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Hyperallergic podcast: episode 1

Hyperallergic’s new podcast is ok

Hyperallergic is one of the art websites that I regularly enjoy; therefore, it’s exciting to hear they are now doing a weekly podcast! To give you a taste of Hyperallergic’s fun stories, here’s some of the most recent articles from the 77 articles that I’ve saved to Evernote over time. A City Where Trees Tweet […]

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Searching my flickr favs for Paris

Can I search through my Instagram favorites?

Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t let you search through your favorites. You can see a grid of your favorite photos. But there is no search. If there is a photo you fav’d a while ago, and you want to pull it back up, good luck! You’ll have to scroll and scroll through your favs list to find […]

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Kirk Vuillemot: Art Institute of Chicago Assistant Conservator for Preparation and Framing

Kirk Vuillemot, the Art Institute’s framemaker

Frame conservation. Picking the right frame to match artwork from centuries ago. The Art Institute of Chicago has an employee with the title of Assistant Conservator for Preparation and Framing. Kirk Vuillemot has been restoring and creating frames for the museum since 1986. The Art Institute’s asked him five questions in their post post, “Meet […]

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Tiny snowflakes embedded in ice

Tiny snowflakes remind me to carry a macro lens

Seeing tiny snowflakes embedded in ice makes me wish I still carried my iPhone macro lens with me. This photo is a bit blurry, but you kinda get the point. The macro lens would have really zoomed in a couple of the snowflakes. These snowflakes are sitting on a fence right by the Glen Ellyn […]

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mona lisa on google images-square cropped

The Mona Lisa transition on Google Images

I love how the results for Mona Lisa on Google Images first start off with all serious, normal images. And then as you scroll down, the images get more and more ridiculous with all the spoofs. And then after the spoofs comes photos of people that look like the Mona Lisa. Let’s call this “The […]

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Drop the dash

Wal-Mart drops the dash

Instead of being called Wal-Mart, it’s now Walmart. No more dash—but wait—that’s not a dash! It’s a hyphen. Grammarly explains: A hyphen (-) is a punctuation mark that’s used to join words or parts of words. It’s not interchangeable with other types of dashes. A dash is longer than a hyphen and is commonly used […]

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IWU Breakthrough recruiting viewbook: page 29 School of Art

IWU: Push past the boundaries of your creativity

My four years as an art major at Illinois Wesleyan University were some of the best years of my life. The students and professors taught me how to think critically as an artist. We weren’t just technical drones producing work, we were deep in theory, analysis, and critiques of our work. To this day, my […]

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baby name Velcro

How you can name your child Velcro

Velcro. Wouldn’t that be a great name for your child? Velcro, I’m stuck on you! I like to joke around with my wife that our 18-month-old daughter’s name is Velcro. Sometimes I’ll tell my daughter we almost named her Velcro. I love the name Velcro. But in our household that name will never fly–even as […]

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