Mental pictures


Stringing thoughts together

This mobile tower rose stark in contrast against a field of blue sky today. While framing the shot an airplane flew across the viewfinder and I shuttered.

Reminded of 9/11, I gave pause.

The reflection evolved into a string of thoughts about visual “signatures” or some other word I can’t pinpoint. (postnote: someone mentioned “eyeworm” and I thought it was right on)

One of the first things I worked on after college was a CD-ROM for Bartlett’s Quotations. An ambitious effort before technology was mature enough to let the project flourish, there was an interesting facet where different media was integrated into a timeline.

There was a movie clip of a white Bronco speeding down the freeway with the jitter of a helicopter’s perspective. A sound sample of Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer.” Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam. I’m not sure how effective those examples were, but it’s something curious indeed I’d like to explore someday.