In post-Katrina New Orleans the artist Candy Chang used the power of public art to provide hope for overcoming emotional trauma: she painted a wall of an abandoned building and stenciled the sentence, “Before I die I want to _____.” Within a day the wall was covered with colorful messages of people. Since then, more than four hundred Before I Die walls have been created in over 60 countries and over 25 languages. The book collects the images, the tears, the stories, the secret thoughts, the smiles, the fears and the dreams behind the public walls.

The Ring, The Ring Two, and Teen Wolf: Parallels

Since vidronoliquidificador did a great write-up for Saw, I thought I’d try to put the movies beside the show for The Ring and The Ring Two.

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Spoilers for The Ring and The Ring Two follow along with details of fictional death and suicide.

This is a long one.

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JUST as important as learning to cite a paper, being a good digital citizen is a MUST in the world today.

This image puts “things” found on the internet in a more meaningful context… 

The process of city-making belongs to citizens today more than yesterday: communities take ownership of their environment and by means of low resources, awareness and creativity answer their needs. Handmade Urbanism focuses on five emerging cities -Mumbai, Cape Town, Mexico City, Istanbul and São Paulo - and describes the potential of urban transformation embedded in small-scale initiatives.

Teen Wolf 'Selected Bibliography'

Novels (fiction):

The Metamorphosis; Franz Kafka
Othello; William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet; William Shakespeare
A Tale of Two Cities; Charles Dickens
Heart of Darkness; Joseph Conrad
Dracula; Bram Stoker
Death Note; ‘Tsugumi Ohba’, Takeshi Obata
The Benefactor; Susan Sontag
The Race; Richard North Patterson

Great Expectations; Charles Dickens
Hard Times; Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist; Charles Dickens
Typee; Herman Melville
The Call of the Wild; Jack London
White Fang; Jack London
the new world; Jack London
Soldier’s Pay; William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury; William Faulkner
Absalom Absalom; William Faulkner
The Longest Journey; E.M. Forester
For Whom The Bell Tolls; Ernest Hemingway
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories; Ernest Hemingway
Short stories of Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter; Nathaniel Hawthorne
Works of Jack Higgins (‘international intrigue’)
The Crucible; Arthur Miller
Les Misérables; Victor Hugo
The Lord of the Flies; William Golding
Vital Signs; Robin Cook (‘medical thrillers’)
The Rock Rats; Ben Bova
The Parsifal Mosaic; Robert Ludlum
The General’s Daughter; Nelson DeMille
The Forsythe Saga; John Galsworthy 
Let The Right One In/Let Me In; John Ajvide Lindqvist
"The Mystery of Element 117"; Milton Smith (?)
Canaima by Rómulo Gallegos (?)
Something Wicked This Way Comes; Ray Bradbury (?)
"The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Anderson
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief; Rick Riordan
Into the Fire; Suzanne Brockman
In Death series; J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts)
Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind”; Alexandra Ripley

Unknown: (bottom left, x)

Films:

Teen Wolf (1985)
Star Wars
(series)
The Matrix Trilogy
The Dark Knight Trilogy
The Wolf Man (1941)
The Dead Pool
Psycho
Jacob’s Ladder
The Shining
Vanilla Sky
/Abre los Ojos
Saw
The Ring
(2002)
The Ring Two
(2005)

Village of the Damned (1960)
Paranormal Activity
Uncommon Valor
Independence Day
Casablanca
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Notorious

The Seventh Seal
An American Werewolf in London
A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman
2001: A Space Odyssey
Sin City
The Lost Boys
Stand by Me

Jaws

Disney’s Hercules
The Deer Hunter
(?)
Blue Velvet
(?)
Very Bad Things (?)
Poltergeist (?)

Unknown Kung Fu films r.e. ”Martial Arts” section at video store and Kung Fu 4 Sale box in Stiles’ room.

At least some of those films when Jackson is in the video store: (x, plus posters for Popsicle Sticks, All Good Things, Splinter, and Night Catches Us; box for The Perfect Sleep)

Television:

Twin Peaks (?)
The Wire 
(?)

Comics:

Batman
Superman
The Incredible Hulk

Video Games

Fatal Frame 4

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Works on this list either have a book or box shown in show, the title mentioned in dialogue, dialogue from them spoken, or scene(s) lived out by characters.

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No (?) means I’ve found them cited within the show either by a line of dialogue, a shot recreated from, the title spoken, or the book/film/etc. in the background.

(?) means that they may satisfy one of these elements but I don’t feel confident with the attribution and have not confirmed it.

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At top are just ones I’ve read or seen so far that appear to have large contributions.

