Saturday, March 01, 2008
In November 2004, Frank Warren handed out 3,000 postcards to strangers. He invited people to write down a secret anonymously and mail it to him. Each secret had to be true and something that had never been shared with another person. These initial secrets were exhibited in Washington, D.C., later that year. After the first exhibition closed, word of the project spread. People began crafting their own homemade postcards and the artful secrets began arriving from every continent.
Today, Warren has received more than 150,000 postcards and they continue to come at a rate of about 1,000 per week. Every Sunday, Warren posts secrets on his award-winning website (www.PostSecret.com), which has been viewed more than 100 million times. This international phenomenon has spawned three New York Times bestselling books with a fourth, A Lifetime of Secrets, published in October 2007. One of HarperCollins most sought after speakers, Warren has spoken at dozens of college campuses and appeared on international media including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, BBC, CBC and NPR.
The PostSecret exhibition features more than 400 postcards that bring together the most powerful, poignant, and beautifully intimate secrets Warren has received. Why is PostSecret so appealing? It is because Warren has tapped into the universal stuff of being human, the collective, often unconscious level of existence that defies age, culture, gender, and economics. Addictively compelling, the cards reveal our deepest fears, desires, regrets, and obsessions. The exhibition brilliantly reveals that human emotion can be unique and universal at the same time. The secrets are both provocative and profound, and the cards themselves are works of art. Carefully and creatively constructed by hand, the postcards are made from cardboard, old photographs, wedding invitations, and other personal items artfully decorated and have traveled to Warren from all over the world.
He continues to call himself an "accidental artist" because he has no artist background or training. "I have been asked many times why I started this. It still feels to me as though this project found me. All I try to do is make the right decisions every day to protect the integrity of the project-and learn to trust the journey."
Chris Roberts-Antieau : Art Show
The Sideshow - views about U.S. politics from the U.K.
Chomsky vs Buckley
Two political super-powers go head to head in this 1969 debate
University of Pennsylvania phonetician Mark Liberman.
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Thursday, February 28, 2008
iPod Touch Tricks
OBAMA WILL WALK YOUR DOGS WHEN YOU'RE ON VACATION
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Swampland - TIME's political blog
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Hillary and Obama Debate skit - SNL
Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey on Update
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Encyclopedia of Life
Free wi-fi hotspots: wifi cafes coffee shops hotels airports
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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COMMENTARY ON POLITICS AND THE CONTINUATION OF POLICY BY OTHER MEANS
Lynn Sweet - The scoop from Washington (Chicago Sun-Times)
Right Wing Nut House
recognition that conservatism needs to have its best and brightest
strike out and find new ways of defining what it means to be a
conservative in 21st century America. Obviously, my poor efforts here
on this blog amount to little except some relatively unformed,
nebulous thoughts on what I see as a need for this change. I make no
claim to being an intellectual or even that thoughtful. But where
else can you pour your brains out and examine the contents but a
blog? That is what I'm doing here and I hope you take it for what
it's worth; the musings of a concerned conservative who is unhappy
with the state of the right as it stands now.
Sweetness & Light