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"san francisco museum modern art" Discussed on 99% Invisible

99% Invisible

05:29 min | 1 year ago

"san francisco museum modern art" Discussed on 99% Invisible

"This is ninety nine percent invisible. I'm roman mars. Don't trust anyone who doesn't love a good map even something as everyday everyday in basic as rand mcnally road atlas could occupy me for our first in the backseat of a hot car but if you want my eyes to literally dilate with excitement segment show me a three d. physical scale model of a city. There's one of these in san francisco a forty one thirty seven foot scale model of the city that was created created in the late nineteen thirties and then lost for decades. It was recently unearthed refurbished in distributed in pieces to neighborhood libraries. I had heard what about this crazy model years ago. Some cryptic allusion to it may be in the chronicle. They just said there was this enormous normal scale model of san francisco that once was on display briefly and then vanished the idea that there was a miniature world. There's something just so irresistible. Your child like brain. This model of the city is a tangible three d roadmap through time and space triggering stories. He's from san francisco's past realities of the present and visions of the future. These stories were collected by the kitchen sisters. David nelson n. nikki silva in produced houston into the gorgeous audio collage. We're going to play for you today. Here's nikki solo our story begins with this gigantic handmade model made up of over six six thousand tiny carved buildings and bridges forgotten for almost eighty years it involves artists curator's poets planners and a mega collaboration between s._f. Moma and twenty nine branches of the san francisco public library this abject has become the catalyst for over one hundred public programs throughout san francisco. It's activated bicycle tours. It's lured in thousands of locals and tourists than historians triggered people's oppose memories and generated questions and ideas about how we can go forward as a city keeping dynamic and diverse and justin hospitable biddable protecting the environment a pretty tall order for an object welcome to san francisco stories from the model city. The nineteen thirty eight model was made to the scale of one inch to one hundred feet from fun where considerable carving was required poplar sugar pine were the woods used list shrubbery growing on the map is made of wire wool pieces of sponge and beat seeds and stella lachmann associate for public public dialogue at the san francisco museum modern art and the current keeper of the model three quarters of a century different keepers for this thing. It's a very very big object to keep the entire model when it's reassembled is almost forty by forty feet absolutely colossal. I'm dr gray bracken geographer vert u._c. berkeley. I was alerted that this model existed by some of the custodians of the u._c. Warehouse fortunately blue dumpster it the reason for building owners to put a lot of people to work during the depression twelve hundred men months of labor according to the w._p._a. Records about thirty five people working every week for two years. The other thing was to create this this model as a planning and educational tool that would always be on public display. This took place during the nineteen thirties when the city was being completely transformed harmed by the new deal public works projects the two bridges the eastshore freeway the airports treasure island this model. It's a three dimensional freeze frame of what the city was like at the time of the treasure island world's fair just before pearl harbor at the time of the world's fair the model city featuring every every single structure in every single neighborhood was still under construction but there's a photograph of eleven women wearing ingrid bergman style hats and capes lined up along a finished portion of the model on display for the first time and one thousand nine hundred thirty nine on treasure island. I hear green come through the golden gate international exposition on man made pleasure island treasure island is a artificial lila and named after the robert louis stevenson island made by piling up sand and rocks in the bay created for the great international exposition. The world's fair of nineteen thirty nine nineteen forty sort of a u. n. like feeling the brotherhood of pacific nations and i'm gary camelia author of cool grey city of love forty-nine views of san francisco marin reflections bring beauty from the sky the the whole world's fair concepts were kind of psychedelic fantastic made up architecture an enormous courts incredible lighting up model would be a perfect fit for treasure island the whole city in one room angel.

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"san francisco museum modern art" Discussed on The Digital Story

The Digital Story

04:45 min | 1 year ago

"san francisco museum modern art" Discussed on The Digital Story

"And a part of the peel was the way that they were cropped he most of them were cropped as squares or just slightly off square. So they're mainly shoulders up so their head and shoulders portrait's in a lot of times, not always, but a lot of times the face was, you know, angled directly at the camera or slightly off axis from the camera. So as you're looking at these things, you just boom feel like you're right there in one of the things that I've learned with Instagram over the years, is that the images that just really jump out of. That square frame are the ones that often have the most appeal for viewers. In other words, you know they don't have to search through all the little elements in the frame. There's this a couple major items here going on. They can digest it quickly, there, usually scrolling through the images quickly, they can digest it, and then appreciate it, and then, of course, move on. And I think that, that works even beyond Instagram. I think that can work in other as and even prints, and as I was looking at these big prints that, you know, crop tightly and squares frames that were hanging on the wall. I just could just take them in so easily. And at the same time, I really felt like I could pick up the vibe of the subject. You know, I didn't really have to, to search through it. The fact that there was repetition of this. I think that contributed to it. And of course, this was his style. So I'm not saying that. You know, suddenly I'm going to start cropping all my images, this way are making all my portrait's this way. But I like the idea of having them accessible and with a certain sense of urgency to them. I thought that was pretty cool as something that I had reserved a mainly for my Instagram work, but now, you know, who knows I may broaden that scope to other areas as well. So those were my five takeaways from my visit to San Francisco museum modern art hanging out with Andy Warhol art is what you can get away with the photograph doesn't need to be the end. Product repetition, can be interesting. Be bold with color and take an Instagram approach to your portrait's. Tell you. I'm looking at some of those shots where I've played with some of these things, maybe a phase who knows. But right now I'm having a blast with them. All about image quality size and resolution for publishing your gallery online. So this is a piece of got off the portfolio box blog that I thought was really interesting. You know, when I was the moderator for the skyline Facebook, public photography group. One of the questions got all the time. What's the best way to prepare my images for display online? And, you know, so they always wanted to know things like, you know, the dimensions was the best dimensions, because there's some compression, that's going to happen. And, you know, does DP I make a difference daas per inch does that make a difference, you know, stuff like that. So that was something that I answered a lot. And then I start thinking about, well the portfolio bauxite, what's the best way to prepare my images for that? So I found this article that I like and. By the way, this information most of the information, be helpful regardless, if you're publishing to portfolio bauxite or not. I hope at some point you do because I think you'd be really happy, but let me give you some of their tips. This is from them telling you how to best prepare your images for portfolio box galley, or basically any other gallery. All right. First of all, DPI dots per inch only matters when it comes to printing or scanning and lot of people cannot get their head around this DPI value has no effect on the quality of the image. Viewed on a screen or uploaded online for this sort of thing. Now, if you're printing, yes, it, it makes a big difference, but for displaying online, don't worry about it. I just have some standard setting on expert three hundred PPI or something like that. It's not something that you really have to worry about okay? At least according to these folks, and that has been my experience. As well. Now before uploading your images online, rather support folio box or anywhere else. Make sure that the color profile is s RGB..

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