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Pixar Art Exhibit at MoMA, with Podcast 57

yodelingjedi writes "Pixar's CG models, paintings, pencil drawings, maquettes, color scripts, and sketches are the subject of the special exhibit Pixar: 20 Years of Animation, now being held at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC until February 6 of '06. A complete Pixar film retrospective is being shown as well. What's especially cool is that MoMA, like some other museums, is providing a Podcast you can load into your mp3 player and listen to as you're standing beside a specific artwork. Be sure to check out MoMA's RSS feed and listen to the Exhibition Guide (entries 670 to 688.) Each mp3 file corresponds to a numbered artwork. A link on the Pixar exhibit page, Listen to the audio program, brings up a Flash presentation with the same audio as the Podcast, but of lower quality. It does have sample images though. Perhaps MoMA should provide an enhanced Podcast? Enjoy!"
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Pixar Art Exhibit at MoMA, with Podcast

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  • So does the museum provide the iPod to you when you enter? So you can actually listen to the podcasts without having to bring an iPod of your own.
    • At the museum MOMA provides audio gizmos (they look like TV remotes) for listening to the exhibit audio. It's included in the admission (thank god because admission is pretty damn high.

      This is just a option for people to preload whatever mp3 play they have and not have to borrow one of the their things.
    • Re:Provide the iPod (Score:2, Interesting)

      by blondieeng ( 895888 )
      Oh, how nice. A running commentary of what people can listen to while enjoying the exhibit. I am Deaf. What options do I have to enhance my visit to this exhibit? Will a docent hand me a well-thumbed, stained transcript?
      Just another worthless feature for the masses.
      • Why don't you enquire at the exhibit, instead of asking on Slashdot?

        Worthless no, feature for the masses yes. But why should the masses not have something just because it is unavailable to a minority who cannot enjoy it? It's like saying nobody can go mountaineering because a few people in wheelchairs find it difficult.
        • I never said the masses should not have something just because it is unavailable to a minority. What I'd like to see is something equally accessible for people such as myself without having to wait weeks for it, such as an interpreter and then squabble with the museum over who is going to pay for that person's services. Additionally, waiting for weeks means the exhibit is long gone by the time I too can enjoy what hearing people can enjoy on a daily basis at the exhibit. Oh, and not all Deaf people want an
      • well you can schedule a sign language interpretation (if you give them a few weeks notice).
  • pixar cult (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Keyframe2 ( 940074 ) on Tuesday December 27, 2005 @12:46PM (#14345911)
    it's like a sociological phenomenon.. pixar is very "in" and "cool".. which is nice, I really like it - refreshment from disney doing old tricks for years now. It's funny to see how pixar is at moma being displayed, while they don't have that much work to display yet. However, their work is groundbraking. In Tokyo there is Ghibli museum of Studio Ghibli, which is animation studio famous for work of Hayao Miyazaki (spirited away etc..).. Hopefully, one day soon, pixar could have such a museum, or more of a display if you will, with permanent hands-on display of how their work is done, and all of their works in one place. On a sidenote, I really like podcasts, they turn me - the lazy bastard - into actually "reading" TFA :)
  • The only things I've seen more of than Pixar's shorts over the years is original Star Trek episodes. If you, like me, are Pixar'ed out, then detox go and watch some awesome more National Film Board of Canada films:

    http://www.nfb.ca/trouverunfilm/?v=h&lg=en [www.nfb.ca]

    WAY more material here. (anyone remember the Jumblies stamp movie! oooh that was great!)
  • not a podcast (Score:5, Informative)

    by That's Unpossible! ( 722232 ) on Tuesday December 27, 2005 @12:51PM (#14345942)
    This mis-use of podcast is what causes similarly clueless people to say things like, "Why did they need to create this word, podcast, when all it means is an http link to an mp3 file?"

    A podcast is typically an audio presentation that you can subscribe to receive on a regular basis, simplified with RSS, and tools that sync the audio up to your player du jour. There wasn't a word to describe this succinctly, so "podcast" was born.

    What MoMA has done is provide an audio file you can download on your audio player to explain an exhibit.

    Now pass me a kleenex.
    • Re:not a podcast (Score:5, Insightful)

      by tpgp ( 48001 ) on Tuesday December 27, 2005 @01:23PM (#14346133) Homepage
      This mis-use of podcast is what causes similarly clueless people to say things like, "Why did they need to create this word, podcast, when all it means is an http link to an mp3 file?"

      hahahaha - cute.

