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Curiosity

heart music

 
Baude Cordier, “Belle Bonne, Sage” heart music

hear heart

http://listen101.blogspot.com/2006_02_01_archive.html

joke c. 400AD

 
Why do farts smell? So deaf people can enjoy them too

Philogelos the Greek (attrib) about third to fourth century AD

glow in the dark boat

 
This is a commercially available product just released…

invented by Dr Barry Rogers

The new crystal polymer system was invented by Dr Barry Rogers of Visual Signals.

The “Glow Boat’ has been in development  for over 10 years, (patent pending) and uses Visual Signals photoluminescent crystals. The glow not only makes it safer  to be out in at night but is also used to attract fish.  The unique manufacturing process used also ensures that the boat maintains its glow throughout its lifespan.

http://www.yachtandboat.com.au/plugins/newsfeed.cgi?rm=content&plugin_data_id=26929

Seize the moment

 
Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.

William Wirt

train station

 
Woman rolls zebra bag into train station with ‘kenny’ scratched into one of the stripes

a patch of woodland I found on my morning walk

 

swiss or canadian?

Insects Use Plant Like a “Telephone”

“Dutch ecologist Roxina Soler and her colleagues from the Netherlands Institute for Ecology have discovered that subterranean and aboveground herbivorous insects can communicate with each other by using plants as telephones. [via Cellular News]

‘Subterranean insects issue chemical warning signals via the leaves of the plant. This way, aboveground insects are alerted that the plant is already ‘occupied’.

Aboveground, leaf-eating insects prefer plants that have not yet been occupied by subterranean root-eating insects. Subterranean insects emit chemical signals via the leaves of the plant, which warn the aboveground insects about their presence. This messaging enables spatially-separated insects to avoid each other, so that they do not unintentionally compete for the same plant.

… The communication between subterranean and aboveground insects has only been studied in a few systems. It is still not clear how widespread this phenomenon is.'”

http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/2008/04/019899.htm

Opening moves

How to negotiate gallery openings according to Pablo Helguera

opening moves

see http://www.panamericanismo.org/bio.html [this website is now dead but Helguera’s next book “Education for socially engaged art” is a ripper]

froghorse

 

horsefrog

A Guide to the Unmonuments of New York by Joy Garnett

 

‘re-locating found sculpture and sculptural objects through photography; unintended beauty in the New York urban environment.’

Her work reminds me of Richard Wentworth’s getting by and making do

http://newsgrist.typepad.com/joygarnett/2008/09/found-art-unmon.html

A Guide to the Unmonuments of New York