May 8th, 2019 | Season 2 | 41 mins 45 secs
amra brooks, camera, ethan canin, italo calvino, john berger, memory, orson welles, photography, roland barthes, september 11, time, vladimir nabokov, wislawa szymborska
Part two of our two-part series on photography.
April 4th, 2019 | Season 2 | 44 mins 32 secs
balzac, camera, daguerreotype, eco, emerson, italy, joanna mcnaney stein, memory, photography, sontag
What happens when we take a photograph? What happens when we capture light on paper, in emulsion, or in pixels and look, across a gulf of time, at these fragments of the past? What gets in the frame and what lies just beyond? If, as John Berger notes, “photographs bear witness to a human choice being exercised in a certain situation,” then what can photographs tell us about the choices we make and why we make them?
May 23rd, 2018 | Season 1 | 40 mins 28 secs
death, forgetting, homer, loss, memory, proust, time, virgil
Where is a memory? Is it stored inside of us, entire and complete, like a volume in a cellular archive, awaiting retrieval and rereading? Or is it a mosaic of experience fragments re-collected from bits and pieces of sensory input? Is it a feedback loop, folding now into then, truth into fiction?