NY Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous @ Ellen Levy’s

How auspicious that I arrived the dat before Ellen and Patricia Olynyk were hosting their monthly LASER. This gave me an opportunity to introduce the Bird Song Mimic workshop a couple of days later at Governor’s Island. Many good friends showed up including Kathy Brew, Christiane Paul and Linda Weintraub. Carol Parkinson from Harvestworks was there to introduce her program and it was also lucky I was presenting last as Chuck Taylor and his daughter Amy just made it from the airport. He walked in as I was mentioning him and went straight up to talk about our collaboration.

Describing Bird Song Diamond installation in Tsukuba.

Here is the original illustration of the Bird Song Mimic evolving. We stayed pretty true to the vision.

Chuck graciously introducing his experience as a scientist working with an artist.

More pics from the evening on flikr.

HOX ZODIAC lunch for the UCLA Staff

This is becoming a tradition at the end of the academic year — to say thank you to the staff that is invisible but makes things happen and certainly helps the Art Sci center! We have a great showing from the Fowler and the Arts but no one from CNSI so we have to throw another one. Jaya was on her way but got lost 🙁 Roland helped us book the room in the beautiful IPAM (Institute for Applied Mathematics) designed by Gehry. He works there and many do not know that he is a chef on the side and goes to Japan every summer to learn!

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Flan by Dawn and a original curry balls by Roland (horse).

Brenda with her offering 🙂

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More pics on flikr.

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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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!