Ted, looking thoughtful, at the Salt Institute in Portland, Maine. Fall '09.

Ted Hornick was born in New York City, where he grew up thumbing through old copies of the New Yorker and contemporary stage plays. He studied literature at Kenyon College, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Kenyon Collegian during his junior year and read submissions for the Kenyon Review. Before moving to Maine, Ted lived in New Orleans and acted as editor-in-chief of The Trumpet, a non-profit newspaper founded in January of 2007 to record the city’s post-storm recovery. Ted attended the University of Toronto’s “New Narrative” conferences in 2008 and 2009  where he lectured on Evan Dorkin and the internet cartoonist Chris Onstad. He cites film essayist Thom Andersen and George Orwell among his influences.

Ted came to the Salt Institute to gain a better understanding of the potential of local documentarians to affect civic change, as well as improve his skills in editing and collecting the stories of organizations that reach out to the under-priveleged. He hopes to continue interviewing and start work in sociological video recording. Ted used to perform and mix freestyle raps in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where he now lives.

ABOUT THE BLOG:  This blog uses the WordPress “Connections” template.  The header image is cropped from Modern Fred’s kaiju eiga photo set on Flickr, which itself is lifted from a Toho fanzine.  Graphic edited by Fritz Clauson.  The best Toho movies are still 1961’s Mothra and 1973’s Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster.