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Thunder and lightning on Banks Island

  Banks Island, Canada – Expanded Ranges. The Inuit now regularly see species common much further south that previously were never seen on the island, such as robins and barn swallows. Thunder and lightning, never before recorded in Inuit oral history, have also been reported. http://www.climatehotmap.org/namerica.html

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Aesthetics as a Way of Survival

  Dutch artist Germaine Kruip filmed satin bowerbirds in her work Aesthetics as a Way of Survival similar to my 2004 video work herethere(hide). Her film about the bowerbird poses the question relating to the »artificial« and the »natural« in a surprisingly new way, encompassing the whole exhibition with this dichotomy. Guided by visual similarities […]

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Sound, Sight, Space and Play 2010: Postgraduate Conference for the Creative Sonic Arts

  Date: Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th June 2010 Location: Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre,  De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom Deadline: Abstracts outlining papers, installations and performances due 1st February 2010 Exploring the Future of the Sonic Arts We would like to invite you to take part in Sound, Sight, Space and Play […]

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International Year of Biodiversity

  2010 — International Year of Biodiversity. Think about it. A lot.

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SymbioticA on Science Network

  http://www.sciencewa.net.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2878:symbiotica-science-through-the-looking-glass&catid=247:symbiotica A LABORATORY in Perth is using the artistic medium to explore unchartered territories and ask some of the most culturally sensitive questions raised by the rapidly expanding power of life sciences. Oron Catts is the artistic director at “SymbioticA: The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts” in the School of Anatomy and Human […]

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A Bus Tour of the Urban Oilscape of Los Angeles

  I went on their hinterland tour in 1997. The Center for Land Use Interpretation presents: A Bus Tour of the Urban Oilscape of Los Angeles Friday, December 18, 2009 The tour will visit a number of urban well sites, from the West Side to Downtown, to Signal Hill and Long Beach, as part of […]

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slipper chewer and centaur

  from http://www.skullsunlimited.com/

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Tara Donovan

  This particular work always reminds me of nano.

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discovered Bady Minck

  !sigh! Just saw extracts from Bady Minck’s Im Anfang war der Blick (2003) and have ordered the book/dvd. She combines my love of found postcards (and found text) with amazing timelapse/montage/animation techniques, landscapes, reading and poetry in what has been called a surrealistic film practice. “This is a film about story-telling and remembering, the […]

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SwapORamaRama in Perth

  For those sick of what’s in the wardrobe this is a restyling and reconfiguring clothes event to be held on 5 December at City Farms… http://www.sorrperth.blogspot.com/ The concept is discussed here http://swaporamarama.org/

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Dan Shipside’s T5 field cinema project

  A Belfast project to take a van around and project cinema in ‘remote’ places (no more than 1.5 hours from Belfast!). Shipside’s practice is  “creative relationship to space and pursues experiential and participatory narratives of place. It aims to find ways to explore spaces with a physical and human engagement and produce landscape (both […]

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Rica Erickson has passed away

  Amongst my research into conservation and wildflowers I came across the work and life of Rica Erickson. Her obituary was in the paper today. Rica produced many early books on WA wildflowers (and later Western Australian history).

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Talk on the palaeogeography of Cottesloe

  This was a fantastic talk by Vic Semeniuk covering the old beach and dune surfaces visible at Cottesloe. I had not heard of the importance of freshwater seepage in the formation of what I have always assumed were purely wave cut platforms. Pictured below is a trowel with bubbles formed at the upper end […]

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call for animal images

  Since February 2009 I have been working as Artist in Residence at the Murdoch University School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. In the next few months I am having two exhibitions called In vetland. The first is at the Newcastle Art Space from Monday 12 July to 2 August  2009.  Later, in August-September, In […]

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comparative anatomy between the human and the bird

 

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