The death of music legend Michael Jackson caused, at least for AT&T, the largest ever spike in SMS traffic. The spike was even larger than the sudden “tidal wave” of traffic on September 11, 2001 when two hijacked airliners crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. Two other hijacked passenger planes crashed into the Pentagon and the second went down in Pennsylvania.
"This major career retrospective on Tim Burton (American, b. 1958), consisting of a gallery exhibition and a film series, considers Burton’s career as a director, producer, writer, and concept artist for live-action and animated films, along with his work as a fiction writer, photographer and illustrator. Following the current of his visual imagination from his earliest childhood drawing through his mature work, the exhibition presents artwork generated during the conception and production of his films, and highlights a number of unrealized projects and never-before-seen pieces, as well as student art, his earliest non-professional films, and examples of his work as a storyteller and graphic artist for non-film projects. The opposing themes of adolescence and adulthood, and the elements of sentiment, cynicism, and humor inform his work in a variety of mediums—drawings, paintings, storyboards, digital and moving-image formats, puppets and maquettes, props, costumes, ephemera, sketchbooks, and cartoons. Taking inspiration from sources in pop culture, Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as a spiritual experience, influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video, and graphics."
it’s not until november 22, but dammit there’s a TIM BURTON FILM FEST attached to this. i love moma.