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Jesse Lenz

In Fall 2010, Thesis Research, Wow on October 30, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Posted by Valentina on Friday, October 22, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Jesse Lenz is a young artist and illustrator. His works are visually stunning…

via Jesse Lenz | who killed bambi?.

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The Influence Project

In Fall 2010 on October 22, 2010 at 5:40 pm

So here is a strange thing.  I found my way to this projct and paticipated in the most passive of ways.  Little did I know when I signed up that it would lead to my 15 minutes with the publication of a photo in a magazine.  Now because of that, I am supossidly one of the most infulencial people on the web?!

Far, far, very far from it.

Who are the most influential people online right now? That’s what The Influence Project was designed to answer. More than 32,000 people joined us to find out, and get their photo in the magazine this November. Our exploration of influence was at turns controversial, hilarious, inspirational, and fascinating. And although the project is now closed for submissions, we are continuing to chronicle the spread of influence in digital media and beyond–follow this page to read our daily updates.

From No. 1 finisher Jeremy Schoemaker to Shaquille O’Neal (no. 1,709) and beyond, here are the 29,795 photographs we received from participants in our social-media experiment. Go to fastcompany.com/influence for details about the top finishers and to search for specific participants.

I did actually find my picture in the project publication, and yep that’s me right there.  I’m sure thought that’s it’s a dot or two of ink in any printed version.  Still pretty amazing how one little casual act can appear from the outside like critical involvement.  Interesting.

Here’s a copy of the letter I received letting me know about the publication and thanking me for my participation.

Bob Safian here, the editor of Fast Company. I want to personally thank you for participating in our online experiment, The Influence Project, last summer. More than 30,000 people signed up, and more than 1.5 million individuals came to the site to show their support.

We promised to highlight all participants who submitted photos in the November issue of the magazine; that issue is now rolling out on newsstands across the country. (The cover image is of Lance Armstrong.) You can also view the final results of The Influence Project–and zoom in on specific photographs–at www.fastcompany.com/influence.

I hope you found The Influence Project a worthwhile experience.

Thanks again,

Bob Safian
Editor
Fast Company

The Influence Project

Scala Regia: Why Don't You?

In Fall 2010, Wow on October 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm

On February 7th, 1910, one Herbert Cholmondesly of HMFO demanded a special train from London’s Paddington Station to convey four Abyssinian princes to Weymouth docks. In fact, the troupe who boarded HMS Dreadnought that morning were pranksters, recruited by the noted adventurer William Horace de Vere Cole, the ‘Cholmondesly of the FO’. Under the elaborate disguises as African potentates were novelist Virginia Woolf, sportsman Anthony Buxton, artist Duncan Grant and a judge’s son Guy Ridley. Their interpreter was Woolf’s brother Adrian.

Red carpet and a guard of honour awaited them at Weymouth, with Admiral Sir William May himself welcoming the company.When rain threatened their make-ups, the ‘princes’ requested the permission to inspect the ship. Inside, they overacted to a ludicrous degree: they handed out visiting cards printed in Swahili. Being at a loss of what to say, Buxton improvised Virgil’s Aeneid in a strange accent, lest the navy recognized Latin. They asked for prayer mats at sunset, and tried to bestow Abyssinian honours on senior officers. ‘Bunga-bunga,’ they exclaimed whenever they were shown some great aspect of the ship; this except Virginia Woolf who had to try hard to disguise her womanish voice.

Yet, their disguises were so good that an officer who knew both Woolf and Cole previously failed to recognized either. They had another close-shave when Buxton sneezed and one-half of his moustache flew off, but he stuck it back again before anyone noticed.The next day Cole sent the above picture and the details of his hoax which cost him some 4,000 pounds to the Daily Mail. It was anonymous, of course, but the Parliament and the public were outraged at this audacity. When the identities were finally revealed, it contributed greatly to the fame of Woolf’s nascent Bloomsbery Group.

The only loser from this affair, it appeared, was the Abyssinian Emperor Menelik II. When he visited the country next, he was greeted by the howlers of ‘Bunga, bunga’ and denied the permission to visit any ship by the cautious navy which didn’t want a repeat of the embarrassing affair. For Cole, it was the climax of an adventurous, if not childish, life. With the coming of the Great Depression, he was bankrupted; he died penniless and forgotten in 1936 at the age of 50 in France, where his antics went virtually unnoticed.

via Scala Regia: Why Dont You?

Looking for the Right Precedence

In Fall 2010, Thesis Research, Wow on October 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Dramatic Narrative Short Films

In looking for precedence for my thesis project only one filmaker came to mind, Peter Greenaway.  But I know there has to be others that are using the same techniques in their own styles.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=16065437&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=ffffff&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0

A small clip from Peter Greenaway’s “Death in the Seine” – Historical drownings in the Seine are catalogued,
dissected and elaborated, with multilayered visuals and ‘documentary’ asides.

In my search I can across the wok of Lizzie Oxby.  Check out all of her work here.  I love her direction and atmosphere.  Her style of visual storytelling is nothing short of astonishing.  If I can ever come even the slightest bit close to her work in just one of teh vignettes, then I will concider it a success.

Here are a few other shorts I found I although they do not represent the direction I’d like to take the Mutter shorts. I found them on this get website:

http://blip.tv/play/gu8F4oUlAg

How the Words Connect

In Fall 2010 on October 14, 2010 at 11:03 pm

The Year of the Dragon

In Fall 2010 on October 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Just a new piece I’m doing inspired by my partner in crime Christopher Abell.  It’s taken a while to even get it this far, and with thesis going on, it’ll be a while be for it’s done.  Chris has an idea about a baby dragon story, somewhere in there I changed to a baby dragon puppet growing up as her people grow up.  The story will probably change a million times because neither one of use will write the darn thing down.  High on the Projects list though.

In the end it will be a college, 12″x 42″.  I’m making it these strange dimension to replace a print I framed when I was production manager at a custom frame shop.  I love the frame and the mat, glass and all the materials are archival.  And as you can see the piece is pretty predominant in my home.