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SCIENCE

if you build it…

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June 17, 2011

kurt naef was a swiss woodworker who designed all kinds of incredible toys and puzzles with basic shapes and colors that have now grown to have a cult status with collectors and design nerds. known for their simplicity and beauty, the geometric shapes can be combined and stacked and turned into different patterns and...
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day trippin’ with dad

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June 13, 2011

my dad was in town last weekend, his first visit to see me on the west coast since he moved me out to college in 2004! besides our daily meals and walks around the city with nico and my stepmom, debra, we were able to make a day trip up to bolinas and point...
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father & son

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May 29, 2011

last night i finally got around to watching alamar. it’s about this time of year that i’m either traveling or preparing for a trip, and this just confirmed the fact that i will never, ever curb my itch to travel! a father and his young son, who lives with his mother in italy, embark...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: TYSON

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May 21, 2011

tyson emailed me a few weeks ago with some images of his new work, graphic canvases with a scientific feeling, almost like little diagrams of cells or some kind of encoded map. colored pods and chiclets of bright colors are aligned to create landscapes that could almost be from the background of some early...
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“what can be learned by catching a hurtling body?”

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May 18, 2011

the interaction between bodies in steve paxton‘s “chute” is like no dance i have ever seen before!!! steve and his students are practicing his dance form, contact improvisation, at the john weber gallery in new york in 1972. experimenting with the act of falling, they remain connected and improvise their movements based on each...
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it’s just a phase

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April 25, 2011

Heinz Hack, Die Deklination des Mondes, 2005. Sol LeWitt, Schematic Drawings for Incomplete Open Cubes, 1974. Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase, 1912. Eadward Muybridge, Ostrich Flying-Run, c. 1884-1887
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celebrate autism awareness month!

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April 19, 2011

april is autism awareness month! according to the autism society, there are currently about 1.5 million americans living with autism, with 1 in every 110 children affected. autism is a spectrum neurological disorder, meaning there are various levels of disability all related to impaired social interaction and communication. although there is no single known cause to...
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science fair

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March 1, 2011

i wish my science fair projects had looked this good! designer linda dong has created some delightfully minimal images exploring “the beauty inherent in simple scientific concepts and experiments.” gotta love the video demonstrating air pressure w/a hard boiled egg. be awed by simple science!
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snowed in

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February 22, 2011

from vegas i flew to chicago to celebrate my grandmother’s 91st birthday. little did i know that a huge storm was arriving along with me…what turned out to be the third largest blizzard in chicago history!! on tuesday my mom and i went out to run errands, despite extreme winds and a 24hr blizzard...
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dirt chronicles: part 4

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January 13, 2011

thanks to a tip from cp, we can add japanese artist, koichi kurita, to our list of dirt-lovers. koichi drives around japan collecting soil samples from various areas, spending the night in his pickup truck. after drying and sifting the dirt, he arranges it lovingly into “libraries” encased in glass tubes or installs precisely-arranged-piles...
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