Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

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clouds fall down


North Berwick this evening - someone had added washing up liquid to the stream in the glen.

mushroom ufo jellyfish nuclear explosion cloud

sign

pigeons and stump

Friday, January 18, 2008

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piano roll + typewriter = tweed

wood


Glenalmond produce metal wood cutting blades for cutting and shaping wood. The timber has been known to contain bullets, which damage the cutters. Above is part of a machine that can be used to examine the damage.

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side of a kiln in ceramics and glass workshops/studios

electric boiler water water foam

100km materials trip

Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

safety first


Introducing the full body oven glove. Enhanced protection, folds easily over your oven door handle.

"It's very easy to get a false sense of security when you're wearing a normal oven glove, and burn your elbow. Or your leg." Albie, painter and decorator, E. Sussex

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

queer and rare fishes of new zealand


... from THE QUEER AND RARE FISHES OF NEW ZEALAND BY ARTHUR W. PARROTT

THE INFAMOUS RIBBONFISH - agrostichthys parkeri.

Each fish is born printed with a musical score, the complexity of which gradually evolves with age. The perforated ribbonfish can be coiled up and fed into the barrel of a player piano, as was popular in the late 19th century thus bringing about the species' near extinction. The ribbonfish dislikes dissonance and in general a ribbonfish tune will be simple and catchy like a nursery rhyme.

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Friday, November 2, 2007

new map

"The World Digital Magnetic Anomaly Map (WDMAM) shows the variation in strength of the magnetic field after the Earth's dipole field has been removed. Earth's dipole field is generated by circulating electric currents in the planet's metal core. It varies from 35,000 nanoTesla (nT) at the Equator to 70,000 nT at the poles."


"After removal of the dipole field anomalies, the variations in the field (few hundreds of nT) are due to changes in the magnetic properties of the crustal rocks themselves.

Hot colours (reds) indicate high values; cold colours (blues) indicate low or negative values of the magnetic field strength."

So for eg. the Atlantic is striped as the plates are moving apart here and creating new rock. The earth's magnetic fields reverse periodically and this is recorded in the rock at the time it forms.

READ here

also

IS THE EARTH PREPARING TO FLIP?

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Lena Beamish

miranda july - LENA BEAMISH

the science building sends out telepathic beams


the science building is sending out telepathic beams to help me revise for my geology exam

birdcage


Someone had these birds in a cage as part of his/her end of year presentation. The yellow one was a nervous wreck. It was sad.

wall with problems




fallen over signpost


I like this, it's attached to a CLUMP

clump (klŭmp)
n.
1. A clustered mass; a lump: clumps of soil.
2. A thick grouping, as of trees or bushes.
3. A heavy dull sound; a thud.

v., clumped, clump·ing, clumps.

v.intr.
1. To form lumps or thick groupings.
2. To walk or move so as to make a heavy dull sound.
v.tr.
To gather into or form lumps or thick groupings of.
[Probably Low German klump, from Middle Low German klumpe, cluster of trees.]
clumpy clump'y adj.

clump

noun
1. An irregularly shaped mass of indefinite size: chunk, clod, gob, hunch, lump, nugget, wad. Informal hunk. See part/whole.
2. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit: array, band, batch, bevy, body, bunch, bundle, cluster, clutch, collection, group, knot, lot, party, set. See group.
verb
1. To move heavily: galumph, hulk, lumber, lump, stump. See move/halt.
2. To make a dull sound by or as if by striking a surface with a heavy object: clomp, clunk, thud. See sounds/pleasant sounds/unpleasant sounds/neutral sounds or silence.

chicken's foot casting




Friday, October 19, 2007

rare pink fighting bird


this a wikipedia image, wow look at its eye

mounted taxidermic bird (detail) at the lightner museum

eel animations

animations I made using flash





these are great, from the same site



"(no me extraña, que la gente vea Ovnis)"

vapour trails


picture of vapour trails made by ships in the Pacific

from here http://www.meteored.com/ram/numero4/imagenrara.asp

good fact from geology - the northern hemisphere is more dusty than the southern hemisphere. This partly natural, because the northern hemisphere has a greater land mass. It is also because of the pollution caused by the many large cities in the northern hemisphere.

my socks after the rain

zoo story



the zoo story is about a giraffe originally from a zoo in the West Bank, shown by Peter Friedl at Documenta 12. The giraffe died from banging his head in distress during an Israeli bombing raid. Apparently the reason he looks so odd and wonky is that the taxidermy was carried out by someone who didn't really know what he was doing.

http://dform.at/thezoostory/index_en.php