Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space

There are so many ways to learn about our world. Take, for instance, Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, an awesome children’s book about the galaxy. With writing by quantum computer scientist Dominic Walliman and designed and illustrations by Ben Newman, this is a wonderful way to make discoveries. Science should be a revelation of wonders,Continue reading “Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space”

Chino Otsuko, Then and Now, All at Once

Memory plays tricks on us, confounding us with the passage of time. Photographer Chino Otsuko demonstrates this phenomenon through her exhibit Finding Me. In My Modern Met, The artist photoshops herself into travel photos from the past to create a double moment in time. Otsuko explains her project: “The digital process becomes a tool, almostContinue reading “Chino Otsuko, Then and Now, All at Once”

Cross-Cultural Collage Graffiti by Lili Jenks and 10H23

via Wooster Street: Working with silkscreen artist 10H23, French street artist Lili Jenks (also known as PAPERGLUEnSCOTCH) is making collages that cross borders. The team collected strips of paper from billboards in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Brazil then swapped and reorganized the billboard strips into large collages with screen prints of old photos by 10H23.Continue reading “Cross-Cultural Collage Graffiti by Lili Jenks and 10H23”

The Walkscapes of Benjamin Lowy

Using an iPhone and an app, Benjamin Lowy has created “Walkscapes” —single images that are compiled from 30-100 frames taken on a walk. Lowy says this about this new work: “We live in this time where we’re given these tools, and we all follow instructions to a tee. The digital world is so precise thatContinue reading “The Walkscapes of Benjamin Lowy”

The YAWP of Brooklyn

One of the exciting new projects in the world of poetry this year is Brooklyn Poets, founded by Jason Koo. Not a New Yorker? No worries. In addition to the live NYC events, they offer online workshops for poets anywhere and everywhere. Check them out on their site.

NaPoWriMo 2014 Begins Today

    If you are planning to writing a poem a day in April, there are sources of inspiration all around. Starting in the most obvious place, check out the NaPoWriMo site. You will find everything you need to get started. Add your blog to the list of participants and join the community of writers. ThereContinue reading “NaPoWriMo 2014 Begins Today”

Take a Walk in the Garden at Rice Gallery

The current exhibit at Rice Gallery is “Garden Object,” an installation by Rosario Hurtado and Roberto Feo, who run a design studio called El Ultimo Grito. The garden they’ve created at Rice is rather otherworldly, as gardens go. Here’s a link to the “making of” video, definitely worth 2 minutes of your day. For moreContinue reading “Take a Walk in the Garden at Rice Gallery”

Writing, Promptly

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has gained momentum over the past decade, and a number of best-selling novels–Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern– began in this veritable boot camp for writers. The appeal lies in the short intense nature of the project, with the product being a 50,000 word firstContinue reading “Writing, Promptly”