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10 April 2010
by andrew

a system of signs

Sometimes, in the library, information seeks you. Books on the hold shelf come wrapped in sheets of paper fastened with rubber bands. This is next to the self-checkout machine. Self-checkout has its perils. So do certain kinds of micro- readers. … Continue reading

10 April 2010
by andrew
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clarity is cold comfort

It’s just incredible to me that the temperature has fallen to near freezing tonight, and possibly will drop below that. Don’t get me wrong, even though I’m from the mildness of coastal California (the Bay Area, mainly), I’ve spent the … Continue reading

9 April 2010
by andrew
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pointed and shot

I finally remembered to bring “my” camera to the library today. Keep in mind that the windows areĀ  dirty, I’ve actually borrowed this camera and barely used it before, I don’t know anything about how to set lighting/zoom/etc properly though … Continue reading

3 April 2010
by andrew
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seeing and believing

Alana Newhouse’s article about photographer Roman Vishniac, his photographs, the stories he told with and about those photographs, and the evidence that challenges those stories, is really kind of fantastic. Never heard of Vishniac? (I hadn’t.) Not sure you’re interested? … Continue reading