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The Encyclopedia of Life - "Comprehensive, collaborative, ever-growing, and personalized --an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. Our goal is to create a constantly evolving encyclopedia that lives on the Internet, with contributions from scientists and amateurs alike. To transform the science of biology, and inspire a new generation of scientists, by aggregating all known data about every living species. And ultimately, to increase our collective understanding of life on Earth, and safeguard the richest possible spectrum of biodiversity." - EOL has released its plan for a Curator Network. Do you have photographs to contribute? See how to help us build EOL. /

The Scale of the Universe - Use the scroll bar to zoom in and out. Click on objects to learn more.

Science & Nature - "Take a trip . . . " Click and explore. Play the Games. . . . big challenges and 'Just for fun' games. (BBC)

Make a Splash with Color - "We see red apples, green grass, and blue sky. Did you ever wonder why this is? Maybe it has something to do with the apples, the grass, and the sky? Or maybe something to do with your eyes? Or maybe even something to do with your mind? . . . . " - Try this Color Matching Game'

01 01 01 Art.In.Technological.Times - "Over the past decade, the world of contemporary art has experienced the beginnings of a tectonic shift: digital technology has arrived as a component of everyday life and contemporary art on a global scale. Artists are adopting new technologies in the studio, deploying them in the gallery, inhabiting them through the internet, and making artwork that reflects our tecnology-saturated society in a stunning range of ways. Museums struggle to keep up, as audiences, too, are changed by the prersence of technology in their lives. Distances shrink under the pressure of the internet, cell phones, and e-mail. Attention spans flit nervously from message to message, channel to chaneel, and site to site. Neither art, nor those who make it, show it, and look at it can ever be the same again. This situation is the subject of 010101 Art in Technological times . . . . For 010101, SFMOMA has commissioned five artists to create new works for the World Wide Web. While diverse in form, the artists' works have all been designed to exist within the virtual space of the Internet, a space where code, timing, sequence, and new forms of interactive movement become fundamental components of aesthetic experience. These works exist in a social dimension that is both public and private, and wholly unlike the traditional gallery space of the Museum itself. They take advantage of the numerous capabilities of the Net: its simultaneously linear and non-linear potential for movement, its ability to stream images, sound, and text, and, at times, the fact that Internet users have only provisional control of what comes across their screens . . . . " [San Francisco Museum of Modern Art]

Architecture / Expo - Explore - "The MIT Department of Architecture is a rich and varied educational environment for the study and practice of architecture and art. It has strong traditions of concern for human values, and for finding appropriate roles for architecture in society. . . . The Department's range of activity extends from addressing significant social, ecological, and environmental issues to building in today's market economy; from recent and future technological advances, especially in the areas of computation and energy, to advances in design practice and research. The Department seeks to relate these issues to architectural theory and practice in this and other countries, bringing them into relationship with the skills, thinking, and heritage of architecture."

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QUOTE: - "Un souffle ouvre des brèches opératiques dans les cloisons, -brouille le pivotement des toits rongés, -dispserse les limites des foyers, - élipse les croisées . . . . "

("A breath opens operatic breaches in the walls, - blurs the pivoting of crumbling roofs, - disperses the boundaries of hearths, -eclipses the windows . . . . ") - From: 'Nocturne Vulgaire' /'Common Nocturn'. - Authur Rimbaud

NOTES: - In a sense color is an aspect of the complexity of substance, light, atmosphere, and vantage point. For - fundamental to considerations of a visual perception would be these considerations of substances and the nuances within circumstance.

"Light Sources turn other kinds of energy into visible radiation. The sun uses nuclear energy. Torches, candles, gas lamps, and other flames use chemical energy. Most of our modern light sources use electrical energy. In the process of making light, most sources waste much energy in the form of heat. Flames are very inefficient, but for many centuries they were the only controlled sources of light. The invention of the Welsbach mantle, in 1866, increased greatly the light output of the common gas lamp . . . . In 1879, Thomas Edison invented the incandescent filament lamp which, in much improved form, is still our most common source for home lighting." (Rainwater)

THE WORK FEATURED ABOVE: - Digital Photographs - Scroll / Adjust - (You may have to click on the image to make the adjustments that work for you). . . . . . . MUSIC: - Beethoven's 'Sonata No.8 in C major' (Pathetique) (Michele Tornatore) Rondo (Allegro)


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