Westworld (TV)

Since this is a journal of sorts, adding this here for posterity, since Westworld was a show I enjoyed, particularly the first season, season 3 not so much.

As a visual maker and processor this show certainly goes under the visual spectacle tag, with a healthy sprinkling of good sci-fi and excellent storytelling (esp, season 1) for the last part.

p.s. there is almost no media I readily re-watch, re-read, re-do, but this is one show where it is a joy to give it a second viewing once all the spoilers have been revealed, to really marvel at the story unfold.

Top 5 TV Shows
(2015 EOY Edition)

These may or may not have come out this year, but I saw them this year, so this post is a wrap up of my favorite shows I watched in 2015.

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  1. Fargo (Season 1)
  2. Game of Thrones (Season 5)
  3. hinterland [y gwyll] (Season 1)
  4. True Detective (Season 1)
  5. Master of None (Season 1)

It’s that time again,
that’s right Murakami Bingo!

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With the latest book out, which I’m currently reading, the so far ho hum Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage definitely has all the hallmarks of a good Bingo play so far – I think urban ennui and unusual name were first though train station was most prominent so far. Be sure to check out the whole think on the artists own website and stay tuned for a full review.

Chicago!

I’m always posting nostalgia inducing videos of nyc,
but Chicago has some amazing architecture, and
an amazing lake, that combo is hard to compete with.

Digital Performance

I’ve often thought about how to bring digital effects to a live performance. What are the characteristics of something being digital and how to translate those ideas to something in front of a live audience. I think this certainly shows some of the possibilities. Really nicely done in that regard.