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call for entries > jowai

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the journal of words and images (OCC's first publication) is seeking your artwork, photography, poems, essays, etc for issue number 1.
2 versions will be produced:
a free pocket sized, printer and copier friendly version, and a larger full color version.
 
all entries can be emailed to ben@gaydos.org. when emailing images, please keep the images hi-res (+150dpi) but file sizes below 20mb.  larger files may be sent snail mail. the entrants will be notified when published. to request snail mail address, as well as any other questions, email ben (see address above).
 
entry deadline: nov15 (11.15.03)


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discussion

  • Ben, I will send some jpegs your way. Also, I would like to enter the two "word...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Hey! It finally got it posted. Strangeness. Here is an entry, I'm no...more
    - [name not provided]

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my favorite f words

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f-off
recently i visited the manchester art gallery to see an exhibition by jim partridge, a UK woodworker. known for his furniture, vessels and site specific outdoor work, as well as his unconventional tools and treatments (chainsaws, blowtorches, and bleach), what struck me above all was his balance of form and functionality. architect louis sullivan is known for his famous quote, "form follows function," but for me creating a healthy balance between the two is more important. afterall, why not sit on something that looks nice too?
for more of mr. partridge's work, including some good looking benches, (which feel nice too- i sat on all of them), check out
comments on the above f words, or others?
please post ->



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discussion

  • I would have to agree that a healthy balance needs to be maintained between form...more
    - [Jeanne]
  • Oh, and I forgot to mention my stapler and tape dispenser that I purchased from...more
    - [Jeanne]
  • Sometimes form swallows function. This is a sort of design deception (although...more
    - [stargrazer]

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fashiontech prototypes

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"IDEO Japan's e-fashion won Design Distinction in this year's Annual Design Review for ID Magazine. Included in the collection is jewelry that throbs to the wearer's rhythms, a shirt equipped with a camera in the front that sends the captured image to a circular display on the back, a shoe that records distanced walked, solar panel glasses that protects as well as store power (eliminates need for batteries to power another wearable fashion item, I suppose), pants with touchpad keyboards in the fabric on the two sides of the pant legs, and bags and make-up light up when opened. The lead designer for this line is Naoto Fukasawa."

Some ideas include:

  • Pulse Necklace and Bracelet: Jewelry that pulses in reaction to the wearer's body rhythms
  • Hole in the Body: A camera pointing out the front of the shirt sends an image to an LCD panel on the back
  • Make-up Light: Adds light to the makeup routine
  • Bag with Interior Light: Interior of bag lights up when opened
  • Solar Sunglasses: Beautiful solar panels do double duty, blocking sun and storing power
  • Tachometer: The shoe records data about distance walked

[ via Bev ]



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discussion

  • As a design head, I always get excited about IDEO concepts. IDEO dreamed up many...more
    - [nick]
  • is ideo based in japan? or are they international?
    - [ben]
  • i don't like neat squeeze toothpaste.
    - [ben]
  • I don't like toothpaste.
    - [name not provided]
  • IDEO is based in california, but has offices in Germany and Japan (and probably...more
    - [nick]
  • I would like to see more accesories/personal electronics that derive their own p...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Outside Circle weekend retreat at Fort Wendy

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I am pleased to announce the first OCC weekend retreat, August 22, 23 and 24 at Fort Wendy. What is Fort Wendy? Fort Wendy is more of an idealized meeting point for creatively minded people than it is an actual location...e-mail me at richar66@msu.edu for directions to the Fort this time around. There is plenty of camping space, a pit for bonfires, walking and mountain-biking trails, abundant wildlife, and I am told that crop circles have been appearing in the area. Details will be released to the collective as they unfold. If you have ideas or would like to help out as a volunteer, contact me or Ben.


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discussion

  • I'm excited, Peter. I'll look that place up in the internet in the meantime. I...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Hiram, I don't think you'll find Fort Wendy (you see, it isn't so much a place a...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • To all: Some things you may want to bring: Camping gear if you will be staying...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • if anyone has any suggestions as to what events could take place at the retreat,...more
    - [ben]
  • those interested in the Stargrazer project, we will have a songwriter's round-ro...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Speaking of volunteers, we could use two or three people to help things run smoo...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Must one attend the entire weekend? I feel like I'm going to be pulled rather t...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Ah, and whichever night I am there, there will be an ad lib cook-in by the fire....more
    - [name not provided]
  • Friday and Saturday nights will also feature around-the-fire discussions about w...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Is clothing required? If so, Is there a dress code? If so, Can we get www.wigg...more
    - [name not provided]
  • happy birthing day to hirma! i think hirams idea of cooking either around the...more
    - [ben]
  • clothing will not be required, but pixelization is a must.
    - [ben]
  • peter, do we absolutely need to rule out any sort of electronic instrumentation?...more
    - [ben]
  • Can I bring a walkie-talkie?
    - [name not provided]
  • Ben, yes. My main concern is that we don't upset the neighbors (who own the pro...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • i know you can count on nick, julia, and i to carry share the load. i'm not sure...more
    - [ben]
  • ideas from last nights barrel discussion: possible guest speaker (not telling wh...more
    - [ben]
  • I have invited three guest artists to give a quick talk about their work. Their...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I think that we will schedule things loosely, using "morning," "afternoon" and "...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Here's a tentative schedule: Friday afternoon - guests start arriving...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Let's talk about food: Can someone bring a sack of potatos? Or oranges? Veggi...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • peter please email itinerary to nick (nick at edict.com) and i as well. we'll se...more
    - [ben]
  • Julia and Ben, can you lead a workshop on Saturday? Ande? Can anyone get ahold...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I think i'll be helping people get their work documented and lead somewhat of a...more
    - [ben]
  • Probably not a huge surprise given recent events, but I don't believe I will be...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Bring photos, artwork, poetry, design work, etc (of scannable size or on a CD) t...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Top 5 Reasons to RSVP: 1. You'll receive accurate directions ...more
    - [stargrazer]

