Author Archives: Katherine Wikoff

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.

What one ponders during meetings

Well, not all the time, of course. But one’s gaze does tend to wander when certain people talk. And if it’s a sunny day, certain areas of brightness and shadow outside the windows do tend to capture one’s attention, especially if the … Continue reading

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“Found Object” — the overhead light in my office

I just noticed that the light fixture on my office ceiling is kind of interesting. I’ve been here twelve years, so how did I not see it before today? Answer: sometimes things don’t register until they’re viewed from an unusual … Continue reading

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Gorgeous October sunset!

Taken tonight as I was leaving my office. I wanted to shoot a panorama so you could see the beautiful glow of all that orange light reflected and reflected again off of office building windows and down onto the streets … Continue reading

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Mid-century wall and windows – getting closer to getting it right

This wall of windows at Milwaukee Area Technical College has caught my eye for a long time. Not sure why, but the starkness of the pattern appeals to me. Previous photos, like the one below taken through my car window … Continue reading

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A “jaw-droppingly” creative television ad

The “Golden Age” of television advertising” (think “Mad Men”) is generally considered to be the 1960s through sometime in the 1980s. TV commercials were often extremely creative and fun to watch. Like this clever VW commercial from the very early … Continue reading

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Red Light, Rainy Night

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Lex Allen’s “love letter” to Milwaukee

If you live in Milwaukee, you’ve probably already seen this joyful music video. If you haven’t, you’ll fall in love with both Allen and the city he showcases so beautifully. The song is “Let Go.” Enjoy! 🙂

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