Archive for January, 2008

Pasta & Vinegar

January 15, 2008

This is a brilliant and very inspiring blog, and the post about the Bubbles of Radio is very nice too, with issues that I will definitely keep in mind with future work on this project.

“Although the press captured that project as “artist work to visualize bluetooth and wifi“ [ref to Wired], I am pretty sure there is really more to draw out of this work. For example, I would be curious to see how people are aware of these airwaves and how they have a representation of them: how do we represent ourselves the airwaves of cell-phones or microwave-oven. And maybe in a second phase to use this a material to talk with people about the existence and the shape of electromagnetic fields (it would require a less barbarian vocabulary though).

Their usefulness is indeed tough to describe (it’s more an intuition) but my impression is that making such things visual is an important first step before discussing them (as we human being are very visual-oriented).” [quoted from Pasta & Vinegar]

new edition of Flora

January 4, 2008

I am currently looking at possibilites for reassembling material and printing the Flora properly.

Wired!

January 3, 2008

 Underwire is one of the blogs of the Wired network; “Taking the pulse of pop culture, from the editors of Wired magazine.” Link to the Underwire post on Bubbles of Radio

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the Bubbles and Ernst Haeckel

January 3, 2008

There’s been a comment of the “Haeckelian aspect” of my work under Timo’s entry at the Touch blog. A name previously unfamiliar to me, here is briefly what I found on Ernst Haeckel. He was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist, who lived between 1834 – 1919. The inventor of “Kunstformen der Natur” (“Artforms of Nature”), his charts are still used in education.
The relevance to my project I believe comes with the fact that he described and named hypothetical ancestral microorganisms that have yet to be found.

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Haeckels work is amazing, and I am most flattered at there being drawn any parallel between his work and mine.

Sources: wikipedia (for Ernst Haeckel) and wikimedia (for Kunstformen der Natur)

www.drawn.ca

January 2, 2008

Drawn! is a multi-author blog devoted to illustration, art, cartooning and drawing. Its purpose is to inspire creativity by sharing links and resources.” Link to post on the Bubbles of Radio.
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