Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Re-Post: Very Short Blog for Very Short List

This post was originally put on the now defunct "What Was I Thinking?" blog on July 22, 2008. Reposted here for your enjoyment.

If you haven't visited the website Very Short List, do so now. Immediately, I say... that's an order. Very Short List (VSL) is an awesome service that combs through everything related to film, television, books, music, and popular culture and sends you a daily dose of the coolest that can be found.

They're the ones who turned me on to the cool stylings of PES videos. Yesterday's email was about an awesome collection of photos of the earth taken by NASA that look like contemporary art. Check out the photo above as proof (this is a photo of Akpatok Island in Canada). You can check out all of the photos at this website.

VSL is one of those awesome services online whereby they distill a large amount of information into a bite-sized daily dose that you can digest and then pass off as novel information you have while chillin' with your homies at the water cooler. They make you look awesome. How sweet is that?

In the vein of cool things to see/do... I visited the IMA again this weekend. I took advantage of the Star Studio exhibit (artists display their works and then there's a lab where you can try your hand at the art). The exhibit, "Squares-Folds-Life," was about the coolest origami artist ever (Robert J. Lang). I know, I was not aware that there was cool origami either. This exhibit ended on Saturday, and they haven't yet installed the new exhibit, but I've never been disappointed by Star Studio and is an awesome way to get children (or adults) interested in art appreciation... definitely worth the price of admission (free). [Watch the video of Robert J. Lang below.]

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