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City Reliquary

posted on 30 Jun 2012 01:43 by Sara Spink

This place. My NFT Brooklyn guide calls Williamsburg's City Reliquary a clever little museum, and it is not wrong. Chock full of fascinating artifacts that are in truth displayed more or less like reliquaries a la multifarious hole-in-the-wall locales in Italy, this museum is self-consciously witty and endearingly homespun. Primarily featuring typewritten or handwritten labels, and objects...

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Edouard Vuillard & Kehinde Wiley — The Jewish Museum

posted on 29 Jun 2012 01:53 by Sara Spink

Over the past month or so since graduation—has it really been so long already?—and following the turmoil of the fabled NYC apartment hunt, I've been spending my free time in museums and stockpiling notes for an extensive series of blog posts. So there is much to come (and soon!) to make up for how remiss I've been over the course of the school year First up: Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His...

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The Many Sides of Prezi

posted on 08 May 2012 20:08 by Sara Spink

Prezi is a really versatile tool that I’ve come to appreciate not just for the opportunities it offers for presentations but also for brainstorming and organization. One of the aspects I like best is the ability to evolve my presentation alongside my research. I’ve also found Prezi to enhance the preparatory stages of my work, even when my the project itself concerns a different medium. For...

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Wikis in the Classroom

posted on 20 Mar 2012 20:49 by Sara Spink

Kimon Keramidas, the Assistant Director of the Digital Media Lab (DML) at the Bard Graduate Center on West 86th Street, has asked me to contribute some blog posts from the student perspective for the DML website. Here is the first of the series, discussing the advantages wikis present for the classroom and the diverse ways I've seen them used to meet various needs. I think it fortunate that in...

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Gardens of the Alhambra at NYBG

posted on 30 Aug 2011 03:54 by Sara Spink

When I read about the New York Botanical Garden's re-creation of the Alhambra Gardens I was raring to go – and, not having been there before, was not aware that the exhibit's installation in the Haupt Conservatory necessarily imposed particular limitations on its extent (notably a restricted space and floorplan). Consequently my minds-eye view of its potential was, perhaps, a bit lofty (read:...

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