Derek Jarman’s Blue

Poignant and gorgeous - a film of a single frame of blue and Jarman's account of becoming sightless, losing friends to AIDS, and a variety of other reflections. It would be amazing to sit in a large room watching this film. Segment 1 Interview   Gorgeous:


The Shame Affect - from the Tomkins Institute website article: When Positive Affects are Thwarted, Shame Happens Why are shame and pride such central motives? How can loss of face be more intolerable than loss of life? How can hanging the head in shame so mortify the spirit? In contrast to all other affects, shame is … Continue reading Shame

Living Archives

  Info from the Living Archives Research Project site: Living Archives addresses the challenges facing the digitized society through (1) the phenomena of public cultural heritage archives that increasingly are being digitized, and (2) the practices of archiving that are dramatically being transformed because of networked technologies. Researchers in the project see archives as living social … Continue reading Living Archives

“What is essential is invisible to the eye.”- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I've used this line of Saint-Exupéry's in a work of art in the past. It was an enormous over-sized version of The Little Prince that I created for a museum exhibition, and it included also an audio recording created by my friend, Karen Cellini. “Man is first animated by invisible solicitations.” Maria Popova writes here … Continue reading “What is essential is invisible to the eye.”- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


invisible [in-viz-uh-buh l] See more synonyms on adjective 1. not visible; not perceptible by the eye: invisible fluid. 2. withdrawn from or out of sight; hidden: an invisible seam. 3. not perceptible or discernible by the mind: invisible differences. 4. not ordinarily found in financial statements or reflected in statistics or a listing: Goodwill … Continue reading in-vis-i-ble

Social invisibility

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Social invisibility occurs when, to a material degree, the social network that would ordinarily bind a group to the larger society is inadvertently or intentionally pruned, ultimately leaving the subgroup as a social "island".[citation needed] The social influence of a group subject to invisibility is diminished, much like the position … Continue reading Social invisibility


vis•i•ble (vĭzˈə-bəl) ► adj. Possible to see; perceptible to the eye: a visible object. adj. Obvious to the eye: a visible change of expression. adj. Being often in the public view; conspicuous. More at Wordnik from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition


in•vis•i•ble (ĭn-vĭzˈə-bəl) ► adj. Impossible to see; not visible: Air is invisible. adj. Not accessible to view; hidden: mountain peaks invisible in the fog. adj. Not easily noticed or detected; inconspicuous: "The poor are politically invisible” ( Michael Harrington). More at Wordnik from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition