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The National Folk Museum of Korea is just wrapping up “Korea 1952,” an exhibit of photographs and home movies by Dr. Charles Burstone of Farmington, Connecticut.
A native of St. Louis, Burstone had practiced as dentist for about a year before he enlisted in 1951 and was eventually stationed at the K-9 Air Base in the Suyeong district of Busan in southern Korea, where he provided dental services to service people and locals.
After years of showing his 8mm films to friends and colleagues, Burstone created a DVD of the images, which was shared by a Korean dental colleague, Park Young-chui, with the National Folk Museum of Korea in Seoul.
The website myblocknyc.com is an interactive and searchable website that allows users to upload their personal videos of New York City. Users can then search by topic, time of day, season, and age of sex of the filmmaker, or browse the map to find clips like “Cookie Monster Plays Xylophone” (Lexington Ave. between E. 43rd and 44th). Through November 7th, visitors at the Museum of Modern Art can view the MyBlockNYC installation on a 40-inch touch screen kiosk.