Hooray for Graduate School

Hello, friends. I just read this fresh New York Times op-ed article by Marc C. Taylor of Columbia University. He aptly highlights some of the outdated patterns of University academics and suggests some interesting new ones...

Ahhh, to be a new advanced degree holder. So promising. :|


art morsel

Hello, all! It's been a few weeks. For me, a few very busy weeks. But I'm happy to be back on the blog with an exciting art morsel. Perhaps it's better described as an art sip:


by Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley

installation image
from Eyebeam Feedback exhibition
March 2008.

The artist duo behind this thought-provoking visualization of toilet water treatment narratives did their research during a residency at Eyebeam in NYC. The "bio-artists" also created this surprising D-I-Y urine-to-fertilizer kit. Finding this gem was timely, as part of my days being away from the ol' blog were spent doing some springtime indoor gardening. Too bad these fertilizer kits are no longer available...