Nonfiction books usually either have a broad subject title (Pathology) or are used like posters with text on them to give meta info on the scene. Haven’t capped those/written those down.

I’m sure this is incomplete. For one thing in terms of dialogue I probably didn’t recognize some references, or for other things missed writing them down.

Make_Shift City. Renegotiating the Urban Commons starts on the premise that public spaces are part of urban commons, today more than yesterday, as recent history has told us. With this consideration, the book presents a collection of the most mesmerizing design projects reshaping cities’ topography by means of art, imagination, civic participation and low resources.

Create your bibliography or reference list automatically using the APA, Chicago, MLA, Vancouver, or Harvard referencing citation styles. It’s fast and free!

Working on a long assignment at the moment. Thought I would share this link - really useful and massive time-saver! My bibliographies were always wrong before I started using it - never perfect, always forgot something, never really consistent… Now they are always right. Would recommend it.

As a professor of anthropology one frequently has to advise graduate students whose work is, in some key aspects, far removed from one’s own area of expertise. It makes sense that a graduate student interested in child labor in India would want to work with me. I’ve published on India and teach a course on economic anthropology, but that doesn’t mean I know very much about child labor issues in India. What I can do is steer that student in the right direction.

Multiply this by a number of related scenarios (e.g. book reviews, manuscript evaluations, discussing a conference paper, etc.) and you see why anthropologists frequently have to learn how to grok an entire subfield in under an hour. Yes, real expertise takes years of hard work, but identifying the key works and ideas that define a subfield can be done quickly if you know where to look. A good analogy might be the difference between having grown up in a city and knowing how to use a good travel guide with Google maps.

This post was written with my graduate students in mind, but hopefully even experienced researchers will find it useful. (I myself only recently learned of two of the listed sources for annotated bibliographies from Rex…)

Thank you Savage Minds for these very useful tips!

A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman

Somebody may have already hit this up and I haven’t read it yet but it just occurred to me this sounded like a title beyond an episode title and suddenly we have another Ariel:

A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman is an exploration of exile, memory, longing and democracy through the words and memories of playwright/author/activist Ariel Dorfman (‘Death and the Maiden’, ‘How to Read Donald Duck’, ‘Other Septembers’). Born in Argentina, growing up in New York and Chile, Dorfman became cultural advisor to socialist president Salvador Allende in Chile. When the Allende government was toppled in the military coup of September 11, 1973, Dorfman was among a handful of Allende’s inner circle to survive. A Promise to the Dead was filmed in the USA, Argentina and Chile in late 2006, coinciding with the death of former Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet. (x)

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Based in part on the best-selling memoir Heading South, Looking North, Peter Raymont’s documentary tells the remarkable story of Ariel Dorfman, the Argentinean-born author and one-time cultural advisor to the chief of staff of Socialist Chilean president Salvador Allende. The acclaimed author of such works as Death and the Maiden and Other Septembers, Many Americas, Dorfman was raised in New York but exiled to Chile during the Red Scare of the 1950s — a happening which inexorably altered the course of his entire life. When Allende’s democratically elected government was overthrown on September 11, 1973, and the majority of Allende’s staff was systematically executed, Dorfman’s life was spared, so that he could “tell the story.” This is his story. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi (x)

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In terms of interpreting the show with this, is it the past or the future? The past and the future? It’s tempting to fit Derek or Peter to it, but Lorraine or someone who knows her is just as possible, and then there’s Lydia — Ariel. 

…plot twist: Everybody but Lydia dies. Roll up some new characters.

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Ariel Dorfman’s not a writer I’m familiar with yet. Just skimming Ariel Dorfman’s Wikipedia page already a quote like damn:

I’m constantly trying to figure out how you can be true to an experience which in fact very few people in the world would understand, such as having most of your friends disappear or be tortured, and at the same time finding a way of telling that story so other people in other places can read their own lives into that.

If I’ve found out one thing it’s that just about everybody Jeff Davis recommends is gonna be an artist — and, this is not the first instance of, activist —  I appreciate.

Folks debate Jeff Davis’ motives, but he and the rest of the creative team does seed within the shots or otherwise cite materials that explain them. The show frequently and literally explains itself in the dialogue.

Even if sometimes my eyes roll so hard I sprain something:

Noshiko: You hid them in a book? Couldn’t you find something more secure?
Ken: How many high school students do you know who would willingly open a book?

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Wait. Remembering a thing.

Stiles: Oh, it’s Juarez. Cinqua… Tiago.
Agent Mccall: That’s a mouthful. How do you spell that?
Stiles: Phonetically.

I don’t know if the transcript has it right, but I’m sure that’s probably a signpost but I want to sleep more than I need to know.

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