I turned on my iPhone today as Mike Widener and I were solving a little problem for our exhibit "Law's Picture Books," to open at the Grolier Club in New York in February 2018. This is what the phone recorded.
Why is a basic doctrine of Austrian constitutional law named after one of the central features of the Austrian landscape? A conversation with two far-flung Austrian legal scholars. This video is part of my developing film "Wood, Water, Stone, Sky, Milk."
Lately I’ve been working on a full-length film about the relation between law and landscape in Austria. The film is called “Stone, Water and Wood”—or, when I’m feeling especially ambitious, “Wood, Water, Stone, Sky, Milk.”
For German readers, an essay about liberal identity in Europe with friend Ulrich Haltern. Written back in February, but now happily available on Eutopia Magazine. An English translation is also available.
David Schorr recently invited me to share a few words about my latest video project with the readers of this blog. The video will be called “Wood, Water, Stone, Sky, Milk: Law and Landscape in Austria.” It will run about nine...
When my wife and I were living in Salzburg last semester, I had the chance to talk with a local archivist with a surprising combination of skills. We had a wide-ranging conversation about music, mountains, law, and what it means to be Austrian. Our discussion will be part of my video-in-progress—”Wood, Water, Stone, Sky, Milk”—but for now I’ve created a preview.