Whuuuut! Who is gonna go see Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera (illustrations alongside photo references) at the Brooklyn Museum with me? Gonna be amazing; he was a draftsman second to none. Runs til April 10.
Recently watched We Live in Public (winner of the 2009 Sundance Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Documentary category) on Netflix Watch Instantly. It’s what it sounds like – an public living experiment – and while you’d have to be seriously emotionally flawed to execute this somewhat cruel experiment on yourself, it’s fascinating. Josh Harris’ idea came to fruition in the late 90′s (like, realize this is even a few years before the first season of Survivor, before the reality tv boom), years prior to most of us participating in social media and publicizing our lives to the varying degrees we do. Dude is a genius, a visionary, in need of serious therapy, and prone to ridiculously dramatic hyperbole.
The film details the experiences of “the greatest Internet pioneer you’ve never heard of,” Josh Harris. [The dot.com millionaire's] experiments touched on in the film is the art project “Quiet: We Live in Public,” an Orwellian, Big Brother type concept developed in the late ’90s which placed more than 100 artists in a human terrarium under New York City, with myriad webcams following and capturing every move the artists made. [Wikipedia]
In addition to featuring a fair amount of nudity and drug taking, “We Live in Public” offers a portrait of a moment in the culture when everything changed. [NYT]