Archive for June, 2008

stickers tamale in new jork city

sticky stickerzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz tomorrow!!!!  hot dog!!!!!!!  plan take the early morning train over from hoboken and hit the lower east side, soho, and chelsea. we can’t take the caveboy’s dino-mobile since he owes the nyc dmv alot of money from previous sticker liberations…..

This post should work now, or Kitty is going to scratch the nice leather chair in the living room.

Here is sticker #2! Condi will be #3 when I get more money.

Ordered sticker #2 yesterday from The Sticker Guy!

OK, something VERY WEIRD is going on in Stickerkitty. I have tried five times, yesterday and today, to load a small .jpg of my new sticker #2 to show everyone, and it won’t load! This happy smiley loaded, no problem! Hmm, strange. Every time I try to load it, I get the html to show up, but no picture.

Here, I’ll show you. See the narrow rectangle below? That’s supposed to be sticker #2. Boo.

Sticker #1

How did that sticker end up on the ledge of the Coit Tower?

Om mani padme $$$ in Berlin window display

The Gallery Has A Posse (Part I)

This morning during Day Three of the NITLE workshop, I finally finished “The Gallery Has A Posse (Part I)” of my very first real iMovie about my sticker collection. It’s not perfect, but we only had 2 1/2 days to come up with a script and create one or more audio tracks and an image track. I approached the project not so much as “digital storytelling,” but more as an art video, according to the instructor. I ended up shouting my lines for the movie, and I asked everyone involved to shout their lines, too. It was hilarious to record it, and it’s pretty funny to watch, too (I hope). There must be about 30-40 others involved in the sound tracks.

People aren’t used to shouting in public, which made the whole thing even more hilarious. I won’t name names, but some of my friends and colleagues at SLU have strong lungs and voice boxes! It makes me laugh just to think about it.

Anyway, I posted the movie on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.

Too much iMovie today

I love editing, synching images with sound, but holy smokes, what alot of work.

Bunny in Budapest

NITLE workshop at SLU this week

I’m participating in a 3-day NITLE workshop at SLU this week on creating multimedia digital narratives. Today, we were supposed to have a script by noon and an audio file (or files) completed by the end of the day. The two presenters also provided an intro to iMovie–this all before 5:00 p.m. Bryan and Becca suggested that we use a single audio track, but that didn’t make sense for my project, so instead I ran around asking people to read from a pre-existing text of mine. I now have close to 50 short .mp3 files. I’m using the text from the card for The Gallery Has A Posse exhibition at SLU (2006). My plan is to create a visual HOWL at the beginning of my short video, and then juxtapose it with Robert Strong reading his poem entitled “DO SOMETHING/OBEY” from the exhibition card.

I will not get everything done by the end of the day tomorrow, so I might have to reconsider tonight and pare down. Bryan and Becca were right. Less is more.

I can’t yet figure out how to add images to this blog. TypePad and WordPress are different enough to drive this gal nuts.

Where to begin?

I’m hoping this blog will allow me to compile images and texts from iPhoto (two diff. computers), CONTENTdm, Flickr, three desktops from home or school, plus the shared x-dept. drive for the Gallery and University Communications, the shared Gallery drive with me and CM, and my own personal drive at school = 11 different sources. Insane, isn’t it?

CM and I were talking today about whether or not to blog pre-published papers. I had leaned toward blogging until I heard some of her stories. So this l’il newbie is going to take things slowly for now.

Sticker central at the Gallery this summer

I’ve got a couple of SLU students, Kevin Carvill ’10 and Tsewang Lama ’10, archiving my sticker collection this summer. They’ve put everything into archival mylar sleeves and notebooks arranged by date and location. The next step is to figure out which ones to scan and load into CONTENTdm. Question: should I prioritize the best ones (the ones I want to write about?) or just begin at the beginning and assume they’ll all get done? Any suggestions would be great.

The CONTENTdm sticker collection is here and click on “Browse” to find “The Gallery Has A Posse.”  I’ve got about ~550 in there so far.


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