Here's a sneak peak at Monday's All Tech segment. We'll hear from two VERY different voices of the tech world. The first is Craig Newmark of Craigslist fame. It's an interesting interview - tune in to hear Newmark discuss the recent flap over Craigslist's "Erotic Services" category. Actually, "discuss" isn't quite the right verb.
We'll also hear from artist Tim Tate. He's an unusual animal in the art world: a true craftsman (his medium: sculpted glass) whose most compelling work is a hybrid of Old World art and New World tech. His forte is the reliquary - a glass case shaped like a bulb usually meant to hold a keepsake of some sort. Imagine the kind of case your father used to keep his father's old pocket watch. But, in Tate's reliquaries you'll find sculpted glass ornaments and - here's the kicker - a tiny video screen and player.
The reliquaries are generally themed and the videos match the theme. When I visited Tate, he was showing off one of his newest reliquaries, "Dreaming of Ophelia" - inspired by Shakespeare's Ophelia. Notice the straight jacket made of sculpted glass perched atop the reliquary, then the sculpted crowns and sacred heart inside. On-screen plays a looped short film of a woman's face, submerged underwater. Tate shoots all of his own films - with the help of area photographer/videographer Pete Duvall.
For more of Tate's work, you can check out his Web site. Also, he co-founded The Washington Glass School and Studio - where he does most of his work and where he teaches and provides studio space to other professional and aspiring glass artists in the D.C. area.