As we all dig deeper into our personal well of distractions, how many of you find yourselves trying to remember what the hell you did for fun before, live music, bars, and Netflix? You know: the olden days before yelling at distance cousins about their out-of-touch political views on social media. Well, if you look […]
Gianofer Fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
It’s no secret that we live in the age of digital images. If you have a smartphone, you can search for an apartment or find true-ish love, perhaps both by looking at an image. While the technology is relatively new, people have used the content of images to create narratives since the first cave paintings. […]
Jo Jensen is a retired teacher and artist bursting with creativity. Her latest body of work features her favorite R and B artists like Marvin Gaye and Big Mama Thornton, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Otis Redding, and, last but not least…Little Walter. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Jensen tells contributor gianofer fields that while […]
In a song entitled A House is not a Home, Luther Vandross croons “A chair is just a chair, until someone is sitting there,” a lyric made more meaningful when the empty chair is a symbol for someone who is never to return. Even though there is a woman in the forefront, the center of […]
Dave the Potter was an artisan enslaved in South Carolina from his birth in 1801 until the end of the Civil War. His impressive body of work includes 27 stoneware storage jars. One of his large pots is at the center of an exhibit entitled The Dave Project: Exploring African-American Material Culture. It is part […]
According to contributor gianofer fields, those of us who are unfamiliar with the ways of Social Media may question the validity of the Insta famous. Her advice: you might want to start taking it seriously. Curating your life on Social Media could open up income opportunities, connect you to a community, or ruin your life. […]