Thursday, October 22, 2009
A Powerpoint About Death : Phil Shinn 
Death - The Powerpoint from philshinn on Vimeo.
Powerpoint montage by PC Shinn, industrial linguist/artist, from his presentation at A Book About Death at The Emily Harvey Harvey Foundation in New York. This piece concerns "euphemisms about death," says Shinn. "There are more than 200 here in English, Spanish, Chinese, German, Polish, French. The funniest is 'I'm comin' Elizabeth' and I'm not sure of the origins of this phrase." Shinn is asking viewers to send more euphemisms – in any language – about death and dying to his site, Ride The Crane. "I'd like to add phrases from some of the world's other languages," he says. "Tagalog and others more than welcome."
DOWNLOAD THE FULL 17 mb FILE, WITH ALL THE FADES AND THE MUSIC TO YOUR PC/MAC. IT'S A .mov FILE. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO EXHIBIT A BOOK ABOUT DEATH YOU WILL WANT TO HAVE THIS IN THE SHOW. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.