Karen Mortillaro Anamorphic Artist & Carrollian: Alice in Wonderland Series Video

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.

J Paul Getty Collection Online in BETA

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.

Latest Disney Alice Film Not Based on Carroll

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.

Please Welcome Our New BlogMasters!

RabbitLogoSmRI’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: blogmaster@lewiscarroll.org. Thanks, Matt and Wendy, and thank you all.  — Andrew

We Need a New LCSNA BlogMaster ASAP!

Humpty ShoutingThe Time Has Come, the Walrus Said:

I’ve been maintaining the LCSNA blog, Facebook page, and Twitter postings for a while now, and due to my many other professional commitments, I need to find a successor as soon as possible.  If you are a member of the LCSNA, are a bit tech-savvy (we use WordPress for our blog, and it’s pretty easy), are extremely reliable, and have 2-3 hours a week free to maintain our social media, please write to me post-haste at: blogmaster@lewiscarroll.org so that I can tell you more about this very important role.

THANKS!

Andrew

Another Use of the Latest Technology to Tell the Wonderland Story

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.

New Boy George Album Includes a Wonderland-Inspired Track

Boy George Promo ShotPop 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.

More on Madness and Uncle Skeffington Lutwidge

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.

Facebook Pages Dedicated to Alice and Illustrations

If you are a Facebook user, you probably already know that there are a number of Facebook pages that pay tribute to Alice illustrations, or have other Carrollian connections.  Here are just a handful, in case you’ve missed any of them.  TIP: You can find these and others under our “Likes” section on our Facebook page.  If you know of more, please send us the link!

Wonderland Books

Alice in Wonderland Inspired Photography, Movies and Art 

Alice’s Bloody Adventures in Wonderland

 

 

 

 

Calling all Mimsy Minions! Blog Posts Needed!

Mr. Dodgson dreaming up a new blog post….

Attention, all Mimsy Minions! (If Lady Gaga can dub her fans “Little Monsters” then surely Lewis Carroll’s must be called “Mimsy Minions”.)  It’s a lot of work to keep up with nifty Carrollian information for our blog.  Please pitch in and show your colors!  Submit any blog-worthy items (with URLs where appropriate) to me at: blogmaster@lewiscarroll.org.  Do this early and often!  Let’s demonstrate just how nifty blog crowdsourcing can be.  Thanks!  :-)