Survival Research Labs performed a brief show starting a little before 8 pm Wednesday night in the courtyard of the Berkeley Art Museum. The performance was part of a CIMAM (International Committee of ICOM (The International Council of Museums) for Museums and Collections of Modern Art) conference. Below are a couple photos I took before,… Read More »
I tried to use PhoneBlogger at tonight’s SRL performance, but the V1 rocket engine was just too loud. Huh, what a surprise. When I wrote PB, I never did take into account the requirement of being able to phone blog the firing of a rocket engine. Oh, well. I’ll put up some photos and videos… Read More »
If things go smoothly, I’ll be using PhoneBlogger later tonight to post from a Survival Research Labs performance in Berkeley. I’m just hoping the sound from the V1 rocket engine doesn’t blow out the circuitry on my cellphone, much less my ears.
[via Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things] Judith is just one, albeit the most famous, of many talented artists with physical, developmental, or emotional disabilities who work at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland. Sandra and I donate money to Creative Growth every year and we have purchased several very nice works of… Read More »
A lobster-shaped coffin, ants eating sugar skulls, and a devil getting his teeth removed by skeletons in the Global Elegies: Art and Ofrendas for the Dead exhibit at the Oakland Museum.
The Bright Stuff by Daniel Dennett It’s nice to read an opinion piece every now and then that you can completely identify with. Daniel Dennett’s recent NY Times piece on having a naturalist world view really struck home for me. Dennett’s name was a familiar one from philosophy courses I took long ago, particularly one… Read More »
The semi-annual letter from Rice president Malcolm Gillis just showed up in my mailbox. The letter isn’t published to the Rice website, yet, but click on alumni letters on the Office of the President’s page if you care to see old alumni letters and eventually, the fall 2002 letter. In addition to pointing out the… Read More »
Ed Felten is excited that Princeton ranked #22 on Seventeen Magazine’s list of 100 Coolest Colleges. I was quite surprised to find my alma mater, Rice University, ranked #1. Rice is a fantastic school and I had an incredible experience there, but the first item on Seventeen’s list of desirable qualities “From frat parties to… Read More »