Also after a few months delay, here are some pictures from Orr’s trip to Japan and China in the spring.
My trip was from March 27 to April 28 this year. The China set is larger because I had more time to take pictures there. When I went to China I was curious to see how it would compare to Japan, and [the first pictures of each set] epitomize my impression of the difference (although spending only a few days each in the two largest cities, Beijing and Shanghai, may not be enough to make a judgment). In Japan everything seems closely packed together and well organized, while in China things are spread farther apart and somewhat chaotic, although the government intends to keep tight control. For example, in Japan even the biggest buildings are often just a few inches apart, but in China there is much more space between the buildings, the streets are wide and there are sidewalks, at least in those two cities. In Japan people tend to obey laws for traffic and pedestrians, but in China… well, I could hardly tell if there are any such laws.
In May my sister and I visited our dad at his studio in Old Town, Eureka, CA. After a few months delay, here are some photographs.
Have you tried Photosynth? If you haven’t you might want to take a look. It’s a web application that stitches together digital photos in 3-D and then allows you to navigate them in 3-D. It’s the coolest technology I’ve seen from Microsoft in a long time. Unfortunately, it only works with Windows so far.
I just uploaded a synth of Orr’s exhibit, A Bridge to Japan, at the Morris Graves Museum just to try it out. There aren’t quite enough photos for them to all mesh completely but you can still see all of them if you change to grid view.
Take a look and let us know what you think!
Orr and Nick just drove down to San Diego for Comic-Con. If you’ve never been there it’s really big, really crowded, and pretty overwhelming. Even if you run around for all four and a half days it’s not possible to see everything you want to see.
Orr is staying in the Los Angeles area for another week to visit museums and galleries.