Sunday, March 23, 2008

Photos of a laser etching by Bathsheba Grossman, on display at the Math and Art exhibit at Axiom in Boston. Axiom is a small gallery space connected to the Green Street T stop.
This cube is a model of the Calabi-Yau manifold, which, if I'm reading that correctly, is a three-dimensional cross-section of a ten-dimensional shape.
The resulting shape looks completely different depending on your angle:

Top view

Front view

Monday, July 23, 2007

It's not like this blog has been derailed by the release of Harry Potter number seven!
Nope, not at all!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Thing I made: Synapse tree.


Link of the day:

"And what's more, if we don't get that nourishment, if we are somehow found
lacking in our daily requirement of awe and wonder and
oh-my-god-what-the-hell-is-that, well, we tend to flounder and scrape and
moan, to start reaching for scraps, for hollow, b.s.-laden facsimiles of
true cosmic mystery that tend to smell like organized religion and taste
like bad drugs and feel very much like having sex with a large hunk of
concrete. Which is to say, not the slightest bit juicy or divine at all.

The giant deep-sea squid is, quite simply, the perfect thing..."


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thing of the day: boat of felt.


Place of origin: girl scout camp?

Link of the day: I typed a half-remembered line from a play into YouTube, and out came rhythm and blues.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Thing of the day: scary fish, cardboard, et cetera.
Origin: high school art class. We were given a binful of old filmstrips that we were told no one else could use.

Ogden the ugly fish

Large version here.

Link of the day: Ok, so I'm not surehow I feel about linking to a webcomic named after underpants, but it's just that good. Slice-of-life daily webcomic with a fun female protagonist. So now I have five year's worth of daily comics to catch up on. Awesome.
Discovered via this post on feminist webcomics, via google.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Thing of the day: acrylic on cardboard.
Origin: freshman year of college. (My roommate put photos of her friends on the wall; I painted photo-sized rectangles.)

The Onion: Multiple Stab Wounds May Be Harmful to Monkeys
fake Rupert Murdoch MySpace page ugly, typical
Harry Potter leaked...maybe.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

An idea.


Idea: Something I Made, Something I Found. From each day here on out, I will try to post one picture of something I made, and one link to something I found.

Above is a corner of a page I decorated, in a sketchbook that's traveling to 50 people around the world (inspired by the power of the internet). Perhaps what I can offer the internet right now are some colorful doodles?

Something that's fun: Defective Yeti's cliché rotation project. My favorite: "knuckle sandwich" becomes "boot soufflé."

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