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glass orb…now with in-flight video

From NPR:

Artist Tim Tate creates work that occupies a strange place between Old World art and New World technology.

He creates ornate reliquaries — bulb-shaped glass cases that each contain a tiny video screen and player. On the screen loops a short movie of a girl walking down the sidewalk, or of an old woman baking a pie.

“I love video,” says Tate, co-founder of The Washington Glass School. “[I] grew up, like many kids in the country, with my chin in my hand, lying on my stomach, watching endless movies.”

But it was a miniature television that his aunt had, a model popular in the 1960s, that inspired his current work.

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.