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A Performance That Should Be Remembered Liang Tao's "Hermafroditism I-The big leap forward" performance took place on October 22, 2005 in the old courtyard house turned into the then-trendy "BED" bar. (all images courtesy the author) BEIJING — Whenever I find myself strolling in the hutongs near Gulou and see the entrance of Bed Bar, images of Liang Tao‘s 2005 cross-gender performance come to mind. I met her that same year in the 798 art district, just after her performance “Madhouse in Paradise” at Marella Gallery.

Best of 2013 This year has been a strange one for me; but considering that last year I didn't even get around to putting together an end-of-year summary, I guess all's well that ends well... I've been leafing through my entire year of blogging last night, trying to gain an outside perspective on my creative olfactory life, and my conclusion is: 2013 was the year of the forest! I've spent more time than usual (though still not enough) in the woods, finding inspiration in the scents as well as the resilience and grounded stability of the thriving trees.

Bande à part My pain was never beautiful or poetic. It was answering the phone mid breakdown and laughing like I was fine. ― (via floriental) She’s letting out her feelings. Thoughts on Art and Teaching Last year several websites posted articles about the research of David B. Hay and co-researchers (Darren Williams, Daniel Stahl, Richard Wingate) who published a paper investigating the drawing styles of undergraduates, trainee scientists, and leading neuroscience researchers when making drawings of neurons. The following image shows the three sets of drawings. The upper line was produced by undergraduate students and shows a close adherence to textbook diagrams whilst the mid line was produced by PhD students and postdoctoral researchers more familiar with neurons under the microscope. The lower line of drawings was produced by expert neuroscientists and shows the greatest variety of approaches to the task.

Free AutoCAD DWG Viewers (Between the Lines) If you are looking for free, easy, and accurate ways to view an AutoCAD DWG here are two great options using native DWG technology from Autodesk. First a desktop DWG Viewer – DWG TrueView There is the Windows based desktop application named DWG TrueView which can not only view 2D and 3D DWG files but even includes layer features, visual styles, measurement, and print/plot feature of the full AutoCAD. You can view not only the DWG files created with AutoCAD 2012 but read DWG files from the early 1980’s from AutoCAD 2.x and even batch convert DWG files to different several versions. You can also create DWF and PDF documents. It is a hefty 270Mb download but it is very powerful and free.

Best of 2013: Perfume and Otherwise 2013 was eventful for me - a little more eventful than I tend to like - and it had less to do with perfume than I'd prefer. Still, there were highlights. Precious few, but they peppered the disappointments enough to keep me engaged, if barely. - In November, Andy Tauer and I released the third fragrance in our ongoing collaboration between the characters and stories of the Woman's Picture film series and the line of companion fragrances we created, Tableau de Parfums.

Graphic Design daily selection » Art William Leavitt – THE PARTICLES (of White Naugahyde) April 10th, 2014 Make Your Own Press – Almost a Centimeter The book Almost a centimeter is the result of Make Your Own Press, a collective effort of 5 professors and 16 students from 3 distinct academies in the Baltic and Nordic region, and 5 visiting lecturers and critics, invited because of their outstanding efforts in the field of artist book making and publishing. The book emerged from a course that recognizes the explosion in artist book making all around the world, especially in lieu of the less than terminal death of print predicted now for many years. This resurgence of print was something the group wanted to aid, particularly in their region, by giving a younger generation a course that presented all the steps necessary in taking a book from its concept, through its relation to historical antecedents, design, paper and color selection, the printing process, and finally distribution and acting as a temporary publishing house.

Alice Cunningham Fletcher Alice Cunningham Fletcher (March 15, 1838, Havana - April 6, 1923, Washington, D.C.) was an American ethnologist who studied and documented American Indian culture. Biography[edit] Fletcher credited Frederic Ward Putnam for stimulating her interest in American Indian culture and began working with him at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.[1] She studied the remains of the Indian civilization in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys, and became a member of the Archaeological Institute of America in 1879. These times also marked the beginning of Fletcher's 40-year association with Francis La Flesche, Susette's half brother. They collaborated professionally and had an informal mother-son relationship.

Some Came Running So. A couple of months, or weeks, or something, ago—my sense of time grows simultaneously more compressed and expanded as I grow older—someone on social media asked me where I ranked Bond movie X, and it reminded me that a few years back I labored somewhat mightily for my then-freelance-client, an entity called MSN Movies, on a lengthy piece in which I ranked the Bond pictures. That piece, published in annoying multi-click "gallery" form, has been purged from what is left of the MSN website, along with pretty much everything else I did for it. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I've been keeping my original submitted versions of much if not all of my work for my freelance clients backed up.

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