A COLLECTION OF

Month: March, 2011

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Hera was the wife and one of three sisters to Zeus in Classical Greek Mythology – her chief function was as goddess of marriage and women. According to myth, Hera almost caught  Zeus with a mistress named Lo.  Zeus thought he could play Hera by turning Lo into a white cow.  But Hera knew what […]

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Happy spring time, friends!  I recently found out about the Seed Library of Los Angeles (SLOLA), an offshoot of The Learning Garden at Venice High School, which “seeks to bring the knowledge back to the people, to educate them in the use of food and medicinal plants, and to act as a model to be recreated […]

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“When you’re in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That’s the consolation of philosophy.” – David Cronenberg A favorite spot of mine is located on a fire […]

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Shane Lavalette is a photographer currently working and living in Somerville, MA. He is also the publisher and editor of Lay Flat, an “an independent imprint that specializes in unique, small-run and limited edition photography books and multiples” in addition to an annual magazine that focuses on contemporary photography. Shane also has an insightful online journal to which […]

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Professor Rees at Cambridge says: “…that over the past few decades, computers have created a virtual world with extensive detail. If that trend were to continue, then we can imagine computers, which will be able to simulate worlds perhaps even as complicated as the one we think we’re living in.” Oh boy, perhaps it is all the matrix a […]

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(image source) Butterfly wings get their coloring from the layering of the tiny scales that form them. The scales - which overlap like shingles on a roof - cling loosely to the wings and come off easily without harming the butterfly. The cuticles on the scales of these wings are composed of teeny, tiny, transparent structures that […]

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Earth to moon to earth (EME), otherwise known as Moon Bounce,  is simply bouncing radio waves off the moon’s surface and back to earth (the moon is used as a passive satellite). There are all sorts of issues with the EME process, including distance which produces a lag time (testing 1234 hello moon, hello echo).  Also […]

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Japan has been weighing heavy on our minds and hearts in the aftermath of the recent earthquake and tsunami. We’re sending our support, thoughts and love to all the people who have suffered and lost so much. Some ways to help: First Giving, Hearts + Hands, Art Benefiting Japan.

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Martine Syms is currently located in Chicago where she co-directs Golden Age – a project space dedicated to sharing ideas through exhibitions, performances and printed matter.  The shop carries so many things that I want and I yearn to be able to see the shop in person!  I was recently perusing her website and was […]

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Something to think about from It’s just a little headache, it’s just a little bruise / redemption of the flesh / The politics of the future as urgent as the blue sky by Daniel Joseph Martinez.