October 4, 2008


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October 2, 2008

A City Where You Can’t Hear Yourself Scream

"This is not like London or New York, or even Tehran, another car-clogged Middle Eastern capital. It is literally like living day in and day out with a lawn mower running next to your head, according to scientists with the National Research Center. They spent five years studying noise levels across the city and concluded in a report issued this year that the average noise from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. is 85 decibels, a bit louder than a freight train 15 feet away, said Mustafa el Sayyid, an engineer who helped carry out the study." http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/14/world/middleeast/14cairo.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

September 18, 2008

Will the dam burst?

A glum outlook on the future of a city.


August 25, 2008

Root Shock: Photo Documentation

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August 18, 2008

Root Shock, August-Oct 2008

Obsidian Arts Presents Root Shock

What causes root shock? Who imposes root shock? Who survives it? What happens to cultural, moral, physical, spiritual, economic, social, psychological roots?

Inspired by Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove’s book "Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America And What We Can Do About it", Obsidian Arts (curated by Marlina Gonzalez) presents a show around the concept of the not-so-random acts of social dismemberment and transplantations imposed on any culture perceived as “the other’.

The show features:
Catherine Kennedy (Liberia)
Usry Alleyne (Guyana)
Heba Amin (Egypt)
Sankara Djeki (Cameroon)

Saturday August 16, 2008
Opening Reception 7pm to 10pm
Rooftop projection at dusk

Thursday October 16, 2008, 7pm
Artist Panel with participating artists and curator

July 2, 2008

Grant from DHA!

I received a grant as part of the Block Grant Fund from the Graduate Program of Design, Housing, and Apparel to fund my project:

Emotional City: Re-envisioning Urban Space

July 1, 2008

MAW X Country: Hotel Eyes

Projecting from inside the Marriot hotel room from the 21st floor in downtown San Jose for the fun of it! We (MAW) were there for the ZERO1 Festival in June 2008.

Photos courtesy of Peter Thompson

June 17, 2008

MAW X Country: ZERO1 Block Party, June 2008

A sampling of everyone's work (from MAW) at the ZERO1 festival block party in San Jose.
Video documentation by Tyler Hallett.

MAW X Country: Photo Documentation

Minneapols Art on Wheels
Minneapolis-San Jose road trip, summer 2008.

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MAW goes to the ZERO 1 New Media Biennial in San Jose, California, trekking across 10 states and projecting in a variety of sites ranging from the Badlands of Interior, South Dakota, to the sand dunes of Winnemucca, Nevada, and the streets of downtown San Jose. Documentation is viewable on the MAW website.

June 16, 2008

MAW X Country: Winnemucca Sand Dunes

batchku, tytronic, and heba at the sand dunes of Winnemucca, NV as part of the MAW X Country trip.
Documentation by Andrea Steudel.

MAW X Country: Grimes Creek

Projection on the trees of the lovely site of Grimes Creek in Boise Idaho.
Documentation by Andrea Steudel.

May 14, 2008

Panoramic Cityscapes

Projection Outing, May 11, 2008

Documentation by Gabriel Cheifetz

May 5, 2008

Sketchup Cityscapes

May 3, 2008

monuments to failed investment

Yet another example of failed architectural investments in Egypt:

Two photographers reveal images of Sinai resorts that never quite made it. And now, just like many other projects all over Egypt, they are abandoned concrete structures. http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/hotels-in-afterlife.html

Art Projection, first outing

April 30, 2008
Heba's, Ali's, and Tyler's projects