SCIENCE

dirt chronicles: part 2

December 29, 2010
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we can’t really talk about dirt and art without mentioning the land artists of the 60s and 70s. walter de maria is often put into this category, utilizing the great expanses of land in the west for his infamous work, the lightning field (which we visited this summer, i’ll write more about that soon)....
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snow day!

December 28, 2010
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holy crap it snowed a lot on the east coast this weekend! being out here in california makes me miss the snow so much! when it’s blizzarding and powdery everywhere else all we get is rain rain rain. not that i’m complaining…i don’t know if i could handle 20″ of the white stuff right...
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dirt chronicles: part 1

December 27, 2010
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dirt cheap, dirt poor, dirty rotten scoundrel– that stuff under our feet certainly has a bad reputation! since i watched this amazing documentary, dirt! the movie, i’ve been really into looking up information about the historical, scientific, and cultural significance of DIRT! dirt in science, dirt in religion, and particularly dirt in art, it’s...
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glow in the dark!

December 14, 2010
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the cca and the lighthouse for the blind and visually impaired are teaming up for a one-night public art show tomorrow night called GLOW IN THE DARK. cca students nicolas colon, elliott de aratanha, david elder, ian garrison, yoojin kim, fred kolouch, blaz pirnat, robin tilby, ping zhang, and gareth spor created works to...
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world AIDS day!

December 1, 2010
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today is world AIDS day! a day to commemorate all of those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS but also to remind ourselves and others to stay healthy, aware and involved in our communities. here are some staggering statistics according to the 2009 united nation’s global HIV/AIDS report from unaids.org: - an estimated...
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material world

November 21, 2010
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nico and i recently took a fieldtrip to visit jake at the new materials resource center at the california college of the arts. jake is the overseer of this incredible collection of strange and wonderful materials, including samples of fabrics, plastics, woods, metals and materials you’ve never even seen or thought of before! the...
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deckacards

November 19, 2010
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WOW these playing cards from the william barclay parsons collection at the nypl make me really want to play go fish with some engineers. these aren’t dated, but a similar set in the collection is from 1702!!! check out the crazy pulley system on the 5 of clubs!!!
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and that’s a fact!

November 19, 2010
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data visualization seems to be getting pretty popular and insane these days. the time of simple bar charts and pie graphs has been replaced with fireworks explosions depicting carbon output and complicated webs of red vs. blue states. nathalie miebach‘s sculpture work is an impressive example of how numbers and data can be transformed...
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confetti!!!

October 12, 2010
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i’ve expressed my love for confetti in the past (here, here) but i am now obsessing over confetti machines. totally unnecessary and totally cool. i think i might need one!?!! and now youtube videos of confetti explosions….
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farm hand

October 3, 2010
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i just came back from chicago for my dad’s surprise 60th birthday party! it’s always great to get back to the midwest for family time and to see the friends i grew up with. my best friend since i was a kid, dorothy, is working on an organic farm up in michigan near ann...
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