Showing posts from March, 2008
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Amy Stein creates amazing dioramas that explore her own version of natural history in her photographic series called "Domesticated." The photographs in this series were inspired after meeting a number of taxidermists and becoming interested in the psychology behind venturing into the wild to kill an animal and then paying a considerable amount of money to reanimate it and make it a permanent fixture in the living room. "To me this practice came to perfectly symbolize our schizophrenic relationship with the natural world. We consciously insulate ourselves from the wild around us and the wild within us, and then we subconsciously long to reconnect with the natural world. The images often involve re-creations of real stories of human and animal encounters in a small town in Pennsylvania that borders a forest. Once she has a story that she finds interesting, she researches the behavior of the animal involved, scouts locations, casts people and secures the appropriate taxi
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As you may or may not know I'm a web analytics nut, I devour anything WA. Anyhow it seems that the great Avinash Kaushik is on the move again. If Google Analytics wasn't enough we now have 4Q and it's FREE! Getting voice of customer info like this is clutch, I was about to build out an app to do this but there's no need now.