This week on Art Uncovered: Nicholas de Monchaux. Nicholas is the author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo. The book chronicles how the Playtex company — known to most for making bras and girdles — beat out traditional military contractors for the job of designing the spacesuit that Neil Armstrong eventually wore on the surface of the moon. Nicholas sets this story in the larger context of technology’s relationship to the human body, touching on everything from androids and Christian Dior to sci-fi and city planning.
Nicholas is an assistant professor of Architecture at Berkeley, and I recently spoke with him via Skype about his book and the multi-layered history of one of the 20th century’s most iconic objects.
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch
#StopAsianHate! Do we need to say more? Yes, we do—with music & resources. | read
Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how… | listen