Category Archives: Arts and Education

Radiant Decay

By | January 19, 2005

Mark Faigenbaum, an old friend of my wife’s, is having an exhibition and reception January 21 (5-9 pm) and 22 (1-5 pm) at SF Recycling & Disposal, Inc., “also known as The Dump”, with two other artists. Mark is currently an artist-in-residence at the Norcal Waste Art Studio & Gallery. The pieces he will be… Read More »

Living Museum Art Center

By | August 17, 2004

The Living Museum Art Center at Harbor View House is an arts program that is run by HealthView. Harbor View House is a non-profit residential mental health care facility in Southern California. The website has four pages of work (though unfortunately the first sent doesn’t appear in FireFox due to some IE proprietary HTML) done… Read More »

Cabinet Magazine

By | August 3, 2004

Tim Bray recently wrote a fine review of Cabinet magazine, A Quarterly Magazine of Art and Culture. I first learned of Cabinet about a year ago when a link from the Cabinet site kept showing up in my website referer log. A couple paragraphs down on that page, you will find the following text: Cabinet… Read More »

Fire Arts Festival Review

By | July 11, 2004

Although I did make it to the Fire Arts Festival Friday night, I ended up being at work so late that I didn’t have time to go home and get my camera. I didn’t even have time to eat dinner. So, unfortunately, all I can show off are some poor quality photos taken with the… Read More »

Fire Arts Festival

By | July 8, 2004

There are still two nights left for you to attend the Fire Arts Festival at the Crucible on 7th Street in Oakland. DESCRIPTION: An incendiary and landmark exhibition of fire and light artistry at The Crucible’s industrial arts facility and a 100,000 sq ft outdoor Fire Arts Arena in West Oakland! A wealth of workshops,… Read More »

Wikipedia Turns 300K

By | July 7, 2004

Congratulations to all the people who have contributed articles to Wikipedia. The site just passed 300,000 on the article-o-meter. If you haven’t checked out Wikipedia, yet, you definitely should. The community system for writing encyclopedia-style articles has worked out amazingly well. Hmmm, I just noticed that there are no articles on “incinerating toilet” or “incinerator… Read More »

A Funny Stewart

By | May 19, 2004

The funniest man in America, Jon Stewart (no known relation, unfortunately), delivered the commencement address at William & Mary to the extremely lucky Class of 2004. I have no memory of the deliverer or the content of the commencement address at my graduation from Rice, although I am quite confident the speech wasn’t nearly as… Read More »

More Photos of SRL Performance

By | January 9, 2004

There are tons more photos and some reviews of the SRL show in Berkeley at the SRL website. The people taking these photos were much closer to the action than me, so you should definitely check them out. They also took a bunch of very cool pre-show photos. Also, because of where I was standing,… Read More »

Video from SRL Performance

By | January 4, 2004

On November 12, 2003, I attended a live performance by Survival Research Labs at the Berkeley Art Museum. In addition to taking a couple photos, I used my Canon S400 to shoot some video. I’ve finally gotten around to scaling the video down enough in iMovie to post here. Get ready to see and hear the firing of a V1 rocket engine, a Tesla coil sending 20+ foot sparks into metallic sheets hanging from trees, and a set of 150 dB pulse jets.