The trailing weekend of spring break always reveals the futility of my ambitious plans to “get work done.” That being said, I have recharged my batteries, done some fieldwork, and chipped away at a long-delayed project. So I can’t really complain too much.
On Monday, I spent about 5 hours completing the drawings of Corwin and Larimore Halls at Wesley College at the University of North Dakota.
On Tuesday, I worked with my old buddy Mike Wittgraf to document the sound of the Corwin/Larimore Hall, and we posted a video of the concert on the ole blog on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, I drove out to Minot State University on a brilliant spring day in North Dakotaland with the sun shining off the snow-filled fields and the crystal blue sky overhead. The biggest treat of the trip was a visit to the new gallery spaces in the library at Minot State. They were stunning and a remarkable reminder that despite all the hand-wringing about the death of the arts and humanities on college campuses, there is still great work going on that will undoubtedly fortify these programs, their students, and the community into the future.
Finally, on Thursday, I did get back to work, despite being distracted by the very short, shorts of the University of Rhode Island basketballing team, but I’ll admit that my little list of quick hits and varia is slightly more impoverished than usual, but here it is:
- Hesperia 87.1 has dropped.
- Hmm: “One might think that new technology would enable the work to be accomplished more quickly, but it in fact it tends to lead to a reduction in the amount of digging we can do.”
- The Badian coin collection at Rutgers.
- Archaeology of contemporary filmmaking.
- Kottke at 20.
- Emailing Trees.
- Nat Geo.
- A classy tweet.
- The differences between a $600 and $5000 watch.
- What I’m reading: Michael Z. Newman, Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America. 2017.
- What I’m listening to: Dizzy Gillespie, Afro.