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Roundup June, 23 2011

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01. Architecture City Guide: Indianapolis

“This week, with the help of our readers, we visited Indianapolis for our Architecture City Guide. Our readers suggested a lot of really nice buildings and we greatly appreciate their help. Indianapolis’s numerous sporting events and conventions continually draw crowds to this industrious state capital throughout the year. It is only fitting that there is an architecture city guide for its various contemporary buildings. As a seat of government and industry, Indianapolis also boasts a nice variety of historic architecture that is worth seeing.” (ArchDaily).

02. Collaborative Tattooing – Saved Tattoo NYC (Above)

“Artists Thomas Hooper and Chris O’Donnell collaborate on full back tattoo. Session one. Music: This Will Destroy You.” (Taylor Toole).

03. What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years

“Time has not been kind to Louis Armstrong’s postwar career. Though Satchmo’s recorded output, film and television appearances, and worldwide touring brought him a level of success virtually unprecedented in jazz, the critical establishment, then and now, largely dismisses this era as entertaining fluff at best, “blackface buffoonery” at worst. Ricky Riccardi’s What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years intends to rehabilitate “the most misunderstood period of the life of a genius”, to look behind Armstrong’s grin to reveal that, even if the music may have been less groundbreaking, it was still an impressive achievement worthy of consideration.” (JazzTimes).

04. Some Notes on Streaming

“Right now I’m working on a new book: Streaming: Movies, Media and Instant Access. So I’d like to preview it here, in my first column for Flow, to put my stamp on it, for one thing, but also to sketch out some of the recent developments in streaming technology, particularly as it applies to the moving image. Netflix built its business model on delivering DVDs to the doorstep of its customers; this effectively killed Blockbuster Video’s brick-and-mortar, “go to the store” model, just as Amazon did with books, thus wiping out a large number of independent bookstores, even large chains, throughout the world.” (FlowTV).

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