SCIENCE

the moving image

November 22, 2011
gjon1

first came photographs, then came film, and then along came a combination of still and moving images in a single picture!!! gjon mili was the first photographer to work with an electronic flash, capturing movement and action in a single photograph in a way no one had seen before. trained as an engineer at...
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a match made in heaven

October 24, 2011
tomas1

some strange cosmic serendipity has brought two phenomenal artists into my life, the first being tomas saraceno and his mind-blowing balloon structures and cities; the second, italo calvino and his two collections of outrageous short stories about the origins of the universe and imaginary cities, cosmicomics and invisible cities. the use of space, air, lightness and being, plus...
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night jens

September 29, 2011
pumpkins

going to see jens lekman at the academy of sciences tonight! part of the awesome nightlife series, this one’s the treasure island festival pre-party celebration. kind of random, but excited to see this silly swedish pop man in…errrr…a semi-natural habitat? his music is so much fun, so is his blog! see you there! Jens...
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dirt chronicles: part 8

August 23, 2011
sand1930s

even though sand isn’t dirt…this post still belongs in the dirt chronicles because you know what? sand is kind of like dirt. there are a lot of dedicated sand collectors out there and they deserve some love! sand from all over the world can be quite stunning in all the variety of shades, shapes,...
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wilderness adventure

August 15, 2011
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with two cars full of snacks, sleeping bags, and an extremely generic map of oregon, we headed eastward towards the deschutes national forest with no real plan, just camping and swimming on our minds. lots of driving and bags of chips later, we ended up in a post-forest-fire patch of dryness near the metolius...
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it’s gonna blow!

August 4, 2011
volcano

VOLCANOES!!!!!!!!!! there’s really nothing better to geek out on!!! they’re mysterious, ancient, unpredictable, and absolutely breathtaking….but they can destroy everything so quickly! the recent work of british artist duo, semiconductor, brings us into the strange world of volcanologists and explores ideas of human interaction with the natural world, our relationship to scientific research, and...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Space-Age Buildings of the USSR

August 2, 2011
ttt2

It’s time for another round of Time Travel Tuesday with our friend Sara of Brown Paper Bag!!! This week she covered the work of of photographer Frederic Chaubin, who captures strange, space-age architecture in the former USSR! And over at BPB I wrote about Clifton Karhu, “the blue-eyed japanese,” an American-born artist who became...
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three dimensional

July 11, 2011
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while planning our road trip up to oregon, i came across these 3D images of national parks via a special section of the us geological survey! turns out the site is “under review,” but somehow these images slipped through the cracks. would be awesome to “tour” all the parks in 3D, i hope they re-activate...
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blast off!

July 7, 2011
shuttle8

when you’re a kid, space is the coolest freaking thing you can possibly imagine. wait a second-even NOW, space is the coolest thing i can imagine! throughout the years we’ve all dreamt about distant stars and planets: i decided early on i was from pluto; watched, re-watched, and memorized ET, rocket man, armageddon, &...
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the great outdoors

July 3, 2011
camping1

last week we went camping in mendocino with melissa, eyon, sonya, lisa, kevin + canine friends, poet and gigi. we waded in and out of the clear, blue, eel river, collecting rocks, dozing in the sun, and admiring the colors of the countryside. in the evenings we cooked fish, veggies, and cinnamon rolls over...
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