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Friday, March 30, 2012

Art and Science needs a venue or sponsor

The Bronowski Art and Science Forum and almost 40 other arts organizations may be looking for a new home as.the Neurosciences Institute (NSI) was stepping out of its lease. These programs were funded by Performing Arts Program through it’s Minding the Arts event. The building is going back to the The Scripps Research Institute on Oct 1.. Stacy Rosenburg, their spokesperson says they will be asking for $1500 for each event rental and that her organization focuses on science, not the arts. She seems to have missed the point entirely that the arts and their creativity are the new economic driver for the sciences. She states "…. biomedical research is our mission, and we have to guard our resources." This short term thinking is one of the the things holding back San Diego from taking its rightful place as a city of innovation.

If you know of a venue in La Jolla or a sponsor to fund the Bronowski Art and Science Forum, please contact Ron Newby

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chance to work with the Particle Accelerator in Geneva


Who: The technologically (and cosmologically) inclined
When: Three month residencies, until 2013
Where: The Large Hadron Collider, Geneva

Everyone’s favorite 17-mile particle accelerator is open to artists! Underwritten by international art celebrities including Jacques Herzog, Mariko Mori, Andreas Gursky, and Pipilotti Rist, the Collide@CERN AIR is open to digital artists who are interested in the theories and technologies of particle physics. This award includes a cash prize of €10,000, a production grant, and a funded residency in two parts. After two months working at CERN with their new scientist buddies or “inspiration partners,” residents go to Ars Electronica Linz to make new CERN-inspired work.

[Fine Print]: The Large Hadron Collider works by colliding two proton beams at extremely high energy in order to recreate the conditions just after the Big Bang. CNN reported that "some have expressed fears that the project could lead to the Earth's demise," but also quoted scientists like John Huth, who said the doomsday scenario was "baloney."

Thanks to Art Info for this and go to the link to check out other residencies for artists (not all science oriented but all interesting.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

NokiaTattoo that vibrates when you have a phone call

For the Nokia site:

The ferromagnetic material vibrates in a multitude of ways when a message, phone call, low battery indication or several other alerts are received by the tattoo from a Nokia phone. The magnetic field can cause of multitude of different vibrations!

The magnetic mark can however remain invisible, making it more appealing to people who don’t want to visibly mark their body with a tattoo. I know I’m not a tattoo person so this would appeal to me, but each to their own! Wait, there is more….

The tattoo also acts as a form of identity. Yes, could this be the end of passports?! Maybe not, but it does mean that I would no longer need to type a password into my phone. I AM THE PASSWORD!! If I happened to be walking around blissfully unaware that my pocket was flapping open on a busy street and someone saw the opportunity to steal my phone, I would be over the moon that they couldn’t access it without a small marking on my arm!

You can also read this article from the LA Time to find out more.,0,1546481.story

Thanks to Jim Wilsterman for sending this info

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ted Tal,k, Dance vs. powerpoint

Don't miss this exciting video expressing so well the value of the arts and science connection especially the comments about the science starting to talk to the dancers. Our thanks to Dana Smith of MiraCosta College for sending us this link.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Trenches of Discover

check out this blog which has been online since 2011. These guys are from the UK, Finland and Chicago.
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