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 email@example.com. My portfolio is here. Fast but mostly loose over at Tumblr.
I’m coming around to the idea of embracing amateur status. Making a living and making art are two different objectives for me. It’d be nice if I could hit two birds, but in the end being a professional means thinking about a career in a way that always stresses me out. I’ve seen this same […]
[Audio clip: view full post to listen] 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 […]
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 […]