Week of February 26, 2012

Week of February 26, 2012

Seeing and Perceiving

Seeing and Perceiving

February 26, 2012
(was 02.06.2011)

Oliver Sacks has an unusual problem.  He can't recognize other people's faces.  In this hour of To the Best of Our knowledge, the many ways of seeing the world.

  1. Oliver Sacks on Facial Blindness

    Oliver Sacks' new book is an unusually personal book because it reveals his own struggle with a disorder called facial blindness.

    5
    Average: 5 (8 votes)
  2. Susan Kreiger on "Traveling Blind"

    Susan Krieger not completely blind, but her vision is bad enough to make her legally blind. She recently got a guide dog, Teela, who is now her constant companion.

    3
    Average: 3 (4 votes)
  3. Ken Nordine's "Yellow"

    Ken Nordine recites his word poem "yellow".

    4.5
    Average: 4.5 (4 votes)
  4. David Eagleman on Synesthesia

    David Eagleman is a neurologist and the co-author of the book "Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia."

    4.666665
    Average: 4.7 (6 votes)
  5. Chuck Close and Christopher Finch on Close's Career

    Chuck Close, a painter famous for his huge canvases and his uncanny ability to portray his subjects with almost photographic realism. He has a neurological condition that prevents him from recognizing people's faces.

    3.8
    Average: 3.8 (5 votes)
Backing Into Forward

Graphic Art Grows Up

February 26, 2012
(was 01.30.2011)

It used to be that comics were just for kids.   Today, we call them "graphic novels," and they're one of the fastest growing forms of American literature.

  1. Jules Feiffer on "Backing into Forward"

    Cartoonist Jules Feiffer started on his path to fame in the 1950s with a cartoon strip for "The Village Voice" that eventually won him a Pulitzer Prize.

    4
    Average: 4 (3 votes)
  2. Michael Shumacher on "A Dreamer's Life in Comics"

    Not all illustrators agree on what to call graphic novels or when the first one appeared, but most agree that the man who brought them into the mainstream was Will Eisner.

    3.8
    Average: 3.8 (5 votes)
  3. Denis Kitchen on "Oddly Compelling Art"

    Denis Kitchen founded Kitchen Sink Press in 1969, and he was the publisher who brought Eisner's work to the public.

    3.8
    Average: 3.8 (5 votes)
  4. Sophie and Robert Crumb on "Evolution of a Crazy Artist"

    Robert Crumb and Sophie Crumb tell Steve Paulson about her development and work.

    3.666665
    Average: 3.7 (3 votes)