Monday, August 30, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

biomorphic yeah-yeah

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Alex Chitty: looking at her website, it is clear is she serving it up lots lately with new work.

I am looking down a microscope on to all the smaller miracles, blob and scribble.

and: her water bear zine.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

symme-trees

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I heart Art Nouveau for the bad-ass organicism of forms, shapes, and naturalistic intuitions reflected in that which is built. That sort of resonance is even nicer when it isn't necessarily even intentional.


Arashiyama, Japan.

Monday, August 16, 2010

sit stylez

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Dan Peterman, Thank You for Your Patronage: Chairs from Street Carts, 1989.

more

Sunday, August 15, 2010

David Hull

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Philosopher & historian of biology David Hull passed on this last week.

His work in biology was deeply influential throughout graduate school. Besides his numerous papers, I once spent whole summer simply studying his one book Science as a Process.

This morning preparing for my fall classes I find myself relying on copies of books he kindly let me take from his collection when I visited him last year. Philosopher, steadfast gay rights advocate, and even a decent portrait painter to boot....

short obituary here

Saturday, August 14, 2010

in honor of...

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PAWS Chicago sends me a big glossy magazine, which among other things includes mention of the donations to PAWS that are made in honor of/memory of certain individuals.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fuji Soft

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Mount Fuji is certainly one of the most famous and iconic of all mountains in the world. Its symmetry and sliding slate-colored slopes beckon one's sight. For centuries it has been the muse for many an artist, including the 36 views of Mt. Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai ( the originals of which I was lucky enough to see at the Ota Museum this past month.

Luck should also have it a friend on mine brought me up to Uwakudani, a sulphurous steaming peak from which the Fuji can be seen very well. Of course no Japanese tourist sopt would be complete without a soft ice cream stand, setting the stage for a nice visual and metaphorical moment for a 37th view.




























To call this "Fuji soft" seems apropos, and especially so since there is a computer company by that very name in Yokohama - Fujisoft - from which you can supposedly also see Mt. Fuji, on the clearest of days...

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

pinned

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caught in Shikoku.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Aug. 6th

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

"far east"

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some of what has been going on the last couple of months.

Sunday, August 1, 2010