Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now, presented by the Ann Arbor District Library and the Ann Arbor Observer. You can also view an accompanying image gallery.

And there is more at Ann Arbor District Library local history page.

Here are some of the links:

Ann Arbor Architecture Archive


The Ford Gallery of Ann Arbor Founders

AADL Image Gallery

Here is an article "to stir some memories" from AnnArbor.com.

A photo of Drake's Sandwich Shop on North University Avenue, believed to be taken in the 1930s.
Photo from the papers of Sam Sturgis, in the Image Bank at the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library

The former Drake's Sandwich Shop site is still serving food, though now it's as part of the Bruegger's chain.
Image by Angela Cesere | AnnArbor.com

via Ann Arbor District Library

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June 07, 2010

Graphics Atlas

Created by the Image Permanence Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology, the Graphics Atlas explores the science behind prints from the pre-photographic to the digital. The Graphics Atlas allows you to view details of photographic prints produced using different techniques. You can not only zoom in on the surface of an image to see the emulsion, you can also see the edge of the photo, view it under different lighting conditions, and compare views of two different processes.

via Deep Focus

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June 04, 2010

House of Sound at MOCAD

Four Seasons (Keren Cytter, 2009)

Sat. June 5th at 8PM
Images Festival and MOCAD
present House of Sound

"MOCAD and Toronto's Images Film Festival are thrilled to be collaborating on an evening of short experimental films culled from recent festival presentations, alongside classic avant-garde shorts. This salon-style screening will highlight experimental short works by film and video artists from around the world who are pushing the boundaries of the medium in form and/or content."

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June 02, 2010


Panoramio is a geolocation-oriented photo sharing website.

Panoramio lets you see photos from all around the world on a map. You just have to select a location and you'll see pictures from there located on the map. Anyone can upload photos of places where they have been.

Using data from Panoramio, Ahti Heinla has created an interesting heat map on Google Maps that shows how popular different parts of the world are among tourists. The higher the picture count from a region, the more popular that place should be among tourists.

via digital inspiration

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