The absurd, it would appear, acts as a tonic for the mind. A recent study published in Psychological Science established that people who had read a particularly absurd and confusing version of Franz Kafka’s (already incongruous) short story “A Country Doctor” were better at discerning patterns in long strings of letters than people who’d read more »
Posts Tagged ‘photography’
Watch REW-FFWD (1994), Oscar-nominated filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s “psychodrama” about a photographer stranded in Trench Town (Jamaica).
In an age when it has become easier (and faster) to take a picture than to brush your teeth, the dawn of photography — a time when obtaining a photographic image of yourself meant a) finding a photographer, b) hauling yourself (and your best dress/suit hat and gloves) to said photographer’s studio c) sitting very, more »
On Saturday afternoon, I went for a little stroll around Iqaluit. I love the North, I love walking, and I love taking photos. So you can imagine my delight at being all at once up North, walking and taking photos. One of the first things I saw, leaving the Frobisher Inn, was this awesome mural more »
This post was translated from French. Last week, this post by Belinda Lanks on fastcodesign.com was widely shared and re-shared on social networks. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, since the post brings together a set of superb GIFs based on memorable scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s films and animated by artist Gustaf Mantel. If you’ve more »
As many of you know, the National Film Board played a central role during World War II. Created in 1939, a few months before the hostilities began, the NFB fell headlong into the production and distribution of wartime films. Though its original mandate was to “educate Canadians and foster national unity”, propaganda and news production more »