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Although this is somsthing people won't be doing in class until Week 2, I thought I would get started and do a sample post here at the Known with my three favorite finds from the world of Myth-Folklore this week. Limiting myself to just three is HARD. To make that easier, I'm going to pick just one from the three main spaces where I curate stuff: here at Known, at Twitter, and at Pinterest. #OU3043 #curation #OU3043curation
Something I saved over at my Myth-Folklore Pinterest Board this week is this: Hathor the Golden Calf. This is an animation that Nina Paley (I should say the GENIUS Nina Paley) will be using in her next film. You can follow the progress of the film as she shares animations and stills at her blog. The people in Indian Epics will be watching Nina's film about the Ramayana, Sita Sings the Blues, in a couple of weeks, and I am really excited about that. For years, Nina has been one of my biggest heroes online! And students in Myth-Folklore will meet the goddess Hathor in the Egypt unit of the UnTextbook!
In the Twitter stream this past week for #OU3043, here's something I really liked: David Meadows, a.k.a. Rogue Classicist, shared this gorgeous painting of Odysseus tied to the mast in order to hear the Sirens' song. The painting is by Kurasov.You can read about Odysseus and the Sirens in the Odyssey unit in the UnTextbook!
I did not know who Kurasov was so I looked him up: Georgy Kurasov is a contemporary Cubist painter! This is his website: Kurasov Fine Art.
And for my third item, I looked in the #OU3043 stream here at Known and chose this item from our own Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum. It is a HUGE sculpture of the Sphinx by Botero. Isn't that amazing? It's on campus, so go take a look if you have a chance. Take a picture with your phone and post it in your blog if you get a really good shot! You can find out more at my Known post: The Sphinx.