Three things

18th May 2015

Listen up: Nick Pinkerton for Artforum on Japan Speaks Out!: Early Japanese Talkies at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, including (above) The Neighbor’s Wife and Mine, 1931, directed by Heinosuke Gosho.

Orson Welles and history’s first viral-media event: Vanity Fair offers an a compelling excerpt from A. Brad Schwartz’s forthcoming book about the wunderkind’s 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds.

• Time-lapse mining from internet photos: a fascinating – and rather beautiful – video paper from the SIGGRAPH 2015 conference; the full technical paper is here.

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