Olea Corcoran

The world has many edges, and it's easy to fall off.

Obsessions, Tracking and Data

We're about to go to the family cabin, near Yellowstone, and I've been looking for books to bring with me.

I remembered that Stephen Soderbergh has a list of his 2014 Media Diet, chronicling all the books, movies and TV shows he read and watched throughout the year. I'd heard about it, but hadn't seen it until yesterday. When I looked, I immediately wanted to track all my own media consumption for the year, so I've revamped the old "Books" link into a "Media" section. I could check with Netflix and Goodreads, but I don't know which movies I've watched already this year, so it'll just have to start properly from now. I'm still not sure if/how to include podcasts and music.

I hope that it provides some insights, and I'm pretty sure it'll provide incentive to make good choices. I really like to watch TV and movies, and I would like to study and watch them with intention - to build my literacy in visual media, and make connections between different styles, choices and ideas.

And, speaking of obsessions, I'm fairly sure I'll watch Soderbergh's Raiders of the Lost Ark in Black & White, with no speech, and a modified soundtrack, at least once. It is a thing of beauty.