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In Benoit, Mississipi when your home gets destroyed buy a plane! This 2k plane modified and turned into a home by Joanne Ussery is 12 year old news but still news when you’ve never seen it before. Apparently, others have begun to follow in her tracks on slightly larger budgets of $200,000. But thats if you want it with wheels too. No bad home either especially with the landing lights lighting up a half mile ahead of your yard.

Apparently, it’s a viable growing population of plane inhabitants.

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The launch of Interactivos?: Better Than the Real Thing.

R&D OpenLab fellow Zach Lieberman set the scene with a presentation about Interactivos? and its beginnings at Medialab-Prado. Discussions of the real, the fake, and spoofing will ensue, with a presentation by The Yes Men. Informal discussion and a reception will follow. Eyebeam projects on display, that evening, included BoozBot by Eyebeam senior fellow Jeff Crouse and Eyebeam Production Lab fellow David Jimison.

It’s about time more moss grows in brooklyn. Edina Tokodi has been creating moss figures on building sites, and other abondoned walls. I’m guessing it’s a mixture of found moss, some biodegrable glue. Hopefully they will stay, expand and grow beyond the boundaries of her figures.

It’s about time more moss grows in brooklyn. Edina Tokodi has been creating moss figures on building sites, and other abondoned walls. I’m guessing it’s a mixture of found moss, some biodegrable glue. Hopefully they will stay, expand and grow beyond the boundaries of her figures.

In attempt to promote it’s fresh salads, McDonalds has begun installing billboards showcasing it’s greenery. Instead of using plain bold text, it’s using plants to fill in the bold text. Very Green. I wonder what happens as the plants become part of a larger system, where the billboards become nests for birds, rodents, and insects. Could billboards be become part of an ecosystem? Probably not part of the grand plan, and besides who waters them??

Bio-Terrorism or Art?

Bio-Terrorism or Art?

Join Dr. Steven Kurtz, the artist accused by the US Department of Justice of “bioterrorism” stemming from his use of scientific materials in his award-winning art practice, and science writer Carl Zimmer for a panel discussion on the ethics of scientific and creative research and freedom of speech.

Kurtz, a University at Buffalo professor and founding member of the Critical Art Ensemble, uses biological materials in educational exhibits and performances designed to inspire debate about political and social issues, including those surrounding new biotechnologies. In May of 2004, he was detained on suspicion of “bioterrorism” for his possession of a small laboratory and petri dishes containing bacteria cultures used in several of Critical Art Ensemble’s projects. When these accusations proved groundless, he was then charged with mail and wire fraud—charges which carried a possible sentence of 20 years in jail under the USA PATRIOT Act. Earlier this month, a federal judge dismissed those charges; however, the US Department of Justice may still appeal the dismissal.

This month’s Upgrade! New York is a collaboration between Eyebeam and the World Science Festival, with additional support from the Berkeley Center for New Media.

Download press release: The Upgrade! presents Art in the Age of Terrorism

http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/

2008 World Science Festival

Art in the Age of Terrorism

Dr. Steven Kurtz, the artist accused by the US Department of Justice of “bioterrorism” stemming from his use of scientific materials in his award-winning art practice, and science writer Carl Zimmer for a panel discussion on the ethics of scientific and creative research and freedom of speech.

Kurtz, a University at Buffalo professor and founding member of the Critical Art Ensemble, uses biological materials in educational exhibits and performances designed to inspire debate about political and social issues, including those surrounding new biotechnologies. In May of 2004, he was detained on suspicion of “bioterrorism” for his possession of a small laboratory and petri dishes containing bacteria cultures used in several of Critical Art Ensemble’s projects. When these accusations proved groundless, he was then charged with mail and wire fraud—charges which carried a possible sentence of 20 years in jail under the USA PATRIOT Act. Earlier this month, a federal judge dismissed those charges; however, the US Department of Justice may still appeal the dismissal.

This Upgrade! New York was a collaboration between Eyebeam and the World Science Festival, with additional support from the Berkeley Center for New Media.

http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/

It doesn’t take long for plants and small animals to move in once a bank forecloses on a home. In the time it take s the bank to find a buyer, other residents have moved in and taken advantage of the free space.

source: Washington Post

OptoSonic Tea :: Friday May 30th,2–8 :: 8:30 pm ::
Live sets by: Daniel Vatsky and Chris Jordan (video) and John Cohrs (audio), Pamela Z,
:: Invited respondent/moderator: Miya Masaoka ::

OptoSonic Tea is a regular series of meetings dedicated to the convergence of live visuals with live sound which focuses on the visual component. These presentation-and-discussion meetings aim to explore different forms of live visuals (live video, live film, live slide projection and their variations and combinations) and the different ways they can come into interaction with live audio.

Experimental Intermedia ::
224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor,
NY 10013 :: 212 431 5127, 212 431 6430

organized by Ursula Scherer and Katherine Liberovskaya
Turbulance article

What about all the local toxins in your house such as paints, adhesives, oils, household cleaners.

Good Magazine put together a little article about which plants can be used to offset these local toxins.