spaces speak turned 3 today!
I guess this advice has been forgotten by a lot of drivers today - especially where I live. I dare not to count how many times I got soaked by someone driving to close and way to fast through a large puddle … Where are you’re motoring manners people??
”[…] If the road is wet, give pedestrians and cyclists a wide berth so as not to splash them with mud. […]”
Dorothy Levitt, The Woman and the Car (1908) Chapter 7
The #designhistorian in me just had to preserve this: train tickets from 2006 and 2013. I have to say, I prefer the design of the earlier ones - they actually look like train tickets
[…] We were filming some sort of story in which a street accident was concerned, probably the running-down by a motor-car, for that was the usual butt in those days. […]
--C. Hepworth, Memories of Film Pioneer, p.71
Design in the Machine Age:
Chromatic Culture through the camera lenses of Georges Méliès and Fritz Lang
Cogs in the Machine – How and why did sci-fi motion pictures portray the moon during cinema’s silent years ?
from: A Trip to the Moon by Georges Melies
The most exciting thing about design history you ask? Now that would be the fact that you can spend a day watching early movies like this one :)
Kinetoscope, made by Thomas Edison in 1894.
[Available from: http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/Cinematography/ViewingProjection/CollectionItem.aspx?id=1948-277]
Research proposal - Hilary Term 2013:
The playthings of science – To what extent did the designs of early motion picture machines combine scientific knowledge, photographic skills and novelty to capture the audiences’ curiosity to indulge in the seventh art for the purposes of pleasure and pedagogy?
In the public mind and in the consciousness of many of its students the motion picture seems a magic thing, born yesterday and of full growth this morning. But magic and miracles always fade in the light of information. It is the vastness of what we do not know which creates the great astonishments.
--Terry Ramsaye, A Million and One Night - The Prehistory of the Screen. 1926. London: Simon and Schuster, Inc.