      I'm afraid this is going to be like the hacker vs cracker definition battle - and its a battle that you have already lost.

      The American Heritage Dictionary defines the term (their word of the year) as "a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player"

      So by this dictionary's definition, the museum is perfectly correct - who do you think the general public is going to follow?

      Oh - and for the record, I find the term "podcast" extremely irritating, whatever the definition. General purpose words should not be tied to a particular product.
      • I disagree. One key element of radio broadcasts if that they are timely. Usually live. Often a show is scehedule on a repeated basis. Most podcasts meet at least some of these criteria. A bit of prerecorded verbiage meets NONE of them.

        Or to put it another way, would you consider an audiobook "basically the same" as a radio broadcast? Of course not, and for the same reasons!
      • General purpose words should not be tied to a particular product.

        Podcasts can be listened to on any mp3 player. There are numerous "podcatcher" programs. They aren't and have never been tied exclusively to iPods.
      • General purpose words should not be tied to a particular product.

        I totally agree with you, and after some googling around I found more people with the same opinion.

      • Simply because a publication made a mistake, we don't have to simply roll over and take it.

        Doesn't this look like a better definition?

        "Podcasting is a term coined when the use of RSS and other syndication technologies became popular for distributing audio content for mobile devices. Today podcasting is a more generic term that is evolving as people understand what it means."

        Perhaps you are using the wrong reference. Try wikipedia and stop looking at proprietary, slow to evolve treeware.

        Oh, and by the way,
        • Try wikipedia and stop looking at proprietary, slow to evolve treeware.

          Are you at all aware of the irony inherent in this statement, given the topic of this thread?

      • The American Heritage Dictionary defines the term (their word of the year) as "a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player"

        as opposed to a recording which can be downloaded, but not to a portable player? What might that be? Just because whoever wrote that definition for the American Heritage dictionary is clueless does not mean that we have to be too. You, however, are free to refer to them as the final authority o
    • Now, if only your bluetooth (or whatever) player(phone?) could download and play the appropriate descriptive audio when you approach each part of the installation. On demand, as it were.
      Now *that* would be a cool use of technology. Hey, why download a big file for the whole exhibit when you only need to hear info about the thing you're currently looking at?

      Even better... If you spend a lot of time looking at a particular part of the exhibit then have it give you additional, more detailed, commentary that
  • What? they give away free DVDs? torrents on their websites? "reality check" oh.....podcasts...yeah...great..amazing...uh huh!
  • by dieman ( 4814 ) on Tuesday December 27, 2005 @12:55PM (#14345972) Homepage
    Far more accessable -- we all have cell phones, but we don't all have ipods.

    http://newmedia.walkerart.org/aoc/index.wac [walkerart.org]

    A podcast is being setup, but Art On Call was there first.
  • by gasmonso ( 929871 ) on Tuesday December 27, 2005 @12:58PM (#14345992) Homepage

    Everyone knows that the best animated short ever is Bambi Meets Godzilla. Check it out on wikipedia.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bambi_Meets_Godzilla [wikipedia.org]

    http://religiousfreaks.com/ [religiousfreaks.com]
  • Been there once and was impressed by the exhibit. I remember seeing an Aeron chair, an iPod mini, and a Mac there.
  • ...the show includes paintings, concept art, sculptures, and an array of digital installations.

    It would be interesting to know if these sculptures were created by hand or by machine or both.
  • by GreenKiwi ( 221281 ) on Tuesday December 27, 2005 @01:37PM (#14346275)
    I was lucky enought to attend the opening for this exhibit. I was stunned. The drawings and models are amazing. I would highly recomend that everyone make an effort to go an see it.

    kiwi

    (And I don't work for Pixar...)
  • by LightningBolt! ( 664763 ) <.moc.oohay. .ta. ... iltlobgninthgil.> on Tuesday December 27, 2005 @02:32PM (#14346761) Homepage
    It's nice to see the work of this "Pixar" guy finally getting some widespread recognition. I think the MoMA show is really going to open things up for him.
  • You'd think they'd do it at the SF MOMA since it's only a few miles from the Pixar campus.
    Ohh well.
  • ...to read the subject as "Pixel Art Exhibit at MoMA"?? Now that would be some preemptive retro...
  • You could burn the podcast to an audio CD and use an inexpensive portable player. That's what we're doing at the art gallery where I work until I convince the curators to let me put up a podcast for our exhibitions.

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