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| t | h | e | _ | g | r | i | d |

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"the grid is not only something we can't get out of... it runs right through us, it dominates the way we look at the world around us." - dan cameron

npr's studio 360 tackles what probably every art student has found to be one of the most liberating and constricting things they were taught.

the show investigates the origin of the grid and how it can be applied not only to 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional visual spaces, but aural spaces as well. the grid, which is often misread as limiting those who function with and within it, is discussed here not only through it's rigid lines, but also the openness of its neccesity, practicality, and instinctual relationship that we share with it.

chuck close is the show's guest.

check out the audio archive of the show: http://www.wnyc.org/studio360/show.html



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discussion

  • The concept of the grid brings out the mathematical side of artistic thought and...more
    - [pax]
  • We did a design project with non-linear "grids." They were arrived at by cuttin...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • that's refreshing peter, freeing the composer of the initial binds that the grid...more
    - [ben]
  • Ben, sorry about the lag time -- It was in Professor Funk's 8-hour Design class,...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Peter, I'd be interested in seeing the results. Any chance you have that file o...more
    - [nick]
  • I've listened to this studio 360 show twice now... with a month or two to digest...more
    - [nick]
  • Uhh...it's on one of those Zip 100s. I may have a hard copy I can scan, though....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • yeah preetty cool stuff, huh? peter, if you can wait until i get back i can put...more
    - [ben]

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Disposable Art

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Julia (not Yezbick, but Smith-Heck....which very nearly rhymes), who works at the Boarshead Theater, gave me this website to check out. It is a collection of 25-30 "portraits" created out of nothing but a single toilet paper roll (just the cardboard part) each. Every one is unique and they are very expressive. I am impressed by someone who can express artistic vision through something that most of us just throw out without a thought. The site is: http://www.spazio.org/arte/vara/varas1.html. Enjoy!

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discussion

  • Very neat Peter. I'm always impressed with art made from common sources and wit...more
    - [nick]
  • cool. no wonder luca takes so long in the bathroom...
    - [ben]
  • If you made a flag out of toilet paper, would it be unpatriotic? Subversive? T...more
    - [name not provided]
  • i liked Herb best - he's cute.
    - [pax]
  • Bert's got a dope mullet
    - [name not provided]
  • jim, have you heard if they can trigger the brain to see color through the tongu...more
    - [ben]
  • Tongue-seeing seems like a harnessing of a form of synesthesia, which used to be...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Imagine these "heads" Easter Island scale, maybe rolled out of huge slabs of cla...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • dude, easter island is pretty big. i don't know if someone would have the resour...more
    - [ben]
  • Sorry...I meant to say Easter EGG Island.
    - [stargrazer]
  • I can't imagine how they would represent color with the tongue-seeing technology...more
    - [name not provided]
  • I like how what is disposable is redefined by this artist. Think about how many...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • The Lansing Art Gallery (where I work) is having art camps for kids this month,...more
    - [stargrazer]

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klockwerks

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mr.wood

I was really impressed with Roger Wood's unique timepieces.

"Roger Wood creates with time in mind. Yet even though the clock can be a consistent element of his work, it’s often secondary to its creation. Whether it’s a curious timepiece or a unique assemblage, Wood thrives on working with an immeasurable array of findings from the tarnished and forgotten to the odd or intriquing. He is a devoted collector of usual and unusual objects with one thing in common, a history."



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discussion

  • Damian Hirst made some interesting pieces that address time. They are enclosed...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • The uncannily accurate Aztec calendar resembles two gear-wheels that mesh togeth...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Here's a quick google search on Damian Hir...more
    - [nick]

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Crop Art

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[Lillian C. Willie Nelson image]I've been running into a lot on crop art recently in all sorts of different places: tv to web.

"Colton is the crop artist at the Minnesota State Fair. She started entering Crop Art in 1966 and after winning nine best-of-show Purple ribbons in eleven years she stopped competing."

For a list of seeds that are legal to compete, check out the guidelines.

 

 



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discussion

  • The guidelines for this crop art competition are quite interesting - its funny h...more
    - [pax]
  • I'm not sure if anyone else here watches ...more
    - [nick]
  • i wouldn't mind catching the EGG...weren't you saying that was a good show? keep...more
    - [ben]
  • You can check to see when it is ...more
    - [nick]

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