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"Ain't No Reason"
Brett Dennen

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Comment by Pypermarru1 on June 15, 2011 at 4:52pm
Sweet.  I'm loving these 'then and nows' that you got going.  Some reason, they really strike my fancy.  I'm fascintated with them all.
Comment by Geoff on June 15, 2011 at 6:10pm
Clever transition. Ralph Rosenblum was the editor who first created the old-black-and-white-photos-gradually saturating-and-transitioning-into-moving-images gag. He did it--and we mostly see it--at the beginning of period dramas when they use a sequence of authentic photographs to situate you temporally, but the last one is a still frame from the movie that has been processed to look old.
Comment by Marie on June 15, 2011 at 8:02pm
*sigh* Love the music. Like Pyper, I'm fascinated with this series.
Comment by peacenik on June 16, 2011 at 1:23am

I love Berkeley....the old and the new!!


Comment by BlancheNoE on June 16, 2011 at 12:10pm

These are always a little sad to me when I can't recognize one of the old buildings.

DAMN YOU IMPERMANENCE !,..okay, not really.

Cool as always, NJ.

Comment by NatureJunkie on June 16, 2011 at 4:06pm

Thanks much, y'all. Blanche, as it happens, the building on the right corner is the same one that was standing in the original photo. And the campanile (clock tower) in the distance is still standing, but the view of it from this angle in the city is now obscurred by trees.


Which makes me realize that the date on the photo is wrong. The campanile was finished in 1914, so the photo had to be taken sometime after that. Ooooh, I love being a history detective!

Comment by SydTheSkeptic on June 22, 2011 at 5:45pm
History detective!!  NJ, you've given me a great idea for a student project!  As usual, you rock!
Comment by NatureJunkie on June 23, 2011 at 3:41pm
@ Syd: Oooh, I wanna know what the history detective project is! Will it involve photography?
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on June 23, 2011 at 3:54pm

My teaching partner and I will be teaching World Studies this year (I'm the English half, he's the History half). We're starting out with a project on how to think like historians so we'll use primary docs and artifacts to create profiles much the way they do on crime dramas.  You wouldn't believe how popular those crime shows are with students.  The idea will be to create profiles of regions, cultures, events, etc. using nothing but what they can piece together using artifacts as a pretext for exploring the "big ideas" (exploration, trade, empires, etc.)


I'm meeting with my partner tomorrow to discuss the basic framework of the course.  I've always taught literacy using history to drive the content so teaching Humanities has been a great synthesis of all my interests. 

Comment by NatureJunkie on June 23, 2011 at 4:07pm
After you've worked out the details of the assignment, Syd, I'd really like it if you PM'd me and filled me in. You would not believe the serious hard-core interest I've had in the last 25 years in unlocking the secrets of found artifacts. One uncovered fact always leads to another. I've thought many times about vlogging about some of my projects, and maybe I eventually will pull it all together. But whatever you have in mind is tweaking my interest!


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