Thursday, November 3, 2016

ART 21

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Mission & Vision

ART21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, ART21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists.
ART21 provides unparalleled access to the artist’s voice to diverse audiences around the world, using the power of digital media to introduce millions of people to contemporary art and artists. For nearly two decades, ART21 has changed the paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process.
In addition to its Peabody Award-winning PBS television series Art in the Twenty-First Century, ART21 produces the online film series New York Close Up and Exclusive; special artist projects including the Peabody Award-winning feature William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible; educational resources and professional development; an online publication featuring guest contributors; and a comprehensive website at ART21 also produces a number of public programs annually that connect audiences to artists and the artistic process.

ART21 Films

In addition to its flagship PBS-broadcast series, ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, ART21 produces short-format documentary series, viewable on multiple digital platforms.
The ART21 Exclusive series presents new perspectives on the artists featured in the Art in the Twenty-First Century series. The ART21 New York Close Up series provides an intimate look at artists in the first decade of their professional career, living and working in New York City. The ART21 Artist to Artist series features artists in conversation with their peers in shared exhibition settings.
ART21's first feature film, ART21 William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, premiered in national primetime on PBS in October 2010. This one-hour film received a Peabody Award in March 2011 and has been broadcast internationally since its premiere.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Origami Paper, Grace Bonney

How To Instructions can be found on Design Sponge. 
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Jorge Luis Borges, Writer, b. 1899 Argentina, d. 1986 Switzerland

On Exactitude in Science
Jorge Luis Borges, Collected Fictions, translated by Andrew Hurley.
...In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a Province. In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it. The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that that vast Map was Useless, and not without some Pitilessness was it, that they delivered it up to the Inclemencies of Sun and Winters. In the Deserts of the West, still today, there are Tattered Ruins of that Map, inhabited by Animals and Beggars; in all the Land there is no other Relic of the Disciplines of Geography.
—Suarez Miranda,Viajes de varones prudentes, Libro IV,Cap. XLV, Lerida, 1658

Maps, LA Times, May 26, 1999

Maps are more than a means for locating places throughout the world. Meteorologists use maps in forecasting weather and geologists use them in predicting earthquakes. There are skills that can help you become a more effective map reader. Explore the world through map-making or cartography by using the direct links on The Times' Launch Point Web site:
Here are the best sites for getting your schoolwork done or for just having fun.
Level 1
Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map: How do mapmakers take a three-dimensional object like the Earth and represent it using a two-dimensional object like paper? They use different systems of projection, which means that some dimensions are in perspective while others are distorted. Learn how different types of maps are made and find out what it takes to be a cartographer.
Weather Maps: Weather maps summarize what is going on in the atmosphere at a certain location and altitude. Learn about the symbols on a weather map and find out how meterologists use these maps to predict the weather.
Color Landform Atlas of the United States: Relief maps show elevation by color. View the 50 states through a variety of perspectives, from relief and satellite maps to historical maps from the 1890s.
Level 2
Learning About Maps: Learn about the concepts of latitude and longitude, find out how undersea maps are made and used, and try some mapping activities.
Cartography: The Art of Making Maps, the Science of Where You Are: Scientists use maps from different perspectives for many uses. Explore Puget Sound using satellite maps, topographic maps and weather maps and discover a variety of uses for maps.
National Geographic Xpeditions: Whether it's a state, province, country or continent you want to view, use this interactive collection of more than 600 maps to get a clearer picture of the world.
Level 3
Mathematics of Cartography: What Are Maps? Maps can be used to represent anything that can be spatially conceived. Learn more about different kinds of maps, read about the history of cartography and discover the mathematics behind mapping, including some fun map challenges.
Finding Your Way With Map and Compass: Maps are drawn to scale, which means that the distance between points on a map is in mathematical proportion to the actual distance depicted. Learn what the symbols mean on a topographic map and how to use one with a compass to get your bearings.
The Map Room: Early Polynesians created stick charts to mark navigational routes between islands while the ancient Babylonians made durable maps from clay tablets. View photos of the first maps and measuring devices, develop your map-reading skills by learning about scale and projection, and enjoy an assortment of maps and fun map facts.
Launch Point is produced by the UC Irvine department of education, which reviews each site for appropriateness and quality. Even so, parents should supervise their children's use of the Internet. This column was designed by Bret M. Lynes and Anna Manring.
The answer to this Internet quiz can be found in the sites at right.
If one inch represents one mile on a map, what is the map's scale?
CLUE: See Finding Your Way With Map and Compass
Find What You Need to Know: Have a project on California history? Need help doing a math problem? Launch Point now covers more than 80 topics for getting your schoolwork done. Go to for the full list of subjects and links to the best Internet sites.
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Julia Harrison, Artist

Generous spoon, 2012, 9x2.75x1.25", apple wood

Generous spoon, 2012, 9x2.75x1.25", apple wood

Ten Fingers, Ten Toes, 2009, dimensions variable, largest 3x1.5x1.5", pear, wax

Daikoku, 2006, 2x1.5x1", pear, gouache, wax, nickel, magnet

Generous, 2010, 1.5x1.25x1.5", maple, wax

Prufrock, 2006, oak, boxwood, gouache, wax, sterling, magnet