Arts http://www.kplu.org en Archivists may want your old film, meeting in Seattle to talk about it http://www.kplu.org/post/archivists-may-want-your-old-film-meeting-seattle-talk-about-it <p>Capturing and playing back video of your kid’s first steps or a few minutes of concert footage is almost too easy with smart phones. The immediacy kind of makes you forget how much effort it was to break out the Super Eight camera and project it later in your living room.&nbsp;</p><p>This week as the Association of Moving Image Archivists hold their annual convention in Seattle, we are reminded that sometimes there is value in hanging on to outmoded technology. Hear to KPLU’s Monica Spain story by clicking the listen button above.</p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:22:00 +0000 Monica Spain 7256 at http://www.kplu.org Archivists may want your old film, meeting in Seattle to talk about it Could this be an early 'Mona Lisa?' http://www.kplu.org/post/could-be-early-mona-lisa <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISowhGz5wnk</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:15:13 +0000 Mark Memmott 6498 at http://www.kplu.org Could this be an early 'Mona Lisa?' Re-tracing the steps of a Civil War photographer on the anniversary of Antietam http://www.kplu.org/post/re-tracing-steps-civil-war-photographer-anniversary-antietam Today's <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/09/16/161248814/antietam-a-savage-day-in-american-history" target="_blank">150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam</a> got us thinking: What if Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner could revisit some of the original sites he photographed? If he used his equipment today, what would the images look like? That is: How have the landscapes changed — or stayed the same?<p><strong>How These Work</strong><p>The image you see below was shot in 2012 by wet plate photographer Todd Harrington. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:40:28 +0000 6357 at http://www.kplu.org Re-tracing the steps of a Civil War photographer on the anniversary of Antietam Why build a wall out of Jell-O? http://www.kplu.org/post/why-build-wall-out-jell-o <p>Just steps away from the Monorail station at the Seattle Center, a wall is being constructed out of Jell-O.&nbsp; A lightweight mortar holds the raspberry, orange and blackberry fusion "bricks" in place.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The Jell-O brick wall is the work of sculptors Lisa Hein and Robert Seng. It was commissioned as part of the 50 year celebration of the Seattle World's Fair. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:56:02 +0000 Paula Wissel 6116 at http://www.kplu.org Why build a wall out of Jell-O?