From our good friends at the Cassady Collection at USC (hosts of our Fall Meeting 2013) comes this entry to their annual Wonderland Award. Quite stunning. You can see the entire collection of videos uploaded by the Wonderland Awards on their YouTube channel here.
How cool is this? A chef actually created a drink that has all the flavors of Alice’s Drink Me bottle! Although he does need to come up with a better vessel in my opinion. Barkeep, a round for the table please!
A very nice video on YouTube featuring our fellow Carrollian (and Fall Meeting 2013 host) Karen Mortillaro and her anamorphic sculpture, including her extensive Alice in Wonderland series.
The J. Paul Getty museum is putting its collection online, which is currently in beta. Fortunately, some of the items available in the beta are nine Dodgson photos.
It should come as no surprise that the latest in Disney’s Johnny Depp-fueled Alice films is not based on Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. The director speaks.
I’m delighted to announce that Matt Crandall and Wendy Lane Crandall have graciously (and jointly) agreed to take over the job of blogmaster for the LCSNA effective immediately so that I can focus on my growing workload.
It’s been a pleasure being blogmaster for you all, and I hope you will remember to keep sending Mat and Wendy new items regularly via: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, Matt and Wendy, and thank you all. — Andrew
These days, we’re all seeing our beloved Victorian era (but let’s face it, timeless) Alice books retold using various forms of cutting edge technology. Here’s another example, this time from Adobe, that plays with special CSS (cascading style sheet, for non-developer folks) tags to tell the story in a stylish, web-based environment. You will note that the graphic design is quite distinctive, as well. Alice looks like a cross between a goth bobby-soxer and a dominatrix. And the caterpillar with the hookah–well, I confess the image did make me think “hookah” when I saw it!
Regardless of what you think of the project’s success in telling the Wonderland story well, it’s technically impressive. And it’s always fun to see that Lewis Carroll’s works continue to inspire people all over the globe. (If the video doesn’t show below, try reloading this page in your browser.)
And if you’d like to read more about how the Adobe team created this sample, click me.
Pop singer and pop culture icon Boy George (formerly of Culture Club) credits a passage from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as the inspiration for the song “Any Road” from his new album, This is What I Do. There is alas no video yet for this track, but apparently George uses a Wonderland theme to address the various paths one can choose in life, and his own choice to step away from the various forms of addiction that have dogged him in the past.
To read more of the article from web site The Quietus, and see promo clips from some of the album’s other tracks, click me.
Addendum: Inconvenient People author Sarah Wise (see prior post) has kindly shared with us the dates of two more blog posts from her web site that reference Uncle Skeffington Lutwidge: May 19, 2013 and June 27, 2013.
To visit Ms. Wise’s site, click me.