Semi-Random Shavings

An eclectic collection of various esoterica.

Sir Ian McKellen calls for a living wage for actors

Personally, I would extend this thought to embrace those on the design and production side of the equation as well. But well said.

skunkbear:

NASA engineers use origami as inspiration when they fold up solar panels for their trip to space. Shown here: the Miura fold. Once a piece of paper (or solar array) is all folded up, it can be completely unfolded in one smooth motion. You can read more about origami in space here, and learn how to do the Miura fold in this video:

Image: Astronaut Scott Parazynski repairs a damaged ISS solar panel (NASA)

I see theatrical design possibilities…But then, one of my scenic design professors had us spend a class session working with cutting and folding so I should not be surprised.

(via npr)

humansofnewyork:

"What’s been your greatest failure?""I recently did a dance piece on that, actually. It featured 200 point shoes, puppetry, and a 13-foot tall tutu."

humansofnewyork:

"What’s been your greatest failure?"
"I recently did a dance piece on that, actually. It featured 200 point shoes, puppetry, and a 13-foot tall tutu."

Source: Grumpy Nietzschean Cat

Source: Grumpy Nietzschean Cat

Have you ever wondered what a photograph is? According to the United States Supreme Court:

Burrow-Giles Lithographic Company, Sarony (1883)

“… It is insisted in argument, that a photograph being a reproduction on paper of the exact features of some natural object or of some person, is not a writing of which the producer is the author. …”

The Court eventually decided that a photograph is a “writing” and the photographer can copyright it.

Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.

—attributed to Rosalind Russell

fleurdulys:

Marionettes; Behind the Curtain - John Singer Sargent
1903

fleurdulys:

Marionettes; Behind the Curtain - John Singer Sargent

1903

(via ariwhat)