MORPHO NANO catalog finally published!

OK, this one is a record — the exhibition was in 2012 and it was finally in print this year! David Familian and I would make changes / edits and then both get swamped with our respective chaos. This was repeated many times and the designer basically gave up after a certain point. So, we did what everyone should do in order to finalize a project — set a hard deadline — we announced a book launch / signing at CNSI and — voila — here it is!

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You can read the e-book on this site or buy a hard copy on amazon — really inexpensive ($11.69)!

Click on the image of cover for the flipbook or go to amazon to buy a copy (pays only for cost – no one is making a profit on this one!)

Presenting Bird Song Diamond at IPAM today!

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I was under the impression that I was giving a short talk and somehow saw myself on schedule giving a 2 hour tutorial. Went along with this as I was in the middle of preparing my class lecture Math & Art – this offered me a way to be in the midst of the subject. The audience was really helpful with their comments and questions — really enjoyed meeting some new people too! Unfortunately I missed Lev’s presentation the day after — had to drive out to Santa Barbara for the Moxi museum pre-opening…

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Hox Zodiac at the Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound

This was a great space to host Hox Zodiac and the director, Peter Wimberger, was so generous with the artifacts and giving us the space and help! People are real foodies in Seattle area so we had some amazing dishes and drinks too — many will be added to the Hox cookbook! See more pics from the event.

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Art Sci retreat and visit to Jean-Pierre Herve’s studio

V_Jean-Pierre_interviewPreparing for the opening of Jean Pierre Herve’s work at the Art Sci gallery with a visit to his studio in Santa Barbara. Amazed to find out he was an intern at IBM in 1959! Reminded me of Casey Reas’s work so I wrote him to come along and it turns out they know each other well… small world!

From the dinner table to Virtual Reality to ceramics

In the same month, I held a Hox Zodiac dinner, went to Longquan to learn about Chinese jade like celadon and premiered Bird Song Diamond at the largest VR space in the world. It is not about the media, it is about being the medium for the message. If you train to be a good medium, it is not about you either, but about what humanity needs to hear. Seems like we need to listen to the animals and develop a closer relationship.
painting Hox on ceramics

Just received this on We Chat from Chen Mo — there is a 50% chance that the ceramic breaks while firing so they had me paint two plates — both survived!

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