Its like a cross between a kid’s chemistry set, a darkroom, and a video game. Fixer stains not included.
A Peek Into Netflix Queues: Examine Netflix rental patterns, neighborhood by neighborhood, in a dozen cities
“On Sunday, the New York Times techno-wizards rolled out the latest in their series of enormously cool (and endlessly distracting) interactive features — the Netflix maps. Using data compiled from zip codes and Netflix user queues*, these maps visualize rental patterns in 12 major American cities, adjusting for popularity and critical reception, and providing a nifty way for film snobs to confirm their worst suspicions about neighbors’ movie taste.
While the graphs mostly validate what many users already suspected — everybody with a Netflix account is watching Twilight, nobody in an urban area would be caught dead renting Paul Blart: Mall Cop — they also single out a handful of more curious findings. What’s with those zip codes that don’t follow local patterns? Are people actually renting Last Chance Harvey?”
Reply to this post by Monday with your responses to the Manovich reading.
Hey guys, you can attend this on Friday and respond (to this post) for the visiting artist requirement. ;-)
FSU hosts SEASON 5 of ART:21 – ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Florida State University in partnership with Art21, Inc. as part of its Art21 Access ’09 initiative, presents a sneak preview of the fifth season of Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art, on October 9, 2009 at 6:30pm at Fine Arts Building in room 249. The event features a micro lecture by Linda Hall and a screening of PBS Art 21’s Transformation. This event is free and open to the public.
The following episode(s) will be screened during the October 9, 2009 event: Episode 3: Transformation
Whether observing and satirizing society or reinventing icons of literature, art history, and popular culture, the artists featured in Transformation capture the sensibilities of our age while at times inhabiting the characters they have created. Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cindy Sherman and Paul McCarthy are featured.
Linda Hall will be giving a micro lecture on the relationship between her art and the idea of transformation. Linda Hall is a Tallahassee treasure as well as an adjunct at FSU.
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Died Young Stayed Pretty and Q&A w/ filmmaker Eileen Yaghoobian
Tuesday, September 8, 7:00 pm – 9:00pm