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November 30, 2004


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A note my good friend Alex left as he picked up his piece from aquaspace. He's gone to finish up his degree, first in France then onto the New York studio space awarded to him. Such a charmer, that guy.

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November 23, 2004


http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/003804.php Hearing non-audible words by reading electrical signals sent to vocal cords
http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/003806.php Gaining lost senses through the back of your tongue
http://everettbrothers.com/ Great weekly home-brew bluegrass shows weekly in Suwanee, Georgia. It had been a long time since I'd seen a bluegrass show. The house band knew how to work that one microphone for a great sound mix.
http://www.drawingproject.org/ A start up organization looking to advocate on behalf of drawing in all artistic mediums. Go sign yourself up for the mailing list.
http://forestry.about.com/cs/treeid/a/100_trees_id.htm This didn't help me identify the ginko tree from the thai restaurant I went to with Teresa and her family before the bluegrass show
http://www.whitecube.com/html/artists/ang/ang_frset.html Antony Gormley: working with how it feels to be in a body
http://www.whitecube.com/html/artists/soc/soc_frset.html Sophie Calle: known for her voyeuristic art. She was a big hit in drawing III.
http://www.whitecube.com/html/artists/moh/moh_frset.html Mona Hatoum
http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=proprioception Google has launched a ad-free scientific literature search. Next to each result, it displays by how many other papers in their database, is it cited. Handy.
http://www.core77.com/reactor/11.04_klausner.asp Thoughts about the circumstances and issues that led to James Dyson leaving the board of the London Design Museum
http://www.designobserver.com/archives/000219.html More on Dyson and leaving
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996683 Shape-shifting cluster module robot

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November 19, 2004

not arbitrary

Sometimes it seems like I'm just shotguning all the descisions I make, still. There should be some better-structured way of figuring out what I should do. I would have thought that it would have found me by now. Another helping of science, please.

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November 17, 2004


http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/Resources/MathSphereFreeGraphPaper.shtml Lots of different free graph paper including the isometric that I was looking for.
http://www.google.com/search?&q=cayewah On a tip from my referral stats, I found out that I'm the first result for "cayewah"
http://www.npr.org/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&prgDate=16-Nov-2004 I've never seen a episode of Sponge Bob but this Terry Gross interview with the voice actor of sponge bob was amazing. He was very articulate, funny and spoke at length about his craft and influences. This guy went through catholic school as friends with Bobcat Goldwaith. Best quote: " You never know if you're going to be doing math or jazz."
http://www.foxfire.org/ Not Firefox. I've got the first six of these hanging around the house. They are packed full of that mountain wisdom that is fast disappearing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxfire_books Wikipedia on the foxfire books
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/... Don't know much about this but i want it, Appalachian Picking Society
http://www.livescience.com/animalworld/041117_dino_tech.html Ankylosaurus, my favorite dinosaur, is back in the news. About time.
http://www.recorderrace.org/ A race competition of modified walkmans
http://www.tapplastics.com/index.php? An interesting manufacturer of plastics

Posted by cliff at 11:43 PM | Comments (0)

some thoughts from seven miles

:. How the participant experience functions is important. The end experience is derived from the function of this piece. There is a difference between the function and the movement that inspired it. The movement that inspired it is a singular event. While having to be experienced in the context of its surroundings, it remains disconnected from its environment. The function of the piece is more than, but still includes, the original movement or a close facsimile. The function exists in a designed environment with a combination of interactive cues followed by an interaction. These cues can be visual, form, and materials, all playing off of instinctual and cultural standards of how to interact with things. Environmental cues can also be used specifically, to prime the awareness of the participant.

:. I evaluate my pieces like experiments. The experiment is a secondary thought in the making of the piece. I do not expect this to be a major feature of the participants' experience. Pieces are the beneficiary of experiments but not a product of them. They don't function as research paper would. They work more like a magazine article as an adapted, easier to read version of a longer set of results.

