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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old May 16 2010, 11:02 PM   #1
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Art Critic? Time Lord!

once you remove the corporeal elements from the idea of time travel it is easy to view a picture or a piece of writing as a device for time travel.

almost any work of art can transport you to another place or time, with some of the more fantastical works taking you places that may never existed outside of the artists imagination.

as consumers of art we all become a new incarnation of doctor who, and the works we use to travel through time our tardis.

just like the tardis a successful work of art is much bigger on the inside than you would know from look at the exterior.
My friend found this blog, and knowing the Whovian that I am, she showed it to me. I'm at a bit of a loss but I'm curious as to everyone's thoughts/constructive discussion here.

While the first two points definitely make sense in a romantic, idealistic way, I'm kind of iffy on the Doctor Who analogy. But if the author likes it and is a fan, then more power to him.

And the next time you go to a gallery opening or an exhibition, will you look at the art differently now? Maybe with the corner of your eye?

(or is this simply for humor?)
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Old May 17 2010, 01:12 AM   #2
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Re: Art Critic? Time Lord!

When my mom passed away several years ago, I often found myself watching movies made before she died and thinking that in the moments captured in those scenes, she was still walking the Earth somewhere ... living, breathing, and laughing. Photos of the planet from space fascinated because one pixel from the image might have captured light that interacted with her.

The movie wasn't a medium for time travel and the photo wasn't a TARDIS, but they were triggers for remembering her and fascinating windows looking out into a world that no longer exists. I could almost believe looking through those windows that my mom was still alive beyond them, but out of view of the cameras involved.
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Old May 19 2010, 12:36 AM   #3
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Re: Art Critic? Time Lord!

Honestly, that's perhaps one of the deepest things I've read on this board, Psion. Thanks for sharing.
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