Today I was preparing all day for the special projects class I am teaching this quarter — NanoBioTech + Design and I figured out a way to deliver my lectures by addressing every topic with STEAM reconfigured — Science, Technology, Ecology, Arts + Mindfulness. Engineering and Mathematics are already in Science and Technology. They are replaces with Ecology and Mindfulness. First lecture is on the complexity of the PENCIL
Science – carbon / graphite / graphite
Technology – microscopy / industry
Ecology – impact on the environment
Arts – artist / designers / architects — examples
Mindfulness – exercise / assignment — draw and write with a pencil all that was addressed.
Working on two shows — one that should open sometime soon — maybe — at Pratt Manhattan gallery and the next, in May, at the Barbican gallery in London. The pandemic is changing everything and very much influencing how I am approaching the work.
Planktons produce up to 80% of the oxygen we breathe and underwater noise is destroying many species but also impacting the plankton at the bottom of the food chain. We are drwoing in the consumerist noise driven by fossil fuels and plastic…. MORE here
So, ditching the VR glasses and the interactive platform — focus is on the immersive sound, animations and AR. The test I did at the EDA is promising!
8 years ago — OCTOPUS MANDALA — at Coney Island, NY
I am pretty sure that the person wearing the octopus crown is Arlene Lister. Today she same over with her dog Nancy who will be staying with us for a couple of weeks. She is off to Canada to visit with her sick mother amidst the omicron wave, extreme climate and general crazy… we need to go back to the source and connect to the Other — the embodied intelligence.
Nina Sobell, Linda Cassidy, Susan Quasha, Claire Farago, Biljana Tomić, Roxanne Fischer, Annuradha, Clarissa Riberio, Eli TC, Jim Gimzewski and some new people joined — 21 of us shared our breaths over the networks.
At the end of the event, Clarissa revealed that it was her birthday and she chose to do this with us — I felt touched and honored.
Tomorrow we are honoring the RABBIT with an incredible group of humans born under that animal sign! Par Badani, Marta de Menezes, Robertina Sebjanic, James Gimzewski snd others on the wheel honoring them – Anna Nacher, Xtine Boroughs- to name a few! Siddharth is in India and will join from there! Wherever you are – tune in and join us!
Dear Friends,This Friday, 8am PST, 11am EST, 7pm MSK — Join us for an [Alien] Star Dust meditation hosted by the CYLAND13 festival and exhibition in St. Petersburg. We will focus on the Chelyabinsk meteorite and breathe together and throw some molecular light on Russia, Europe and beyond. Find out more and Register here: