Sunday, October 17, 2004


About 10 years ago in L.A. I saw a presentation at the Armand Hammer Museum by comedian, radio show host and the voice of Montgomery Burns (and many other Simpsons characters), Harry Shearer. He presented a collection of candid footage of journalists and politicians captured from satellite feeds. These clips showing media performers when they think that they're off camera were hilariously funny and telling. My favorite was Dan Rather, reporting on the release of Nelson Mandela, obsessing about his hair.

He's just created a new museum art installation called Face Time that uses the same idea. Slate gives you the rundown (scroll to the bottom of the page for a sample slide/video clip).