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ABOUT CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE A DECADE OF DISCOVERY
2,700 scientists 80+ nations 540 expeditions US$ 650 million 2,600+ scientific publications 6,000+ potential new species28 million distribution records and counting - These numbers only begin to describe the scope of the Census of Marine Life, a 10-year international effort undertaken in to assess the diversity (how many different kinds), distribution (where they live), and abundance (how many) of marine life--a task never before attempted on this scale. The Census stimulated the discipline of marine science by tackling these issues globally, and engaging some 2,700 scientists from around the globe, who participated in 540 expeditions and countless hours of land-based research. The scientific results were reported on October 4, 2010.
Fold/Unfold exhibition to be presented at the Montreal Centre for
Contemporary Textiles, Montreal, Canada from March 14th to April 18th,
Visual Forms Exhibition.pdf
Data Sweep launches the Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) 2011 season with an exhibition of recent works by artist, David Bowen. Bowen's creations operate at the intersection of contemporary art, design, science and technology. His work, described in Art in America as taking an "absurdist approach to the translation of scientific technology into art," creates a dynamic symbiosis between technology and the natural world. Data Sweep focuses on outcomes that occur when machines interact with the natural world. Mirco-controllers embedded in Bowen's hybrid systems translate the activity of natural agents, like plants or live data feeds from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy stations on ocean surface into mechanical motion that animates, instigates and automates his art. Complex autonomous systems are set in motion and create drawings, movements and compositions based on their interaction with the space and time they occupy. The works in Data Sweep play both the roles of observer and creator, providing limited and mechanical perspectives of dynamic situations and living objects.
*In 2010 the University City Science Center launched Breadboard, a new program that administrates EKG as one component of our larger mission to explore intersections between art, design, science and technology. Breadboard grew out of 30+ years of EKG operations and is an extension of its rich program history that includes noted exhibits with R. Buckminster Fuller (1980 & 1983) who held an honorary title of World Resident and Scholar at the Science Center from 1973-1983. To find out more about Breadboard and our public programs please visit our website at www.breadboardphilly.org
the Mid America Print Council Journal, Volume 18, Numbers 3 & 4, 2010
with a brief review by Kerry Morgan at the "Printing Beyond the Plane:
A Review of PIrints:Now in 3-D!" section.