Downton Abbey: season two trailer

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By Katie Herzig in Video on Saturday 24 December 2011

All my friends seem to be pirating the new season of Downton Abbey because they can’t wait for it to come out in the US. I got sucked into the first season a few months ago and consumed it immediately. I have been waiting for season two, but haven’t had a chance to see it […]

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The PBS Off Book series takes on Memes

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By Heath Fradkoff in Video on Wednesday 24 August 2011

Memes — creative elements passed virally from person to person — have become commonplace across the Internet, ping-ponging from community to community. In this piece, the latest in the PBS Off Book series, artists and trend researchers dig into this phenomenon, explore the origins of recent Memes, and contemplate the appeal of mass-collaboration.

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PBS’s Off Book series takes on typography

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By Heath Fradkoff in Video on Tuesday 9 August 2011

The latest in the Off Book series from PBS, this video explores the diversity of typographic expression in everything from poster design to infographics. Off Book: Type features conversations with graphic designer Paula Scher, font designers Tobias Frere-Jones and Jonathan Hoefler, the experimental designer Eddie Opara, and cutting-edge info-graphic creators, Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser.

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Light Painting in PBS Arts’ Off Book art series

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By Heath Fradkoff in Video on Saturday 30 July 2011

Off Book, the new PBS Arts web series focused on on experimental and non-traditional art, kicks off with a great piece on Light Painting. Harkening back to founders of modern photography, like Man Ray, today’s light painters push digital imagery to its limits. The piece features modern artists, Aurora Crowley and Patrick Rochon, as they […]

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