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Gregory Crewdson

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diter roth British artist Tania Kovats makes drawings, sculpture, installations and large-scale time-based projects exploring our experience and understanding of landscape. She is best known for Tree (2009), a permanent installation for the Natural History Museum in London; and Rivers, an outdoor sculpture in the landscape of Jupiter Artland outside Edinburgh. This new exhibition focuses on her fascination with the sea. A highlight of the exhibition is All the Sea, an ambitious new work which presents water from all the world’s seas, collected with the help of a global network of people drawn in by the idea of bringing all the waters of the world to one place. It is joined by new and existing work all of which has to do in some way with the sea. Exhibition supported by Download Exhibition Guide (pdf); Download Little Artists Activity Sheet (pdf); Learning Through Exhibitions (pdf) Free Saturday tours, every Saturday at 2pm New Publication Talks and Events Artist’s TalkTuesday 25 March, 6.30pm.

Free Piano Sheet Music and much more. Take a break to enjoy the journey! Food as art: it looks almost too good to eat A few years ago, I wrote a cookery book called Cherry Cake And Ginger Beer that was inspired by the delicious food and treats enjoyed by the characters in children's classics. There were recipes for Mary Poppins' Raspberry Jam Cakes, Swallows and Amazons' Seed Cake, and Anne of Green Gables' Layer Cake. The idea emerged on a family holiday during a conversation with my then nine-year-old daughter, who at that point was engrossed in a marathon reading of Enid Blyton's Five Find-Outer series, which contains multiple references to macaroons and fry-ups. As I was also something of a greedy reader when young, together we decided to ransack the library to create a collection of recipes that could be made with and by children who wondered how the foodstuffs that are so avidly consumed on the page actually taste off the page. As it now turns out, the book was an early example of a new phenomenon that sees adventurous cooks finding inspiration everywhere but in a recipe book.

Feasting on Art Team-Building Exercises - Team Management Training from MindTools Planning Activities That Actually Work Learn how to plan effective team-building activities with your people. You've probably been involved in a team-building activity at some point. Perhaps it was a weekend retreat, or an afternoon at the climbing gym learning to rely on one another, or a day on the golf course getting to know everyone. But, whether or not you and your colleagues enjoyed the experience, what happened when your team members returned to the office? Too often, managers plan an activity with no real thought or goal in mind. Team-building activities can be a powerful way to unite a group, develop strengths, and address weaknesses – but only if the exercises are planned and carried out strategically. This article shows you what to consider when planning a team event, and we offer a variety of exercises to address different issues that teams commonly face. Team Building That Actually Builds Teams Spend time thinking about your team's current strengths and weaknesses. . Key Points

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The Greatest Food Still Lifes in Art History There are a few classic subjects that pop up repeatedly over the course of art history. There are the religious archetypes of the Madonna and Child and the Pieta; the portrait, in which an artist tries to faithfully capture a human likeness; and the still-life, a depiction of a group of physical objects. Right. Jan Davidszoon de Heem, Still Life with Fruit and Ham, 1648-49 During the Dutch Baroque era in the 17th century, still life paintings were used kind of like how rappers use boast songs today — to demonstrate wealth, a form of over-the-top brag.

BBC Food - Eating using all your senses 4 December 2012Last updated at 10:19 By Anna-Louise Taylor BBC Food Eating textural foods such as pomegranate is one way to reawaken the senses We rely too much on one or two senses like taste and sight when picking and eating food, researchers say. But there is another, more enriching, way. Do you choose or know what you are going to eat, just by looking at it? Or do you taste, touch, smell it, or listen to the sound it may make? People have forgotten to engage all their senses when selecting and eating food, meaning they are "disconnected" from it and their senses have become "lazy", say researchers at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy. They are exploring ways of getting people to engage with food instead of just relying on sight. When looking at food, colour conveys critical information about flavour "by providing clues as to edibility, flavour identity, and flavour intensity", an article in the Consciousness and Cognition journal says. Taste is influenced however.

Charles Fernyhough: Is memory just a leaky reconstruction? We are in the middle of a debate about the status of neuroscience. Against the deceptive allure of neuroimaging and reported sightings of "brain centres" for everything from sarcasm to religious experience, there are stern reassurances that, if we were ever to work out the scientific basis of consciousness, it would be too complicated for us to understand. Is neuroscience really changing the way we comprehend ourselves? If tracing behaviour and experience to its neural underpinnings really offers a new understanding of humanity, aren't novelists bound to draw on it in revealing how their characters understand themselves? In one sense, neuro-explanations seem to challenge the mechanisms by which novels work. Neuroscientists warn us that we may have no freewill, no "self" at the helm; their work shows that our memories are leaky reconstructions and that even our visual perception of the world is a system of illusions.

Jennifer Egan Welcome to ACCET Schools and Courses Synthetic meat: is it 'natural' food? The 'Google burger' … it looks like beef, tastes like beef … Photograph: AFP Monday's big food news was the great reveal and taste test of a burger made of lab-raised cultured beef. It smelled like beef. This penchant for purity is a mammoth economic factor. Define "natural" It's tricky. The reasoning behind our preference for unadulterated food is quite patchy. Organic is a more specific and regulated term. Is natural healthier? The treat section is a big appeal of health-food stores. There's natural, and then there's disgusting Spence puckishly suggests that the power of natural-style labelling could be harnessed to encourage westerners to eat critters for our economic and environmental good. Unnatural haute cuisine The notion of molecular gastronomy rather turned the distaste for "unnatural" on its head. I'm not sure if that was achieved. How do you define natural food, and is it always healthier and environmentally friendly?