Friday, September 30, 2011

Art on Wheels: "On Wings of Diesel" published

My friend, Jamal Elias, has had his book on religious truck art in Pakistan published! His link has been on my sidebar for some time. But since the book "On Wings of Diesel: Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan" has come out, Penn has a short video interview with him with LOTS of Jamal's stunning photos of the trucks.

This is one of my favorite topics: the material culture of religion. Jamal would point out that these trucks are not just about religious art, but they are that too. Congratulations!

Here's the link to the video:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dead Sea Scrolls now available online

I just read on Boing Boing that the Dead Sea Scrolls are now going to be available to the whole world online. This has been in the works for some time, but now it's a reality! So cool. You can magnify them, and there's an English translation and everything.

Here's a little youtube video about it:

It's good to be back, y'all.