Colour

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From Maholy Nagy Vision in Motion 1956, pp 154 – 176 Although the spectrum consists of an infinite range of wavelengths, we resolve them into six to ten primary colours, following the psychological law of the threshold of optimum discrimination.(p.159) … Continue reading

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2015 Living Data program

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The 2015-2018 Living Data program thus far.

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Ocean colour

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ecoLogicStudio designed an ecocity in Sweden that revolves around the algae industry. Architecture / Lucy Bullivant Shedding Light on Light in the Ocean New research is illuminating an optically complex environment By Heidi M. Sosik, Sönke Johnsen :: Originally published … Continue reading

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Photosynthesis art and science

Ackroyd and Harvey, 1997. Stay-green grass [o]rganic photographs are realised through the light-sensitivity of the pigment chlorophyll and as such, light can corrupt the visible image. In a living state the grass photograph can exist in subdued light for short … Continue reading

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Creativity

The Conversation is running a series of articles on creativity. Louise Katz, Lecturer in academic communication at University of Sydney writes: Square pegs: creativity on campus needs an urgent re-think Creativity is a liminal activity. It happens in an ambivalent … Continue reading

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News

Sea level rise quickens more than thought. Fossil fuels must be left burried to prevent climate change.

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Individual and collective behaviours

With backgrounds in engineering, biology, and philosophy, scientist Sam Laney investigates what life is like for phytoplankton cells as individuals, and how they adapt to rapidly changing conditions. He says, I did an experiment with colleagues Rob Olson and Heidi … Continue reading

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Limits of Friendship

A recent New Yorker article on Robin Dubar’s opimimum connections in the human brain resonates with my sense that 150 is the limit of meanigful connections I have at any one time. Connections are with people, places and things.

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Draw what you saw

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Living Data’s Draw What You Saw workshop for the 2014 Biolblitz at the World Congress at Sydney’s Olympic Park last November inspired some memorable drawings. Children and adults came to see, move amongst and (sometimes) touch wierd and wonderful local … Continue reading

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Graham Howe with living data

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