HEYHEYHEY’s portable postcard machine brings you patiently crafted nostalgia whenever, wherever

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on May 2, 2012 in blog

A wonderfully fine example of a portable nostalgia machine. Dutch design masters HEYHEYHEY have done it again, inventing amazing things to help us encounter and enjoy the world around us. Check out this and other of their wonderfully inspiring projects here: http://www.heyheyhey.nl/ —— Early 2012, HEYHEYHEY had some time to spare and they felt the need […]

Japan’s tradition of automata

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Mar 12, 2012 in blog

Any words I might offer would only diminish how amazing this tradition is… From Matthew Allard: Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were […]

Videos from the Winter 2012 Symposium

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Feb 14, 2012 in blog

From Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice Article source: http://urbanheritages.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/videos-from-the-winter-2012-symposium/

Introduction to the Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice Research Collaborative

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Feb 13, 2012 in academic, arts, blog, news, publications, video

From the Winter 2012 Symposium held at Brown University. More information here.

Archaeology and the homeless community: Turbo Island, Bristol

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Feb 9, 2012 in blog

Article source: http://urbanheritages.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/archaeology-and-the-homeless-community-turbo-island-bristol/

Brown to host International Symposium on Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Jan 20, 2012 in blog, news

A  Discussion of International Approaches Heritage professionals from around the world converge on Brown’s campus for a day of conversation. Cape Town – Dublin – Hong Kong – Istanbul – Providence – York What is heritage, and what forms does it take in an urban environment?  How are creative practices affected by, and how do they […]

“The Howling Mob Society”

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Dec 5, 2011 in blog

A Howling Mob Approach to History The Howling Mob Society (HMS) is a collaboration of artists, activists and historians committed to unearthing stories neglected by mainstream history. HMS brings increased visibility to the radical history of Pittsburgh, PA through grassroots artistic practice. Our current focus is The Great Railroad Strike of 1877, a national uprising […]

“The I-75 Project” by Norm Magnusson

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Dec 5, 2011 in blog

I just happened upon a rather intriguing public art intervention project by artist Norm Magnusson. The “I-75 Project” found Magnusson installing industry grade public historical markers along Interstate 75. While the form and aesthetic of the markers are consistent with traditional, institutional, “authorized” markers, the texts Magnusson has written for the markers exploit this familiarity […]

“Repo History”

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Dec 5, 2011 in blog

REPOhistory existed from 1989-2000 REPOhistory began in Manhattan in 1989 as a study group of artists, scholars, teachers, and writers focused on the relationship of history to contemporary society. It grew into a forum for developing public art projects based on history and a platform for creating them. For the past ten years REPOhistory’s goal […]

“Cities” by Radiolab

Posted by Ian Alden Russell on Dec 4, 2011 in blog

Cross-posted from Urban Cultural Heritages & Creative Practice: The ever inspiring and engaging duo of Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich who compose WNYC’s Radiolab assembled this provocative podcast back in October 2008 exploring the underlying myths, mathematics and magic that may explain the personality of our urban centers. From Radiolab: [Listen here] In this hour […]