Allison Meier

Post image for Albrecht Dürer, Apocalyptic Self-Publishing Pioneer

A 1511 edition of Dürer’s Apocalypsis (The Apocalypse) is just one of the many literary and artistic achievements in Marks of Genius: Treasures of the Bodleian Library now at the Morgan Library & Museum.

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Post image for Early 20th-Century Kite Cameras, the Pre-Drones

“The hitherto impossible in photography is our specialty,” was the motto of early 20th-century photographer George R. Lawrence’s Chicago studio. Among Lawrence’s great experiments was the use of kites for aerial photography.

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Post image for In the Internet Archive’s Millions of Public-Domain Images, a Guide to Museum History

The Internet Archive is using public domain digitization to offer an entryway into its over 500 years of historical texts already online.

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Post image for A Site-Specific Garden by Mark Dion Faces Relocation

While temporarily saved from destruction, the fate of a site-specific work by Mark Dion in Lancaster, England, is in limbo. “The Tasting Garden,” which was created in 1998 in the Storey Gardens and has had a rough few years of theft and decay, may now be relocated entirely.

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Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab

At Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL), virtual reality is being researched as a means to make everything from climate change to deforestation a personal, impactful experience.

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Post image for V&A’s First Games Designer in Residence Takes On 19th-Century Textiles

Curiosity was piqued across the games and museum communities last May when the Victoria & Albert Museum announced their first games designer in residence. Now games designer Sophia George has unveiled her first project in the residency.

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North Brooklyn will soon be buzzing with the sound of a procession of trumpets, as an experiment in breaking up city noise with music takes over a stretch of Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

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Post image for Canadian Museum for Human Rights Nears Opening After Difficult Decade

After years of planning and controversy, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is officially opening on September 20 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Museums

A Crocheted Phantasmagoria on the Hudson

by Allison Meier on September 2, 2014

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YONKERS, New York — Blood falls over a compass rose circled slowly by turkey vultures, while in another room a pelican goddess spits out the Milky Way in a celestial swirl of beads and shredded fabric.

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Post image for Recovering the History of Sound in Video Games

The sound of video games has transformed from something seemingly mechanical accenting action to incredibly elaborate acoustic landscapes setting the mood for play. To preserve this history, and show why it’s worth exploring, a new documentary and archive project are underway.

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