Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! This is a .GIF that I made to share on social media at work, but it’s so cute that I thought I’d share it here too!

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I’ve been wanting to learn to weave for a while now. I’ve been staring at Esty/Instagram/Pinterest and all of the beautiful hand-woven wall hangings that crafters have made all around the world, and I’ve been itching to try my hand at making my own. It’s a natural next step from knitting, and it’s a great […]

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Over the course of the semester, I have been thinking a lot about why we take photographs. I think it has something to do with a phenomenon similar to Barthes’ punctum. In Camera Lucida, Barthes explains punctum as something that “wounds,” “pierces,” and is something that we can only know once we feel it. The punctum is something that surpasses […]

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I was out with a friend a little over a month ago and it was a pretty cold day in February, so I decided that, because I was cold, I needed to knit a sweater. So, we stopped by the local knitting store, and I picked up 8 skeins of yarn and some circular needles so I […]

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I was browsing the Internet looking for some information for a potential essay topic on selfies for HIST 5702w, when I came across this GIF of nineteenth-century photographer, Nadar’s “Revolving” Self-Portrait (c. 1865). This GIF and it’s original photograph were too fun to think about, so I decided to write a quick blog post about them! […]

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I’ve been wanting to learn how to make GIFs for a while now. I see them being used by Archives and Libraries to animate their collections all the time on Tumblr, and I wanted to do something similar with the archival materials available at work. So tonight, I decided to sit down and learn how […]

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I consider myself to be a bit of a nerd. I enjoy going to Comic Con (mostly the ones held in Ottawa and Montreal so far) to celebrate nerd culture and sci-fi/pop culture with other like-minded people. I love seeing all the cosplay costumes, the vendors, and just wandering around the convention halls taking it […]