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SLIDESHOW: Behind the Scenes at Aqua Vita Farms, Growing Aquaponic Fish and Produce in Sherrill, NY [Photographs: Max Falkowitz] You probably already know about aquaculture: the domestication of fish for food in enclosed spaces.
Home » Blog Get ‘em if you can! The Toronto Underground Market is back and tickets are going faster than you can say “foie gras dumpling.” Better known as simply TUM, this underground market is a hugely successful monthly food festival where happy and hungry patrons sample tasty treats from amateur chefs wanting to make it big.
[ Video Link , via LAist ] Los Angeles area radio station KPCC produced this lovely video portrait of designer, educator, and media artist Alex Braidwood . His work "explores methods for transforming the relationship between people and the noise in their environment." In the video, you'll see Alex wearing what I believe may be his Noisolation Headphones , "an invention for mechanically transforming the relationship between a person and the noise that immediately surrounds them."
The project was based on data I gathered by taking a lengthy survey about my Facebook® "friends." I asked myself questions ranging from personal (do I know this person's phone number?) to generic (can I recognize this person by their name alone?) and assigned each of my cyber-friends a score ranging from 1-25 (those that scored less than 1 were de-friended). Each score was then plotted on a color spectrum.
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In developing countries, many hospitals have to do without electricity. This is a problem, because when you’re doing surgery, you can’t do without light. Medical procedures end up happening in badly under-lit conditions, illuminated by flashlight or kerosene lantern.
Have you given up on your New Year’s resolution to lose weight, or eat healthier foods? Sadly, the stats say that most of us have. If you haven’t: CONGRATULATIONS! KEEP GOING!
*rugenius in nature , 11:45 The latest from our resident zoologist and London-based editor, Justine Aw . A zoo and aquarium regular, I love discovering new creatures and one of my favorite aquarium specimens in the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences was the Flamboyant Cuttlefish ( Metasepia pfefferi ), a colorful species native to the tropical Indo-Pacific. True to their common name, these cuttlefish are incredibly beautiful and mesmerizing to see in action.
For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction. The goal of the Photo Ark is to document biodiversity, show what’s at stake and to get people to care while there’s still time. More than 2650 species have been photographed to date, with more to come. Click here to learn more about the Photo Ark and how buying a print can help. Click here to see behind the scenes with a clip on the project from NBC Nightly News.
Image via . In 1951, Charles and Ray Eames introduced their wire chair into the world, presenting a lightweight, twisted metal counterpart to their plywood and molded plastic furniture. The clean, streamlined geometries of the wire chair have made it a staple in every Herman Miller catalogue, but just as the Rietveld Chair can afford some playful remixing , the Eames wire chair is ripe for creative variation. Artist Akira Ishikawa has applied basic knitting and weaving techniques to soften the post-industrial aesthetic of the wire chair and create colorful one-of-a-kind pieces. The icon of mass-produced, mid-century design is suddenly transformed into a cozy, handmade emblem of the DIY movement. The Eames wire chair, image via Herman Miller.
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Mise en abîme sonore Sculpture miniature Description : Fil de cuivre Dimensions : 10/3cm environ Exemplaires : Illimité Il ne peut y avoir de son « Larsen » sans électricité. Le Larsen est en quelque sorte une mise en abîme sonore qui, poussée à son extrême va jusqu’à la destruction du matériel par la résonance. La jonction des symboles, et de leurs symboliques correspondant au Son, à l’Energie, et à la Boucle, est issue d’un raisonnement sur les composantes du Larsen.
Matt Seneca writes an impassioned report on this past weekend's Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest. He includes several reviews of books he found including my four Elf Booklets, zines of drawings I made, employing Raymond Pettibon's aesthetics, inspired by the movie "American Psycho." Here's a few highlights from the review: Ben Marra has been the single most important artist of action comics going for a few years now, and the new issue of his slashers 'n' strippers series Night Business that came out at the Fest only strengthens his case as the modern era's heir to the comics-about-fighting throne. Much as his work outclasses Avatar and outguns Marvel, though, Marra has an equally strong affinity for the avant-garde, and his truly bizarre quasi-adaptation of everyone's favorite Christian Bale movie (what) shows off the more uncompromising side of what's already a rock hard aesthetic. And: