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Author Archives: perdita

The last passenger pigeon

The last passenger pigeon the world will ever know died on September 1, 1914

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the difference between weather and climate

Would be just that bit better without the canned laughter…

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never mistake couscous for cuscus

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testing gif

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fantails poem

what movie am I? Grease what movie am I? The wiggles Who am I? Anthony LaPaglia Who am I? Wolverine Who am I? Beyonce What movie am I? Transformers Who am I?

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Possessions

  The intelligent man, when he dies, leaves no possessions. If he has collected worthless objects, it is embarassing to have them discovered. If the objects are of good quality, they will depress his heirs at the thought of how attached he must have been to them. It is all the more deplorable if the […]

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A small work wins at the Minnawarra Art Award

  The digital print Billycatting won the $1000 acquisitive award at the Minnawarra Art Award on display Tuesday 17 July to Wednesday 25 July 2012

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word of the week: Derecho

From Wikipedia Derecho comes from the Spanish word for “straight” (cf. “direct”) in contrast with a tornado which is a “twisted” wind.[1] The word was first used in the American Meteorological Journal in 1888 by Gustavus Detlef Hinrichs in a paper describing the phenomenon and based on a significant derecho event that crossed Iowa on […]

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success

‘Some people climb a ladder to success we’ve dug a tunnel to success’ — Flight of the Concords

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131 Years of Global Warming in 26 Seconds

  Go to http://www.climatecentral.org/blogs/131-years-of-global-warming-in-26-seconds/ to see 131 Years of Global Warming in 26 Seconds The data comes from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, which monitors global surface temperatures. As NASA notes, “in this animation, reds indicate temperatures higher than the average during a baseline period of 1951-1980, while blues indicate lower […]

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Zombie Environmentalism

  Zombie environmentalism. Phrase. /’zombi In|vaIren’ment(a)lIz(e)m/ A trend in early 21st century relations with the natural world. It can be divided into three different aspects. 1. The behaviour of individuals or groups in society which is willingly or unconsciously uncaring of the natural world and the consequences of individual or collective behaviours. The conduct of […]

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Shy (dissolution + exchange) Exchange 3

  Val Shaw produced an intricate response to the project on her envelope (this one was sent to Perdy and will be in the Yonder show). Decorating your envelope is optional way to personalise your exchange with the next person on the list (and with the project in general, via aestheticising the envelope that goes […]

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an attempt to digitally send pelicans from Australia to Montevideo

  With kind permission of Miriam Salomon, this is of an attempt to digitally send pelicans from Australia to Montevideo, the city where she was born.

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I hate emails about microchips in mobile phones that destroy DNA!

Clarke’s third law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke, “Profiles of The Future”, 1961

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Shy (dissolution + exchange) — needed 25 more participants!

  Wanted: 25 extra people in the southern hemisphere for a photocopy/mail art project called Shy (dissolution + exchange). This is a project that I had in proposal form a few years ago (kinda this one https://www.perditaphillips.com/proposition-2-dissolution-of-the-southern-skies-2) for the exhibition called Melbourne 2010: How Can a Network….? . It’s now been revamped as I am […]

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