Monday, March 21, 2011

Always a Carl Sagan fan!!

Has there ever been a better poet of the stars?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Science and Math - Oragami - all the MIT kids are doing it

"This happens often in science  - that things that were designed for aesthetic reasons - suddently have a mathimatical, scientific application" - LOOSE Quote from "Between the Folds"

I have this student working in paper for sculpture class.  He found such a clear voice in tag board and paper, representing the daily life, things that could even be controversial, but by presenting them in paper - he asks "What's the big deal" - having the viewer ask themselves that question.  Seeing their own views - alone in facing the object.  Like the image in photo on a news paper, he presents the news paper image in 3D and asks the viewer to just think about what they are seeing, saying, and thinking...

But like every student starting something fresh - they question themselves...  hold back....  "I just love paper"... paper, which we buy in pounds, which we abuse, reuse, and treat like a simplistic "starting material" - But I believe it is my favorite ... o.k. - one of my favorites.  I LOOOOOVVEE  art materials.

Origami: it’s no longer just paper cranes. A determined group of theoretical scientists and fine artists have abandoned conventional careers to forge unlikely new lives as modern paper folders. These intrepid individuals are interpreting the world in paper, creating a wild mix of sensibilities that redefine art, science and creativity. Photos: a shell shaped colorful origami piece on a background that shows a folding diagram.  Below: An origami frog made from thick green paper, A pink, blue and white, three-dimensional origami form, resembling a paper bag with fish-like scales, A white origami tessellation that looks like a spiral rose and filmmaker Vanessa Gould—with short blond hair, glasses and wearing a pale green sweater—looks into a camera with a microphone mounted on top.

Math nerds - GO CRAZY
this is such a joy.  This is MIT's biggest growing fad.  Love love love it.

Art, Science, Math and happening.... 
Life has been dictated on paper, drawn on paper - it only makes sense that it should be visualized in paper

to you art & science,
here's your celebration


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Video Bar for Art and Science discussions