:. I need to be around science. I need to go to lectures and listen to discussions. I need to soak it in. I need to learn their methodology. I need to understand how scientists come about their ideas. What happens before an experiment is developed? What inspires their hypotheses? What standards to they use in creating tests? I want to learn how they do research. I want to know where prior knowledge is. I want to know their vernacular. I want to know what makes them develop new vernacular. What level of scientist interpretation exists? What level is generally accepted? I want to talk with them about their work. I want to talk with them about my work. I want to know why they do science.

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November 15, 2004

recent bookings

http://www.art.ucla.edu/graduate/info.pdf UCLA doesn't require letters of recommendation, only contact information for three references. That makes thing easier.
http://www.art.ucla.edu/graduate/areas.html I think new genres looks good for me there, maybe interdisciplinary.
http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/110034210328630.xml Low interests in going to see choirs.
http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/science/11/15/earthquake.wellpumpin.ap/index.html Pumping brine into earth helps to lubricate fault lines, causing earthquakes in Utah.
http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,65688,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_1 Interview with Jeff Tweedy about digital music sharing.
http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/000582.php Kevin Kelly on DIY biohacking resources.
http://usmilitary.about.com/od/airforceenlistedjobs/a/afjob2t2x1.htm What Teresa does in the air national guard. This information should have been easier to find.

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November 11, 2004


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think_tank description of "think tank"
http://www.jay-zeezer.com/ the black and blue album, jay-zee and weezer mash up, free download
http://www.gaussboys.com/ super magnets
http://www.puttyworld.com/ better off brand silly putty
http://www.bagsunlimited.com/ every bag and storage container you could want, so many fibers projects could come out of this one material source
http://www.mobileation.com/ lots of ride-on toys and moving play equpiment
http://www.incompetech.com/beta/plainGraphPaper/ printable pdf graph paper

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November 10, 2004


Edited video documentation of Chair. (2Mb WMV file)

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November 09, 2004


New photo album of the dis solve show at Aquaspace.

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dis solve

More to come from this weekend. An updated, expanded statement for the piece:

Sometimes you just want to take "that" and put it in a gallery, but it doesn't seem like enough. Artists tend to get too far away from "that". "That" can stand up on it's own, thank you. It just needs a little support.

I support movement. I modify sample environments. I run these adaptations of real life situations like practice dummies. The participants get to hone their perceptive skills in a softer, easier environment.

These little movements are the main way by which we interact with our environment. Living is based in perceptions of our environment. If we don't have the ability to perceive our movements fully then neither can we live life as such. This is where "that" becomes important.

Chair, mixed media, chair, participant
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November 05, 2004

art show art show

Come by Aquaspace this weekend. Should be a good show. I'm heading down tomorrow. I'm looking forward to carrying my piece up that extra flight of confining stairs up to the new space they're in.

From the new issue of drain Deterritorialization, a description of the show:


A multi media group show organized in conjunction with -'Deterritorialization' Issue #3 of Drain

Dis solve consists of three exhibitions in varied locations across Savannah, Georgia. Each location specifically addresses and playfully questions ideas and concepts of space, territories, and boundaries along with the possibilities of deterrtorialization.

There are three locations: the tourist district, the commercial district, and residential. The exhibitions address the specific histories of their location, while simultaneously engaging in the three branches of metaphysics - Cosmology, Ontology and Reality.

Michelle Barczak, Avantika Bawa, Penny Brice, Sandra Burke, Rebecca Davison, Cliff Hedin, David Howe, Fred Jesser, Soraya Shah, Sarah Walko, Alex Young, Julia Barton, Matthew Mascotte and Chris Keohane

(full description here)

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November 04, 2004


Thing's are looking pretty good. I've got a few more things to finish in Savannah than I had anticipated but everything is well within range of "doable."

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November 03, 2004

between voting and rain

"Sometimes you just want to take "that" and put it in a gallery, but it doesn't seem like enough. Artists tend to get too far away from "that". "That" can stand up on it's own, thank you. It just needs a little support."

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