I was recently introduced to Devour.com, a fantastic website that posts a well-chosen collection of videos found around the web. While I have spent many hours devouring the contents of the website, I continually come back to the first video I watched there, “Moments,” by Everynone – a beautiful short film that captures the little things that make up every day experience. I also recommend Everynone’s “Words.”
I am rather intrigued by GnomeBomb, a new blog documenting the adventures of a gnome in New York City.
I don’t have anything in particular to say except, “Watch this.”
I love pretty much everything Improv Everywhere does, but their latest project especially resonates with me because they eerily read my mind and made a video of my thoughts. Posing as NYC’s Department of Transportation, they set up a “Tourist Lane” (slow lane) and a “New Yorker Lane” (fast lane) on a sidewalk in Manhattan and directed pedestrians accordingly. As a fast-walking New Yorker, I am thrilled that they did this.
While out for a long walk in Manhattan last week, I came across an incredible art installation entitled “Walking Men Worldwide.” Artist Maya Barkai collected images of 99 walking men from cities around the world and covered the walls surrounding a construction site with their life-size images. I like to imagine all 99 of those figures coming to life and exploring New York with me! The installation will remain at 99 Church Street until January 2010.
CoverSpy is a fascinating blog that makes me miss those beautiful short moments one shares with one’s fellow New Yorkers. Here’s the creators’ description: “A team of publishing nerds hits the subways, streets, parks & bars to find out what New Yorkers are reading now.”