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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems at the Ruben H. Fleet Science Museum

ILLUSION: Nothing Is As It Seems, which runs until Jan 11, 2015 at the Ruben H. Fleet Science Museum is a mind-bending new exhibition that combines science and art to deceive the visitor through optical, perceptual and audio illusions. It shows that what we perceive is often radically different from the reality of what we observe by playfully allowing visitors to experience concepts used by magicians and explored by neuroscientists. Click here to see a video about ILLUSION and click here to read about it in the New York Times.

Not to be missed from May 2014 to Jan, 2015


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

STEAM Connect Ascend Conference 2014 at Qualcomm

We are happy now to report on the STEAMConnect Ascend Conference presented on March 28 at Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall.. Video One The opening performances by Zori Tinker and Eastlake High School Dance Team was outstanding and well worth watching. The emcee Alex Kajitani was the” rapping mathematician”, STEAMConnect co-founders are Kim Richards and Dr. Edward Abeyta, and there were various messages from Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, Reps Susan Davis, Scott Peters, and Sen. Carol Liu, as well as a first ever co-presentation by Chris Roe, CA STEM Learning Network, and Craig Watson, CA Arts Council. Research Updates Video Two led by Dr. M.A. Greenstein, George Greenstein Institute, and panelists included Dr. John Iversen, UC San Diego; Lauren Widney, San Diego Youth Symphony; Carol LaFayette, SEAD; and Dennis Doyle, Collaborations: Teachers and Artists (CoTA). Quality Criteria Video Three Discussion on STEM and STEAM criteria led by Pat Wayne, Arts Orange County, and panelists included Denise Grande, Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Heather Lattimer, University of San Diego; John Spiegel, San Diego County Office of Education; and Ellen Peneski, San Diego Science Alliance and San Diego STEM Collaboratory. Creative Collaborations Video Four Discussion on STEAM led by Anne Bown-Crawford, CREATE CA, and panelists included Ed Hidalgo, Qualcomm; and Shari Asplund, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Molly Kelton, CRMSE/InforMath; Nan Renner, Art of Science Learning (Innovation Incubator); Brent Bushnell, STEAM Carnival/Two Bit Circus.

Here is session three which gives you an update on the Innovation Incubator project in San Diego.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

DNA of Creativity at Oceanside Museum of Art

Grant RecipientsSD View Art Now (a smart phone app to locate local arts events near you) Patricia Frischer, Emily Kay, Denise Bonaimo Sarram, Alison Renshaw
Sea Changes: Act (a project featuring  plastic pollution) Michelle Kurtis Cole, Kira Carrillo Corser, Lauren Carrera, 
Dale Sweetnam, Caitlan B. Whalen, Debb Solan, Marjorie Pezzoli.   Urban Succession (preserving wildlife in urban settings) Jason Rogalski, Jean Tsau, Dr. David Lipson, Jeremy Gercke, Jonathan AustinPAMM - PolyAesthetic Mapping: The Muses (ways to think about the collaborations that artists and scientist experience) Kaz Maslanka, Vicki Leon,Microtonal music by Jonathan Glasier, Joe Monzo, Arthur Frick, AntiQuark and poetry by Ted Washington,  Jeffery Haynes, Brianna DelGuidice
704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, 92054
More info: 760.943.0148 or OMA 760-435-3721
Opening Reception and the events below are Free for OMA members and $10 for nonmembers
  • Sunday, April 27 from 1- 5 p.m. – Sea Changes: ACT will run an interactive art project during the Free Family Art Day/Oceanside Days of Art and North County Earth Festival, and will include making fish masks, recording fish tales and re-purposing t-shirts into recycled shopping bags.  (Please donate heavy weight t-shirts by bringing them to the OMA opening on April 12!)
  • Tuesday, June 3 from 7- 8:30 p.m. – PAMM and Art and Science Evening featuring DNA of Creativity team members in a PechaKucha-style lecture. It will begin and end with a PAMM microtonal music and poetry performance and Photoscopia demonstration.
  • Sunday, Aug. 3 from 1- 4 p.m. – Urban Succession Family Art Day including free art and science-themed workshops including learning to use a light microscope, basics about arachnids and how to weave your own web.
The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
Free admission the first Sunday of every month, general admission $8, seniors $5, and free for students and members of the military.
P.S. Don't forget Sat April 26, 7 pm when we are making a DNA of Creativity presentation before the performance of RED at the San Diego REPertory Theatre  in Horton Plaza. This is a FREE event or you can stay and see the play about Mark Rothko and if you buy tickets, $10 goes to SDVAN if you use code SDVAN.

Honeycomb Hunt guerrilla art campaign installed around San Diego

Honeycomb Hunt guerrilla art campaign installed around San Diego right April  10, 2014

The San Diego ‘Honeycomb Hunt,’ is a city wide public art installation that raises awareness about ways to help dying honeybee populations.

The details of the project can be found here:

The San Diego Honeycomb Hunt, is a city wide scavenger hunt that raises awareness about dying honeybee populations. 

Boston based artist Renée Ricciardi uses photography and art to save bees. As the creative force behind this public art installation, she is on a mission to inspire and change.
The kickstarter photography project, Bees in Italy highlights these issues.

The honeycombs are installed in high traffic areas from La Jolla to Coronado and each has a QR code for Renée’s kickstarter campaign, Bees in Italy.
Bees in Italy is a photography project that aims to document progressive organic life in Italy, so that other nations can learn about how Italy is banning pesticides to save bees. 

People are encouraged to photograph the public art pieces and upload to social media with the hashtag #HoneycombHunt. 
Honeycomb hunters can stay up to date by following the hashtag #HoneycombHunt @Bees_in_Italy on instagram and twitter.

This is link to embed the kickstarter video:
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The kickstarter campaign is active for 20 more days. To make a donation and receive a free postcard and photo, please check out this groundbreaking project.
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