I am Jin. This blog is a scrapbook of shiny things. I read a lot of books and make art as a MFA student at UC Berkeley. Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My portfolio is here. Fast but mostly loose over at Tumblr.
1. Sigur Ros – Brennisteinn 2. Neil Young – Guitar Solo 4 (Dead Man soundtrack) 3. Neil Young – Guitar Solo 5 (Dead Man soundtrack) 4. Portishead – Deep Water 5. Portishead – We Carry On 6. Portishead – Machine Gun 7. Radiohead – The Butcher 8. Radiohead – All I Need 9. Tom Waits […]
It is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to ‘be happy.’ But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy.’ – Viktor Frankl I read an article in The Atlantic that differentiates between the concepts of happiness and meaning […]
I found the music of Violeta Parra through the readings for my Southern Border class. She was one of the primary figures in the style of ’60s Chilean folk music called the nuevo cancion. (This movement also included Victor Jara, whose story is a true tragedy. As it happens, he is one of the musicians […]
Photographers: Nakata, Wilshire, Haugerud, Fisher The photos are from USGS‘ collection of Loma Prieta photos. That second to last one is Tom Brokaw writing his on-air speech. I’ve never heard of any of those photographers, and for the most part, that is true for most of the photographers whose work consistute public archives. The benefits […]
Berlin art/culture mag i-Ref did a short feature on some of my photos from China. The text is in German, so I’m not sure what exactly it says, but here is what I sent them, for you English-speaking masses: In 2009, I traveled to Shanghai to visit family and witnessed the fury of construction in […]