Daily Archives: May 16, 2019

From Gallery to Reality (… and Back): The Display of Art and the Art of Display in the Digital Age

From Gallery to Reality (… and Back):
The Display of Art and the Art of Display
in the Digital Age

(Some Innovations in the Digital Humanities)

Timothy C. Weiskel, (D.Phil, Oxon)

Background to the Digital Revolution in the Arts and Humanities:

Ever since Philippe de Montebello began to record commentaries on exhibits and pieces of art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the arts and  humanities have been experimenting with novel means of engaging the public with the art in museum collections through the mediation of electronic media of one sort or another.

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Beyond the visual arts and the museum world classical music artists have integrated the newly available technology of the internet and digital video in a very creative manner as well.  Consider, for example, the different levels of artistic “conversation” that can now be shared over the internet through inter-ethic and inter-generational experiences such as this one:


It worth watching this video clip to its completion to see how many levels of intentional conversation are evident and how many other unconscious ones are engaged in as well with the performance of these two brief movements from a Bach composition, written in 1733-1734.

Or consider this concerto for 2 violins written by Bach almost fifteen years earlier in 1718-20:

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[then…a discussion in greater detail (with illustrations) from:


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[ Here is where you guys can write major text from your experience and perhaps highlight your achievement in organizing:


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J. S. Bach – Brandenburg Concertos

Published on Mar 20, 2014

Published on Mar 20, 2014
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).
Brandenburg Concertos.

Concerto nº1 in F major BWV 1046
1. (no tempo indication)
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
4. Menuetto-Trio I-Polacca-Trio II

Concerto nº2 in F major BWV 1047
5. (no tempo indication)
6. Andante
7. Allegro assai

Concerto nº3 in G major BWV 1048
8. (no tempo indication)
9. Adagio – Allegro

Concerto nº4 in G major BWV 1049
10. Allegro
11. Andante
12. Presto

Concerto nº5 in D major BWV 1050
13. Allegro
14. Affettuoso
15. Allegro

Concerto nº6 in B flat major BWV 1051
16. (no tempo indication)
17. Adagio ma non tanto
18. Allegro


Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
Bach, una de las cimas…

Displaced Cameroonians struggle to survive

UNHCR, the UN Refugee AgencyPublished on May 16, 2019

Escalating conflict in Cameroon’s Northwest and Southwest regions has displaced hundreds of thousands of people within and outside the country. Many who have crossed into neighboring Nigeria fled with very little belongings and are struggling to cope with life in exile.

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UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more.

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Healthy Soils Testimony – Seth Itzkan & Karl Thidemann

Published on May 15, 2019

Healthy Soils Testimony – Seth Itzkan & Karl Thidemann – May 14, 2019 –
– At the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture hearing on the Healthy Soils Act – “An Act to promote healthy soils and agricultural innovation within the Commonwealth” – https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/S438. Includes Karl Thidemann reciting his poem, “Climate Farming.”

Climate Farming
by Karl Thidemann

So, what’s the future?
Is there no hope?
Healing the land
Can help us cope
And grow better food
With less flooding, too
Put carbon in soil
Is what we must do

Draw down the heat
Slow the sea rise
Let birds and bees
Thrive in the skies
Good farming is how
We deal with this mess
Now the climate’s fixed
What’s next to address?


Sick Pigs from GMO Foods | Interview with Jeffery Smith


Published on Jun 13, 2013

Abby Martin talks to Jeffery Smith, executive director for the institute for responsible technology, about all news GMO, lawsuits against Monsanto, cross-pollination, proven health-effects, revolving door, and the rising movement for GMO labeling.


Stories of extreme sea level rise | Dr Tamsin Edwards

Grantham ImperialPublished on May 16, 2019

A Changing Planet seminar given by Dr Tamsin Edwards, Lecturer in Physical Geography at King’s College London and award-winning communicator, and organised by students of the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet DTP.
Find out more: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeve…
Find out more about the SSCP DTP: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/grantham/ed…

Deleted Blade Runner scene: Mexico City covered with ash & smoke from raging wildfires


Published on May 16, 2019

On Tuesday, Mexico City’s authorities declared an environmental emergency as smoke and ash from wildfires reduced visibility during an extended dry spell.